University Master in Business Administration and Management

executive MBA

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Admission profile

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Access

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Admission

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Enrolment

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Grants and financial support

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Supplementary training courses

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Academic Committee of the Master

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Admission profile

The University Master in Business Administration and Management is open to students with a broad selection of admission profiles, ranging from graduates with social science qualifications to architects and engineers with various specializations.

To access this Master, students must have a Bachelor Degree qualification or a Diploma in Architecture, Engineering, Technical Engineering or Technical Architecture, or a University Diploma prior to starting the studies.

The Master is designed for graduates with a university qualification or advanced technical diploma, without any professional experience, who want to gain an in-depth knowledge of the workings of business management and the numerous fields involved. Preferably, candidates will have a Bachelor Degree or Diploma in one of the following areas:

  • Business Sciences.
  • Business Administration and Management.
  • Economics
  • Market Research and Techniques.

In addition, the program is suitable for professionals from the sector who want to update their knowledge and gain a renewed insight into the latest business management techniques.

Moreover, the program can be accessed by graduates with an official university qualification in the field of Engineering or Architecture with specific training in the sphere of economics and business, such as the Bachelor Degree in Engineering and Industrial Technologies and the Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, both run by the UPC.

However, in the case of students who do not have a university qualification in the aforementioned areas of knowledge or who have not completed official Master programs that cover the fundamental aspects of these qualifications, they must complete a set of supplementary training activities in order to develop their knowledge bases in the field of business management. These supplementary training courses are compulsory and must be completed before the start of the Master program.

Academic Committee of the Master will evaluate whether the accredited business experience is sufficient to verify that the student has acquired the knowledge taught on one or more of the supplementary training courses they have to take, with them being exempt from the courses in question in this case.

Access

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29th October, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010, candidates who meet the following requirements are generally entitled to access official Master programs:

  • Candidates must hold an official Spanish university qualification or a qualification issued by a higher education institution in a country that is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that entitles the student to access Master tuition programs.
  • In addition, the program may be accessed by graduates from education systems outside of the European Higher Education Area without the need for official equivalence accreditation, pending verification by the University that the qualifications accredit an equivalent level of training to official Spanish university qualifications and entitle the graduate to access postgraduate studies in the country that issued the qualification. Under no circumstances does access via this channel imply the official equivalence accreditation of the previous qualification that the interested party holds, nor its recognition for purposes other than accessing the Master program
  • In the case of graduates from education systems outside of the European Higher Education Area who do not have official equivalence accreditation for their foreign qualification, the board of the centre overseeing the Master may request any documentation that it deems necessary to verify that the qualification meets the specific access conditions for this Master, including the official equivalence accreditation for the qualification in the event that it is not possible to verify with certainty that the foreign qualification meets the access requirements.

As well as the general admission requirements, candidates wishing to take the University Master in Business Administration and Management must also meet the following specific criteria:

  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in the field of business management.
  • Level of English equivalent to B2 (FCE – Grade B, IELTS – 6.5 or TOEFL – 82). This requirement applies to students who want to take either the International Business or Strategic Management speciality in the 100% English format and verification of this level must be provided before the start of the academic year.

Admission

The objective of the admission process of the University Master in Business Administration and Management is to ensure the suitability of the candidates based on their academic and professional background. All the participants must be equipped to take full advantage of this learning experience within a context in which they can develop a long-term relationship with classmates, lecturers and former students.

To begin the admission process, candidates have to complete the admission application for the Master. In the event that the candidate meets the general admission requirements, the next step is to schedule a personal interview in which, as well as evaluating their cognitive and rational aspects, they verify that the candidate matches the Master admission profile and a good fit with the rest of the students in the group. After a successful interview, the candidate is asked to submit the documentation required to certify that they meet the access requirements.

The final decision on the candidate’s admission to the Master is based on the weighting of a set of factors to reach an overall decision, taking into consideration both the candidate’s alignment to the desired Master admission and the creation of a group of students characterized by a certain degree of diversity that enriches the learning process but which, at the same time, is balanced in terms of the different dimensions to be taken into account.

The following factors are taken into consideration:

  • Academic report
  • Academic curriculum
  • Professional experience
  • Letter of motivation
  • Personal interview

Lastly, if the Admission Committee of the University Master in Business Administration and Management issue a positive decision, the candidate can proceed with their enrolment.

