Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

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


Students are expected to have completed
No requirement
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
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.
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.