International Master in Management

International Master in Management - Course profile:

Average age: 24 years old
Language:
English
Average professional experience: work experience welcome, but not required; max. 4 years
Educational requirements: university degree
Dedication: full time


 

Ranked 20th Master in the world and 11th in Careers Rank

  • Earn an official master degree at a top-ranked business school in Spain
  • Take part in our first-class executive professional development programme in the Barcelona city centre
  • Prepare for an international career - ranked 13th in the world in graduate international mobility with 89% of graduates working after 3 months (view detailed Employment Report)
  • Participate in small classes with more than 50 nationalities
  • Expand your international horizons at one of our partner exchange schools around the world
  • Travel abroad, visit companies and learn about business on a global scale during the International Business Trip
  • Complete a unique final project: become an entrepreuneur or work as a consultant for a real start-up company

 


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Informative sessions

International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Arequipa, Peru

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Time: 16:30

Place: Libertador Arequipa Hotel, Arequipa, Peru

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Lima, Peru

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Time: 16:30

Place: Delfines Hotel & Casino, Lima, Peru

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Time: 16:30

Place: Interncontinental Almaty (Kazakhstan)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, New Delhi, India

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Time: 15:30

Place: Le Méridien New Delhi (India)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Bangalore, India

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Time: 15:30

Place: Vivanta by Taj - M G Road, Bangalore (India)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Mumbai, India

Date:
Time: 12:30

Place: Taj Lands End, Mumbai (India)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Kuwait

Date:
Time: 16:30

Place: Sheraton Kuwait Hotel and Towers (Kuwait)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Dubai, UAE

Date:
Time: 14:00

Place: Dubai (UAE)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Beirut, Lebanon

Date:
Time: 16:00

Place: Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut (Lebano)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Bucharest, Rumania

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Time: 16:30

Place: Pullman Bucharest World Trade Center, Bucharest (Rumania)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Sofia, Bulgaria

Date:
Time: 09:30

Place: Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia (Bulgaria)

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International Master in Management

Master and MBA Fair, Istanbul, Turkey

Date:
Time: 12:30

Place: Intercontinental Istanbul (Turkey)

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Start date:
    October 2015

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List of topics

1st trimester

EADA-Residential Training Centre

Teamwork and Cultural Diversity (Professional Development Programme)

Communication Skills (Professional Development Programme)

EADA-Barcelona

Beginner Spanish course (optional)

All Master participants have the option of enrolling in a beginner Spanish course free of charge during the first trimester.

International Economy

This course provides participants with an understanding of the economic and political factors which determine the behaviour of international companies. The course will analyse the opportunities, challenges and new trends arising from globalisation. In addition, participants will learn how to identify economic indicators and determinants of economic policy. 

Finance and Accounting: Fundamentals for managers

Participants are given a detailed insight into the principles of accounting and financial reporting. Emphasis is placed on the application of international financial standards, establishing the effects on financial statements, the balance sheet and the profit and loss account. The study of key accounting measurement techniques and ratios enables the participant to prepare and analyse financial statements. The objective of this course is to help participants develop managerial abilities through a comprehensive understanding and discussion of fundamental concepts and techniques in financial and management accounting and financial management.

Strategic Management

Strategic Management lays the foundations that help define and implement corporate strategies. The course explains how a company works and how it determines strategy. Participants learn about the decision-making process in a company, what managers do, and what the outcomes of different strategies are. At the end of this course participants are able to evaluate the appropriateness of different strategic solutions in a wide variety of business circumstances.

Marketing I

The purpose of the marketing function is to increase income as efficiently as possible by developing a "perfect" marketing mix of price, product, promotion and distribution. This core module will help participants learn to structure marketing problems, analyse markets and to develop a marketing strategy by emphasizing the application of theory to practice using real life situations.

Human Resources Management

This core course explores the area of people management within the employer-employee relationship. HRM involves the productive use of people in achieving the organization's strategic business objectives and the satisfaction of individual employee needs. It is a major contributor to the success of an enterprise because it is in a key position to affect customers, business results and ultimately shareholder value. The module examines the following key areas of the organizational behaviour discipline:

  • HR strategy
  • Selection and recruitment
  • Training and development
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Employee retention and motivation
  • Labour relations

2nd trimester

EADA-Residential Training Centre

Negotiation Skills (Professional Development Programme)

EADA-Barcelona

Marketing II and the Marketing Plan

This core course focuses on the implementation of the marketing strategy and deals with the tactical decisions of the "Marketing Mix". Basic texts on marketing often refer to the "four P's" of the marketing mix: product, place, promotion and price. An important element of this course is that participants have the opportunity to work on a ´real` company marketing plan that will be presented to the management of the company at the end of the second trimester. Companies that have collaborated with EADA recently include Sony and Beiersdorf.

