UPF Barcelona School of Management is the School of Management at Pompeu Fabra University, internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching and research.  

Our intention is to contribute to the development of management and the people who will put it into practice. We train professionals capable of managing companies and institutions, leading projects with a global vision. People who seek to add value, innovate, and transform society from a commitment to culture and planetary well-being.

Why choose us?

We connect the university with business

through innovation, social transformation and research. Our vision of management is strategic and people-centred, based on the best international practice. 

We provide solutions to the challenges facing business, social and institutional communities

with a view to transferring the results to society and generating knowledge and economic and social impact.  

We offer an active, personalized and multi-disciplinary approach to learning

which prepares students to become professionals with the skills to adapt to constantly changing circumstances. 

We have a culture based on values

that include ethics, social responsibility, rigour, sustainability, diversity, humanism and culture; a creative, transformational vision that aspires to excellence in teaching, research and the transfer of knowledge.


UPF Barcelona School of Management belongs to Pompeu Fabra University's Institute of Continuing Education Foundation, a non-profit private foundation governed by a Board of Trustees and a Governing Council. Meet our Governing Bodies

The School is founded.
The first Executive MBA students join the School.
The School already offers more than 100 postgraduate programs and courses grouped into three areas of knowledge: Business, Law and Public Management, and Communication and Language.
UPF-BSM incorporates Master of Science degrees.
The School has more than 500 EMBA graduates and more than 25,000 Alumni.
The School offers the first custom programs for companies
The first 100% online program is taught, the Online Master in Digital Documentation.
That same year, more than 1,000 international students enrol.
The School’s EMBA becomes one of the first programs to be nationally accredited by AQU Catalunya (Agency for Quality Assurance in the Catalan University System).

Part of the Pompeu Fabra University

Since it was founded in 1990, the Pompeu Fabra University, a research-oriented public university with an international outlook, has joined the ranks of the best universities in Europe. It has earned the Ministry of Education’s recognition as a Campus of International Excellence. In the THE ranking, it is the top university in Spain (143rd in the world and 60th in Europe) and the 10th best university in the world among those less than 50 years old (5th in Europe).

We are the management school of a great university, Pompeu Fabra University. We share the virtues of this internationally recognized university which focuses on excellence in teaching and research.  

The programs at UPF Barcelona School of Management are considered to be among the most prestigious in the world. In 2019, we obtained 3 Palmes of Excellence in the Eduniversal ranking, placing us among the best business schools in the world and those with the greatest international influence.

No. 1 in Spain and 10th best in the world among those less than 50 years old

In 2020 we became one of the 10 centres accredited by AQU Catalunya, the university system quality agency. This institutional accreditation endorses the teaching quality of all our university courses. 

In 2021, the international Association of MBAs recognized the academic quality and reputation of our EMBA and Master of Science in Management programs. The AMBA accreditation places us among the world’s leading management schools 

We are also in the process of obtaining EQUIS accreditation, an organization which certifies internationally recognized business schools.  

A management school connected with the world 

The new management focus on challenges related to the welfare of the planet calls for education to be approached from an international perspective.

The internationalization of UPF-BSM is understood as a transversal project


International vocation with a global view of the challenges of the future

UPF Barcelona School of Management’s international outlook is based on building a global view of the challenges of the future.

All the School’s areas and activities work transversally to ensure UPF Barcelona School of Management is an international endeavour, leading to a wide, universal view of course content, so that it can be shared with teachers, managers and students worldwide.

UPF-BSM, as an extension of the UPF, has earned wide international recognition for the excellence of its teaching and research work. 


UPF-BSM promotes the growth of international networks and alliances with leading actors

An international ambition to offer solutions with a global impact

UPF-BSM encourages the mobility of students and teaching staff in order to promote the growth of international networks and alliances with leading actors, with a view to developing joint experiences. Indeed, these are alliances that enable the School to play an active role in the world and fulfil its ambition to offer solutions with a global impact. 

Our mission: to prepare leaders with a global vision in a research-based context

Our values:
Transformation, Impact, Continuous improvement and rigor and ethics  

The mission of the UPF Barcelona School of Management is to prepare leaders with a global vision in a research-based context, capable of managing companies, institutions and projects; promoting innovation, social transformation, commitment to culture and planetary wellbeing. 

UPF-BSM has a culture based on the following values:  

Transformation: We have a creative and transformative vision with critical thinking and considering international best practices. 

Impact: We want to generate knowledge and economic and social impact. 

Continuous improvement and rigor: Vocation for excellence in teaching, impactful research, knowledge transfer and management.

Ethics: We act with foundations based on social responsibility, sustainability, diversity, humanism and culture. 

Like the Pompeu Fabra University, UPF Barcelona School of Management has close links with the city of Barcelona.

Barcelona is an open city which makes people feel welcome and fosters cultural wealth and innovation. We share the values of our city and in it we have created an academic centre of excellence with expertise in training, designed to detect and develop intellectual and creative talent, set in two excellent locations:

Balmes Campus

Ciutadella Campus