MBA Program in Barcelona

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Duration
full time - 15 months
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Languages
english
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Location
Barcelona
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Annual Intakes
october
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Format
Face-To-Face
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Tuition fee
€ 19,650*

*an additional annual administrative fee (950 EUR) and registration fee (200 EUR) must be paid.

Master in Business Administration

GBSB Global Business School's on-campus MBA Program is a revolutionary course of study known for its transformative impact. Recognized as one of the most innovative MBA programs, it aims to revolutionize business education by creating responsible and resourceful global leaders.

The Program emphasizes sustainable practices and ethical business while promoting entrepreneurship, robust leadership skills, and innovative problem solving. GBSB Global's on-campus MBA Program uses cutting-edge teaching methods, such as case studies, situational analysis, simulation games, and hands-on classes to provide students with practical knowledge and a competitive edge in the job market.

GBSB Global's on-campus MBA Program is distinguished by its unique features. Students have access to a practical project that runs throughout the program, providing them with real-world experience and problem-solving skills that are highly valued by employers. In addition, the program offers offers innovative electives such as Artificial Intelligence and the Future, Sustainability and Governance, Consumer Experience in the Digital Environment, which allow students to specialize in emerging areas and gain in-demand skills.

With its comprehensive education and distinctive features, GBSB Global's on-campus MBA Program provides students with the tools they need to succeed in the digital age and make an impact in the global business world.

Degree Awarded: Master in Business Administration from GBSB Global Business School (Switzerland)

Accreditation Status: Internationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in the USA; ASIC (UK); ECBE (EU)

Number of ECTS Credits: 90 ECTS

Rankings, Accreditations And Partnerships

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Listed among the Best Business Schools in Spain by Forbes - TOP 10
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Recognized as a Tier One MBA in the Global and European MBA Rankings 2022 by CEO Magazine
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MBA Program has been accredited by the European Council for Business Education
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Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Teaching, Academic Development, Employability, Inclusiveness, Business & Management Studies

Discover the impact of the GBSB Global's MBA on students' careers

With more than nine years of experience in the fashion industry, David decided to come to Barcelona to get his MBA.

"What I expect from my studies at GBSB Global is, firstly, a unique network and, secondly, a broader perspective. I have lived and worked in Austria for the last 29 years. It's a small country, of course, and going abroad to study or work means gaining a broader perspective. At GBSB Global you can meet people from all over the world and that is the most valuable thing you can get out of this study, besides of course the new experiences you can gain and the value you can create".

Barcelona's vibrant and creative atmosphere, coupled with exciting events like Innovatours, added to the overall enriching experience.

David plans to stay in Barcelona after graduation, exploring new opportunities and perhaps starting his own business.

Program Highlights

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Innovative electives focused on the digital economy
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Cutting-edge MBA curriculum designed for the modern business landscape
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Highly experienced faculty with a wealth of industry knowledge
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State-of-the-art facilities and technology to enhance your learning experience
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Extensive networking opportunities with industry leaders
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A supportive and inclusive learning environment that fosters personal and professional growth
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Practical, hands-on approach to learning through real-world case studies and projects

Program Structure

The GBSB Global's MBA Program is designed for those who want to accelerate their current career or enter a new life path. Following its agile structure, the GBSB Global MBA combines the business burden of constant market expansion and performance improvement with today's need to adapt to key global factors such as diversity, sustainability and technological disruption.

In addition to traditional core MBA modules such as Economics, Accounting and Strategy, students will navigate through a discipline that will equip them with a new set of knowledge and skills that will enable their organizations to operate in any future local and global scenario.

At the end of their studies, students will be able to choose one of three pathways around which they can build and develop their future careers.

OUR MBA PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL

FOR EARLY BIRD APPLICANTS (Optional)

Excel Course
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Certificate
Academic writing
Fundamentals of Finance

 

Induction Weeks (2 Weeks)

International Week: Leadership Through Simulation
PR: Risk Management Workshops for Top Management
Global Scenario: Where are We Heading to Workshops

 

ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE ON THE STRATEGIC, OPERATIONAL, AND TACTICAL LEVELS OF BUSINESS

Accounting and Reporting Analysis (8 ECTS)
Business Analytics for Decision-Making (6 ECTS)
Economics for Business (6 ECTS)

 

DESIGNING AND APPLYING ADAPTIVE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BUSINESS MODELS

Business Innovation and Digital Ecosystem (6 ECTS)
Corporate Strategy (6 ECTS)
Financial Planning (8 ECTS)
Project Management in Action- Part 1 ( 8 ECTS)

 

FOSTERING BUSINESS AGILITY WITHIN DIFFERENT FUNCTIONAL AREAS

Supply Chain and Operation Strategy (6 ECTS)
Marketing and International Positioning (6 ECTS)
Project Management in Action- Part 2 (8 ECTS)

 

SOLVING REAL-WORLD BUSINESS PROBLEMS BY WORKING ON A FINAL PROJECT (Online)

Leadership, Human Resources and Organisation (6 ECTS)

Final Cases (Capstone).

