University of Barcelona

International Business

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Students of the master's degree must be interested professionally in the functional areas of an international company.

For this reason, applicants for the master's degree in International Business should hold a bachelor's degree in International Business, Business Administration and Management, Economics, Law, International Relations, or Engineering.

The master's degree is taught in English, which is why students must present an official certificate evidencing a good command of this language.

In all these cases, the Coordinating Committee could decide that candidates must take bridging courses before they start the master's degree.

Specific requirements

Any student with an appropriate qualification for taking a university master's degree in Spain can apply, according to current legislation. Students who hold a bachelor's degree in International Business, Business Administration and Management, Economics, Law and International Relations, as well as engineers, are given priority.

Candidates must have at least level B2 English (the language of instruction), according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages, or an equivalent qualification.

Bridging courses
The Coordination Committee of the master’s degree assesses whether a candidate needs to take bridging courses. Bridging courses, which are worth no more than five ECTS credits, address the following subjects: Principles of World Economy, Quantitative Tools, and Principles of International Companies. Bridging courses are taught during the two weeks prior to the start of the master's degree sessions.

In these cases, and in accordance with Royal Decree 861/2010, the training courses are considered master's degree credits for the purposes of public fees and the award of grants and financial aid.
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