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Master in Talent Development & Human Resources

duration10 Months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember*
FormatIn-person
MODE OF STUDYFull-time
duration10 Months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember*
FormatIn-person
MODE OF STUDYFull-time

A TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAM FOR AN EVOLVING WORKPLACE ​

The Master in Talent Development & Human Resources is a learning experience designed for professionals looking to lead workplace transformation centered on people and organizational culture.  ​

Offering a curated blend of theoretical and practical learning, this 10-month, full-time program is structured around three core pillars: Strategic Business Insights, People Management Skills, and HR and AI Technology Knowledge. ​

The Business Insights pillar equips graduates with the strategic skills needed to align HR initiatives with wider business objectives. People Management cultivates the interpersonal and managerial capabilities requisite in impactful HR professionals. And HR and AI Technology delivers expertise in using the latest tools and technology to enhance both people and processes. ​

With an emphasis on hand-on experience, working on projects with top global companies, this comprehensive program will equip graduates with everything they need to navigate the complex interplay between people, culture, technology, and business performance that defines the role of the modern HR professional. ​

*The 2024-2025 intake starts on September 9th.

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WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM UNIQUE... ​

Two key aspects define the unique nature of IE Business School’s Master in Talent Development & Human Resources: practical learning, and technology. Delivered through project-based experiences with leading companies such as Deloitte, Zurich, and MetLife, the program's hands-on nature ensures graduates are fully equipped for the challenges of the professional landscape. Students are assigned one client project each term, offering vital insight into real-world situations and an opportunity to network with key industry figures.  ​

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...IS WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD 

Technology is transforming every aspect of business, and HR is no different. That’s why this forward-thinking curriculum focuses on both industry trends and the latest ways to integrate technology into HR practices. Specialized courses and workshops such as People Analytics; Corporate and Fitness Engagement Tools: Measurement and Impact; and HR in the Metaverse and Extended Reality will equip students with the up-to-the-minute skills needed to leverage technology for enhanced decision making and the development of impactful HR strategy. ​

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WHO IS THE MASTER IN TALENT DEVELOPMENT & HUMAN RESOURCES RIGHT FOR? ​

Changemakers who strive to put people and culture at the heart of workplace transformation. ​

Leaders with a passion for identifying, nurturing, and maximizing talent. ​

Newcomers to the field with a passion for positive impact who bring the benefit of diverse academic backgrounds. ​

Practitioners looking to leverage their HR experience to take their career to the next level. ​

Forward-thinkers who want to harness the latest technology to transform the HR function.

Activators who thrive on the experience gained from tackling real-world challenges.

CLASS PROFILE ​

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Business (Marketing, Finance, Accounting)
Social Sciences (Psychology, Intl Relations)
Law
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Asia Pacific
Latin America
North America
Europe
Middle East & Africa
Spain
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The Master in Talent Development and Human Resources is a 10-month program divided into three terms, each addressing key areas of knowledge and skills you need for the program journey.  

Through this program, you will become a Human Resources professional who is both a world-class people strategist and a valuable resource in the pursuit of an organization’s business needs. Discover how to leverage data and emerging technologies to unlock human potential, reinforcing your team’s sense of purpose by developing their skills and focusing on their well-being.

*Please note that our program content is continually updated to remain in sync with market demands. Therefore, we advise you that the content is subject to change and it can be dependent on student demand.

UNIVERSITY PRIVATE DEGREE

This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*. More Information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.

*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both University Official Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), that are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.

UPCOMING EVENTS

THE NEXT BEST YOU 

We recognize that career success is not a destination but a journey, one that evolves in tandem with your skills, goals, and ambitions. That’s why our approach goes beyond education to focus on the next best you. By working with you to gain a deep understanding of the person you are now, your abilities, and your personal and professional goals, we can craft a learning experience tailored to your needs. Then we’ll equip you with the tools and knowledge to become the most impactful professional you can be. It won’t be easy; we’ll challenge you and put you in situations to learn through hard-won experience. But we’ll be there to guide you along the way and help you embed your new capabilities. And as an achiever who’s never satisfied to rest on their laurels, you’ll relish the chance to push your boundaries and grow your skillsets. In short, to become the next best you. ​

YOUR CAREER 

Whether you have a defined view of your professional development, or a straightforward desire to advance along your career path, what unites our graduates is an inner determination to stretch themselves to maximize their potential. We’ll help you identify your motivations and goals, define your objectives, and arm you with the skills to realize them. Our longstanding partnerships with leading firms will ensure you gain the insight needed to overcome real-world challenges, while our focus on technology will place you at the forefront of digital integration into HR practices. ​ ​

