Management (specialization in IT Management), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18500
    Tuition (Year)
    18500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Master of Science in Management (specialization in IT management) at UPF Barcelona School of Management is a one-year, full time program entirely taught in English. It provides students with multidisciplinary education to learn how to align technology strategy with business strategy. The program includes a optional internship and it offers excellent opportunities for students to make contacts within the business world via company visits and trade fairs such as the Smart City Expo or the GSMA Mobile World Congress.

The Master of Science in Management (specialization IT Management) enables you to become a critical member of an organisation's strategic management team. Through the development of strong analytical and conceptual skills you will be able to translate your analysis-based findings into tangible, profitable performance and concrete business strategies.

The Master of Science in Management (specialization IT Management) benefits from the outstanding, hand-picked faculty of the UPF's world ranked Department of Economics and Business and the engineering professional expertise of the UPF'S Polytechnic School. The program's faculty is known for their scientific approach, their constant contribution to creating knowledge and their high-level ability to stimulate and convey knowledge.

Why this program?
  • It is taught in one of the world's 10 best Smart Cities: Barcelona.
  • It will help you liaise with people from the worlds of business and information technology from the very first day.
  • It will allow you to complete your internship in world class companies in the IT sphere.
  • It will give you access to the most important IT conferences and events.
  • It will grant you support and guidance of real IT experts when completing your master's thesis.
Objectives
  • To train professional experts in the management of huge amounts of information.
  • To acquire full command of the most advanced techniques in data analysis and evaluation.
  • To fully develop skills to devise efficient business strategies.
Who is it for?

The Master of Science in Management (specialization in IT Management) is aimed at recent graduates and junior professionals with the following academic backgrounds:

IT-related Engineering (strongly recommended)

  • Computer Sciences
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics

Mathematics (strongly recommended)

Physics (strongly recommended)

Social Sciences (recommended)

  • Economics
  • Business Administration

Applicants with a different academic background will be asked to provide proof of sufficient quantitative and analytical training by presenting a 600 or higher GMAT score.

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:

  • 2013 Times Higher Education ranking: 25th highest ranked university in the world among those under 50 years of age
  • 2013 QS ranking: 25th highest ranked university in the world among those under 50 years of age
  • 2012 Shanghai University ranking: among the 150 top universities in the world.

Programme Structure

Program Curriculum

The Master of Science in Management (specialization in IT Management) is spaced along three terms (September to December, January to March and April to June). Additionally, students have the possibility to undertake an internship, thus possibly extending their stay for one extra summer term (July to September).

During the 1st term students of the general management program sit together with all specializations to learn the program's core courses.

On the 2nd and 3rd term students of the IT Management specialization customize their learning options by choosing 5 IT Management courses and 3 elective courses from any of the Master of Science in Management Specialization tracks. Also during these terms, students start working on their Master of Science thesis.

By the summer term students have the possibility to carry out an internship as long as they choose the corresponding course itinerary.

Upon completing the Master of Science in Management (specialization in IT Management) students who wish to take on PhD studies are encouraged to do so in any of the UPF's PhD programs in Economics, Finance and Management. For further information click here.

Core Courses
Analytical Tools
  • Applied Statistics
  • Managerial Accounting and Finance
  • Corporate Finance
Management Theory
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
MSc Thesis Advising I-II
Elective Courses*

There will be a presentation of elective courses at the end of the first term so that students can get a better understanding of their choices. Students may choose one of the following formulas:

5 compulsory elective courses from the following list plus 3 electives courses from any of the Master of Science in Management Specialization tracks.

5 compulsory elective courses from the following list, 1 elective course from any of the Master of Science in Management Specialization tracks plus an internship.

List of Business Analytics Elective Courses
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Business strategy and management innovation
  • Entrepreneurship, strategy and new business development
  • E-Business Technology and Management
  • Management of Technology based Organizations
  • Supply Chain Management and Technology

Audience

The Master of Science in Management (specialization in IT Management) is aimed at recent graduates and junior professionals with the following academic backgrounds:

IT-related Engineering (strongly recommended)
  • Computer Sciences
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics
Mathematics (strongly recommended)
Physics (strongly recommended)
Social Sciences (recommended)
  • Economics
  • Business Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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Academic Requirements

To have finished or be in the last year of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university. Students should come from any of the following academic fields of study:

Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
IT-related Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics
Mathematics
Physics
  • Applicants with a different academic background will be asked to provide proof of sufficient quantitative and analytical training by presenting a 600 or higher GMAT score.
  • 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 program.
  • 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 program's field.
Proficiency in English

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
* 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 must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English.

* Knowledge of Spanish is desirable but not required for Master of Science candidates.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18500 International
  • EUR 18500 EU/EEA

Funding

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