UB Business - Faculty of Economics and Business University of Barcelona

Introduction

What is UB Business?

UB Business is a platform that centralizes and coordinates research in business at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Its mission is to build a reputation for internationally excellent research in major fields of business.

UB Business pools the key strengths of the faculty in six research areas: Strategy and entrepreneurship, Technology and Operations management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing and General management.

UB Business offers a Graduate Program partially taught in English: the university master’s degree in Business Research and the doctoral program (PhD) in Business. The master’s degree is a one-year program designed to provide students with the methodology and technical skills to develop research focused on business competitiveness. The doctoral programme in Business is a unique offer within the Catalan university system where students can develop high-level research activities in business and management.

UB Business also offers an Executive MBA Program to provide students a broad point of view on management, business managerial skills and techniques in the current competitive, increasingly changing and complex atmosphere.

Our mission

UB Business focuses on four targets:

  1. Executive MBA
    The Executive MBA of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universitat de Barcelona is a one-year in-person program offered to professionals with previous working background. The program, taught in Spanish by an interesting mix of experienced managers and university professors, aims at helping managers working in Spain willing to improve their professional career.
  2. MSc in Business Research
    Nowadays, our Master’s degree in Business Research is the main way in for the students willing to join our PhD in Business programme. The Master is mainly taught in Spanish (some lectures are also taught in English). From this academic year on, our commitment is to increase requirements and quality standards for the student’s admission according to an increasing demand.
  3. PhD in Business
    Our PhD in Economics is a unique program within the Catalan university system where students can develop high-level research activities in business and management. Students enrolled in our programme will be assigned one supervisor specialized in their chosen research field in order to guarantee the highest academic standards of the thesis defended.
  4. Research in Business at the UB
    UB Business pretends to be a an appealing window to the international academy of the research and the academic activities developed in the Faculty of Economics and Business, particularly in the business and management fields: seminars, courses, workshops, etc and the promotion of the top international research developed.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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MSc

MSc in Business Research

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The MSc in Business Research is designed to provide students with advanced training in the research skills, techniques and methodologies they will need to conduct their own research into business and business competitiveness. The programme is intended for students with an academic, professional and, above all, research interest in the general field of business. [+]

MSc in Business Research The MSc in Business Research is designed to provide students with advanced training in the research skills, techniques and methodologies they will need to conduct their own research into business and business competitiveness. The programme is intended for students with an academic, professional and, above all, research interest in the general field of business. Students who successfully complete the master will have developed the knowledge and skills to begin the preparation of a doctoral thesis and may therefore request admission to the PhD in Business. Who should apply? What the MSc in Business Research offers International research excellence in business administration and management. The means of developing skills and abilities for research that meets the most exacting standards. The foundations for further study at doctoral level and the preparation of a doctoral thesis. Access requirements An official degree issued by a Spanish university. A degree issued by a higher education institution within the EHEA framework that grants access to official master’s degree programmes. A degree issued by a higher education institution outside the EHEA framework. In this case, applicants must apply for official recognition of their degree by the Spanish government or request a study of equivalence by the UB, which establishes whether the degree in question provides an equivalent level of training to an official Spanish degree that grants access to official master’s degree programmes. Programme overview Students must complete 60 credits (30 for compulsory subjects and 30 for optional subjects). The programme requires one year of full-time study* or two years of part-time study**. The academic year is divided into two semesters, which cover the period allocated for the Master’s Thesis (TFM). *Students who choose to complete the programme in one year must divide the study load as follows: 10 credits for compulsory subjects and 20 for optional subjects in the first semester; 20 credits for compulsory subjects (including 15 for the Master’s Thesis) and 10 credits for optional subjects in the second semester. **Students who choose to complete the programme in two years must take 30 credits each year. Subjects Compulsory subjects: These subjects provide the instrumental and methodological skills for the programme: Quantitative Methods for Research in Business Management / Fundamental Methodology for Research in Business Management / the Final Project. Optional subjects: Divided into six areas: Strategy and Entrepreneurship: Strategic Management Research / Internationalization Strategies / Business Globalization in the Long Term / Fundamentals of Research in Business Creation. Technology and Operations Management: Research in Operations Management / Business Innovation and Competitiveness / Business Management Systems. Accounting: Introduction to Accounting Research / Financial Statement Analysis / Management Control for Small Businesses. Finance: Stochastic Finance / Financial Risk Management / Optimal Strategic Decisions for the Enterprise. Marketing: Introduction to Marketing Research / Advanced Research in Marketing / New Trends in Marketing Research / Decision Making in Marketing / Design, Operation and Interpretation of Entrepreneur Opinion Surveys. General Management: The Company in Contemporary Economics / Fundamentals of Human Resources Management. The lectures are given maintly in Spanish (70%) although are several optional subjects taught in English (30%). Therefore a good command of Spanish ans English is required. Fees and Funding FEES The MSc in Business Research has a duration of one year (60 ECTS credits). The price of ECTS credits (*) for course 2016/2017 is 46.5 €/credit for the European students (65.87 €/credit for non-Europeans). Consequently, the total price of the Master is: European students: 2,790 € Non-European students: 3,952.20€ In addition, students with an international degree should pay 218,15€ when they apply for admission in the programme. (*) The fees payable by students for official masters are set annually by decree of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat de Barcelona. FUNDING You can find information about available scholarships at the Universitat de Barcelona’s website. How to apply Application period for the academic year 2016/2017 is open. In order to present your application you have to follow these five steps: FIRST To check you meet the specified requirements to apply to this program. SECOND Fill in the registration form at the University of Barcelona (by selecting the ‘Recerca en Empresa‘ option) and pay the application fee of 30 euros. THIRD Fill in the specific MSc in Business Research form in order to have enough information to be academically evaluated by academic committee*. FOURTH In case of being admitted, to hand in the required documentation to the Master and PhD Office (OMD) of the Faculty of Economics and Business. FIFTH When you have been admitted, you are required to finalize your enrollment by completing this form** every academic year. *Academic commitee resolutions (third step) 1st period: February, 1 – April, 10. Resolution by the following week. 2nd period: April, 11 – July, 10. Resolution by the following week. 3d period: July, 11 – September, 7. Resolution by the following week. **This form is only available in English but you can filled in both Spanish and Catalan. [-]

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