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Online Postgraduate Course in Business Management

With the Online Postgraduate Course in Business Management you will develop managerial skills in leadership, innovation, human resources, strategy, and business management. You will acquire the knowledge needed to make decisions in changing organizational environments. You will be provided with the most current and innovative content so that you have the chance to opt for the most in-demand positions in the labour market

Next edition
Classes start
08 March, 2023
Program ends
14 December, 2023
Language
Spanish
Modality
Online
ECTS credits
35
Price
5800 €

The Postgraduate in Business Administration offers you a solid, expert global vision in

  • Marketing  
  • Financing 
  • Accounting  
  • Operations  
  • Project Management 
  • Market Analysis 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Communication  
  • Human Resources   
  • Business strategy 

This program will allow you to improve the exhaustive analysis of organizations, and make decisions according to a new comprehensive vision of companies

The program also includes the completion of a business plan that allows you to put into practice all the knowledge acquired and apply it in a real environment. 

And all of this can be done with the flexibility and personalization of training in online mode with the virtual campus, so that you can combine your personal, academic, and professional life. 

Why choose this program

01

Learn with an excellent teaching team

You will learn from the best faculty at UPF-BSM, from the UPF Department of Economics and Business, and from managers and professionals from the leading companies in the market.

02

Create your own business plan

You will develop a business plan throughout the program. You will use it to apply the knowledge you acquire from day one, while putting into practice your management and cooperation skills.

03

Acquire a global vision of companies

Practical subjects will help you to learn about the different functional areas of companies so that you make the right strategic decisions, many of which are linked to digital transformation. 

04

Boost your skills

You will improve your management and leadership skills, and influence the strategy and trajectory of organizations.

05

Forma’t en una escola acreditada

Forma't en una escola acreditada per EQUIS, distinció internacional que avala la qualitat de la nostra institució i ens converteix en la 1a escola de management vinculada a una universitat pública amb aquesta acreditació al nostre país.

Who is it for?

The Postgraduate in Business Administration is aimed at: 

  • Company managers  
  • Heads of functional areas  
  • SME owners and managers   
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Those individuals who want to grow professionally and move their career in the company forward, whatever its size or sector. 
Admission and enrolment

Curriculum

The Online Program for the Postgraduate Course in Business Management takes into account the diversity of professional experiences and training of each participant. The program is designed to adapt to the degree of prior familiarity each student has with the subjects taught.

Economic environment

Introduction to EconomicsEconomic growth

  • Globalization
  • Macroeconomic variables
  • GDP
  • Consumption
  • Investment
  • Demand
  • Ti and Tc
  • The role of the state
  • Public spending
  • Employment
  • Asking the right questions to restock by a date
Strategic direction and innovation management
  • Business strategy concept and process
  • Competitive analysis
  • Internal analysis
  • Value chain
  • Strategy decision
  • Strategy implementation
  • Innovation Management
  • Innovation concept
  • Why companies must innovate
  • How to innovate
Accounting and Finance for executives
  • Financial statements
  • Equity and financial analysis
  • Economic analysis
  • Profitability analysis
  • Analysis of working capital
  • Analytical accounting
  • Type and allocation of costs
  • Strategic cost management
  • Preparation and control of budgets
  • Management control
  • Valuation of companies
  • Mathematics of financial operations
  • Investment evaluation: static and dynamic methods
  • Financial management of current assets
  • Fiscal aspects of finance
People Management and Leadership
  • Development of organizational culture and change management
  • Strategic plan for people management
  • Corporate and site competences
  • Recruiting and integration
  • Performance evaluation
  • Salary and remuneration
  • Training and career development
Marketing and Communication Management
  • Marketing concept
  • The commercial function
  • Market research
  • Product, price, distribution and communication decisions
  • Internal communication
  • The marketing plan
Operations and Information Systems Management
  • Competing from the operations area
  • Operations in service companies
  • Time and materials management: materials requirements planning (MRP), just-in-time (JIT), etc.
  • Management of stocks, warehouses and logistics structure
  • Outsourcing
  • Quality management: total quality management (TQM), statistical process control (SPC), ISO 9000
  • Technology management: technology cycles and decisions
  • Trends in management of operations
Data Analytics for executives
  • The process: generation - capture - processing - analysis
  • Structured data and unstructured data
  • Useful and useless data
  • Description, exploration, inference, prediction, due
  • Data visualization
Business Simulation

Its purpose is to put you in touch with business decision makers. You will decide on the future trajectory of the organization and combine resources to achieve its objectives. You will also develop managerial skills and the ability to work in teams.

