The Master in Entrepreneurship in Barcelona offers students the skills training to foster the entrepreneurial mindsight. This master in entrepreneurship in Spain focuses on generating new ideas and seeing them to fruition, creating economic and social value. The Master in Entrepreneurship in Barcelona teaches students how to start their own businesses, develop new products, or manage innovative projects for existing firms and how to adapt new ideas to make a positive impact on the world today.
Students can learn about doing business in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, which helps develop the skills and knowledge to be competitive in the global market. While studying for the Master in Entrepreneurship in Barcelona, students learn how to design successful business plans, integrate innovation and sustainable practices in business, and how to pitch ideas to prospective investors. Students will graduate from the Master in Entrepreneurship in Barcelona ready to succeed in markets across the globe.
Master of Science (MSc) in Entrepreneurship
OCT | JAN | APR
Mornings & Afternoons
Learn from Real Entrepreneurs
& Business Owners
& Company Visits
Students from More than
70 Different Countries
Exclusive Access to Startup
& Venture Capital Events
Get Started by Preparing
a Practical Business Plan
Launch Your Company or
Join an Innovative Startup
RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS
MSc Entrepreneurship is Accredited by the European Council of Business Education
Fully accredited by ASIC Approved by Ofsted and an affiliate of ENQA
The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in Digital Education
Part of the Microsoft Imagine Academy and offers students official Microsoft certifications
Recognized as a Leader in Global Education by Newsweek Magazine
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
GAIN PERTINENT KNOWLEDGE:
Develop the knowledge and practical skills essential to evaluate and implement new ideas, create and manage aspiring new ventures, and foster an entrepreneurial work ethic.
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS:
Learn how to launch your own business by working through real-life simulations, participating in various projects, and gaining the managerial and leadership tools to effectively run the operations.
DEVELOP SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE DIGITAL ECONOMY:
Understand the process of innovation in the digital economy and learn how to employ entrepreneurial activities through a combination of team work and insight from innovative leaders and entrepreneurs.
UNDERSTAND INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES:
Study alongside students from around the globe and learn how to succeed in a multinational business arena by cultivating your aptitude to communicate and collaborate effectively.
MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD:
Earn your Master in Entrepreneurship in Barcelona and become adept to the global challenges, seek out the opportunities to create change and solve the problems society faces globally.
Take advantage of GBSB Global’s career resources to set out the framework for your future professional career as a leading-edge entrepreneur. GBSB Global supports its Master in Entrepreneurship in Barcelona students ready to take the next step after graduation and start up their own business.
Employment At Top Companies
ELVINA DROUIN, France
"I was drawn to the MSc in Entrepreneurship at GBSB Global because I was looking for an accelerated, one year program in English. It was very interesting learning alongside an international student body with different perspectives and opinions to contribute."
MSc in Entrepreneurship, Class of 2017
NATACHA STEPHAN, Lebanon
"The professors provided different perspectives on certain topics or courses. For example, in one of my courses titled “Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities” we were able to go to an actual enterprise in Sabadell to see it for a hands-on experience. I am very happy and satisfied with the MSc in Entrepreneurship program."
MSc in Entrepreneurship, Class of 2017
Optional Intensive Free Spanish Language Course for Beginners
Soft Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs to Have
- Leadership and Managing Multicultural Teams
- Cross-Cultural Negations and Communication
- Ethics and Responsibility
See the Bigger Picture and Plan Ahead
- The Government and Legal Environment of Business
- Digital Law
- Market Research
- Global Strategy and Management
Enhance Your Creative Abilities and Spot Opportunities
- Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities
- Creativity and Psychology of New Product Development
Take Calculated Risks
- Managerial Accounting
- Entrepreneurial Finance
Position Your Business and Create a Perfect Marketing Plan
- Marketing Management
- Digital Marketing
- Going to Market: Managing the Channel and Sales Force
Execute Your Project
Global Project Management
Master Skills Based on the Needs of Your Business (Choose Your Electives)
Option 1: Brand Strategy in the XXI Century
- Social Media Management
- Brand Management
Option 2: Entrepreneurship in the Digital Environment
- Digital Operations
- Design and Creation of E-commerce
Capstone Master Project Business Plan Design
Planning a business means planning to succeed in business. A business plan helps you define what you do so that you can explain this clearly and succinctly to customers. It helps you see if your plans are going astray so that you can take corrective action. It helps you think about your position in the market and how to be competitive. Faculty at GBSB Global will guide you on how to create an effective business plan, so you know what you will be doing in your business.
