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Lifelong learning Master's degree

Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation

School of Business Administration & Leadership

The Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation, with a Master's degree in lifelong learning, provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to define a good industrial strategy and implement innovative production processes that allow an improvement in the monitoring and control of production and efficiency. You will work on change management through processes and develop your managerial and consultancy skills.

The programme prepares you to obtain two prestigious certifications in the sector: the Lean Green Belt Practitioner Manufacturing Certification from the Lean Management Institute (ILM) and the Six Sigma Certification from the Six Sigma Institute. In addition, as a Master's student, the school offers two exclusive and optional courses that prepare you to obtain the three Scrum.Inc certifications: Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Scrum@Scale Practitioner.

School of Business Administration & Leadership de OBS
Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation (Spanish)
  • 12 months
  • 60 ECTS
  • OCTOBER 2024
  • Online
  • 7500 €
Universitat de Barcelona (UB), partner académico de OBS Business School
Universitat de Barcelona

Get a double degree from our academic partner, the reference university in Catalonia and Spain with more than 560 years of history behind it.

OBS se posiciona por primer año en el Ranking Internacional Forbes
Forbes Ranking

The Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation is considered TOP 8 Best Master in the Top Management category, according to the Forbes Ranking.

Ranking Eduniversal 2021
Ranking Eduniversal

The Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation in the TOP 2 in Spanish in the category of Industrial and Operations Management of Eduniversal.


    Understand how the strategic planning process is achieved, so that you can define and implement it professionally and knowledgeably.
  • OBJETIVE 2. 
    Delve into the concept of innovation applied to the product, production processes, as well as the existing methodologies, techniques and tools to achieve it.

  • OBJETIVE 3. 
    Develop management skills and learn the most useful management techniques, becoming an expert manager in Production Management.

  • OBJETIVE 4. 
    Know and apply the different methods, techniques and tools necessary to achieve operational excellence in different areas of the industrial sector.

Conoce al detalle de los principales objetivos del Máster 100% online de OBS Business School

Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation Syllabus

Our programme is structured in 3 blocks and culminates with the Master's Thesis. In addition, during the programme there will be three voluntary bootcamps and different additional activities.

Block 1. Context, strategy and analysis.
Block 2. In-depth study of production and process improvement.
Block 3. Tools
Master's Final Project
Bootcamps and additional activities

José Baena Naranjo
Programme Director and Head of the Production and Continuous Improvement System at KOSTAL Eléctrica, S.A.

1. Context, strategy and analysis

The objective of this subject is to understand the new realities that companies have to face in a BANI environment, where they put their focus and what makes them resilient, as well as to learn the main strategic business tools and, specifically, those specific to the operations area.

Professor: Rafael Richart Ferri, Milk Collection Manager Spain in Danone

Throughout this course you will study in depth the keys to good industrial and operational management, through the application of the case study methodology; you will also see how the relationship between ownership and workers should be managed. Finally, you will focus on aspects related to logistics (imports/exports) and the evaluation of costs, from an operational perspective.

Professor: Jaume Alonso Raluy, Operations Manager in Saudi Arabia.

Throughout this subject you will delve into the new technologies existing in industry. You will see how traditional industry has become the new Industry 4.0. You will analyse the impact of process automation in industry, as well as the impact of digital transformation.

Professor: Miguel Antonio Campaña, Plant Process and Industrialisation Engineer and Project Manager at KOSTAL Eléctrica, S.A.

2. In-depth production and process improvement

This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to design the supply chain strategy, as well as to manage it in an optimal way. To do so, it will cover topics such as operations planning, purchasing management, transport management and incoterms, among others.

Professor: Álvaro Sanz Forriol, Director of Logistics and Supply Chain at Natuzzi Ibérica.

This subject will introduce you to production scheduling and control, from the Aggregate Production Plan (APP) to the Master Production Plan (MPP), including the different Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

Professor: Ángel García Izquierdo, Professor at the European University for Management Studies.

This course will introduce you to the Lean methodology applied to the production area, you will see topics such as plant distribution, flexible manufacturing cells, time determination, the visual factory or the value map, among others.

Professor: Marcos Andrés Panaggio, Operations Manager at Transporte Malvinas.

Throughout this subject you will study in depth the concept of total quality management, you will see topics such as total quality management in SMEs, the deployment of the quality function, advanced planning of product quality, process control and analysis, among others.

Professor: Jaime Pérez, Head of the management systems department at FCC Aqualia, SA.

3. Tools

This course will provide you with the basic knowledge about finance, from financial statements and the main tools for their analysis, to the different tools and techniques for the evaluation of the profitability of investments.

Professor: Marc Capdevila Clapera, Manager and financial advisor of different SMEs.

This subject will introduce you to project management, in it you will see Quick Response Manufacturing, project management with Agile-Kanban, time maps or change management, among others.

Professor: Oriol Pastor Utzet, Logistics & SC Manager Iberia at Ariston Thermo España SL.

This course will help you develop different management skills, as well as aspects such as team motivation, emotions and powerful relationships.

Professor: Mercè Serrabassa Funoll, Founding Partner of Professional, P&O. Consultancy in Career Management.

Final Project and Additional activities

This programme is designed to complement the content of the thematic blocks with the necessary training to achieve their internalisation. The training is conceived from a threefold perspective: technical assistance, personal support and individual and group challenges that are necessary to achieve the objectives set.

