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16/10/2020

Take part in an experiment with a semi-humanoid robot!

Next week, the Faculty of Economics and Business will host a fascinating experiment with a semi-humanoid robot (TIAGo) who will engage with humans in playing a board game. The experiment will last approximately 5 minutes and, at the end of it, the participant will fill out an anonymous questionnaire. The main objective of the experiment, led by UB Business School’s researcher Santiago Forgas Coll, is to evaluate various aspects of the interaction between the user and the robot acting as…
02/06/2020

Summer School 2020: creativity must go on(line)

The exceptional crisis that our societies are going through makes it more necessary than ever for regions, companies, organizations and individuals to reinvent themselves. This year, given the impossibility to hold any face-to-face classroom work, to visit companies & creative spaces or to travel abroad, Mosaic-HEC Montréal and the University of Barcelona decided to reinvent their Summer School on Management of Creativity by offering an exceptional online edition on the theme “RESILIENCE & CREATIVITY” from June 29 to July 10,…
12/05/2020

Get your admission today and lay the foundation for your career in the post COVID-19 world

At the UB Business School we are aware that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will transform our world under many aspects. Adjusting to the changes will be challenging, but we also know that new opportunities will arise in the next months and years. This is why it is important to start planning ahead and invest in education that will provide tools and skills that will fuel innovation. This is the time to lay the foundation for your career in an ever-changing…
16/03/2020

The University of Barcelona suspends all face-to-face academic activities and closes buildings due to the COVID-19 health alert

As of March 15th, 2020, all buildings and facilities of the University of Barcelona are closed and access is forbidden except for authorised people, due to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) health alert. All face-to-face learning activities are suspended from March 13th, 2020, to April 14th, 2020, and April 15th, 2020, in the case of the Faculty of Economics and Business. On March 12th, 2020, the Rector of the University of Barcelona issued a statement on the suspension of all face-to-face academic…
25/02/2020

UB Business School welcomes new postdoctoral researcher

The UB Business School welcomes Vesna Vlaisavljevic as a new postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Business this academic year 2019/20. Her main research area is organisational capabilities and interorganisational relationships as determinants of innovation. Her research interests also include innovation processes, knowledge, small business cooperative strategies, networks, technology clusters, regional innovation systems, policies for innovation and growth of technological ecosystems. She was awarded a PhD in Business Administration and Management (international mention) at the Pablo de Olavide University in…
11/02/2020

New research challenges the conventional wisdom that Anglo-Saxon CEOs outperform their counterparts from other regions

The CEO’s country of origin is an important driver that explains different types of firm performance, according to a recent study co-authored by Josep García Blandón (Universitat Ramon Llull), the UB Business School researcher Josep Maria Argilés Bosch and Diego Ravenda (Toulouse Business School). Anglo-Saxon CEOs show a significantly lower performance than CEOs from other regions. More specifically, CEOs from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and Papua New Guinea perform significantly worse at…
14/01/2020

A new study finds three combinations of management system certifications that leverage firm performance

Many companies see management system certifications as a tool to add credibility to the organisation, as they guarantee that a product or service meets the expectations of the customers. However, managing multiple certifications can worsen the firm’s performance due to a possible conflict of interests. A recent study co-authored by the UB Business School researchers Merce Bernardo and Claudio Cruz-Cazares has, though, identified three combinations of certifications that show consistent leverage on Portuguese firm performance. The results were published in…
05/12/2019

First cohort of MSc in International Business graduates secure jobs at multinational companies within months of graduating

Multinational companies are the largest employers of MSc in International Business graduates from the UB Business School. The first cohort of the programme –launched in the academic year 2018/19– have recently entered the labour market. Within months from graduating, our students have landed jobs at global corporations such as LG, Lufthansa, Ernst & Young and SAP. The Technology/Telecom industry accounts for almost half of all new recruits (45%). Some examples include SAP, NCR Corporation, Safened, Nubalia, etc. Approximately, 15% have…
06/11/2019

Esteban Chemali: “After the EMBA, your mind perceives business differently”

The EMBA alumnus Esteban Chemali has been recently appointed director of the new offices of the technological consulting firm from Barcelona Setesca in Quito, Ecuador. Esteban studied the postgraduate degree during the 2017/19 academic year at the University of Barcelona. Previously, he had worked as management assistant and financial and operations manager for the family business. He also co-founded and worked as manager of the start-up Natuart. Following his stay in Barcelona, Esteban was hired by a business intelligence consulting firm in…
05/11/2019

Applications now open for MSc in Business Research and PhD in Business

The applications are now open for 2020/21 entry to the graduate programme in Business at the UB Business School. The graduate programme comprises a one-year MSc in Business Research and the PhD in Business. The two stages can be coursed independently of one another provided that the student meets the requirements. The MSc in Business Research is taught full-time over one year or part-time over two years, while the PhD in Business normally involves three years of full-time study or five years…