Programme – Master in Business Management 2019-09-18T09:38:51+01:00

FALL SEMESTER

This course will introduce you to key theories and models central to the foundations of Leadership as a concept, and will help students understand what it takes to be a business leader in the 21st century global environment. The module will consider how leadership can be exercised at all levels by exploring individual leadership, team leadership and organisational leadership. There will be a focus on self-assessment processes and personal skills development through which students can start developing stronger leadership qualities and practices that they can then be applied throughout their careers.

This course will also present key organisational behaviour theories and analyse how they help us address the major common organisational issues of the 21st century. Students will examine individual behaviour and group behaviour in the workplace and how it might influence an organisation’s communication, conflict management, motivational techniques and human resources development.

This module approaches Project Management in a systematic way, to equip students with the approaches recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI), from scope management and time management to communicating projects to your team. It will consider planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement methods, all required for the successful completion of a project. It will also examine the key lean management principles, tools and techniques. Students will discuss good lean management techniques in the context of defining and attaining goals and targets. Learn how to develop and execute a lean management system.

This module aims to introduce the critical success factors for effective verbal and nonverbal communication in the context of the workplace, both in terms of internal communication and external communication, including training students in public speaking. It looks at different negotiation and conflict resolution techniques and the various contexts they may be applied in. The course also develops students’ networking skills and expands their networking opportunities in the city of Barcelona, giving students the opportunity to put what they learn into practice.

This module aims to introduce students to modern macroeconomic analysis of economic fluctuations and growth by looking at fiscal, monetary, labour market, exchange rate and balance of payment and trade policy issues, as well as the impact of government policy on business. We develop an understanding of how businesses and organizations design and adapt their organisational strategy to gain competitive advantage. Having the best strategic plan in the world is for nothing if the implementation goes badly. In this module we look at the crucial steps including how to manage the organisational change which comes with strategy implementation.

This module will examine the principles and practices behind production and operations management, considering activities and processes needed to effectively produce products and services. Students will consider key performance indicators of operations such as quality, productivity and response time and be introduced to tools and strategies that help to ensure smooth operations.

SPRING SEMESTER

This module will examine the principles and practices behind production and operations management, considering activities and processes needed to effectively produce products and services. Students will consider key performance indicators of operations such as quality, productivity and response time and be introduced to tools and strategies that help to ensure smooth operations.

This module delves into what it takes to think up, develop, implement and effectively manage strategic change and innovation initiatives both on a small scale and at the organisational level. Students will be introduced to the key theories and practices behind change and innovation as applied to individuals, organisations and systems. They will look at the kind of opportunities an organisation has for change and innovation, but also the potential restrictive forces at play. The key drivers of it will be considered and students will see strategies and interventions that can be undertaken to make it happen successfully. The role of technology in change and innovation in the 21st century business environment will also be examined. This module helps us put to rest the expression “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”, by examining the customer journey in their interaction with real life products and brands, and identifying where innovation may be made.


This module introduces students to financial management, looking at the company-wide impact of financial decision-making within the context of a for-profit organisation. Students will examine budget forecasting and detailed financial analysis for effective budget management. This module will demonstrate the building blocks of financial management that are essential knowledge for any corporate manager or business owner.


This module will look at the transformative impact that disruptive technologies have had on traditional business models, as well as the brand new digital business models that have emerged out of this digital revolution. For a company to launch or adapt/survive in the 21st century marketplace, a strong and innovative digital business strategy is essential. In this course, students will explore how strategies for existing or new businesses can incorporate digital change and transformational technologies to stay competitive in the marketplace. They will also consider the value that can be captured from these digital innovations, for example in terms of cost-cutting and performance enhancement. Students will focus on the importance of an integrated digital business strategy in terms of products, marketing and operations, and will explore how this strategy can be implemented, managed and communicated effectively. 


This module will introduce students to Business Intelligence concepts and tools used to guide company decision-making and ultimately benefit the organisation. Students will examine Business Intelligence applications and technologies used to collect, store, analyze and share data which then informs management decisions. The course will explore the business value that BI holds, its challenges, barriers to using it and how it is used in today’s marketplace. It will look at BI’s specific application to the fields of performance management, marketing and Customer Relationship Management.

Each module of the programme is worth 4 E.C.T.S. + Thesis (Final Project) 20 E.C.T.S