The UB Business School has welcomed 23 new students on the MSc in Business Research. The large majority of our students come from Asia (35%) and the Americas region (35%), followed by Europe (22%) and Middle East (8%). Altogether, there are 12 nationalities represented in the class. The average age is 33 years old. This diverse group of people will now pursue a one-year programme which provides students with advanced training in the research skills, techniques and methodologies to conduct their own research in business.

The share of women has reached 65% in the academic year 2019/20, compared to 35% in the previous academic year. Although women are closing the gender gap in representation in business education, they are still underrepresented in many university programmes globally. There is no doubt that the reversal of women’s weight in the MSc in Business Research is a sign of change, but there is a long way to go yet.

Students enrolled on the MSc in Business Research typically have an undergraduate degree in Business (48%). Other students have a bachelor degree in Economics or Finance (30%), while some others have studied Architecture or Engineering (13%), around 9% have types of degrees.

The director of the programme, Dr Josep Maria Argilés Bosch welcomed the new class of MSc in Business Research students on September 30th, 2019. During the session, students received guidance about the programme and all the university resources and services available for them.