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20/01/2022

Two researchers join the UB Business School in 2021

The UB Business School has recruited two new researchers in 2021 as Assistant Professors:  David Alaminos: David joined the Department of Business as an assistant professor. He has previously worked at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and the Universidad de Málaga. He completed his PhD in Economics in 2019, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2021 from the Universidad de Málaga. His research field is Finance.  Bàrbara Llacay: Bàrbara joined the Department of Business as a Serra Húnter assistant professor. She has previously worked…
23/12/2021

Our PhD Student Gloria Sanmartin, awarded the Beryl Institute Patient Experience Scholar Program

Gloria Sanmartin Antolín, PhD Student at the UB Business School, has been awarded by The Beryl Institute Patient Experience Scholar Program. This grant reinforces the commitment of The Beryl Institute to support the growing conversation on the importance of the patient experience in healthcare and expanding the body of knowledge on this topic. For this reason, the grant supports PhD doctoral students as they conduct research associated with the patient experience. Our PhD in Business is a regional Patient Experience Coordinator for Quirónsalud too, and her PhD field is Technology and Operations Management. Her…
16/11/2021

A closer look at the MSc in Business Research class of 2021-2022

The Business School at the Universitat of Barcelona welcomed 19 new students that joined this year the MSc in Business Research. Most of them come from Asia (52%), America (32%), Europe (11%), and Middle East (5%). Altogether, there are 10 nationalities represented on this class where the average age is 28 years old. This diverse group of people will now pursue a cutting-edge master’s degree programme, designed to provide students with advanced training in research skills, techniques and methodologies in order to conduct their own research into business and business competitiveness. Students enrolled on the MSc in Business Research typically have…
02/11/2021

UB, the institution with most influential researchers affiliated

The University of Barcelona is the Spanish university institution with most researchers within the 2 % of most influential scientists in the science disciplines, regarding to its production and impact, according to the database published by the editorial Elsevier. The database gathers the leading scientists in different disciplines and is made out of the information provided by the Scopus database. Specifically, in this 2 % of global leading scientists are 167 researchers from the University of Barcelona (in the last rankings…
28/10/2021

A closer look at the Executive MBA class of 2021-2022

The Business School at the Universitat of Barcelona welcomed 21 new students that joined this year the Executive MBA (EMBA). Most of them come from America (66%), and Europe (34%). Altogether, there are 11 nationalities represented on this class where the average age is 34 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. …
26/10/2021

A closer look at the MSc in International Business class of 2021-2022

The Business School at the Universitat of Barcelona welcomed 28 new students that joined this year the MSc in International Business. Most of them come from Europe (72%), Asia (14%) and America (14%). Altogether, there are 16 nationalities represented on this class where the average age is 24 years old.   This diverse group of people -with a gender split of 46% men and 54% women- will now pursue an officialone-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 in International Business…
25/10/2021

The influence of employee representatives on negotiation process

The study “Increasing integrative negotiation in European organizations through trustworthiness and trust” confirmed that employee representatives (ERs), whose management perceives to be trustworthy, has a greater influence on negotiation, particularly regarding to integrative as opposed to distributive issues, and that trust partially mediates this relationship. According to the article, recently published in the scientific journal "Frontiers in Psychology" by our researcher Patricia Elgoibar, and others researchers from others universities, the integrative negotiation in which employers and employees create value is a…
18/10/2021

New edition of ‘The UB in figures’ with the highlights of the year 2020/2021

With the occasion of the inauguration of the academic year, the new edition of The UB in figures has been published. The document summarizes the main strengths of the University and its academic activity, and the evolution of some variables over the last years. For the academic year 2021-2022, a total of 72 bachelor’s degrees courses, 15 dual study pathways, 170 master’s degrees courses and 46 doctoral programmes have been approved. In the chapter dedicated to research, the document highlights…
04/10/2021

Take part in an experiment with the semi-humanoid robot TIAGo!

The Faculty of Economics and Business host a fascinating experiment with a semi-humanoid robot (TIAGo) who will engage with humans in playing a board game. The experiment is aimed at the entire university or non-university community that was unable to participate at the time as a result of the pandemic, will last approximately 5 minutes. At the beginning and at the end of it, the participant will fill out an anonymous questionnaire. The main objective of the experiment, led by…
30/07/2021

Summer School on Management of Creativity

Second online edition for our Summer School on Management of Creativity. Following last year’s successful edition, this year’s programme had a special focus on the theme of resilience. The 2-week course, organized by Mosaic – HEC Montréal and the UB Business School, took place from June 28 to July 9 with the coordination of Dr Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway, from the UB team. On July 2 and 9, our School took the lead of the course, broadcasting live from PlantaUno, the Innovation…