MBA - Master in Business Administration in Barcelona

 

GBSB Global Business School’s Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Barcelona is a transformational program and one of the most ground-breaking MBA programs in Spain which aims to transform the way business schools teach business, educating responsible, innovative global leaders.

The Master in Business Administration in Barcelona dives into sustainable practices and business ethics, promoting entrepreneurship, strong leadership, and innovative problem solving. The business administration program at GBSB Global employs the latest teaching methodologies, case studies, situational analysis, simulation games and hands-on classes that deliver practical knowledge that will give students the competitive edge over their peers and future colleagues.

The Master in Business Administration in Barcelona focuses on managerial and analytical subjects, such as operations management, financial accounting, and strategic management. MBA students can study for a general MBA program without an explicit focus, or they can select a major to narrow down their studies on an area of personal interest: MBA in Marketing, MBA in International Business, MBA in Entrepreneurship, MBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management, MBA in Finance.

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DEGREE

Master in Business Administration

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DURATION

10 months

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LANGUAGES

English

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LOCATION

Barcelona

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ANNUAL INTAKES

SEP | JAN | APR

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FORMAT

Full Time | Daytime

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TUITION FEES

€16,200

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS


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Faculty with
Business Experience

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Company Visits & Exclusive
International Business Events

master in business administration in barcelona student diversity

Students from More than
70 Different Countries

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A Wide Variety
of Elective Courses

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Five Different
Specializations

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Career Opportunities with
Multinational Companies

RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS


Fully accredited by ASIC approved by Ofsted and an affiliate of ENQA

master in business administration Barcelona ASIC accredited

MBA Program is Accredited by the European Council for Business Education

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Official ACCA Partner and the only Computer Based Examination Centre in Spain

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The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in digital education

master in business administration in Barcelona LEADER IN digital EDUCATION accredited by Microsoft

Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine

mba in Barcelona LEADER IN Business EDUCATION

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN


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HONE YOUR LEADERSHIP & MANAGERIAL SKILLS:
Learn how to become an inspirational manager and enthusiastic leader able to lead teams at home and abroad.

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GAIN GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE:
Acquire the competency and know-how to navigate global markets, international and domestic trade, and the diverse legal arena in business.

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UNDERSTAND INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES:
Gain the cultural intelligence and empathy needed in business administration to effectively communicate and collaborate in multinational settings.

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PREPARE TO TACKLE THE CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY:
Learn about the business professionals promoting innovation and sustainability within the realm of business administration management and foster the eagerness to implement change into the way businesses operate today.

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OBTAIN PRACTICAL CAREER PREPARATION:
Earn a Master in Business Administration in Barcelona and learn how to strategize and negotiate successfully using case studies, debates, and projects that simulate situations and obstacles managers face worldwide.

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SPECIALIZE IN WHAT INTERESTS YOU:
You can prepare for your future ideal career by specializing in one of the business areas. Choose from: MBA in Marketing, MBA in International Business, MBA in Entrepreneurship, MBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management, MBA in Finance.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


Invest in your future by earning Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Barcelona and take your career to a new level. Take advantage of the wide range of career development resources GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona, Spain provides from professional workshops and corporate presentations on campus to career evaluation assessments.

MBA at GBSB Global Business School Barcelona students work in best multinational companies globally

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS


Business Essentials

All You Need to Get Ready

  • Microsoft Excel (Training for Certification)
  • Self-awareness Workshop
  • Stress & Conflict Management Workshop
  • Spanish for Beginners (optional)

Core Courses

  • The Government and Legal Environment of Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
  • Understanding International Macroeconomy
  • Operations Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Corporate Finance

Become a Leader & a Global Manager

International Business Management

  • Global Strategy and Management
  • Global Project Management
  • Geopolitics of World Business

(Global Study Trip to world organizations or event management of a real conference)

Develop Your Soft Skills

  • Leadership and Managing Multicultural Teams
  • Cross-Cultural Negations & Communication
  • Ethics & Responsibility

Boost Your Innovation Potential

Understand Innovation (the Engine of the New Economy)

  • Creativity and Psychology of New Product Development
  • Globalization of Innovation
  • Digital Strategy

Work in Intra & Entrepreneurial Settings

  • Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Learning-by-Doing & Career Progression

Business Simulation Module

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

Industrial Visits & Guest Speakers

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

Boost Your Career

Various career assessment workshops are part of your MBA program. You will also have a chance to attend career fairs, company presentations on campus and use our career portal for great internships and job offers.