International Business Strategy

This course will cover the wide spread of strategy from start-up followed by growth, consolidation and the renewal of a business. The course focuses on international aspects of strategy and aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the strategic issues that businesses are confronted with when operating on an international scale at different levels of the company life-cycle. At the end of the course participants will be able to identify alternative forms of entering and servicing markets, as well as assessing trends in strategy development within the changing global environment.  

Operations and Supply Chain Management

This course covers the complex art of establishing what materials and parts will be needed and when, and how to dispatch finished products in the most timely, cost-effective manner possible, in order to meet the customer requirements and expectations. Supply Chain Managers oversee the set of operations designed to ensure maximum efficiency in this area, ranging from supplies to the consumer. This course offers a structural, conceptual and practical background that is required for radical thinking and for improving the overall supply chain. Both strategic and operational issues related to structuring and managing the entire supply chain will be discussed through actual cases.  On completion of this course, participants should be able to develop a global view about their Supply Chain and its potential as well as its limitations, taking into consideration a long-term vision and short term goals, as well as the strong interdependencies with other areas of the company.

Research Techniques

All Master in Management participants complete a final project which, completed in groups, provides a platform for acting, developing and learning, based on a real business situation. The project's challenge is to face the implicit critical processes in the different operational and functional areas of a company, trying to achieve coherence in terms of strategic decision making, based on the capabilities of analysing business situations and the variables of the organisation's environment, as well as in terms of the design of proposed actions aimed at achieving clearly defined objectives. The aim of the course: Research Techniques is to prepare participants for the journey of creating a business plan which is VIABLE, COMPLETE, COHERENT and CONVINCING and which can stand both the academic stress-test of EADA, and the market stress-test of the involved entrepreneurs and/or investors.

Elective Courses (subject to change)

In the second trimester, participants have the opportunity to choose an elective in the area of finance, people management or strategy. Examples of electives from previous years include:

  • Strategic Accounting and Decision Making
  • Organisational Behaviour and HR Management
  • Management of Information Systems (MIS)

3rd trimester

EADA-Residential Training Centre

Leadership Skills (Professional Development Programme)

EADA-Barcelona

Socially Responsible Execution

This course will introduce the participants to the concept of social responsibility and how it can become a source of competitive advantage. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice socially responsible reasoning and analysis with real business cases. The course will also help participants to become more aware of the social, technological and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise.

International Project Management

International Project Management (PM) is increasingly becoming an important international source of business opportunities, an industry in itself. The development of globally outsourced off-shore operations is pushing this specific sector from a rocket pitch into a highly accelerated progression. As a consequence, businesses need to be well focused, well designed, well organised; essentially well structured. This core course will explore how multilateral institutions operate to generate call for tenders and assign multimillion dollar contracts to qualified international PM specialists.  

Elective Courses (subject to change)

The aim of the electives offered in the third trimester is to provide participants with a 'track' which they can pursue in one of the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy

Electives offered in the third trimester change annually, but past electives have included InnovAction: Entrepreneurship in Action, Preparing for the Future: Business Sustainability, Coaching Skills for Leaders, Customer Relationship Management, Careers in International Sport Management, Financial Markets, Applied Performance Management, Brand Management and Communication, Advanced Business Consulting, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Sales Management, Change and Crisis Management, The Fresh Connection: the ultimate value chain experience and Management of Execution.

Final Project

The final project represents the major applied, problem-solving element of the International Master in Management programme. It will constitute an ordered, critical exposition of knowledge in an approved field, affording evidence of reasoning power and knowledge of relevant literature. The end product should be a piece of work with which the participant is satisfied and which is of benefit and interest to him/her and the sponsoring organization, in addition to satisfying the International Master in Management academic criteria.

The project must be undertaken in-company or in connection with the business and should focus on a problem or an issue of direct concern to the company. This may be an issue which has not yet been addressed by their staff. Alternatively, it could be a subject which has already been researched but could be re-examined or followed-up in a project in order to gain new insights.

Examples of final projects include:

  • Ads on Demands
  • Vitam: communicating you care
  • Ledmotive
  • Be Park: the parking community
  • Business Plan for LIFT Project
  • Sustainability in EADA: perceived organisational support for environmentally responsible behaviour

Diploma

Students who successfully complete the programme will receive two diplomas:

EADA diploma: International Master in Management

 

Official university diploma: Master in Business Management
Those students in possession of an official university diploma, or with an equivalent official diploma that allows access to post-graduate studies in the country of your university studies, will be awarded an Official University Master in Business Management by the Universitat de VIC, our university partner. This official university diploma is adapted to the European Higher Education Area in accordance with the Bologna Process, and is worth 60 ECTS credits.

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