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The Official Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) is offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (ICADE) at Comillas Pontifical University, through ICADE Business School.
The MBA Program opens doors to a successful professional career in the fields of Management and Business Organization, by providing fundamental contents, typical of the tradition in the teaching of Business Studies (Management, Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Operations), but combined in such a way that students are exposed to the reality of the Business World in an inter-functional and intercultural way.
This MBA offers the possibility of specialization in Technology, Management, Finance or Marketing
It puts the most current real-life situations of the World Business scene in the hands of its students, and endows them with tools for solid analysis and actions, fundamentally through experimental learning. The program offers the opportunity to study abroad, the possibility to specialize in Technology, Management, Finance or Marketing and to gain real professional experience (such as through an internship in a company, a consulting project, an entrepreneurship project...). It also offers the possibility of completing a Executive Programme in Business Analytics at the end of the Master's Degree Program.
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“Middle and top Management positions in all business areas”
Visit the Faculty. Attendance is not mandatory, but potential candidates are encouraged to learn about the Faculty, see the facilities, and obtain additional information.
Apply for admission. The deadline for submitting applications begins on November 10, 2020.
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.
Carrying out a personal interview. In order to decide on the admission of the applicant, the following criteria will be taken into account, with the following weight given to each:
-Academic record (70%)
-Results of specific tests intended to assess the analytic capacity, communication proficiency, both written and oral, and learning capacity of the candidate (20%)
-The level of knowledge accredited in English language ability, and the date of issue of the corresponding certificate, or alternatively, through the results of an English Exam carried out during the selection process.
Students who choose to take subjects in English must certify their level by submitting a recognised certification. Candidates are requested to have an English level of C1 in the Common European Framework.
-Result of the interview of the candidate with the programme director and/or coordinator (10%)
Communication and Legal Requirements for Access to the University. Admission to this Official Master's Degree is granted by the Dean of the School of Business and Economics, with the assistance of the Deputy Sub Committee on Admissions. The Deputy Sub Committee on Admissions is formed by the Director of ICADE Business School and the Master's Programme Director.
Completing the Admissions Process. Once admitted, students must finalize the registration process. This procedure is initiated on the web page, but it is necessary to present the registration form and the additional documentation at the General Registrar´s Office at the University.
Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation
This Official Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) is addressed to college graduates with more than a year and a half of professional experience. Previous college education in any field is required to access this Master's Degree (economy, engineering, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, arts, etc.)
Having obtained an official university degree in Spain, issued by an a Higher Education Institution of the European Higher Education Area that makes an student eligible to take a Master's Degree.
Holding a University Degree according to the university system previous to that set forth in Royal Decree 1393/2007.
As for those students with non-recognised degrees from countries outside the European Higher Education Area must submit an admission request to the Chancellor, who shall decide once informed by the Delegate Sub Committee on Admissions to Official Master's Programmes. Admission through this path shall not imply that the previous degree has been recognised for any purpose other than taking this Master's Degree.
Documentation Information notice on the documents to be submitted
|Data Analysis for Decision Making||3.0 ECTS|
|Marketing management||3.0 ECTS|
|Operations Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Human Resources Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Exploring the Global Business Environment||3.0 ECTS|
|Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility||3.0 ECTS|
|Corporate Finance||3.0 ECTS|
|Strategic Planning||3.0 ECTS|
|Consulting in Practice||3.0 ECTS|
|Managing Across Cultures||3.0 ECTS|
|Corporate Governance||3.0 ECTS|
|Making Strategy||3.0 ECTS|
|Leadership and Change||3.0 ECTS|
|Elective 1||3.0 ECTS|
|Elective 2||3.0 ECTS|
|Elective 3||3.0 ECTS|
|Elective 4||3.0 ECTS|
|Final Dissertation||6.0 ECTS|
|Investment Analysis||3.0 ECTS|
|Advanced Corporate Finance||3.0 ECTS|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||3.0 ECTS|
|Portfolio Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Global Financial Markets||3.0 ECTS|
|Consumer Behaviour||3.0 ECTS|
|Distribution and Sales Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Gestión de la marca||3.0 ECTS|
|Market Research||3.0 ECTS|
|Social media marketing||3.0 ECTS|
|Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Business Start-up||3.0 ECTS|
|Knowledge Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Global Supply Chain Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Negotiation and Conflict Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Specialization: Technology (* Pending approval)|
At the end of the Master's Degree, students will have the possibility of:
- Carrying out part of their studies or participating in "Summer School" at other prestigious Universities and International Business Schools.
- Participating in one of the Professional Development Courses of the Inside Comillas Programs.
The main academic regulations that govern the ICADE MBA are:
Academic Regulations for the Official Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
Academic Regulations for Official Master's Degrees
CG 01 - Analytic and synthesis cognitive capacities applied to business situations and managing and organisation problems.
CG 02 - Management of data and information as key elements for decision-making and for identification, formulation and resolution of business problems.