Electives

Choose Your Concentration Area or Do a General MBA Program *

MBA in Finance

  • Global Financial Markets, Instruments and Financing
  • Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Accounting

(Optional ACCA Certification F1-F3)

MBA in Marketing

3 courses from this list

  • Market Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Design & Creation of E-commerce
  • Brand Management

MBA in International Business

3 courses from this list

  • Doing Business in Europe
  • Importing and Exporting in a Global Market
  • The Economics of Asia
  • Doing Business in Russia and CIS
  • Design and Creation of E-Commerce
  • Doing Business in China

MBA in Entrepreneurship

  • Agile Methodologies & Design Thinking
  • Business Plan Design
  • Design & Creation of E-commerce

MBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management

  • Designing and Managing Global Supply Chain
  • Importing and Exporting in a Global Market
  • Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise Methodology

Consulting Project:
An integral part of your learning journey and a stepping stone to your career progression. It is intentionally designed as a challenging, yet enriching experience. You will integrate and apply skills and knowledge acquired across various business modules, a process that requires your in-depth reflection, thoughtfulness, innovative mindset, and, above all, eagerness to stretch yourself.

* The list of electives is updated annually. Electives are subject to availability and change.

 

GBSB Global Business School uses the quarter system where there are four 10 week study periods (or quarters) during the year. Students are expected to attend three quarters, but may attend all four quarters (including summer quarters) to graduate sooner. Summer quarters are available based on the number of students signed up.

STARTING DATES ACADEMIC YEAR 2018- 2019

Our flexible approach to education and unique curricular design allows new students to start their studies in the beginning of each academic quarter. The starting dates for new undergraduate and graduate students are the following:

MBA Programs
Fall Quarter – September 17, 2018
Winter Quarter – January 7, 2019
Spring Quarter – April 1, 2019

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018-2019

FALL QUARTER

September 2018 - December 2018

Orientation Days
September 27-28

WORKSHOPS

September 17 - 28

WEEK 1

October 1 - 5

WEEK 2

October 8 - 12

WEEK 3

October 15 - 19

WEEK 4

October 22 - 26

WEEK 5

Oct. 28 - Nov. 2

WEEK 6

November 5 - 9

WEEK 7

November 12 - 16

WEEK 8

November 19 - 23

WEEK 9

November 26 - 30

WEEK 10

December 3 - 7

WEEK 11

December 10 - 14

ACCA, MOS exams

December 13 - 18

WINTER QUARTER

January 2019 - March 2019

Orientation Day
January 7

WEEK 1

January 7 - 11

WEEK 2

January 14 - 18

WEEK 3

January 21 - 25

WEEK 4

Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

WEEK 5

February 4 - 8

WEEK 6

February 11 - 15

WEEK 7

February 18 - 22

WEEK 8

Feb. 25 - Mar. 1

WEEK 9

March 4 - 8

WEEK 10

March 11 - 15

WEEK 11

March 18 - 22

ACCA, MOS exams

March 21 - 27

SPRING QUARTER

April 2019 - June 2019

Orientation Day
April 1

WEEK 1

April 1 - 5

WEEK 2

April 8 - 12

Easter Break

April 14 - 22

WEEK 3

April 23 - 26

WEEK 4

Apr. 29 - May 3

WEEK 5

May 6 - 10

WEEK 6

May 13 - 17

WEEK 7

May 20 - 24

WEEK 8

May 27 - 31

WEEK 9

June 3 - 7

WEEK 10

June 10 - 14

WEEK 11

June 17 - 21

ACCA, MOS exams

June 19 - 26

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: Dec 22 – Jan 6

SPRING HOLIDAYS 2019: March 23 - 31

EASTER BREAK 2019: April 14 - 22

SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2019: July - October 2019

GRADUATION CEREMONY 2019: June 27, 2019

Thesis/Final Master Project Defence (January): (Week 3 of Winter term)

