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Master of Science in Management specialization in Business Analytics

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Achieve the ultimate boost for your career with our Master of Science in Management. Specialize in Business Analytics: Learn how to thoroughly analyse data to provide solutions to business complexity.

  • Business analytics
  • Business intelligence
  • Big data

Next edition

Classes start: 18 September, 2023 (To be confirmed)

Classes end: 30 June, 2024 (To be confirmed)

Program ends: 15 September, 2024 (To be confirmed)

Modality

On-campus

Language

English

ECTS credits

60

Schedule

Full-time program. Monday to Friday from 1 pm to 8 pm at UPF Ciutadella Campus

(Schedules may change based on academic needs)

Price

To be determined

The Master of Science in Management specialization in Business Analytics aims to provide you with a solid knowledge base in business management. The program trains you specifically in the area of Business Analytics. Business Analytics is a critical discipline in today's business world, as it enables successful strategic decisions to be made.

The program is designed to turn you into a professional with a global vision and extensive knowledge in business management, strategic management, innovation, and consulting. The specialization in Business Analytics provides you with a set of applied quantitative and analytical skills, essential for translating strategic plans into tangible business performance, especially with an international vision.

Our master's degree is a program accredited by AMBA, an international accreditation that recognizes the contents and excellence of the program. This is in addition to the EQUIS accreditation, granted to UPF-BSM

The Master of Science in Management specialization in Business Analytics is endorsed by Pompeu Fabra University: learn with the prestigious faculty of the Department of Economics and Business at UPF and the faculty of UPF-BSM. Let yourself be guided by top professionals and experts in the areas of management and Business Analytics who will share their professional experience with you.
 

Program jointly offered with:

Economics and Business UPF

Why choose this program

01

Lead data interpretation

Acquire the analytical tools needed to successfully develop business plans. Learn to extract, manage, and interpret big data for correct strategic decision-making in the business environment.

02

Customize the program according to your needs

Specialize in Business Analytics and expand your knowledge through more than 30 elective courses from the other available specializations.

03

Expert faculty

Learn from the faculty of the Department of Economics and Business of UPF, UPF-BSM, and from professional experts in the areas of Business Administration, Commerce, Operations, Data Management, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing, among others.

04

Boost your professional future

Undertake curricular internships in companies that provide you with relevant work experience related to Business Analytics, Big Data Management, Machine Learning, or Data Visualization.

05

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.

06

Have a unique international experience with QTEM

Expand your master's degree with the QTEM Program: a unique opportunity to study abroad. Access an international network that brings together leading students and more than 20 recognized academic partners in the fields of Management, Economics, and Finance. 

Who is it for?

The master's degree is aimed at students with analytical skills who want to make a difference and add value in the global business world. They seek to excel as professionals and experts in Business Analytics. They may be both recent graduates and junior professionals in the field of Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics among others.

Admission and enrolment

Accreditations

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 MSc in Management has AMBA accreditation from the Association of MBAs, which recognizes UPF-BSM for its academic quality and reputation. 

The MSc in Management 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 program is part of the QTEM network, with more than 20 international universities specialized in economics, finance and management. UPF Barcelona School of Management is the first and only Spanish institution that is part of the QTEM network.

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Curriculum

The MSc in Management specialization in Business Analytics is organized over three terms.

During the first term of the master all students take a set of five core courses. In the second and third term of the master students make a personal selection of elective courses of the Business Analytics specialization, and can complement them with elective courses from the other specializations. 

Students have the option to do curricular internships in companies (the internship will earn study credits equivalent to two elective courses). Career development sessions will be offered to aid students in finding the placement and prepare them for their professional future.

From October to June, students will work on their MSc Project supervised by a specialized faculty member.

Upon completing the Master, those who wish to pursue a PhD can apply and be evaluated to the program offered by the UPF's Department of Economics and Business.

Classes of the MSc in Management take place at UPF Ciutadella Campus.

MSc Final Project

MSc Project Advice I-II

Internship (optional)

Internship
Note on elective courses
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. 

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: 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 professional profile, approach potential employers and develop professional soft skills.

Double Degrees

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

  • BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
    • MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • MSc in Strategic Marketing Management
       
  • EBS Business School (Germany):
    • MSc in Automotive Management
    • MSc in Finance
    • MSc in Real Estate
    • MSc in Management


QTEM Program

After successfully completing the Master of Science in Management students have the opportunity to participate in the QTEM Program, a unique study abroad experience at more than 20 top international universities which are leaders in the field of Economics. 

Find more information about QTEM here.

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.

