Master in International Business in Barcelona

Master in International Business in Barcelona duration icon
Full Time – 9+3 months;
Part Time – 18+6 months
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Master in International Business in Barcelona location
Master with International Business in Barcelona intakes
Annual Intakes
Master with International Business in Barcelona format
Face-To-Face | Online
Master in International Business Management in Barcelona fees
Tuition fee
€ 13,490*
*an additional annual administrative fee (950 EUR) and registration fee (200 EUR) must be paid.

Master in International Business In Barcelona

As the business world continues to grow, evolve and progress in diverse ways, it is necessary for business leaders to keep pace with these advancements. Global business continually transforms and the postgraduate diploma in International Business (hereinafter – Master in International Business in Barcelona) is specifically designed with transformation and innovation at its core.

The program equips students to take on business challenges in any global context. The comprehensiveness of the Master in International Business in Barcelona is reflected in modules that cover multinational markets, business practices around the world, effective business communication and strategic know-how. This Master in International Business in Barcelona readies students to quickly take their place in a global environment, bringing with them inimitable skill, talent and expertise.

GBSB Global Business School is accredited by the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education and delivers postgraduate diplomas (a minimum of 62 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 7) face-to-face from our campus in Barcelona, Spain. Once you’ve met the requirements of an exit award, terminate your studies by proceeding to the Master of Science in Management (International Business) (90 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 7), by completing the last quarter of your studies online.

Higher Education Program: Postgraduate Diploma in International Business

Accreditation Status: An officially recognized and state-accredited qualification awarded by GBSB Global Business School, licensed as Higher Education Institution by MFHEA (License number: 2020-012) and accredited by the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education (Centre Number: 08077794)

MQF/EQF Level: MFHEA deems this qualification to be at Level 7 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning

Number of ECTS Credits: A minimum of 62 ECTS

Master of Science (MSc) in Management (International Business) (90 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 7), an officially recognized and state-accredited qualification awarded by GBSB Global Business School in Malta, licensed as Higher Education Institution by MFHEA (License number: 2020-012)

Rankings, Accreditations And Partnerships

Master in International Business in Barcelona ACBSP rankings
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Master in International Business management Barcelona QS Stars rankings
Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Business & Management Studies; Employability; Inclusiveness
Master with International Business in Barcelona higher education
Accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority
Master in International Business in Barcelona ranked by Forbes
GBSB Global Is Listed Among the Best Business Schools by Forbes


At GBSB Global we take pride in our diverse and dynamic student body representing over 100 nationalities globally. A tight-knit group, our students are the fabric of our institution and their openness to connect and engage with one another on both a professional and personal level fosters a colorful, multicultural entity and inclusive identity within our school, where everyone feels welcome. In an age where this is being highly popularized, GBSB Global has always had a history of working across borders and drawing students from around the world to the classroom. This is one of the biggest draws students report.

Not only does GBSB Global provide a study abroad experience, but also the culture within the institution itself promotes peer-to-peer learning and feeling of belonging that lasts long after graduation. Learn not only from the professors but also from the insights and experiences of your classmates. The time is now to invest in a career that will offer intrigue, opportunity, and challenge.

Program Highlights

Master in International Business in Barcelona recognized degree
Business school in Barcelona recognized for excellence in international business
Master in International Business in Barcelona expert professors
Multinational faculty with proven experience in international management
Master in International Business in Barcelona teaching methodology
Industrial visits and workshops delivered by international business experts
MIM International Business in Barcelona diverse student body
Diverse student body (100+ nationalities)

Program Structure

GBSB Global’s Master in International Business in Barcelona delivers specialized skills, knowledge and training to ensure that graduates are able to successfully transition from learners to leaders.

Industry experts and proficient lecturers are on hand to offer insight and expertise, covering modules such as Digital Transformation, Innovation and Technology, Strategic Marketing, Global Financial Markets, and International Business and Global Business Challenges.

