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Global MBA (Madrid)

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A competitive business manager needs to know the latest trends in technology, understand and commit to the need of a sustainable and social economy and to see the world as a unique globalised market. Moreover, he shall be an entrepreneur both inside and outside its own organization. Having these axes as a starting point, you will enrich your knowledge to become a professional prepared to manage businesses in a complex and international environment.

The objective of GMBA programme is to train international leaders in the field of business management. The GMBA programme is aimed at graduates or young professionals who wish to pursue a career in a global business context and seek to sharpen their management and entrepreneurship skills. Fluency in English is required; basic knowledge of Spanish highly recommended.

The one year accelerated course will allow students to quickly advance in their professional career by providing them with excellent education; enhancing their global management skills, living a full immersion experience in three different countries, building up on intercultural, linguistic and communication skills and entering the extensive and solid global network of EOI alumni.


Title: Global MBA (Madrid)

Convocatoria:   2013-2014

Dirigido a: Candidates should hold a first academic degree; preferably in the fields of management, engineering, technology or environmental sciences and should have less than three years of professional experience.
Fluency in English is required; basic knowledge of Spanish highly recommended.
Intensive and specialized language support will be provided prior the beginning of the Academic Program, both in English and Spanish.  
Candidates are recommended to apply online.

Periodo lectivo: November - July + optional internship period

Fecha curso:  October 2013

Preinscripción: Application Open

Lugar: Madrid

Modalidad del curso: Presencial

Dedicación: Full Time

Precio: 19.500 €

Idioma: Inglés


EThe GMBA offers an excellent curriculum that includes a selection of inter-disciplinary courses geared to the development of crossover management abilities. Prior to the beginning of the program there is a optional Intensive Spanish Language & Culture program (ISLCP) that will allow all international students to become familiar with Spanish language and culture with a special emphasis on the business Spanish and the Spanish & European business context.

The academic program is 12 month full time program divided into two 16 week semesters which conclude with a final one week Evaluation period. Every course may have a different number of credit hours; please check the course catalogue for details.

The GMBA also features two International Interims (or Study Trips) upon conclusion of each semester; the winter trip will take place in Mid February and the summer trip will take place in July.

Pre-course Optional Language Course:

:: Intensive Spanish Language & Culture Program (ISLCP)

Fall Semester Courses:

:: Global Entrepreneurship: Emerging Markets
:: Managing Innovation & sustainability
:: Global Economics Environment
:: Management Skills

:: Business Law & Finance
:: Marketing Management
:: Human Resource Management in a Global Context
:: Information Technology & business Organization
:: Financial Management
:: Business Planning & Controlling

:: Language Support courses available for students upon request

Spring Semester Courses:

:: Operation Management
:: Competitive & Corporate Strategy
:: Project Management
:: Corporate Finance

:: Corporate Responsibility
:: Strategic Alliances
:: Strategic Management
:: Business & Government in a Global Society

:: Emerging markets I: Managing Latin America
:: Emerging markets II: Making business in China

:: Trade & politics in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
:: Cross-cultural communication for International Managers

:: Language Support courses available for students upon request

Academic Calendar

:: Pre-course language preparation: September 15th - October 10th.
:: First semester: October 15th – February 20th.  
:: Evaluation week: February 23-
:: International Residential Period I: March 1st-14th.
:: Second Semester: March 16th- July 3rd.  
:: Summer international Stay: July 13th- 26th


Global Entrepreneurship
     This course examines the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs in a global context, particularly in emerging markets. Students will learn about the relations between business environment, institutional framework, cultural enviroment and new business creation. In addition to discussing the range of global entrepreneurial situations, student groups pick one particular market opportunity on which to focus and develop an outline business plan.

Managing Innovation and Sustainability
     Important emerging trends in innovation are identified and their implications for innovation management explored. Major topics include: the trend to open information ("open source") rather than protected intellectual property; distribution of innovation over many independent but collaborating actors; and toolkits that empower users to innovate for themselves.

Global Economic Environment
     The purpose of this course is to train students to think systematically about the current state of the economy and macroeconomic policy, and to be able to evaluate the economic environment within which business and financial decisions are made. The course emphasizes the use of economic theory to understand the workings of financial markets and the operation and impact of government policies. Specifically, the course studies the determinants of the level of national income, employment, investment, interest rates, the supply of money, inflation, exchange rates, and the formulation and operation of stabilization policies.

