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27/01/2021

Dr Alfonso Hernández Vivanco awarded the José Manuel Blecua prize

The University of Barcelona Social Council has awarded the José Manuel Blecua prize to PhD graduate in Business at the UB Business School Alfonso Hernández Vivanco for his article "Sustainable innovation through management systems integration" published in the 'Journal of Cleaner Production'. The distinction recognizes the best article derived from a doctoral thesis defended at the UB during the last 5 years. "The study was born from the need to explore how the way of managing the internal processes of…
18/01/2021

Applications now open for 2021/22 entry to the MSc in International Business

MSc in International Business UB The applications are now open for 2021/22 entry to the MSc in International Business at the UB Business School. Candidates have time until May 16th, 2021* to submit their applications. This official one-year programme contributes in a decisive way to a wider specialization for graduates in International Business, Management and Business Administration, and such like, who have acquired a more generalized training during their studies. There will be three application periods for the MSc in International Business. The closing date for the first round of applications is February 28th, 2021. Applications…
14/01/2021

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

MSc in International Business - UB The Business School at the Universitat of Barcelona welcomed 18 new students that joined this year the MSc in International Business. Most of them come from Europe (61,1%), Asia (16,7%), Africa (11,1%), and America (11,1%). Altogether, there are 13 nationalities represented on this class where the average age is 24,5 years old. This diverse group of people 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 in…
16/12/2020

Carlos Politi, PhD student: “The need to learn and research never stops”

The Master in Business Research alumni and currently PhD student at the UB Business School, Carlos Politi, grew up in Argentina. There, he earned a law degree and worked for the Government and then in the private sector. Politi soon realized that his true passion was human resources, so he re-directed his career in that direction.  After several years of working in human resources, he quit his job and moved to the United States to undertake masters’ studies in Human Resources at Cornell University. That was a life changing decision for Mr Politi: he has held different roles at Fortune 500 companies. Currently, he is working at Gates Corporation in…
11/12/2020

Josep Gálvez recognised in the ranking of Best Lawyers in Spain 2021

MSc in International Business lecturer Josep Gálvez, has been recognised one of the best professionals in the Arbitration and Mediation practice areas by the prestigious publication Best Lawyers©. This is the second consecutive year that Gálvez was awarded with this recognition.  As a lecturer of Legal Aspects at the UB Business School, this nomination comes in the third anniversary of his young firm, focused on disputes in Spain, England and Wales and Latin America, representing its clients in exceptional litigation and arbitration cases.  Josep, a former judge, is…
04/12/2020

New research shows street art to boost tourism destinations

Montserrat Crespi-Vallbona, Associate Professor at the Department of Business and UB Business School researcher, and Oscar Mascarilla Miró, researcher of the UB School of Economics, are the co-authors of an article titled “Street Art as a Sustainable Tool in Mature Tourism Destinations: A Case Study of Barcelona”. Recently published in the scientific journal International Journal of Cultural Policy, it focuses on the idea that tourism needs both an urgent innovation and creativity to keep its boom going.  The current tendency to live experiences…
03/12/2020

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

The applications are now open for 2021/22 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 of part-time study.  There will be four…
02/12/2020

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

The Business School at the Universitat of Barcelona welcomed 13 new students that joined this year the MSc in Business Research. Most of them come from Asia (53%), Europe (23%), America (16%), and Middle East (8%). Altogether, there are 7 nationalities represented on this class where the average age is 27 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 an undergraduate…
23/11/2020

PhD graduate Alfonso Antonio Hernández Vivanco awarded extraordinary doctoral prize

Alfonso Antonio Hernández Vivanco, PhD graduate in Business at the UB Business School, has been awarded the extraordinary doctoral prize for the academic year 2018-2019. The decision was taken by the Governing Council of the Universitat de Barcelona past October 7th, 2020.  Dr Hernández Vivanco defended his PhD thesis titled “Understanding Innovation within the context of the Integration of Management Systems” on July 16th, 2018. The research, directed by the UB Business School researchers Dr Mercè Bernardo and Dr Claudio Cruz Cázares, aims to understand how organizations manage to innovate in a way that they meet with…
19/11/2020

European Continuous Conference on Collaborative Conflict network to organise its kick-off event

The European Continuous Conference on Collaborative Conflict (E4C) network announces their first online event to take place on December 9th, from 17:00 to 19:00 CET.  UB Business School researcher Patricia Elgoibar, and PhD in Business candidate Carlos Politi, are members of this network that aims to strengthen the relationships between researchers in conflict management in Europe.   The network organises multiple events throughout the year with the aim of promoting a European network including 21st century technologies and sustainable aspirations, as well as practically navigating continuous academic exchange in the world of Covid-19 boundaries and the…