Alfonso Hernández Vivanco awarded SEBAP Mobility Grant

Our assistant professor Alfonso Hernádez Vivanco has been awarded a research mobility grant by the Barcelona Economic Society of Friends of the Country (SEBAP). The grant provides 4.200 euros in funding for a visiting period at a foreign institution. In this case, Alfonso Antonio has chosen the Toulouse Business School. The award ceremony took place at the Saló de Cent of the Barcelona City Hall on March 16, 2023. Alfonso Hernández Vivanco: Alfonso will join the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation…

A study developed a new prediction model for stock market crashes via real-time recession probabilities

A fast and precise prediction of stock market crashes is an important aspect of economic growth, and fiscal and monetary systems because it facilitates the government in the application of suitable policies. The study “Forecasting Stock Market Crashes via real-time recession probabilities: a quantum computing approach”, published in the Journal Fractals-Complex Geometry Patterns and Scaling in Nature and Society co-authored by our researcher David Alaminos, provides a comparison of quantum forecast methods and stock market declines and, therefore, a new…

Mercè Bernardo has been awarded the young researcher prize

Our researcher Mercè Bernardo has been awarded the young researcher prize ‘Doctora de Alcalá’ in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. Granted by the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, this prize recognizes the excellence of Bernardo’s research work in a highly-competitive contest with a large number of high-level candidates. Congratulations!

UB Business School to open applications for two postdoctoral positions

The University of Barcelona Business School invites applications for 2 three-year postdoctoral positions beginning in September 2023.  These positions may lead to an assistant professorship when the candidate receives a positive evaluation, and positions become available. Fields of interest: - Business Organization - Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing The University of Barcelona is a leading centre in southern Europe, with a strong commitment to excellence in research. It enjoys a long tradition of teaching, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the field of Economics and Business. In this framework, UB Business…

The UB Business School welcomes a new cohort of students to our research programmes

The UB Business School welcomed new students to the Master in Business Research and the PhD in Business programmes for the 2022-23 academic year. Four of our 15 PhD students are from Spain whereas the remaining 73% represents seven different nationalities. In regards to the MSc students, 27% are from Spain and the rest of students come from countries such as China, Mexico, and Uzbekistan. The new cohort of MSc in Business Research students will now pursue a programme designed to provide…

The PhD in Business at the UB has been accredited with Excellence

The PhD in Business programme at the UB Business School has been accredited with Excellence after an exhaustive and rigorous external evaluation by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU). This achievement will contribute to the academic prestige of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universitat de Barcelona and will benefit our students in attaining their career goals. This distinction recognises the quality of the programme, PhD advisors, the learning support system, the internal quality assurance system, public information and the programme…

New cohort of MSc in International Business students starts the academic course 2022-2023

The UB Business School welcomed 28 new students to the MSc in International Business programme this year. Most of them come from Europe (68%), Asia (16%) and America (16%). Altogether, there are 18 nationalities represented in this class where the average age is 24 years old. This diverse group of people -with a gender split of 70% women and 30% men- will now pursue an official one-year programme taught in English, designed to train specialists in global business management and covers the fields of finance and accounting, marketing, operations, human resources and strategic management. These students enrolled on the MSc…

A closer look at the Executive MBA class of 2022-2023

The UB Business School welcomed 16 new students to the Executive MBA (EMBA) programme this year. Most of them come from America (67%), and Europe (33%). Altogether, there are 16 nationalities represented in this class where the average age is 33 years old. This diverse group of people will now pursue a face-to-face programme taught over a single academic year, which provides professionals with a broad point of view in management, business managerial skills and techniques in the current competitive, increasingly changing and complex environment. Students enrolled…

New edition of ‘The UB in figures’ with the highlights of the year 2021-2022

Coinciding with the inauguration of the academic year, the new edition of The UB in figures has arrived, with the most important data for the academic year 2021-2022. This year, the document presents a new design that shows in an understandable and attractive way the main strengths of the University and its academic activity, as well as the evolution of some variables over the last academic years. The document points out the extensive educational offer of the University of Barcelona, with 73…

Now hiring: Admissions officer

The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona is a leading centre in Southern Europe for research and teaching in the fields of economics, business, sociology and statistics. It combines the historical tradition of the UB with its strong commitment to modernity and internationalization in recent years. The Faculty offers a wide range of quality postgraduate programmes and short courses to an international market. A priority for the Faculty is to ensure the high-quality standards of the…