Master in International Business Management (English)
The Master in International Business Management provides managers with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective international business negotiation. Our students will also plan and develop global growth strategies in order to achieve objectives and get ahead of market changes.
- 12 months
- 60 ECTS
- APRIL 2023
- 7500 €
Get the double degree from our academic partner, the leading university in Catalonia and Spain with more than 560 years of history.
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Recognise the needs of international customers and develop global marketing strategies, assess the intercultural complexities of international management and manage institutional agreements ethically.
Apply the knowledge needed to succeed as a global entrepreneur and the know-how to develop new business in international contexts.
Describe and apply the tools of economic analysis and identify the challenges and opportunities of globalisation.
Identify the different variables that influence the creation of commercial networks and the impact of logistics as a resource for business, managing the tax consequences of an international organisation’s business operations, according to the current market.
The Master in International Business Management trains you as a professional capable to face the challenges that occur throughout the international context, as well as provides you the skills and knowledge needed to face successfully the changes that arise throughout the internationalisation of businesses. Our program is structured in two different blocks and ends with the development of a Final Project. Moreover, during the development of the program you will have the chance to take one voluntary bootcamp and different additional activities.
Block 1. International Business Management
Block 2. International Trade Management
Bootcamp and additional activities
1. International Business Management
This course aims to develop a systematic approach to analysing current events in the international business environment. Topics covered include international integration, political risk, political regulations and environmental factors that influence corporate activities. The subject focuses on the analytical approach of the global business environment. Students learn actively through case studies, problem solving and the application of concepts. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop comparative and country analysis skills, to understand the most important macroeconomic indicators, to evaluate the main management risks and to identify business opportunities.
Lecturer: Albert Pallarès Solé, Cofounder of la Miük. The Skincare Boutique
This module examines the factors that enable companies to obtain and maintain competitive advantage in the international environment by identifying opportunities, creating capacities and developing new technologies and organisation methods. Strategic analysis is an important part of the class. We shall explore and apply various analytical techniques to effectively position the company or business unit in a competitive environment. The course will also cover various combinations of organisational structures and the people needed to run a particular strategy.
Lecturer: Adrian Pryce, Deputy Lieutenant at Lieutenancy of Northhamptonshire.
The internationalisation of businesses involves the participation of customers, producers, suppliers and other groups of interest in the global marketing process. This course aims to give students an analytical, conceptual framework for making decisions, and drawing up and implementing marketing programmes worldwide. Topics such as the potential to internationalise, the selection of foreign markets, the development of global marketing programmes, and the implementation and monitoring of the global marketing programme will be covered.
Lecturer: Tom Van der Heyden, Co-founder and CEO at S3 Group.
The international financial management module aims to provide a basic understanding of international finances and financial management options for companies in global markets. It explores the responsibilities of the finance directors of multinationals or companies with multinational subsidiaries, suppliers or international product markets. Topics covered include exchange rate risks and hedging with derivatives such as futures contracts, forward contracts and options. Payment mechanisms, international financing and business strategies are discussed and applied in order to maximise value for shareholders.
Lecturer: Dorina Popescu- Nicoara, University lecturer at several institutions.
The module is designed to develop global business leaders. It covers the main management issues for companies doing business internationally. Topics include the cultural dimension of international management, diversity management, communication and leadership in a global context, and cultural impact and ethical dilemmas in global management. This module focuses on the application of skills, as well as case studies and methods of teaching and learning.
Lecturer: Olga Shvetsova, Assistant Professor at Korea University of Technology and Education.
2. International Trade Management
This course provides an overview of the management of e-businesses in a globalised world economy. Topics covered include technologies that support e-commerce, different models of e-commerce and their applications, safety issues, e-payment systems, legal and ethical issues, global matters on digital management, topics on design and implementation, and strategies used by e-businesses.
Lecturer: Roy Mouawad, Quality director, Academic dean, Campus director, Professor at Geneva Business School.
In this module we aim to provide students with the tools required to fully understand the entrepreneurial process in globalised markets. This course focuses on recognising and looking for global business opportunities, evaluating the feasibility of new companies and learning how to manage business growth. The main objectives include teaching students the skills needed to develop an original idea for a new business or create a new product or service for an existing business.
Lecturer: Jorge Tuñón, Lecturer and research fellow on communication en Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Trade management is a key international activity, especially for small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs). This module covers the theory and practice of import and export management. The main topics are business planning, intermediary management (including legal aspects), and financial risk management. Therefore, the module focuses on the strategic and operational challenges associated with the processes of importation and exportation.
Lecturer: Francesc Rufas, Director en Enginy.