COMPLITE YOUR MBA WITH A CUSTOMIZED ELECTIVE TRACK (8 ECTS)

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    Artificial Intelligence and the Future (ONLINE)

    Key Topics:

    AI for Business Application

    Strategy Change and Transformation

    Competing in the Cyberspace

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    Sustainability and Governance (ONLINE)

    Key topics:

    Circular Economy

    SmartCity Management 3.0

    AI for Management and Infrastructure Development

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    Consumer Experience in the Digital Environment (ONLINE)

    Key Topics:

    Innovation and Brand Building

    Consumer Behavior and User Experience (UX)

    Neuromarketing

Learning-By-Doing & Career Progression

Business Simulation

A simulation replicates real-world experiences so students can practice in a risk-free environment. Empower students - by taking control of a business, students see and understand how a company works from top to bottom.

Industry Visits & Guest Speakers

During your MBA Program, you will visit several multinational and start-up companies, business incubators and organizations of various kinds. You will also meet key people from various industries. This will help you understand how professionals do business in the real world.

Boost Your Career

Our MBA Program includes career assessment workshops, access to career fairs, and company presentations to guide your professional journey. You'll also benefit from our career portal, offering internships and job opportunities. An optional internship feature allows for practical experience, enhancing your academic learning and career prospects.

Showcase Your Skills & Leadership Abilities Through A Comprehensive Capstone Case Study

The Final Cases (Capstone) (16 ECTS)

The Final Cases (Capstone) assignment is designed to be a comprehensive and multifaceted culmination of the MBA student's academic and intellectual journey. This assignment is of significant importance given the nature of the MBA Program and the students' individual decision to complete their studies by selecting one of the three elective modules offered. Through the Capstone module, students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their chosen elective module, together with the core courses of their MBA Program, to analyze a specific problem within a case study.

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Learning Objectives

Explore The Impact Of Disruptive Technologies On Business Management

Earn an on-campus Master's degree in Business Administration and gain a deep understanding of the transformative impact of disruptive technologies on business management. Learn how innovative managers seek creative solutions that push boundaries and achieve progress beyond the ordinary.

Understand The Interconnected Global Landscape

As globalization intensifies, businesses are becoming more interconnected than ever. Earn an on-campus Master's degree in Business Administration and understand the impact of the global economic environment on financial markets and commerce around the world.

Learn About Entrepreneurship And Resource Management

Develop a growth mindset based on design thinking, agile methodologies, and mind mapping. Study case studies and learn how to effectively manage resources to optimize business operations. Earn an on-campus Master's degree in Business Administration and gain in-demand entrepreneurial skills.

Improve Communication And Customer Relationship Management

Communicating effectively with diverse groups in a variety of settings is essential for success in today's business environment. Earn an on-campus Master's degree in Business Administration and improve your communication skills. Develop the ability to provide exceptional customer service and train teams to follow your lead.

Develop Leadership Skills In A Global Arena

Earn an on-campus Master's degree in Business Administration and develop the competencies you need to succeed in today's business arena. Learn how to lead teams across borders, communicate effectively, make presentations, and negotiate.

Gain Knowledge Of Business Structure And Ethics

Organizational structures vary from company to company, and each communicates its ethical policies differently. Earn an on-campus Master's degree in Business Administration and gain a solid understanding of the basic principles. Learn how to effectively communicate ethical standards to employees to build loyalty and commitment.

Career Opportunities

The GBSB Global MBA is designed to meet the unique professional goals and personal interests of each student and is not a one-size-fits-all program. Our MBA program challenges graduates to make bold decisions, take daring leaps into new areas, secure a lifelong network of trusted peers, develop leadership and cross-cultural communication skills, and use their in-depth knowledge and skills to lead the way in any organization. With our MBA degree, students can confidently acquire the dynamic mindset, strengths and experience necessary to achieve their career goals in the field of their choice.

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Career Impact

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Positions – Salaries

35%
of GBSB Global graduates acquired upper, senior, or executive management positions after graduation
65%
indicated a salary increase within a year after graduation
73%
73% of graduates increased their professional responsibilities to a certain degree after graduation

Professional Perspectives

Financial Controller

A Financial Controller is a key role within an organization responsible for overseeing and managing the financial operations and reporting processes. They play a critical role in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and compliance of financial information and in maintaining the financial stability and sustainability of an organization. Their expertise in financial management, reporting, and analysis ensures accurate financial information, effective risk management, and informed decision making at all levels of the organization.

 

Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager oversees financial operations, including budgeting, financial reporting, and ensuring compliance. They supervise the accounting team, review financial statements, and analyze data to provide insight for decision making. They collaborate with other departments to streamline processes, implement internal controls, and support strategic planning.

 

Management Consultant

A Management Consultant provides expert advice and guidance to help organizations improve performance and efficiency. They analyze business processes, identify problems, and develop strategic solutions. They work closely with clients to understand their goals and make recommendations for organizational changes, operational improvements, and growth strategies. They also help implement and monitor these changes to ensure their effectiveness.

 

Project Manager

A Project Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing the execution of projects. They define project goals, set timelines, allocate resources, and manage budgets; collaborate with cross-functional teams, assign tasks, and monitor progress; improve effective communication, manage risks, and resolve issues to ensure that projects are completed successfully, within scope, and on time to meet organizational goals and stakeholder expectations.

