MBA - Master in Business Administration in Madrid

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Duration
full time - 15 months
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Languages
english
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Location
Madrid
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Annual Intakes
october
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Format
Face-To-Face
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Tuition fee
€ 16,200*

*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 in Madrid is celebrated for its pioneering approach to business education, designed to mold the next generation of responsible and innovative global leaders. This standout program is lauded for integrating sustainable and ethical practices into the core of its curriculum, thereby nurturing entrepreneurship, strong leadership abilities, and creative problem-solving skills.

Leveraging state-of-the-art pedagogical techniques such as case study analysis, situational assessments, simulation games, and interactive classes, the Madrid campus ensures that its students acquire hands-on expertise, setting them apart in the competitive job landscape.

The Madrid on-campus MBA Program shines with its distinctive offerings. Participants engage in a comprehensive practical project that spans the entire duration of the program, equipping them with real-world experience and the ability to tackle complex problems—qualities eagerly sought by employers. Furthermore, the program introduces groundbreaking electives like Artificial Intelligence and the Future, Sustainability and Governance, and Digital Consumer Experience, enabling students to delve into cutting-edge fields and secure sought-after competencies.

With a holistic educational approach and unique attributes, GBSB Global's Madrid campus MBA Program arms students with the necessary skills to excel in the digital era and leave a lasting mark on the international business scene.

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 Madrid 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".

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

David plans to stay in Madrid 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 INFLUENCE OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES ON BUSINESS STRATEGIES

Pursue an on-campus Master of Business Administration degree and delve into the profound effects of disruptive technologies on the strategies and management practices of businesses. Discover how forward-thinking leaders leverage innovation to redefine boundaries and drive exceptional advancement.

COMPREHEND THE GLOBAL BUSINESS NETWORK

In an era of escalating globalization, the business world is more interconnected than before. By achieving an on-campus Master of Business Administration degree, grasp the nuances of the global economic framework's influence on financial systems and international trade.

UNDERSTAND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EFFICIENT RESOURCE UTILIZATION

Cultivate an innovative mindset through design thinking, agile practices, and mind mapping techniques. Analyze real-world case studies to master resource management for enhancing business efficiency. Acquire an on-campus Master of Business Administration degree and secure sought-after entrepreneurial capabilities.

ENHANCE COMMUNICATION AND CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

Mastering the art of communication with diverse audiences in various contexts is critical for today's business success. With an on-campus Master of Business Administration degree, refine your communication abilities, excel in delivering superior customer service, and lead teams to emulate these practices.

CULTIVATE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP QUALITIES

Achieve an on-campus Master of Business Administration degree and equip yourself with the skills necessary to excel in the global business environment. Learn to guide teams internationally, communicate with impact, present effectively, and negotiate successfully.

UNDERSTAND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

Organizational frameworks and ethical guidelines differ across businesses. Attain an on-campus Master of Business Administration degree and solidify your comprehension of these fundamentals. Acquire the skills to convey ethical values effectively to team members, fostering a culture of loyalty and dedication.

Career Opportunities

The GBSB Global MBA in Madrid tailors its curriculum to cater to the distinct career aspirations and personal passions of every student, rejecting the notion of a uniform educational path. This program compels its graduates to embrace bold decision-making, venture into uncharted territories, forge a lasting network of reliable colleagues, hone leadership abilities, and master cross-cultural communication. It equips students with comprehensive knowledge and skills to pioneer leadership roles in any organization. With our MBA degree from the Madrid campus, students are empowered to cultivate a dynamic mindset and harness their strengths and experiences to fulfill their professional ambitions in their chosen field.

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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

The Financial Controller plays a pivotal role within any organization, tasked with managing and overseeing its financial operations and reporting mechanisms. They are crucial in ensuring the financial information's accuracy, integrity, and compliance, as well as upholding the financial health and sustainability of the organization. Their skills in financial management, reporting, and analysis contribute to precise financial documentation, efficient risk management, and strategic decision-making across the company.

 

Accounting Manager

An Accounting Manager is responsible for the supervision of financial procedures, including budget preparation, financial reporting, and compliance adherence. They lead the accounting team, scrutinize financial statements, and interpret data to inform decision-making processes. Their collaboration with various departments helps to optimize processes, implement control mechanisms, and aid in strategic planning efforts.

 

Management Consultant

Management Consultants offer specialized advice and strategies to enhance organizational performance and efficiency. Through analyzing business operations, identifying challenges, and crafting strategic resolutions, they work intimately with clients to achieve their objectives. They propose changes in organization, operational enhancements, and growth strategies, ensuring the successful application and efficacy of these modifications.

 

Project Manager

A Project Manager is charged with the comprehensive management of projects, including their planning, execution, and closure. They establish project objectives, deadlines, and budgets, manage resources, and lead teams across functions. They ensure projects adhere to the designated scope and timelines, addressing any risks or issues to achieve the project's goals and meet stakeholders' expectations.

 

Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager focuses on identifying and cultivating new business prospects for an organization. They monitor market trends, assess customer needs, and formulate strategies to grow the company's customer base and revenue. Building and sustaining relationships with key partners, negotiating alliances, and managing growth initiatives are key aspects of their role.

 

Business Strategy Manager

Responsible for devising and implementing strategic plans to propel business growth, the Business Strategy Manager evaluates market trends, competitive positions, and expansion opportunities. Collaborating with the executive team, they set objectives, develop strategic actions, and guide their execution, playing a vital role in defining the company’s future direction and ensuring business goals align with market realities.

 

Product Manager

A Product Manager oversees a product's journey from conception to market launch and beyond. They research the market, define product specifications, and collaborate with teams to bring successful products to fruition. They prioritize features, solicit customer feedback, and utilize data to steer product strategy and enhance consumer satisfaction.

 

Sales Manager

The Sales Manager leads a sales team towards achieving set targets through strategy formulation and performance monitoring. They offer training and mentorship, track sales metrics, and liaise with other departments to stimulate revenue growth, establish customer relationships, and ensure client contentment.

 

Operations Manager

An Operations Manager is key to managing a company's day-to-day activities, aiming for operational smoothness and efficiency. They allocate resources, refine processes, enhance productivity, and oversee departmental coordination. Their efforts are central to achieving operational excellence, cost-efficiency, and superior business outcomes.

 

Contract Manager

Tasked with negotiating, creating, and overseeing contracts, the Contract Manager ensures that agreements adhere to legal stipulations, mitigate risks, and handle disputes. Working closely with stakeholders, they review and maintain contract documentation, playing a crucial role in safeguarding the organization’s interests and managing contracts effectively across their lifecycle.

 

Innovation Manager

The Innovation Manager leads the charge in promoting creativity and innovation within an organization. They spot new opportunities, brainstorm innovative concepts, and spearhead project implementations. Collaborating across teams, they conduct market analyses and cultivate an innovative culture, essential for organizational growth, competitiveness, and adaptation.

 

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager

This manager harnesses data to inform strategic business decisions. Overseeing data analyses, they generate insights, create reports, and dashboards, and consult with stakeholders to pinpoint trends and actionable recommendations. Their expertise is invaluable for utilizing data to reveal insights and foster a data-driven culture within the company.

 

Entrepreneurial Project Manager

Blending project management expertise with an entrepreneurial approach, this manager scouts and assesses new business ventures, crafts project plans, and leads initiatives to foster growth and innovation. They manage risks, navigate evolving markets, and efficiently use resources, embodying an entrepreneurial spirit to steer projects to success.

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 Madrid, 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)
€ 16,200

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.