Online specialization course in Business Opportunities in Asia

You will learn to identify the main markets in Asia, with a particular focus on China, Japan, the Republic of South Korea and Vietnam, to successfully carry out import and/or export operations of goods. You will also discover the main sources of information used for decision-making in international business.

  • International Business
  • Foreign Trade
  • Asian trade
Next edition
Classes start
25 August, 2021
Program ends
28 September, 2021
ECTS credits
300 €

Asia is the largest and most populated continent on Earth, covering about 44 million km² and containing 4.140 billion inhabitants– 61% of the world's population. The Asian economy engages 60% of the world's population, is the largest producer of food in the world and in addition to being the largest consumer, has the largest reserves of most of the minerals on the planet. 

Asia is the continent that concentrates the highest economic growth and consumes the majority of global credit, in addition to showing the highest growth in investment in science and technology, in education and in every other economic sector imaginable.

Asia's trade agreements with other regional blocs or countries have helped establish a framework the promotes the exchange of products and direct foreign investment. Cultural and historical links with the West are relatively scarce but companies have understood the opportunities provided by the growth of the economies of China, India, Korea and Japan in recent decades. Meanwhile, many companies have trialled triangular operations involving Asian, American and European partners.

The course content is as follows:

  •  Asia in the global economic and political context.
  •  Economic and political situation in a selection of Asian countries.
  •  China. The resurgence of China, historical context and prospects for growth. Tips for engaging with China, exploring and taking advantage of business opportunities.
  •  Japan. Current economic situation and business opportunities.
  •  Republic of South Korea. Historical overview, economic situation and business opportunities.
  •  Vietnam. Historical overview, economic situation and business opportunities.
  •  Information sources

Once you have passed the program, you will obtain the certificate of Curso en Oportunidades de Negocio con Asia, issued by UPF Barcelona School of Management.

Why choose this program


Content adapted to the current economic situation

The content of this course, which is permanently updated and adapted to the existing economic situation in both Asia and the world, is very useful for importers, exporters and investors, and is taught by professionals from the sector.


Expand your training at the end of the course

This course entitles you to transfer 3 ECTS toward the Online Master in International Business.


Adapted to you

Its online methodology gives you the flexibility to cover its content and undergo the necessary evaluations at your convenience.



You will be in permanent contact with lecturers and classmates through the forum and webinar sessions, where you can ask questions, share experiences and generate new contacts.


Prestigious qualification

You will obtain a qualification endorsed by the international prestige of Pompeu Fabra University which will allow you stand out and take on new professional challenges.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at professionals in the international field who want to understand the basic principles of import and export operations in Asia, as well as university graduates interested in international trade.

Admission and enrolment



Academic directors

Manuel Cienfuegos Mateo

Associate Professor UPF

Carles Murillo Fort

Academic Director

  • Martin Brusco
    Director at OLEXGLOBAL.
    Master of International Business at the UPF Barcelona School of Management.
    He is a graduate of Industrial Engineering at the National University of Rosario.


At UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model whose objective is to place you at the heart of the process so that you have control over the way you learn.  

To help you with your day-to-day management and to achieve your academic goals, you will have 24/7 access to the virtual environment so you can study at your own pace without a fixed timetable.

This will allow you to acquire key knowledge and skills while combining your education with your work and personal life, allowing you to make the most of the time you have available.  


Interactive teaching resources

Resources in different formats will provide you with a more motivating experience: videos, interactive material, links and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, putting the latest knowledge, skills, and tools at your fingertips so you can take your career to the next level.


Collaborative learning

Participation and discussion with your classmates and lecturers are essential to the learning process. We will provide you with various resources such as the Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions asked by the lecturer or respond to interesting comments.


Streaming sessions with experts

Videoconferences sessions with the expert lecturer or special guests will allow you to ask questions, discuss what you have learned and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. To guarantee flexibility, we will record the sessions to make them available to you for subsequent consultation.


Personalized support

You will have both the support of the expert lecturer, who will guide you through the contents and answer your questions, as well as the program manager who will accompany you in the day-to-day running of the program and facilitate access to the different services.


Your evaluation during the program will be established and corrected under the quality criteria required for all UPF Barcelona School of Management programs, which guarantees their academic value and recognition.

Your evaluation during the program will be carried out online based on the following:

  • Participation in discussions
  • Delivery of practical activities


The learning process is characterized by its flexibility, since, in the virtual learning environment, the structure of the school calendar and the diversity of multimedia resources which are made available to the student allows them to acquire knowledge in a self-regulated manner.

The support of the teaching staff and interaction with classmates is carried out by making use of a wide variety of communication channels that facilitate proximity and didactic dialogue. The completion of activities and the Master's Final Project or Postgraduate Final Project is oriented towards professional practice for a high-impact professional transfer.


Professional Future

Admission and enrolment

The admission and enrolment process for this course consists of a few simple steps.

Who can apply?

The online specialization courses are aimed at professionals who want to acquire new specific skills to expand their knowledge and improve their professional career.

How to apply?

To enrol in this program, you must read and accept the Contract Terms and Conditions and fill in the registration form.

The following steps need to be taken to register for the course:

1. Fill in the admission application form. You will receive a username and password to access the eSecretaría platform.
2. On the platform, upload a scanned copy of your ID (both sides).
3. Go to the "Enrolment" section to pay for the course by credit card or bank transfer.

In certain cases, additional documentation may be requested. 

The application is subject to the availability of places.

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Specialization course in Business Opportunities in Asia
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Online specialization course in Business Opportunities in Asia