1 MBA Programmes International MBA growing your potential where business people grow
2 TABLE OF CONTENTS EADA at a glance 3 Personalised development 12 Getting the best out of you 6 Programme structure The EADA Residential Training Centre Your Action Plan Coaching Leadership Development Programme Learning by doing Our unique methodology The curriculum Final Business Project Our faculty International growth Participant profile Employment Report Paths of Development EADA Careers EADAAlumni: A lifelong community Practical information Admissions process Financial aid Barcelona: a place to live, study and grow WE ARE COMMITTED TO Getting the best out of you Our learning by doing methodology Your personalised development and international growth Creating a lifelong community
3 EADA AT A GLANCE THIS IS WHERE YOUR TRANSFORMATION BEGINS An MBA programme is more than just another credential to add to your CV; at EADA Business School, we believe it is a process of transformation. Time and time again, our graduates tell us that they are not the same person as when they started the programme. It is our pleasure to guide you through this journey in which you will learn, develop and grow as a professional and as a person. With more than 50 years of experience, EADA has a solid reputation built on international rankings and accreditations. Our highly practical methodology is based on work in small, multicultural groups and personalised follow-up by experienced faculty. Our faculty have extensive managerial experience in top companies, and are trained in effectively linking theory to professional practice in the classroom. Ella Boniuk, MBA Director The foundation of EADA s International MBA is the development of the managerial skills needed to succeed in the global business world. Today, managers must possess the personal competencies and global strategic vision to drive diverse teams in a variety of environments. In fact, we have a Residential Training Centre dedicated exclusively to the development of these skills through outdoor training, role-plays and business simulations. EADA prides itself on its personalised follow-up at all stages of the programme. And that s just what you ll get: regular one-to-one meetings, individual coaching sessions, a personal tutor for team projects and an open door policy, all designed to make your transformation as smooth as possible. The MBA team is here to support and guide you through your transformation process. As the MBA Director, I will ensure that you are challenged and that you get the most out of your time here. I look forward to seeing you at EADA in the fall!
4 EADA AT A GLANCE International MBA 4 RANKINGS According to the Financial Times, EADA is part of a strategic group of the best business schools in Europe and the world. +65% salary increase after graduation Top 25 business schools in Europe based on MBA, MiM & Executive Education Top 50 business schools worldwide in Executive Education ACCREDITATIONS The EQUIS accreditation is awarded by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), a globally recognised accreditation body dedicated to raising the standards of management education around the world. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education, aiming to raise the profile of business education and the MBA qualification in the U.K. and Europe. PARTNERSHIPS EADA participants have free, unlimited access to the news, data and analysis that the Financial Times provides to the global business community. EADA is a full partner with the CFA Institute, the leading global financial professional accreditation body. EADA is pleased to partner with the Bloomberg Institute to offer the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) to EADA participants free of charge at our Barcelona campus. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has awarded a full 5 year accreditation to EADA s International Master in Accounting & Finance. MEMBERSHIPS The Executive MBA Council is an international association that aims to promote excellence and advance Executive MBA education worldwide. The AACSB (American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business) brings together top schools from Europe and America. The EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) is the top European accreditation body which provides a networking forum for business schools. The CLADEA (Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración) is a network of research institutes, universities and business schools.
