Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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.


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 at Barcelona School of Managment 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.

Why this program?

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.

  • 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.
Who is it for?

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

  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

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


Programme Structure

The Master of Science in 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 Master of Science in Management and those of all specializations sit together in class to learn the program's core courses.

On the 2nd and 3rd term students of the general management program customize their learning options by choosing 8 elective courses in topics such as Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics and Marketing. Also during these terms, students start working on their Master of Science thesis.

 For more information please visit the programme website.


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GMAT score:

Required score: 650

The GMAT is specifically designed for admission to business or management schools, and is meant to test how prepared you are for a business degree programme

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.

  • Applicants with a different academic background will be asked to provide proof of sufficient quantitative and analytical training by presenting one of the following tests: > 600 GMAT score or above the avarage GRE 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 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.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 18500 International
  • EUR 18500 EU/EEA


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.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.