Master in Innovation and Creativity

Barcelona - Spain

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Master in Innovation and Creativity


Master in Business Innovation at Global Business School Barcelona has been designed to give you the skills to turn ideas into actions. What is this all about?

Rapid technological changes, the information revolution and increasing globalization of business activities have intensified competition among countries for export markers, capital, R&D, and skilled workers. The development of service, information or knowledge societies is a process that may be compared to the emergence of industrial society during the nineteenth century in terms of the social impact it has had. With the appearance of knowledge society comes innovation – “the ability to implement a new or significantly improved product, good or service, or a new organizational method in business practices, workplace organization or external relations”. The perception of innovation as an important production factor is becoming more and more widespread.

That is why at Global Business School Barcelona we offer you a program focused on innovation, creativity and design thinking. Master in Business Innovation and Creativity is a degree which will unlock your potential as an innovative manager. Many companies are actively looking for managers who are able to monitor, evaluate and manage their processes of innovation and development. This master program in Barcelona will take you though the creative processes of how to generate new breakthrough ideas and how to assess these projects critically in terms of potential added value.

Thanks to the commitment of the Government of Catalonia to promote strategic new projects, Barcelona has emerged as the innovation hub in Spain. Its aim is to obtain a new city focused on the knowledge economy, positioning Barcelona as the center of innovation with powerful knowledge centers and intensive mobility infrastructures. 22@ Barcelona project has transformed 2-hundred hectares of industrial land into an innovative district offering modern spaces for the strategic concentration of intensive knowledge-based activities. This initiative is also a project of urban refurbishments and a new model of a city in Europe providing a response to the challenges posed by the knowledge-based society.

General Information


Master in Business Innovation awarded by Global Business School Barcelona

 Class Language English
 Duration One academic year. Depending on the starting quarter it may take from 9 to 12 months.
 Application Deadline Applications are accepted all year round. Students can start studying for their Master in Innovation and Creativity in October, January and April. Students who are not the citizens of European Union are encouraged to apply earlier in order to allow time for student visa processing.
 Class Schedule  From 7 pm to 9 pm, 2-3 days per week depending on the quarter.
 Tuition Fees € 6 450 per academic year
 Application Guidelines: Check the requirements

Master in Business Innovation Program Design

The Master in Business Innovation degree program from Global Business School in Barcelona consists of 60 ECTS. A Master student must complete three quarters of studies. During each quarter a student is required to complete 20-25 academic credits.

  • Core Competencies of Global Managers: As the global competition in Europe and worldwide intensifies, managers will be more and more jugged upon their ability to identify, cultivate and exploit distinctive competencies that may possible the growth of the firm. The participants of Master in Business Innovation have an opportunity to acquire hard and soft skills needed for successful development of their careers as global innovative managers.
  • Core Courses in Innovation and Creativity: These courses address the skills and attitudes that support innovation in complex organizations under conditions of uncertainty and change. Students explore the concepts of design thinking, creativity, knowledge management and its importance for innovation. The courses contain creative exercises in leadership style self-assessment and relate these results to leadership in new, innovative organizational structures.
  • Marketing Innovations: In these courses students fully explore how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value through a customer-centric approach to its marketing activities. The impact of industry disruption through business model innovation will be explored as students analyze and evaluate existing marketing methods. Using creative thinking and specific patterns, students of Master in Business Innovation will gain experience in planning and executing new marketing methods to address the complex challenges facing businesses from a variety of industries in the market place today.
  • Career Development: Global Business School Barcelona emphasizes a focus on employability. Career development is an essential part of all our degree programs. Master in Business Innovation features career-related communication workshops which will help students with their job search, career orientation, interview and CV preparation as well as improvement of their communication skills. People Management and Leadership module will enhance their capability of working in multicultural teams and will provide students with essential human resources management skills.
  • Research Project: Written research projects are an integral part of Master in Business Innovation. The research project is a core element of the program of study. In particular it provides the students with the opportunity to conduct their own original research. Typically 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, the research project (dissertation) represents a significant body of work which can allow students to concentrate on specific area of interest.

The Structure of Master in Business Innovation

Core Competencies of Global Managers  Core Courses in Innovation and Creativity  Marketing Innovations Career Development 
The Ethical Dimension of Sustainable Business Design Thinking and Business Model Design Intra-Entrepreneurship – Creating Brand Value Career-related Communication Workshops
Management and International Negotiations Product Innovation Management Marketing of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Products People Management – Leadership
Financial Strategies for Business Development Knowledge Management Global Marketing
Understanding the International Macroeconomy

To be qualified for admission to the Master in International Business Management Degree Program, you must:

  1. Have earned a Bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher
  2. Provide a proof of English language proficiency
  3. Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents

English Language requirements :

  • English as a native language
  • Personal interview – Speak with our Admissions Department and get your English proficiency approved
  • TOEFL – Minimum score: 213 (computer based), 79/80 (internet based), or 550 (paper based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score: 6.0
  • Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – Minimum score: C
  • English as the language of instruction during previous studies. The student must have studied at least one year in classes taught in English. Taking classes to study the English language is not sufficient

GLD Education’s membership services

Before Traveling:

  • Assessment Center: We will analyze your profile to make sure we can match you to the right opportunity.
  • Two Account Managers: You will be assigned two account managers, one from our study abroad experts team and the other one is from our Global Leaders Membership team in the hosting country. Both account managers will be responsible to manage your application and make sure everything is in place.
  • Access our exclusive discounts: During the application process, you will need to work on translating several documents, passing a language test (IELTS or TOEFL) or even preparing for the language of instruction by taking an intensive course. Through our membership you will receive exclusive discounts to all our services, thanks to our partners.

Once you get accepted

  • Journey Preparation Your international account manager will be there to help you understand more about the country’s culture, its educational system, its living expenses and conditions and make sure that everything will go smoothly with the visa processes.

Scholarship hunting

  • Our account manager will be helping you to get any funding opportunity, we offer support in different dimensions to make sure we can offer you a financial support through:
  • Guidance to obtain a scholarship from the university.
  • Access to crowd funding platforms.
  • Access to our fund networks, which include different corporate funds.

Finding accommodation and booking your flight

  • With our local and global partners, we will get you punch of discounts for your accommodation and services you will use, we know how to help you travel with the minimum cost.

Arriving at your new adventure destination

  • We know how hard it could be for the day of arriving but don’t worry as your Global Leaders Membership team member will be waiting for you at the airport.
  • Your GLMer will provide support to help you settle in perfectly in your new journey and get access to student networks.
  • Now, you have the chance to join our ambassador (GLM) program and get paid while living this life-changing experience.

About to finish your degree

  • In GLD Education we are working with a bunch of big companies and organizations across the world, once you finish your experience, we will help you find the next step in your development.

We believe in the power of international education, so we strive to make it accessible for more young people across the world, joining our network means you are a step closer to achieving this dream.



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Global Business School Barcelona

Global Business School Barcelona is a fully accredited private management university in Barcelona, Spain that teaches business in English and is dedicated to preparing students for the careers of the global economy.

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