The Master of Science in Management at UPF Barcelona School of Management is a one-year, full time program entirely taught in English targeted at students with strong quantitative and analytical skills who wish to gain in-depth knowledge in strategic management, innovation management and consulting. It can be studied as a general management program or in three different specializations:
Academically rigorous and highly practical, the Master of Science in Management is designed for students seeking a career in international management. Its courses focus on the pillars of business management and build a sound basis to understand business organizations as a whole. As a unique feature of this Master of Science students can tailor the program's curriculum according to their career plans by choosing their preferred elective courses.
The Master of Science in Management benefits from the outstanding, hand-picked faculty of the UPF's world ranked Department of Economics and Business, known for its scientific approach, its constant contribution to creating knowledge and its high-level ability to stimulate and convey knowledge.
It will help you develop your knowledge of management in one of Europe's most important business education hubs: Barcelona.
You will master and put into practice the latest tools and techniques used in different areas of management: operations, marketing, analytics for management and new business creation.
You will be able to customize your learning from a broad list of elective classes, which comprise different functional areas and topics such as leadership, negotiations and ethics.
It will connect you to the best trained teaching staff, who will guide you through the learning process of how to manage a company.
You will be equipped with the tools and skills needed for a successful career in Strategic Consulting, Business Analysis, Strategic Management and Business Development.
The Master of Science in Management is aimed at recent graduates and junior professionals with the following academic backgrounds:
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:
The Master of Science in Management is spaced along three terms (September to December, January to March and April to June). Additionally, students choosing the elective course called "Experiencing the World of Management" have the possibility of taking a corporate internship, thus possibly extending their stay for one extra term (July to September).
During the 1st term students of the Master of Science in Management and those of all specialisations sit together in class to learn the program's core courses.
On the 2nd and 3rd term students of the general management program customise their learning options by choosing 8 elective courses in topics such as Strategic Decision Making, Operations Management, Marketing and Rationality and Ethical Values. Also during these terms, students start working on their Master of Science final project.
By the 4th term students who choose the elective course called "Experiencing the World of Management" have the possibility to undertake a corporate internship.
Upon completing the Master of Science in Management students who wish to take on PhD studies are encouraged to do so in any of UPF research groups in Economics, Finance and Management.
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:
Note : students can take more than 8 elective courses. Any extra elective course can be taken without additional cost. Additional elective courses will have no credit value.
Internship: Experiencing the World of Management
Note: Elective courses may change according to the student's demand and the availability of the faculty.
Further to the program's regular classes, the UPF Barcelona School of Management offers all Master of Science students the possibility of attending free complementary training parallel to the running of their programs. The following activities are optional and are included in the program's tuition fees:
Once students have completed the programme they will receive the official Master's Degree Máster Universitario en Ciencias Empresariales (Master of Science in Management) awarded by the Pompeu Fabra University.
Students will also receive an additional Master of Science in Management completion certificate awarded by the UPF Barcelona School of Management.
The Master of Science in Management is aimed at recent graduates and junior professionals with the academic backgrounds listed below. Students coming from other educational backgrounds must check the program's admission requirements.
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In order to be admitted to the Master of Science in 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. Ideally, students should come from any of the following fields of study: Economics, Business Administration or Engineering.
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
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:
Further to the options above, the school encourages students to look for education funding in external education financing institutions:
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