🎓 Master’s Degree in MGMT in Social Entities | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

This master's degree from the Abat Oliba CEU University will train you in social and sustainable programmes focused on the public management. 

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Official master’s degree in MGMT and Communication in Social and Solidarity Entities
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Title of programme

Official master's degree in Management and Communication in Social and Solidarity Entities

Academic field

Business and Economics

Length / Credits

9 months / 60 ECTS

Official quality certification - AQU

places

20

format

Blended learning

 
 
Student profile 

Graduates interested in pursuing careers in the social and solidarity economy, as well as in development cooperation programmes. Entrepreneurs and company managers looking to implement issues relating to corporate social responsibility.

Admissions and enrolment

Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetable

From October to June. Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Option to attend class online.

Academic Calendar

MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION IN SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ENTITIES
 
 
 

Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Forward-thinking perspective

This master’s programme offers an in-depth exploration of the dynamics underlying business, society and the environment. The solidarity economy is the point of convergence for associations, foundations, co-operativism, work placements for the disadvantaged, mutualism, ethical financing and fair trade; all of these are key instruments in achieving the sustainable development goals approved by the United Nations.

The goal of this master’s programme is to promote the concept of a socially responsible territory to develop new forms of social entrepreneurship, work placements for disadvantaged persons, social innovation projects, the creation of corporate social responsibility departments and to foster development cooperation programmes.

This official master's degree can boast 14 years of experience promoting the solidarity economy and corporate social responsibility (CSR), and is aimed at fostering efficiency in the field of cooperative societies, NGOs and the management of development cooperation programmes.

Students will have the possibility of studying the programme online, thanks to real-time connections to the classroom where the programme is taught, at the Faculty of Social Sciences at UAO CEU.

2. Professional development

Programme of real placements with organisations working in the solidarity economy. National and international job’s board with more than 2,300 collaborating companies with internship placements in over 20 countries.

3. Teaching staff

Our teaching staff comprises accredited experts and professionals chosen for their prestige, recognition and specialisation in the field of management and communication of social and solidarity organisations, in both the public and private sectors.

4. Employability

The average employment rate for those who have complete CEU postgraduate studies is 95%.

5. Information resources

The Library Service is designed to support study and research with the primary objective of meeting students’ educational and scientific needs. It has ample opening hours, even on weekends, with the best computer facilities.

UAO CEU also offers a large digital repository containing open-access publications derived from the teaching, research and institutional activities by the university’s teaching staff, students and alumni.

The Chair of the Solidarity Economy enables students of this master's degree to take advantage of its fund for studies and specific publications in SSE, as well as offering them the chance to take part in the various cooperation and research projects it is a part of.

6. Chair of the Solidarity Economy

This master's degree is closely linked to the UAO's Chair of the Solidarity Economy (CES). The purpose of this body is the study, research and promotion of the solidarity economy as a model for economic development based on respect for people, social cohesion and environmental sustainability.

It currently carries out the following activities:

  • refresher and training courses for companies and social entities
  • seminars on immigration and society
  • annual seminar on the solidarity economy
  • Incorpora programme, for workplace intermediation
  • comprehensive care course for end-of-life patients
  • course in financial education
  • course titled “Educar la mirada”
  • recycling workshops for greener classrooms

Students of this master’s are considered full members of the chair and can participate in all the activities it organises.

 

Teaching staff

TEACHING STAFF

Academic Management and Coordination of this Master’s

Dr Carmen Parra Rodríguez. Degree in Law and PhD in Private International Law from the University of Granada. Director of the Chair of Solidarity Economy at Abat Oliba CEU University.

cparra@uao.es

 

Executive Director of this Master’s

Dr Ferran Porta Jacques. Director of the Department of Economic and Business Sciences at Abat Oliba CEU University.

fporta@uao.es

 

Teaching staff

  • Andreu Barrabino. PhD in Psychology. Professor of Advertising at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Ana Beriain. PhD in Communication. Professor of Marketing and Market Research at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Yolanda Burgueño. Technician in local strategies with the Trinijove Foundation.
  • Carlos Castagnola. PhD in Educational Management. Professor of Public Policy. PhD in Education with a minor in Educational Administration UCV (Peru).
  • Nereida Crespo. Lawyer specialising in labour relations.
  • Yolanda Cruz. Adjunct professor. PhD in Education. Degree in Cinematography and director of the Visualízame International Short Film Festival.
  • Elisabeth Díaz. Technician in European projects.
  • Eduard Fabregat. PhD in Communication. Sociologist specialising in social communication.
  • Alfonso Freire. PhD in Advertising and Public Relations. Director of the Degree in Advertising and Public Relations at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Antonio Galiano. Legal service at the Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities, part of Barcelona City Council.
  • Rogelio García Contreras. PhD in International Politics and Development. Director of Social Innovation at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas.
  • Karina Gatica Chandía. PhD in Social Sciences. Professor and researcher into social work at Universidad del Pacífico de Chile.
  • Silvia Loewe. Journalist specialising in social communication.
  • Jesús López. PhD in Philosophy. Master’s in Documentary and Society. Master’s in Cinema Direction. Master's in Business Film. Postgraduate in Line Producing from the Higher School of Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia (ESCAC).
  • Joan Miró. Member of the Social Auditing Committee at the College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Pablo Muñoz. PhD in Psychology. Master’s in Human Resources Management.
  • Josep Lluis Ortuño. PhD in Economics. Advisor on social projects.
  • Marc Perelló. PhD in Communication. Journalist specialising in social media at CreativiaLab.
  • Oscar Puy. Lawyer advising social entities. Senior technician and criminologist with the Government of Catalonia.
  • Carmen Ruiz. PhD. Professor in the Business department at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Eva Rull. Economist specialising in CSR audits. 
  • Swen Seebach. Expert in multimedia journalism. Professor at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Head of International Relations UAO.
  • Joaquín Solana. Master’s and PhD in Economics. Professor of Business Administration at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Ramon Soldevila. PhD in Economics and Business. Financial advisor. Professor at Abat Oliba CEU University.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Diego Arias Rejón. President of the Engrunes Foundation.
  • Salvador Busquets. Director of Cáritas Diocesana de Barcelona.
  • Eric Degimbe. Director of the CEC (European Coordination Committee). Social Economy Expert.
  • Pascal Glémain. Director of the Chair of the Solidarity Economy of ESSCA in Angers (France).
  • Amalia Gómez. President of the Red Cross of Seville.
  • Olga Lasaga. Director of the Workplace Observatory at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Jean-Louis Laville. Member of LISE (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire pour la Sociologie Économique). Professor at CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers).
  • Alexander Murdock. Professor at London South Bank University; Full Professor at Emmaus South Lambeth (United Kingdom).
  • Ignacio Parody Núñez. General Secretary of the Trinijove Foundation. President of ENSIE (European Network for Social Integration).
  • Ferran Porta. Director of the Solidarity Economy Observatory.
  • Victor Renes. Director of the Spanish Third Sector Journal. Member of the FOESSA Foundation technical team.
  • Teresa Rodríguez. President of Fundació Ared.
  • Giovanni Zonin. Director of the Scuola Centrale Formazione in Bologna.