Pre-Masters Bootcamps
The student will have the opportunity to take 3 Pre-Master Bootcamps that will be opened progressively and can be taken at any time. Once the course has been completed and passed, a certificate of completion will be awarded.
- Bootcamp 1. Personal Branding
- Bootcamp 2. Data Storytelling
- Bootcamp 3. Creative thinking and innovation

In addition, students will also have the opportunity to take these pre-master courses; however, these are available in English only:

- Building Your Professional Brand for Employability and Career Success
- Finance Fundamentals

Introductory workshop | Campus Training
Before the start of the academic year, students will have the opportunity to attend an introductory workshop on the Campus where they will be provided with the tools and knowledge necessary for the correct use of the platform during the academic year.

Professional Development Programme (PDP)
Two weeks before the start of the academic year, students will be able to participate in a professional development programme where they will work hand in hand with a teacher to develop different skills such as time management, productivity and stress management and emotional intelligence. Upon completion of the workshop, and provided that the relevant activities have been carried out, a certificate of completion can be obtained.

The Master's Final Project must be a real plan for partial or total improvement of some area of the Operations of a real company. The improvement may focus exclusively on processes or affect people, organisation, strategy, etc. The project must include an analysis phase, a theoretical implementation phase and a real implementation phase if possible (partial or total).

Professor: José Baena Naranjo, Head of the Production and Continuous Improvement System at KOSTAL Eléctrica, S.A.

The Master's in Production Management and Industrial Process Improvement is complemented by lectures and seminars given in each of the blocks. These additional activities are carried out by renowned professionals in business management who, by means of videoconferences, present their experiences and practical cases.

Bootcamp 1: Decision-making in Operations - The Fresh Connection
In this bootcamp, using The Fresh Connection simulator, you will put into practice the following aspects: Business Process Management, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service Management, Demand Management, Order Fulfillment, Manufacturing Flow Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Product Development and Commercialization. Returns Management.

Professor: José Baena Naranjo, Production and Continuous Improvement System Manager at KOSTAL Eléctrica, S.A.

Bootcamp 2: Lean Green Belt Practitioner Manufacturing certification
Throughout this bootcamp you will be provided with the necessary knowledge to be able to prepare for and take the exam to obtain the Lean Manufacturing certification.

Professor: Severino Abad Pequeño, Faculty Staff of the Lean Management Institute.

Bootcamp 3: Six Sigma Certification
This bootcamp will provide students with the necessary knowledge to prepare for and take the Six Sigma certification examination.

Professor: Rafael Filio Tejocote, Deputy Director of Process Quality at Scotiabank Mexico.

Course: Preparation for Scrum.Inc. Certifications
Once you have completed the programme, you will have the option to enrol in the preparation course for the Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner and Scrum@Scale Practitioner certifications of the Agile Education programme offered jointly with Scrum Inc. and BK® Consulting. The costs associated with the course are not included.

Company visits
During the development of the programme, the student will have the opportunity to attend synchronous videoconferences with experts in the area of the programme. They will share their experience and provide best practices in the sector.

Most of the training is done asynchronously, that is, the exchange of knowledge is done through a platform that allows sharing written texts without the need for people to be connected at the same time.

Additionally, in each of the modules, synchronous sessions or 'webinars' are organised, where all participants are connected at the same time through an application, which allows the exchange of knowledge in 'real time'.

Students taking the Master's Degree in Production Management and Industrial Automation will have the opportunity to prepare for the following certifications*:
- Leen Green Belt Practitioner Manufacturing Certification
- Green Six Sigma Certification

*The cost of the certifications is not included in the price of the programme.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to prepare for the following certifications*:
- ICN Business IT Certification
- Scrum Certification (Product Owner & Scrum Master)

*The cost of the certifications and the preparatory course is not included in the programme fee.


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OBS has an online methodology where the core is the student. Always backed by active and internationally renowned Professors, who share their knowledge to enhance the professional development of students through a flexible, collaborative method with personalised monitoring. The aim is to create a unique educational experience that allows the assimilation of knowledge in a practical way.

Student ON's fundamental pillar is the student and, for this reason, throughout the course students have their Programme Manager, an academic figure who accompanies them in a personalised way.


After successfully completing the Master's degree and having completed the relevant procedures, you will receive the Master's degree from OBS Business School. In addition, you will have the possibility of obtaining a longlife learning Master's degree from the University of Barcelona (UB), provided that you meet the established academic, documentation, payment, and administrative requirements.

To obtain it, you must have a university degree. In the exceptional case of not having this degree and having passed the Master's evaluations, you will obtain a Higher University Diploma from the University of Barcelona (UB).

At OBS Business School we are committed to our own degree that allows us to update the programmes in each edition in order to be at the forefront of the knowledge demanded by companies today. Our programmes are focused on professionals who want to update their management skills while living an international experience, basing our value proposition on a global academic approach.


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Admission Process

The fundamental aim of our admissions process is to ensure the suitability of candidates. All participants should get the most out of this learning experience, through a context in which it is possible to develop long-term relationships with classmates, faculty and alumni.

After completing the application form for one of our programmes, you will receive an e-mail with information about the School and a member of the Admissions Department will contact you to start the admission process. Once you have successfully passed the personal interview, you must submit all the required documentation to continue the admission process and certify that you meet the requirements of the student profile. After the Admissions Committee, if it is positive, you will be able to register and enrol in the programme you have applied for.  

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Student Profile

Our students in the Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation have different backgrounds and come from different sectors, but they all have a common goal: to enhance their management skills to boost their professional careers.

Student Profile of the Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation at OBS Business School
"The opportunities expand globally because of the network of contacts offered by the Master and Alumni. This has allowed me to grow professionally and to develop professionally".
Jorge Amado
Master in Production Management and Industrial Automation