The world of technology has transformed the education system and has made an online degree not only viable but the way of the future.
The world of technology has transformed the education system and has made an online degree not only viable but the way of the future.
Online learning offers you the flexibility you need at this moment to complete your degree. GBSB Global, a veteran in online education offers numerous courses. The school is committed to offering a state-of-the-art online learning experience not only now when the world is seeking digital solutions for students to continue their education but beyond this time. We are a leader in innovative business development, changing the way in which it is taught in our modern world.
This year, 2020, is well underway, and we are now starting to see the top business trends emerge. Many of the top business trends in 2020 were present in 2019, but now with the coming of a new year and new decade, our GBSB Global Business professors weigh in as to why this year is the year that these trends are making a difference in the way business is managed.
Innovation in education has taken shape in Spain disrupting the market and graduating tech-savvy, socially responsible, flexible, revolutionary thinkers able to adapt to the fast-paced, everchanging business environment today. Some of Spain’s top business schools are known for their creative management processes, offering the most modern, competitive and adaptable programs recognized globally.
Whatever your concentration from fashion to finance, a BA, MA or MBA, Madrid provides a wide range of social and professional advantages readying you for the current employment market. As the Spanish capital it is welcome to a diverse population of business professionals, politicians, entrepreneurs and innovators, who all find this city a prosperous home of opportunity and investment. As a student, you can immerse yourself in this dynamic culture and flourish in a vibrant network amongst your peers, professors and community.
Spanish business schools have a global reputation for being distinguishing. In 2017, the Financial Times reported Spain had more business schools in the European Top Ten than any other country. Apart from these top institutions offering many English programs, there are numerous other reasons to advance your education with a degree from Spain.
Without a doubt, the digital economy is booming as a consequence of the many technological advancements in different sectors and areas. In an era of shrinking product life cycles and rapidly changing business models, the companies that are the first to decode and master new trends or emerging needs have the best chances to take advantage of them. While the traditional jobs will not disappear as a result of digital revolution, the competition for them will become more cut-throat, which will force the professionals entering the job market to work more for less.
Undoubtedly, the acclaimed “future of work” paradigm is the hottest commonplace in today’s accelerated, fastmoving marketplace. Over the last three years, various global organizations, such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the International Labor Organization, have released many documents and reports on this unparalleled change which is reframing both the foundations and the core of work itself.
Spain is a beacon for entrepreneurs, and it is not just the weather drawing investors and business professionals alike. The country offers a wide variety of options for entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals who are seeking the opportunity to establish their companies in Spain. Read the full article to know about the Entrepreneurs’ Law and see why Barcelona and Madrid rank among the Top 15 startups cities in Europe.
GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona provides an excellent foundation for international students who wish to study in a city alight in activity and professional opportunity. Read the full article to know more reasons why Barcelona could be a perfect destination to pursue a business degree.
Studying for your MBA is only one decision among a host of many more. The next question you may ask yourself is where, but even then, there are more choices. From studying on campus to engaging in an online program, GBSB Global Business School excels at providing students with the most competitive MBA program available today.
Spain’s startup scene is on the rise and there is no better time to get in on the action by earning your MBA at GBSB Global Business School.
Deciding to pursue your MBA comes at a cost, and that is why we want you to get the most return out of your investment.
Are you a visionary able to connect, inspire, motivate and bring to fruition extraordinary projects? In today’s economic market, if you are a driven, natural-born leader with the ability to relate to others, successfully manage teams and meet financial targets, then you are in high demand. The world of business is constantly evolving and the employment market is looking to engage with the best and brightest. There is no time like the present. We live in a highly globalized world and top companies are in pursuit of professionals with advanced business acumen.
Our GBSB Global Barcelona campus students prepared a stress management workshop, and shared some interesting insights on how stress can affect your daily life. Read the article to learn more!
On May 24th Angels Bronsoms held a workshop at our Barcelona campus. She shared with us her own personal journey and how it led her to working with gender and communications in media.
With summer brings warm weather and the feeling that vacations are just around the corner. However, summer is also an amazing time to gain work experience in your sector and to take advantage of your free time by investing in your career path and applying for a summer internship!
In this article we make on overview of some of the best business books for 2019 and how they can help you succeed in a fast-paced, digital world.
Sergi Mora, Head Manager of Majestic Hotels Group gave us an in-depth look into his own personal career path and how it took him to manage a group of seven prestigious luxury hotels.
Earning your MBA can be very advantageous, bolstering your career trajectory, but what does it take to climb the corporate ladder? Time, money and commitment. Before choosing where to study, make sure you do your due diligence and find the program that suits your needs and will be the most effective, providing the knowledge and tools to be successful in global business.
Popular brands today utilize a host of people, animals, and imaginative beings to facilitate audience awareness, differentiate themselves in their field, and tell their brand stories in an infinite amount of ways across a variety of marketing channels. Discover how GBSB Global’s GBSB-man is doing just that.
Entertainment marketing is really the art of consumer suggestion, a byproduct that flows in line with both advertising and public relations. When done correctly, it makes the brand feel organic to the viewer or consumer. This more passive form of marketing, popular today, is easier to relate to (and buy in to) with an already engaged viewing audience.
