Online Master in International Business


Learn to successfully lead the management of international business with one of the five best master's degrees in your specialty according to the Eduniversal ranking.

  • Foreign trade
  • International
  • International business

Next edition

Start program: 22 February, 2024 (To be confirmed)

End program: 28 February, 2025 (To be confirmed)





ECTS credits



9000 €

The Online Official Master's Degree in International Business gives you the necessary tools to lead the strategy and operation of the business in the international market. Learn to analyze business opportunities in each market and sector so as to internationalize a company and develop in international business thanks to the knowledge acquired concerning international financial organizations and regional economic integration organizations.

Design your company's international strategy with the help of everything you learn about international marketing, international human resource management, and international business culture. You will also learn how logistics and transport are managed, customs, incoterms, and everything related to international finance and taxation.

By means of three geographical seminars in the master, you will specialize in the detection and development of business opportunities in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

With the Business Game simulator in the Online Official Master's Degree in International Business, you can even apply the knowledge you have learned and implement different strategic decisions to achieve the maximum possible results.

Finally, the last module of the Online Official Master's Degree in International Business teaches you managerial skills so that you can work in export departments, export management, international trade, customs, and international logistics companies.

The Master´s Degree in International Business 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


Develop an international vision

Through specialization seminars you will learn to identify, analyse and develop business opportunities in the Asian, European and Latin American markets, and be able to understand how the socioeconomic framework of those continents works.


Learn from experts

You can count on academics and professionals from the Pompeu Fabra University, the Observatory of Relations with Latin America and renowned companies and institutions, who will help you acquire practical knowledge of business.


Take advantage of extracurricular internships

You will have the possibility of putting into practice the knowledge acquired in companies such as Almirall, Alcatel-Lucent España, Nestle Purina Petcare España, Pimec, Marítima Tuscor Lloyds or Hall Street Barcelona, among others.


Improve your management skills

You will acquire collaborative skills for working in a team and lead your company's projects in the foreign market.


Practice with the Business Game

Through the Business Game you will be able to put into practice the strategic decisions of your company in a simulator, exploring all avenues of an international project.


International recognition


Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, 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.

Who is it for?

The master is aimed at international business professionals who want to update their knowledge, as well as university graduates and higher graduates, especially in the area of business administration, economics, law and engineering, who have a minimum of approximately 2 years of relevant professional experience.

At the end of the program, participants will have acquired and updated the essential knowledge and skills to be able to face any challenge posed by their company or create their own company aimed at the international market and foreign trade.

Admission and enrolment


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 Online Master in International Business has AMBA accreditation from the Association of MBAs, which recognizes UPF-BSM for its academic quality and reputation. 

The Online Master in International Business 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).


AMBA logo


The Master in International Business is structured in 4 large modules and an international trip so that the student can experience first-hand how large multinationals create their international strategies.

Complementary activities

The Online Master in International Business also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:

  • 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 students have completed the course they will obtain the Màster Universitari en Negocis Internacionals. International Business - Máster Universitario en Negocios Internacionales / International Business, awarded by Pompeu Fabra University.

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.

International mobility

The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you the possibility of expanding your training and international vision through the International Mobility Programme. Extend your studies extracurricularly, during the academic year following the completion of your Master's, at a top-level institution. Limited places.


With a global vision and a great track record in research, the faculty of the Master in International Business will give you the 360 degree vision you need to boost your professional career in the international market.

Academic directors

Manuel Cienfuegos Mateo
Manuel Cienfuegos Mateo

Associate Professor UPF


Oriol Montanyà Vilalta

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
General Deputy

Alexandra Dominique Theben

Tenure Track UPF-BSM

Nia Plamenova Djourova

Lecturer UPF-BSM

Enrique Schonberg-Schwarz Letzen

Lecturer UPF-BSM

Mariano De Las Heras Garrido

Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Manuel Cienfuegos Mateo

Associate Professor UPF

Susana Domingo Pérez

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Director of the Academic Department of Business and Management Strategy

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

José Luis Marín Arandia

Lecturer UPF-BSM

Judit Mata Monforte

Associate professor of the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.

Carles Murillo Fort

Academic Councellor UPF-BSM

Helena Ramalhinho Dias-Lourenço

Full Professor UPF


At UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible, dynamic and friendly online methodology that applies the best practices of on-campus experience to the virtual environment.

The UPF-BSM online experience is developed on the eCampus platform, which uses Moddle technology to combine different active methodologies: study of teaching materials, practical activities, discussion forums and self-assessment exercises for each of the subjects, streaming sessions with experts, and tutorials and individualized resolution of questions.

Our aim is to allow you to combine your higher studies with your lifestyle so that you make the most of the time you have for it. That is why you will have 24/7 access to the virtual environment so that you can organize your study time without schedules and at your own pace.

To facilitate day-to-day management and the achievement of your academic goals, the program is structured in didactic units, with which you will acquire instrumental, attitudinal and conceptual skills. You will have a progress bar available for each of them that will indicate the status of completion of the tasks and a recovery period in case you need more time to complete them.


