Quality

At the UPF Barcelona School of Management, we are committed to the continuous improvement of the organization's governing processes, our program syllabus, our teaching staff and our educational model. It is a commitment to excellence made to the students who choose to study with us and to all stakeholders in the school. 

Moreover, the focus on organizational processes and culture encourages us to evolve towards more agile, flexible and fluid organizational models, which in turn enable the school to transform itself and adapt quickly to change. 

To ensure this continuous improvement, a Quality Committee reviews and approves the self-assessment and accreditation processes. This review ensures that the professional university education we provide is appropriate and in line the expectations of today's labour market and society.  

 

Quality Committee

BSM-UPF's Quality Committee is responsible for:

  • Analysing and monitoring the quality indicators for qualifications.
  • Analysing and monitoring the quality indicators in the Integrated Scorecard (Cuadro de Mando Integral - CMI).
  • Reviewing and approving the monitoring reports for qualifications.
  • Reviewing and approving the accreditation self-reports.
  • Producing, reviewing and approving the quality policy and objectives.
  • Reviewing the status of proposals for improvement plans and making new proposals.
  • Reviewing and approving the centre's Internal Quality Assurance System.

This Committee is made up of the following members: other participants may be invited depending on the topics to be dealt with (Technical Quality Office, etc.).

  • Jose M. Martinez-Sierra
    General Manager of BSM-UPF and Chairman of the Quality Committee
  • Pilar Soldevila
    Manager of BSM-UPF
  • Carolina Luis Bassa
    Academic director of the Official Master's Degree in Marketing, Core Faculty and faculty representative and academic director of qualifications at BSM-UPF
  • Cristina Torralbo
    Director of Programming at BSM-UPF
  • Clara Kirchner
    Director of Institutional and Corporate Relations at BSM-UPF and representative of the new committee of ex-alumni and companies
  • Edith Castellarnau
    Director of Student Services at BSM-UPF and employers' representative
  • Edgar de los Santos
    Quality Manager at BSM-UPF and Coordinator of the Quality Committee
  • Elsa Bellmunt
    Director of the Academic and General Secretary's Office at BSM-UPF
  • Ernest Solé
    Head of studies at BSM-UPF
  • Jordi Perramon
    Academic director of the Official Master's Degree in Auditing and Financial Management, Core Faculty and faculty representative and academic director of qualifications at BSM-UPF.
  • Jordi Rey
    Director of international Relations and Accreditations at BSM-UPF and representative of the school's international activity (programs, faculty, students, etc.)
  • Kari Pettersson
    Ex-alumnus of the Official Master's Degree in Auditing and Financial Management at BSM-UPF and representative of ex-alumni
  • Llorenç Bagur
    Vice-dean for Faculty at BSM-UPF
  • Lucia Crosas
    Director of Resources and People at BSM-UPF and representative of management personnel
  • Susana Domingo
    Academic Director of the MBA, Core Faculty and faculty representative and academic director of qualifications at BSM-UPF.
  • Xavier Merencio
    Student of the MBA and representative of the students

 

Tutorial Action Plan

Quality Policy

Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS) Manual

Assessment and indicators

IQAS Procedures Manual

IQAS improvement plan

AQU accreditation

Since June 2020, the UPF Barcelona School of Management is one of 10 centres institutionally accredited by the Catalan University System Quality Assurance Agency (AQU). This institutional accreditation from AQU Catalunya means that our school has accredited all the official degrees and masters that it offers, for a renewable five-year period. 

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Acreditación AMBA

In 2021, we obtained the AMBA accreditation, which positions us among the world's leading management schools and makes us one of only six business schools in Spain to receive the AMBA accreditation. 

The International Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA & BGA) thus recognizes the academic quality and reputation of our EMBA and Master of Science in Management programs. 

Acreditación AMBA

Process map for educational quality management

Process map for educational quality management