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.                                                                                                                                                                                               

Workshops:

The role of the manager and behaviour in the company. The objective of this material is to have a first look at the managerial function and at the development of the basic skills necessary to lead.

  • The role of the manager and leadership.
  • Managing styles.
  • Problem analysis and decision making.
  • Chairing meetings.
  • Negotiation and dealing with conflicts.

 

Business game: A computer-assisted simulation will be carried out, in which groups of participants, acting as the management team of a company, make decisions in a competitive environment, for several consecutive periods.

Communication in public: Through guided practice, key personal aspects are improved for the effective communication of ideas to heterogeneous audiences.

Conferences:  Short sessions that deal with burning questions on complementary topics for the modern manager: work tools, economic environment, managerial skills and others.

Qualification obtained

Once you have passed the program, you will obtain the degree of Diploma de Postgrado en Dirección de Empresa, issued by Pompeu Fabra University.

Faculty

The Online Postgraduate Course in Business Administration offers you the exhaustive knowledge of the UPF-BSM faculty, features the excellent academic reputation of the UPF Department of Economics and Business, and provides you with all the accumulated professional experience of managers from leading companies in the market. 

Academic directors

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Xavier Puig Pla

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Faculty

Llorenç Bagur Femenías

Associate Professor UPF-BSM
Dean

Gemma Cid Salvador

Lecturer UPF-BSM

Susana Domingo Pérez

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

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Oriol Montanyà Vilalta

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Vice-Dean for Development & Partner Programs

Xavier Puig Pla

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Joaquín Tena Millán

Academic Councellor UPF-BSM

Lluís Vicent Safont

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Josep Maria Raya Vilchez
Carolina Luis Bassa

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Marcos Eguiguren Huerta

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Associate Provost for Strategic Projects

Methodology

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.

01.

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.

02.

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.

03.

Sessions en streaming amb 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.

04.

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.

05.

Mentor

Throughout the program, you will develop your Postgraduate 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.

Evaluation

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 Postgraduate Final Project

Tools

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 program will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to interpret business realities and make decisions in management positions. In addition, it will train you to contribute to the creation of value in organizations. 

Student profile

You will share a classroom with people between 25 and 40 years old, of both national and international origin, and with an average of eight years of work experience, when you take the Online Postgraduate Course in Business Management. Most of them are managers of SMEs, senior professionals, directors of areas, or department managers. They have previously trained in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Law, Engineering, Architecture, or Marketing. They are united by their interest in acquiring global knowledge of the functioning of an organization and enhancing their ability to make strategic decisions. 

32

Average age

32%

International students

24%

Training in Accounting and Finance

20%

Training in Business Administration and Economics

16%

Training in Law

Career opportunities

The program prepares you to take on various aspects of business management and administration, and corporate finance: management functions, general management, or area management. It is also aimed at developing the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage a company. Likewise, it will qualify you for consultancy and strategic planning – external or internal – and to start your own business. 


  • Entrepreneur
  • Business creation consultant
  • Sales Manager
  • Head of strategic planning
  • Deputy Manager
  • Market analyst
  • Business Development Manager

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?

A university degree is needed to apply.

Other candidates without the required university degree may take part in the selection process by virtue of their academic or professional merits and the place of work they occupy.

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.

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 the following form.

Application for admission

Complete your application within the next admission rounds:

RoundApplication deadlineAdmission resolution
110/11/202125/11/2021
201/12/202116/12/2021
316/12/202131/12/2021
412/01/202227/01/2022
502/02/202217/02/2022
623/02/202210/03/2022
716/03/202231/03/2022
806/04/202228/04/2022
927/04/202212/05/2022
1018/05/202202/06/2022
1108/06/202223/06/2022
1222/06/202207/07/2022
1306/07/202221/07/2022
1419/07/202229/07/2022
1501/09/202216/09/2022
1614/09/202230/09/2022
1705/10/202220/10/2022
1819/10/202203/11/2022

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.
Application rounds 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

  • Registration 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.
  • 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 2293.
  • 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

Funding

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. 

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Online Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management
Modality: Online
Language: Spanish
Price: 5800
Admission fee: 120
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Online Postgraduate Course in Business Management