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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.
RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs
MBA Program is Accredited by the European Council for Business Education
Listed among the Best Business School in Spain by Forbes
Ranked as Tier One in the Global MBA Rankings in CEO Magazine
The Master of Business Administration in Barcelona utilizes the most up-to-date academic practices and methodologies. Simulation games, learning-by-doing projects and advanced case studies are only a few of the myriad of tactics professors will incorporate into their courses. Graduates of the MBA in Barcelona program have a strong comprehension of hard and soft skills in regards to negotiations and communications. In addition, they are culturally sensitive, capable of working in multicultural climates and in digitally focused arenas. Become tech savvy, ready to meet the rigorous demands of today’s constantly evolving business scene in a highly globalized economy.
All You Need to Get Ready
- Microsoft Excel (Training for Certification)
- Self-awareness Workshop
- Stress & Conflict Management Workshop
- Spanish for Beginners (optional)
- 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 Negotiations & 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.
Choose Your Concentration Area or Do a General MBA Program *
MBA in Finance
- Global Financial Markets, Instruments and Financing
- Financial Reporting
- Advanced Accounting
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
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.
Study at a business institution that has been recognized as a Microsoft Showcase School. Gain access to Microsoft tools and obtain additional certification.
Join weekly industrial visits to local and international companies. Learn from real business professionals and see the inside-outs of their business operations.
Attend the most prestigious International Business Ethics Case Competition. Form your team, present an ethics case, and stand against students from Oxford, University of California, INSEAD and more.
*GBSB Global teams won in May 2013 & April 2015.
Use advantage of the study curriculum and get direct access to world-known institutions - go for a busines trip to World Trade Organization (WTO), attend United Nations (UN) conference, or visit other famous organizations in Europe.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
HONE YOUR LEADERSHIP & MANAGERIAL SKILLS:
Learn how to become an inspirational manager and enthusiastic leader able to lead teams at home and abroad.
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.
UNDERSTAND INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES:
Gain the cultural intelligence and empathy needed in business administration to effectively communicate and collaborate in multinational settings.
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.
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.
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.
Aizat Kalbergenova joined GBSB Global Business School to study her Master’s in Business Administration. Among many cities in Europe, she chose to study in Barcelona - Aizat was looking for a school with an international atmosphere and GBSB Global was a perfect choice.
During her MBA studies, Aizat received a great amount of business case studies and analysis that later on helped her in professional life and had an opportunity to grow and network. As part of the MBA degree, Aizat attended multiple conferences and global forums focused on innovation technology and sustainability in business.
Aizat has successfully graduated from GBSB Global in 2016, having a world of professional opportunities ahead of her.
Master’s in Business Administration in Barcelona alumni are historically showing great results on their post-graduation arena. Last year, an impressive 92% of the school’s graduates were greatly satisfied with their study experience and over 79% of them claimed to have improved their management and leadership skills. 90% of all MBA graduates at GBSB Global Business School were employed within the first year of graduation; 60% had moved in their career progression and increased their job responsibilities.
ARE SATISFIED "MUCH" OR "TO A GREAT EXTENT" WITH GBSB GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
MAINTAIN THEIR EMPLOYMENT OVER A YEAR
ARE EMPLOYED WITHIN A YEAR OF GRADUATION
INCREASED RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN A YEAR**
CONSIDER GBSB GLOBAL TO HAVE A "DECISIVE" AND "SIGNIFICANT" IMPACT ON THEIR CAREERS
IMPROVED THEIR MANAGEMENT SKILLS "MUCH" OR "TO A GREAT EXTENT" DUE TO A PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
ADMISSION AND FEES
To be qualified for admission to Master in Business Administration in Barcelona, you must:
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
Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:
- English as a native language;
- 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.
Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents
Enrolment Fee (Paid upon Admission)
Annual Administrative Fee
Tuition Fee for the Program (90 ECTS credits)
Tuition Fee per Quarter (20 ECTS credits)
Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)
Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment
Due at the time of program acceptance
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 of 5% of the remaining tuition amount will be charged.
Payments are accepted online or by bank transfers (commission charges may apply).
Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.
"In my year at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona there was a focus on problem solving, analytical studies, presenting ideas and solutions and negotiation. I am sure that my GBSB Global experience will continue to work to my advantage as I look to take further steps in my career at Apple."
"The international atmosphere was actually the main factor for choosing my MBA at GBSB Global. However, during my studies, I was impressed by professors’ professionalism and the amount of business cases that we had. The school also gave me an opportunity to grow and network – as part of the degree we attended various conferences and business forums. The amount of professional opportunities after finishing my MBA is impressive."
"I learned a lot namely from my professors but also my peers. I gained a unique network during my MBA in Barcelona. The spirit of the city is very unique, very relaxed, yet very creative. It is referred to the small Silicon Valley of Europe. During my studies, I attended the Innovators Event where startups outlined the many opportunities available in Barcelona and globally."
"I fell in love with the culture and people in Spain. I was looking for a Master’s in Business Administration in Spain and was attracted to the certifications I would receive at GBSB Global. That was a decisive factor that tipped the scales. I would like to open my own business someday after I have first gained professional experience in the corporate arena."
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