Leadership and Managing Multicultural Teams
We live in a world with a globalized workforce where many organizations have teams that span different offices, time zones and continents. Running a team these days is a different endeavour than it was in the past due to the emergence of cross cultural teams. This course explores the soft skills required to lead effectively. The topics cover insights into organizational leadership to the tools for managing specific types of enterprises. The focus is on understanding, criticizing, and challenging leadership styles and acquiring the tools for leading multicultural teams and shaping corporate culture within the industry.
Cross-Cultural Negations and Communication
This course explores the effect of cultural differences on organizational behavior and negotiation in the global context. It exposes students to issues and problems that inevitably arise in international business when managers have to deal with culturally determined differences in values, attitudes and behaviors. The course assists students in developing cross-cultural communication competence and management and negotiation skills to successfully solve problems and capitalize on opportunities in a multicultural environment. Specific topics include understanding the foundations of culture and cultural frameworks; cross-cultural verbal and non-verbal communication and communication styles; motivation, decision making across cultures; negotiation and conflict resolution in global business settings.
Ethics and Responsibility
Business leaders must be aware of the moral implications of both corporate and personal actions. The master course provides a theoretical and practical approach to instances of ethics and morality, which determine the moral standards crucial for the success of any business model.
This course is divided into two blocks: on the one hand a historical and theoretical framework, and on the other hand modern aspects of social moral and personal ethics, that determine the concept and practice of Corporate Social Responsibility in any business proposal.
The Government and Legal Environment of Business
This course on the governmental and legal environment provides a theoretical and practical approach to business and its stakeholders including corporate governance. It examines the decision-making process from various angles, from determining what business structure would be best suited for starting a business to the methods of distributing the goods, analyzing the current factors that affect business decisions, how international law affects international business, and the various methods of alternative dispute resolutions.
As a business owner, you must have a general understanding of the legal aspects of running a business. Nowadays it is impossible to imagine a business without a website or a business which is not present digitally. Therefore, it is important to understand legal aspects of running a website, collecting personal data, or selling online. Digital law can be defined as the legal rights and restrictions governing technology use. The course provides information on current issues related to digital law and gives an overview of what digital law is, types of violations and their consequences.
This course is about systematically gathering information, understanding it, and appraising initiatives and opportunities for business, as well as marketing decision making, such as product design, services, and marketing strategies that appeal to current or potential customer’s caprices, desires, needs, and wants. Students learn the basics of marketing research and how to use them to understand consumers and bring the products or services they want to market. They explore the latest consumer trends, how the digital world is changing marketing research and how to track and assess the effectiveness of online media and advertising.
Global Strategy and Management
A growing number of companies are increasingly expanding their horizons from local to global markets and resources. This course covers the challenges and opportunities that these changes create. It focuses on the aspects of strategic management that are specific to the global context. A combination of lectures, readings, class discussions, case studies, and presentations enable participants to gain an understanding of the strategic issues confronting firms operating internationally today.
Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Entrepreneurial opportunities may be found everywhere. Some say that “born entrepreneurs” are capable of finding them. However, that is not true. Certainly, some people might be more prone to discover market opportunities because they have always their eyes open looking for them. Over the last few years, many authors have developed methodologies for people to behave like entrepreneurs. In this course, the participants are able to ideate a business idea, to develop and build the first steps, and get feedback from current entrepreneurs. As participants, students are supposed to be diving into the world of entrepreneurship for the first time in their lives. Students are provided with useful tools, such as the StartUp Canvas and the experience applying the innovative methodology, Lego ® Serious Play ®, in the ideation phase in the development of a business project.