All coursework is delivered in English – the universal business language – and students are encouraged to participate in seminars, webinars, workshops and team projects for further in-depth training.

Advocate For Inclusion, Teamwork & Diversity In A Multinational Organization

Effective Teamwork and Project Management (6 ECTS)
Diversity Management and Global Workplace Inclusion (6 ECTS)

  • Organizational Behavior
  • The Concept of Workplace Motivation and Satisfaction
  • The Dynamics of Group Performance
  • Relationship Between Power, Politics, Conflict
  • The Organizational Culture and Its Relation to Workplace
  • Diversity Across Cultures
  • The Strategies for Addressing Race, Religion, and Ethnicity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Gender Diversity in the Workplace
  • The Benefits of Inclusion of People with Special Needs
  • The Concept of Work-life Balance (WLB)
  • Current Issues in D&I Worldwide

Control And Enhance Operational And Financial Performance Of An International Business

Operations Management (6 ECTS)
Finance for Management (8 ECTS)

Anticipate And Manage International Business Challenges And Plan Expansion Strategies

International Business and Global Business Challenges (6 ECTS)

  • The Main Concepts Related to the Global Business Environment
  • Political and Legal Systems
  • Global Integration Policies
  • Emerging Markets
  • Global Factors of International Business

Understand International Marketing And Execute Marketing Campaigns

  • Organizational and Business Level Context of Marketing Strategy
  • External and Internal Environment Factors
  • The Marketing Mix
  • The Mission Statement, Corporate Objectives and Functional Areas of an Organization

Manage International Business Focusing On Technology And Innovation

Digital Transformation, Innovation and Technology (6 ECTS)

  • Digital Economy and Its New Driving Forces
  • Digital Strategy and Transformation
  • Drucker’s 7 Sources of Innovation, Open Innovation
  • Strategic Approaches to Managing Innovation
  • Disruption Theory
  • Digital Transformation Journey

Deal Confidently With Global Financial Issues, International Logistics, And Transportation

Global Financial Markets and Instruments (6 ECTS)
International Logistics and Transport (6 ECTS)

  • Performance of Global Financial Markets in Different Economic and Political Contexts
  • The Role of Capital Markets in Economic Growth
  • Global Fixed-Income Markets
  • Global Equity Markets
  • Derivatives & Risk Management
  • Sourcing Funding from the Capital Markets
  • Modern Distribution Systems
  • Modes of Transport in a Modern Society
  • Innovations in Air and Maritime Transport
  • Modal, Intermodal, and Multimodal Transport
  • Contemporary Issues Facing Carrier Management
  • Regulatory Frameworks for Different Transport Modes
  • Freight Cost and Pricing
  • Third-Party Logistics
  • Trade and Customs Procedures

Investigate An International Business Issue And Present Your Findings In A Comprehensive Final Project

Final Project (Capstone)

The Capstone Project is an expansive assignment that serves as the finish touch to the Master journey. Apply the learned knowledge and skills from the program to investigate a specific problem or idea related to an area of specialization. Once this issue is identified, it's necessary to apply relevant skills and expertise in developing a solution that addresses the problem head-on. Students have several options for their Final Project, such as a research-based approach or a more hands-on problem-solving technique. The proposed solutions are normally practical and interactive, with the potential to be implemented in professional settings or used for further research and study.

Develop Appropriate Tactics, Incorporating Strategic Management And Knowledge Of The Global Economy And Geopolitics, To Bring Your Master's Studies To A Close

Economics and Geopolitics (6 ECTS) (Online)
Strategic Management and Analytics (8 ECTS) (Online)

  • Principles of Behavioral Economics
  • Geopolitics and Geo-economics Methodologies
  • Causes of Globalization
  • Strategic Management, Planning and Structure
  • Strategic Approaches to Analyzing the Position of an Organization
  • Data and Strategy

Please download the Course Outline below for full program details including module learning outcomes, learning hours, teaching, learning and assessment methods, grading system and pass rates.

