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Full Time MBA in english

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Full Time MBA in english

UPF-BSMMastersFull Time MBA in english

The UPF-BSM full-time MBA is an official master's degree, accredited by AMBA, and endorsed by the rigour and excellence of Pompeu Fabra University. It will provide you with a global and innovative vision of management.

Next edition
Classes start26 September, 2023
Program ends30 November, 2024 (To be confirmed)
ECTS credits90
ScheduleFull-time program. Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. (Schedules may change based on academic needs)
Price28000 €

The MBA is a full-time program. It is aimed at people with a minimum of three years of professional experience who want to take a step forward in their profession or start their own business.

With this master's degree you will gain a strategic vision of the main functional areas of a company. You will develop specific skills and knowledge for business management. It is a flexible and personalized program through which you can create your own itinerary, incorporating content on innovation, business development, sustainability, leadership, etc.

In the full-time MBA you will attend individual coaching sessions, development and personal branding workshops, and activities with the professional careers department, which will provide you with the tools you need to launch your professional career. In addition, you will have a mentor who will accompany you in the development of your master's final project from day one.

You will be part of an international educational program in a European business school, and have the possibility of a study trip to Stockholm. This will allow you to learn about other innovative business realities.

Sustainability and business ethics, as well as culture and humanism, are also integrated into the program through case studies, conferences with managers, seminars, etc., making participants aware of the importance of social responsibility and management of diversity in the world of business and organizations.

The Full Time MBA is endorsed by Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Spanish university and the 15th best university in the world (of those with less than 50 years), according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally.

Why choose this program


Study at an accredited school

Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, an international distinction that guarantees the quality of our institution and makes us the 1st school of management linked to a public university with this accreditation in our country.


Campus in the centre of Barcelona

The full-time MBA sessions take place in the Balmes Building, a campus located in the heart of Barcelona. You will experience innovation in the centre of a city that breathes creativity and business life.


Elite faculty

The full-time MBA has the highest level of teaching staff. The program is taught by management professionals from leading companies and professors of recognized international prestige from the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.


Dynamic and interactive learning

In the full-time MBA you will combine theoretical sessions with learning-by-doing. The program has innovative and interactive methodologies such as business simulations. They will help you be ready to make strategic decisions in an uncertain and changing world.



You will have a personalized development plan for leadership and managerial skills. Your plan includes individual coaching sessions, activities with the professional careers department and a mentor who will support you in the development of your Master's Final Project.

Who is it for?

The full-time MBA is a program aimed at university graduates, both national and international, who have recently started their career. People with a minimum professional experience of three years, who want to take a step forward in their profession or start their own business.


UPF Barcelona School of Management is the management school of Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Ibero-American university and the 16th placed university in the world, among those under 50 years of age, according to the Times Higher Education ranking.
UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally, and places itself among the top business schools in the world.
The Full Time MBA has AMBA accreditation from the Association of MBAs, which recognizes UPF-BSM for its academic quality and reputation.
The Full Time MBA is an official master's degree and has the academic recognition of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. The Quality Agency of the University System of Catalonia (AQU) has also institutionally accredited UPF-BSM. This accreditation certifies all the official master's degrees that we teach and recognizes the quality of our educational model in accordance with the criteria of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).



The full-time MBA is structured over 12 months in which students will participate in core and elective subjects. 

We have identified a set of key competencies that favour the professional development of participants: leadership, communication, cooperation, adaptive and critical thinking, decision-making, and autonomous learning. You will work on these skills in an integrated and transversal manner throughout the MBA. 

The program also consists of an individual project that students start during the first weeks of the master's degree and that they will develop throughout the entire MBA.  

Intensive week/immersion

You will analyse and practice the skills necessary to obtain results through and with people: ethics and sustainability, cooperation, adaptive thinking, self-knowledge and autonomous learning, personal leadership and leadership models and styles (online and remote included), teamwork, dealing with and management of conflicts in the organization, crisis management, negotiation, motivation, communication and skills to lead meetings, and presentations and business communication skills, emphasizing especially practical exercises and role playing. This course also includes a block focused on the acquisition of skills and competencies so that you can make successful public presentations, as well as individual and personalized coaching sessions with an expert coach in profiles like yours. You will also have individual and personalized sessions with a career advisor from our Careers Department specialized in MBA profiles, so that you can manage and develop your professional career in accordance with your objectives and concerns.

