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Business Administration – MBA

Master in Business Administration

Our Master in Business Administration MBA is specially designed for recent university graduates who want to become solid, competent professionals prepared to be authentic agents of change in the business world.

Curious people, eager to learn and take on challenges, with the ability to adapt to change, who know how to work as a team, are committed and willing to experience a transformation process.

Join the uiEvolution, evolve to your best version.


A Coruña and Vigo




One academic year


September 2023

The Master in Business Administration incorporates, as part of the program, internships in companies. In this way you will finish the master’s degree proving professional experience; without a doubt an advantage that will open many doors for your incorporation into the labor market.

The UIE Master in Business Administration is an official private degree in which you will develop the necessary skills to become a professional in the field of management.

To do this, you will delve into the main areas of business management and administration, understanding the operation of each department, the relationship between them and their contribution to the company as a whole.

In addition to the official degree, studying our MBA you will obtain three more degrees:

  • Advanced Certificate in Exponential and Digital Business. UIE’s own title.
  • From Creativity to Innovation Certificate. Own degree from Nova School of Business & Economics of Lisbon.
  • IELTS Academics Certificate. Awarded by the University of Cambridge.

Who is the Master's degree in Business Administration – MBA?

Students in their final year of their degree, from any academic field

Recent university graduates, under 28 years old, and with an official academic qualification.

Information of interest


A Coruña and Vigo

Innovative campus



On-site with interactive online complements


One academic year

At your own pace



Complete course


September 2023

Beginning of the academic year


Full time

Monday to Friday


Spanish and English

Level B1 is required prior to the completion of the Master


It is for you if…

You are in the last year of your degree, you have just graduated or you have finished your degree and you have an official degree

Why study the Master's degree in Business Administration – MBA?

The title does matter, that’s why with the UIE MBA you will obtain:

  • Official degree: Master in Business Administration, granted by the UIE.
  • Certificate in Advanced Exponential and Digital Business, UIE´s own degree.
  • From Creativity to Innovation Certificate, impartido por NOVA School of Business and Economics (NOVA SBE).
  • IELTS Academics Certificate, from Cambridge University.

You will live the exponential transformation

basis for the development of successful companies. Throughout the program you will not only learn the keys to management and innovation applied by exponential companies, but you will also apply them to real situations.

You will develop your digital mindset

You will be able to be the link between technology and business, since you will acquire the skills that technology management demands and the knowledge on how to apply the key developments of this new era. The most innovative educational technologies implemented on our campus will become one of your tools, guaranteeing a quality training experience both face-to-face and on the interactive virtual campus.

You will understand the company as a whole

With a global and general approach that will allow you to know the operation of all areas of the company and the existing relationships between each department. In addition, you will be guided by a faculty with extensive professional and teaching experience.

You will learn by doing

through practical cases and service-learning activities. In the Final Master’s Project you will put into practice all the knowledge acquired in the program. For example, planning the process of creating and starting up your own company, or helping an existing organization to define its strategic plan.

You will be in permanent contact with business reality

Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to develop a modern and complete practicum. This includes activities such as: visits to companies to find out how they work from within, conferences on business strategies and labor integration conferences with top companies at a national and international level.

You will do practices

Our commitment to your development goes beyond training. For this reason, carrying out external internships is part of the MBA.

The Master in Business Administration lasts one academic year, with a total study load of 60 ECTS credits.

The curriculum of this university master’s degree is organized around four modules:

Transversal training, specialization, external curricular practices and final integration.

Transversal training

The transversal Training module is designed for the student to develop all the general skills that favor professional practice. We talk about aspects related to the company, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability, critical thinking, information search and analysis of sources, communication, teamwork and preparation and presentation of reports.

As it is a transversal module, it is common in different master’s degrees, branches and areas of knowledge. For this reason, it is the perfect opportunity for students to interact within multidisciplinary groups, with common knowledge and interests, but from different points of view.

The module, which consists of 12 ECTS credits, fosters the development of sensitive people, with social commitment and respect for nature. It also includes training for research, critical thinking, as well as methodology and standards for the preparation and writing of scientific articles.

Academic Research Methodology (Obligatory Course)
Sustainability and Innovation (Obligatory Course)


The Specialization module, made up of 36 compulsory credits, constitutes the axis for defining the professional profile and is divided into two subjects: Business Management and Strategy and Management.

The subject Business Management allows progress from the operational vision of business activity towards a strategic vision aligned with the general direction of the company. Each of the company’s departments will be studied: Finance, Marketing, Systems and International, acquiring the necessary knowledge for their management, without forgetting the interrelation that exists between them.