CG 03 - Problem-solving and decision-making skills at a strategic, tactic and operational level with regard to a business, considering the interrelationship between the different functional and business areas.
CG 04 - Application of concepts and theories on business organizations in order to discover new business opportunities and acquire long-term competitive advantages.
CG 05 - Interpersonal skills such as listening, negotiating, persuading, working in multidisciplinary teams, in order to effectively address different tasks, and, when appropriate, capacity to exert leadership in the corresponding business organization.
CG 06 - Ethical commitment with a behaviour based in moral principles and those principles of the organisation when facing moral dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues.
CG 07 - Time management capacity with the purpose of improving personal and team efficiency within business organizations, its environment and its management.
CG 08 - Critical reasoning and argumentation according with the understanding of knowledge and know-how on business administrations, their external context and their administration and management processes.
CG 09 - Autonomous learning capacity in order to acquire more knowledge on knowledge on cognitive skills and relevant contents applied to professional and business activities.
CG 10 - Initiative, creativity and entrepreneurship when applying management techniques and related knowledge to management and development of business organizations.
CE 01 - Knowledge, understanding and handling of tools for diagnosis of the competitive position of a company, and designing and executing the company's strategic plan.
CE 02 - Capacity for understanding and analysing financial, social, cultural, political, legal and environmental dimensions of the international environment as well as their influence when choosing and establishing the company's internationalisation strategy.
CE 03 - Historical and scientific knowledge on corporate governance which shall enable students to design an efficient corporate governance system.
CE 04 - Designing the functions regarding management of persons from a strategic and integration approach which may create value within business organizations.
CE 05 - Capacity to understand and analyse the different management and leadership activities from different operational and business areas within the company.
CE 06 - Ability and disposition to value those aspects from executive management of a company; communication and negotiation skills and ability to manage persons and teams needed to exercise leadership of a corporate organization.
CE 07 - Understanding ethical and moral values that prevail within an organisation, acquiring the capacity to identify and solve any ethical dilemma encountered in business activity, and apply any management and assessment instruments from Corporate Social Responsibility so they may be incorporated to the company's strategic planning and their organizational development.
CE 08 - Capacity of identifying and establishing the strategic value of designing products and processes, control and organisation of productions, logistics and quality management in a service or manufacturing company.
CE 09 - Being able to analyse the problems of the company and its environment through the use of quantitative methods, identify appropriate analysis and modelling techniques and apply these same techniques to predictive and simulation case studies of business management.
CE 10 - Knowing and being able to use the assets valuation techniques, analyse and select investments, identify financing sources and design and implement the relevant financial strategies and techniques for advanced corporate management.
CE 11 - Understanding accounting in a globalised context: based on the International Financial Reporting Standards, capacity to design and analyse consolidated financial statements in order to carry out a financial diagnosis and, once the current situation has been established, apply the relevant accounting policies (taxes, financial instruments, etc.) which are deemed most appropriate to optimise the company's resources and viability of certain projects in the company's decision making processes.
CE 12 - Capacity for preparing and managing the financial and accounting information of a company through the use of advanced analysis techniques and control tools.
CE 14 - Being able to select an appropriate theoretical framework and methodological approach and to identify the most relevant literature for a given research to be conducted.
CE 13 - Ability to design and analyse management accounting reports and costs as a tool of Marketing Accounting so it may be used in the company's decision making processes and their incorporation to the company's strategic planning
Graduate Profile and Professional Opportunities:
This Official Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) highlights its role in training active, socially useful professionals, capable of assuming responsibility for their decisions and who have decided to pursue a career in management and leadership of any operational area within a public or private organization, in any activity sector and in any location or country.
Graduates show these skills thanks to the fact that they have acquired a global and strategic vision of corporate activities and their adequacy to their environment, integrating all operative areas in the organization.
Academic Career Paths:
Moreover, The Official Master´s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) also enable holders to gain admission to official doctorate programs as provided for in Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January, which regulates official doctorate programs.
The Official Master's Degree of Business Administration (MBA) comprises 60 ECTS credits distributed as follows:
27 compulsory ECTS, taught during the first semester, designed to allow students acquire a high level of competence and knowledge of business management decisions in an cross-functional way (management roles are not closed areas) and inter-cultural (organisations live in a global environment).
27 ECTS training in the second semester, of which 15 are compulsory and 12 optional. Optional courses allow students to specialise in Management, Finance, Marketing, or Industry and Technology.
6 ECTS are specifically intended for preparation of the Final Project, and allow students to apply all competencies obtained to a real experience (consultancy project, entrepreneurship project, research work). The Final Project is developed throughout the whole academic year and there will be a public defence of same at the end of the year.
This Master's Degree offers 60 places; divided between group A and group B. Students in group A will be taught 100% in Spanish. Students in group B will be taught between 80% and 100% in English.
Academic calendar MBA
Timetables MBA 20-21 - GROUP A
Timetables MBA 20-21 - GROUP B