Learn to plan, develop, and implement effective communication strategies for private companies, public institutions, and non-governmental organizations, with special attention to commercial relations between Asian countries and Spanish-speaking countries.
The Master in Communication and Business Relations is a program that provides the knowledge, tools and skills necessary to plan, develop, and implement communication and commercial relations strategies, adapted to various cultural and socio-political environments, focused mainly on Asian and Spanish-speaking countries.
Throughout the master, you will learn the fundamental concepts, theories, and methods related to the professional field of communication, with a clear international orientation, and through the combination of theoretical bases and practical skills. At the same time, you will deepen your knowledge of the new formats and trends in corporate and digital communication.
The objective of the master is to prepare participants to work in a sector that is evolving rapidly and constantly. Real cases of communication in companies or institutions will be analysed, learning to use data collection, analysis, and interpretation methodologies for effective decision-making. In the master you will also exercise in reflecting on and measuring the effects of communication on audiences and the public in order to adapt strategies for better performance in the medium and long term.
All this under the guidance of an excellent teaching staff that comes mainly from the UPF Communication Department, UPF-BSM and with the participation of leading experts from the field of communication, branding, marketing, business, and commercial relations.
The Master in Communication and Business Relations 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.
You will be trained by an excellent teaching staff that comes mainly from the UPF Communication Department, which is among the 150 best in the world according to the QS ranking, professors of UPF-BSM and with the participation of experts from the sector who develop their work in international companies and institutions.
The master's degree curriculum is designed to offer you a solid training in communication management, corporate and digital communication, and commercial relations. You will be able to adapt the contents to your needs by taking elective subjects.
You will acquire an international vision both due to the contents of the program and due to the multicultural environment in which you will study: you will share a classroom with students who come from different countries and disciplines who seek to train in an equally international city like Barcelona.
The master includes the option to undertake a curricular or extracurricular internship in companies, to let you put in practice the knowledge acquired.
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.
The Master in Communication and Business Relations is aimed at recent graduates and young professionals of diverse backgrounds who wish to specialize in the areas of corporate, commercial and digital communication, with a special focus on relations between Asian and Spanish-speaking countries.
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 Master in Communication and Business Relations 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 Master in Communication and Business Relations is organized into three terms.
During the first two terms, participants combine compulsory subjects together with electives of their choice. During the third term, the remaining electives must be taken.
Participants can choose between taking 7 optional subjects, or 5 optional subjects plus some curricular internships. All participants must choose at least 3 optional subjects from the Business Relations subject, specific to this program.
The completion of a thesis or Master's Final Project, which is worked on throughout the three terms of the master's, is mandatory.
The Master's Final Project may be carried out following one of the two following modalities:
The Master's Final Project tutor must be a master's professor.
The assigned tasks will be agreed between the organization or company that receives the student and the management of the master's degree, always with the aim of responding to a real need of said institution or company. The managers of the master will supervise that the assigned tasks are relevant and related to communication management. In the internships in companies, the knowledge acquired throughout the program must be put into practice.
The 8 ECTS corresponding to the professional internships are interchangeable for two optional subjects of 4 ECTS each.
There is also the possibility of recognition for professional experience.
The Master in Communication Management and Business Relations also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Màster Universitari en Gestió de la Comunicació/ Master of Arts in Communication Management - Máster Universitario en Gestión de la Comunicación / Master of Arts in Communication Management official Master's Degree, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.
Students will also receive an additional Master in Communication Management and Business Relations completion certificate awarded by the UPF Barcelona School of Management.
Issuance of official Master's Degrees: The amount stipulated in the DOGC (Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia) must be paid for the rights to issue the title. This rate varies annually and the rate in force at the time of application for the degree will be applied.
Note: The information collected here is for informational purposes only and may undergo modifications in the adaptations of each academic year. The definitive guide for each subject will be available to the participants enrolled in the virtual environment before the start of each of them.
The teaching team of the Master in Communication and Business Relations is mainly made up of professors from the UPF Communication Department, UPF-BSM professores together with the participation of leading experts from the sector, who have extensive experience, and who carry out their work in international companies and institutions.
The master is developed full time and on-campus to let you acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a communication professional. One of the key elements is the Master's Final Project, an individual project structured in various stages and supervised by a tutor.
A combination of various learning methodologies, with seminars, lectures, practical cases, presentations, group activities, and simulations will be carried out to create an interactive and practice-oriented teaching experience. It will be supplemented with more academic tasks such as reading articles, books, reports, written analysis, and exams.
The Master's in Communication and Business Relations includes an individual project that the student must begin to define from the beginning of the course, in order to work on it throughout the program. It can consist of original research or a project applied to a specific organization. The student will be responsible for choosing the challenge to be addressed.
As a central part of its teaching model, the master has a key figure: the mentor. The mentor will be assigned by the academic directors of the master's based on the characteristics and needs of the projects. They will act as a guide to the project and will stimulate the student's ideation and planning processes, while helping to identify tools, resources and materials that contribute to the development of the project.
Together with the contents of the different subjects, the improvement of the students' communication skills will be stimulated. The following skills will be worked on in a specific and integrated way: interpersonal communication, written communication, high-impact presentations, negotiation, digital identity, and ideation methodologies.
Evaluation will be based on theoretical exams, oral presentations, individual essays, group projects, debates, and participation in the classroom and the evaluation of the written report and the oral defence of the 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:
Throughout the program, participants will learn to plan, develop, and implement strategies related to corporate and digital communication and business relations for all types of companies and institutions. In the Master's Final Project, students will put into practice all the knowledge acquired. It is also possible to carry out curricular internships, with these being validated as 2 optional subjects.
At the end of the Master, participants will be able to join the labour market in positions related to the field of communication, marketing, branding, and institutional and commercial relations.
The Master in Communication and Business Relations brings together recent graduates and young professionals with diverse backgrounds who wish to specialize in the areas of corporate, commercial, and digital communication in the city of Barcelona, a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and international city that is a magnet for international companies, communication agencies, as well as organizations, foundations, and institutions.
The Master in Communication and Business Relations prepares recent graduates and young professionals to join the professional world in communication agencies, multinational companies, start-ups, government organizations, etc., both in the city of Barcelona and in any other location.
The program also offers the possibility of carrying out curricular internships and providing students with a professional experience in companies, these being validated as 2 optional subjects.
The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.
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.