International Management
     Focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization, and provides a framework for formulating strategies in an increasingly complex world economy, and for making those strategies work effectively. Topics include the globalization of industries, the continuing role of country factors in competition, organization of multinational enterprises, building global networks, and the changing managerial tasks under conditions of globalization.

Business Law and Finance
     The course offers a broad introduction to business law and finance paying attention to law-sensitive aspects of corporate finance and financial markets; private and public sectors; mergers and acquisitions, regulation of public offerings, securities markets, and publicly-held companies. It will also cover topics on private equity and venture capital; bankruptcy, reorganization, security interests and securitization. The liability risks associated with financial services.

Marketing Management
The course prepares students to identify, analyze, and resolve strategic international marketing problems; and formulate, implement, and evaluate international marketing strategies at the level of the business unit for international market entry, expansion, and global rationalization. Specific topics range from the effect of culture on the decision to standardize or adapt marketing programs, to international branding, communication, distribution, and pricing issues, to analyzing organizational structures for international marketing effectiveness.

Human Resources Management in a Global Context
     The course is focused on design and execution of human resource management in a global context. It is structured around two central issues: How to think systematically and strategically about aspects of managing the organization's human assets, and what really needs to be done to implement these policies and to achieve competitive advantage. The student is required to adopt the perspective of a general manager and provides instruments to manage human resources from a strategic perspective (including reward systems, performance management, high-performance human resource systems, training and development, recruitment, retention, equal employment opportunity laws, work-force diversity, and union-management relationships).

Information Technology & Business
     The course covers technology concepts and trends underlying current and future developments in information technology, and fundamental principles for the effective use of computer-based information systems. Special emphasis will be placed in on networks development including the web. Other topics include: hardware and operating systems, software development tools and processes, relational databases, security and cryptography, enterprise applications and business process redesign, and electronic commerce.

Financial Management
     Financial Management studies corporate finance and capital markets, emphasizing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. It touches on all areas of finance, including the valuation of real and financial assets, risk management and financial derivatives, the trade-off between risk and expected return, and corporate financing and dividend policy.

Operation Management
     This course examines the analysis and design of operations for both service and manufacturing processes. Among the topics covered are product and process design engineering, capacity and resource planning, materials management, work and resource scheduling, and quality assurance.

Competitive & Corporate Strategy
     This course is concerned with the formulation and analysis of business strategy. Business strategy is the set of objectives and policies that collectively determine how a business positions itself to increase its returns and create economic value for its owners and stakeholders. This course will explore analytical techniques for diagnosing the competitive position of a business, evaluating business strategies, and identifying and analyzing specific business options. These concepts and frameworks will help the student to learn to design an effective an comprehensive business strategy, that will provide a solid foundation for managerial decision making.

Corporate Finance
     The course offers an in-depth examination of asset, liability and capital structure management, with emphasis on valuation capital budgeting techniques; risk evaluation; working capital management, and methods of short-term, intermediate and long-term financing.

Project Management
     This course provides the knowledge and tools needed to manage small-and large-scale projects in the production and the service sectors of the economy: the project cycle; identification of need; formulation and initial conception; ideas generation and creativity techniques; permissibility and project selection techniques (value analysis, technical feasibility, cost-benefit analysis, social impact techniques, risk analysis), organization, planning and control of project execution (PERT/CPM, software tools); human and organizational dimensions of project management (organizational structure, team management, conflict resolution); post project evaluation.

Corporate Responsibility
     The course focuses on strategic and dynamic issues that are essential in the building high-performing organizations with a sense of ethics, civic engagement and social responsibility. Provides a theoretical and practical understanding of what role organizations should play in society.

Strategic Alliances
     This course gives an in depth journey into the world of strategic relations. Students will be working mostly with strategic alliances, but will also learn more about other forms of business relations, such as partnerships, networks or mergers and acquisitions. Throughout the course students will study the different opportunities for business alliances; looking at the rationales; when are they used, the situations that favor alliances - when are they effective, and the challenges facing alliance management as well as how to make them work effectively.

Strategic Management
     The course focuses on concepts and current issues in strategic management, providing grounding in both modern analytical approaches and enduring successful strategic practices. Course is designed with a technological and global outlook and covers corporate, business, and functional strategies.

