Master of Science in Marketing

The Master of Science in Marketing provides you with a full understanding of the important processes involved in creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers while strengthening your ability to face and solve complex challenges in an increasingly globalized marketing environment.

  • Masters of Science
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
Next edition
Classes start
20 September, 2021
Classes end
30 June, 2022 (To be confirmed)
Program ends
15 September, 2022 (To be confirmed)
Schedule
Monday to Friday from 1 pm to 8 pm (Class times may change due to academic requirements)
Language
English
Modality
On-campus
ECTS credits
60
Price
18500 €

The MSc in Marketing is a program that offers an analytical approach to Marketing, providing students with the technical and creative skills needed to understand how to satisfy customer needs from a strategic, managerial, and empirical perspective.

You will learn to use practical and theoretical tools for choosing markets, anticipating and identifying consumers' needs in order to plan an innovative marketing management strategy adapted to the latest marketing trends and techniques. At the end of the program you will be prepared for managing a company's marketing strategy, whether it is an SME, NG, a mass-market or a services company.

Practically focused and internationally oriented, this MSc includes a curricular internship and it allows students to choose their preferred elective courses according to their career plans.

The MSc in Marketing benefits from the outstanding world-renowned faculty of UPF's Department of Economics and Business, known for their scientific approach, their constant contribution to creating knowledge, and their proven ability to stimulate and convey knowledge, as well as the participation of professionals and experts from the Marketing sector who will share their marketing expertise.

Program jointly offered with:

Economics and Business UPF

Why choose this program

01

Learn from the best

You will learn from the faculty of the UPF's Department of Economics and Business, and from experienced marketing professionals. UPF is the 1st Spanish University in Economics and Business (Times Higher Education Ranking 2020) and the 10th best University among those under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Under 50 Ranking).

02

A hands-on analytical approach to Marketing

You will acquire the knowledge to integrate consumer analysis with industry analysis using the most up-to-date analytical tools in order to make decisions about the different elements of the brand strategy and marketing mix.

03

Strategic mindset

You will master and put into practice the latest cutting-edge tools and techniques used in marketing management, trends research, and analytics in order to define and plan a marketing management strategy.

04

Management and communication skills

The program will provide you with skills such as business creativity, leadership, team collaboration or corporate commitment which are needed to manage, communicate, and negotiate in the field of marketing management.

05

Professionalization

The MSc offers you the possibility to undertake a curricular internship, which provides a relevant work experience in the fields of brand consulting, communication management, digital marketing, and marketing research, among others.

Who is it for?

The MSc in Marketing is aimed at recent university graduates and junior professionals with strong quantitative and analytical skills, with previous studies preferably in Economics, Statistics, Communication, and Business Administration. Other degrees are accepted only if the candidate has at least 2 years of marketing-related professional experience.

Admission and enrolment

Accreditations

We are an Institutionally Accredited Centre by the Quality Agency of the University System of Catalonia (AQU Catalunya). This accreditation certifies all the official university master's degrees that we teach and recognizes the quality of our educational model. AQU Catalunya guarantees the quality of higher education, its international recognition, and its approach to social and labour needs.

AQU-013958-EN

Curriculum

The MSc in Marketing consists of 4 core modules over 3 terms: Strategic Marketing Planning, Consumer Insights: Market Research, Brand Management, and Communication Management.

During the third term students will be able to choose their elective courses. Students will also prepare and present their MSc thesis, supervised by a specialized faculty member throughout the year.

During the third term or at the end of the master students will do a curricular internship in companies. Career development sessions will be offered to aid students in finding the placement and preparing them for their professional future.

Complementary activities

Additional Off-Program Activities

Further to the course's regular classes, all Master of Science students have the possibility of attending free complementary training parallel to the running of their studies. The following activities are optional and are included in the program's tuition fees:

  • Brush-up Courses: online preparatory crash-courses on business and economy-related subjects which take place two weeks prior to the beginning of the program.
  • Spanish Course: free of charge during the first term. 3 hours/week course at the UPF's language school.
  • Career Development Program: career sessions and workshops where students obtain specific training on how to improve their CV, approach potential employers, and develop professional soft skills. Read more at Employment Opportunities.
     