You don’t have to look far and wide to go skiing, here we tell you all the best spots to go skiing these last winter months!
Even though summer is still far away, it doesn’t hurt to dream about what you will be doing during your summer holidays. Therefore, before you start booking tickets or making plans, look at our top 10 things to do in Madrid during summer! You may be surprised at what this city has to offer and how it could be your next adventure.
The tourism industry in Spain is the 3rd largest contributor to domestic economic life just after the industrial and the business/banking sectors, providing about 10-11% of Spain’s GDP, and 75 million visitors were reported to have visited the country in 2016. In 2017, Spain was the second most visited country worldwide, seeing an influx 82 million tourists, marking it the fifth consecutive year of record-breaking figures. With this data, there is no more idyllic place to study for a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, laying a foundation for future growth and career success.
Ioannis Antonopoulos and Lukas Philipp Horst Goßler, recent GBSB Global alumni sat down for one of our career development sessions to speak with current students about their experience at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona and how their education in fashion and luxury brand management and business innovation, respectively, helped them land leading positions with Swarovski Corporate working in business development.
As we look forward to 2019, we reflect on the huge successes brought about in 2018. These milestones are driving the success of not only the institution but the students and graduates, providing them with the resources, tools, network and accolades they need to take their careers to unimaginable heights.
Be an industry leader by earning an education that is not only practical in scope, teaching you managerial practices that will equip you with the tools to successfully lead teams, but gain an international network that can open a door into the career of your dreams. Take advantage of GBSB Global’s extensive network of professionals, organizations and partners.
Invest in a comprehensive education at GBSB Global focused on trends in technology and the consumers that use them. Arm yourself with a degree from GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona or Madrid and set yourself on course to be a highly successful communications and marketing leader today.
Our new, highly energetic superhero is excited to show off our premier campus in one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. Barcelona, well known for its beautiful architecture, historical uniqueness and gorgeous beaches that lure students and travelers here all year round!
Are you already attending a University but you would like to study in Spain or even change completely your study path? Don’t wait! Changing your academic path can make all the difference in your educational experience, qualifications and employment marketability. GBSB Global is dedicated to your academic success!
Knowing what your future employers are looking for is key to making an impression that will help you stand out when stacked up against a pile of other CV’s. Having the right certifications, accreditations, and proficiencies make all the difference, increasing your marketable in this highly competitive globalized society in which we live today.
Manu Monasterio, Professor of GBSB Global Business School, explains what is 8M's of Artificial Intelligence Marketing.
While weighing your options may feel arduous, it is necessary to feel comfortable in your decision and that you made the right one. Doing your due diligence is a part of the experience and we are here to help make the research a bit easier by busting some of the top myths about moving to Spain.
It is a momentous time to get in on the action by earning a MA in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Take your talents and invest them in an industry that is bound to reach new heights through digitalization, having a paramount effect on what has been termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The benefits are already convincing, but there is more to come!
Invest in your education and study disruptive innovation in greater depth by pursuing a MA in Business Innovation. Acquire the knowledge to proficiently manage the process of disruptive innovation generation and implementation. Become the next cutting edge CEO of your own AirBnB concept and push other companies to be better.
It is important when you are considering your course of study that you believe the subject area and ultimate career is a good fit, that you can see yourself working in the profession and are fulfilled by the role. Learn what careers are in demand in the field of marketing today.
Do you love networking? Are you at ease in social environments taking the initiative to start conversations and find common ground with anyone? Fostering relationships come second nature for you and communications is always clear and concise? If you find yourself saying yes to these questions, you may be a good candidate for any one of these public relations and/or communications positions.
It may seem like a big commitment at first, juggling your education with your professional endeavors, but it will have a huge pay off. Take advantage of your time studying abroad and invest in working in Spain. Getting international work experience will be a huge defining factor that can give you the leading edge over your peers and competitors.
While there may not be a playbook outlining exactly how to ace your admissions interview, these useful tips will definitely give you a leading edge over your peers who do not prepare ahead of time. Read this short guide helping you prepare to interview with our Admission Representatives.
These two highly sought after degrees are complimenting the trends in business today and graduating professionals ready to meet the modern demands of a fully digitalized, high-tech economy that is looking for the latest gadget or gizmo to make consumers’ lives easier to manage. Learn what distinguishes the two, and decide what degree is right for you.
What is the key to success in business? Following your passion and pursuing a global career that suits your personality and professional agenda. Learn what the differences are between working for a company versus starting your own business or contacting your services as a freelancer. In this article, we also outline the skills important in business that will further enhance your success.
The role of digital has not only forced businesses to adapt to the changing of the times, but business schools have also had to implement programs that cater to the demand in the work force. That is why GBSB Global Business School is leading the way by offering an MSc in Digital Marketing in Barcelona, Madrid and online. Graduate and step into a career in digital that is just right for you.
Today’s climate in the employment market is challenging if not cut-throat. Undergraduate students often pursue a higher education to get a competitive edge over their peers. Even professionals who have several years of work experience often attend graduate school in order to compete with other job-seekers or increase their skills for a current position. Both master's and MBA degree programs offer attractive options to get ahead. Learn more about GBSB Global’s master’s programs and how they differ from our MBA.
