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Master of Science in Management (specialization in Entrepreneurship)
Program curriculum and final degree
The Master of Science in Management (specialization in Entrepreneurship) spaced along three terms (September to December, January to March and April to June). Additionally, students have the possibility to undertake an internship, thereby possibly extending their stay for one extra summer term (July to September).
During the 1st term students of the Master of Science in Management and those of all specializations sit together to learn the program's core courses.
In the 2nd and 3rd term students of the Entrepreneurship specialization customize their learning options by choosing 5 Entrepreneurship elective courses and 3 elective courses from any of the Master of Science in Management Specialization tracks. Students also start working on their Master of Science thesis in these terms: the launching of a potential start-up company.
By the summer term students have the chance to carry out an internship if they choose the corresponding course itinerary.
Further to this, students with a business concept in mind will get the chance to develop their idea by testing it in UPF's start-up incubator: the UPF Business Shuttle.
Upon completing the Master of Science in Management (specialization in Entrepreneurship) students who wish to take on PhD studies are encouraged to do so in any of the UPF's PhD programs in Economics, Finance and Management. For further information click here.
- Applied Statistics - Walter Garcia (UPF)
- Managerial Accounting - Oriol Amat (UPF)
- Corporate Finance - Javier Gómez Biscarri (UPF)
- Marketing Management - Ferran Blanch (Vision Marketing)
- Organizational Behaviour - Gale Le Mens (UPF)
There will be a presentation of elective courses at the end of the first term so that students can get a better understanding of their choices. Students may choose one of the following formulas:
- 5 compulsory entrepreneurship courses from the following list plus 3 electives courses from any of the Master of Science in Management Specialization tracks.
- 5 compulsory entrepreneurship courses from the following list, 1 elective course from any of the Master of Science in Management Specialization track plus an internship.
List of Entrepreneurship Elective Courses:
- New Business Ideas and Business Plan - Susana Domingo (UPF)
- Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship - Timo Sohl (UPF)
- Financing for Start-ups - Albert Banal (UPF)
- How to start your own company - Elena Yorda (Astra Capital)
- Technology Strategy - Carlos Serrano (UPF)
- Operations Management - Helena Ramalhinho (UPF)
List of General interest Elective Courses:
- Negotiations - Gael Le Mens (UPF)
- Decision making - Daniel Navarro (UPF)
- Ethics and Sustainability Leadership - Mecke Nagel (SUNY Cortland)
- Choice in Context - Gael Le Mens (UPF)
* Note: Elective courses may change according to the student's demand and the availability of the faculty.
Additional Off-program Activities
Further to the program's regular classes, all Master of Science students have the possibility of attending free complementary training parallel to the running of their programs. The following activities are optional and are included in the program's tuition fees:
- Brush-up Courses: preparatory crash-courses on business and economy-related subjects which take place two weeks prior to the beginning of the program.
- Spanish Course: free of charge, 3-hour/week course at the UPF's language school.
- Career Development Program: career sessions and workshops during which students obtain specific training on how to improve their CV, approach potential employers and develop professional soft skills. Read more about the school's Career Service.
Once students have completed the program they will receive the official Master's Degree Máster Universitario en Ciencias Empresariales (Master of Science in Management) awarded by Pompeu Fabra University.
Students will also receive an additional Master of Science in Management. Specialisation in Entrepreneurship completion certificate awarded by UPF Barcelona School of Management.
Official Master's Degree: Upon successfully completing the master's program you will receive a final diploma awarded by Pompeu Fabra University. In order to issue the certificate, the Government of Catalonia charges an additional fee of approximately €200. The exact amount varies annually and will be finalized upon completion of the degree. In accordance with the regulations set out by the Spanish Ministry of Education this final diploma will be issued in Spanish.