Core subjects in the first trimester

Core subjects in the second trimester

Core subjects in the third trimester

Profundizarás en las claves de la inversión y la financiación y su relación con los aspectos macroeconómicos, así como en los criterios para insertar los conceptos financieros en la estrategia y la planificación empresarial.

En el contexto de la asignatura transversal Liderazgo y Desarrollo Directivo, el Full Time MBA incluye en este tercer trimestre un fin de semana de desconexión en un hotel de montaña, en el que se realizarán actividades de team building con el objetivo de identificar roles y liderazgos y mejorar las habilidades directivas y de gestión de equipos.

Core subjects in the fourth trimester

Master’s Final Project

When you start the program you will define the individual Master’s Final Project that you are going to work on during the Full Time MBA. It should respond to a real business challenge and allow the development of business analysis and diagnostic skills, as well as map out viable proposals for its implementation.

Elective subjects

Note on elective courses

Note on the Curriculum

The information contained in these pages is for information purposes only and may be subject to change in the adaptation of each academic year. The definitive guide will be available to students in the virtual space before the start of each subject.

Complementary activities

The Full Time MBA also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:

  • The International Study Trips are short stays that will allow students to get to know other realities within the framework of the world of business. Previously we have visited Shanghai (China) or London (United Kingdom), among others.
  • The MBA Challenge, a four-day competition in which you will have the opportunity to work on a real challenge from a large corporation. Companies such as La Fageda, the Oncology Foundation of Catalonia, the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, and the Josep Carreras Foundation have already entrusted their cases to UPF-BSM participants.
  • Bootcamps
  • CV, LinkedIn, Speed Networking, Talent Up, and interview workshops
  • Sessions on self-knowledge and self-assessment skills based on DISC test
  • Sessions with managers and entrepreneurs
  • Conferences with CEOs and general directors
  • Visits to companies, innovation hubs, and accelerators
  • Sporting competitions with school students (MSc, etc.)
  • Workshops for entrepreneurs/diversity management
  • English classes. Business English
  • Activities with the UPF-BSM community
  • Attending 4YFN/MWC, Smart City
  • Preparation courses: Initial preparation courses for participants who need to take them depending on their previous studies and experience. They are online ans students take them before joining the program.
  • UPF-BSM Inside: is a group of interdisciplinary subjects (applied data, communication, creativity, innovation and project management, sustainability and leadership among others) that, if you take this program, you can access at no additional cost. They are 100% online and you can take them throughout the academic year at your own pace, as they have been designed as self-study subjects.

Qualification obtained

Once the program has been completed, students will be awarded the Màster Universitari en Administració  i  Direcció de Empreses. Master in Business Administration (MBA) - Máster Universitario en Administración y Dirección de Empresas / Master in Business Administration (MBA), issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.  
Official Master's Degree: The amount stipulated in the DOGC (Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Catalunya) must be paid for the rights to issue the degree certificate. This fee varies annually and the amount in force at the time of requesting the degree certificate will be applied. 


The UPF-BSM full-time MBA is taught by management professionals from leading companies and professors of recognized international prestige from the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University. This ensures high-level training, combining conceptual aspects and practical approaches.

Academic directors


Collaborating faculty

  • Jordi Damià
    Partner in Setesca 
    Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. 
  • Guillem Domingo
    Co-founder and CEO at Harboury Legal and Business Services 
    Doctorate in Tax Law from the University of Barcelona.
  • Joaquim López Caussa
    COO at Dozen Investments
    MBA, Asian Institute of Technology.
  • August Mabilon Puig
    Partner in SDG Group
    PDD from IESE.
  • David Solà
    Principal in Caixa Capital Risc
    Degree in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University.


The full-time MBA combines basic content, fundamental for any managerial professional, with specific content, which is personalized with the mentor according to the skills and professional project of the participant.

