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Postgraduate Course in Business Management

Postgrado en Gestió i Dirección de Empresas

Postgraduate Course in Business Management

UPF-BSMPostgraduate coursesPostgraduate Course in Business Management

The Postgraduate Course in Business Management, a program with an international focus, 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.

People managementSMEEntrepreneurship
Next edition
Classes start: October 2024
Duration9 months
ECTS credits35
Price7500 €

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

Aimed at professionals from different areas and with different degrees, this program helps you develop leadership, communication and people management skills and also broaden the competencies 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.

You will be provided with the most current and innovative contents to opt for the most demanded positions in the labor market.

The Postgraduate Course in Business Management 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


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.


Study at an accredited school

Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, an 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 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.


The 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.

Accounting & Finance for executives
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Economic 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
  • Structured data and unstructured data
  • Useful and useless data
  • Description, exploration, inference, prediction, due
  • Data visualization
  • 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
  • Internationalization Strategy
  • International growth
  • 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
  • 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 concept
  • The commercial function
  • Market research
  • Product, price, distribution and communication decisions
  • Internal communication
  • Marketing online
  • The marketing plan
  • 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

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.




Learn to identify and apply leadership styles. How do we communicate internally? How do we structure a speech? Know how to manage teams.


Note on the Curriculum

The information contained in these pages is for information purposes only and may be subject to change in the adaptation of each academic year. The definitive guide will be available to students in the virtual space before the start of each subject.

Complementary activities

The Postgraduate Course in Business Management also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:

  • UPF-BSM Inside: is a group of interdisciplinary subjects (applied data, communication, creativity, innovation and project management, sustainability and leadership among others) that, if you take this program, you can access at no additional cost. They are 100% online and you can take them throughout the academic year at your own pace, as they have been designed as self-study subjects.
  • 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 receive the following electronic degree certification (eTítulo©): Specialization diploma in Business Administration and Management, awarded by Pompeu Fabra University. The eTítulo© will be issued in Catalan, Spanish and English.

The electronic degree certification (eTítulo© ) is an authentic digital degree, issued in pdf format and electronically signed, with the same legal validity as if it were in paper format.


The 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



Collaborating faculty

  • Carlos Jordana
    Managing partner of the consultancy firm Merk2, specialising in consultancy, training and research.
    Graduate in Economics and Business Studies from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). Diploma in Management of Service Companies and MBA from EADA.
  • August Mabilon Puig
    Partner in SDG Group.
    PDD by IESE.
  • David Menoyo
    Owner at Humanside
    Visiting Professor at UPF-BSM
  • Josep Maria Raya
    Professor at Tecnocampus UPF
    Doctor in Economics from the UB


The Postgraduate Course in Business Management has an active and participatory orientation, fostering interaction among attendees. In this way, mutual enrichment is achieved by taking advantage of the varied experience and previous training of the participants.

Various types of methods are combined: cases, teachers' explanations, business games, group work, presentations of reports, exercises, tutorials, etc.

The Business Plan is a project that is developed throughout the program, which integrates all subjects, facilitating the transfer of acquired knowledge into practice. Undertaking it with dedication and quality is a requirement for completing the program.


Business plan

The Business Plan will respond to a real challenge and a project connected to your professional interests. With periodic presentations, the business plan will allow you to acquire the ideas necessary for business management.


Individual Postgraduate Final Project mentoring

From the first day, a mentor will guide you, challenge your ideas, help you identify teachers, projects, companies and reference activities that will enrich your Postgraduate Final Project, and give you emotional support.


Multiple methodology

Various types of methods are combined: cases, teachers' explanations, business games, group work, presentations of reports, exercises, tutorials, etc.


To obtain the qualification corresponding to the Postgraduate Course in Business Management, it is necessary to successfully give a presentation of the Business Plan. This means, on the one hand, showing the level of knowledge acquired and, on the other hand, developing the necessary skills to present and defend the Postgraduate Final Project in front of a reference group.


The On-Campus&Live methodology allows you to follow the program in person and also remotely.

In this modality, two stable subgroups are opened that will coexist throughout the course: one face-to-face and the other with 100% remote students. The remote students (a maximum of 15 places per course) will follow the program in a synchronous way with the face-to-face students. That is, they will share the same school calendar and schedule as the face-to-face students.

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 the job. The face-to-face modality is enriched with elements of online programs (virtual learning environment, multimedia resources, among others) so that the learning experience of the two subgroups is equally satisfactory.

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
  • Digital resources and audiovisual blocks for online learning
  • Active methodologies for transferable learning

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 take on different aspects of business management and administration, and corporate finance: management functions, general management or area management. It also aims to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage a company. It will also qualify you for consulting and strategic planning - external or internal - and to start your own business.

  • Entrepreneur
  • Business start-up consultant
  • Family business management
  • SME management
  • Sales manager
  • Strategic planning manager
  • Management assistant
  • Market analyst
  • Business development manager

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

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.

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UPF Partner Latinoamerican Universities Discount

If you are alumni of one of our Partner Universities, you are entitled to a discount of 10% on the UPF Barcelona School of Management Masters and postgraduate program tuition fees (those programs with more than 15 credits).

*Discount not compatible with other scholarships, discounts and reductions.

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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.

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Early Bird 10% discount

10% Discount available to applications completed before the stated deadline.

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Financing simulator

You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator.

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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