Business and Government Global
     The course examines the challenges involved in the development of a truly global market in products, services, and capital and its effect on competition for businesses and industries. It also explores the evolving rules and institutions governing the new international economic order. Provides students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand and work effectively in the world today.

Business Planning & Controlling
     This course provides students with a thorough understanding of the functions of operation planning and control. Major topics include: forecasting; capacity planning; facility location and layout; line balancing; scheduling; project control; quality control inventory control; material requirements; just-in-time systems; and flexible manufacturing.

International Interim I: Latin America
     The focus of this in site seminar is to first hand explore the dynamics of the Latin American business environment. Specific seminars and sessions will be held in order to study the specific conditions of the regions; including demographics, political & economic environment, as well as the relevant industries, import, export; conditions, opportunities and constrains among other issues. All lectures will be complemented by conferences delivered by prestigious leaders of the business community and with company visits in the Buenos Aires area.

International Interim II: Emerging Economies: China
     The course is taught in Shanghai. Specific seminars and sessions will be held in order to explore the current trade and finance issues in modern China. Students will also study cultural and political issues, regional trade patters, institutional structures that are involved in the development and business opportunities in today’s Chinese business environment All lectures will be complemented delivered by local professors. Students also will have the opportunity to meet with prestigious leaders of the business community and with company visits in the Shangai area.

Elective: Trade & Politics in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
     This course examines the recent developments in political, business, and cultural environment in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It explores the international trade patters and relations between theses countries and the rest of the world, through examining modes of doing business in the region and the intrinsic difficulties that it creates for international firms.

Elective: Cross-Cultural Communication for International Managers
     This course provides an intellectual and experiential forum for developing the interpersonal-intercultural communication and interaction skills necessary for international managers. While learning to identify cultural aspects of verbal and nonverbal behavior of persons from different cultures and themselves, students come to recognize cultural differences that can cause difficulties in management situations.


Our Global MBA includes a variety of learning methodologies and activities specifically designed to introduce junior managers to the sophisticated and multilayered world of global business relationships. It concentrates in an in-depth study of three regions of the world and the intricate relations between them.

All of our courses are taught with a global perspective by faculty with an extensive international experience in order to offer students a comprehensive vision of the world. Through class lectures and discussions, case analysis and real live simulations always complemented by company visits students will have a first hand experience of what is like to work in a global company. Students also have the opportunity to meet and interact with outstanding learders of the business community who will share their particular professional experience with the group.

In addition to gaining business skills, kwoledge and leadership inshight the GMBS will be held in different locations worldwide. In each location, students will participate in a full program of lectures, seminars and company visits in order to in depth explore a particular market environment. At the same time students have the opportunity to meet with company managers and other experts in the field while having an enriching cultural and personal experience.

Class Lectures
Weekly sessions led by outstanding teaching professionals with a solid professional background bringing both theory and practice together into the classroom. Our professors are expert facilitators that believe in participatory learning, fostering engagement, dialogue and discussion among the students.

Case Studies
The case method is an extremely valuable instrument that allows theory and practise to come together for study as a way to mirror the business reality in a nutshell. The case study methodology, situate students in difficult and challenging business situations that they have to effectively resolve. There are no simple solutions, yet it is an excellent instrument for facilitating the exchange of ideas and perspectives, countering and defending different points of view and building up on peer’s ideas.

Forum & Discussion with Leading Business Professionals
EOI offers an extensive program of conference and sessions with prominent business professionals, institutional leaders and outstanding members of the community to discuss and share their experiences in making business in a global environment from the most diverse perspective. Students are highly encouraged to participate in all of the events.

Professional Development Seminars
Small seminar groups geared to strengthen “soft skills” such as leadership, communication, team building, oral presentations, debates, and career planning.

Foreign Language Support
Intensive language support will be provided in order to acquire the basic business proficiency in both English and Spanish.

International Interim (Study Abroad)
Students will participate in two two-week international experience where the group will attend classes at our prestigious partner institutions.

Master Final Project
All students must complete a Master Final Project by the end of the second semester. A tutor will be assigned early at the beginning of the program and both—professor and student—will work closely in selecting a challenging case study, drawing a constructive analysis, design successful strategies that will lead to a creative and innovative solution.

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