The program also includes the possibility of participating in professional and personal growth activities:

  • International Study Trips: work trips that you will make to other countries to discover new markets and visit innovative companies
  • the MBA Challenge: a four-day competition in which you will have the opportunity to work on a real challenge from a company or institution
  • business simulations
  • team building activities

The best of theory, the best of practice

The methodology of the UPF-BSM full-time MBA combines theory (the introduction of concepts), with practice (where these concepts are put into action). To do this, we promote interaction with the economic fabric: visits to companies, sessions with managers, etc.


Master’s Final Project

You will develop your Master's Final Project individually. You will be under the supervision of a mentor and have access to the advice of experts and professionals from UPF-BSM.


Team building: you will learn to compete and cooperate

The program also includes the possibility for you to participate in group activities such as the MBA Challenge, business simulations, or activities outside the classroom. In these activities you will work on cooperation between groups in competitive scenarios.



During the program you will develop a series of activities that value internationalization. We highlight the Study Trips to European capitals such as Stockholm. These visits include sessions with local professors and professionals, as well as visits to their main companies.


The UPF-BSM full-time MBA program is made up of different evaluation systems according to each subject: exams, group work, individual work, and the individual Master's Final Project.


Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills and achieve learning which is transferable to work.

You will have:

  • Master's Final Project (TFM) or  Postgrad Final Project (TFP)
  • A personal mentor to monitor your final project (TFM or TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops

Professional Future

The full-time MBA is a program aimed at both national and international professionals, with a minimum professional experience of three years. People who want to take a step forward in their profession or start their own business. They have in common their desire to acquire strategic and business management skills.

Student profile

The full-time MBA ecosystem is made up of young professionals with high growth potential, or those who want to start their own business.

The diversity of profiles and sectors represented in the MBA (entrepreneurship, finance, consulting, law, management, team leaders, engineering, young scientists, medicine, professionals from the pharmaceutical industry, the banking sector, etc.) is a great added value for your learning. Their diverse geographical and cultural, national and international origin, will enrich your training experience, while allowing you to network a large group of contacts.

Career opportunities

The full-time MBA will be a springboard to launch your professional career: you will develop the specific skills and knowledge demanded by companies and organizations of all kinds.

You will also have at your disposal the UPF-BSM Job Exchange in our Department of Careers. A Career Advisor will help you and support you to achieve your professional growth goals in a personalized way.

If you are an international student and do not have a European passport, our Careers Department will also help you find a business project according to your profile. The full-time MBA program does not include internships.

  • Assistant to the General Management of companies and organizations of any kind.
  • Venture Capital Manager, Private Equity Manager, and Strategic Consultant.
  • Management positions in any of the functional areas of a company: marketing, finance, human resources, production, etc.
  • Entrepreneur of your own project.
  • Intrapreneur: undertaking projects within your organization.


Grants, scholarships and financing


UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different methods of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worries. We offer you the opportunity of financing part of your program either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through aid from entities dedicated to promoting education, or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.

Merit Based Scholarship

Apply for our Merit Based Scholarship, awarded to those who prove they have talent and motivation.

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Grants and discounts

Alumni discounts

If you are a member of our alumni associations or of one of our partner universities, we offer you a series of applicable discounts on the amount of tuition for your program.

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UPF Employee Discounts

If you are a member or family member of an employee of the UPF group or belonged to the collaborating institutions of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, you can enjoy a series of applicable discounts on the tuition fees for your program.

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UPF Partner Latinoamerican Universities Discount

If you are alumni of one of our Partner Universities, you are entitled to a discount of 10% on the UPF Barcelona School of Management Masters and postgraduate program tuition fees (those programs with more than 15 credits).

*Discount not compatible with other scholarships, discounts and reductions.

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External financial aid

A large number of external entities and institutions offer financial aid options to students who want to enrol on one of our master programs and postgraduate courses.


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    MBA Discount

    Certain programs at UPF Barcelona School of Management offer specific financial aid to incoming students, funded by collaborating entities.

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    Financing simulator

    You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator.

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    Collaborating entities

    In addition, we collaborate with various entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links. 

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