Thesis/Final Master Project Defence (April): (Week 3 of Spring term)

Thesis/Final Master Project Defence (June): (during last week of the month)

 

Bank Holidays (Barcelona Campus)

January: 1st: New Year(Statewide), 6th: Reyes(Statewide)

April: 19th: Friday of Eastern(Statewide), 22nd: Monday of Eastern(Autonomic)

May: 1st: Day of workers(Statewide)

June: 10th: Monday of Pentecostes(Local), 24th: Saint John(Autonomic)

August: 15th: Virgin's ascension(Statewide)

September: 11th: Diada(Autonomic), 24th: Virgel de la Merce(Local)

October: 12th: Spain National Day(Statewide)

November: 1st: Todos los Santos(Statewide)

December: 6th: Day of the Constitution(Statewide), 8th: Inmaculada(Statewide), 25th: Christmas(Statewide), 26th: Saint Esteban(Autonomic)

 

JOSEP BOSCH

Academic Background
Bachelor and Master Degree, Journalism, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Career Experience
Head of Media, World Trade Organization, Switzerland
Spokesman and Information Officer, World Trade Organization, Switzerland
Geneva Bureau Chief and Economics Correspondent, Efe, Switzerland
Hong Kong and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Bureau Chief and Economics Correspondent, Efe, China
Tokyo Bureau Chief and Economics Correspondent, Efe, Japan
Correspondent, Efe, UK

FERRAN TEIXES

Academic Background
Bachelor Degree, Philology, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Master Degree, Economics and Management, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Certified Lego ® Serious Play ® Facilitator

Career Experience
Advisory Board Member, IGNITE Serious Play, Spain
Managing Director, Agrupació Pedagògica Sant Nicolau, Spain

STEPHEN HARRISON

Academic Background
BSc, Mathematics, Exeter University, UK
MBA, Marketing, University of Phoenix, USA
Master Degree, Marketing, ESERP Business School, Spain

Career Experience
CEO, Gerentes Internacionales S.A., Spain
Independent Consultant/Coach, Spain
Financial & Business Consultant, Spain

ARIANNA MAZEO

Academic Background
BA, Sociology and Communication, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Master Degree, Education and ICT, University of Catalunya, Spain
Master Degree, European Policies, Digital Creativity and Design Innovation, University Roma Tre, Italy

Career Experience
Senior Managing Director of Master’s Degree in Design and Communication, ELISAVA, Spain
Director, Desis Lab ELISAVA/ Desis Network, Spain

VICTORIA BALLESTA

Academic Background
Bachelor Degree, Law, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
MBA, ESADE Business School, Spain
MBA, Exchange Program, UCLA, USA
MA, Digital Marketing & Inbound Marketing, IEBS Business School, Spain
PhD, Civil Law, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Career Experience
Founder & Manager, Victoria’s Cakes, Spain
Marketing & Digital Manager, CLB/Teknon/Ruber Internacional/Inmaculada, Spain
Marketing & Trade Marketing Manager/Business Development Manager, Omega Pharma, Spain

REYNALD NAULLEAU

Academic Background
BBA, SKEMA Business School, France
MSc, Strategic Tourism Management, SKEMA Business School/European School of Management, France

Career Experience
CEO & Founder, ZGOAT, France
Area Manager, Golden Tulip Hospitality Group, France
Sales Manager, Louvre Hotels, France

