The Barcelona School of Management was founded in 2011 as the new business school of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). It was launched as a response to the current global need of capacitating state-of-the-art professionals in business management and public administration.
Founded in 1990, the Pompeu Fabra University is the Spanish public university with the highest ratio of international students and faculty (2012, QS ranking). It is recognised for the scientific mentality of its faculty and its leading positions in international rankings:
Profiting from the UPF's expertise and insight, the Barcelona School of Management offers a wide range of business-related postgraduate education options for both junior and executive professionals, as well as customised in-company training.
The Barcelona School of Management bases its methodology on three core ideas: evidence-based management, entrepreneurship and innovation and engaged social value. It also understands education as a merger b etween University and Industry. That is why leading companies and public authorities participate in the development of all its academic programmes. T he school is a catalyst for cross-line training and research, with all its academic training being practice-oriented in order to attain a fully scientific approach to knowledge.
The school runs its programmes in two of the UPF's largest and most central campuses, respectively: the Ciutadella Campus and the Balmes building. In 2010, the UPF was designated a “Campus of International Excellence” in a move promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Education in order to establish Spanish universities of excellence among the best in Europe.
The Barcelona School of Management is part of the UPF Group, a leading conglomerate of academic institutions committed to research and knowledge creation.In 2013, 84% of the school's MSc students came from 23 different countries and 71% of its faculty had been educated in top worldwide universities outside Spain.
Read more on the UPF's multiple awards and distinctions.
Members of the Boards Directors:
Dr. Jaume Casals Pons, Rector of Pompeu Fabra University and president of the Fundació Privada Institut d'Educació Contínua
Dr. Carles Ramió Matas, ViceRector for Planning and Institutional Assessment at Pompeu Fabra University
Mr. Jordi Arqués Picañol, Partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Ms. Felisa Martín Villán, Director of Communication of Enagas
Mr. Xavier Carbonell Roura, Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona
Dr. Robin Hogarth, Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.
Dr. Daniel Serra de la Figuera, Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University and Manager of the Continuing Education Institute Private Foundation
Dr. José García Montalvo, Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University
Mr. Albert Carreras, Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University
Dr. Ana Valenzuela, Dean of the Barcelona School of Management. Department of Economics and Business at the Pompeu Fabra University
Ms. Carme Martinell, Director General of the Fundació Privada Institut d'Educació Contínua