Online Postgraduate Course in Business Management

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The Online Postgraduate Course in Business Management will help you develop leadership, communication and people management abilities, and expand on the skills and knowledge necessary to interpret the business reality and to make decisions in a changing environment.

  • Company Management
  • Leadership
  • People Management
Next edition
Classes start
09 March, 2022
Program ends
12 December, 2022
ECTS credits
5400 €

The Online Postgraduate Course in Business Management offers you a solid expert global vision in marketing, finance, accounting, operations, human resources and business strategy.

Aimed at professionals from different areas and various degrees, this program helps you develop leadership, communication and people management abilities and expand on the skills and knowledge necessary to interpret the business reality and to make decisions in a changing environment.

The program also includes the completion of a business plan that allows you to put into practice all the knowledge acquired.

Why choose this program


Learn with an excellent teaching team

It combines the best teachers from the UPF Department of Economics and Business with managers and professionals from leading companies in the market.


Create a business plan

Prepare a business plan throughout the program, the best way to apply the knowledge acquired during the course while developing your leadership and co-operation skills.


Acquire a global vision of the company

Learn how an organization works as a whole through practical subjects: you will review each of the functional areas of a company in order to identify and develop key skills and knowledge.


Boost your skills

Improve your abilities to lead people and influence the trajectory of organizations.

Who is it for?

The program is aimed at professionals, managers of functional areas, company directors, owners and managers of SMEs or those who want to advance their professional career in any organization, whatever its size or orientation.

Admission and enrolment


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.                                                                                                                                                                                               


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.


The Online Postgraduate Course in Business Management has the best teachers from the UPF Department of Economics and Business and the participation of managers and professionals from leading companies in the market.

Academic directors

Xavier Puig Pla

Senior Lecturer BSM

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM


Llorenç Bagur Femenías

Dean of UPF Barcelona School of Management
Associate Professor BSM

Gemma Cid Salvador

Lecturer BSM

Susana Domingo Pérez

Head of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Area
Senior Lecturer BSM

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer BSM

Oriol Montanyà Vilalta

Senior Lecturer BSM

Xavier Puig Pla

Senior Lecturer BSM

Joaquín Tena Millán

Academic Director

Lluís Vicent Safont

Senior Lecturer BSM

Josep Maria Raya Vilchez
Carolina Luis Bassa

Senior Lecturer BSM

Marcos Eguiguren Huerta

Associate Provost for strategic projects
Senior Lecturer BSM


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.


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.


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 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.


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


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 to acquire the knowledge and skills to interpret the business reality and make decisions in management positions of a company. Participants are trained to contribute to the creation of value in organizations.

Student profile

The Postgraduate Course in Business Administration is intended for managers, assistant managers, directors or owners of SMEs, managers of functional areas or those who want to advance their professional career in an organization, whatever its size or orientation.


Average age


International students


Training in Accounting and Finance


Training in Business Administration and Economics


Training in Law

Career opportunities

The program prepares you to assume functions of middle management, management or managers of a functional area in a company. It is also aimed at developing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage an SME.

  • Entrepreneur
  • Business creation advisor or consultant
  • Sales Manager
  • Head of strategic planning
  • Deputy director
  • Market analyst

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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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


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, UPF Barcelona School of Management collaborates with various banks and financial entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links (in Spanish).

Note, however, that in order to benefit from these special conditions you must have a NIE if you are not a European Citizen. Therefore, UPF Barcelona School of Management strongly recommends international students to seek first for students loans at bank entities of their country of origin, or to search for funding opportunities through international entities.

The Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of Catalonia (AGAUR, in Spanish) also offers loans to university students with legal residence in Catalonia through the PREPOST program.

Application for admission
You are applying for admission to the program:
Online Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration
Modality: Distancia
Language: Spanish
Price: 5400
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 Postgraduate Course in Business Management