Master of Science in International Business

The MScIB prepares you to operate in international markets, to manage cross-cultural teams, and to communicate and negotiate internationally.

Full time
Start of classes
18 September 2023
End of classes
30 June 2024
Class times
Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
Ciutadella Campus

The MSc in International Business is an official program, accredited by AMBA, that provides students with the knowledge, techniques, skills, and critical attitudes to understand and be successful in the current dynamic context of the global company.

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The Master of Science in International Business is a one-year, full-time course offered jointly by UPF’s Department of Economics and Business, ESCI-UPF and UPF Barcelona School of Management. Taught entirely in English, it is aimed at graduates from a range of fields who are keen to achieve success in today’s globalised world of business

Students are equipped with the key skills, techniques and expertise to master the strategic decision-making processes at the heart of international business. You will learn how to operate in international markets, manage cross-cultural teams and conduct successful negotiations, as well as doing a company internship and undertaking a one-week international business trip to a foreign country. The course syllabus mirrors the way a company would tackle this challenge: internal and external diagnosis (1st term), strategic planning (2nd term) and business operations (3rd term).

The Master of Science in International Business is taught by world-class lecturers drawn from UPF's Department of Economics and Business alongside ESCI-UPF international business professionals. Known for their incisive, scientific approach and proven ability to engage with students, all the teaching staff have made notable contributions to knowledge creation in their individual field of expertise.

Why this programme?

  • Excellent teaching staff. You 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 management, commerce, operations and marketing, among others.
  • Full immersion into internationalization. It will help you understand how to implement commercial, financial, human resources and operational strategies for the internationalization of organizations. You will develop an International Business Plan as your final MSc thesis.
  • Management and communication skills. It will provide you with the skills needed to manage, communicate and negotiate in a multicultural and international business environment.
  • Connection with the professional world. The MSc requires you to complete a curricular internship, which provides a relevant work experience in the field of international business.
  • Business Trip. You will participate in an international business trip where you will visit institutions that facilitate internationalization and attend talks with top managers of international companies.


  • To interpret current political, economic and social affairs in an international business key.
  • To be able to identify, analyze and develop business opportunities in international markets.
  • To acquire and put into practice the analytical tools required to develop and implement an International Business Plan.
  • To develop the management skills necessary for communication and negotiation in a multicultural business environment.
  • To obtain relevant work experience in the field of international business on completing the professional internship.

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The Master of Science in International Business is aimed at recent graduates and junior professionals of diverse backgrounds who wish to acquire a realistic, practical and professional perspective of international business.

Average age
Previous studies in Economics and Business
International students
Previous studies in Social Sciences, Humanities and Law


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