The advantages of studying abroad demonstrate your sense of adventure, independence, cultural sensitivity and worldliness. You will learn to adapt to your new surroundings, gain invaluable life skills and change and grow as a person. Attain these study abroad benefits and more studying at GBSB Global Business School.
Take advantage of your summer holidays to get ahead of your peers academically and make huge strides professionally. Join us at GBSB Global Business School at our Barcelona campus and delve into the inner workings of digital business with the summer course titled Digital Entrepreneurship Leadership.
Finance is the one of the most fast-changing industries. GBSB Global Business School prepared a short vocabulary for future financial specialists to learn more about current trends and terminology.
In November 2017 at the GBSB Global Business School, the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) Global Communications Course, focused on helping the students to understand the tools and techniques modern journalists or writers use in the field of communication.
If you want to build a well-known European company, we recommend you to pay attention to Barcelona. Thanks to fast-changing ecosystem Barcelona attracts thousands of startups and venture teams. Number of hubs, acceleration programs, workshops, networking clubs, talent centers have grown rapidly over the past few years.
Change how you see things. Flip your perspective! Give your ideas a new view by utilizing the reversal technique.
What are your main interests for living in Barcelona? Is it the culture, the nightlife, or the beach? Prepare yourself with a list of hot spots that might spark your interest outside of the classroom
When we reach our limitations with creating new ideas we can become frustrated and lose valuable time and focus. A common and quick creative technique called random input, can lead you out of the darkness of frustration and help you to successfully reach your projected end goal.
Keti Tavartkiladze’s decision to study abroad in Spain at GBSB Global Business School came with not only a physical change in countries, but an educational shift as well.
Are you looking to advance your career in the digital finance world? Prepare yourself for the digital and technological advancements in finance today. Get your MSc in Financial Management, Digital Banking & Internet Finance in addition to an ACCA certification from GBSB Global Business School now.
Find out what digital business means and how you will see the world evolve to embrace it. Taking e-commerce and online marketing to a whole new level, businesses need to align their vision in order to attain the massive potential this possess.
In a series of publications, GBSB Global Business School is providing community guides to assist students venturing to Spain to further their academic career at GBSB Global. By providing essential information linking individuals to their native country, we hope to make the transition to our Barcelona or Madrid campuses a positive and smooth one.
Welcome to GBSB Global Business School! Your next step in becoming an officially registered student studying abroad in Spain. Check out these useful steps to making the transition to Spain and GBSB Global Business School a bit less stressful.
What are you waiting for? There is so much to gain by earning your Master in Digital Business! It is truly the way of the future. Jump on the band wagon and arm yourself with the tools and competencies to stand out in the crowd of many and create change in the way the world handles business.
Egyptian students help strengthen our diversity at GBSB Global, one of our core values. We strive to provide support to our entire student body by offering a variety of resources based upon nationality to help those studying abroad assimilate into our community and feel more at home.
Businesses can “do” digital but not be digital businesses. This means they can launch social media campaigns, write SEO, and shoot out email blasts advertising to customers, but these tactics do not exemplify a full digital business strategy and its implementation.
Enter the age of the digital entrepreneur, shaping the way new startups conduct business. Taking innovative ideas and seeing them to fruition with the use of these helpful tools.
Today we are using bitcoins, but what the future holds is unpredictable. Invest in a career with huge potential and great demand. Explore GBSB Global’s new Master in Financial Management, Digital Banking and Internet Finance program today and see what tomorrow has in store.
Are you studying abroad at our GBSB Global Business School Madrid campus? Trying to get the lay of the land or an understanding of the 21 barrios, or districts, that make up Madrid can be overwhelming. Let us break down the five barrios that are close to the GBSB Global Business School Madrid campus and what makes them unique.
Studying abroad in Spain is not so different from Italy. The Latin language is familiar to the ear, the Mediterranean lifestyle and sense of family & community. Take advantage of the already established Italian community living in Barcelona by using these resources to connect and network in your new home away from home.
Lateral Thinking among other leading business methodologies are used at GBSB Global to provide students the most progressive & competitive education. Looking at problem solving with a fresh set of eyes will change the way society operates businesses around the globe. Reprogram your thinking to steer away from convention and look for alternative answers. Be the change maker of today.
GBSB Global is a place where students can grow both professionally and personally, expanding their network to engage in new opportunities. GBSB Global motivates, inspiring students to reach for new horizons, incites imagination without limits, and assures that each and every student reaches their full potential as a successful, future business leader in the 21st Century.
Study at the GBSB Global in Barcelona or Madrid, there are exciting things taking shape regarding public transportation & user-friendly, smart cities. Spain has made it a priority to make advancements, revolutionizing the public transportation systems, becoming a model for other countries to follow. Live abroad in Spain and enjoy the everyday conveniences Barcelona and Madrid provide.
Madrid like Barcelona is a hub for digital and mobile technologies. It’s thanks to the support & investments from local & regional governments and institutions that has made advancements in this sphere of business possible. One event in particular, the Digital Business World Congress, is making waves not only in Spain, but internationally in regards to the digital business transformation.
Enjoy Barcelona in its full glory. Summer is an exciting time, full of fun, sun, and gallant celebrations. Mark your calendars and attend these memorable festivals.