Double Degree

UPF Barcelona School of Management Master of Science in Marketing offers a Double Degree option with:

  • EBS Business School (Germany):
    • MSc in Automotive Management
    • MSc in Finance
    • MSc in Real Estate
    • MSc in Management
       
  • HSE Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    • Master in Management and Analytics for Business


For more information on each of the agreements please send an email to international@bsm.upf.edu

Qualification obtained

Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Máster Universitario en Marketing / MSc in Marketing official Master's Degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University.

Students will also receive an additional Master of Science in Marketing 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: Elective courses will be carried out in case of reaching a minimum number of enrolled students. The final offer for each academic year may be adapted depending on the academic planning. 

The information contained in these pages is for information purposes only and may be subject to change in the adaptations of each academic year. The definitive guide will be available to students enrolled in the virtual space before the start of each subject. Elective courses will take place if minimum enrolment is met.

Faculty

Academic directors

Antonio Ladrón de Guevara Martínez

Associate Professor UPF-BSM

Deputy Directors

Nicole Kalemba

Lecturer BSM

Faculty

Gert Cornelissen

Associate Professor UPF-BSM

Manuel Guerris Larruy

Adjunct professor BSM

Nicole Kalemba

Lecturer BSM

Antonio Ladrón de Guevara Martínez

Associate Professor UPF-BSM

Carmen Lahoz Marco

Senior Lecturer BSM

Roger Pagà Peris

Lecturer BSM

Luz Parrondo Tort

Head of Accounting and Finance
Senior Lecturer BSM

  • Josep Estalella Camós
    CRM Project Manager at Hewlett Packard (HP)
    MBA by ESADE. He also holds a Telecommunications engineering by the Technical University of Madrid.
  • Jordi Garolera Berrocal
    Professor at ESCI-UPF
    PhD in Business Administration from IESE. He also holds a bachelor´s in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
  • Alberto Lempira Guevara Chacón
    PhD in Business (Candidate) from Barcelona University
    He is also MSc in Marketing from Pompeu Fabra University. Has a Postgraduate in Social Media and Digital Marketing from Tecnocampus, a Posgraduate in Transmedia Storytelling & Branded Content and a Postgraduate in Inbound Marketing, both from INESDI and a BE in Production Engineering from Metropolitana University (Caracas). He has worked with different organizations from corporate to political marketing. He is the host of the NotYourMarketer podcast.

Methodology

The Master of Science in Marketing is an on-campus program that combines different teaching methodologies in its various courses in order to offer a rigorous and interactive learning experience, involving both individual and group work.

01.

Seminars and lectures

Seminars provide students with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences as well as to debate different points of view. Many of the seminars are based on practical cases, and most work is carried out as part of a group.

02.

Practical cases

Practical cases provide the background for the application of models and techniques in order to produce insights.

03.

Group-based activities

Classes are mostly interactive and include continuous assessment.

04.

Simulations

Simulations provide an opportunity to practice these models and techniques.

05.

Written examinations

The academic performance of each student is evaluated regularly through written examinations and course work.

Evaluation

The assessment criteria of each course will be explained at the beginning of the term. The evaluation system may vary from course to course but it will be based on the student's performance on a selection of the following activities:

  • Written exams and multiple choice tests
  • Oral presentations
  • Individual works and essays
  • Group projects
  • Class participation and interventions in debates

Tools

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 or postgraduate work to learn by doing
  • A personal mentor to monitor your Master's Final Project (TFM) or Postgraduate Final Project (TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops

Professional Future

The MSc in Marketing is aimed at recent graduates and junior professionals with previous strong quantitative and analytical skills who want to acquire an analytical approach to Marketing. Once graduated, students will be able to work and develop Marketing strategies in all types of companies.