YOUR IMPACT 

Knowledge alone doesn’t guarantee professional success. Nor do skills. What sets our graduates apart is the ability to use their learnings and experience to make big things happen – to have impact. That comes down to the thought processes, behaviors, and digital skills that empower you to make a difference. Recruiters prize professionals who can harness the resources at their disposal and galvanize teams to overcome the toughest business challenges. The Master in Talent Development & Human Resources will develop the thinking, behavioral, and digital skills you’ll use to translate your personal transformation into lasting workplace impact. ​

YOUR PURPOSE 

Purpose is about both motivation and fulfillment. It’s what brings meaning to the work you do, and what sustains you in your professional development. We believe that being a modern business professional entails responsibilities – to colleagues, to the community, and to the planet – and that finding your sense of purpose will enable you to embrace those responsibilities wholeheartedly. That’s why it’s our mission to help you define, refine, and align your own unique sense of purpose with your career goals and aspirations, enabling you to effect meaningful change in a way that matters to you. We’re committed to making the world a better place; we want our graduates to lead the next generation of professionals who share our vision.  ​

HOW YOU’LL LEARN ​

In the fast-paced world of business, we understand that success demands a rounded skillset that transcends academic learning alone. That's why our international faculty at IE Business School are not just educators but seasoned professionals – HR executives, entrepreneurs, and academics who are actively shaping the business and talent landscape. With hands-on experience in everything from global startups to multinationals, our professors immerse themselves in real-world projects and initiatives, providing you with insight that goes beyond textbooks. This dynamic blend of expertise forms the backbone of our ambitious and challenging program, employing advanced learning methods and resources to equip you with the skills and tools needed for the realities of the future workplace.

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REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES ​

Through our innovative project-based learning approach, you’ll tackle real-world challenges that will enhance your professional development. You’ll come up against practical problems of the kind that businesses face daily, analyzing and debating case studies individually and in teams.

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PROJECTS IN TEAMS 

Our Master in Talent Development & Human Resources takes teamwork seriously, which is why we pride ourselves on bringing together diverse groups that mirror the real-world dynamics of global teams. With exposure to an array of cultures and working practices, you’ll learn to harness the power of collaboration in an international business landscape.

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TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM 

Embrace technology in the classroom as we employ cutting-edge multimedia tools, simulators, interactive visuals, videos, podcasts, and more. Regardless of your learning style, our engaging content ensures your educational journey at IE Business School is both enriching and impactful.

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OUR ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

Itziar Vizcaino is a senior talent and HR leader with over 25 years of broad and diverse experience in different functions, including legal, HR, talent and diversity, equality and inclusion. Itziar has worked in a wide range of industries—consultancy, telecommunications, beauty and financial services—all over the world, including Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LATAM) and Asia. She is experienced in leading organizational and cultural transformations and upgrading talent practices, leadership behaviors and employee experiences. Her current role is global diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) lead for Asia & EMEA, and global DEI lead for Learning & Development, at MetLife.

Itziar is the academic director for the Master in Talent Development & Human Resources at IE University. She is also a professor, teaching DEI and Change Management within the Master in Talent Development & Human Resources. Furthermore, Itziar instructs Human Resources DEI workshops within the Executive Master in Strategic Marketing & Communication, the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data, and several corporate programs. She is also an associate professor at Headspring Executive Development. Itziar received the Best Professor Award in 2018 from IE School of Science & Technology and picked up consecutive Teaching Excellence Awards in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. She is a co-author of Diversity with Inclusion in Organizations, published by Coursera.

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Itziar Vizcaino

She holds an Executive Master in Talent Management & Human Resources from IE Business School. She is also a Certified Coach (CPCC) and holds a wide range of certifications, including Change Management (PROSCI), Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies (University of Cambridge, Judge Business School), Learning Agility & viaEDGE (Lominger), and Hogan Assessment (Hogan).

BEST-IN-CLASS EXPERTISE ​

Students at IE Business school will learn from some of the most renowned HR executives and honorary academics. ​

From the former Head of Learning and Development at Tesla to the former Global Chief Learning Officer at McKinsey, and the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at MetLife, our students will gain invaluable insight from the sector’s pre-eminent business leaders.

Other Professors that teach in this master’s program are Elizabeth Davies , Nick Van Dam , Wim Fouquet , Carla Szemzo , Aurelio Jimenez , Rocio Bonet , Kenneth Dubin, Christian Hvidbo, Daniel Laya , Neringa Kalpokas, Angel Lopez Jauregui ,… among others.