Rapid prototyping is used in the Master in Business Innovation program at GBSB Global Business School & is changing the way business schools teach tomorrow’s leaders. Educating students using a wide variety of methods and business models helps to provide students with tools and skills to be highly effective business leaders and innovators in the 21st century.
GBSB Global embraces diversity and provides support through a series of community guides helping students make Barcelona feel like home. While there are approximately 40,000 Armenians living in Spain, a significant number of the whole, 12,000 live in Barcelona. While the numbers seem great, the resources are quite limited, but with no less heart. The Armenians living in Barcelona are very active and eager to welcome students.
A diverse workforce prevents a company from becoming too insular and out of touch with their heterogeneous customer base. Considering GBSB Global Business School prides itself and is known for embracing diversity as a key asset to the institution’s success, it is no wonder that the staff and faculty reflect this trend in company diversity.
Have you ever dreamed of setting sail on the high seas, canvassing the globe as part of your profession? For those that love to travel, working for a cruise line or independent charter may be your ideal career path.
GBSB Global Business School is excited to be opening its Madrid campus in October 2017. As a diverse institution bringing together a student body from around the globe, GBSB Global provides students with the resources they need to have a smooth and easy transition to living in Madrid and having a successful academic experience.
In order to be competitive in a world where the expiration date of business models is shortening. Business schools need to provide its future leaders with the skills and experience that give them the courage to imagine, test, and implement new ways of doing business, ultimately giving them the cutting edge. GBSB Global Business School encourages a deeper level of learning by doing that is meant to create an awareness of the greater scheme and how technological advancements are pushing business school’s forward towards embracing innovation in business education.
With diversity in mind, we understand moving away from home and deciding to study abroad can be frightening, especially for those that may not have a wealth of travel experiences. At GBSB Global Business School, we support our students acclimating to Barcelona. This week, we focus on resources for Americans.
Located in the picturesque Mediterranean city of Barcelona, GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona provides an exceptional educational experience for those students interested in studying abroad in a diverse, international environment. The Barcelona campus is set in a modern building, custom-built to assure an effective and comfortable academic environment where students are inspired to learn and grow.
At GBSB Global Business School, our student body is one of the most diverse in Barcelona, and with that in mind, we support our students adapting to the culture of everyday life in this major metropolitan city along the Mediterranean. At GBSB Global Business School, we are offering specific community guides for students, helping them connect with individuals from their home country and the resources they need to feel at ease during their study abroad experience.
Barcelona’s desire to be ever more intelligent is changing the business landscape into one of the most enticing destinations in the world regarding business innovation and startup investment. Not to mention, Barcelona, an iconic tourist spot, also has a great brand acclaim and a relaxed and balanced Mediterranean lifestyle that can hardly be beat.
Graduation is a mile marker. Congratulations! But now what? The job search will not be easy, you will be faced with highs and lows. Interviews will come and go as learning experiences until you nail it.
Studying abroad doesn’t only offer students an academic education, but immerses students in a culture & festivities that define the region. One of the biggest, noisiest, and most jovial parties of the year, Sant Joan is known for bonfires on the beach, fireworks, traditional coca cakes and the quintessential glass or two of cava.
Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Entrepreneurship is about generating new and improved ideas and employing them in such a way that they create economic and social value. Consider making a real difference in the world today by exploring careers focused on becoming an entrepreneur.
A degree in international business can not only be profitable but will also give those that are passionate about business and travel significant career opportunities. Explore what it means to be an international business professional and what careers are available today in this ever-competitive international business market.
Studying abroad in Barcelona can be nerve racking; students have lots of questions and often do not know where to look for answers. At GBSB Global Business School, we try to help answer those questions, especially those regarding work & internships. Students want to get experience and would like to have a fair compensation. In this article, we try to break down the process and provide clarity on how students can go about working in Spain.
Diversity in education matters more than you think at GBSB Global Business School. A school’s environment and culture can have a major impact on a student’s future career success. Attending a school that acknowledges and stands behind diversity, not only offers students a chance to see the world from another vantage point, but it serves as preparation for their professional careers in a globalized business market- this is something that cannot be ignored.
GBSB Global Business School Professor Sergey Sukhankin is a scholar and professor with international recognition focused on Russia and the Baltic Sea Region. He is an Associate Analyst at the International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) - a top independent think-tank in Kiev, Ukraine. Get to know our professor and how he is contributing to GBSB Global and our vision as a diverse and innovative business school.
As an official ACCA partner, GBSB Global wants to prepare its students for the examination process. Being the first business school in Barcelona to provide finance programs aligned to ACCA specifications, it is important to offer the resources and materials to those individuals seeking this notable certification.
Esteemed professor, collaboration strategist, consultant, trainer, & coach, GBSB Global Business School is honored to have Professor Palmerín as a member of our faculty. Passionate about collaboration, innovation and creative problem solving Professor Palmerín sat down to with our staff at GBSB Global to tell us about his dynamic professional background working for the Government of Mexico, Embassy of France in Mexico, Permanent Delegation to the OECD in Paris, General Delegation of Quebec in Mexico, United States Foundation for Culture, Inc., and most recently the Quebec Government Office in Barcelona.