Students on this module develop the ability to conceptualise, design and implement supply chains aligned with product characteristics, the market and customers. Currently, international commercial competition is between supply networks instead of individual corporations. Students evaluate how information technologies, dynamic markets and globalisation are affecting strategies and practices in the supply chain, including logistics, digital coordination of decisions and resources, risk management and inventories, procurement and recruiting suppliers, product and process design, and income management.
Lecturer: Jan Jonckheere, Associate Professor at EADA Business School.
The purpose of this course is to help understand the theory of negotiations, as practised in a variety of strategic and international scenarios. It aims to help students feel more comfortable and confident with the negotiation process. The course is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by managers using specific examples of international strategy, such as mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. The course will give participants the opportunity to develop skills through experience and to understand negotiations in conceptual and analytical frameworks which are useful for international trade management.
Lecturer: Lluís Blancafort, Desarrollador de proyectos de simulación en negocios en CompanyGame.
Final Masters' Thesis and Additional Activities
The international business simulation is the final module in the programme. It offers the culminating experience of the Master – designed to provide students with opportunities to integrate knowledge from all the previous modules, and to find out more about the meaning of professionalism and professional practice in international management.
Computer simulations are useful tools for learning and applying concepts. This module will include a computer simulation for entering international markets and expansion strategies. The course is designed to enable students to experience this, playing the role of a director of a major electronics company.
Lecturer: Dorina Popescu-Nicoara, University lecturer at several institutions.
The Master in International Business Ma is complemented with lectures, bootcamps and seminars which will be held in each of the blocks. These additional activities are performed by renowned professionals in the project management field who, through videoconferencing, will introduce students to their experiences and case studies.
Bootcamps Trading with…
The "Trading with" bootcamps cover specific aspects of how to do business and providing services in several regions worldwide. They will focus on the economic and cultural peculiarities of each society, their cultures and subcultures and their influence on trade relations. The bootcamps will also cover issues related to business protocols and etiquette, as well as discuss how to do business in those regions. Specific topics covered are regional trading blocs, the advantages and challenges of doing business in such countries, guidance for investors and entrepreneurs, case studies, etc.
Lecturer: Gour Saraff, Managing Director at EICC – Europe Indian Chamber of Commerce Spain Chapter.
Lecturer: Paul Nchu Ngang, Lecturer at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences.
‘Case studies’: Método del caso
The practical component of the program is essential and complements the theoretical training. Therefore, during the course discussions are held of topics of current or particular interest in each of the subjects, simulations of decision-making applied to real situations or to resolve practical cases where problems and their proposed solutions are analysed from an academic point of view, as well as the criteria taken into account to carry them out.
Most of the training is done asynchronously; it means that the exchange of knowledge is done through a software platform that allows sharing written texts without having people to be connected at the same time. Additionally, in each of the subjects’ synchronous sessions or 'webinars' are organized, in sessions in which all participants are connected at the same time through a program allowing the exchange of knowledge in 'real time'.
OBS has an online methodology where the core is the student. Always endorsed by active lecturers of international prestige, who share their knowledge to enhance the professional development of students through a flexible, collaborative method and with personalized monitoring. The objective is to create a unique educational experience that allows the assimilation of knowledge in a practical way.
Student ON has the student as a fundamental pillar and, therefore, throughout the course the students have their Program Manager, an academic figure who accompanies them in a personalized way.
After successfully completing the Master and having carried out the pertinent procedures, you will receive the OBS Business School diploma. In addition, you will have the possibility of obtaining a diploma from the University of Barcelona, as long as you meet the academic, documentation, payment and administrative requirements.
In order to obtain it, you must have a university degree. If you do not have a degree, once you have successfully completed the Master's evaluations, you will obtain a university extension diploma from the University of Barcelona.
At OBS we are committed to our own qualification that allows the updating of the programs in each edition, unlike the official qualification that requires long periods of approval by government institutions that hamper us to be at the forefront in the knowledge that companies demand today. Our programs are focused on professionals who want to update their skills while living an international experience. The value proposition of OBS Business School is based on a global academic approach rather than on the officialization of the contents by local administrations.
El objetivo fundamental de nuestro proceso de admisión es asegurar la idoneidad de los candidatos. Todos los participantes deben obtener el máximo provecho de esta experiencia de aprendizaje, a través de un contexto en el que sea posible desarrollar una relación a largo plazo con compañeros de clase, profesores y antiguos alumnos.
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The students of our Master in International Business Management come from different backgrounds and industries. However, they all have a common goal: to enhance their management skills in order to boost their professional careers.