Get a Truly Global Business Education with an Internationally Recognized Degree
GBSB Global Business School is a wonderful place in Spain for international students to study business from a global perspective and meet people from all over the world. Whether you choose to study in our Barcelona, Madrid or Online Campus, get a high-quality education that will only be the start of your international adventure.
Don’t take our word for it. Here is what our accreditation, rankings, and partnerships say about us.
GBSB Global Business School is accredited internationally
Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC)
GBSB Global is the only business school in Spain with an international accreditation from ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities), an educational standard that is:
- Recognized by the British Government’s Home Office
- Approved by Ofsted, the Council for Higher Accreditation
- A member of the National Academic Recognition Information Center (NARIC)
- A member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA and is listed in their International Directory
- A member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation)
- An affiliate of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance)
- An institutional member of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network)
- ASIC was assessed and met the requirements of ISO9001:2015 for the following scope of operations: “Accreditation for education institutions in the UK and worldwide.”
European Council for Business Education (ECBE)
Several Master programs at GBSB Global are accredited by ECBE (European Council for Business Education), the leading accreditation organization in Europe that helps to ensure that accredited members satisfy the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as set forth in the Bologna Process and other EU directives.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
GBSB Global is a member and Candidate for Accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading U.S. specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding excellence in teaching. The association embraces teaching excellence as one of its main virtues and emphasizes the importance of learning to students worldwide. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
GBSB Global is Official Member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.
Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE)
GBSB Global is accredited as ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) centre, an OFQUAL regulated awarding organization in the UK specialising in Management qualifications with progression routes to a wide range of University degrees. These qualifications are also designed to provide learners with enhanced job prospects in a range of industries.
One of GBSB Global’s core values is to embrace innovation. Our commitment to innovation is proven by partnering with renown world leaders
Microsoft Showcase School
GBSB Global Business School is the first and the only Higher Education organization in Spain that obtained the status of a Microsoft Showcase School and was recognized by Microsoft as a leader in digital education, providing students with the most state-of-the-art learning experience from day one. Recognition as a Microsoft Showcase School is awarded to schools worldwide that have started their journey implementing a complete digital transformation to improve and innovate their teaching and learning methods. This platform creates an inclusive, high-tech academic experience that not only stimulates advanced learning and development but also motivates students to achieve greatness.
think-cell is a Microsoft Office add-in for PowerPoint and Excel, which integrates seamlessly with these applications to help you visualize complex charts like Marimekko, Gantt and waterfall within minutes. think-cell also provides a set of tools to structure and maintain agendas within PowerPoint presentations. More than 600,000 professionals at over 12,000 major consulting firms and companies use think-cell on a daily basis for rendering business data. Free licenses of think-cell are available for GBSB Global Faculty, Staff and Students for use on both University-owned and personal computers. Send an email to email@example.com with your student / faculty account for more information and to obtain the license key. The think-cell license key is valid for a period of 6 months. Two weeks prior to the expiration of the key, a new key will be provided on the relevant portal to current GBSB Global students.
For more information, please visit the think-cell website.
Power-user, top productivity add-in for PowerPoint and Excel, saving time of 100,000 users on daily basis and developing best-in-class tools to ease the process of creating, designing and formatting presentations. Free licenses of Power-user are available for GBSB Global Students for use on both University-owned and personal computers. Fill the short registration form to demonstrate your academic status and follow on-screen instructions to validate the software.
We strive to develop strategic partnerships with highly reputed international organizations
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
GBSB Global Business School is an official ACCA Partner (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the only ACCA Computer Based Examination Centre and Official Learning Provider in Spain. The ACCA is the largest accountancy body in the world with operations in 180 countries, and its qualifications are the internationally renowned standard for finance professionals across the globe.
Official Academic Partner of the European Development Days
GBSB Global Business School was listed as an Official Academic Partner of the European Commission during the European Development Days in 2013. The European Development Days is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. To date, GBSB Global has been the only business school from Spain invited to participate in this event due to the school’s focus on sustainability and globalization.
Enterprise Lab bridges the gap between education and employment. It is a UK-based organization sponsored by the European Union to promote employability among youth.
GBSB Global Business School is ranked among the best
GBSB Global Business School is listed as one of the Leaders in Global Education by Newsweek Magazine (December, 2012).
Guide to Sustainable Schools
Ranked #1 in Europe in the Guide to Sustainable Schools and Green MBA Programs. GBSB Global became the first business school in Europe listed in this guide due to its promotion of business ethics and sustainability. Its MBA program is on the list of Green MBA programs and is on in the same guide along with Yale, MIT Sloan, and Johns Hopkins University.
Listed as one of the best business schools in Europe by MYBS (2013).
GBSB Global’s Master in Fashion and Luxury Business Management has been ranked within five best masters in the area of luxury in Spain by the leading national web portals Deluxes.net and Finanzas.com
We provide our students with added value certifications and dual degrees with the purpose of helping them to increase employability globally
Microsoft Imagine Academy
Accreditation as a Microsoft Showcase School allows GBSB Global’s students to pass internationally recognized Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams which can have a positive impact when procuring employment through the Microsoft Imagine Academy of which GBSB Global Business School is part.
ACCA Computer Based Examination Centre (CBE)
GBSB Global Business School is the only official ACCA Computer Based Examination (CBE) center in Spain. GBSB Global’s MBA & Bachelor/Master in Finance students have a unique advantage – with all finance programs aligned to the ACCA requirements, the school prepares students with the competencies needed to earn the ACCA certification from levels F1 to F4.
The University of Alcalá
Students studying for a MSc in Digital Business and MSc in Digital Marketing in our Madrid Campus can earn a Dual Master Degree. The University of Alcalá is listed in the world's three most respected and esteemed university rankings: the QS World University Ranking (QS WUR), the Times Higher Education World University Ranking and the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia
UVic-UCC is a state-financed University in Spain that aims to foster higher education, postgraduate training and scientific and cultural research activities, and knowledge transfer; paper and multimedia publishing; grants to support all these activities; and economic and social regional development. UVic-UCC seeks to provide in-service teacher training, support for the tutorial system and teaching innovation. GBSB Global and UVic-UCC deliver the following dual degrees: MSc in Entrepreneurship, MSc in Financial Management, Digital Finance and Internet Banking, and MA in Business Innovation in Barcelona, Madrid and online.
Swiss UMEF University
Students studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration at GBSB Global have an opportunity for a final top-up year in Switzerland in Swiss UMEF University with the intent of obtaining a Dual BBA Degree.
International recognition of the quality of education provided at GBSB Global Business School is demonstrated by our students
International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC)
The most prestigious event in the area of business ethics held since 1996. Participating Universities are Oxford, INSEAD, University of California, etc. GBSB Global Business School was the only graduate school from Spain invited to participate. GBSB Global’s students became the finalists in the competition in May 2013 and April 2015.
Important organizations closed to the public, open their doors exclusively to GBSB Global’s students
- UNESCO in Paris
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris
- United Nations in Geneva
- World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva
- European Commission in Brussels
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva
GBSB Global’s extensive network of local and international companies orchestrate customized industrial visits, enabling our students to learn directly from industry leaders. Some of the companies GBSB Global students visit
- Estrella Damm
- Louis Vuitton
- W Hotels
- Borsa de Barcelona
- Tiffany & Co
- Mandarin Hotel
- Armand Basi
- H10 Art Gallery Hotel