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Master in International Business
Date: Monday, September 16, 2024Time: 16:00hLocation: OnlineLanguage: Spanish
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Master in International Business

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Máster Universitario en Negocios Internacionales. Master in International Business UPF-BSM

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UPF-BSMMastersMaster in International Business

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, an internationally-focused master's program, you will have the tools to master the strategy and operations of the international market with rigour and professionalism.

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Master in International Business

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Event detailsDate: Monday, September 16, 2024Time: 16:00hLocation: OnlineLanguage: Spanish
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Classes start: September 2024
LanguageSpanish
ModalityOn-campus
ScheduleAfternoons
Duration10 months
ECTS credits60
Price13.000 €

The Master in International Business is the training you need to make the leap to the foreign market.With this master's program, 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

01

Develop an international vision

Understand how the Asian, European and Latin American markets work, and experience firsthand, during the Study Trip, how companies and institutions in other markets create their international strategies.

02

Boost your professional profile

Learn one of the most in-demand professions such as international sales director or international consultant, among others. Apply everything you learn in optional internships at companies like Almirall, Alcatel-Lucent Spain, Nestle Purina Petcare Spain, Pimec, Marítima Tuscor Lloyds, or Hall Street Barcelona.

03

Be trained in a pioneering program

Participate in a master's program that has more than 20 editions, 1,000 students and top-level accreditations such as those awarded by the AMBA (Association of MBAs) and ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation).

04

Learn from professionals and experts

Acquire practical business knowledge with professionals and professors from Pompeu Fabra University and renowned companies and institutions.

05

Immerse yourself in an International Week

You will be able to participate in a simulation of the activities that international business leaders or export managers carry out to better understand markets and their economic agents.

06

Improve your management skills

Learn to work as a team and lead your company's projects in the foreign market more efficiently.

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.

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

The Master in International Business 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).

EQUIS-AccreditedAMBA logoAQU-MUIBAL-MUIBOL-EN

Curriculum

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.

International Environment: Economic intelligence and institutional framework

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Strategy
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Foreign Trade Operation
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Transversality
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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 Master in International Business 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.
  • 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 Màster Universitari en Negocis Internacionals / International Business - Máster Universitario en Negocios Internacionales / International Business, 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.

Faculty

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

Faculty

Collaborating faculty

  • Josep Maria Cervera
    International Director of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.
    MBA for IESE.
  • Ivette Fuentes Molina
    Head of Studies and Professor of Applied Economy with full dedication in the ESCSET (UPF).
    Doctor in Law, Economy and Business for UdG. Master in Economic History for UB.
  • Ethel Gordo
    Founding partner of Proa Consultoria . Coaching SL.
    Graduated in Psychology (UB), Diploma in Labor Relations (UPF) and PDD (IESE).
  • Irene Guadiola
    Lawyer, specialist in International Trade, Duaner Law and International Contraction in the office Guardiola Lawyers, in the Official College of Customs Officers and Customs Representatives of Barcelona and in the General Council of Spanish Customs Representatives in its international field. A member of the Spanish Committee of the Chamber of International Trade.
    Master at International Business Law at the University of Nijmegen Holland, doctoral dissertation on "The Origin of Goods as a Differentiated Customs Tax Budget". Master of Financial and Tax Law in the ECF (Centre de Estudis Finut'res), Post-graduate degree in Foreign Trade by the Centre for International Economic Studies (CEDEIN).
  • Leonardo Irigoyen
    Professional international trade with several years of experience such as Export Area Manager in multinational environments and consulting for companies.
    He was a graduate of the University of Congress (Mendoza, Argentina) and a Master of Business in International Business for IDEC (UPF).
  • Tanguy Jacopin
    Director General of Global Born Ltd.
    Doctor in Applied Economy from the Sorbonne University in Paris.
  • Amadeo Jensana
    Director of the Business Circle and responsible for the economic area of Casa Asia. by San Pablo University.
    Associate Professor of Humanities Department at Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Judith Mata
    Executive Director of the Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé Foundation.
    Master of Communication Studies at the Ramon Llull University.
    Associate Professor of the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.
  •  Isabel Pardos
    Director and International Speaker of Litexco Group.
    PDG for IESE.
  • Francisco Puig
    Coordinates the "GestOR" Research Group (Organizational Geostrategy: Clusters and Competitiveness).
    Professor Titular at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Valencia. Doctor (Extraordinary prize) by the University of Valencia.  
    He is the author of several articles and books in the area of specialization in international strategy, Business Triangle and Clustering.
  • Lucas Pussetto
    Academic director of the Institute for Research and Economic Education (I+I) in Buenos Aires. He is Professor of International Economy and Macroeconomics in the MBA of the IAE of the Southern University and in the postgraduate of Public Policies of the BSM . Master in Economics of the Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Joan Ros
    He is the director of Binomio China Consulting.
    MBA by Golden Gate University (US).
  • Enrique Schonberg-Schwarz
    Associate Professor of the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.
    A specialist consultant on strategy and internationalisation.
    PPD by IESE Business School. 
  • Pere Serra
    Founder and owner of Ganymede Consulting.
    Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • Jordi Sellarés Serra
    Director of the Spanish Committee of the Chamber of International Trade.  Legal advisor to the Andorran delegation to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
    Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona (UB) and Esade. Doctor in Law for UB.
    Master at International Relations at the University of Cambridge
  • Manuel Vericat 
    Telecommunications Engineer currently Solutions Specific Knowledge Leader Technology in Everis - an NTT Data Company
    Technical consultant and technology-based entrepreneur consultant
    Professor of the Master of International Business at the UPF BSM.

Methodology

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.

01

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.

02

Webinars

En la versión digital se realizarán, durante el programa, webinars en formato sincrónico, por cada asignatura y algunos otros de carácter más transversal, en los que con los tutores de las asignaturas y expertos profundizarás en los contenidos de ellas y en temáticas de actualidad propias del programa.

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Actividades prácticas

El aprendizaje se basa en la realización de actividades prácticas, evaluables de forma individual o grupal, en los que habrá que poner en práctica los conceptos aprendidos con las explicaciones magistrales y el estudio de los recursos docentes.

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Business Game

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

05

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.

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Evaluación

La demostración de que se han adquirido los conocimientos y las competencias previstas en el programa se lleva a cabo combinando la evaluación continua de las diferentes actividades realizadas, con una prueba final escrita con preguntas de desarrollo razonado, cuestiones de respuesta múltiple, etc. Además de la nota, recibirás una retroalimentación con arreglo al sistema de rúbrica o de comentario del profesor/a.

 

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 Final Project (TFM) or  Postgrad Final Project (TFP)
  • A personal mentor to monitor your final project (TFM or TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops

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.

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Average age

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Number of years of professional experience

86%

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

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.

Merit Based Scholarship

Apply for our Merit Based Scholarship, awarded to those who prove they have talent and motivation.

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Grants and discounts

External financial aid

A large number of external entities and institutions offer financial aid options to students who want to enrol on one of our master programs and postgraduate courses.

 

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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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    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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    UPF Partner Universities Discount

    Check if the university where you took your undergraduate studies is a UPF partner university and obtain a 10% discount on your master's tuition fees. 

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

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    Funding

    Financing simulator

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

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    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. 

    CaixaBank
    BBVA
    Caixa d'Enginyers
    AGAUR
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