ESADE Business School - Barcelona Campus

The ESADE Full Time MBA develops your skills and leadership abilities to build a solid professional career for the future. Gain global business perspectives as part of one of the world’s most multicultural MBA programmes and create a professional network to relay on after graduation.

The ESADE Full Time MBA is the most flexible MBA on the market -allowing students to complete their MBA in 12, 15 or 18 months- but our intimate size, collaborative spirit and connections to top global companies also allow students to tailor their MBA experience to suit their personal and professional needs.

Gain a holistic vision of the business world through our core programme and from your international classmates, whilst discovering the extended customised part of the MBA programme, with a whole host of case competitions and a variety of projects with partner schools around the world, CERN (Centre for Nuclear Research) and the ESADE Creapolis ecosystem of companies and start ups. The focus is to put your newly gained knowledge into practice from day one and take on projects that make a real difference to the world around us.

Focus on the areas that most interest you, be it family business, innovation, entrepreneurship or marketing and graduate from ESADE a well-rounded, socially conscientious and adaptable future business leader.

IE International MBA

The International MBA at IE Business School is a full-time MBA program which lasts one year; a conscious decision made to minimize time away from your professional career while offering students far more than just the average Master in Business Administration. One of the top MBA programs in international rankings in Europe and worldwide; the International MBA is held at our urban Madrid campus, giving participants the chance to earn their MBA degree in one of the greatest capitals in Europe. In addition to the strong academic core, there are several additional ways to enhance and personalize this experience in a truly international environment.

•Duration: One year
•International students: 91%
•Average age: 29
•Years of work experience: 5

Successful professionals require increasing flexibility and a global network, to benchmark with peers from diverse backgrounds and gain insights into successful business practices across the world. IE Business School’s part-time MBAs answer these needs through a combination of face-to-face learning with interactive online experiences, which allow students to follow the program from any location worldwide.

The students of our part-time MBA programs have different levels of professional experience depending on the program they study.

Global MBA
The Global MBA program, considered the #1 Online MBA Worlwide (Financial Times 2014), is aimed at professionals with an average of 6 years of experience. The program is designed especially for those professionals who wish to strengthen their business knowledge and their management skills and thereby gain access executive level positions; and who wish or need to simultaneously balance their education with the obligations of an intense working schedule and personal life, as the program combines face-to-face periods in Madrid with interactive online learning. Students also have the chance to participate in an optional international week.

This program is composed of 4 main pillars:

1-Hard skills: Core courses of an MBA
2-Soft skills: A cross-curricular component that strengthens leadership, negotiation, conflict and management skills, among others.
4-Career Development.

•Duration: 15 months
•International students: 96%
•Average age: 30
•Years of work experience: 6

The IE-SMU MBA is a joint-degree offered by IE Business School and Singapore Management University. The program’s curriculum is designed to prepare top professionals for complex leadership challenges that require business expertise and effective management skills. This part-time MBA also offers insights into Asia-Pacific markes, business strategies and management cultures. This MBA follows a Blended format, that complements interactive online periods with five face-to-face components distributed between Singapore and Spain. Students of this program have access to the career management center of both IE Business School and Singapore Management University.

•Duration: 10 months
•International students: 77%
•Average age: 30
•Years of work experience: 6

Executive MBA
The Executive MBA is designed for professionals with demonstrated experience, who want to master skills beyond their area of expertise, broaden career possibilities, earn recognition in a competitive business world and grow a peer network of diverse executives around the world.

The program combines face to face periods and online interactive periods, allowing students to combine their studies with the obligations of an intense working timetable and their personal lives.

The program has five building blocks: Hard skills, soft skills, networking, career management and entrepreneurship.

The Global Immersion Week, Leading Speaker Series and company visits allow students a range of opportunities to share ideas and further internationalize their careers.

•Duration: 15 months
•International students: 95%
•Average age: 36
•Years of work experience: 13

IE Brown Executive MBA
IE Business School and Brown University have joined forces to offer a truly unique joint-degree program that goes beyond the boundaries of a traditional Executive MBA. Firmly anchored in the values and strengths of both institutions, the IE Brown Executive MBA integrates innovative management studies with the liberal arts, providing a unique platform for future leaders to explore the increasingly complex and constantly changing economic, social and political forces that are shaping our world.

The IE Brown Executive MBA is aimed at senior managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs with significant work experience. Candidates are typically executives looking to consolidate their business skills gained to date and prepare for the next step into General Management, executives who are looking for a change of sector or entrepreneurs who are looking for the skills and insights to help them grow and sustain their businesses. The program is a particularly good fit for executives with extensive travel commitments, looking to embark on an intensive Executive MBA, while continuing in their activities.

•Duration: 15 Months
•International students: 75%
•Average age: 36
•Years of work experience: 13

Global Executive MBA
The Global Executive MBA is an elite MBA program aimed at professionals with extensive experience, who wish to broaden their knowledge of international business practices, reorient their career or update their management knowledge. The program is designed to provide participants with a global view of business. In the fast-changing environment we live in today, we seek to give our students an edge in the business world, through a program that promotes creativity, entrepreneurship and ideas from around the globe.

The Global Executive MBA is an intensive, 14-month, blended MBA program offering face-to face periods and part online interactive learning. With face-to-face periods in Spain, China, USA and Brazil, this program offers a truly global window on the business world, adding important components on Asian markets, sustainable development and innovation, to the traditional MBA.

•Duration: 14 Months
•International students: 94%
•Average age: 38
•Years of work experience: 14

What´s a MBA (Master of Business Administration)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally-recognized degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management. The value of the MBA, however, is not limited strictly to the business world. An MBA can also be useful for those pursuing a managerial career in the public sector, government, private industry, and other areas.

Most MBA programs include a “core” curriculum of subjects, such as accounting, economics, marketing, and operations, as well as elective courses that allow participants to follow their own personal or professional interests. Some schools require that MBA candidates complete an internship at a company or organization, which can lead to concrete job opportunities after the program.

Quality business schools generally require that candidates have at least a few years of professional work experience before starting an MBA program. Applicants are also asked to submit Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores, academic transcripts, letters of reference, and an essay or statement of purpose that reflects why they want to pursue an MBA. Non-native English speakers usually have to prove adequate English skills with TOEFL or IELTS scores, or through previous academic experience.

The MBA is currently the most popular professional degree program in the world. Today there are over 2,500 MBA programs offered worldwide; most are offered in English. First introduced at universities in the United States around the turn of the 20th century, MBA programs have evolved to keep up with the demands of the times.

While traditional two-year MBA programs are still common, especially in the United States, one-year programs have become increasingly popular. Part-time and online programs are also widely available for professionals not willing or unable to take a year or two off to do a full-time program. Executive MBA (EMBA) programs are part-time programs targeted at professionals with more years of managerial experience than traditional MBA candidates.