Learning Outcomes


  1. Has a comprehensive and critical understanding of the principal current research issues in the specialization area;
  2. Possesses multi-disciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge of management within the domain of the specialization area;
  3. Identifies and evaluates theoretical approaches necessary for planning and decision-making in the specialization area. These include ideas that support the modeling and management of the decisions;
  4. Has relevant knowledge of organizations, and their role in pursuing sustainable business in the context in which they operate and how they are managed in compliance with codes of ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility;
  5. Has a critical understanding of business continuity management including knowledge of possible risks and regulatory environment that can impact business operations;
  6. Identifies and evaluates key issues related to administering the human elements when managing projects such as teamwork, communication, motivation, and diversity;
  7. Has comprehensive knowledge about methods to manage innovation processes and digital technologies that are in demand, and implications of digital technologies for individuals and societies.


  1. Demonstrates capability in using knowledge and skills of the specialization area to make decisions adapt to the fast-changing business environment and to efficiently manage people and projects within the specialization area in order to adopt to fast-changing business environment;
  2. Possesses specialized problem-solving skills in the specialization area required to develop new knowledge and procedures to solve practical problems;
  3. Develops new skills in response to emerging knowledge and techniques in the domain of the specialization area including digital skills and use of modern technologies;
  4. Demonstrates capability in using knowledge and skills of management to conduct research within a specific industry or functional area of personal professional interest, taking into account the need for synthesis, setting objectives, methodological process and application of strategies;
  5. Develops an ability to identify and assess risks relating to the business, digital and financial environment and to design strategies to mitigate specific managerial risks within a specific industry or functional area of personal professional interest;
  6. Monitors and maintains compliance with appropriate business regulations and formulates practical responses to the legal and external environment challenges associated with operating a business within a specific industry or functional area of personal professional interest;
  7. Demonstrates capability in using data referring to business analytics to better forecast and execute business strategies and operations;
  8. Demonstrates specialized knowledge of management that includes reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the execution of the managerial function;
  9. Demonstrates capability in using knowledge and skills of management to conduct research within a specific industry or functional area of personal professional interest, taking into account the need for synthesis, setting objectives, methodological process and application of strategies.


  1. Demonstrates autonomy in the direction of personal development and lifelong learning applicable to the business environment;
  2. Manages and transforms work or study contexts in the field of specialization that are complex and unpredictable and require new strategic approaches;
  3. Has the learning skills to allow continuation to study specialization area in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous;
  4. Creates a research-based diagnosis to problems in management by integrating knowledge from new or interdisciplinary fields chosen as an elective option in the graduate program and makes judgments with incomplete or limited information;
  5. Engages in critical analysis in the area of specialization and demonstrates independent thought, evaluation and problem-solving underpinned by evidence-based arguments;
  6. Takes responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge in a specific industry/functional area of personal professional interest by identifying an existing business problem and by conducting original research."

Please download the Course Outline below for full program details including module learning outcomes, learning hours, teaching, learning and assessment methods, grading system and pass rates.

What You Will Learn

Advance Professional Skills:

Learn vital skills in business strategy development, negotiation, market analysis and problem-solving.

Gain Global Market Perspective:

Acquire the competency and know-how to navigate global markets, international trade, and the diverse international legal arena.

Understand Intercultural Business Practices:

Acquire the knowledge and empathy needed in international business management to effectively communicate and collaborate in multinational settings.

Tackle The Obstacles In The 21st Century:

Join business professionals fostering sustainability and ethical business practices within the realm of international business management.

Obtain Practical Career Preparation:

Earn a Master in International Business in Barcelona and learn how to strategize and negotiate effectively using case studies, debates, and projects that reinforce situations and obstacles managers face worldwide.

Career Opportunities

With a Master in International Business degree, graduates have the flexibility and freedom to pursue careers in almost any industry and country. From launching a start-up to managing an international company, division or team, the program ensures that graduates leave GBSB Global Business School with extensive skills and expertise to successfully add value in global corporations.

