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“95% of EAE’s Executive students improve their capacity to detect new opportunities after their Master”

Analysis of EAE’s senior student: 10 years’ professional experience, 39 different nationalities and new employment opportunities after their time at School

Tuesday, 9 de January, 2018

Thanks to the fourth edition of the Employment Report, EAE Business School’s analysis of the students’ professional careers after their time in the classroom, reveals a comprehensive overview of the senior profile at the School and how their professional careers evolve.

EAE Business School offers a total of 12 programs in this study mode. Many of the students choose this option due to the flexibility it offers in terms of the timetable, as they can combine their academic studies with their job. MBA, General Management, Marketing and Sales, Finance and Accounting, Logistics and Operations and Human Resources are the six categories into which the different programs are divided, including the Executive MBA, Master in Business Intelligence and Technological Innovation, Master in Marketing Management, Master in Accounting and Financial Management, Master in Supply Chain Management and Master in Human Resources Management, among others

Sociodemographic profile of the Executive student

The classes on EAE Business School’s Executive are characterized by the diversity of the teams, both in terms of gender and culture. A total of 56% of students are men and 44% are women. In terms of their place of origin, the students come to the EAE Campuses from 39 different countries, in the following proportions:

  • 77.0% come from (countries like Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Italy, among others)
  • 19% from the Americas (countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the United States and Peru, among others)
  • 3.6% from Asia (countries including Saudi Arabia, China, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Russia and Turkey, among others)
  • 0.49% from Africa (countries such as Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, among others)

The Employment Report 2017 estimates that the average age of Executive students is 37 years and they have an average of 10 years’ professional experience in different sectors, including consultancy, IT, banking, mass market, industry, construction and real estate, sales and marketing, among others.

Professional career after their time at EAE

35.8% of the students believe that taking the Master has had a significant impact on their professional careers, while 19.4% rate their time at the School as a ‘decisive’ factor. Moreover, 72% of the students state that the program they took has prepared them to perform effectively in their current job.

Meanwhile, 60% of students state that their professional responsibilities in their job increased after taking the Master, while 87% increased their capacities such as autonomy and decision-making, and 95% of the students state that, thanks to the Master, they increased their capacity to detect new opportunities. In fact, 72% have received new employment offers after completing the Master and 42% improved their salary.

Events and networking to enhance employability

The Professional Careers Department of EAE Business School has two key objectives: defining a strategy to enhance the students’ professional development and goals, and having an impact on their professional project. To achieve this, the department analyses their profile and adapts the service depending to the personal and professional needs of each student.

In the final phase, focusing on the professional visibility of the profiles, EAE Business School organizes various events with the participation of more than 4,000 partner companies, giving students the opportunity to meet recruiters directly. This series of conferences also enhance their networking opportunities: 71% of students state that they have left EAE Business School with a network of useful contacts.

As well as tools such as the Online Employment Forum and access to the Opportunity Bank and the Employment Portal, the Executive students of EAE Business School take part in a series of exclusive events for this program study mode, including:

  • Company Day. This is an annual meeting point between students and a pool of headhunters, recruiters and leading personnel selection professional, with the objective of facilitating each profile’s access to the employment market. Held in October 2017, the latest edition included five Employability Workshops, run by experts such as Pedro de Vicente, the Partner and Director of Campus Conecta, Óscar Izquierdo, the General Director of Ray Human Capital Spain, and José Díaz Canseco, the Managing Director of The Human Touch. In addition, leading companies in their sectors took part in the event, including Accenture, El Corte Inglés, Grupo BLC, ManpowerGroup, Robert Walters and Wyser, among others.
  • Round Table with Headhunters. During this conference, recruiters of different profiles shared their insight into the key factors when looking for employment, as well as most successful professional opportunities for people with their level of achievement and experience. Alfredo Santos, the Managing Director of Recruitment Solutions at Hudson; Rafael Puerto, the Business Director at Wyser Spain; Carlos Gómez-Arnau, the Managing Consultant at Korn Felly Company, and Yann Rambousek, the CFO at Catenon Worldwide were the recruiters who chatted with the students about dealing with headhunters and the importance of networking, among other issues. 

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