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Business Organization

Center in charge: Escuela Másteres Oficiales  Campus: Madrid - Vicálvaro
Method of teaching: Presencial (English)  Cod: 6263
Credits: 60 ECTS  Duration: One year
Taxes: See table
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Director: Prof.ª Dr.ª D.ª Carmen De Pablos Heredero. Phone number: 91 488 7545
Master Student information: Phone number: 91 488 8508

Basic Information

What will I learn by studying this Master?

To do research in the area of business organization and to learn practical tools to perform a better decision making at firms. The master allows the development of skills and training for the performance of research to prepare doctoral dissertations in the field of Business Organizations.

Is this Master official in accordance with the regulations of the European Higher Education Area?

Yes (final verification report is attached). The master started in 2010-11.

Final verification report

Favourable report to the first modification

Favourable report to the second modification


The main objective of the program consists of the advanced training of students in the research techniques for the Business Organization field. It will allow students to be trained in the contents that will permit them to develop academic research of excellence and prepare them to the development of a Doctoral dissertation.

The program includes the most important areas of knowledge in Business Organization. In search of excellence in research quality, it includes the participation of outstanding PhD lecturers that count on with scientific research recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education. The mobility amongst visiting professors from other countries and universities is promoted.

The program assures the acquisition of the following basic competences:

Basic skills in the management of information for research purposes.

  • Capability to explain with scientific arguments the own points of view and analyze and value alternatives for research papers.
  • Ability to verify and integrate updated knowledge in the area of Business Organizations.
  • Capability to apply knowledge to the business environment from a creative perspective.


General competences

  • CG01 – Basic skills for the managing of information oriented to research.
  • CG02 – Capability to explain the points of view and to analyze and value the alternatives in research papers.
  • CG03 – Ability to verify and integrate updated knowledge in the area of Business Organizations.
  • CG04 – Capability to apply knowledge to business in a creative way.

Transversal competences

  • CT04 – To acquire learning skills that allow studying in a self-managed and autonomous way.
  • CT01 – To apply the acquired knowledge and resolution capability to new environments or wider ones.
  • CT02 – To integrate knowledge and face the complexity to formulate value judges from an information that it is not completed or it is limited and includes reflections of social and ethical issues associated to the application of knowledge and judgements.
  • CT03 – To communicate conclusions to specialized or non-specialized areas in a clear way lacking of ambiguities.
  • CT05 – To develop a critical thinking perspective and the capability to perform analysis and syntheses from available information.

Specific competences

  • CE01 – To be able to identify the needs and demands from contexts where the application of methodological tools are required and learn to promote adequate solutions to research questions derived from Business Organization Areas.
  • CE02 – To develop the reasoning and critical thinking to perform analysis of the business reality through the identification, description and diagnosis of firm’s problems close to the places where the student is located by making use of the strategic and organizational tools that from the Business Organization Area are provided and firms often use for its diagnosis.
  • CE03 – To apply methodological tools to solve problems and research questions in the organization and strategic fields.
  • CE04 – To know how to use tools from strategy and organization to identify and solve problems such as Porter’s five forces, PESTLE analysis, to better know economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors, Porter’s diamond, SWOT analysis and Balance Scorecard.
  • CE05 – To learn to propose appropriate solutions based in the studied firm’s models.
  • CE07 – To obtain information in an effective way. To be able to search, manage, organize and analyze the bibliographic relevant information in the area of business organization and in each proposed area of research.
  • CE10 – To evaluate the research projected by other researchers and professionals through the development of reading and critical synthesis of research articles in each of the areas of Business organization.
  • CE12 – To know the main theoretical models that go beyond the different specific research environments. Students acquire specific knowledge in the most relevant theories that explain the firm’s behavior, such as the Resource based view, the Cost Transactions view, the Dynamic Capabilities view, the Agency Theory, the firm’s Dependence Resource Theory, and the Eclectic Theory.

Access and Enrolment


Los requisitos de acceso al título propuesto son según el artículo 16, del  Real Decreto 1393/2007, modificado por el Real Decreto 861/2010, de 2 de julio:

  1. Para acceder a las enseñanzas oficiales de Máster será necesario estar en posesión de un título universitario oficial español u otro expedido por una institución de educación superior perteneciente a otro Estado integrante del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior que faculte en el mismo para el acceso a enseñanzas de Máster.
  2. Así mismo, podrán acceder los titulados conforme  a sistemas educativos ajenos al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior sin necesidad de la homologación de sus títulos, previa comprobación por la Universidad de que aquellos acreditan un nivel de formación equivalente a los correspondientes títulos universitarios oficiales españoles y que facultan en el país expedidor del título para el acceso a enseñanzas de postgrado. El acceso por esta vía no implicará, en ningún caso, la homologación del título previo del que esté en posesión el interesado, ni su reconocimiento a otros efectos que el de cursar las enseñanzas de Máster.

Conditions or special admission test:

A B2 Level of English required

In case that is needed a special test will be taking place for the evaluation of the students’ curriculum by considering their professional experience and projection according to the Master’s objectives and their academic background.

The scoring notations for the evaluation of the curriculum will grade from 0 to 10, the professional experience weighs a 10%, the academic record weights a 20% and the student’s projection according to the Master’s objectives weighs a 20%. This last aspect is evaluated by means of a written proof of an hour to those applicants pre-inscribed. In the exam concrete questions dealing with a research paper are offered to students asking them about the opportunities, threads, strengths and weakness that the paper presents. The written proof weighs a 20% of the final mark, the English proof weighs another 20% of the final mark, and the personal interview weighs a 10% of the final mark.

Supply of places: 50 places. If in a course the minium numbre of expected students is not reached, the University may choose not to open the teching group.

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Teaching Itinerary

Master Teacher guides


Teaching Itinerary







Strategy and Organization





Corporate Economics





Cooperation agreements in Research and Development





Strategies for business development





The impact of information technologies and systems on business results





Other lines of research in business organization





Final Master’s Thesis





Internship Placement

This master does not intend conducting Placement

Mobility Programmes

The University Master's Degrees, due to their duration and characteristics, generally do not specifically contemplate the mobility of their students. However, the Rey Juan Carlos University has different mobility programmes for both students and University employees (PDI and PAS) and has procedures for the collection and analysis of information on these mobility programmes..

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Quality Guarantee



Composition of the commission

Composition of the commission

Report on Results

Once the follow-up on the Degree is carried out, the quantitative information concerning the results of the follow-up for each academic year is shown.

Report on Results:    

General Information Collection Plan

Within the Quality Guarantee System at Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:

 - Profile of the students

- Teacher assessment

- Degree of satisfaction:

  • Of Student
  • Of graduates
  • Of the teaching staff
  • Of administration and services staff

- Labor insertion

- External practices:

  • Student satisfaction
  • External tutor satisfaction
  • Satisfaction of evaluators

Survey results:

Steps toward Improvement

The Quality Assurance System of the Rey Juan Carlos University establishes that the Quality Assurance Committee of the degree is the information derived from the indicators of the degree and the achievement of a report that includes improvement plans if the results indicate.

Recognition of quality

Accreditation renewal supposes the culmination of the implementation of the official undergraduate and Master’s degrees registered in the University, Center, and Degree Register. The accreditation renewal of official undergraduate and Master’s degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit, and final assessment.

In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the situation of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment report that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of assessors who are external to the degree in question.”