5 5 International MBA Eada at a glance THE EADA EXPERIENCE EADA s two campuses are dedicated to developing both hard and soft skills. EADA-BARCELONA CITY CENTRE Real-life case studies, business simulations, analysis and group discussions in the heart of Barcelona EADA-RESIDENTIAL TRAINING CENTRE Outdoor training, role plays and team-building activities in the Montserrat Mountains
6 GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOU International MBA 6 GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOU At EADA Business School, we are committed to getting the best out of you by developing your management skills to their full potential. Being effective in today's business world requires managers who are dedicated to the constant improvement of personal and professional skills. To this end, International MBA participants develop a personalised Action Plan and take part in 3 personal and professional development modules in our exclusive Residential Training Centre. THE EADA-RESIDENTIAL TRAINING CENTRE EADA has its own residential training centre dedicated to the personal and professional development of its participants. In the Centre, you will develop the emotional intelligence, problem-solving skills and leadership capabilities it takes to be an effective manager, through outdoor training, role plays and team-building activities. EADA is the only business school in Europe with its own specially designed outdoor activity facilities, located in the forest surrounding the Residential Training Centre. These facilities provide high impact, lasting learning by pushing participants out of their comfort zone. You will undertake challenges that give insight into your skills in a variety of areas including communication, delegation, motivation and leadership. This experiential learning is combined with professor-led workshops focused on team and leadership theory, ensuring that you effectively transfer what you have learned to the workplace. YOUR ACTION PLAN As an MBA participant, you will design an Action Plan that goes hand-in-hand with the modules in the Residential Training Centre. The Action Plan promotes personal development awareness and provides the tools to make decisions about your professional future. You will choose the competencies to develop and monitor during the programme, defining the starting point and the areas of improvement, as well as identifying the most relevant actions, resources and indicators. The Action Plan aims to improve employability and prepare you for the challenges of reentry into the labour force after graduation. COACHING Through dynamic face-to-face interviews, you will work with a coach to identify and define objectives, discover new resources and approaches, establish workplace action plans, generate new insights and perspectives and align your efforts.
7 7 International MBA Getting the best out of you Florencia Magistocchi, Argentinian Planning, Reporting & Cash, Danone Iberia / Barcelona, Spain In the EADA- Residential Training Centre, we were physically and mentally separated from the day-to-day activities of Barcelona, so we can focus on analysing and improving ourselves. I learned to identify a clear objective when leading a team, and the importance of having well-informed, committed team members. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME The degree to which managers can deepen their personal and professional capacities and acquire new skills is often a determining factor in their individual success and that of their organisations. In the context of today's rapidly changing and demanding business environment, communication skills, the ability to work effectively in teams, leadership and the capacity to creatively resolve differences are among the most valuable managerial competencies. In the EADA International MBA, these skills are developed over 3 modules: Leading Oneself, Leading Others and Teams and Strategic Leadership. LEADING ONESELF This module initiates a process of reflection (followed by action) designed to develop the key competencies for effective leadership. You will gain insight into your profile and learn how to accurately measure future progress. LEADING OTHERS, LEADING TEAMS This module incorporates the leadership competencies identified in module one, paying special attention to your individual profile and leadership style. The focus is on managing individual and group efforts effectively through negotiation. STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP This module analyses leadership as a tool in ethical decisionmaking, focusing on its role in innovation and transformation. You will learn the importance of flexibility in effective leadership and the challenge of considering the multiple interests of diverse stakeholders.
8 LEARNING BY DOING International MBA 8 LEARNING BY DOING At EADA Business School, we are committed to our unique learning by doing methodology; this practical approach is in our DNA. Our methodology reflects companies demand for professionals with skills such as the capacity to reflect, the ability to act in the face of change, the versatility to work in multifunctional teams and the adaptability to face the challenges of a global environment. In the EADA-Barcelona city centre campus, you will be consistently placed in real-life business situations, challenged to think like an executive and make strategic decisions through case studies, business simulations, analysis and group discussions. We provide an engaging, multicultural environment in which you will examine case studies and interact in small classes. You will learn from others as they learn from you. OUR UNIQUE METHODOLOGY EADA has developed its own practical, active and participatory approach with an emphasis on learning by doing. Classes in EADA are small, allowing for the daily exchange of ideas and debate among classmates and the personal guidance from professors that is so critical to our methodology. At EADA, we believe in the case method, which places you in the role of decision maker for real business issues. Class discussions are lively and the focus is on communication skills as participants are encouraged to debate, persuade and defend viewpoints. Work groups are changed regularly, to take full advantage of the diversity in class. In this environment, professors assume the role of moderator, facilitating discussion and constructively questioning the decisions presented by participants. THE CURRICULUM Throughout the MBA curriculum, a strong emphasis is placed on the integral learning processes. EADA uses a blend of techniques, which focus on problem solving and include knowledge areas, skills, attitudes and values to facilitate personal development. Training adopts a human approach, which encourages individual learning, group interaction, knowledge sharing and innovation. The core courses are organised into three main groups: Management Fundamentals, Developing Functional Expertise and Integrating Business Knowledge, each building on the knowledge and skills acquired in the last. You then customise your learning by selecting a specific Path of Development (strategic specialisation) that provides the opportunity to gain the in-depth knowledge required for a career in the chosen field. Components such as business simulations and the Final Business Project allow you to regularly apply what you are learning to the business challenges faced by some of today s leading companies. This ensures that you will quickly be able to apply your new skills in the workplace after graduation.
