Welcome to GBSB Global!
Our Business School is redefining higher education to meet the demands of Industry 4.0 and face the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution era, where cutting-edge technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and automation are reshaping our world. In this era of digitization, disruptive innovation, and rapid internationalization, we are driven by a shared belief in the power of entrepreneurship and cultural diversity. Our Business School serves as a catalyst, nurturing the aspirations of a new generation of socially responsible leaders who are equipped to thrive in an interconnected, dynamic environment.
Welcome to the future-forward world of GBSB Global, where we shape tomorrow's leaders through an immersive, boundary-pushing educational experience.
WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
WITH INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODS FOR A NEW LEARNING EXPERIENCE
We understand that simply imparting knowledge or introducing high-tech tools is not enough. We have forged a new educational paradigm that embraces experiential learning and dynamic approaches that empower our students to become agile leaders in this rapidly evolving world. Our innovative teaching methods provide all students with the knowledge, skills, competencies, empowerment and networking opportunities to transform themselves from learners to leaders.
WITH A WORLD-CLASS RECOGNIZED DIGITAL REPUTATION
GBSB Global has a strong focus on innovation and technology in both our online and on-campus programs. We are one of the few business schools in Europe to offer our students comprehensive and immersive digital experiences throughout the learning process, and our world-class digital reputation is reflected in our partnership with Microsoft. We are proud to be one of the first business schools in Europe to be recognized as a Microsoft Showcase School, joining a global community of schools committed to digital transformation to improve teaching and learning.
WITH AN EXCELLENT INTERNATIONAL RANKING
GBSB Global is awarded a Five Star Rating by QS Rating System (2022) for Online Learning, Teaching, Academic Development, Employment Opportunities, Business and Management studies, Inclusivity. The online MBA program is ranked 20th in the world by QS Top MBA (2023).
In 2022, GBSB Global is listed among the TOP 10 Best Business Schools in Spain by Forbes España; our Master in Business Administration is ranked 10th and our Master in Management is ranked 8th.
In 2023, GBSB Global is ranked Tier One in the Global MBA Rankings alongside some of the best names in business education from around the world. The MBA Program is ranked Tier One in the Global and European MBA Rankings 2022 by the CEO Magazine.
GBSB Global received 3 top scores in Group 1 & 2 in U-Multirank for divisions of Research, Teaching & Learning and International Orientation. U-Multirank is funded by the European Commission, the Bertelsmann Foundation and Banco Santander.
GBSB Global received the Palme d'Excellence for Strong Local Influence and is now officially ranked as one of the 1000 best business schools in the world, representing Spain, by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee.
WITH INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
GBSB Global Business School is a fully accredited international higher education institution in Europe, awarding officially recognized degrees and certificates that are 100% taught in English. Our Business School is also an official partner of Erasmus+, the EU's program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
GBSB Global is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation body for business education in the United States, and by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) in the United Kingdom.
GBSB Global Spain is accredited by the Department of Education of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) in Barcelona, and GBSB Global Malta is licensed as a higher education institution by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).
GBSB Global has strategic partnerships with several universities, including the University of VIC - Central University of Catalonia (Spain), and University of Northampton (UK).
WHY GBSB GLOBAL?
We are ranked among the best business schools in Europe.
We have been recognized by Newsweek and Forbes as a leader in global education.
We have 4 campuses: Barcelona and Madrid in Spain, Birkirkara in Malta, and an entirely online virtual campus.
We embrace inclusivity and multiculturalism, with students from over 150 countries.
We boast an international, prestigious faculty of academics and entrepreneurs.
We believe in personalized education in small groups with classes of up to 30 students.
Our students are supported throughout their studies and beyond by our Career, Alumni and Entrepreneurship Center to help them achieve their professional goals.
Our students can choose the learning format that best suits their needs: on-campus, online or blended.
GBSB Global graduates have secured employment with top companies around the world, and many find internships or jobs within 1-3 months of graduation.
The mission of GBSB Global Business School is to foster business innovation and contribute to global economic development by enhancing the innovative capabilities of our future business leaders through an education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in scope.
OUR CORE VALUES
GBSB Global Business School is an educational institution that celebrates diversity at every level of the learning process through inclusivity, empathy, and internationalism. Our students and alumni represent over 100 countries, and our faculty includes business leaders from over 37 countries with diverse international backgrounds and professional experiences.
Our programs prepare students to work and live around the world, to meet the challenges of our globalized business environment, and to develop the cultural awareness necessary to work with people with different values and behaviors. The diversity of our students, alumni, and faculty is a valuable educational tool that fosters greater creativity, problem-solving, and peer-to-peer learning.
GBSB Global Business School offers business programs that encourage, nurture, and develop the innovative potential of our students. We strive to impact our graduates and enhance their ability to effectively manage, articulate, and implement innovative processes in their workplaces.
Leaders with the right vision drive the demand for innovation through well-developed businesses and successfully executed strategies that impact the continuous supply of high quality innovation. We strive to be one of the English-speaking universities capable of creating a better world by promoting both the importance of innovation in our curriculum and the talents of future leaders.
At GBSB Global Business School, students can grow professionally and personally, acquire new knowledge and skills, build their network, and enhance their cultural and emotional intelligence.
Studying at GBSB Global is a life-changing experience. Our students gain a global perspective on the world, develop their talents and secure many career and business opportunities.
