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.
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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.
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
Induction Weeks (2 Weeks)
Acquiring Knowledge At The Strategic, Operational, And Tactical Levels Of Business
Accounting and Reporting Analysis (8 ECTS)
Financial Planning (8 ECTS)
Business Analytics for Decision-Making (6 ECTS)
Development And Implementation Of Adaptive Multi-Dimensional Business Models
Business Innovation and Digital Ecosystem (6 ECTS)
Corporate Strategy (6 ECTS)
Economics for Business (6 ECTS)
Fostering Business Agility Within Different Functional Areas
Supply Chain and Operations Strategy (6 ECTS)
Marketing and International Positioning (6 ECTS)
Leadership, Human Resources, and Organization (6 ECTS)
Solving Real-World Business Problems By Working On A Consulting Project
Project Management in Action (Consulting Project) (8 ECTS)
In this module, students work in teams to help solve real business problems for real organizations or existing well-known companies (clients). Students work on a specific consulting project through which they learn business and project management methodologies and tools, examine the key challenges facing an organization, and apply this knowledge to make informed decisions. These consulting projects help students increase their practical experience before graduation, expand their professional network, and enhance their long-term career opportunities.
Complement Your Mba With A Customized Elective Track
Artificial Intelligence and the Future (ONLINE)
AI for Business Application
Strategy Change and Transformation
Competing in the Cyberspace
Sustainability and Governance (ONLINE)
SmartCity Management 3.0
AI for Management and Infrastructure Development
Consumer Experience in the Digital Environment (ONLINE)
Innovation and Brand Building
Consumer Behavior and User Experience (UX)
Learning-By-Doing & Career Progression
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
Various career assessment workshops are part of your MBA Program. You will also have the opportunity to attend career fairs and on-campus company presentations, and use our career portal to find great internships and job opportunities.
Showcase Your Skills & Leadership Abilities Through A Comprehensive Capstone Case Study
The Final Cases (Capstone) (16 ECTS)
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.
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.
Positions – Salaries
Business Development Manager
Business Strategy Manager
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager
Entrepreneurial Project Manager
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
- 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.
Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (90 ECTS Credits)
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.