Enrolment

Once a student has been admitted to the University Master in Business Administration and Management, to complete their enrolment, they have to submit the following documentation to the Academic Secretary’s Office:

  • In the case of students qualified in Spain:

  1. VALID NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD (DNI) both sides in colour in a single PDF file.
  2. PASSPORT-SIZED PHOTOGRAPH in JPG or PDF format.
  3. CURRICULUM VITAE in a single PDF file.
  4. ORIGINAL UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION equivalent to a Bachelor Degree, all sides in colour in a single PDF file. If you have not yet received your qualification certificate, you can scan the receipt of payment for the tax to issue the certificate. You can also submit the European Qualification Supplement (EQS).
  5. ORIGINAL GRADE CERTIFICATE (full Academic Report): all sides scanned in colour in one PDF file. It must contain the university stamp or verification code.
  • In the case of students qualified in a European Union country except Spain:

  1. PASSPORT:scan the first information page in colour in a PDF file.
  2. PASSPORT-SIZED PHOTOGRAPH in JPG or PDF format.
  3. CURRICULUM VITAE in a single PDF file.
  4. ORIGINAL UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION with the sworn translation in Spanish: all sides scanned in colour in one PDF file. You can also submit the European Qualification Supplement (EQS) or the Diploma Supplement (DS).
  5. ORIGINAL GRADE CERTIFICATE (Academic Report listing all the courses and grades from the Bachelor Degree) with the sworn translation in Spanish: all sides scanned in colour in one PDF file.
  • In the case of students qualified in countries outside the European Union:

  1. PASSPORT: scan the first information page (not the visa page) in colour in a PDF file.
  2. PASSPORT-SIZED PHOTOGRAPH in JPG or PDF format.
  3. CURRICULUM VITAEin a single PDF file.
  4. ORIGINAL UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION duly legalized and apostilled: all sides scanned in colour in one PDF file. All legalization stamps and apostille must be visible, with a sworn translation, if required.
  5. ORIGINAL GRADE CERTIFICATE duly legalized and apostilled (Academic Report listing all the courses and grades from the Bachelor Degree): all sides scanned in colour in one PDF file. All legalization stamps and apostille must be visible, with a sworn translation, if required.
  6. CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE UNIVERSITY indicating the Bachelor Degree completed that entitles the candidate to take an Official Master Program, duly legalized and apostilled (scanned with the qualification certificate), with a sworn translation, if required.

After this, on arrival at the Campus, it is essential that new students present the following documentation to the Academic Secretary’s Office within the first month of the Master Program

  • In the case of students qualified in Spain:

  1. VALID NATIONAL IDENTITY DOCUMENT.
  2. ORIGINAL UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION (or a copy authenticated by the university), or the receipt of payment for the tax to issue the certificate.
  3. ORIGINAL GRADES REPORT (or a copy authenticated by the university).
  • In the case of students qualified in a European Union country except Spain:

  1. PASSPORT.
  2. ORIGINAL UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION or authenticated copy, with a sworn translation in Spanish.
  3. ORIGINAL GRADES REPORT or authenticated copy, with a sworn translation in Spanish.
  • In the case of students qualified in countries outside the European Union:

  1. PASSPORT.
  2. ORIGINAL UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION, legalized and apostilled.
  3. ORIGINAL GRADES REPORT legalized and apostilled.
  4. CERTIFICATE issued by the university stating that the bachelor degree qualification obtained entitles the graduate to take an official master program, legalized and apostilled.

Academic qualifications are only valid in the country in which they are issued. To make them valid abroad, they have to be legalized and apostilled in the country. If you studied outside the European Union, you have to legalize your documents. For more information, please contact the Academic Secretary’s Office (secretariabcn@eae.es).

Grants and financial support

EAE offers special financing conditions, grants and financial support to candidates admitted to its Master programs.

Specifically, our students can apply for the following grants awarded by the business school itself, as well as well as the other types of financial support and grants listed below.

EAE BUSINESS SCHOOL GRANTS

  • EAE Academic Excellence Grant. EAE rewards students with the best academic report. Candidates who present an excellent academic report can apply for the EAE Academic Excellence Grant. The grant will be awarded to the person with the highest GPA on grade report or equivalent studies.

