M.Sc. IT Strategic Management

Barcelona School of Management

Application deadline: June 30 2014
Tuition fee: Visit Programme Website
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 90 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

Why to study our Master of Science in IT Strategic Management?

  • Because all companies need trained employees with management and technology skills to make better business decisions.
  • Because having in-depth knowledge of information systems and analytic tools in strategic management is the key for future success.
  • Because you will be trained on the effective management of big data and analytics and their beneficial application to businesses.
  • Because you will be taught by a world's top ranked faculty.
  • Because you will have class in one of Barcelona's largest and most multicultural campuses: the Ciutadella Campus.

Objectives

The Master of Science in IT Strategic Management will thoroughly train you to:

  • Interpret the vast quantities of information (big data) generated by current companies and take the best business decisions accordingly
  • Use the necessary information systems and analytic tools required for strategic management
  • Use state-of-the-art technology and follow the latest high-tech trends in mobility, business and analytics in order to address new challenges across organizations, units, functions and geographies
  • Get to know the rapidly-evolving tools and technology required for big data handling and use them for business innovation
  • Work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural business environment

Future Jobs & Positions

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in IT Strategic Management students will be able to pursue a professional career in the following professional fields:

  • CIO (Chief Information Officer)
  • IT Management and Consulting
  • Logistics and Big Data
  • Innovation Management
  • Companies in the IT sector and Digital Contents
  • IT-based Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development and Strategy
  • Internet Marketing
  • BIS Consulting and IT Analyst

Contents

First Term: Levelling Tracks

1A: Management for Engineers/Mathematicians

  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting and Finance Management
  • Operations Management

1B: ICT Skills for Business Profiles/Economists

  • Project Management
  • ICT Sector and Value Chains
  • Networking Services and Infrastructures
  • Information Systems and Business Intelligence
  • Common Course: Knowledge Economy

Second Term: Tools for Management

  • Supply Chain Management and Technology
  • Information Technology for Marketing
  • Management Science and Business Information Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning systems for Business
  • Knowledge Management Systems

Third Term: Business Strategy

  • Technology Strategy
  • Business Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship/Technology and Innovation Management
  • E-Business Technology and Management

Fourth Term: Internship/Mobility and Master Thesis

Internship

Master Thesis

Mobility Placement

Audience

The Master of Science in IT Strategic Management seeks to merge recent graduates and junior professionals from the following academic or professional backgrounds:

  • Economics or Business Administration
  • IT-related studies, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics

Applicants who are currently studying the last year of their Bachelor's Degrees should have finished their university studies before the beginning of the programme.

Applicants who finished their Bachelor's Degrees some time ago should preferably not exceed 3 years of working experience in a position relevant to the programme's contents.

Lecturers

Academic Directors

  • Xavier Castillo Ferrer
  • Carles Martin Badell

Faculty

  • Alexandre Grasas León
  • Antonio Ladrón de Guevara
  • Armengol Torres Sabaté
  • Bruno Zami
  • Didier Grimaldi
  • Ester Oliveras Sobrevias
  • Joan Baiget Solé
  • Jordi Bosch García
  • Jorge Fernández García
  • Oriol Amat Salas
  • Santiago Sánchez Devesa
  • Susana Domingo Pérez

Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master of Science in IT Strategic Management, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. To have finished or be in the last year of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university on any of the following fields of study:
      • Economics
      • Business Administration
      • IT-related degrees
      • Engineering
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
    • Applicants who are currently studying the last year of their Bachelor's Degrees will need to have finished their university studies and obtained their final diploma before the beginning of the programme.
    • Applicants who finished their Bachelor's Degrees some time ago should preferably not exceed 3 years of working experience in a position relevant to the programme's contents.
  2. To present an official English Certificate with the following minimum scores:
      • TOEFL CBT: > 235
      • TOEFL PBT: > 575
      • TOEFL IBT: > 100
      • CAE: C1
      • IELTS: > 6.5
    • Official results must be sent directly by the examining institution to the UPF Barcelona School of Management Admissions Department (Balmes 132-134, 08008, Barcelona, Spain) before 1 September 2014. Failure to provide sufficient proof of English might result in denial of participation in the programme.
    • Applicants who, at the time of the application, still do not possess an official English certificate or who are in the process of obtaining it must include this information in their admission applications.
    • Applicants whose mother tongue is English do not need to present the aforementioned certificate.
    • Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor's Degree at an English-speaking university in a non-English speaking country must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English.
    • No knowledge of Spanish is required for Master of Science candidates

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: 60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL computer-based test score: 235
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

Funding

All of the UPF Barcelona School of Management programmes must be completely paid before the beginning of the course. To help students do so, the UPF Barcelona School of Management offers the following financing possibilities:

    1. Apply for the school's Talent Scholarship: a school's merit-based scholarship aimed at students with an extraordinary academic and/or professional career.
    2. Apply for any of our MSc Scholarships: financial aid covering 20% of the total programme fees intended for students who have been admitted to one of our Masters of Science.
    3. Benefit from a financial aid covering 40% of the total programme fees, if you are already a premium member of the UPF Alumni Association.
    4. Take on a preferential study loan:the UPF Barcelona School of Management collaborates with a variety of Spanish banks and financial institutions which provide students with advantageous loan conditions (to be confirmed directly with the corresponding bank).

Further to the options above, the school encourages students to look for education funding in external education financing institutions:

  • Local institutions: Check here for a list on some of the local institutions which provide financial aid to postgraduate students.
  • International institutions: Foreign students are encouraged to contact first their local governmental education institutions and further international entities such as Sally Mae, the Fulbright Program, the Global Studies Foundation, etc.

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Accreditation

The Barcelona School of Management was founded in 2011 as the new business school of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). It was launched as a response to the current global need of capacitating state-of-the-art professionals in business management and public administration.

Founded in 1990, the Pompeu Fabra University is the Spanish public university with the highest ratio of international students and faculty (2012, QS ranking). It is recognised for the scientific mentality of its faculty and its leading positions in international rankings:

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