• About UPF-BSM
  • Programs
  • Faculty and research
  • News & Events


UPF-BSMAbout us

UPF-BSM is the management school of Pompeu Fabra University, a university internationally recognized for its level of excellence in teaching and research.

Our purpose is to contribute to the development of management and to people who put it into practice. We train professionals who are capable of managing companies and institutions and leading projects with a global vision. People who seek to add value, innovate and transform society through a commitment to culture and global wellness.

Why should you choose us?
We connect the university with business

through innovation, social transformation and research. Our management vision is strategic, it is based on international best practices and it is focused on people.

We propose solutions to the challenges faced by the business, social and institutional environment

with the vocation of transferring results to the society. We want to generate knowledge and economic and social impact.

We offer an active, personalized and interdisciplinary learning model

that prepares students to become professionals capable of moving in constantly changing environments.

We have a values-based culture

such as ethics, social responsibility, transparency, rigor, sustainability, diversity, humanism and culture. We have a creative and transformative vision with a vocation for excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer.

About Us UPF-BSM History

UPF-BSM belongs to the Fundación Instituto de Educación Continua de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF), a private non-profit foundation governed by a Board of Trustees and a Government Council. Learn about our Governing Bodies.

2022We have gained EQUIS accreditation, which positions us in the elite of business schools.
EQUIS accredited
2021bisAMBA accreditation places us among the world's leading management schools
EQUIS accredited
2011We incorporated the Masters of Science.
EQUIS accredited
2006bisMore than 1,000 international students enrolled in our school.
1994We offer the first custom program for companies.
EQUIS accredited
2021The school has more than 500 EMBA graduates and more than 40,000 alumni.
EQUIS accredited
2016EMBA is one of the first nationally accredited programs by AQU.
EQUIS accredited
2006We added more than 100 masters, postgraduate courses and specialization courses in Business, Law and Public Management, Communication and Language.
2002We offer the first 100% online program, the Online Master's Degree in Digital Documentation.

The school is founded.

Ranked among the top business schools in the world

We are a global business school that is firmly committed to academic quality, research and transferring knowledge to society as the founding pillars for training leaders who want boost their social impact. As a result of the success that we have built on these pillars, we feature in the key rankings in the Higher Education sector and we have earned the leading accreditations from international academic institutions.

International accreditations

We currently hold two of the three most prestigious academic accreditations in the sector, which confirm our position among the top business schools in the world.

EQUIS accreditation
We are the first business school in Spain linked to a public university to achieve the EQUIS accreditation EQUIS of the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD), which certifies the quality of our range of academic programs based on rigorous international quality standards.

AMBA accreditation
The Association of MBAs, the leading global accreditation that evaluates MBA and management programs, certifies six of the School’s Masters: Executive MBA, Full-Time MBA, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in International Business and Master in International Business, in both the on-campus and online formats.

Business School Impact System (BSIS)
The BSIS accreditation, issued by the EFMD, highlights the UPF-BSM’s impact on society, thanks both to the quality of the tuition and to the dynamism of its alumni network and its relationship with the business community.

international accreditations
National and International Rankings

The leading national and international rankings recognize and highlight our overall impact, both in terms of the students and the social and business sector.

Financial Times
Executive Education Custom 2023
The UPF-BSM has been included in the Financial Times Executive Education Custom Ranking 2023, the most prestigious classification for in-company and executive education.

QS Business Masters ranking 2023
Executive MBA
For the first time, the Executive MBA Ranking 2023 published by QS, one of the most highly respected higher education classifications in the world, has named the UPF-BSM among its selected business schools.

QS Business Masters ranking 2023
MSc in Management, MSc in Finance and Banking and MSc in Marketing
In 2023, three of the UPF-BSM’s Masters have been ranked among the best in the world in the fields of knowledge of Management, Finance and Marketing, emphasizing aspects such as research leadership, diversity in the classroom and the ROI of the program.