9 9 International MBA Learning by doing Koken Kircalioglu, Turkish Marketing Manager, American Express / Toronto, Canada EADA s practical learning by doing approach really stood out to me. In today s fast-changing business world, memorisation is no longer considered an asset. Managers need to possess different skill sets. Whether through case studies, business projects, simulations or team-building activities, EADA s approach helped me sharpen these competencies, preparing me for what was to come. FINAL BUSINESS PROJECT In the Final Business Project, the emphasis is on live learning; here you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned to a project chosen by you. The Project may be related to your chosen Path of Development or focused on another area. The Project is carried out in small groups to take full advantage of the diversity of nationalities and profiles in the classroom. Your group will have a personal tutor, who will be there to guide and support you. Within the overall programme design, the Final Project forms a large and fundamental part of the methodological approach to learning in EADA. The development of the project is the final step in a year of learning, which allows mobilising knowledge, attitudes and competencies within the framework of business management. The Final Business Project provides an excellent opportunity to experience sectors or roles you are unfamiliar with, build networks with a view to your post-mba career goals or find out first-hand if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
10 OUR FACULTY International MBA 10 OUR FACULTY 47 Core faculty 12 Part time faculty 25 Visiting professors More than 15 nationalities in core faculty 70% hold a PhD with executive experience in companies such as P&G, Coca-Cola, Carrefour, REVLON, Hewlett-Packard, Frito-Lay/Pepsico, Gulf Bank, La Caixa, Almirall, Honda, Freixenet and Roche Pharmaceutical RESEARCH Our research mission is based on producing and providing new knowledge to participants by working on research projects of direct relevance both to them and to the companies in which they may work. EADA believes that highquality research contributes very significantly to teaching excellence by ensuring that faculty is up-todate on the latest knowledge in their field and through the ability to offer research-based teaching of greater added value. EADA hosts a number of Centres of Excellence (among others, the Global Innovation Management Centre, Retail Management Centre and Corporate Sustainability Impact Centre). Through these Centres, we aim to carry out research that has an impact on companies and their activities and that can be specifically incorporated in the company strategy, with clearly defined impact and returns.
11 11 International MBA Our faculty PRACTICAL TEACHING The faculty at EADA Business School has a well-established reputation of teaching excellence with a focus on practical management skills and personal development. EADA relies upon the balance between academic excellence and professional experience within its faculty and we strongly believe in a pedagogic model that derives from our origins in executive training. Our learning model is designed to achieve your full personal development potential. Training is primarily oriented to the development of skills and competencies more than academic theory and research, focusing on the solution of management problems. The role of the professor is to facilitate rather than impart knowledge - reproducing real-world experiences which demand your involvement and action - and tutor your learning process. Regular feedback from professors and classmates reinforces this process. CORPORATE LINKS With more than 120 Associated Companies and over 180 adjunct faculty members who are acting managers as well as part time tutors, corporate links drive EADA Business School. As an executive training centre, EADA understands that being close to business is one of the central pillars of its activity. For this reason, EADA encourages faculty to undertake consultancy and board membership activities as a way of enriching participants learning process by confronting them with real-life examples of business challenges and management decision processes. EADA is also linked with the corporate world through the work of its Competence Centres (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre and EU-Asia Global Business Research Centre), funded projects (primarily in collaboration with the EU) and the business networks developed as a result of the collaboration between case researchers and companies. Dr. Xavier Sales Professor, Finance and Management Control Department CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY EADA Business School is strongly committed to sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), promoting these principles among all of its stakeholders. EADA actively contributes to the community through its adoption of the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and collaboration with Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. These initiatives ensure that CSR and sustainability principles are an integral part of our teaching and research activities. In line with the PRME, EADA offers a number of courses (both core courses and electives) that ensure that participants are familiar with the latest approaches, strategies and tools in the sustainability field. As a Foundation, EADA has developed its own CSR Plan, designed to connect participants with the wider community. To this end, throughout the year, participants are invited to take part in activities and projects with a positive social and environmental impact on the surrounding community. Moreover, is committed to the principles of the Triple Bottom Line, aiming to provide participants with a well-rounded vision, integrating social, environmental and financial perspectives in each course.