Interactive teaching materials

Various materials and formats will make your experience more motivating: videos, case studies, content maps and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, they put at your disposal the latest knowledge, skills, and tools to take your career to the next level.


Active and collaborative learning

Participation and discussion with your classmates and teachers are essential to the collaborative learning process. We will provide you with various tools such as the Discussion Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions presented by the teacher or respond to interesting comments.


Streaming sessions with experts

Through videoconference sessions with the expert teacher or special guests, you will be able to ask questions, discuss your learning and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. To ensure the flexibility of the training, we record the sessions so that you can refer to them if you have not been able to connect.


Personalized help

You will have the support of the expert tutor, who will guide you through each didactic unit; the help of the coordinator and the program manager in the delivery of activities, qualifications, management of procedures or access to services, and the guidance of the career advisor in the improvement of your personal brand and the search for professional opportunities.



Throughout the program, you will develop your Final Project and, for this, you will be assigned an expert mentor on the subject, who will be in charge of advising you and supervising its development until the final presentation and defence.


The activities and evaluation dates of each of the subjects in the program will be detailed at its start.

The program's evaluation tests will be established and corrected under the quality criteria required in all UPF Barcelona School of Management programs, which guarantee their academic value and recognition.

The evaluation of the program will be carried out online on the basis of:

  • Resolution of practical cases oriented to business reality
  • Knowledge tests for each subject
  • Proactive participation in forums and debates
  • Realization and presentation of a Final Project


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. 


Professional Future

The master is aimed at international business professionals who want to update their knowledge, as well as university graduates and higher graduates, especially in the area of business administration, economics, law and engineering, who have a minimum of approximately 2 years of relevant professional experience. At the end of the program, the participants will have acquired and updated the essential knowledge and skills to be able to face any challenge posed by their company or to create their own company aimed at the international market and foreign trade.

Student profile

With more than 700 students in its 15 courses, the Master in International Business is made up of students from different continents. They are looking for a unique and modern training capable of generating a professional leap, both in their respective multinationals and to be able to access the international market. The students of the Master in International Business comply with the DNA of the program: international profiles each with their own vision of how to do business in the world and with training in the areas of business administration, economics, law or engineering.


Average age


Number of years of professional experience


International students

Career opportunities

The Online Master's Degree in International Business enables you to develop a professional career in export departments of companies with international activity, as well as in export management, trading companies, customs and international logistics.

  • International business department of a multinational company
  • Company export and import department
  • Public institutions and private consultancies in the field of business internationalization
  • Creation of your own trade company

Admission and enrolment

Our admission process consists of a rigorous evaluation of each application to preserve the quality of the group as well as the training, experience, and work capacity of all students.

Who can apply?

Those interested in submitting the application for admission to the University Online Master's Degree in International Business must be university graduates, preferably in the areas of business administration, economics, law or engineering; in addition, they must have a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience. Two letters of recommendation are also required.

Those participants who do not have Spanish as one of their mother tongues or who did not have it as a teaching language in their training studies, must prove that they have at least a B2 level of Spanish (Common European Framework of Reference), as well as fluently take part in a personal interview with the academic director, if necessary. Otherwise, additional certifications or tests may be requested to allow adequate and sufficient monitoring of the sessions.

For the development of the teaching period of the master, including the international week, the academic management recommends having a level of English that allows you to follow the activities easily.

How to apply?

To apply for admission to this program, students must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Contract once they start the application for admission through its form.

Application for admission

Complete your application within the next admission rounds:

RoundApplication deadlineAdmission resolution

Applications for admission will be evaluated when you complete the following steps:

  • Complete the online admission form.
  • Pay the €120 admission fee. This amount will be returned if you are not admitted.
  • Send the following documents through the online platform e-registrar:
    • Presentation letter or video
    • CV
    • Scanned copy of university degree (if you are in the last year of your degree, you can provide your academic records)
    • Scanned copy of Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average)
    • Scanned copy of ID Card or Passport
    • Passport-size photo (jpg format)

Additional documents may be requested in certain cases.
Applications are subject to the number of places available on the program.


  • The Admissions Committee will select the candidates on the basis of a personal or CV-based interview.
  • You will be notified of the admission decision in writing.


  • Resgistration must be paid within a 15 days after the admission.
  • Once the letter of acceptance to the program has been received, you will need to submit the following original documents before the course begins:
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your university degree.
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your transcript of records.
  • If you have a foreign degree, we will indicate you in the admission letter the specific instructions of the documents required
  • Paying the reservation fee (25% of the program's tuition fees) is essential in order to reserve your place
  • If you pay the tuition fees by bank transfer you will be required to introduce the program code. The program code for this course is 1515.
  • The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Grants, scholarships and financing


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.

Grants and discounts


Financing simulator

You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours.

Go to the simulator

Collaborating entities

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

Online Master in International Business