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Master in International Business

21 JUL 2022
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Foreign trade and international business are one of the areas with the greatest professional future. All the big companies in the world need experts with a global perspective who know how to look for new opportunities and expand their business. With the Master in International Business from UPF-BSM, you will have the tools to master the strategy and operations of the international market with rigour and professionalism.

  • Foreign trade
  • International
  • International business
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Classes start
27 September, 2022
Program ends
30 June, 2023 (To be confirmed)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5.30pm to 8.45pm. Some Wednesdays and Saturdays to be determined.
ECTS credits
11800 €

The Master in International Business is the training you need to make the leap to the foreign market. With this master you will improve your management skills and discover how to analyse business opportunities on each continent, adapting to their business models. You will delve into the macroeconomic aspects of the international market through modern and updated training to understand how to respond to the demands of a globalized world in constant change.

With the help of market research professors from Pompeu Fabra University, as well as active professionals in the sector, you will learn to develop your own business plan for the creation of a company with a foreign vocation or an improvement plan for an international company. The Master's Degree in International Business will enable you to develop a professional career in export departments in companies with international activity, as well as in export management, trading companies, customs and international logistics.

Among the 5 best master's degrees in its speciality nationwide according to EDUNIVERSAL, this master's degree will give you a broad vision of business. You will be able to understand the different realities that occur when you export a product to several countries, seen from different points of view within the same company.

The Master´s Degree in Internacional Business 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


Develop an international vision

You will identify, analyse and develop business opportunities in the Asian, European and Latin American markets, and be able to understand how the socioeconomic framework of those continents works.


Learn from experts

Academics and professionals from Pompeu Fabra University, the Observatory for Relations with Latin America and renowned companies and institutions will help you acquire practical knowledge of business.


Take advantage of extracurricular internships

You will have the possibility of putting into practice the knowledge acquired in companies such as Almirall, Alcatel-Lucent España, Nestle Purina Petcare España, Pimec, Marítima Tuscor Lloyds or Hall Street Barcelona, among others.


Improve your management skills

You will acquire collaborative skills for working in a team and lead your company's projects in the foreign market.


Practice with the Business Game

Through the Business Game you will be able to put into practice the strategic decisions of your company in a simulator, exploring all avenues of an international project.


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.

Who is it for?

The master is aimed at international business professionals who want to update their knowledge, as well as university graduates and higher graduates, especially in the area of business administration, economics, law and engineering, who have a minimum of approximately 2 years of relevant professional experience.

At the end of the program, participants will have acquired and updated the essential knowledge and skills to be able to face any challenge posed by their company or create their own company aimed at the international market and foreign trade.

Admission and enrolment


The Master in International Business has obtained the AMBA accreditation by the Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA & BGA), that recognizes the academic quality and reputation of UPF-BSM.

This is an official master 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 Catalunya) has institutionally accredited the UPF-BSM. This accreditation certifies all the official university 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).

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The Master in International Business is structured in 4 large modules and an international trip so that the student can experience first-hand how large multinationals create their international strategies.

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. 

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.

Study Trip

The University Master in International Businesses has a study trip in a European country. The master's price includes transportation in the country, travel insurance, and lodging in the hotel (in a shared room regime), provided that the student communicates the information and documentation required of him within the deadlines set. Any expenditure other than the previous one is taken on account of pupils

Qualification obtained

Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Máster Universitario en Negocios Internacionales / International Business official Master Degree, awarded by Pompeu Fabra University.

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.


With a global vision and a great track record in research, the faculty of the Master in International Business will give you the 360 degree vision you need to boost your professional career in the international market.

Academic directors

Manuel Cienfuegos Mateo

Associate Professor UPF


Susana Domingo Pérez

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

Llorenç Bagur Femenías

Associate Professor UPF-BSM

Xavier Brun Lozano

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Carolina Luis Bassa

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

Enrique Schonberg-Schwarz Letzen

Lecturer UPF-BSM

Manuel Cienfuegos Mateo

Associate Professor UPF

Oscar Elvira Benito

Senior Lecturer UPF-BSM
Program Academic Director

José Luis Marín Arandia

Lecturer UPF-BSM

Carles Murillo Fort

Academic Councellor UPF-BSM

Helena Ramalhinho Dias-Lourenço

Full Professor UPF

Antonio Valls Roig

Lecturer UPF-BSM


The objective of our methodology is that you get all the practical tools to be able to lead the external activities of your company. To do this, you will have professors who will be in charge of developing and increasing your critical vision and exposing you to real and current cases so that you get the most out of the theoretical knowledge of the program.


Master's Final Project

You can choose how to do the work: in a group or individually. Your Master's Final Project will consist of developing the business plan of your own company or a project that you want to develop and that has its activity in the international market.


Business Game

Together with your colleagues of different nationalities, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a strategic decision simulation game.


Individualized support

You will have a specialist mentor according to the characteristics of your project. The mentor will guide you to identify teachers, projects, companies and activities of reference with which to contrast and enrich your project.


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 master is aimed at international business professionals who want to update their knowledge, as well as university graduates and higher graduates, especially in the area of business administration, economics, law and engineering, who have a minimum of approximately 2 years of relevant professional experience. At the end of the program, the participants will have acquired and updated the essential knowledge and skills to be able to face any challenge posed by their company or to create their own company aimed at the international market and foreign trade.

Student profile

With more than 700 students in its 15 courses, the Master in International Business is made up of students from different continents. They are looking for a unique and modern training capable of generating a professional leap, both in their respective multinationals and to be able to access the international market. The students of the Master in International Business comply with the DNA of the program: international profiles each with their own vision of how to do business in the world and with training in the areas of business administration, economics, law or engineering.


Average age


Number of years of professional experience


International students

Career opportunities

The Master in International Business enables you to develop a professional career in export departments of companies with international activity, as well as in export management, trading companies, customs and international logistics.

  • International business department of a multinational company
  • Company export and import department
  • Public institutions and private consultancies in the field of business internationalization
  • Creation of your own trade company

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?

Those interested in submitting the application for admission to the University Master's Degree in International Business must be university graduates, preferably in the areas of business administration, economics, law or engineering; in addition, they must have a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience. Two letters of recommendation are also required.

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. Otherwise, additional certifications or tests may be requested to allow adequate and sufficient monitoring of the sessions.

For the development of the teaching period of the master, including the international week, the academic management recommends having a level of English that allows you to follow the activities easily.

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 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.
Applications 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.


  • 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, we will indicate you in the admission letter the specific instructions of the documents required
  • 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 1508.
  • 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, we collaborate with various entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links. 

Application for admission
You are applying for admission to the program:
Máster Universitario en Negocios Internacionales
Modality: On-campus&Live
Language: Spanish
Price: 11800
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.

Master in International Business