12 PERSONALISED DEVELOPMENT International MBA 12 PERSONALISED DEVELOPMENT EADA Business School is committed to delivering a personalised experience in small groups, allowing for learning tailor-made for you. At EADA, you are not just another participant. The personal relationship between you and EADA begins as soon as you start the application process and continues to grow throughout your time at EADA and beyond with our alumni community. At EADA, our methodology is based on people and our mission is to develop the unique personal and professional competencies of each participant. You will be fully engaged in your development process, completing self-reflection exercises, identifying competencies, establishing objectives and identifying relevant tools. The International MBA programme aims to develop you as an individual, providing an integral mix of solid knowledge, critical thinking, managerial skills and competencies, coupled with a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable approach to the decisionmaking process. 1 year customised programme with an international business trip 2 continents 3 strategic specialisations months +25 exchange opportunities Core modules September - April Management Fundamentals Developing Functional Expertise Integrating Business Knowledge Beyond specialist knowledge, successful managers and entrepreneurs must develop their understanding of how companies and institutions are organised, as well as the environment in which they operate. EADA-Barcelona city centre Case Methodology Introduction to Accounting Financial Analysis for Managers Analysis of the Economic Environment Strategic Thinking: Analysis Market & Business Research Marketing Management: Identifying & Creating Value EADA-Residential Training Centre Leading Oneself Regardless of size or activity, all businesses are multi-faceted organisations, requiring managers to understand the different functions of business and align individuals, teams and functions towards the goal of successful, profitable and sustainable operations. EADA-Barcelona city centre Financial Decision Making Marketing Management: Delivering & Sustaining Value Business Simulation Entrepreneurship Organisational Behaviour Operations Management Management of Information Systems (MIS) EADA-Residential Training Centre Leading Others, Leading Teams Underpinning this and the previous modules, an understanding of one's own potential as a leader will facilitate and strengthen your capacity to manage people, teams and organisations. EADA-Barcelona city centre Strategic Thinking: Decision Making & Implementation Strategic Human Resource Management Valuation: Measurement & Management of Value Management Control Supply Chain Management EADA-Residential Training Centre Strategic Leadership FINAL BUSINESS PROJECT
13 13 International MBA Personalised development FINANCIAL TIMES RANKINGS +65% salary increase after graduation Top 25 business schools in Europe based on MBA, MiM & Executive Education Top 50 business schools worldwide in Executive Education Lina Gavie, Swedish Digital Project Manager (freelance for companies including Bloomingdale s, Estée Lauder) / New York, United States Being equipped with skills across different disciplines of business has given me an advantage that makes me confident in my everyday working life. I see the skill set learned at EADA as a base to be built upon and developed throughout my career. Paths of Development May - July Strategic specialisations Continue your transformation September - December Exchange Module (OPTIONAL) Global Innovation Management Business trip to the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), India Customer Experience & Multichannel Management Business trip to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong EADA's exchange programme is designed so that participants acquire a greater international vision by developing their training in another country. It also provides an excellent opportunity to broaden professional opportunities and participate in networking on an international level. EADA offers MBA participants the opportunity to supplement their learning with an exchange programme once they have successfully completed the programme in Barcelona. Participants study one term abroad in our selected network of international partner schools in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Energy & Structured Finance Business trip to the PwC Academy, Kazakhstan
14 INTERNATIONAL GROWTH International MBA 14 INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANT PROFILE 63 Male 37 Female GROWTH EADA s International MBA prepares participants for today s global business world, equipping them with the skills and know-how to face any challenge with confidence. In line with EADA s objective of providing a globalised experience, our student body is diverse, with participants from all 5 continents, and our faculty has an international profile to ensure an education that is responsive to world business and social issues. % % 96 % international participants from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East 29 years old on average 5 years average work experience Elena Barba (Spanish), 31, is a native Barcelonian with extensive experience in financial planning and the analysis and controlling departments of large multinationals such as CSC, PwC and Cadbury. She has a degree in Business Administration. Ahmed Chakib Haouada (Algerian), 25, completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in Paris before returning to Algeria as a supply chain manager in Renault. Anita Renner Thomas (British), 27, holds a Bachelor of Laws and has experience in communications and real estate. Before EADA, she spent over a year travelling the world, stopping in Australia and Peru to work and volunteer. Mathias Burmicky (Venezuelan), 28, has an educational background in industrial engineering and has worked in various positions in Telefónica including Financial Leader and Planning and Logistics Leader. Chikae Kasahara (Japanese), 33, has a degree in French literature and Culture. She has experience working in Japan and Germany in the manufacturing and pharma industries.
