In 2017, the School achieved record figures, with a total of 62% international students. Coming from different countries and cultures, the students of EAE Business School thereby enrich their learning, as well as building friendships with classmates with whom they share new experiences and ways of seeing and interpreting the world. This is a really important value for EAE, which closed last year with more than half of the students coming from more than 100 different countries. These statistics are taken from EAE’s Annual Report 2017.
With a broad range of nationalities from all five continents, 45% of these international students come from Europe, 43% from the Americas, 8% from Asia, 3% from Africa and 1% from Oceania. This geographical diversity is complemented by the international residential programs that EAE runs for Master and Bachelor Degree students. The business school welcomed 175 undergraduate exchange students from 35 different universities in 14 countries. It sent 55 students to programs at a total of 24 universities in 11 different countries over the course of 2017.
EAE’s international vocation is also consolidated with the international residential programs in countries such as China and the United States and also the School’s participation in seminars at the NAFSA Annual Conference in Los Angeles and the AMBA Accreditation Forum in Gothenburg, as well as conventions as prestigious as the EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General: Leading in a World of Uncertainty, held in Ljubljana, and the EMBAC Conference: Exploring the Next Frontier, held in Seattle.
Our agreements with other universities and schools are another pillar underpinning the School’s cosmopolitan and global nature. Our initiatives with international institutions can also be seen in positive figures, with 9 new universities (in Canada, Chile, Colombia, the USA, Slovenia and Mexico) and 82 agreements with universities and business schools across Latin America, Europe, North America and Asia. Such agreements between education institutions culminates in the ceremony of the International University Excellence Awards, which are given in recognition of international academic excellence. In 2017, the accolade was awarded to Pace University in New York (USA) and ESAN Graduate School of Business (Peru).
Residential programs, International Talent Program and Employment Workshops
The Master of International Business has held its residential stage in New York. Aimed are students of the Master program run in English, the objectives of this program are innovation and the value of creation. The program takes place at Pace University and gives participants the opportunity to acquire a wealth of knowledge and unforgettable experiences.
Moreover, the School organizes the International Talent Program, an initiative that enhance the students’ visibility among multinational companies that work with EAE. These partnerships take the form of a varied range of activities, such as the Employment Workshops, interviews with headhunters and access to international selection consultants from around the world. Networking opportunities with the companies are also provided through the Business Networking program and meeting with executives from companies as important as Microsoft, Red Bull, HP, CEPSA and Hero.
Employability in multinational companies: Graduate Program and Business Challenge
Thanks to the initiatives run by EAE’s Professional Careers Department, over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year, around 100 students from various programs have joined leading companies, such as Ikea, LVMH, Correos, Adecco, L’Oréal, Mahou, AXA and UNIQLO, on their Graduate Programs and Business Challenge schemes.
Last but not least, more than 200 companies took part in employability events held by the School over the course of the academic year. The School’s calendar is dotted with unmissable dates for students, such as Talent Week, Company Day, the Online Employment Forum and Company Meeting. Organized by the Professional Careers Department, these events are held at both EAE’s Madrid and Barcelona Campuses with the aim of building links between students and the participating companies (Adecco, Atresmedia, Banco Mediolanum, Burson Marsteller, ElTenedor, Grant Thornton, Leroy Merlin, Manpower, Siemens and Winche Redes Comerciales, to name just a few). Finally, with its bilingual format, the Online Employment Forum brought together 80 companies from all over the world, which posted around 2,000 employment and internship offers.