DETAILED CV OF LECTURERS

Career opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Upon completion of the Official Master’s in Management and Communication in Social and Solidarity Entities at Abat Oliba CEU University, students will be able to pursue a career in the following fields:

  • social entrepreneurs
  • consultants for social projects
  • consultants in corporate social responsibility
  • NGO boards
  • executive boards of social and solidarity companies
  • managers in solidarity economy projects
  • social services technicians for local government

PLACEMENTS

The Master's in Management and Communication in Social and Solidarity Entities has an obligatory module worth five ECTS credits in which students will go on placements at social and solidarity organisations. This can be done in social departments of public administration, social enterprises, CSR departments, foundations and both national and international associations.

These practical training programmes, which are a part of the course study plan, will give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during the course while learning new professional skills that will help them find work later on. The set of activities that the student will carry out during the programme will be agreed by the tutor at the company and the coordinator of the Placement and Employment Service of the Postgraduate Department who is responsible for the practicum.

The student will also have an academic tutor who will monitor and assess the internships in order to guarantee students make the most of their placement.

For more information, you can access the Placement and Employment Service of the Postgraduate Department.

 

    In collaboration with:

    Abat Oliba CEU University maintains a close relationship with various organisations dedicated to social and solidarity functions. These organisations include:

     

    Prices and scholarships

    TOTAL FEES

    €3,975

    PAYMENT METHODS

    Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be made in the following ways:

    One-off payment

    A one-off payment gives you a discount of 3% of the tuition fees.

    Instalments

    50% paid upon enrolment and the remaining 50% paid in January.

    Monthly payments

    In instalments with special, interest-free financing with Banc Sabadell (admin fee may apply).

    Other financing agreements

    With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This also offers a discount of 3% of the tuition fees.

    MORE INFORMATION

    Postgraduate and Further University Studies
    Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
    Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
    master@uao.es

    Calidad y normativa

    ENTRY PROFILE

    Those applying to take the Official Master’s in Management and Communication in Social and Solidarity Entities must hold either a higher university degree title from Spain (diplomatura, licenciatura or ingeniería superior) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the Anglo-Saxon system).

    This profile includes:

    • Graduates interested in pursuing careers in the social and solidarity economy, as well as in development cooperation programmes
    • Entrepreneurs and company managers looking to implement issues relating to corporate social responsibility
    • Technicians from local, regional and national administrations looking to specialise in public and social policies
    • Communication professionals wishing to specialise in social and solidarity communication
    • People with professional experience who have worked in the field of social exclusion, disability and workplace insertion
       

    OBJECTIVES

    The subjects that make up the Official Master's degree in Management and Communication of Social and Solidarity Entities are designed to meet the educational needs of our students, enabling them to implement sustainable social programmes in the field of management and communication, in both the public and private spheres.

    We train entrepreneurs, managers and executives to:

    • Create companies as part of the wider social and solidarity economy.
    • Manage social entities, solidarity enterprises, cooperatives and non-profits at the national and international level.
    • Produce social and public policies at the local, regional, national and international levels.
    • Develop and implement social responsibility projects within companies.
    • Provide more professional communication at social entities.
    • Train social entrepreneurs to transform society.
    • Train technicians working with administrations in social services.

    Other specific learning objectives derived from this include:

    • Identifying the fundamental concepts for the social and solidarity economy at the local, regional, national and international level.
    • Achieving a global perspective of the activity carried out within social and solidarity enterprises as well as non-profit organisations.
    • Learning the economic and legal instruments specific to the social and solidarity economy at the national, European and international level.
    • Developing the necessary skills and abilities to carry out communication tasks in the social and solidarity sphere.
    • Developing students’ capacity for initiative and social leadership.

    The subjects that make up the Official Master's degree in Management and Communication of Social and Solidarity Entities are designed to meet the educational needs of our students, enabling them to implement sustainable social programmes in the field of management and communication, in both the public and private spheres.

    COMPETENCIES OF THIS MASTER’S