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Online Master in International Business


Foreign trade and international business are one of the areas with the greatest professional future. All the big companies in the world need experts with a global perspective who know how to look for new opportunities and expand their business. With the Master in International Business from UPF-BSM, you will have the tools to master the strategy and operations of the international market with rigour and professionalism.

  • Foreign trade
  • International
  • International business

Next edition

Classes start: 22 February, 2023 (To be confirmed)

Program ends: 31 January, 2024 (To be confirmed)





ECTS credits



8630 €

The Online Master Degree in International Business is the training you need to make the leap to the foreign market. With this master you will improve your management skills and discover how to analyse business opportunities on each continent, adapting to their business models. You will delve into the macroeconomic aspects of the international market through modern and updated training to understand how to respond to the demands of a globalized world in constant change.

With the help of market research professors from Pompeu Fabra University, as well as active professionals in the sector, you will learn to develop your own business plan for the creation of a company with a foreign vocation or an improvement plan for an international company. The Master's Degree in International Business will enable you to develop a professional career in export departments in companies with international activity, as well as in export management, trading companies, customs and international logistics.

Among the 5 best master's degrees in its speciality nationwide according to EDUNIVERSAL, this master's degree will give you a broad vision of business. You will be able to understand the different realities that occur when you export a product to several countries, seen from different points of view within the same company.

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

BSM Inside is a transversal and interdisciplinary module, common to all master's and postgraduate degrees at UPF Barcelona School of Management, which has been conceived to work on a set of key competencies for professional development in conjunction with the real needs of today's organizations. 

This module extends throughout the academic year and is made up of 3 areas of knowledge that constitute the identity traits of the UPF-BSM: Communication; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Planetary Well-being and Humanities. 

All the subjects of the BSM Inside module are 100% online and have been designed as self-learning subjects: from the first day of the subject until the end of the term you will have all the teaching materials available on the eCampus and you can work with the material and the different activities that it contains at your own pace, according to your availability and in a self-organized way. 

Qualification obtained

Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Máster Universitario en Negocios Internacionales / International Business official Master Degree, 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

Associate Professor UPF


Enrique Schonberg-Schwarz Letzen

Lecturer UPF-BSM

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Manuel Cienfuegos Mateo

Associate Professor UPF

Susana Domingo Pérez

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Head of academic area: Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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

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. 

Application for admission
You are applying for admission to the program:
Máster Universitario en Negocios Internacionales. International Business
Modality: Online
Language: Spanish
Price: 8630
Admission fee: 120
We will deduct this amount from the total registration fee if your application is accepted. If your application is rejected, we will reimburse you.

Online Master in International Business