Creativity and Psychology of New Product Development
Creativity should not be considered as something “magic” or for talented people. Creativity can be learned or, better said, fostered and enhanced. This course is aimed to introduce the key concepts behind the area of New Product Generation, such as Product Launch steps and characteristics, product design, creativity, and psychological aspects related to both, creativity, and new product generation. The course focuses on the integration of different areas of knowledge and related tools: what are the steps followed to design, create, and introduce a new product, the psychology behind the adoption of a new product as far as customers/users are concerned, and the psychology behind the creative process, as far as designers are concerned. The course enhances students’ creativity, offers some design tools, and introduces philosophy such as Design Thinking. Students learn the steps of Design Thinking, as defined by Stanford and IDEO, and create some prototypes of businesses and products.
This course helps to understand the procedures used by companies to calculate the cost of the products and services they offer in order to make the right decisions. Managerial Accounting is of strategic importance in an increasingly competitive environment. The course is delivered through a mix of theory, class exercises, and assignments to be solved at home. This course teaches students how to extract and modify costs in order to make informed managerial decisions. Planning is covered by topics including activity-based costing, budgeting, flexible budgeting, cost-volume profit analysis, cost estimating, and the costs of outsourcing. Control is covered by topics including standard costing, variance analysis, responsibility accounting, and performance evaluation. Emphasis is placed on cost terminology (the wide variety of costs), cost behavior, cost systems, and the limitations concerning the use of average costs.
This course provides knowledge and skills enabling students to be able to identify and assess the financial implications of new business planning and take account of relevant financial matters in managing a new business. It examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. The course addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how should funding, employment contracts and exit decisions be structured. It aims to prepare students for these decisions, both as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
This course provides an introduction to all aspects of marketing, including strategic marketing planning, marketing research, product planning and development, promotion planning, distribution, and pricing. It provides an understanding of the theories behind the marketing mix variables and a practical application in the context of the marketing management cycle processes of research, planning, organization, implementation, and control.
The course examines digital marketing strategy, implementation and executional considerations for BtoB and BtoC brands and provides a detailed understanding of all digital channels and platforms. Participants will complete the course with a comprehensive knowledge of and experience with how to develop an integrated digital marketing strategy, from formulation to implementation.
Going to Market: Managing the Channel and Sales Force
In today’s global and competitive environment, how to go to market is an essential choice for most managers - the choice of the optimal go-to-market approach critically determines a company’s success. This is true for B2C markets, B2B markets, as well as services. A well designed and executed go-to-market strategy will be a major source of differentiation; a badly designed and badly managed go-to-market strategy will almost certainly lead to failure. The course teaches the fundamentals on how to successfully design, manage, and evaluate a company’s channel, sales force strategy, and tactics. Go-to-market decisions can only be taken considering the overall marketing strategy. Therefore, students discuss the interaction of channel and sales force decisions with other marketing variables, such as branding, pricing, product characteristics, or the product lifecycle.
Global Project Management
This course explores the core concepts, processes and functions of project management needed to create and deliver value to customers and stakeholders, inside and outside organizations. Whether working for a corporation as a Project Manager or running your own business, project management tools are used by successful executive officers and business managers on a regular basis. This course explains how to improve operations performance to achieve a competitive advantage by understanding the power of project management in an international environment. It introduces students to the basics of project planning and also helps to examine projects from the vantage point of cross-cultural dynamics and real-life scenarios.
Brand Strategy in the XXI Century
Social Media Management
The importance of social media’s role in modern marketing efforts can no longer be ignored. It’s an integral component in almost all successful marketing strategies. With this increasing emphasis on integrated social media strategies, there is an undisputable need for companies to have end-to-end social media expertise. Through case studies, interactive sessions, and class exercises, students will learn best practices and develop the skills to connect business objectives with social media strategy, platforms and tactics. Topics will include choosing appropriate platforms, creating effective and engaging social media content, content management, social listening and creating a social media policy.