Do you have your undergraduate degree in business or finance? Do you enjoy working with numbers and the financial markets excite you? If you find yourself answering yes to these questions, maybe a career in finance is just the right profession for you.
Meet our GBSB Global Student of the Month, Dana Aljohar, Master of Fashion and Luxury Business Management Class of 2017. Joining our student body from Kuwait, Dana, is a bright and social individual who made a last-minute decision to study at GBSB Global in Barcelona. She wanted to complete her master’s degree, but after studying English literature as her undergrad, she wanted something more than just technical studies. Dana wanted to do something more creative, and what more creative than fashion.
Barcelona is on the rise, becoming one of the world’s newly acclaimed fashion capitals. If you are looking for that one-of-a-kind piece start here. Barcelona is the place to find rare pieces, often hand-crafted or designed locally by artists, designers and architects that are invested in the city and sharing their unique creative pieces with an exclusive audience.
With the rising costs of tuition and ensuing daily expenses, it is no wonder that students are perplexed between the want to get experience in the professional field of their study by taking an internship versus the traditional summer job bartending, babysitting or life guarding at the local watering hole. Constructive professional experience in the industry you are studying will help build a solid foundation for your future career.
Since Spain was hit hard by the economic collapse in 2008, Spanish entrepreneurs, investors, & public administrators have been working hard to foster a startup environment in major regions across the country. Madrid, as the capital is not the only city promoting the entrepreneurial mindset, but other cities like San Sabastian, Valencia and Barcelona are also following suit and becoming very successful at it.
There is a high demand of digital jobs predicted to infiltrate the employment market by 2020, and a short supply of digital professionals to fill the positions. This means the demand is much stronger than supply, giving recent graduates a strong hand to play.
Considering Barcelona’s location along the sumptuous Mediterranean, there is no destination better suited to study tourism & hospitality management. Take advantage of the wealth of networking opportunities and professional conferences hosted by the city every year.
Business is dynamic. Having a brick and mortar establishment may have been the dream of many business owners in the past, but a new age of digital business has hit the market. Now, there are more ways than ever before to make a profit by going digital. Here are six ideas to get your creative juices pumping and business started.
Are you competitive in today’s dynamic international marketplace? GBSB Global’s Master in Digital Business degree offers the precise education and skills training graduates need to land high profile positions in the realm of digital business.
The fashion industry we know today is hardly recognizable from the what it was a decade ago. Apple, Steve Jobs, Hewlett Packard, Sony, Gucci, Coco Chanel all realized that in order to be on top, you must be willing to innovate to stay competitive. Without innovation, a brand will unconsciously steer customers to the competition. Innovation in the 21st century is one of the biggest factors that separate the notable brands, the brands that make you want to come back for more, from the mediocre.
Having a knowledge of project management and how to implement it into your specific career is a significant advantage in business. Project management can open doors to a whole array of opportunities that may not have been there before.
Topping numerous 2017 trends lists, rethinking email and the workplace functionality will be under the spotlight for the near future. Efficiency and user ability are keys to staying relevant in the dynamic world of business today.
How are you going to bring your new product to market? Consider crowdfunding, one of the most popular ways to validate new products and tap into a huge community of potential customers.
Jump on the bandwagon; video is driving marketing success into the future thanks to social integration & investments. If it hasn’t already become part of your company’s marketing plan, it should be. All major companies are shifting to video to connect with consumers, engage with them and convert them into paying customers.
In the recent past automation has been used intensively to send messages to the masses with just one single click. This has been the practice, and it was effective for some time, but the new generation of buyers are not interested in this impersonal approach.
Meet our accomplished GBSB Global alumnus Rotem Zarfati, the founder & first organizer of the BIT of Fashion, bridging the classroom with the real world.
Diversity is at the core to our ethos. We are a global community, students, professors, & staff from around the world converged at one single point on the globe. We wholehearted believe that educating mature, responsible future business leaders of the 21st century is most successfully adopted through the formal and informal interaction and communication between students from a wide variety of countries with contrasting regional perspectives.
While studying at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona, don’t overlook a little adventure. Check out these top destinations close to Barcelona, ideal get-a-ways to recharge the battery, take in a bit of culture and head back to class refreshed.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you provide your younger self that would also help students looking to launch successful careers in the hospitality and tourism industry today? GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona Professor Ariel Castillo weighs in.
Digital business, as it relates to business technology, offers companies and individuals new ways to connect, collaborate, conduct business, and build bridges between people. It impacts the basis of business functionality and determines the way business is now managed today.
Across the globe there are trendy office spaces organized to bring entrepreneurs, startups, and lean businesses together in fun, fresh, funky spaces, from posh, eco-friendly lofts in lower Manhattan to old textile factories in Sabadell, Spain, remodeled with the latest in tech to serve communities of individuals that are hungry to succeed. Co-working is here to stay. There is no time like the present to tap into the array of benefits that working in a shared space offers.
Defining the word luxury can often be arduous, as its definitions vary immensely and are subjective to whom you discuss the topic and in what context. Luxury brands thrive on the fact that they are exclusive and prestigious, only a select elite can aspire to attain. Within the luxury sector there are many avenues to explore and directions in which to navigate your career.
