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Information 2022-2023 edition
The 2022-2023 edition of the master's degree has already begun. Shortly we will publish updated information about the new edition of this programme.
31th Edition
60 ECTS (378 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
Payment of enrolment fee options

The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
- In two instalments:

  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
- In four instalments, splitting the payment by direct debit:
  • 40% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • The remaining 60% will be divided into 3 direct debit payments, which will be distributed equidistantly between the beginning and end of classes.
  • The student must have and be the holder of a bank account with IBAN ESXX
Notes 0,7% campaign

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Next course
September 2023
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this master's degree?
Globalization and the great competition that has arisen in the last decades in a context of market economy obliges them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the challenges that current technological trends impose. These will impact strongly in the different areas of the company's economy.

In this context, the master's degree in Business Management and Organization. MBA allows to enhance and expand knowledge in business management and improve managerial skills and competencies, training the professional to achieve positions of responsibility in organizations. In this program you will also acquire the necessary skills to lead and coordinate teams in the different areas of the business organization: finance, marketing, sales, accounting, human resources, operations, strategy and technology and innovation.

All this knowledge is worked on from a methodology designed to learn in a digital environment through real cases, seminars, visits to companies, the Business Game and the Final Master's Work (TFM). All, always in the hands of a teaching team that combines a solid academic career with proven professional experience in the subject matter they teach.
The Master in Business Administration (MBA) is a business training programme specifically designed for participants to acquire the following competences:

  • To understand the business as a whole and to acquire a global vision.
  • To understand the company’s environments, in particular the socioeconomic, labour and fiscal environments.
  • To acquire the ability to design, implement and manage a human resources policy.
  • To be introduced to the world of logistics and production (supply chain management).
  • To be introduced to the world of commercial, marketing and sales management.
  • To learn about the latest trends in quality assurance.
  • To acquire knowledge in project management, to understand the importance of innovation in companies, and to learn about information systems.
  • To improve students managerial, personal and interpersonal skills.
  • To understand the value of management and especially sound leadership in the company.
  • To apply the knowledge acquired theoretically and to gain an overall understanding of the complexity of the role of manager.
Who is it for?
  • Professionals from any sector with experience in executive, middle management and/or area leader roles who are interested in expanding their knowledge in order to improve their professional careers.
  • Likewise, recent graduates who want to expand their knowledge of business management and organisation.

Training Content

List of subjects
4 ECTS 38h
The Company and its Environments
  • Socioeconomic analysis of the company.
  • Taxation.
  • Analysis of the business situations.
  • Mercantile contracts and their special consideration.
9 ECTS 54h
Finances for Business Management
  • General accounting.
  • Cost accounting.
  • Quantitative management techniques.
  • Financial direction and management.
  • Evaluation and analysis of the profitability of investment projects.
  • Control of management.
  • Finance project.
3 ECTS 27h
Company Organisation
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • The large department store. From model of success to current status.
  • The balanced scorecard.
  • The business strategy and managerial skills.
5 ECTS 58h
Management People and Human Capital
  • Human resources direction and management.
  • A new methodology for managing people.
  • Public communication techniques. Acquisition of skills.
  • Coaching.
  • Effective communication. Public speaking.
  • Conflict management and team leadership in organisations.
  • Labour relations. Managing people and human capital.
  • Preventing workplace risks.
  • Time management: personal productivity.
4 ECTS 40h
Sales & Marketing Management
  • Marketing I.
  • Marketing II.
  • Online marketing.
  • Business to business marketing.
  • Negotiation and sales techniques.
8 ECTS 39h
Management & Leadership
  • General management.
  • Company strategy and policy.
  • Strategy and management when faced with globalisation.
  • Sustainable leadership in CSR.
  • Strategic management and its tools.
  • Management and leadership of effective teams.

Visit to NISSAN, Zona Franca.
7 ECTS 30h
Managing Projects, Innovation and Information Systems
  • Business information systems.
  • Management of information technologies.
  • Management of business projects.
  • Technology trends.
  • Management of R+D+I in the company.
4 ECTS 20h
World Class Manufactoring
  • Manufacturing internationalisation: global manufacturing networks.
  • Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM).
  • Operational logistics and strategy. Supply Chain Management.

Visit to El Corte Inglés in Montornès del Vallès.
8 ECTS 32h
Business Game
During the third quarter of the course, the Business Game is taught, a course which is carried out in teams working with a business simulation programme. By taking decisions with the support of the instructor, this game enables all the topics studied to be reviewed and the business concepts learned during the Master to be applied as if it were in the real world.
8 ECTS 40h
Final Master's Project
The final master's project starts during the first quarter of the academic year. The working groups make a business plan. Each group has a supervisor assigned to it who will track the development of the project on a monthly basis. The project has to be defended in front of a jury at the end of the Master programme.
Special master's degree issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a course completion certificate of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. (See details appearing on the certificate).

