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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.

One of the best business schools in the world

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), a research-intensive international public university, has been ranked as one of the best universities in Europe since 1990.

It has been distinguished by the Ministry of Education as a Campus of International Excellence (CEI) and, according to the Times Higher Education ranking (THE), it is the 1st Spanish university (ranked 156 worldwide and 69 at a European level) and the 16th best university in the world among those with less than 50 years of history (1st in Spain and 7th in Europe).

We are the management school of a prestigious university: UPF. We share its internationality and we are focused on excellence in teaching and research.

Our programs have a great international reputation, reinforced by the following recognitions achieved in 2022, placing us among the most influential business schools in the world:

In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management and CaixaBank were finalists in the AMBA & BGA “Excellence Awards” for their case study on the Risk School of the financial institution.

1st Spanish university and 16th best university in the world among those with less than 50 years of history

Quality and ranking

In 2022, we have been recognized with EQUIS accreditation, making us the 1st management school in the country, linked to a public university, to obtain it. This institutional recognition places us among the elite of international business schools.

In 2021, we earned AMBA accreditation, which places us between the world's leading management schools. The International Master of Business Administration Association recognizes the academic quality and reputation of our EMBA and Master of Science in Management programs. 

In 2020, we became one of the 10 centers institutionally accredited by the Agencia de Calidad del Sistema Universitario de Cataluña (AQU). This institutional accreditation guarantees the educational quality of all our university degrees.

See our annual report

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.

Like Pompeu Fabra University, at UPF-BSM we are linked to the city of Barcelona. 

Barcelona is an open city that fosters cultural richness and innovation. We share values of our city and in it we create our expert space in training, detection and development of intellectual and creative talent.

Our campuses are located in two privileged locations that make up our academic environment:

Balmes Campus
Balmes Building
Balmes 132-134, 08008 Barcelona (Spain)(+34) 93 542 18 00How to find us
Ciutadella Campus
Ciutadella Campus
Ramón Trias Fargas, 25 - 27, 08005 Barcelona (Spain)(+34) 93 542 18 00How to find us