15 International growth 15 International MBA EMPLOYMENT REPORT EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY 30% Consulting 30% Marketing/Sales 25% Finance/Accounting 15% Other EMPLOYMENT BY FUNCTION 31% Consulting 23% Consumer Goods 15% IT/Telecom 11% Diversified Industrials 7% Financial Services/Banking 7% Pharma/Healthcare/Biotech 2% Automotive 2% Petroleum/Energy 1% Real estate/construction/infrastructure 1% Other EMPLOYMENT BY REGION % % Latin America/ Caribbean Europe 10 Asia/ Middle East 82 % of graduates working three months after graduation +65 % salary 60 increase after graduation % of % graduates find jobs through EADA Careers and alumni networking 10 % U.S./Canada COMPANIES WHERE OUR GRADUATES WORK
16 PATHS OF DEVELOPMENT PATHS OF DEVELOPMENT International MBA 16 At EADA Business School, we are determined to get the best out of you and to help you evolve on a personal and professional level. PATH OF DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRIP GLOBAL INNOVATION MANAGEMENT At EADA, we define Innovation as the profitable application of creativity. More precisely, innovation is about creating products, processes, and organisational models that have a direct impact on the performance of the company, either in terms of increases in turnover (product or service innovations) or improvements in efficiency (process and organisational innovations). Innovation Management has become a top priority for managers. It provides a strong competitive advantage and is one of the best ways to speed up the rateof-change and adaptation to the global environment. The destinations and institutions of the International Business Trip are subject to change BANGALORE, INDIA Bangalore is home to some of the world s leading edge technology work as well as the leading R&D centres of multinationals including GE, Cisco, Intel, Yahoo and 3M. Fast growth combined with proven performance makes Bangalore the ideal location to explore innovation. Participants will visit the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), ranked among the top 10 business schools in the Asian Pacific region, and the top 100 worldwide. CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE & MULTICHANNEL MANAGEMENT In recent years, Supply Chain Management and retailing have been viewed as one of the last frontiers where companies can gain true competitive advantage via customer experience. Failing to understand the functions of these two areas is like failing to understand the needs of your most important client, the shopper. Whether traditional commerce, e-commerce, mobile commerce or social commerce, companies need to engage their shoppers by offering and managing a unique multichannel customer experience. HONG KONG Hong Kong s location and its status as an Asian hub makes it an ideal gateway to Mainland China and to other emerging markets and manufacturing regions such as Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Hong Kong is the perfect location to study multichannel management, as it offers retailers and wholesalers the dual advantages of proximity to source and access to consumers. Participants will visit the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School, ranked 1st in Asia (14th worldwide) by the Financial Times in ENERGY & STRUCTURED FINANCE The global oil and gas energy sector contains half of the top ten listed companies in the world. This strategic specialisation aims to increase knowledge and understanding of this singularly important strategic sector: Energy. It aspires to provide conceptual knowledge and a real-life framework so that participants develop rigorous methodological approaches to decision-making across the industry and corporate balance sheet. Participants are exposed to keynote addresses by leading CEOs and practitioners within the sector. ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN Kazakhstan is among the top 10 oil and gas producing countries in the world, with energy driving the national economy. With further growth on the horizon, Kazakhstan is the ideal location to analyse international strategy and benchmarking, investment and market risk in the energy sector. Participants will visit the PwC Academy, studying with highly qualified specialists, all with years of work experience in their field as well as executive training experience.