Brand management is an area of marketing focused on constructing, positioning, selling, and growing a profitable brand. Nowadays, the fierce global competition, as well as available technologies and the social media networks are bombarding audiences with massive information, including brand marketing messages. In this context, traditional brand management approaches are dramatically losing effectiveness. This course uses case studies and a project to expose students to the challenges commonly faced by brand managers. Topics range from assessing brand meaning, brand positioning and brand analytics to evaluating brand extensions, assessing brand strength, defending premier brands, repositioning mature brands, and building brands via non-traditional media (e.g., social media).
Entrepreneurship in the Digital Environment
A part of the essential competencies of an organization resides in the people involved in the efficient management of the operations. This course aims to provide an understanding of the functions involved in the management of operations and the challenges of each one of them. Students are provided with concepts, tools and methods that allow them to become familiar with the governance of operations and decision-making process associated with the different functional areas of operations. The course will cover the fundamentals of operations management, offering an introduction to business models based on e-commerce and mobile platforms, and understanding the skills needed to support such models.
Design and Creation of E-commerce
E-commerce has become one of the main distribution channels for a majority of businesses all over the world. This course is focused on the fundamental concepts of e-commerce, its development, and management. Students will study the following topics: software options and solutions, engaging user experience, transaction management, e-commerce analysis and evaluation, and e-commerce marketing.
GBSB Global Business School uses the quarter system where there are four 10 week study periods (or quarters) during the year. Students are expected to attend three quarters, but may attend all four quarters (including summer quarters) to graduate sooner. Summer quarters are available based on the number of students signed up.
STARTING DATES ACADEMIC YEAR 2018- 2019
Our flexible approach to education and unique curricular design allows new students to start their studies in the beginning of each academic quarter. The starting dates for new undergraduate and graduate students are the following:
Fall Quarter – October 1, 2018
Winter Quarter – January 7, 2019
Spring Quarter – April 1, 2019
Fall Quarter – October 1, 2018
Winter Quarter – January 7, 2019
Spring Quarter – April 1, 2019
October 2018 - December 2018
October 1 - 5
October 8 - 12
October 15 - 19
October 22 - 26
Oct. 28 - Nov. 2
November 5 - 9
November 12 - 16
November 19 - 23
November 26 - 30
December 3 - 7
December 10 - 14
ACCA, MOS exams
December 13 - 18
January 2019 - March 2019
January 7 - 11
January 14 - 18
January 21 - 25
Jan. 28 - Feb. 1
February 4 - 8
February 11 - 15
February 18 - 22
Feb. 25 - Mar. 1
March 4 - 8
March 11 - 15
March 18 - 22
ACCA, MOS exams
March 21 - 27
April 2019 - June 2019
April 1 - 5
April 8 - 12
April 14 - 22
April 23 - 26
Apr. 29 - May 3
May 6 - 10
May 13 - 17
May 20 - 24
May 27 - 31
June 3 - 7
June 10 - 14
June 17 - 21
ACCA, MOS exams
June 19 - 26
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: Dec 22 – Jan 6
SPRING HOLIDAYS 2019: March 23 - 31
EASTER BREAK 2019: April 14 - 22
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2019: July - October 2019
GRADUATION CEREMONY 2019: June 27, 2019
Thesis/Final Master Project Defence (January): (Week 3 of Winter term)
Thesis/Final Master Project Defence (April): (Week 3 of Spring term)
Thesis/Final Master Project Defence (June): (during last week of the month)
Bank Holidays (Barcelona Campus)
January: 1st: New Year(Statewide), 6th: Reyes(Statewide)
April: 19th: Friday of Eastern(Statewide), 22nd: Monday of Eastern(Autonomic)
May: 1st: Day of workers(Statewide)
June: 10th: Monday of Pentecostes(Local), 24th: Saint John(Autonomic)
August: 15th: Virgin's ascension(Statewide)
September: 11th: Diada(Autonomic), 24th: Virgel de la Merce(Local)
October: 12th: Spain National Day(Statewide)
November: 1st: Todos los Santos(Statewide)
