Graduate education in the Department of Economics & Business is organized around two programmes: the PhD Track (including the MRes and the Ph.D programme), which aims to train research scholars for careers in either academia or the business and government world, and the Master programmes, more applied in nature and less oriented toward careers in academia. Master programmes are offered through the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and the UPF Barcelona School of Management. Every year around 150 new students enroll in the graduate programmes, creating a truly international atmosphere with about 90% of students from abroad.

The UPF Economics and Business Department is proud to be affiliated with the following Master Degree offerings:

 

Economics

 

 

Institution: Barcelona GSE

Duration: September to June, full-time

Program: Leads to PhD Track

About the Program:

The Barcelona GSE Economics Program provides students with rigorous training for admission to top doctoral programs and for technically demanding careers.

Students who complete the Master in Economics will acquire an excellent grounding and deep understanding of the field's foundations, applications, and policies covering theoretical and empirical approaches. 

Student's Profile:

  • Graduates in economics, mathematics or engineering
  • Aspiring PhD students looking for a rigorous master program in economics
  • Junior economic analysts looking for a postgraduate degree with advanced tools in quantitative economics.

 

 

Finance

 

Institution: Barcelona GSE

Duration: 10 Months, September to June, full-time

Program: Leads to PhD Track

About the Program:

The complex financial times we live in demand greater modelling techniques and a deeper understanding of financial data. The Master in Finance at the Barcelona GSE is designed to meet these challenges.

The Master in Finance is a comprehensive program that covers all the important areas of finance and prepares you for the most demanding jobs in banking, consulting and asset management.

This program is unique because it offers better training on quantitative topics than most masters in finance, and has a broader focus than the typical master in quantitative finance.

Student's Profile:

  • Graduates in Business or Economics with a strong interest in Quantitative Finance or Banking.
  • Graduates in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or Engineering who want to pursue a career in Quantitative Finance or Banking. Researchers and policy makers at Central Banks or Supervisory Authorities. Aspiring PhD students looking for a rigorous finance master program.

 

 

Management

 

Institution: UPF Barcelona School of Management (BSM)

Duration: 9 Months + 3 Months Optional Internship

Program: Professional Masters

About the Program:

Academically rigorous and highly practical, the Master of Science in Management is designed for students seeking a career in marketing, entrepreneurship, business analytics and IT.

Student's Profile:

  • Recent graduates and junior professionals with strong quantitative and analytical skills who wish to gain in-depth knowledge in strategic management, innovation management and consulting.

 

Finance and Banking

 

Institution: UPF Barcelona School of Management (BSM)

Duration: 12 months including 3 months of curricular internship

Program: Professional Masters

About the Program:

Practically focused and internationally oriented, the Master of Science in Finance and Banking provides students with the ability to apply complex financial, economic and investment theories to both corporations and the financial services industry. The course will provide you with a wide-ranging theoretical background and equip the practical skills for active interaction in investment banks and securities firms, in finance departments of industrial and service companies and in central banks.

Student's Profile:

Participants who wish to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career in the fields of corporate finance, banking or financial regulation.

Marketing

 

Institution: UPF Barcelona School of Management (BSM)

Duration: 12 months including 3 months of curricular internship

Program: Professional Masters

About the Program:

Practically oriented and internationally minded, the Master in Marketing will provide you with a full understanding of the important processes involved in creating, communicating and delivering value to costumers while strenghtening your ability to face and solve complex challenges in an increasingly globalized marketing environment. The Master in Marketing benefits from the outstanding, hand-picked faculty of UPF's world ranked Department of Economics and Business known for its scientific approach, its constant contribution to creating knowledge and its capacity to stimulate and convey knowledge.

Student's Profile:

Participants who wish to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career in brand management, communication management, digital marketing, internet and social marketing, market research, marketing consulting, retailing and marketing departments in any sector.

Direct and Digital Marketing

 

Institution: UPF Barcelona School of Management (BSM)

Duration: 9 months 

Program: Professional Masters

About the Program:

On the Master in Direct and Digital Marketing you will learn to design strategies for marketing, communications and online and offline sales which are needed for efficient marketing in today's digital society. You will gain the skills required to understand the evolution of consumer and marketing at the same time as discovering how to design brand strategies and brand content.

Student's Profile:

Marketing professionals who would like to incorporate knowledge from relationship marketing and from the use of digital media and tools, it's also a development opportunity for enrepreneurial professionals who intend to create or develop their own business project.