17 17 International MBA Paths of development If you accept the challenge, the EADA International MBA offers a programme with 3 distinct Paths of Development (strategic specialisations) that allow you to focus on key areas. Choose your specialisation and enhance your experience with a business trip to a leading international institution abroad. Each Path of Development includes 120 classroom hours, an international business trip and company visits. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TESTIMONIALS Participants will be prepared to take on managerial positions related to the design and implementation of innovative products, process or business models in companies in sectors including, but not limited to, consultancy and technology. In large companies, participants will be innovation champions and entrepreneurs. Graduates who choose to work for medium- or small-sized companies, including start-ups, will have developed a unique set of skills that enable them to combine creativity techniques with business understanding and an entrepreneurial mindset. Example positions: Senior Product Manager; Global Innovation Manager; Production Innovation Manager; Vice President, External Innovation; Strategic Planning & Innovation Manager. Imma Pomares, Spanish The PoD helped me see innovation as a tool for adaptation and growth in today's increasingly competitive market. It was very valuable seeing how different companies in Bangalore leveraged innovation. This strategic specialisation prepares participants for managerial positions related to the analysis and implementation of customer experience across various platforms. Participants will possess the skills and knowledge to coordinate multiple and diverse marketing options including analysing the benefits and risks of distinct sales channels, planning and executing multichannel strategy and examining market fluctuations. Participants will be able to manage budget resources for a maximum return on investment and adapt strategies quickly to market changes. Example positions: Product & Brand Manager; Digital Marketing Manager; Client/Customer Relations Manager; Executive Account Manager. Example industries: Retail; fashion and beauty; luxury; Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG); advertising & communications; start-ups. Manuel Pantin, Venezuelan The PoD helped me understand that service and product providers must capitalise on customer needs to decrease risk and focus on real needs. Hong Kong was the perfect place to explore how companies take care of the small details that customers appreciate, in many cases anticipating their needs. Becoming a world-class professional requires real commitment and investment. This strategic specialisation will develop professionals with much more than just the basic technical skills. The modules are designed to create graduates who have had their skills tested and are able to communicate at board and industry level. Example positions: Project Manager; Finance Manager; Industry Analyst; other managerial positions that include operational and Investment decision-making at an executive level. Example companies: International and national oil companies; global consultancies. Diego López, Colombian In the PoD, I learned about specific concepts that could be applied to any industry: the importance of well-informed investment decisions. What I learned could turn a business meeting around and, for me, it was simply the highlight of the MBA.
18 EADA CAREERS International MBA 18 EADA CAREERS The success of the EADA Careers Department depends on your success. Our longstanding relations with over 120 Associated Companies constitute the backbone of our training and provide you with the opportunity to take an active role in your career development. EADA Careers is your partner during your MBA, providing you with the necessary tools to reach your professional goals post-graduation. To this end, we offer a specially designed portfolio of services and activities, divided into 3 stages: Training Lab, Development Lab and Professional Lab. TRAINING LAB Career training that keeps you informed about labour market trends and hones your skills for a successful career postgraduation. Training sessions include The Strategic Job Search, How to Ace your Interview, Building an Effective Professional Online Brand, plus expert panels in key sectors. DEVELOPMENT LAB Career resources designed to help you develop your career path and bring your future professional goals closer. + 1,700 jobs offers published annually + 20 international corporate presentations in interactive webinars hosted by top employers around the world ONE-TO-ONE CAREER COUNSELLING SESSIONS From day one, a Career Advisor is assigned to you to help you reach your professional goals. Your advisor is with you every step of the way: from establishing your career goals to landing that dream job. ALUMNI PRESENTATIONS & MENTORING PLATFORM Alumni presentations and the online mentoring platform connect current participants and expert alumni in the EADA community. WEBINARS Interactive webinars hosted by professionals from top employers around the world including topics such as: How to Write a Finance CV, LinkedIn Best Practices and Top Consulting Recruitment Processes. LEGAL GUIDANCE SEMINARS Find out the ins and outs of working in Barcelona as a foreigner and learn about the different types of residence and work permits available. ONLINE RESOURCES Access to online resources with country-specific career and employment resources, corporate profiles for key employers around the world, and international job listings.
