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21/06/2019

University of Barcelona improves position in QS World University Rankings 2020

The University of Barcelona has improved its position as one of the world’s top universities, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020. The university has been ranked 165th in the world, an improvement of on position since the edition of 2019 and 22 positions since 2012. This contrasts with the overall trend among the Spanish universities, many of which have seen their position worsen. The UB has been ranked the top university in Spain, overtaking the Autonomous University of…
20/06/2019

UB Business School celebrates first cohort of MSc in International Business graduates

The UB Business School celebrates the first cohort of graduates from its newest postgraduate programme. Overall, 26 students have completed the first edition of the MSc in International Business launched just one year ago. Clearly, the students have been key in consolidating this new master’s. In less than one year, the MSc in International Business has stablished itself in a very competitive market. The number of applications for the academic year 2019/20 has increased by 130%. For the MSc in…
03/06/2019

Study co-authored by UB Business School researcher finds women deliver higher quality audit services

A recent study co-authored by the UB Business School researcher Dr Josep Maria Argilés-Bosch has shown that female auditors are associated with significantly higher levels of financial reporting quality. The authors found that this positive impact takes place since the very first year of the appointment of a female partner to replace a male auditor. However, women are still clearly under-represented in the top ranks of audit firms. This scientific article may help to overcome gender stereotypes and contribute to…
12/04/2019

Research confirms that certain workplace environments increase the number of employees who attend work despite being ill and boost the negative consequences on individuals and the organisation

A recent study co-authored by UB Business School researcher Dr. Mercè Mach has confirmed the effect of work environment and supervisor support on the employees’ decision to attend work despite being ill or not feeling well, a practice known as presenteeism. Presenteeism has important consequences on organisational performance and individuals’ wellbeing. Moreover, previous scientific literature has shown that employees who report to work frequently while sick are significantly more absent in the following 18 months and event three years later.…
11/04/2019

PhD graduate Binyamin Yusoff awarded extraordinary doctoral prize

The PhD graduate in Business of the UB Business School Dr. Binyamin Yusoff has been awarded the extraordinary doctoral prize for the academic year 2016-2017. The award ceremony took place in the Paranimph of the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona on April 9th 2019, hosted by Dr. Joan Elias, rector of the University of Barcelona. Dr. Binyamin Yusoff defended his thesis Decision analysis, uncertainty theories and aggregation operators in financial selection problems on April 18th, 2017. His PhD…
08/04/2019

Executive MBA takes teaching off campus for a workshop on leadership in times of change and uncertainty

The students of the Executive MBA at the UB Business School took part in a dynamic workshop off campus on March 29th-30th, 2019. The group gathered in a hotel in the seaside town of Sitges instead of the regular classroom at the Faculty of Economics and Business in the main Barcelona campus known as Barcelona Knowledge Campus. Practical training was offered over two intensive days that focused the attention on one of the main challenges for leadership in the 21st…
03/04/2019

Abstract submissions open for the 10th RIDIT international conference

The University of Barcelona (UB) and the Research and Teaching Network on Technological Innovation (RIDIT) will organise the 10th RIDIT international conference “Ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship. An international vision” from 20th to 22nd November, 2019, at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona. The event is aimed at researchers, professors, entrepreneurs, managers, students and people interested in the processes of innovation and technological change. The University of Barcelona welcomes the submission of abstracts. Proposals that…
02/04/2019

UB Business School to host the 5th International Summer School in Marketing & Business Models

The UB Business School will host the 5th Barcelona Marketing & Business Models International Summer School from 15th to 19th July, 2019. Participants will examine the latest topics and challenges in the discipline of marketing during one week of intensive course at the University of Barcelona, one of Europe’s leading universities. The Barcelona Marketing & Business Models Summer School will explore new marketing approaches and strategies, rethink business models and address topics such as experiences and marketing strategies, innovation, marketing and digital economy, among…
25/03/2019

UB Business School takes part in the master’s and postgraduate fair Saló Futura

For the fifth consecutive year, the UB Business School took part in the master’s and postgraduate fair Saló Futura. More than 70 exhibitors were drawn by the 16th edition of the fair, organized by Fira Barcelona on March 22nd and 23rd. The staff of our school showcased the existing portfolio of degrees, namely the MSc in Business Research, MSc in International Business, PhD in Business, Executive MBA and Summer School programmes. Many students approached the UB Business School team located…
06/03/2019

HEC Montreal-University of Barcelona Summer School will explore the creative ecosystems of three cities on both sides of the Atlantic

The Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society will offer the opportunity to explore and compare the creative and innovative ecosystems of Montreal, Toronto and Barcelona from June 27th to July 13th 2019. The programme is jointly coordinated by the HEC Montreal and the University of Barcelona. Participants will visit innovative companies and creative organisations and learn through interactive workshops and creative projects. This intensive two-week programme will also offer the opportunity to meet with influential leaders…