GBSB Global motivates and inspires students to reach for new horizons, encourages imagination without boundaries, and ensures that each student reaches their full potential as a successful future business leader.
THE BEST WAY TO INVEST IN YOURSELF AND BUILD A BETTER FUTURE?
GBSB GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD
GBSB Global’s esteemed Advisory Board is comprised of industry and education experts from Malta, Spain and further abroad representing an array of professional disciplines. The Advisory Board offers GBSB Global’s faculty, staff, administration and the institution guidance and direction on complex issues addressing trends and research in the fields we focus.
As an organization, GBSB Global is a pioneer in business education and continues to revolutionize its teaching methodologies. The Advisory Board exemplifies the diversity seen globally and promotes collaboration and interconnectedness across the leadership of the organization. This multiplicity enables the board members to oversee a range of subjects and deliver academic programming that prepares students for highly competitive international careers.
Advocating to the communities in which they serve in Malta and Europe, board members act as liaisons communicating vital information and providing independent and unbiased consultation from relevant stakeholders to the Executive Committee, supporting the determination of important activities, events, and investments. Meeting every six months, led by the Advisory Board Chair, it is obligatory the Global Managing Director and other key members attend.
GBSB GLOBAL’S ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:
Dr. Richard Hazenberg is the head of research at the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton, UK. A published researcher, his work has appeared in numerous international, peer-reviewed academic journals. Invited to present at conferences in Europe, Asia, and in the United States, Dr. Richard Hazenberg is also a trustee of a leading UK social enterprise and a social entrepreneur himself- directing his own research consultancy firm.
Professor Elisenda Tarrats leads the Entrepreneur's Department at Universitat de Vic (UVic) and is a Research Group Board Member at Emprén. Throughout her career, Professor Tarrats has served as the Dean of the Business and Communication Faculty at UVic-UCC.
Jan Lachenmayer, Managing Director of the non-profit organization Enpact, promotes entrepreneurship in emerging and developing markets, and is the co-founder of FORMATION, a tech startup productizing location data empowering companies to outperform their competitors. As a consultant, Jan has worked with Dax-listed companies throughout his career, led EU- and Government-funded research projects, advised high-level political decision-makers, executed major cultural events, lectured at renown universities, and founded both non-profit and for-profit organizations including two tech startups.
Alejandro González San Román
Alejandro González San Román, an executive with twenty years of experience in the field of technology, strategy, and digital business, joins Ricoh with the aim of designing new strategies to compete in the field of digital services and accelerating the company's transformation. Alejandro holds a degree in computer engineering from ICAI and an MBA from IESE. Throughout his career, he has worked with global companies such as Accenture Strategy, KPMG, and WPP, leading projects with a high degree of innovation from the perspective of digital customers, data, and intelligent infrastructures. Based in Ricoh's office in Madrid, Alejandro joins an extensive team of professionals focused on creating impact for clients by designing, building, and scaling new innovative opportunities in the digital economy that lies ahead.
Guifre Belloso Manera
Guifre Belloso Manera is an accomplished professional with a strong background in economics and entrepreneurship. He holds a degree in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona and pursued further education with a Master's in Foreign Trade from ICEX (Madrid) and a Master's in Financial Management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. As an Entrepreneurship Advisor at Barcelona Activa, he provided valuable guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs from 2006 to 2014. Transitioning to the Funding Department in 2014, Guifre continued to contribute to Barcelona's entrepreneurial ecosystem. His expertise spans diverse financial areas, including debt restructuring, banking, private investing, and navigating public funding, particularly in research and development.
Manuel Matos, an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for technology, education and innovation. He's the CEO of Tokiota, an innovative company dedicated to helping people and organizations leverage next-generation innovations in cloud, AI and data. He's also the co-founder of Kompendium, an app that offers professional training and coaching to companies and professionals, with a special focus on the latest technology trends.
Jordi López, the current Managing Director of the Santander-InnoEnergy Climate Venture Capital Fund, brings a wealth of experience from his role as a founding team member at InnoEnergy in 2009. His achievements include spearheading InnoEnergy's prominent accelerator program in sustainable energy, overseeing operations in seven countries, and contributing to the growth and internationalization of numerous startups and scale-ups. Mr. López holds a Master of Science in Electronics and a Telecommunications major from Ramon Llull University in Spain and an MBA from ESADE Business School (2007-2009).
Jordi Castells Cuscullola
With a rich academic background and over 30 years of professional experience, our profile, holder of an MSc in Telecommunications from UPC and an MSc in Marketing and Market Research from UOC, is a seasoned expert in various sectors. Having navigated roles in small, medium, and large companies such as Menta and Retevision, alongside contributions to public administration at ACCIÓ and Technological Centers like LEITAT and EURECAT, he brings a diverse and extensive skill set to the table. A passionate advocate for Digital Transformation and innovation, he specializes in applying creativity dynamics and methodologies, including Design Thinking and Lego® Serious Play®, to drive innovation management, product and service development, and business model design. As a Lean Change Agent and Scrum Master, he excels in fostering organizational transformation. Certified as a Coach in Gallup® Strengths and Cappfinity®, he leverages these insights for effective change management. Additionally, his role as a trainer, both in business schools and in-company settings, showcases his commitment to knowledge sharing and professional development. With a multifaceted skill set, he stands as a driving force in the realms of innovation, transformation, and education.