Master in Talent Development & Human Resources - The program

Master in Talent Development & HR program

The Master in Talent Development and Human Resources is a 10-month program divided into 3 terms, each addressing key areas of knowledge and skills you need for the program journey. You will learn how HR needs to support the business objectives, how to develop talent so it reaches its potential, how to lead change in organizations and how to apply tech to accelerate and optimize talent and change initiatives.



Understand how to leverage key facets of the new world of HR to drive real change in organizations. Learn about new organizational models, the power of culture and explore HR as a relevant business partner.



Become the expert on human behavior and psychology and learn to develop people to achieve sustainable excellence. Get trained in positive leadership, effective communication, group dynamics and conflict resolution to become an indispensable leader of your team.



Learn to lead change in the workplace by actively enabling it through HR. Explore core topics like the talent pipeline, hiring strategy, job crafting, and performance management to strategically identify and develop human potential.



Tech is changing the way people work, and staying on top of this evolution will set you apart from the competition. Delve into the latest HR technologies: Integrated HRIS, people analytics, well-being apps, gamification, and e-learning… Transform your career as a future-forward and innovative HR and talent dev expert.

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This career-focused curriculum will expose you to industry professionals and companies, allowing you to put in practice what you have learned in the classroom.

Practical, hands-on challenges

Get your hands dirty in three intensive team challenges working directly with leading experts in the field and different top global companies. Wearables will measure engagement and cohesion as well the working dynamics of each team.


Change management

Lead a complex change management journey, ensuring the human resources component is aligned with the business strategy.

Talent strategy

Design and implement a talent management strategy using the latest HR tools, gamification techniques, and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

Merging cultures

Prepare an HR Blueprint for an international company that has acquired another company with a very different culture. Maximize employee well-being and company performance during this transition.

Companies that participate in the Talent Development and Human Resources Master Program

At IE University, we believe the best way to learn is through practical, hands-on methodologies. Thanks to our strong relationship with top industry professionals, students have the opportunity to experience the real world of work in the classroom through challenges, consulting projects, and multimedia simulations, applying their knowledge as they go. Here are some of the partner companies collaborating with the program:
  • Zapiens
  • Zurich
  • Abbott
  • Repsol
  • Deloitte
  • Santander
  • Seur

Amazon Web Services Academy

When you join IE Business School, you are signing up for a front-row seat on the cutting edge of tech innovation. We collaborate with many of the biggest international organizations that are transforming our world. And now we have partnered up with AWS Academy to provide our students with access to courses that help them prepare for in-demand jobs and AWS Certifications.

The Master in Talent Development & Human Resources always strives to go one step further to meet the high demand of the business world today. With this in mind, the program now gives you the exclusive opportunity to enroll in Amazon Web Services Academy courses. Unlock your potential with AWS Academy courses, such as Cloud Foundations and Data Analytics. These courses open the door to AWS Certifications, giving you yet another opportunity to ensure you stay ahead of the curve.

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations

This introductory course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. With over 20 hours of course content, it prepares students to pursue an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

AWS Academy Data Analytics

These lab exercises teach students how to conduct Big Data analysis with practical, real-world examples. The labs and learning resources are designed to supplement an institution’s existing data analytics courses and provide students with hands-on experience working with data at scale. Geared toward students interested in pursuing careers in data analysis, AWS Academy Data Analytics requires a strong foundation in IT concepts and skills, and is made up of seven-and-a-half hours of content.

Earn AWS Certification to boost your career

  • Why cloud computing?
    Why cloud computing?

    Cloud computing is the driving force behind innovation, and the launchpad for other emerging technologies. The Global Cloud computing market is expected to grow from $371.4 billion by 2025.

    Gartner Research positions AWS in the Leaders quadrant of the new 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure & Platform Services (CIPS).

  • Enhance your skills
    Enhance your skills in a competitive job market

    From a career perspective, there are several advantages to becoming AWS certified:

    – Gain credibility to start or grow your career within the tech industry

    – Acquire in-demand skills that position yourself as an expert in a specific technology, in this case cloud computing.

    – Stay tuned with AWS ecosystem leveraging opportunities for networking and future career development.

  • Who can take part?
    Who can take part?

    Individuals from all programs at IE Business School are eligible to enroll in the semester-long AWS Academy courses.

    Students in an AWS Academy course will get a 50% discount on the AWS Certification exam. When you pass the exam, you will receive an AWS Certification, which will help boost your career.

  • Now, roll up your sleeves
    Now, roll up your sleeves

    The AWS Academy is developed and updated by AWS subject-matter experts in order to accurately reflect current services and up-to-date best practices. During your course, you will take part in learning activities that mix dynamic lectures and discussions with individual projects and hands-on labs.

    Most importantly, you will frequently be exposed to cutting-edge scenarios that are based on real industry examples. Every course is continuously updated by AWS to take into account new software developments and best practices, while providing you with highly dynamic skills that you can directly apply to any professional environment.

    By being AWS certified, you will gain in-demand skills to support companies along their digital transformation journey with the AWS platform.