International Business

Pompeu Fabra University

12 months
18500 EUR/year
18500 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in International Business at Pompeu Fabra University benefits from the outstanding, hand-picked faculty of UPF's world ranked Department of Economics and Business and the professional international business expertise of ESCI-UPF.


Offered jointly between the UPF Department of Economics and Business, the ESCI-UPF, and the UPF Barcelona School of Management, the Master of Science in International Businessis a one-year, full time program entirely taught in English. It is targeted at graduates from different spheres of knowledge who wish to obtain the knowledge, techniques, skills and critical attitudes to understand and be successful in the current context of the global company. The program includes a curricular internship and a one-week international business trip to a foreign country.

Practically focused and internationally oriented, theMaster of Science in International Business at Pompeu Fabra University is organized so that students learn about all the processes and strategic decisions involved in business internationalization. Throughout the program, students learn how to operate in international markets, manage cross-cultural teams and communicate and negotiate internationally. The program's curriculum unfolds parallel to the internationalization process of a company: internal and external diagnosis (1st term), strategic planning (2nd term) and business operation (3rd term).


  • 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 master analysis tools to create and implement an International Business Plan and put them into practice in the course's final project.
  • To design and carry out the analytical, operating and strategic functions of the international business.
  • To develop and implement the commercial, financial, human resources and operations strategies, and know the legal requirements for the internationalization of the company.
  • To promote 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 Master of Science internship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Risk Analysis. Economic, Social and Political Environment 
  • International Economics 
  • Institutions and Markets. Regional processes of Economic Integration 
  • Marketing Research and Opportunity Analysts 
  • Culture and Organization of International Business 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fill in the program's online application form
  • Have an admission interview (Skype)
  • Scanned copy of the student's Bachelor's Degree
  • Scanned copy of the Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA 
  • Scanned copy of the student's Passport/ID
  • Official proof of English
  • Presentation letter or video
  • CV or videocurriculum
  • 2 academic recommendation letters (mandatory) and 1 professional letter (optional)
  • Although GMAT is not strictly required, analytical skills and business experience will be positively evaluated

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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