Checking date: 09/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Career and personal development
Study: Master in Business Administration (MBA) (301)

Coordinating teacher: MELERO MARTIN, EDUARDO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 2.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No requirement
By the end of the course students will be able to: -Design their own career plan basing on a well-balanced decision making. -Handle Human Resources methods and apply them to their professional life. -Understand resilience as a core survival skill of the future working environment and identify opportunities to develop it. -Assess their own strengths and weaknesses and identify strategic competencies to build their personal branding.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
CLASS 1. Competency- based Management: A professional approach for career development. Concept of Competency Use of competencies in Recruitment, Performance Appraisal and Career Plan. The dictionary of competencies. Cases/Exercises: Our dictionary of Competencies My competencies profile. CLASS 2: Career Plan 5 steps to move forward. Implementing a Strategic Career Plan. Guidelines for Writing a Competency Based Job Description Cases/Exercises: Having a first contact with my career plan (Merlin Method) My future Job: Complete description Class 3: Personal Change Overview of a personal change process. The principles of self-coaching. My inner laws: values, beliefs and habits. Cases/Exercises: Set of Values Beliefs about change / career Self-sabotage. Personality characteristics, needs and values through written text. "Watson" (Artificial Intelligence) An effort to synthesize: Professional Title and Abstract. Class 4: Resilience Concept of Resilience. Competencies involved in resilient attitudes. Cases/Exercises: Performance Appraisal. Collective intelligence to find development activities. Design of a Personal Development Plan of action. Class 5: Job Hunting Tools (I). Personal Branding. Cases/Exercises: Resume and cover letter LinkedIn: How to make the most of this professional Network Buffer: How to Look for a easier way to manage your social media marketing Feedly: How to monitor news about your, industry, business topics... Class 6: Job Hunting Tools (II). Assessment Center Cases/Exercises: Job Interview. Competency Based Interview. Group dynamics to assess competencies. Class 7: Action Plan Cases/Exercises: Presentation of my Development Plan
Learning activities and methodology
Exercises: - Our dictionary of Competencies, My competencies profile. - Merlin Method, Job Description. - Set of Values, Beliefs about change, Self-Sabotage, An effort to synthesize. - Performance Appraisal, Development Activities, Personal Development Plan. - Cv and LinkedIn profile review. - Competency based interview, Assessment Center. - Presentation of my Development Plan
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • John Whitmore. Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practices of Coaching and Leadership . Nicholas Brealey Publishing. 2009
  • Leonard, S., Lewis, R., Freeman, A. & Passmore. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership. : Wiley-Blackwell.
  • R. A. Neault. ¿Thriving in the new millennium: Career management in the changing world of work¿. Canadian Journal of Career Development, Vol. 1, No. 1..

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.