The current highly dynamic and competitive business world and economic situation requires skilled professionals with solid knowledge of the different areas of management and who, at the same time, boast personal and professional skills such as versatility, adaptability, reflection, resolution and creativity. Moreover, the economic recovery that many countries are fighting to foster, particularly in developed economies, gives many companies the opportunity to reinvent themselves, which requires directors to embrace challenges and changes in their organizations that will entail a far-reaching overhaul of their competences and skills.
EAE Business School’s University Master in Business Administration and Management is the quintessential executive training program that equips participants to reach positions of responsibility in a company through the acquisition of the essential executive skills to manage companies and institutions.
The program is designed with the aim of enabling participants to enhance and broaden their knowledge of business administration and management, use the main management tools effectively and strengthen their managerial skills and competences.
Focusing on a firm command of all the areas involved in the management of organizations, enhanced by the networking opportunities with the rest of the participating professionals, faculty members and the executives invited to take part in conferences, talks and other activities, the University Master in Business Administration and Management gives participants the option of choosing between two specializations: Strategic Management and International Trade. This enables them to strengthen their skills and competences not only in the general field of management but also in a specific area depending on the students’ professional interests. All this is designed to achieve a clear objective: enabling them to lead their organization towards the development of competitive advantages that are sustainable over time.
In addition, students have the opportunity to have a unique experience of international immersion, studying for a semester at Pace University in New York, one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
KEY POINTS FOR TAKING EAE’S UNIVERSITY MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
EAE Business School’s Professional Careers Service focuses on guiding and accompanying students towards achieving their professional objectives, as well as aligning their expectations and interests more effectively to the employment market.
International Talent Program
This program is designed for students who want to enhance their international professional development with the aim of giving them the maximum visibility among the multinational companies that work with EAE. To achieve this goal, the program organizes activities such as Employment Workshops, interviews with headhunters and access to international recruitment consultants around the world.
EAE Lab is a business incubator designed to provide EAE’s entrepreneurial students with the resources and environment required to identify their competitive advantages and develop new business ideas. Through this initiative, we fulfil the needs of the entrepreneurs and investors, as well as our students and researchers. The services include Training, Financing and Accompaniment for EAE’s entrepreneurial students..
This simulator gives students a more in-depth insight into the challenges faced by companies, and puts their skills to the test by putting them into an executive’s shoes.
The development of a Business Plan is a key feature of the University Master in Business Administration and Management. Drafted at the end of the program and tutored by a lecturer, the Business Plan is an essential part of the students’ training as it enables them to put into practice all the skills and competences acquired over the course of the Master in the form of a company creation project.
Direct contact with the sector
EAE is a member of several national and international associations in the field of business management, including the APD (Association for Management Progress), the Catalan Government’s Competitiveness Agency (Acció), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EFMD organization and the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC).
Ranking among the top 65 programs in Europe and the top 200 in the world (QS Global MBA Ranking 2018), for the first time, EAE has been classified in the best European MBA ranking and among the world’s Top 35 (Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Worldwide 2016-2017). In addition, EAE ranks among the 35 best business school’s in the world, according to the América Economía league table 2017.
The Program’s history
EAE’s University Master in Business Administration and Management was the first general management program (MBA) run in Spain, with a history dating back over 50 years.
Within the framework of our Business Networking program, students have the chance to attend a series of meeting with professionals from large companies, as well as other EAE students, which give participants the opportunity to expand their network of professional contacts.
Major + Minor
EAE is the first institution in Spain to implement the North American methodology of Majors and Minors, which replaces the traditional method of choosing elective courses.
The aim of EAE’s Soft Skills program is to enable participating professionals to round off their training with the strategic mobilization of their personal skills. The program consists of ten independent monthly workshops structured in line with the Emotional Competence Model.
International Residential Program
At the end of the tuition period, students have the option of taking part in a two-week residential program at Pace University (New York).This program is available for students at an extra cost.
EAE Business School has been affiliated to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since the 1998-1999 academic year to run Master and Bachelor Degree programs adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), signed in Bologna.
As a result, students who successful complete the Master’s Tuition Plan receive the official universityqualification of University Master in Business Administration and Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Therefore, students who successfully complete the University Master in Business Administration and Management at the EAE University Centre, meeting all the stipulated requirements receive two qualifications:
The official university qualification of the University Master in Business Administration and Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
The institutional qualification awarded by EAE Business School.
The academic backing of one of Europe’s leading universities and the regional University System Quality Agency requires us to meet the highest standards of quality throughout all of our academic programs. Belonging to the UPC Community is one of our greatest strengths in terms of training technicians and executives.
The objective of the University Master in Business Administration and Management is to enhance and promote the student’s employability and professional development while, at the same time, fostering their entrepreneurial spirit and capacities with a strong market orientation in terms of capitalizing on the value of potential products and services in prospective markets.
From an analytical and strategic perspective, the program aims to enable students to acquire a set of professional competences that facilitate their fast and effective integration or evolution in the company. To this end, as well as acquiring specialist knowledge and effective management techniques, the program develops the participants’ personal, executive and analytical capacities, aligning their professional goals to the real needs of companies today.
As such, the tuition plan of the University Master in Business Administration and Management has the following partial objectives:
Leadership of an organization
Acquiring in-depth knowledge of executive and negotiation skills, developing teamwork throughout the decision-making process, as well as the skills and attitudes required to evaluate business risks and opportunities effectively, making full use of technological advances, the new economy and business opportunities to do so.
Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
Gaining a command of the strategies and management of creation process and company management in the different functional departments, as well as developing the capacities required for analysing, diagnosing and resolving problems involved in the creation and development of a business.
Evolving effectively within complex and competitive national and international organizations within a context of sustainable development.
Management of business change
Adapting to and anticipating the organizations needs in terms of change, with the primary aim of remaining competitive.
Global vision and innovation
Fostering the development of a spirit of creativity and initiative of senior positions in the company, capitalizing on the emergence of new technologies, new markets and the evolution of society.
Over the course of the University Master in Business Administration and Management, the students acquire the set of competences required to perform their role effectively. Specifically, they develop the following competences:
EAE Business School wants to reward the efforts and academic excellence of the best students on the Program. To do so, every year, the School selects the top student on each program and produces the Dean’s Honour List ranking the 20 students with the best average grades at the Madrid and Barcelona Campuses.
The University Master in Business Administration and Management is a program in a 100% in-person format run at the Barcelona Campus. With various buildings just five minutes’ walk from each other, students have the chance to study right in the heart of the Catalan capital.
In addition, students have the opportunity to make use of all the School’s facilities and services, including the cafeteria, EAE’s Documentation and Resource Centre, the Student Services Office, study rooms, the events hall and free Wi-Fi, among others.
One of EAE Business School’s key objectives is to ensure that the students’ learning process is as enriching as possible both in and outside the classroom. To achieve this, we give them access to a set of activities adapted to each of their profiles and the current stage in their learning process.