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.
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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 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.
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)
Induction Weeks (2 Weeks)
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)
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
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)
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.
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.
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.