December: 6th: Day of the Constitution(Statewide), 8th: Inmaculada(Statewide), 25th: Christmas(Statewide), 26th: Saint Esteban(Autonomic)
Bachelor Degree, Law, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
MBA, ESADE Business School, Spain
MBA, Exchange Program, UCLA, USA
MA, Digital Marketing & Inbound Marketing, IEBS Business School, Spain
PhD, Civil Law, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Founder & Manager, Victoria’s Cakes, Spain
Marketing & Digital Manager, CLB/Teknon/Ruber Internacional/Inmaculada, Spain
Marketing & Trade Marketing Manager/Business Development Manager, Omega Pharma, Spain
XAVIER AROLA PÉREZ
Bachelor Degree, Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Master Degree, Finance and Banking, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Master Degree, Economics and International Finance, Universitat De Barcelona, Spain
PhD, IESE, Spain
CEO and Partner, El Cep i La Nansa Edicions, SL., Spain
CEO, the Catalan Heritage Agency (Departament of Culture – Government of Catalunya), Spain
CEO, Equipaments I Edificis De Catalunya, SA. (EECAT), Spain
Senior Consultant, Cultural & Green and Energy Efficiency Investments Consultancy, Spain
Financial Analyst, Institut Català de Finances, Spain
BA, Sociology and Communication, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Master Degree, Education and ICT, University of Catalunya, Spain
Master Degree, European Policies, Digital Creativity and Design Innovation, University Roma Tre, Italy
Senior Managing Director of Master’s Degree in Design and Communication, ELISAVA, Spain
Director, Desis Lab ELISAVA/ Desis Network, Spain
BBA, International Marketing, EDHEC Business School, France
MBA, International Marketing, EDHEC Business School, France
MA, Mountain & Rural Development, University of Toulouse, France
Managing Director, Pyrenees Working Community, Spain
Project Manager, European Cooperative Society, Spain
Consultant, Technologic Forest Center, Spain
BSc, Economics, University of Istanbul, Turkey
Master Degree, Marketing and Information Technology, Georgia State University of Atlanta, USA
Master Degree, Research Management in Design & Innovation Management, ESADE Business School, Spain
Executive Education Certificate, Design Thinking, Art Center College of Design, USA
PhD, Management, ESADE Business School, Spain
Head of Catalyzer for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship & Research, Binus University International, Indonesia
Product Manager, AT&T Telecom, USA
Central America Technology Operations Manager, BellSouth Latin America, USA
Coordinator of Master of Design Management, Instituto Europeo di Design, Italy
PostDoc Researcher in Design and Entrepreneurship, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
VICTORIANO TRAVIESO MORALES
Bachelor Degree, Law, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
PG DIP, Legal Studies, Contractual, Conveyancing, Trusts & Equities, European Competition Law, Criminal Law, Commendation, London South Bank University, UK
Postgraduate Degree, Legal Practice, BPP Law School, UK
Senior Spanish Lawyer and English Solicitor, Gimbrere International Advocaten, S.L.P., Spain
Practicing English Solicitor, Stepinlaw Abogados, Spain
Spanish Lawyer and English Solicitor, De Haan & Mulder, S.L.P., Spain
TO BE QUALIFIED FOR ADMISSION TO MASTER IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN BARCELONA, YOU MUST:
Have earned a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher;
be in the process of finalizing your Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent),
or demonstrate a high level of relevant professional experience
Have a high level of English language
Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents
Tuition Fee per Quarter (20 ECTS credits)
Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)
Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (EU Students)
Due at the time of program acceptance
The remaining Tuition Fees are due the first Friday (Week 1) of the program.
Master´s Program Duration: 3 Quarters = 1 Academic Year
A discount may be applied if the student choses to pay
the full amount at the time of program acceptance.
If payments are not paid by the deadlines, a penalty fee is applied as per Terms and Conditions.
Payment are accepted by bank transfer or PayPal (commission charges apply).
Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.