Qualification obtained

Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Máster Universitario en Ciencias Empresariales / Master of Science in Management official Master Degree, awarded by Pompeu Fabra University.

Students who choose any of the specializations availabe will also receive an additional 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 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.

Faculty

The MSc in Management specialization in Business Analytics benefits from the outstanding faculty of the UPF's world-ranked Department of Economics and Business and the UPF-BSM faculty. In addition to the regular program faculty, experienced professionals from diverse sectors are invited during the year to share their expertise and professional experience in management.

Academic directors

Anna Torres Lacomba
Anna Torres Lacomba

Associate Professor UPF
 

Javier Gómez Biscarri
Javier Gómez Biscarri

Associate Professor UPF

Coordinator

Mircea Epure
Mircea Epure

Associate Professor UPF

Faculty

Albert Banal Estañol

Associate Professor UPF

Gert Cornelissen

Joint Appointment with UPF
Associate Professor UPF

Jesica De Armas Adrián

Associate Professor UPF

Susana Domingo Pérez

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

Marcos Eguiguren Huerta

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Associate Provost for Strategic Projects

Mircea Epure

Associate Professor UPF

Walter Alfredo Garcia Fontes Badanian

Associate Professor UPF

Mohammad Ghaderi

Tenure-Track Professor UPF

Michael John Greenacre
Javier Gómez Biscarri

Associate Professor UPF

Gaël Georges Marcel Le Mens

Full Professor UPF

Daniel Navarro Martínez

Tenure-Track Professor UPF

Marcelo Ortiz Muñoz

Teaching Collaborator UPF-BSM

Luz Parrondo Tort

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Director of the Academic Department of Finance & Control

Helena Ramalhinho Dias-Lourenço

Full Professor UPF

Cesare Righi
Albert Satorra Brucart

Emeritus UPF

Daniel Serra de la Figuera

Full Professor UPF

Timo Sohl

Tenure-Track Professor UPF

Anna Torres Lacomba

Associate Professor UPF
 

Methodology

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

01.

Lectures

Theoretical concepts and methodologies are introduced by experts in the subject matter.

02.

Practical cases

Learn from the successes and failures of real organizations, and train problem solving skills based on acquired competences.

03.

Group-based activities

Debates, discussions, joint projects, and role-playing allow you to learn how to contribute to and respond to group dynamics.

04.

Company visits

Learn about and from organizations of diverse sectors, and see their business strategies and operations.

05.

Simulations

A platform that reproduces a real market where students can test business management theories and make decisions, and learn from their mistakes and successes.

Evaluation

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

  • Written exams and multiple choice tests
  • Oral presentations
  • Individual assignments and essays
  • Group projects
  • Class participation and debates
  • Ranking in a simulation

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 Master of Science in Management specialization in Business Analytics is aimed at recent graduates and junior professionals from analytical fields who want to acquire a practical and professional perspective on the management of companies, in general, and the analysis of business data, in particular. The program prepares you to practice in management positions in the area of Business Analytics, while giving you a global, innovative, and strategic vision of business management.

Student profile

Be part of a multicultural environment, with colleagues from all over the world, who will enrich you personally and professionally, in an international climate of work. In this way, the master's degree becomes a first step to working, communicating, and negotiating globally in the management sector.

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Average age

87%

International students

42%

Previous studies in Business/Management

23%

Previous studies in Economics

15%

Previous studies in Engineering

Career opportunities

Access management positions in companies, multinationals, and startups with a global vision. Data and business analytics is increasingly becoming a vital and strategic tool for global organizations to make the right decisions in their business. Benefit from this business mindset and access positions related to Consulting, Marketing Analysis, Predictive Models, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Business statistical Analysis, or Digital Marketing. Experts in this area are increasingly valued and in demand in the global market.

The Master of Science in Management specialization in Business Analytics offers you curricular internships or extracurricular internships (optional). Our Professional Careers Service provides you with resources and assistance to support you in your search for internships and jobs.
 


  • Consultancy Services
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Big Data Analyst
  • Data Mining
  • Business Intelligence

 

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 Degree from an accredited university. Ideally, students should come from any of the following academic fields of study:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Life and Health Sciences

Applicants with a different academic background may be asked to provide proof of sufficient quantitative and analytical training by presenting a 650 or higher GMAT score. 

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

Proficiency in English

In order to be successfully enrolled, an official English certificate is required.

If you do not have your English results at the time of admission, you will be required to provide it 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: > 7
  • Duolingo: > 115 

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

Applicants who have completed their full Bachelor 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
230/11/202215/12/202
315/12/202210/01/2023

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 1520.
  • 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.

Grants and discounts

Master of Science in Management specialization in Business Analytics

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