MOISES ROJAS DONADA

Academic Background
BBA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
MSc, Business Research, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Master Degree, Financial Management and Finance, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Career Experience
Accountant and Financial Consultor, Moises Rojas Gras, Spain
Associate Professor, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Associate Professor, CEA Study Abroad, Spain
Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Manager, Caixa, Spain
Manager, BBVA, Spain

ELENA TECCHIATI

Academic Background
Bachelor Degree, Psychology, University of Cologne, Germany
Master Degree, Organizational Psychology and Human Resources, University of Ramon Llull, Spain

Career Experience
Coach and Trainer, Liw E.V. & Liw B&T, Bayer Business Services, Germany
Assistant, RHR International, Germany
Advertising and Event Manager, Kat Marketing, Germany

CARLES REVILLA CANAS

Academic Background
Bachelor Degree, International Trade, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Bachelor Degree, Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Master Degree, International Business and Marketing, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Spain

Career Experience
Digital Strategist, Freelance, Spain
International Digital Marketing Manager, ACC1O, Spain
Export Manager of European Markets, Delta, Spain

ANDREW HYMAN

Academic Background
BSc, Applied Physics, Tufts University, USA
Master Degree, Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, USA
MA, Geography, University of Illinois, USA

Career Experience
Director of Business Development, XShares Group, USA
Marketing Director, Fiske Walter Capital Management, USA
Knowledge Manager and Consultant, PWC, USA
Author, Green Investing Column, Ecowatch Journal

XAVIER AROLA PÉREZ

Academic Background
Bachelor Degree, Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Master Degree, Finance and Banking, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Master Degree, Economics and International Finance, Universitat De Barcelona, Spain
PhD, IESE, Spain

Career Experience
CEO and Partner, El Cep i La Nansa Edicions, SL., Spain
CEO, the Catalan Heritage Agency (Departament of Culture – Government of Catalunya), Spain
CEO, Equipaments I Edificis De Catalunya, SA. (EECAT), Spain
Senior Consultant, Cultural & Green and Energy Efficiency Investments Consultancy, Spain
Financial Analyst, Institut Català de Finances, Spain

TO BE QUALIFIED FOR ADMISSION TO MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN BARCELONA, YOU MUST:

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Have earned a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher;
be in the process of finalizing your Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent),
or demonstrate a high level of relevant professional experience

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Have a high level of English language

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Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents

Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)

16,200 EUR

Tuition Fee per Quarter (20 ECTS credits)

5,400 EUR

Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)

270 EUR

(Visiting students)

Payment Conditions:

Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (EU Students)

5,400 EUR

Due at the time of program acceptance

Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (Non-EU Students)

8,100 EUR

Due at the time of program acceptance and a requirement to send visa documents

The remaining Tuition Fees are due the first Friday (Week 1) of the program.

Master´s Program Duration: 3 Quarters = 1 Academic Year

A discount may be applied if the student choses to pay
the full amount at the time of program acceptance.
·
If payments are not paid by the deadlines, a penalty fee is applied as per Terms and Conditions.
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Payment are accepted by bank transfer or PayPal (commission charges apply).
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Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
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Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.

 
 

WHY BARCELONA


GBSB Global Business School Barcelona Campus first in europe

Barcelona is a 1st in Europe
for quality of life and
clearness of environment

(European Cities Monitor 2011, 2012 Quality
of Life City Rankings - Mercer Survey)

GBSB Global Business School Barcelona second place in europe for business center

Barcelona is a 2nd Place in Europe
(after London) for beign promoted
as a business center

(European Cities Monitor 2011)

GBSB Global Business School Barcelona 1,6 million residents

Million Residents in Barcelona
(2016)

GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona mediterranial climate

Barcelona has a typical Mediterranean
climate
with mild winters
and warm, sunny summers

GBSB Global Barcelona 2,342 mobile industry companies

international companies (that work
in the mobile industry) come

to the yearly World Mobile Congress in Barcelona

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