19 19 International MBA Eada careers Marc Borgstedt, German Area Sales Manager & Teamlead Travel Retail & Duty Free, Central Europe & Adriatica Region, JT International Germany GmbH / Cologne, Germany The EADA Careers seminar Building Your Professional Brand helped me define my professional vision before even finishing the MBA, and I also attended several recruiting events that expanded my professional network. When I graduated, I felt prepared to re-enter the labour force. PROFESSIONAL LAB Recruiting events and career search tools that make your professional goals a reality. THE MBA EXCHANGE The MBA Exchange connects top talent with employers around the world through its more than 50,000 quality jobs offers for MBA graduates. EADA S ONLINE JOBSITE With more than 1,700 jobs offers published annually, EADA s online jobsite is an excellent starting point for your job search. EXCLUSIVE EADA RECRUITING EVENTS Recruiting events such as the Speed Interviewing Day and Speed Networking Day are designed to provide the maximum professional return on your investment. EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE PRESENTATIONS FROM COMPANIES 2015 * * * * Ranked among the top 25 Best Workplaces in Europe according to Great Place to Work
20 EADAALUMNI International MBA 20 EADAALUMNI: A LIFELONG COMMUNITY EADAAlumni aims to promote lasting bonds with participants, alumni and companies through activities and services that add value to your continuous learning, international network and professional growth. Over 120,000 alumni from 87 countries spread across all 5 continents Alumni Meet Ups in more than 15 cities around the world CONTINUOUS LEARNING EADA Business School is committed to the lifelong learning of our participants. With this in mind, EADAAlumni offers professional development events that can be attended in-person or via streaming. As part of our commitment to your continued professional development, you will have access to many of the library s resources after graduation including databases with valuable information about global industries and companies, e-books, up-to-date professional articles and the latest business news. INTERNATIONAL NETWORK Your relationship with EADA starts from day one, when you automatically become part of an international network of alumni. Regular Meet Ups around the world provide alumni with the opportunity to reconnect and network with like-minded professionals. EADA organises alumni events all over the world to meet the needs of our alumni living abroad. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH We want to ensure you will receive all the support needed to take your career to the next level. For this reason, we continue to support you long after graduation through the EADA Careers Department and the Entrepreneurship Centre. Alumni continue to have access to the resources of EADA Careers including personalised career counselling, our exclusive jobsite and specialised online international job search tools. For the entrepreneurs among our alumni, EADA s Entrepreneurship Centre promotes, empowers and develops the entrepreneurial spirit. The Centre offers expert online entrepreneurial advice, mentoring and follow-up as well as specialised tools and databases.
21 21 International MBA PRACTICAL INFORMATION PRACTICAL INFORMATION ADMISSIONS PROCESS The admissions process aims to select well-rounded candidates who will not only excel on the programme, but also add value, contribute meaningfully and help create a learning environment in which all the participants on the programme can reach their full potential. EADA has various admission rounds throughout the application period. We recommend applying for the earliest round possible, as soon as your application package is complete. The Admissions Committee announces the results of each round within two weeks of the deadline. BASIC REQUIREMENTS 55 3 years of full time, post-graduate work experience 55 A bachelor s degree 55 Proficiency in English (see Admission exam options ) ADMISSION EXAM OPTIONS Candidates have two options: 55 Submit a GMAT and TOEFL score. 55 Complete EADA s online admission test. 55 Other documentation: CV, 2 references, passport, photo, transcripts FINANCIAL AID EADA offers various scholarships to eligible candidates to help manage the cost of study. More information can be found on our Web page: WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR The Admissions Committee carries out a global evaluation of each candidate, taking into account not only professional and academic experience, but also what makes you YOU. The admissions process aims to identify candidates who will be able to adapt well to our practical learning methodology and make the most of their time at EADA. We want your own unique voice to come through so that we can get an idea not only of your professional background, but of what kind of person you are inside and outside of the classroom. Successful candidates tend to possess the following qualities: emotional intelligence, the ability to work well in teams, leadership skills, communication skills and a high level of motivation.
