University of Barcelona

Internationalization: Economic, Commercial, Legal and Political Aspects

Objectives and competences


Students enrolled in the master's degree in Internationalization will pursue the following objectives:
  • To acquire a broad understanding of international relations and the new scenarios generated by globalization.
  • To acquire the skills and abilities required to take on the direction, analysis and management of companies and institutions, incorporating the dynamics of internationalization.
  • To be able to respond to the needs of societies seeking to become part of new global realities and to recognize the capacity for taking on these challenges as one of the foundations for their prosperity.
  • To acquire strong interdisciplinary training;
    to strengthen analytical skills, reasoning skills, and the capacity for synthesis, and to harness the potential or new technologies to improve spoken and written communication.


On completion of the master's degree, students will be able to:
  • Identify and fully understand the specific problems that affect the many parameters of which our complex global realities are composed.
  • Recognize and identify economic and business problems in different areas of commerce, finance and technology, their implications in the management of companies and institutions, and their short- and long-term effects, in order to assess available options and determining factors.
  • Recognize and identify the different configurations of general legal precepts and of socio-political dimensions and their specific implications in private or public institutions operating in the international arena, in order to assess opportunities and constraints.
  • Analyse the potential and opportunities in different regions of the global economy, identifying the specific traits of each type of market and society in order to improve the effectiveness of activities undertaken along general lines of professional responsibility.
  • Identify and evaluate the relationships between the different areas of complex global realities in order to make recommendations and take appropriate decisions.
  • Select data and information, prepare new information from previously published sources, analyse it constructively and creatively, synthesize it in a relevant manner and produce critical evaluations in order to support positions and defend decisions and proposals.