• Title: Business and Innovation Management
  • Duration: 4 academic years structured into three-month terms
  • Study load: 240 ECTS credits
  • Format: Face-to-face
  • Timetables: Morning (from 8h to 14h)
  • Run by: School of Bussines and Social Science
  • Qualification: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
  • Fees: Check out the cost and financing options for the study program at the following link (Fees and financing)
  • Access : Find out about the different access routes and how to complete the university pre-registration process (Access)
  • Places: 65
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English
  • Minimum score: 5,944 (18/19)
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The studies are divided into three quarters spread over four years and include basic (64 ECTS) and compulsory subjects (128 ECTS), elective courses (20 ECTS), internships (14 ECTS) and final project ( 14 ECTS .)

The basic and compulsory subjects are grouped into five major groups of subjects:

    A. English for Business
    B. Innovation Management
    C. Business management and organization
    D. General and Applied Economics 
    E. Accounting and Financial Management

The elective courses are offered by two subjects which will be developed in courses of five credits. Students may freely choose a course of one subject or another in order to complete the 20 credits required

  • Optional Subject 1: Entrepreneurial leadership and innovation
  • Optional Subject 2: Advanced Tools for Business Administration

In the subject “Entrepreneurial leadership and innovation” there is the possibility of elective credits recognition performing business internships when they are considered as specialized in the field of innovation and complementary to the internship required in the planned curriculum.

In the same way, elective credits may be recognized under the heading “Business Project” when the student chooses, since the first years, for a project that is innovative and entrepreneurial with a preincubation during his/her studies and culminates with the Final Project and, if necessary, in subsequent incubation in Tecnocampus Science and Innovation Park Mataró-Maresme. In these cases, the maximum number of credits recognized in each possibility will be 5.


The overall objective of the Degree in Business Administration and Innovation Management is to train professionals with extensive knowledge of business management :

  • That enable them to become qualified to lead business creation and self-managed teams efficiently,
  • Emphasizing their capacity as agents of change in existing businesses and the creation and development of new businesses or companies
  • Responding with it to regional needs ;
  • Prepared to work in a globalized and multilingual world;
  • Contributing to the development of the knowledge society whose competitiveness key is innovation.


72% Working integration of the certified students


  • 1
    Joint honours qualification with Marketing and Digital Communities

    Thanks to the joint honours programs, you can obtain a second qualification in Marketing and Digital Communities. You can obtain both qualifications in just five years.

  • 2
    Joint honours qualification with Tourism and Leisure Management

    Thanks to the joint honours programs, you can obtain a second qualification in Tourism and Leisure Management. You can obtain both qualifications in just five years.

  • 3
    Company internships

    Internships in companies in the sector are a compulsory part of the syllabus. Moreover, TecnoCampus’s close ties to the business community enable us to give students access to internships to consolidate their knowledge in a real professional environment. Each year, more than 700 students take part in the internship program in over 1,500 partner companies.

  • 4

    InnoLab is a creativity and innovation laboratory that breaks with the rigid structure of conventional classroom studies, enabling group work and fostering a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • 5
    Internationalization. International studies and internships

    Study agreements and internships in different countries around the world. As part of our commitment to internationalization, we have partnership agreements in place with 105 universities in 34 countries to give you the opportunity to experience studying or taking an internship abroad.

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General and specific skills

  • Respond to the existing training needs by facilitating knowledge of useful tools for decision making in the current economic context
  • Work together on a national or international context , applying also flexibility and creativity in knowledge and adapting them to new contexts and situations
  • Lead a team and develop skills and creative/innovative initiatives with entrepreneurship and competitiveness.
  • Ability to generate ideas and solve problems, both individually and as a collective, as well as ability to express these ideas and other solutions
  • Develop and learn entrepreneurial skills of leadership and management, strengthen personal confidence and reduce risk aversion
  • Innovate to develop an open mind to the change and be willing to reevaluate the old mental models that reduce thinking.
  • Breaking the limits and learn to be wrong. This involves working with entrepreneurship, in which the traditional limits of the mind are replaced by positive thinking.

Career opportunities

Among the various professional areas, the areas in which they can develop their work are mainly the following:

  • Functional areas of business: management, design and strategy, management, production, distribution, legal , taxation, internal and external accounting, financial management, sales and marketing, customer and suppliers, import and export , technology operations and human resources.
  • Advice
  • Consultancy
  • Accounting and tax audit
  • Administrative Management
  • Banking , financial and insurance entities
  • Public Administration
  • Promotion of new businesses
  • Innovation and change management
  • Leader in innovative teams management
  • Manager of R & D or innovation departments
  • Promoter of innovation in public and private organizations
  • Responsible for new businesses, new divisions or spin-off in existing companies
  • Promotion of new businesses creation

Academic Regulations

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Teaching methodology

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