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The Official Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) is managed by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (ICADE) of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, through ICADE Business School.
The MBA programme opens the doors to a successful professional career in the management of companies through practical teaching of the fundamental concepts for the sustainable management of businesses (management, strategy, innovation, finance, marketing, technology, human resources and operations). It offers a comprehensive training experience that exposes students to, and prepares them for, the realities of a business world that is in constant change.
This MBA offers the possibility of specializing in Management, Finance and Marketing or Technology
It is a programme designed to enable students to acquire and put into practice the skills necessary to be part of the growing European corporate investment and innovation ecosystem. It offers the possibility of specializing in Management, Finance and Marketing or Technologies, with the TechMBA, which explores the use of data and opportunities in the digital sector. Alternatively, candidates also have the possibility of pursuing an Executive Programme in Business Analytics.
This course offers overseas studies and the opportunity to pursue real consulting or entrepreneurship projects as part of the final project. It is also possible to complete work experience during the academic year.
Technology has profoundly transformed the enterprise ecosystem. To tackle this “innovation gap” it is necessary to train new leaders capable of combining new technologies with the organisation of people, fostering talent creatively. ICADE Business School offers a Tech MBA aimed at those who would like to embark on a professional career based on innovation while also developing management skills in technological environments.
The new programme provides the key cognitive, instrumental and psychological tools to perform in management positions and in an environment of technological innovation. It also provides key social networks and resources. The close connection between ICADE Business School and companies on the cutting edge in many sectors offers TechMBA students the possibility of a real project experience that includes the technological and business dimensions.
Become the creative and innovative leader that the new enterprise and investment ecosystems needs
The close collaboration between ICADE Business School and Comillas ICAI adds a differential and truly unique value to this programme. All in the context of the technological, ethical and social values of Comillas, a university with over one hundred years of history and a long tradition of innovation.
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This is a very competitive program that provided me with key skills and attitudes to achieve my professional goals.
A great opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, surrounded by excellent professors and colleagues from whom we were able to learn each and every day.
This program provides the key to starting a professional career in positions of responsibility in any company. The ICADE MBA, led by excellent professors who are experienced in different sectors, offers a well-rounded plan for education and training to learn about the systematic and transversal functioning of companies.
Percentage of students who, having applied for a period of international study, have done so at prestigious universities in Europe and in the USA.
Advance your professional career with this Master’s Degree
“Get Access to middle and top management positions in all business areas”
“Work as a consultant-advisor”
“Become an entrepreneur”
Visit the Faculty centre. Candidates are encouraged to learn about the Faculty, see the facilities, and obtain additional information.
Apply for admission. Applications 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.
-Specific admission tests intended to assess the analytic capacity, communication proficiency, both written and oral, and learning capacity of the candidate.
-Interview with programme managers, aiming at evaluating the candidate fit with the programme.
-All candidates must demonstrate they meet the requirement of an English language level of B2 (Common European Framework)
Admission Board. Admission to this Official Master's Degree is granted by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, 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 (Economics, Engineering, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts, etc.)
Having obtained a degree issued by a Higher Education Institution of the European Higher Education Area that makes the candidate eligible to take a Master’s Degree.
Holding a Spanish University Degree according to the university system previous to that set forth in Royal Decree 1393/2007.
Candidates with degrees from countries outside the European Higher Education Area must submit an admission request to the Rector, who shall decide once informed by the Delegate Sub Committee on Admissions to Official Master's Programmes. Being admitted into this master’s programme through this path shall not imply that the previous degree has been recognised for any purpose other than taking this Master's Degree.
Information notice on the documents to be submitted
|Data Analysis for Decision Making||3.0 ECTS|
|Organisational Behaviour & Talent Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Marketing Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Operations Management||3.0 ECTS|
|International Economics & the Business Environment||3.0 ECTS|
|Ethics, Business & Society||2.0 ECTS|
|Corporate Finance||3.0 ECTS|
|Strategic Planning||2.0 ECTS|
|Communication for Management||1.0 ECTS|
|Corporate Governance||3.0 ECTS|
|Strategy in Action||3.0 ECTS|
|Leadership and Change||2.0 ECTS|
|Master's Thesis||6.0 ECTS|
|Data and Information||3.0 ECTS|
|Strategic Technology Management||2.0 ECTS|
|Global Supply Chain Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Networks, Communication Systems and Cybersecurity||3.0 ECTS|
|Technology and Society||1.0 ECTS|
|Complementary Electives||6.0 ECTS|
|Investment Analysis||3.0 ECTS|
|Venture Capital and Private Equity||3.0 ECTS|
|Advanced Corporate Finance||3.0 ECTS|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||3.0 ECTS|
|Global Financial Markets||3.0 ECTS|
|Consumer Behavior||3.0 ECTS|
|Commercial Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Brand Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Market Research||3.0 ECTS|
|Social Media Marketing||3.0 ECTS|
|Knowledge, Innovation and New Business Models||3.0 ECTS|
|Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Business Start-up||3.0 ECTS|
|Business and Sustainability||3.0 ECTS|
|Global Supply Chain Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Cross-Cultural Management||3.0 ECTS|
|Negotiation and Conflict Management||3.0 ECTS|
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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 organization 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 organization 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 international economics and international trade in all their financial, social, cultural, political, legal and environmental dimensions as well as their influence when defining, choosing and implementing the company's strategy.
CE 03 - Historical and scientific knowledge on corporate governance which shall enable students to design an efficient corporate governance system.
CE 04 - Conceptualising the talent management function from a strategic and integration approach creating value within business organizations.
CE 05 - Capacity to identify key concepts impacting and explaining people’s behaviours in decision-making processes within organizational contexts, and to acknowledge and handle management tools helping individuals and teams reach planned organizational goals.
CE 06 - Ability and disposition to acquire and develop communication and negotiation skills and the 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 organization, 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 product and processes design, of manufacturing control and organisation, of 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 understanding of data and information – their nature, collection, storage, modelling and extraction – and through the use of quantitative methods, and to 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, to analyse and select investments, to identify financing sources, and to 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 13 - Capacity of designing and analysing a Marketing Plan, and of implanting it and evaluating its impact on company’s performance making use of advanced digital techniques.
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.
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 ECTS (24 compulsory, 3 elective) 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 12 are compulsory and 15 elective. Elective courses allow students to specialise in Technology, Management, Finance, Marketing, or Industry.
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 will be taught 100% in English
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