22 Practical PRACTICAL information INFORMATION International MBA 22 BARCELONA: A PLACE TO LIVE, STUDY AND GROW The EADA Business School campus is located in the Barcelona city centre, just a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and the most famous of Gaudi s buildings. PREMIER ENTREPRENEURIAL HUB Innovative government initiatives have simplified the process for starting a company and established tax benefits for start-ups, making Barcelona one of the premier entrepreneurial hubs in Europe. Daily events for entrepreneurs are held around the city and networking opportunities allow key players to collaborate easily. FOREIGN INVESTMENT Catalonia is the headquarters of more than 5,000 foreign companies, with 90% of them based in the Barcelona metropolitan area. Most foreign companies have been in the area for 10 years or more, demonstrating a high degree of stability and return on investment. WELL-TRAINED WORKFORCE Barcelona has a long-established business and commercial tradition and Barcelonians are enterprising, responsible and serious about their work. Barcelona's human capital is well trained, with 48% of the city's active population working in knowledge-intensive services. WELL-CONNECTED Barcelona is the gateway to southern Europe, the transport capital of the Mediterranean area, a bridge to the Maghreb and a platform to Latin America. Companies with headquarters in Barcelona can supervise markets all over the world. Khaled Mohamed, Egyptian Application Developer, IBM / Cairo, Egypt Studying my MBA in the city centre of Barcelona had a huge impact on me; the rich architectural, artistic and cultural heritage of the city became part of my everyday life.
23 ? THE EADA INTERNATIONAL MBA FAST FACTS PARTICIPANT PROFILE Average age: 29 Average experience: 5 years 96% international participants KEY POINTS 1 year programme - Sept. - July 2 campuses: Barcelona city centre + Residential Training Centre A general management programme with a strategic specialisation Average 30 participants in class 2 cities: Barcelona + Bangalore (India), Hong Kong or Almaty (Kazakhstan) Leadership Development Programme with individual executive coaching and outdoor training RANKINGS & ACCREDITATIONS +65% salary increase after graduation Top 25 business schools in Europe based on MBA, MiM & Executive Education Top 50 business schools worldwide in Executive Education 82% of graduates working after 3 months
24 growing your potential MBA Programmes International MBA - Bilingual International MBA - Part Time EADABusinessSchool linkedin.com/company/eada +eada master-mba.blogs.eada.edu Blog Aragó, Barcelona T F
25 where business people grow International MBA ADMISSIONS PROCESS The admissions process aims to select well-rounded candidates who will not only excel on the programme, but also add value, contribute meaningfully and help create a learning environment in which all the participants on the programme can reach their full potential. 1. Fill out the application form on our online platform (https://apply.eada. edu/login), uploading the required documents: copy of university degree, university transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, copy of passport, updated CV and photo. 2. Complete a brief interview with an admissions officer. 3. Submit admission test results. Candidates have two options: submit a GMAT and TOEFL* score, or take EADA s online admission test. 4. Complete a personal interview with the programme director. * Non-native English speakers only ADMISSION ROUNDS EADA has various admission rounds throughout the application period. The Admissions Committee announces the results of each round within two weeks of the deadline. 13 November 2015* 18 December 2015* 29 January April 2016 We recommend applying for the earliest round possible, as soon as your application package is complete. Applying early will ensure that candidates have ample time to complete the visa process as well as any supplementary language work required. For candidates interested in scholarships, we strongly recommend applying to the first or second admission rounds. * Candidates who successfully complete the application process and enrol before 31 December 2015 receive a 15% early bird discount. growing your potential
26 where business people grow International MBA COSTS & FINANCIAL AID Tuition fee: 35,800* The tuition fee includes: 55 All academic material and activities (company visits, etc.) 55 All stays in our Residential Training center (transport, housing, full board, activities) 55 International Business Trip (flight, accommodation, half board and activities) 55 Access to EADA Careers services (company visits, training sessions, one-on-one personalised career counselling, etc.) 55 Access to the exchange programme (enrolment fee and tuition) EADA offers various scholarships to eligible candidates to help manage the cost of study. More information can be found on our Web site: * Candidates who successfully complete the application process and enrol before 31 December 2015 receive a 15% early bird discount IMPORTANT PROGRAMME DATES Start date: 19 September 2016 Final date: 21 July 2017 EADA has made every effort to ensure that the information contained here was complete and accurate at the time of printing. However, we would like to remind candidates that updated admission information can always be found on EADA s Web site: growing your potential