Master in Integrated Management: Environment, Quality and Prevention
In a competitive environment, organizations must manage their daily activities effectively. For this reason, management models that can be used as tools for this task are in demand. Until now, companies have addressed the problem by opting for the implementation of separate management systems based on more or less standardized models.
It is a fact that the evolution of different versions of the standards of quality, environment and risk prevention, converge towards a single integrated system. The first step was taken on ISO 19011:2002 audits, which serves both the field of quality and the environment. Subsequently, the appearance of OHSAS 18001:2007 and, more recently, ISO 9001:2008, have confirmed this trend.
A high percentage of companies that have an integrated system already in place, usually have at least a system of quality management, as it is the most common and widespread. The strategy is to integrate into existing management manuals, specific aspects of other systems to integrate and optimize resources and costs. In this context, it is essential to ensure that the integrated system is suited to the idiosyncrasies of the organization (for example, in large organizations the need to hire someone to be in charge of an integrated system), and to ensure an analysis of the integration of the common elements to avoid an oversized system.
On the other hand, companies that do not have a management system in place, now have the opportunity to design a management manual for incorporating the three disciplines into company policy.
Thus, from a practical approach, the Master in Integrated Management: Environment, Quality and Prevention is ideal for companies that are in need of incorporating an integrated management system into their business philosophy to gain competitive advantage, while also seeking an optimization of existing resources.