In Strategy and Management, the necessary knowledge regarding the strategic process is provided: the definition, implementation and control of the strategy, with contributes to optimize the potential of students as managers. In short, this subject will enhance the entrepreneurial spirit of MBA students through the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to manage a company from a global perspective.

The Global Business subject is taught entirely in English, enabling the student to put into practice and improve their level of business English.

Corporate Finances (Obligatory Course)
Marketing Planning and Implementation (Obligatory Course)
Global Business (Obligatory Course)
Information Systems and Business Intelligence (Obligatory Course)
Leadership and Managing People (Obligatory Course)
Competitive Strategy (Obligatory Course)

External curricular internships

External curricular internships consist of incorporating students into the labor market. They are integrated into the master’s degree curriculum, so they have the same consideration as any other university subject, and are compulsory. They are regulated by university regulations and begin in the second semester. In addition, they can be extended to the extraordinary Summer semester.

Final Integration

The Final Integration module consists of 6 compulsory credits and focuses on the development and presentation of the Master’s Thesis. Each student, with the help of a tutor, will carry out a piece of work, which may be research, experimental or professional. The work must be publicly defended before the court designated by the UIE.

In order to qualify for the defense, in addition to having passed all the ECTS of the Master, the student must be in possession of the Practicum approval certificate and a B1 level of English according to the Common Framework of Reference for languages ​​(CEFR).

External curricular internships

Final Integration

The Final Integration module consists of 6 mandatory credits and focuses on the development and presentation of the Master’s Thesis. Each student, with the help of a tutor, will carry out a work, which may be research, experimental or professional.

Master's thesis

(OB) Compulsory Subject (OP) Optional Subject

To enroll in courses taught in English, students must have a level equivalent to or higher than B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

** In order to be eligible for the defence, in addition to having passed all the ECTS credits of the Master’s degree, students must have a certificate of completion of the Practicum and a level of English B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

And much more!

At UIE we go one step further in your training so that you end up being the professional you have always dreamed of being. We do this through complementary training activities:

Practical workshops, conferences, company visits, congresses, non-curricular internships, seminars, language laboratories… And an endless number of academic and socio-educational activities organized by the university!

How much is the Master’s Degree in Business Administration – MBA?


Before starting the course



10 monthly fees




Spot reservation

Once admission to the Master’s degree has been confirmed, it will be necessary to pay the amount corresponding to the place reservation, which will be essential to obtain the letter of admission and guarantee the place in the studies requested.

The 500€ place reservation is an advance payment on account of the official enrollment fee. It represents the student’s confirmation that he/she wishes to continue the enrollment process at UIE.

The reservation fee must be paid prior to enrollment. At UIE, we recommend that the place reservation is made within a maximum period of 7 calendar days from the date of notification of admission to the degree course.



It is paid in a single payment before the start of the course, within the period stipulated by UIE.


Academic fee

The academic fee is invoiced from September to June, both months included. The academic fee is calculated by multiplying the number of credits in which the student is enrolled by the amount of the corresponding credit.

Scholarships and grants program


We don’t want the cost of the degree be a hindrance to you. That’s why we have
developed a system of scholarships and grants so that you can study without
anything stopping you.

Excellence scholarships

Cover up to 90% of the amount of the program.

Talent scholarships

Cover up to 60% of the academic fee.

Exponential Challenge

Up to 50% of the program fee.


They are compatible with the UIE scholarships.

ABANCA Estudia Financing

ABANCA Estudia is a program that reflects the social compromise of the financial activity of ABANCA.

This program offers UIE students very favorable conditions, so that their only worry is their education.

The rigorous and versatile training will allow you to access many professional opportunities, covering all sectors of activity in public and private organizations, developing roles such as:

Management and administration

Management and management of the different departments of a company: administration and finance, sales and marketing, people management, international, quality and innovation,…

General direction

Advice and consultancy



Teaching and research activities

International Profile


The international stay at NOVA SBE, in addition to reinforcing the international vision of MBA students, will allow them to explore innovation and creativity techniques. The ideal opportunity to discover new ways of undertaking with a social and responsible approach. The experience includes a tour of the Lisbon startup ecosystem, destined to become Europe’s Silicon Valley, and culminates in obtaining the From Creativity to Innovation Certificate, issued for this prestigious center.

Given that internationalization is part of the founding principles of the UIE, in addition to the stay at NOVA, UIE MBA students will be able to enjoy different mobility alternatives to prestigious institutions around the world. It can be through the ERASMUS mobility program, or through specific agreements with universities and institutions in Europe, America and Asia. Students have the option of doing an international stay or extracurricular internships for three months as part of the training process (prior to defending the Master’s Thesis).

Educational pathway: Master's Degree + Doctoral Program

If your vocation is academic studies and research, at the end of the Master’s degree, you will be able to join our PhD programs.




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