  • Executive Woman Grant. Over 40% of our students at women with an average age of 33 years old. This statistic demonstrates EAE’s capacity to train students who are fully mature in both professional and personal terms, and who need to balance their family, personal and training activities. With the aim of strengthening, advancing and consolidating the professional activity of women, EAE offers a financial support program designed specifically at this segment of professionals. The candidates’ managerial potential and leadership are two crucial qualities taken into account when evaluating applications.

  • Academic Excellence Grant for people with a disability. With the aim of promoting and contributing to the professional development of people with disabilities, EAE runs a financial support programme for such professionals. To be entitled to apply for this grant, students must have a certified disability of at least 33% and the grant will be awarded to the applicant with the best academic report on the qualification program that qualifies them to access the Master.

  • Entrepreneurship Grant. Aimed at students who have created a company (with a turnover in the year of application) and is awarded based on the profitability, innovation and scalability of the business idea, the entrepreneur’s CV and the academic report on the qualification program that qualifies them to access the Master.

> For more information, please write to academic.excellence@eae.es

FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND GRANTS

  • Fundación Carolina. Lifelong training grant that encourages cultural and scientific cooperation between Spain and Latin America, promoting exchanges between professionals. It is aimed at Latin American and Spanish specialists and professionals that can demonstrate their need to move to the other region to continue their training.

  • MAEC – AECID grant. This grant contributes towards the further education and professional development of foreigners and young university students with an advanced university qualification and, on some programmes, university students in their final year. Type of financial aid: II-B Programme grants: grants for foreigners studying Master Degrees or specialization programmes in Spanish universities and non-university education centres.

  • Financial support for training workers regulated by the Fundación Tripartita. The State Employment Public Service offers financial support, through the Fundación Tripartita, to all people currently actively employed and making Social Security contributions and who have received individual training permission from the company. Refusal of permission must be based on organizational or production reasons. The purpose of the financial support is to receive tuition for an official qualification or a university’s own qualification. In return, the company receives a Social Security allowance for each employee that has been granted permission. The allowance is equivalent to the salary costs for the working hours that the employee has dedicated to training, up to a maximum of 200 hours per employee granted permission per academic or calendar year.

  • AGAUR Agènce de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca - University and Research Financial Support Management Agency). The agency offers university postgraduate loans with extremely attractive conditions.

 

Supplementary training courses

Student who access the University Master in Business Administration and Management with any of the qualifications indicated in the recommended access profile do not need to take any supplementary training courses. However, students who access the Master with a different profile to the one specified in the access profile have to complete a number of supplementary training courses before starting the Master.

This supplementary courses are worth between 0 and 30 ECTS, depending on the student’s access qualification and academic competences, as indicated in their academic report. The number and content of the credits to be taken will be determined by the Academic Committee of the Master.

In the case of the University Master in Business Administration and Management, the following supplementary training courses have been specified to ensure candidates acquire the competences required to start the Master program:

  • Company Organization and Administration I (6 ECTS).
  • Financial Accounting I (6 ECTS).
  • Statistics (6 ECTS).
  • Financial Mathematics (6 ECTS).
  • Business Planning and Analysis (6 ECTS).

In the case of students who have proven experience in the field of business management, the Academic Committee of the Master will evaluate whether the accredited business experience is sufficient to verify that the student has acquired the knowledge taught on one or more of the supplementary training courses they have to take, with them being exempt from the courses in question in this case.

In any case, once the student’s enrolment has been completed, depending on their academic qualification, they will be sent an email indicating whether or not they have to take any supplementary training courses.

For more information, please write to us at prerequisitesbcn@eae.es.

Academic Committee of the Master

To take the University Master in Business Administration and Management students must be admitted by EAE, in accordance with the specific admission requirements and the merit evaluation criteria stipulated.

The Academic Committee of the Master is responsible for evaluating the applications from candidates and decide if they are eligible for admission. The committee is formed by:

  • The Academic Director of EAE
  • The General Secretary EAE
  • The Master Director.

The Academic Committee of the Master has the following functions:

  • Ensuring the quality and suitability of the contents for the Master format and specialization.
  • Applying the established admission procedure in the Master verification report, at the proposal of the Academic Management Team.
  • Applying the criteria required to take the supplementary training courses stipulated in this report, at the proposal of the Academic Management Team.
  • Evaluating the credits given equivalence accreditation, if applicable, in the case of previous accredited experience of students on official education programs, accredited professional experience and credits earned on university courses for other qualifications.
  • Settling any potential disputes arising from the evaluation processes for the subjects and courses.