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
These visits are to specialist centres, companies in the sector or outstanding and important locations in the sector, in order to obtain knowledge in situ of development, production and demonstration environments within the programme.
Assessment criteria
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this master's degree will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Aguer Hortal, Mario

    Doctor and graduate in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universitat de Barcelona. Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor of the University School and Academic Director of the Master in Business Management and Organization (MBA) of the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

  • Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
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    Doctor in Business Administration and Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Telecommunications Engineer from Ramon Llull University. Master in Thought and Creativity for the Technological and Business World from the Salle Business School. Master in Statistical Learning and Data Mining from the National University of Distance Education (UNED). Facilitator of Workshops with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Methodology, and of Elements-4 (Design Thinking). Accredited in Kanban Management, OpenProject, and Agile. Co-Founder of the TechTalent-Lab. He has extensive experience in using data-driven decision-making tools, business analytics, and team management.

Teaching staff
  • Aguer Hortal, Mario

    Doctor and graduate in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universitat de Barcelona. Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor of the University School and Academic Director of the Master in Business Management and Organization (MBA) of the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

  • Bracons i Clapés, Oriol
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    Degree in Law by the UB. MBA for ESADE. Technician in prevention of occupational risks. Technician qualified by the Generalitat of Catalonia for the Drafting of Self-Protection Plans. Product Manager 1989-1992 to Moulinex Spain S.A. Marketing Manager. 1992-1995 to Sopexa Spain S.A. Director of expansion and Responsible for the implementation of PRL. 1995-2001 to People ETT S.A. CEO / Director General from 2001 to present at RISK XXI - Prl & Services as Free Lance specializing in consultancy and advice on PRL to companies and organizations.
  • Damià López, Jordi

    Advanced Engineering Degree in Telecommunications by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Master's degree in Business Management from South Methodist Dallas University. He has worked at the highest management levels in areas such as ICT for Pepsico, Fira de Barcelona, Winterthur, Axa and Renta Corporation. He was the General Director of the Universidad de Barcelona.
  • Durán Limón, Francisco Diego
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    Telecommunications Engineer, specialty in Telecommunication Systems, from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Business Management and Organization from the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya / UPC. Specialist Technician in Automotive and Superior Technician in Automatic Control and Regulation Systems. Currently Manager of Logistics Engineering and Operations at Nissan Motor Ibérica, S.A. Accumulates an experience of more than 12 years in the field of logistics and 20 years in the automotive sector. Leader of the Strategic Area of Industrial Competitiveness in the Cluster of the Automobile Industry of Catalonia (CIAC).
  • Estalella Camos, Josep
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    UPM Telecom Eng, ESADE MBA, Stanford University Supply Chain Post Graduate. I've had many Sales & Marketing and Procurement business and Supply Chain Mgmt roles in my career. I've concentrated in industrial products (B2B markets). I have understanding of the whole B2B value chain from both perspectives:Seller and Purchaser. In the field as a sales & marketing pro and in mgmt. positions. Currently, collaborating with universities in Barcelona (TBS, UPF, UPC) lecturing on B2B Sales & Marketing topics, Relational Marketing, CRM processes, Supply Chain, and related topic.

  • Mollón Porta, Jordi
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    Master in Business Management and Organization from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Specialist technician in Industrial Design. Currently Product Manager at Toyota Material Handling. He has more than 20 years of experience in multinational companies (Astralpool, Cascade, Toyota) in the design and industrial construction sectors. Founder of Speaks or Communicates. Communication consultant at Kreat Partners. Member of Public Speakers Association.
  • Mussons Torras, Sergi
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    Industrial Engineer from the UPC (ETSEIB) specialised in Business Organisation with a Master's degree in Industrial Plant Management. Hast spent the last 7 years in Operational Management and Factory Manager positions in the private sector. Currently Director of Operations at Fundición Dúctil Benito.
  • Neira García, Angel

    Degree in Psychology of Organizations by the UB. Master's degree MBA by the UPC. Postgraduate in Training of Trainers and Coaching. Technician in Occupational Risk Prevention. Person in charge of Evaluation and Development of People in El Corte Inglés, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. Professor of Human Resources of the MBA Master of the FPC.
  • Pérez Morencos, Sergio Antonio
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    Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya and Postgraduate in Digital Marketing at ICEMD-ESIC. More than 20 years of experience in Information Technology. Training in Management Informatics, Project Management, Team Management and Digital Marketing. Specialized in managing software development and online marketing teams. He is currently the Director of E-commerce Business on Adobe Magento at SBS Seidor dedicated to e-commerce projects and an independent consultant in Digital Transformation.

  • Rivas Sans, Adrià
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    Graduated in Labor Relations from the University of Barcelona (UB). Postgraduate in Innovative Management 2.0 in Human Resources from IL3-UB. Master in Business Management and Organization.
    MBA from the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Global Employee Relations & Operations Specialist at ClearPeaks. Accumulate experience in Human Resources developing different roles in the areas of Selection, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits and Operations.

  • Tarrats Pons, Elisenda
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    PhD in Business Administration and Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Master in Human Resources Management from the School of Business Administration and Postgraduate in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations from IDEC. Director of the Entrepreneurship Unit of UVic. Professor and researcher at the Emprèn Research Group of the Faculty of Business and Communication of the UVic-UCC. He has accumulated more than 15 years of experience in the field of research and university management.
  • Viscarri Colomer, Jesús
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    Doctorate in Business Administration and Management and Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). MBA from IESE Business School. Manager in the strategic planning and studies area at CaixaBank.

Career opportunities

  • Company management and administration.
  • Chief of corporate finances.
  • Head of business development.
  • Head of corporate banking.
  • Chief of marketing and communication.

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