Meet Jordi Castells is a member of our esteemed international faculty. He has been teaching at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona over the past three academic years. As a Spanish national, Professor Castells speaks Catalan, Spanish and English fluently. He also has an intermediate proficiency in French and German. When it comes to being ambitious, his desire to learn languages converts into a greater determination to acquire new information and knowledge through advanced trainings, seeking to expand his learning across many disciplines.
Tourism is by far the biggest financial contributor to the hospitality industry, and among the largest industries in the world. The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing sectors. Tourism alone in Barcelona generates 14 percent of jobs in the city. What does this mean for GBSB students and alumni?
Meet our GBSB Student of the Month –Aizat Kalbergenova, Master in Business Administration, Class of 2016 GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona Alumni. Originally from the South of Kazakhstan in a city called Kyzlorda. She lived most of her life in Almaty. Coming from a traditional upbringing, Aizat Kalbergenova shares her experience on her studies at GBSB and how she has grown during her time in Spain.
The great news for Spain is that enotourism does not take a significant financial investment, with both urban and rural tourism highly developed the infrastructure to support growth is already in place. The World Tourism Association (WTO) reported Spain to be the second most trafficked destination in all of Europe in 2015 and ranked 3rd worldwide behind France and the United States.
Have you met our Professor Xavier Arola Pérez? He is a successful CEO, business partner and managing director of various projects of his own and working with the Government of Catalunya.
Men’s health is all the rage, from the gym to the locker room, the new trend is not focused on being perfect, but being healthy. Men’s skin care and cosmetics are changing the face of the market for the better.
Meet our distinguished professor Josep Bosch, retired spokesman & Head of Media for the World Trade Organization. He joins our esteemed GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona faculty in April sharing his real-life experience and expertise in international business, teaching the course titled Understanding International Macroeconomy.
Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city only a short drive away to the Penedès, one of the country’s best wine-producing regions behind Rioja, is a major draw for tourists and locals alike. What makes it so special? Cava. That bubbly beverage that can be compared to Champagne. Don’t be mistaken, it may be compared to French Champagne, but it is strictly Spanish. Find out what makes it different, and why we are talking about it.
In a healthy and highly developed industry, there are a variety of well-paid careers for those individuals with the right experience and education. Jobs in the industry of logistics and supply chain management vary and appeal to a wide range of individuals looking for a dynamic career in business.
While researching for business schools is a daunting process, it is worth it. Earning a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) can give graduates a leading advantage over their peers, enhancing career opportunities, increasing salary potential and the prospect of a job promotion.
Supply chain management in not only a process served to generate a cost reduction in the budget or a mission to create greater operational efficiencies within an organization. There is so much more to it than that. Find out why supply chain management is so import to businesses today.
Now, more than ever, organizations in Europe and around the world need leaders who understand the strategic marketing issues that directly impact corporate performance. Marketing is one trade that is predicted to have steady job growth into the near future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic expects this profession will grow at a rate of 9 percent from 2014-2024, which could potentially result in 18,200 new jobs for marketing managers and associates. There is no time like the present to explore what jobs you can get with a marketing degree.
Students who study communications do not only learn how to be good communicators, but they also develop a broad set of skills from public speaking and writing, to negotiating and debating. Having a communications degree allows you a variety of choices, and this flexibility can make a career in communications very attractive and interesting.
Meet our GBSB Student of the Month – Elvina Drouin, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship. Born and raised on Mauritius Island until she was eighteen, Elvina graduated with her Baccalaureat on Mauritius studying in a French Lycee. Moving away from all that was familiar, Elvina studied in Bordeaux, France for two years earning a degree in Business Unit Management, BTS Management des Unités Commerciales, and was afforded the opportunity to pursue a double diploma in Dublin, earning her a Bachelor in Business Innovation & Management. Elvina Drouin shares her story on her core values and how these have shaped the person she has become.
Marketing management is becoming a hot career for recent graduates, and it is easy to understand why. Marketers are crafty with their words inspiring us to "Think Differently", "Just Do It", "Because You're Worth It". There is no time like the present to explore this exciting industry.
Career prospects for graduates with international and foreign language experience is anticipated to grow dramatically in the years and decades to come—in the corporate sector, the federal government, among NGO’s and with various academic institutions across the globe. Getting an education, learning about the complications and specificities that surround globalization found in the various emerging markets around the world has never been more important.
A successful career in the banking industry calls for a specialized set of skills suited to those individuals that are gregarious and inquisitive by nature. Graduating with a Master of Science in Finance will give you the foot in the door to the banking industry, making you a strong candidate for middle or upper management positions both domestically and abroad.
Opening and operating any business has its share of challenges, but in an increasingly globalized business environment, where offices are being opened oversees and in foreign countries every day, the difficulties are magnified. GBSB Global Business School is recognized as one of the most innovative business schools in Europe where the curriculum reflects the present market demand. GBSB is the only business school in Spain where regional studies are taught, preparing students for particular market setbacks.
The dynamic has changed, and Generation Y, or the Millennial Generation, is seeking to redefine the workplace trend, shifting the paradigm from the corporate office to co-working spaces, harboring a new exchange of ideas and style of independent working. The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program at GBSB Global Business School prepares students to be successful entrepreneurs in a global context, whether it be starting a business, working autonomously as a contractor, or developing an entrepreneurial project within an existing organization.
