University master’s degrees correspond to the second cycle of university education. That is, they are aimed at students who already have an official university qualification and provide them with further advanced training.
They are completed over one or two academic years (60-120 ECTS credits) and are generally studied full time, although the URV also offers the possibility of studying part time (between 20 and 46 ECTS a year).
Studying a master’s degree increases and improves professional opportunities and helps individuals to access better paid and more highly skilled jobs. To study a master’s degree is to invest in one’s own future and to train in an international environmental. The Department of Business Management’s most important presence is on the master’s degrees taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business, namely the master’s degrees in Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and International Markets.
The Department participates to a greater or lesser extent at other faculties and schools. At the Faculty of Law, the Department’s teaching staff teach on the master’s degrees in Environmental Law and Advanced Studies in Administration and Public Law. At the Faculty of Tourism and Geography it teaches on the master’s degrees in Analysis Techniques and Tourism Innovation and the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Innovation and Wine Tourism (WINTOUR). At the Faculty of Arts it teaches on the Master’s Degrees in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies and Medical Anthropology and Global Health. The Department teaches on the Master’s Degree in Fermented Beverages at the Faculty of Oenology. At the Faculty of Nursing it participates in the Master’s Degree in Research into Nursing Sciences. At the School of Engineering it provides teaching for the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. And finally, the Department contributes to the Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering at the School of Chemical Engineering.
A master’s degree is also the first step on the path towards a research career and a doctoral degree, which is the third cycle of a university education. It is during doctoral studies that the student acquires the competencies and skills related to quality scientific research.
A doctoral degree concludes with the defence of the doctoral thesis. Following a research career means working in an excellent learning environment based on high-quality and productive research.