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Communication Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Barcelona, Spain
Offered jointly between the UPF Department of Communication and the BSM, the Master of Arts in Communication Management from UPF Barcelona School of Management is a one-year, full-time program taught entirely in English targeted at students who are especially interested in the areas of corporate communication, place branding, transmedia strategies, and digital communication.


Throughout the program, students will learn to identify the fundamental and distinctive components of media industries (agents, assets, and organisations); plan and implement communications strategies that fit specific characteristics of different socio-political and cultural realities; and recognize the nature, operation and management of modern corporations and the impact they have on the economy and society. 

They will also learn the fundamental concepts, theories, and methods related to branding and gain knowledge about new forms of transmedia strategies. Once finished, students will be able to produce and defend a research project using quality, academic and professional criteria.

The Master of Arts in Communication Management from UPF Barcelona School of Management benefits from the outstanding, hand-selected faculty of the UPF´s world-famous Department of Communication. The UPF is among the world´s 100 best universities in linguistics and communications. Based on this distinction the program's main feature is the rigorous learning of communication management techniques along with the practical experiences provided by industry professionals.

Why this program?

  • Because you will be taught by some of the world's top ranked faculty from the UPF Communication Department and a unique selection of experienced business professionals.
  • Because of the rigorous learning of cutting-edge analytical tools alongside the contribution of the practical experience of professionals in the sector.
  • Because it allows two ways of specialisation: corporate communication and social media strategies.
  • Because you can benefit from an internship supervised by the Program Director, with the guidance of our Careers Service.
  • Because it provides a wide range of career prospects and professionalisation in new areas of employment.
  • Because it incorporates an advanced, self-designed learning model based on the educational philosophy of the BSM's manifesto.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Communication Research: Theories and Methods
  • Interpretive Communication Theory and Research
  • Media Industries and Audience Trends
  • Global Strategic Communication
  • Introduction to Communication Management
  • Inspirational Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

To have finished or be in the last year of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university. Applicants who are currently studying the last year of their Bachelor's Degrees will need to have finished their university studies and obtained their final diploma before the beginning of the program. Candidates should hold a university degree, preferably in the field of the social sciences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14496 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14496 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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