The Official Executive Master's Degree in Business Management (Executive MBA) is offered by ICADE Business School, a special section under the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, specialized in postgraduate courses in economics and business administration. With a track-record comprising over 23 generations of graduate managers and a level of academic excellence that is second to none, this is the seventh year (2017-2018 academic year) that the Master's program is offered as an official degree adapted to meet the requirements of the European Higher Education Area.
Official Executive Master's Degree in Business Management (Executive MBA)
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This program is aimed at professionals with experience in positions of responsibility who wish to enhance their knowledge of business management and develop the most crucial management skills needed for effective decision-making processes. These professionals come away being able to convey an overall impression of good judgment, security, innovation and rigor in all their actions. Our graduates are also expected to take on leadership roles at any time.
Degree entitling the students to be admitted:
Position they hold in their respective company at the time they are admitted.
5% of our students come from abroad.
In the case of qualifications from Higher Education Institutions outside of the European Higher Education Area which have not been accredited in our country, admission corresponds to the Rector.
In all other cases, admission is the responsibility of Director of the ICADE Business School who will be aided by the Director and the Coordinator of the Master.
Admissions must be submitted within the time frame stated, in a standard format and accompanied by all of the documents which certify the fulfilment of the entry requirements.
When the candidate has either a four of five year degree certificate, the Master requires that, as well as a sufficient academic record, they have at least 3 years professional experiences in medium and high management positions. Candidates who have a Diploma should also have at least 5 years professional experience in medium and high management positions. Regardless of previous qualifications, all candidates must pass the corresponding selection tests which consist of a personal interview with the Director of the Master (or someone he delegates), in which the reasons for this choice of study will be analysed, as will the candidate's professional career. There will also be a language text. Given that English is used during the training process, students on the Master are required to have at least a B1 level of said language [Common European Framework (CEF)].
On the other hand, as well as the academic and professional aspects, personal aspects will also be taken into consideration which allow for the candidate's suitability to succeed in their studies to be considered. The information gathered in the interviews is transferred onto a standardised form and is submitted to the admission's department who can ask for additional information should they feel it is necessary. In terms of the management of the data generated with the admissions process, Organic Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Data is applied.
Should there be more applicants than places on the Master the following considerations will be taken into account regarding the entry requirements:
The total fee for the program is EUR 26,310 for the 2018-2019 academic year (October Wee-day, October weekends and february)
October week-day program:
October weekends program:
Any Mexican students admitted onto our Master's program whose studies are funded by FIDERH will receive a scholarship from Comillas equivalent to 10% of the total fees of the course of study in which they are enrolled.
If you are an alumni, you are entitled to 10% discount.
ICADE Business School
Calle Rey Francisco, 4, Madrid
ICADE Business School
Calle Rey Francisco, 4
Tel. 91 559 20 00
Director: Virginia Horcajadas
Coordinator: Marta Carromero
The teaching methodology is based on an eminently practical, dynamic and interactive (teacher-student) learning model that is designed to adapt the educational objectives, content and learning strategies to the students' profile. To do so, the following techniques are employed:
Teamwork in the Executive MBA is employed as a tool that extrapolates companies' day-to-day operations to the classroom, entailing the development of several interpersonal, planning and communication skills in this field.
The close contact between the students and the academic staff allows for their continuous monitoring as well as providing an opportunity to follow their development and progress objectively.
Each of the subjects is evaluated taking into account the grades for the written tests, group work, individual work, active participation and attendance.
Students are required to complete a Master's Project as part of the program, which consists in making a group presentation and defending a business or consultancy project.
Each student will receive a final overall grade for the Executive MBA that is based on the weighting of the specific grades awarded for each subject and the Final Master's Project.
Students whose overall attendance fails to reach 80% or who fail the Final Master's Project will be excluded from the program and may not be awarded the Master's Degree.
|Financial and accounting analysis||4 ECTS.|
|Financial management and administration||4 ECTS.|
|International financing||2 ECTS.|
|Cost analysis for decision-making||2 ECTS.|
|Strategic management I||3 ECTS.|
|Strategic management II||6 ECTS.|
|HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|People management and managerial skills||4 ECTS.|
|Human Resource Management||4 ECTS.|
|COMMERCIAL AND MARKETING MANAGEMENT|
|Commercial management and administration||3 ECTS.|
|Strategic Marketing||3 ECTS.|
|Economic environment||3 ECTS.|
|Legal environment||3 ECTS.|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||1 ECTS.|
|Operations Management||3 ECTS.|
FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT
|Project management||4 ECTS.|
|Writing up and defending a Project||2 ECTS.|
|Business Internship||9 ECTS.|
|TOTAL CREDITS||60 ECTS.|
The fundamental aim of the Official Master's Degree in Executive Business Administration (Executive MBA) is to offer general, comprehensive training to an advanced, postgraduate level, which allows the student to acquire a global vision with knowledge in each and every one of the working areas of an organisation.
As this is a professional Master, it is geared towards the student having a command over the knowledge and tools which are necessary for a managerial and executive professional career. Likewise, it encourages students to develop and ensemble of attitudes, values and skills which are reflected in high quality work regardless of the field in which they professionally exercise.
This programme is aimed at students with experience in management positions who wish to strengthen their knowledge about business management and develop the most relevant executive skills needed in an effective decision making process. The Executive MBA student is already a professional with experience, and therefore the programme prepares them to take on responsibilities and make decisions on a higher level either within their organisations, or even in other companies.
These professionals will be capable of acting in their professional environments with criterion, security, innovation and rigour. It is also hoped that they will be able to take over team leadership at any given moment.
The Executive MBA is a professionalised programme with a generalist nature. Therefore, its students develop their professional activities in business organisations which belong to different sectors (banks, large consumption companies, service companies, large retail chains, consultancies, etc.)
Likewise the Official Master's Degree in Executive Business Administration is a pathway onto the official doctorate programme, in line with that stipulated in Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January which regulates official doctorate teachings.
Other ICADE Business School master's degrees: Official Executive Master's Degree in Business Management (Executive MBA), Official Master's Degree in International Management (MIM), Official Master's Degree in Human Resources (MURH), Official Master's Degree in Marketing (MMKT), Official Master's Degree in Finance (MUF), Official Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management (MUGRF), Official Master's Degree in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting (MUACCS), Master in International Industrial Project Management (MDIPI)