The Master of Science in International Business prepares you to operate in international markets, manage cross-cultural teams, and communicate and negotiate internationally.
The MSc in International Business is a program that provides students with the knowledge, techniques, skills, and critical attitudes to understand and be successful in the current dynamic context of a global company. The program is organized so that students learn about all the processes and strategic decisions involved in business internationalization: from how to interpret current political, economic, and social affairs in international business, to acquiring and putting into practice the analytical tools required to develop and implement an International Business Plan.
You will acquire the skills required to communicate and negotiate in a multicultural business environment. You will also be able to identify, analyze, and develop business opportunities in the changing scene of international markets through the understanding and implementation of commercial, financial, human resources, and operational strategies. At the end of the program, you will master the analytical tools used in preparing and implementing an International Business Plan. In addition to this, the program includes a curricular internship and a one-week international Business Trip.
The MSc in International Business benefits from the outstanding faculty of UPF's world-ranked Department of Economics and Business and the professional international business expertise of ESCI-UPF, and the participation of experienced professionals of diverse sectors. The program's faculty is known for their applied approach, their constant contribution to creating knowledge, and their proven ability to stimulate and convey knowledge.
Why choose this program
Hands-on learning and skillsThe Master's structure in modules and the final project are both designed to be able to develop your understanding regarding how companies implement commercial, financial, human resources, and operational strategies for the internationalization of organizations. The Master of Science in International Business will also teach you the skills needed to manage, communicate, and negotiate in a multicultural and international business environment.
Learn from the bestYou will learn from the faculty of the UPF's Department of Economics and Business and ESCI-UPF, and from experienced professionals in the areas of trade, operations, and marketing, among others. UPF is the first-placed Spanish University in Economics and Business (Times Higher Education Ranking 2020) and the 10th best University among those under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Under 50 Ranking).
International environmentThe program welcomes up to 30 people each year from diverse countries and cultural backgrounds, creating a multicultural and international environment where teamwork and networking will become key elements of your experience.
ProfessionalizationThe MSc in International Business provides the resources necessary for you to complete a curricular internship as part of the program's contents, which constitutes relevant work experience in the field of international business.
International Business TripThe master of science includes an international business trip where you will visit institutions that contribute to internationalization processes and attend talks with top managers of international companies. The trip, which is an excellent cultural and networking opportunity, is included in the program's fees.
The Master of Science in International Business is an on-campus program that combines diverse teaching methodologies to offer a hands-on learning experience.
Practical case studiesLearning from the successes as well as the failures of real organizations with a hands-on applied approach to put the skills you have acquired into practice.
In-class discussions and group activitiesThe master of science includes practical simulations, group dynamics, on-site presentations, and interactive activities to enhance the learning process in the institution. You will benefit from sharing these activities with the diverse group of people that participate in the program.
Guests speakersExperienced professionals from diverse sectors are invited to the campus to share their expertise and their knowledge of international business in specific fields.
Company visitsAn opportunity to discover organizations in diverse sectors and to learn about their business strategies and their operations in international markets.
International Business TripA one-week trip visiting international organizations located in the country of destination to broaden the students' comprehension and knowledge of the dimensions involved in the internationalization of businesses.
The assessment criteria for the Master of Science in International Business is explained at the beginning of each term. The evaluation system varies depending on the course requirements and the skills to be assessed. The following are common evaluation activities:
Written exams and quizzes
Individual work and essays
Class participation and debates
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 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
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).