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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…
07/10/2019

New research shows Castile-La Mancha, Cantabria, Navarre lag behind rest of Spanish regions in gender equality

Equality between men and women has not yet been reached in Spain. However, the gender gap is wider in certain autonomous communities than in in others. The Spanish regions with greater gender inequality are Castile-La Mancha, Cantabria and Navarre. The regions with the least inequality are Asturias, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands. These are just some of the findings from a new study led by the UB Business School researcher Anna Maria Gil-Lafuente. Her colleague at the UB Business School Sefa…
02/10/2019

A closer look at the MSc in Business Research class of 2020

The UB Business School has welcomed 23 new students on the MSc in Business Research. The large majority of our students come from Asia (35%) and the Americas region (35%), followed by Europe (22%) and Middle East (8%). Altogether, there are 12 nationalities represented in the class. The average age is 33 years old. This diverse group of people will now pursue a one-year programme which provides students with advanced training in the research skills, techniques and methodologies to conduct…
30/09/2019

What the profile of the EMBA class of 2020 looks like?

The Executive MBA of the UB Business School has welcomed a group of 25 students this 2019/20 academic year. This year the programme stands out for the consolidated professional profile of the students and a high degree of internationalisation of the program. Specifically, students have eight years of previous work experience in the field of business on average. Besides, there are 10 nationalities represented in the programme and international students account for 92% of the class. The EMBA is a…
19/09/2019

Women represent 70% of the Master in International Business class of 2020

The share of women in the Master in International Business (MIB) class has reached 70% in the academic year 2019/20. Although women are closing the gender gap in representation in business education, they are still underrepresented in many university programmes globally. The percentage of female students who enrolled in the MIB in the academic year 2018/19 was 46%, almost achieving gender parity the very same year that the programme was launched. Today, the 50:50 ratio between men and women have…
30/08/2019

Explore the Montreal-Toronto-Barcelona Summer School with the two students sponsored by the UB in 2019

The University of Barcelona (UB) students Nadia Iemolo and Alice Demattos were each awarded a scholarship by the UB Business School of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the UB to attend the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society, co-hosted by HEC Montreal, the University of Barcelona and Ryerson University. In this interview they both speak about their experience during this intensive two-week programme in which participants can explore and compare the creative and innovative…
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…