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HEAR ABOUT OUR STUDENTS

Based in the heart of the vibrant city of Madrid, the Master in Talent Development & Human Resources is a journey of both personal and professional growth. To learn more about the experiences, opportunities, and connections that will shape your time at IE Business School, watch stories from our students here:

STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES

At IE Business School, one of our core goals is to blend expert teaching with practical learning, equipping students for real-world success. Our current students in the Master in Talent Development and Human Resources program are making remarkable strides in their careers, securing prestigious internships and positions at leading global companies. Learn more about their journeys here:

ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES

Graduates of the Master in Talent Development and Human Resources program have gone on to achieve impressive roles at top-tier companies around the world. Discover their inspiring journeys and learn how IE Business School has played a pivotal role in their success stories here:

YOUR OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WORLD OF WORK ​

How will the Master in Talent Development & Human Resources expand your career horizons? Gain essential insights and explore the career paths taken by our graduates to help you plan for the opportunities that lie ahead. ​

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Study At IE because Madrid is...

CULTURE

Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, exploding with music, art, history and gastronomy. In this city that never sleeps, you can find whatever suits your interests and budget — everything from alternative culture hubs to some of the world’s most spectacular museums, world-class theater to the raw power of flamenco or all-night dancing. Whether you are on our central campus, exploring one of the city’s iconic neighborhoods or enjoying a cold drink and tapas on a sunny terrace, you will always feel at home in Madrid.  

ACTIVE ​

Madrid’s energy fuels movement. One of the world’s greenest cities, it contains massive central parks ideal for walking, running and cycling. Just north of the city, you’ll find a stunning mountain range where you can hike, climb and even ski in the winter. Rather watch sports? Madrid is famous for its world-class teams and tournaments. Venturing further, in just a two-hour train ride, you can access a whopping nine UN World Heritage Sites. Want to go further still? Madrid’s an ideal base to explore Morocco, as well as a variety of other destinations in Europe. 

FRIENDLY AND DIVERSE

Madrid is a multicultural city that prides itself on openness. Discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation, religion or race is not tolerated. Instead, the city celebrates the diversity of its residents. Head to the neighborhoods of Lavapiés or Malasaña to experience the city’s rich cosmopolitan influences and enjoy food and culture from all corners of the world. Or check out the stylish barrio of Chueca to explore the heart of the city’s vibrant LGBT+ community. No matter who you are, you’re sure to fit right in.  

Madrid is life

Experience Madrid

Madrid is one of the most popular cities in Europe for Gen Z travelers and one of the most student-friendly cities in Spain, with a great, affordable public transport network, cool underground culture and fabulous nightlife. But Spain’s capital is also home to international companies of stature, including Google, Microsoft and Apple, creating a myriad of opportunities for a fulfilling professional experience. Madrid is in a league of its own and provides the perfect backdrop to round off a unique educational experience.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE NEXT BEST YOU?

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The next best you is a fundamental concept at IE Business School. It means we focus on helping you analyze the current you, determine your desired impact as a leader, and give you the skills, mindset, and tools you need to reach your full potential. Our approach is personalized and tailored to each individual student, rather than using a one-size-fits-all method. We offer a range of guidance, options, and support throughout the program to help you identify and refine your strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations. We provide a wide variety of workshops, mentorships, career advisors, industry connections, and extracurricular activities to help you develop the insight, skills, and abilities you need to succeed. This personalized approach sets IE apart from other leading universities. Not only does it set you up for greater success, but our approach is valued by recruiters seeking graduates who have undergone this transformative process and have received a highly personalized education.

WHAT IS THE MASTER IN TALENT DEVELOPMENT & HUMAN RESOURCES CLASS PROFILE?

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The Master in Talent Development & HR is a business program aimed at young professionals who have completed their bachelor's degree. The average student on the program has around 4 years of professional experience, but some of our students will have just graduated with little to no experience in the workplace, while others will have 7+ years of experience. The program is open to students of any academic and/or professional background, to enrich both their experience and the diversity of the class. Our students have an average age of 26 and come from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

CAN I UNDERTAKE THIS PROGRAM WITHOUT AN HR BACKGROUND OR EXPERIENCE?

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Yes, the Master in Talent Development & HR is open to students with an undergraduate degree in any field, regardless of whether they have worked in the HR sector before. This helps enrich the program experience and class diversity.

WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE MASTER IN TALENT DEVELOPMENT & HUMAN RESOURCES?

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The Master in Talent Development & HR is a full-time, 10-month program taught in Madrid, that starts in September (finishing in July).

WHAT IS THE MASTER IN TALENT DEVELOPMENT & HUMAN RESOURCES STRUCTURE?

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The Master in Talent Development & HR is structured into three different periods: the first runs from September-December, the second January-March, and the third April-July.