The fashion and luxury industry is complex, global, and highly competitive, but don't worry, there are a multitude of careers in fashion management and luxury brand management, so many that you may start in one position and naturally gravitate to another within the fashion and luxury industry, making you cross-functional and more marketable.
The pace of change in the world is accelerating. Business is globalized, and opportunities abound for the right candidates ready to fill roles that require a diverse set of skills and talents that transgress borders, embrace diversity, and foster a sense of creativity and ingenuity that set them apart from the crowd.
In today’s cutthroat business landscape, it is becoming necessary to go one step further in distinguishing yourself from the pack, attaining a Master’s degree in addition to the undergraduate degree sets a solid foundation for profession growth.
Becoming an entrepreneur is not easy, and it is not for everyone. The learning curve is great, but at the same time, significantly rewarding. Knowing ahead of time what challenges are in store can better equip you for success and help in navigating the dynamic business environment in store.
Meet our Alumni of the Month – Tanja Sredojević, Master in Fashion and Luxury Business Management at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona. Her mission is to combine her backgrounds in international relations and fashion and luxury business management in the pursuit to create a better more beautiful world for women.
Opportunities for research, leadership, and advocacy help students at GBSB Global Business School connect their education in Tourism and Hospitality Management with real-world problems. Embracing sustainable practices or more environmental initiatives is not new but today there are increasingly benefits to going green. The concept of sustainability was first mentioned in 1987 on an international platform with the UN-sponsored Brundtland Commission’s unveiling of “Our Common Future,” a movement that has since transgressed the globe. Read more about the benefits the hospitality and tourism sector gain from being mindful of our planet’s wellness.
A successful entrepreneur wanting to stay competitive cannot afford to hide from the public. Building a brand recognition takes patience; it is built one blog post at a time, one interview after another. Facebook shares, tweets and memorable hashtags on Instagram all coalesce to promote one consistent, clear message of who you are and what you offer that no one else does.
The defining characteristics of an entrepreneur are vastly varied and any combination can equate success, but the question is, do YOU have what it takes? Entrepreneurs are resourceful, imaginative and free-thinking. Lacking in certain skills, don’t worry. GBSB Global Business School invites you to participate in its MSc in Entrepreneurship. This program provides students with the tools to acquire the skills and competencies needed for successful entrepreneurship careers and business in a dynamic international market.
Meet our Alumni of the Week – Jana Dell, Master in Communications and Future Marketing. Born in Russia, Jana grew up in Germany and earned her Bachelor’s degree in the Netherlands. Studying abroad was nothing new. Jana fell in love with Barcelona at first sight and transitioning to the city was easy. After earning her degree at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona, Jana is ready to launch her career in her adopted city, a metropolis of opportunity for this recent grad.
What words of advice would you give your younger self? Professor Ariel Castillo, GBSB Global Business School Barcelona’s Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management weighs in on his career. From Argentina across the Atlantic to the UK and Spain, he explains ways of doing business are different. Castillo, owner of Castlehart, brings 20 years of industry experience to the classroom at GBSB.
Preparing for a career in fashion is exciting, as it should be. It is a dynamic, creative industry that has recently began to evolve to the demands of a digitalized age. With an ever-evolving landscape trying to keep ahead of the trends it has become a priority implementing new ways to connect with customers, build strong relationships and increase social engagement to drive overall growth.
How do you stand out in a crowd of 1.8 billion millennials? Studying abroad is a good place to start. Millennials, as a group centric generation, find it important at times to break away from the crowd. Enrolling in a graduate program abroad could be the key to realizing your career goals and aspirations.
Meet Özden Öz, Master in Hospitality and Tourism alumni and current GBSB student studying for a Master in Business Innovation. Özden shares how the Mediterranean lifestyle in Barcelona suits her, and how life can be complicated at times and it is best to take one decision at a time. From Istanbul to Barcelona, she may not know what her future holds, but she is certain whatever it is, will certainly be great.
Why study marketing abroad? In a globalized economy, there are significant advantages to having lived, worked and/or studied in various regions around the world. Learning the culture and having engaged in business in a foreign country can give you the competitive advantage in the field of marketing and advertising. Studying for a master’s degree in marketing and communications abroad may land you opportunities your domestic counterpart would not be offered. Earning a master’s in marketing in a foreign country may be the key to launching a successful marketing campaign for a multi-billion-dollar company.
Stress is inevitable as a student, but it doesn’t have to debilitating. Mindfulness is key. Creating healthy habits will effectively build a solid foundation in which to base the greater part of your adult life. Now, there are more options than ever before from yoga to CrossFit. Explore ways to manage your stress and find balance through exercise and taking time to unwind. With a wide variety of sports and relaxation options to choose from in Barcelona, there is something for everyone.
Melanie Dünken, Master of Science in Finance, from Biberach (Riß), Germany says when she is not studying, she loves to hit the volleyball court for a match or spend time in a nearby yoga studio, finding balance and clarity. Deciding to come to Spain and study at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona was a great choice. It was exactly what Melanie envisioned when she thought about studying abroad so many years ago.