Student profile

Every year the program welcomes students from all over the world, coming mainly from analytical or communication backgrounds, to study in Barcelona: a vibrant, dynamic and international city. Students become part of a multicultural environment that provides the first step to work, communicate, and negotiate globally.

24

Average age

94%

International students

40%

Previous studies in Business/Economics

33%

Previous studies in Social Sciences

13%

Previous studies in Humanities

Career opportunities

 

The MSc in Marketing includes the possibility to undertake a curricular internship as an essential element of the academic curriculum. Resources and assistance will be provided by the Internship Coordinator and UPF-BSM Careers Service team so that all students are able to find and experience an enriching internship position.

The UPF-BSM Careers Service is also in charge of managing the Career Development Program: a set of workshops, individual advice sessions, and networking events to connect students with companies in order to contribute to boosting student's careers.

 

  • Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Internet and Social Media
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Consulting
  • Retailing Marketing Departments in any sector

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?

Bachelor degree

Applicants must have finished or be in the last year of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university. Ideally, students should come from any of the following academic fields of study:

  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Communication
  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration


Other degrees will be considered if the candidate has at least 2 years of marketing-related experience.

If you are currently studying the last year of your Bachelor Degree, you will need to finish your university studies and obtain your final diploma before the beginning of the program. If you finished your Bachelor Degree some time ago, you should preferably not exceed 3 years of working experience in a position relevant to the program's field.

Proficiency in English

An official English certificate is required in order to be successfully enrolled.

If you do not have your English results at the time of admission, you will be required to provide them two months before the course starts. Admission without an official English certificate will be considered conditional until the certificate is provided.

The English certificate scores are:

  • TOEFL CBT: > 235
  • TOEFL PBT: > 575
  • TOEFL IBT: > 100
  • CAE: C1
  • IELTS: > 6.5
  • Duolingo: > 115 (accepted during the academic years 20/21 and 21/22)


Applicants whose mother tongue is English do not need to submit the aforementioned certificate.

Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor's Degree at an English-speaking university must submit written evidence that the language of instruction of their studies was English.

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 deadlineResolution deadline
111/11/202026/11/2020
23/12/202018/12/2020
317/12/202031/12/2020
412/01/202128/01/2021
502/02/202117/02/2021
623/02/202110/03/2021
716/03/202131/03/2021
808/04/202123/04/2021
927/04/202112/05/2021
1013/05/202128/05/2021
1127/05/202111/06/2021
1208/06/202123/06/2021
1322/06/202107/07/2021
1406/07/202121/07/2021
1520/07/202130/07/2021
1602/09/202117/09/2021
1716/09/202101/10/2021
1805/10/202120/10/2021
1921/10/202105/11/2021

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
    • 2 academic recommendation letters (mandatory) and 1 professional (optional)
    • 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.

Admission

  • 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.

Enrolment

  • 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 you may need to submit additional documents.
  • 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 1555.
  • The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Grants, scholarships and financing

Scholarships

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.

Partner Talent Scholarship

If you are a graduated from one of the UPF Barcelona School of Management partner universities you can apply to the Partner Universities Scholarships.

Beca UPF-BSM

Apply for one of our UPF-BSM Scholarships, awarded specifically to Pompeu Fabra University students with a good academic record.

Social Value Scholarships

UPF Barcelona School of Management, for this next academic year, and aiming at the commitment for social welfare, offers the Social Value Scholarships with the objective of supporting and favoring the groups that the School considers a priority. Enter and consult the details.

Master of Science Scholarships

Specifically awarded to master of Science students who can demonstrate an good academic, professional, and/or personal trajectory.

Grants and discounts

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.

 

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.

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.

Early Bird discount

Discount available to applications submitted before the stated deadline.

UPF Partner Universities Discount

Check if the university where you took your undergraduate studies is a UPF partner university and obtain a 10% discount on your master's tuition fees. 

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