Application deadline: 30 Jun 14
Tuition fee:
  • € 13,940 / Year (EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 9 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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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: Business Analytics, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

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 state of mind, its constant contribution to creating knowledge and its high-level ability to stimulate and convey knowledge.

Why this program?

* Because you will be taught by the internationally top ranked faculty of the best Spanish university according to the Times Higher Education Ranking (2013).
* Because it is an officially accredited master program recognized both by the Spanish Ministry of Education and in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
* Because it offers research-oriented students the possibility of applying for the UPF's PhD program in Management.
* Because it includes a 100% free Spanish course and a Career Development Program.
* Because it will make you live an unforgettable international education experience with students from many different nationalities (in 2014, 83% of Master of Science students came from 40 different nationalities).


* To obtain a cross-functional approach to management.
* To provide in-depth knowledge of analytical tools applied to management.
* To learn the required technical and managerial skills for key decision-making processes.

Employment opportunities

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

* Business Analysis
* Business Development
* Digital Analysis
* Market Research
* Strategic Consulting
* Strategic Management
* Strategic Planning
* Supply Chain Management


Program Curriculum
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.

Core Courses
* Analytical Tools * Applied Statistics
* Managerial Accounting and Finance
* Corporate Finance

* Management Theory * Marketing Management
* Organizational Behaviour

* Final Project 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:

* 8 elective courses from the following list.
* 6 elective courses from the following list plus the Internship: Experiencing the World of Management.

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.

* Strategy and Entrepreneurship * Analytical Tools for Strategic Decision-Making
* Behavioural Economics
* Business Strategy and the Management of Innovation
* Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
* Financing for Start-Ups
* Business Plan: How To Set Up a New Company

* Business Analytics * Operations Management
* Quantitative Methods in Management
* E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
* Benchmarking and Business Analytics
* Forecasting, Revenue Management and Pricing

* Marketing * Marketing Analytics
* Consumer Behaviour
* Marketing Research
* Marketing Strategy
* E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
* Integrated Communications

* Management Skills and Ethical Value * Rationality and Ethical Values in Management
* Managing Teams and Negotiations

Internship: Experiencing the World of Management

Note: Elective courses may change according to the student's demand and the availability of the faculty.

Additional Off-program Activities

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:

* Brush-up Courses: preparatory crash courses on business and economy-related subjects which take place two weeks prior to the beginning of the program.
* Spanish or Catalan Courses: one-year, 3-hour/week courses at the UPF's language school.
* Career Development Program: career sessions and workshops during which students obtain specific training on how to improve their CV, approach potential employers and develop professional soft skills (read more about the school's Career Service).

Final Degree

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.

* Economics
* Business Administration
* Engineering
* Mathematics
* Physics


* Maria Galli
* Anna Torres
* Albert Banal-Estañol
* Alexandre Grasas León
* Ana Valenzuela
* Antonio Ladrón de Guevara
* Carlos Serrano
* Daniel Navarro Martínez
* Daniel Serra
* Gaël Le Mens
* Gert Cornelissen
* Inga Hoever
* Josep-Maria Fàbregas i Torrens
* Kalyan Talluri
* Luz Parrondo
* Marc Le Menestrel
* Michael John Greenacre
* Oriol Amat Salas
* Susana Domingo Pérez
* Walter Alfredo Garcia Fontes Badanian
* Xavier Cuadras Morato


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:

* Apply for the school's Talent Scholarship: a school's merit-based scholarship aimed at students with an extraordinary academic and/or professional career.
* 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.
* 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.



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.

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