EdUniversal Best Masters ranking 2022
Sixteen of the UPF-BSM’s Masters are classified in this ranking, with four making it into the Top 50 in the world, and a further two are among the Top 100.

EdUniversal Best Business Schools ranking 2022
4 Palmes of Excellence
EdUniversal classifies us as a Top Business School with significant international influence, after awarding us 4 Palmes of Excellence.

Positive Impact Rating 2023
Level 4: Transforming School
The Positive Impact Rating (PIR), an international classification based on the students’ opinion of the commitment to sustainability of the leading business schools in the world, rates the UPF-BSM as a Transforming School.

El Mundo 250 Masters Ranking 2023
Six of the UPF-BSM’s Masters rank among the Top 5 in their respective categories in the 250 Masters ranking published by the newspaper El Mundo.

National and international rankings
National Accreditations

AQU (Catalan Agency for the Quality of the University System)
The UPF-BSM is one of the first schools to achieve the Institutional Accreditation of the AQU, which certifies the academic quality of all our official qualifications and acknowledges the quality of our educational model.

National Accreditations

A business school connected to the world

The interest of new management in challenges related to global welfare requires to approach education from an international perspective.

International approach UPF-BSM

At UPF-BSM we work in a transversal way for internationalization.

International vocation with a global vision of challenges of the future

We understand internationalization as a transversal project that permeates all areas and activities of our school. Its objective is to provide the contents with a broad and universal vision that can be shared by teachers, management and students from around the world.

In addition, at UPF-BSM, as an extension of UPF, we obtained wide international recognition for the excellence of our work in teaching and research.

At UPF-BSM we promote the creation of international networks and alliances with reference actors.

The international ambition to provide solutions with global impact

We promote the mobility of our students and professors with the aim of fostering the creation of international networks and alliances with reference actors, developing joint experiences. These alliances allow us to be an active part of the world and to fulfill our international ambition to provide solutions with global impact.

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

Social impact UPF-BSM

Our values: Transformation, impact, ethics, continuous improvement and rigor.

Our mission is to prepare leaders capable of managing companies, institutions and projects, promoting innovation, social transformation, commitment to culture and planetary wellbeing.

Our culture is based on the following values:

  • Transformation: we have a creative, transformative and critical vision, which takes into account international best practices.
  • Impact: we want to generate knowledge and economic and social impact.
  • Ethics: we act with fundamentals based on social responsibility, sustainability, diversity, humanism and culture.
  • Continuous improvement and rigor: we have a vocation for excellence in teaching, impact research, knowledge transfer and management.

Two campuses in the heart of the city of Barcelona

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city with great cultural richness that promotes technological and sustainable innovation. Its strong commitment to innovation and attracting international talent has made it one of the main destinations for projects and investments in Europe.

At the UPF Barcelona School of Management, we maintain a strong connection with our city and its values. Our campuses are located in two privileged locations in the city of Barcelona: on the central street of Balmes and around the Ciutadella Park.

Campus Balmes UPF-BSM
Balmes Campus, a renowned building in the neuralgic center of Barcelona

Today, the Balmes Campus in Barcelona houses the largest business school in the city center. In addition to being the space where a significant portion of the UPF Barcelona School of Management programs are taught, you will also have the opportunity to hold different events, debates, or discussions as a student and alumni.

If you want to learn more about the Balmes Campus, take the virtual tour and explore its classrooms, auditorium, versatile study rooms, or its terrace, from where you can enjoy the city skyline after classes.

Take the virtual tour
Campus ciutadella UPF-BSM
Ciutadella Campus, one of the most iconic spaces in Barcelona

The Ciutadella Campus in Barcelona is one of the most recognized, historic, and modern spaces in the city. It houses the spaces that will host your training and professional development, as well as several cutting-edge innovation and research centers.

If you want to learn more about the Ciutadella Campus, take the virtual tour and discover its classrooms, versatile rooms, or the iconic library located in the Dipòsit de les Aigües, where you can prepare for assignments, exams, or master's theses.

Take the virtual tour