Do you see yourself as the head of a company, the boss’s boss, sitting at the top of the corporate ladder? Then a career in business administration may be just right for you. When studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration it is important to note that within this degree field there are many different areas of special interest. Explore the various career opportunities and decide for yourself if the discipline is right for you.
Holidays and festivities in Barcelona are as bright, colorful and diverse as the people that live here. While studying at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona, make sure to mark your calendar and fit in some time to revel in the city’s rousing holiday scene.
Step out of the classroom and into a world of possibility. GBSB combines the pleasure of living by the seaside in a world-class city with studying in English at a top notch international university. Take time to kick back with your friends, explore the sights and enjoy your time at GBSB to the fullest.
There is more to it than meets the eye. The tourism and hospitality industry is an umbrella covering a sea of fun and engaging careers, from being a food and beverage manager on a high-end cruise line to orchestrating a top sound music festival. In an industry that is constantly growing and evolving to new trends, why not jump on board and explore the options? Hospitality and tourism career opportunities await!
Meet our alumni of the week – Grant Burkhardt, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship. As his final master's degree project, Grant presented an excellent business plan and was among the top students at GBSB with the highest grades on a master's project in 2016.
Demand for highly qualified workers in financial sector in Europe, particularly in Barcelona, Spain is constantly growing. What types of jobs can the sector offer to the students with the Master in Finance? Financial jobs, Types of work, Demand, Skills
Meet our alumni of the week – Symbat Auanova, Master of Science in Marketing Management. Symbat is a winner of GBSB Global Business School scholarship.
Symbat explains why she believes it is important to follow your dreams. She shares her story about completing her Master´s degree at GBSB and how she became a stronger person.
Meet our alumni of the week – Atif Sattar, Master of Science in Marketing Management and Master of Business Administration. Atif left his home country, work and family to study abroad in Europe. He shares his story and explains why he decided to pursue a master's degree at the GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona
When I started working with GBSB Global Business School, I was nervous at the beginning. Besides needing to learn all the things to do my job well, there were so many new faces and names to learn. Luckily, the GBSB administration team made me feel like I fit right in, and I quickly got over my nervousness. We laughed together and shared stories, and they have made me feel as if my contributions are important. What I have also enjoyed has been meeting different students from countries all over the world.
In a globalized world, effective communication is a necessity. When friends, relatives, and colleagues need to reach all corners of the world, it is easy to see the importance of global communications in the world today. Whether you need to connect from Barcelona to Buenos Aires or Boston to Beijing, instant contact has become the norm and expectation. But how did we get here?
Are you interested in studying tourism and hospitality? If you are, you're not alone. Countless young people around the world are attracted to this field so they can be a part of one of the largest industries in the world. And what's not to like? Who wouldn't want to have a job that basically revolves around vacation, fun, and just plain making somebody's day? It sounds like a very nice degree to earn, but what exactly would you do with a Master in Tourism and Hospitality?
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Barcelona hosting the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and conference for mobile communication stakeholders. It is the most anticipated event where mobile carriers and manufacturers, content owners and users, technology providers and vendors, and general mobile enthusiasts gather from across the globe to see and discuss what's new in the rapidly-evolving world of mobile technology.
Marketing has been an appealing business science for many years and it seems that this is why a Master in Marketing in Barcelona still continues to be a popular subject to learn, even more attractive than ever. Although during the start of the global economic crisis, in 2008 when Marketing functions were the first ones to be hit by the subsequent cost cutting initiatives, it did not take long for Marketing to re-capture the pace of the ever fast evolving world of internet that we live
In recent years entrepreneurship has become a global dream for lots of people all over the world, but only very few understand the importance of entrepreneurship and dare to turn their dreams into reality. Though starting a new business from a scratch requires certain personal traits, as passion, self-belief, high self-motivation and courage, which are sometimes hard to develop, and high level of devotion as making your own business work takes a lot of time, in exchange it provides dozens of benefits.
Without any doubt fashion industry can be counted among the fastest growing sectors in the last few years. In 2012 total value of the global textile and apparel market amounted to US$1.7 billion. Being one of the largest producers of textile, after Italy and Germany, Spain plays an important role in the fashion sector. According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Spain, in 2012 there was a significant increase in textile and apparel export of 9.1% comparing with the previous year.
Luxury industry is a unique industry, which cannot be compared with any other sector. Specific feature of luxury brands is that those rely solely on marketing and promotions to communicate brand values, and sell products to a specific target market. Even during global economic crisis, luxury industry did not just survived; it continued to show stable growth during few past years. According to the Bain report on luxury industry, in last two decades the total number of luxury consumers at the end of 2013 amounted to 330 million, compared to 90 million in 1995.
Why study tourism in Spain? Tourism in Spain today is a major contributor to the national economic life accounting for 6.4% of Spain's GDP. Spain became a popular destination for summer holidays in the 1960s, especially among tourists from Britain, Portugal, France, Central Europe and Scandinavia. Ever since Spain has hold a strong position in world’s tourism, being among the largest markets for holidays. In 2007, the country became the second most visited country in the world after France. That year, about 60 million tourists visited Spain, according to the World Tourism Organization, which has its headquarters in Madrid.