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Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design Business Management in UIC Barcelona

UIC Barcelona
UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
Architecture & Design

Within the business sphere of the technical/creative world, there is a marked shortage of professionals with knowledge specific to their particular discipline and the skills to develop and properly manage a company.


The Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design Business Management strives to ensure that you will be able to bring a distinctive value to your profession through business know-how. This knowledge will bolster your capacity to expand your business and increase your chances of joining the leading companies in your sector, which are in need of professionals with technical knowledge and a versatile, innovative and strategic business mind.


This degree is closely linked to the city of Barcelona, its enterprises and Architecture and Creative Design professionals. In addition to classes, the programme also includes seminars by renowned professionals, visits to top-level companies and a wide range of lecturers.



Study Program


MODULE I. Postgraduate Degree in Global Creative Management / 15 ECTS
— From the Idea to the Project

— The Architect / Designer Creator of Value
— Architectural Branding

— Storytelling
— Design Thinking

— Leadership and Team Management
— Mentoring & Business Coaching I

— Job Opprtunities Tools I
Project I
Conference: The Design Sector and Architecture


MODULE II. Postgraduate Degree in Marketing & Sales for Creative Companies / 15 ECTS
— The Business Sphere

— Innovation and Creative Product Management
— Sales & Channels

— From the Project to the Sales
— Architectural and Creative Marketing
— Forum

— Mentoring & Business Coaching II

— Job Opprtunities Tools II
Project II
Conference: Professionalising and Creative Product Sectors


MODULE III. Postgraduate Degree in Real Estate – Construction & Design Management / 15 ECTS
— Entrepreneurship and Creative Enterprises
— Finance and Asset Management in the Design Sector
— Where Are the Customers?
— Industrial Customer Management in the Construction and Design Sectors
— Design Project Management – Project Management Institute
— Forum

— Mentoring & Business Coaching III

— Job Opportunities Tools III
Project III
Conference: Real estate and the Business Sector


MODULE IV. Practicum / 15 ECTS
The work placements are an essential part of the Master’s Degree in Architecture & Design Business Management, as they offer students the opportunity to get to know a specific field of business, to get involved in the implementation and evolution of a project and to be part of the operational dynamics of an institution or company in the architecture or design sector.




Reasons to study this master:


– To turn Architecture professionals and professionals from the creative and industrial sectors into true managers and businesspersons in their field.
– To understand current professional challenges and the changes resulting from becoming a senior manager/executive in the field of Architecture and creative professions.
– To form a true symbiosis between the university world and business.
– To promote the personal skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.
– To teach students how to manage the everyday aspects of creative enterprises.
– To provide students the knowledge and vocabulary needed to become a senior manager/executive with university-level technical/creative training.
– To be able to create a Business and Marketing Plan.
– To make decisions in a qualified, strategic manner.

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Admission Requirements

Register online


Upload the following documents to the student’s portal:
– Photocopy of your passport
– 1 passport-size photo
– Certified* copy of your Diploma**
– Certified* copy of your Academic Transcript
– A signed copy of the UIC Barcelona general conditions (find attached to the conrmation e-mail you receive after registering online)
– A signed copy of the UIC Barcelona data protection form (find attached to the confirmation e-mail you receive after registering online)
– A filled in and signed copy of the grant survey referring to any external grants/financial aid for which you may have applied
– Motivation letter (please include your Skype username in your signature)
– Portfolio + CV (format, content and length up to the student)
– Certificate of English language level (minimum B2) (optional)
– Recommendation letters (optional)
– Other certificates, diplomas or proof of work experience (optional)
* Document must have an official stamp from your university

** If you do not yet have your Diploma, please submit the proof of payment of the diploma issuance fees or a document from your university certifying your expected date of graduation.



Admission criteria


In addition to meeting the legal requirements described in the access routes, the Office of Admissions will highly value:

– Applications that show sufficient prior training
– Transcripts from previous studies
– Transferred credits
– Descriptions of relevant work experience



Accepted Students
– Reserve a place: Pay the deposit (20% of the total fee) via international transfer
– Tuition fee: Pay the remaining amount (80% of the total fee) via international transfer

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General information
2 semesters
María Isabel Gabarró
Master's Degree in Architecture and Design Business Management
+34 932 541 800
C/ Inmaculada, 22 08017 Barcelona
Type of Master
Master of Sciences (MS / MSc) or equivalent
Campus Location
The information of this Master's Degree was extracted from the Official Website of the program.
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