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Policy Analyst

A Policy Analyst surveys the effectiveness of current policies and facilitates the framework for new programs and legislation to meet the company's objectives and policy goals.

New Country Expansion Analyst

This role is responsible for researching new markets, establishing early-stage pilots, scouting locations and scaling fruitful programs to effectively launch operations in new countries.

Foreign Service Officer

A Foreign Service Officer represents their government and assists in promoting peace, supporting prosperity, and safeguarding citizens who are traveling abroad.

Foreign Exchange Specialist

Foreign Exchange Specialists help their clients understand and capitalize on foreign currency markets by providing clear insight on exchange rates and variables in global markets.

International Trade Specialist

International Trade Specialists work for investment firms, banks or governments or serve as consultants. They provide pertinent information to clients regarding global business expansion and development opportunities.

Import/Export Specialist

An Import/Export Specialist is an expert who prepares and processes all required documents and permits for shipping purposes, conducts quality inspections of shipments, and maintains records of all invoices and transactions for local and international shipments.

Customs Compliance Specialist

Customs Compliance Specialists are responsible for guaranteeing that all imports and exports comply with local and international regulatory laws, whether they are working for a government agency or a private enterprise.

Human Capital Manager

Human Capital Managers recruit, manage, develop and optimize employees. They are responsible for hiring the best talent to maximize the company’s success.

New Product Development Manager

A New Product Development Manager takes the lead on researching, assessing and coordinating a new product's construction, improving its functionality to better meet user needs.

Internationalization Manager

This professional has a significant hand in establishing and leading a company’s culture. They are responsible for enriching and expanding the internationalization of a business through its culture, diversity and values.

Global Account Manager

A Global Account Manager plans sales, deploys sales forces, conducts global sales meetings and oversees challenging accounts to ensure success in global sales revenue targets.

Master Profile

The proposed graduate programme is aimed at applicants who are either:

  • Recent graduates in business, social sciences, and other disciplines from all over the world with strong interest in management and who are looking for a study abroad and/or international experience in a highly diverse environment;
  • Young professionals from all over the world with 2-5 years of experience who work in multinational companies or companies in the phase of international expansion or who wish to change their career focus and are interested to obtain academic knowledge in the area of management with an optional specialisation in a specific area or industry in order to advance their career growth;
  • Mature students and students with non-standard qualifications who do not possess the standard entry qualifications but have relevant skills and experience.

General Characteristics:

  • Recent graduates or young professionals with a Bachelor’s degree at MQF/EQF Level 6 in a relevant field;
  • International students interested in experiencing new cultures;
  • Proficiency in the English language.


To be qualified for admission to Master in International Business in Barcelona, you must:

The entry profile should include one of the following:

  • European three-year initial degree or a recognised equivalent at EQF/MQF Level 6 (180 ECTS minimum);
  • or
  • A foreign undergraduate degree from outside the EHEA equivalent to EQF/MQF Level 6 and 180 ECTS minimum;

Alternative Entry Routes

Alternative entry routes are available for applicants who do not possess the standard entry qualifications but have certain appropriate skills and experience and subject knowledge. These are detailed in the IQA Manual of GBSB Global within the “Policies for Admission of Transfer Students and Recognition of Prior Learning”.

The Admissions Committee may consider applications from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities, applicants who have achieved a lower level award, or applicants seeking admission based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:

  • English as a native language;
  • TOEFL - Minimum score: 213 (computer based), 79/93 (internet based), or 550 (paper based);
  • IELTS - Minimum score: 6.5;
  • Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Minimum score: C1;
  • English as the language of instruction during previous studies in the formal educational system;
  • Internal English level testing at GBSB Global.
Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents
Non-refundable Application Fee
€ 100
Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
€ 200
Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
€ 950
Total Fees
€ 14,640
Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)
€ 163
(Visiting students)

Master’s Program Duration: 3 Quarters + 1 Quarter Online = 12 Months of Studies

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 of 5% of the remaining tuition amount will be charged.
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.