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Monday, 18 de September, 2017

The fourth edition of EAE Business School’s Global Executive MBA gets under way on 25th September in Madrid. A total of 35 students will be taking part in the program that includes stages in Asia, America and Europe. The students come from a range of backgrounds, including engineering, Business Administration and Management, marketing and finances, having gained a wealth of professional experience in companies such as Copa Airlines Panamá, Marriott International, Banco del Crédito de Perú, Banco Agrario de Colombia, Hill International, GlaxoSmithKline and Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, among others.

EAE’s Global Executive MBA is one of the most reputable programs at an international level in relation to aspects such as the employability of graduates and the international composition of the student body, according to the Best Global MBAs 2017 Ranking, drafted by the prestigious journal Expansión.

The program is structured into 60 ECTS credits spread over five modules of executive knowledge: Global Environment and Markets, Personnel Management, Strategic Resources, Strategic Management and the Business Plan. The development of the Business Plan is one of the key features of the Global Executive MBA and it is presented during the residential stage in New York, before a panel consisting of professors from Kean University and EAE.

The Director of the Global Executive MBA is Dr. Aras Keropyan, Global Analytics Director at Schneider Electric. He has a PhD in Business Administration & Management from the Universitat de Barcelona and a Master in Actuarial and Financial Sciences from the Universitat de Barcelona and an Industrial Engineering and Mathematics Diploma from the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. He was recently interviewed by Forbes magazine about the program.

The first in-person stage of the Master is held in Madrid, followed by the middle stage in Shanghai (Shanghai University) and the last stage in New York (Kean University). These modules combine the subject presentations, lectures by guest professionals from each country, visits to companies and organizations in each region, practical sessions focusing on executive skills and individual coaching sessions.


In the first residential stage, the students make their first contact with the program and take part in activities to enhance their integration as a group. In Madrid, they visit the company LG Electronics, which design household electronic products. The program of this residential stage then moves to Segovia, one of Spain’s most historical cities that has been declared a World Heritage Site, where students will have some free time, attend a dinner event and stay in an historic hotel.
During the second residential stage, the participants will visit the company Interface China, take part in a team building activity, take a guided tour around the city and attend training sessions focusing on executive skills, leadership and change, lectures at Shanghai University, individual coaching sessions and seminars to work on and organize their Business Plan. In the last residential stage in New York, among other activities, the participants will visit the courier multinational FedEx, take part in a team building activity, attend lectures and present their Business Plans.

EAE’s academic partner on the Global Executive MBA, Shanghai University was founded in 1922 and currently ranks as the fourth most important academic institution in the Municipality of Shanghai. Located at the heart of the city, the institution provides university and postgraduate tuition in different fields of knowledge related to Economics, Science, Technology and Culture. Shanghai University is a member of China’s National Project 211, associated to research and development. 

EAE’s other academic partner on this Global MBA program is Kean University, an accredited institution in Union County in New Jersey. The University is located just a few kilometres from New York, in New Jersey’s biotechnology and pharmaceutical hub. Base in a metropolitan city, Kean is a global and interactive university that provides world-class tuition.

EAE is a member of the Executive MBA Council, the body that supervises the quality standards of EAE’s Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA. The program implements a business simulation learning methodology based on the business game, which challenges participants to understand strategic planning through practice and execution within a context that reflects an authentic business reality.

Moreover, EAE works with the national and international business community with the aim of establishing close professional partnerships that add value to the company, the School and, above all, the students. In total, EAE has 3,500 partnership agreements in place with companies and institutions, while our Top Recruiters include Banco Santander, Europcar, Manpower, Atrevia, L’Oréal, Inditex, Everis, BBVA, Bosch and Seat.

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Moreover, EAE Business School has also been ranked among the 35 best business schools in the world, in the América Economía ranking 2017. EAE is the second most reputable business school in Spain and one of the 50 most reputable companies in the country, according to the Merco Company Ranking 2017. 

The 2018 session of programs will get up and running in October, with the students on the, Master and Postgraduate programs starting classes in the Full-Time, Executive Education and Global Education modes at EAE’s Madrid and Barcelona Campuses. In the last academic year, more than 3,500 students from 102 different countries on five continents studied at the Madrid and Barcelona Campuses. A total of 66% of these students were international, while the remaining 34% came from Spain. 

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