 

Business Development Manager

A Business Development Manager identifies and explores new business opportunities for an organization. They research market trends, analyze customer needs, and develop strategic plans to expand the company's customer base and revenue streams. They also build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, negotiate partnerships, and oversee the implementation of growth initiatives.

 

Business Strategy Manager

A Business Strategy Manager develops and executes strategic plans to drive business growth and success. They analyze market trends, assess the competitive landscape, identify opportunities for expansion, and work closely with senior management to set goals, develop strategic initiatives, and oversee their implementation. Their role is critical in shaping the company's long-term vision and ensuring alignment between business objectives and market dynamics.

 

Product Manager

A Product Manager oversees the development and lifecycle of a product, from ideation to launch and beyond. They conduct market research, define product requirements, and work with cross-functional teams to deliver successful products. They prioritize features, gather customer feedback, and make data-driven decisions to drive product strategy and maximize customer value.

 

Sales Manager

A Sales Manager leads and manages a sales team, setting sales goals and developing strategies to achieve them. They monitor team performance, provide coaching and training, track sales metrics, and work with other departments to drive revenue growth, build customer relationships, and ensure customer satisfaction.

 

Operations Manager

An Operations Manager oversees the daily operations of a company, ensuring smooth and efficient processes. They manage resources, streamline workflows, optimize productivity, coordinate activities across departments, monitor performance metrics, and implement improvement initiatives. Their role is crucial in driving operational excellence, cost-effectiveness, and overall business performance.

 

Contract Manager

A Contract Manager is responsible for negotiating, drafting, and managing contracts within an organization. They ensure compliance with contract terms, mitigate risk, and resolve disputes. They collaborate with stakeholders, review contract terms and conditions, and maintain contract documentation. Their role is critical to protecting the organization's interests and ensuring effective contract management throughout the contract lifecycle.

 

Innovation Manager

An Innovation Manager fosters creativity and drives innovation within an organization. They identify new opportunities, generate innovative ideas, and lead the implementation of projects and initiatives; they collaborate with teams, conduct market research, and foster a culture of innovation. Their role is critical to driving growth, staying competitive, and managing change within the organization.

 

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager

A Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager uses data to drive strategic decisions. They oversee data analysis, develop insights, and create meaningful reports and dashboards; collaborate with stakeholders, identify trends, and make actionable recommendations to optimize business performance. Their role is critical in leveraging data to uncover valuable insights and support data-driven decision making across the organization.

 

Entrepreneurial Project Manager

An Entrepreneurial Project Manager combines project management skills with an entrepreneurial mindset. They identify and evaluate new business opportunities, develop project plans, and execute initiatives to drive growth and innovation; manage risk, adapt to changing environments, and effectively leverage resources to deliver successful projects with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Master In Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA program is aimed at entrepreneurs, managers, consultants and professionals who need to keep up with the latest trends and gain new experience, information and knowledge. Traditionally, the MBA program is suitable for applicants who want to improve their chances of applying for prestigious positions in large multinational companies, or who want to get new impulses for running a business and improve their management skills. In this regard, the MBA program is designed for applicants who are either

  • Working professionals with at least three years of full-time work experience who need additional education to achieve their career goals and climb the corporate ladder, or who want to change their career focus and are interested in acquiring academic knowledge in the field of business administration to accelerate their career growth;
  • Mature students and students with non-standard qualifications who do not have standard entry qualifications but have relevant skills and experience.

The applicants must be:

  • Professionals with a Bachelor's degree at EQF Level 6;
  • Candidates with at least three years of relevant full-time work experience with strong, consistent career development and performance;
  • International students interested in expanding their networking opportunities;
  • Proficient in English.

Master's Program Duration: 4 Quarters = 1 Academic Year

Requirements

To be qualified for admission to Master in Barcelona, you must meet the following entry profile:

  • Bachelor's degree or a recognized equivalent at EQF/MQF Level 6 (minimum 180 ECTS) in Business, Social Science, or Business Studies;
  • Three years of relevant professional experience in the private and/or public sector or volunteering;
  • Applicants holding a Bachelor's degree or a recognized equivalent at EQF/MQF Level 6 (minimum 180 ECTS) not in Business-related studies are eligible to apply to the GBSB Global MBA program after successfully passing an internal admission test and presenting a motivational letter.

Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:

  • Native English speaker;
  • TOEFL - Minimum score: 213 (computer-based), 79/93 (internet-based), or 550 (paper-based);
  • IELTS - Minimum score: 6.5;
  • Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Minimum score: C1;
  • English as the language of instruction during previous studies in the formal educational system;
  • Internal English level testing at GBSB Global.
Application Fee
€ 100
Registration Fee 
€ 200
Administrative Fee 
€ 950
Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (90 ECTS Credits)
€ 19,650

A discount may be applied if the student chooses to pay in full at the time of program acceptance.

Failure to pay by the due date will result in a penalty fee of 5% of the remaining tuition. Program fees do not include accommodations, flights, insurance, or program materials. Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so for an additional fee.