The EADA MBA
We are committed to a personalised approach to learning, from regular one-to-one meetings with the director to individual executive coaching sessions. EADA’s methodology is based on small classes and active participation, encouraging feedback and personal follow-up.
The extensive experience of MBA faculty ensures real-world relevance and a strong pedagogical model promotes critical thinking and sound analytical skills. In the classroom, participants from all over the world share different experiences, backgrounds and interests, preparing them to succeed in a globalised world.
The unique MBA executive leadership development programme takes place over several modules in our Residential Training Centre. EADA is the only European business school with a campus specially designed to optimise your leadership skills through outdoor training, role plays and team-building activities.
Dates and timetable
Format: Face-to-face in Barcelona, Spain or live online
Timetable: Monday - Friday, full time (General schedule with exceptions)
APPLY NOW: Rolling admissions
Remaining places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with weekly Admissions Committee meetings
We are ready for the future. Today.
Learning that is agile, flexible and personalised.
We were all thrown for a loop last year by the global pandemic, and the higher education sector is no exception. At EADA, we are proud to have welcomed students back on campus in June of 2020 - and we have never looked back, with uninterrupted classes since then. For students who are unable to make it to class, we have adapted our methodology to provide meaningful personal and professional development through a variety of formats. Because the last thing you should be worried about in these times of uncertainty is missing a day of learning.
In an effort to offer full support and flexibility to our incoming class, EADA has integrated the new digital reality into our learning experience, delivering our programmes successfully in three formats: face-to-face, online and hybrid. This allows us to adapt to any challenges that our participants may face before or during the programme.
Whether you choose to study online or on campus, you will find yourself in real-life situations like the ones faced by today’s leading companies. You will get to know your peers through synchronised classes as you participate in the same discussions and share the same experiences – together.
The core of the EADA MBA: innovation, leadership & impact
The EADA MBA creates next-generation professionals who can innovate at the drop of a hat and inspire others to do the same -- all while ensuring a competitive advantage through sustainable practices. We believe that these skills sets are fundamental for the leaders of tomorrow, and you will grow in each of these areas through our carefully designed curriculum and strategy-building challenges.
Run with the best
EADA offers the only top-ranked, internationally-accredited MBA in the Barcelona city centre. We don't like to toot our own horn, but we have consistently placed among the top MBA's worldwide - and that's just a fact.
in the world
MBA in Europe
MBA in Europe*
MBA in the world*
Business schools in Europe based on MBA, MiM & Executive Education
* Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021
Focus on Innovation: think beyond the box
Innovation is no longer an option, it is a requirement. But making a product or service better doesn't happen overnight - and it doesn't happen without a rigorous understanding of the key concepts that have proven successful and stood the test of time.
The EADA MBA content takes a deep dive into concepts like market disruption, accelerated design thinking, the lean start-up methodology and global trends in tech and digital transformation, preparing you to make your mark in the future of business across sectors. Plus plenty of chances to put your new knowledge into practice, with bootcamps, conferences and challenges.
CORPORATE INNOVATION CHALLENGE
During this experiential learning initiative, you work through a mini-case together with the top professionals who lived it, identifying the strategies that lead to disruptive innovation and how to promote them in your team.
Find out if you have what it takes to launch your innovative idea in the market. Develop and pitch an idea that addresses one of the pressing challenges of the global community today.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRIP TO SINGAPORE
See innovation in action in Singapore -- the perfect city to analyse the benefits and challenges surrounding innovation, hosting a diverse ecosystem of companies experimenting with new ways to solve the world’s most challenging problems.
Focus on Leadership: inspire your team
Rome wasn't built in a day, and it wasn't built by one person, either. At EADA, we are committed to building up your skills and knowledge to make you a well-rounded professional with both the hard skills and the soft skills to succeed. From a specially designed executive leadership programme to challenges devoted to key competencies, you learn about yourself to be able to lead others better.
In the EADA MBA, you become an expert in the development and implementation of strategies that sustain competitive advantage by building relationships and gaining buy-in from stakeholders. Your soft skills are key in this process, and you develop the confidence, flexibility and creative problem-solving skills to leverage strengths and work through areas of improvement.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
EADA is a pioneer in the field of leadership, with our own leadership development campus providing high impact, lasting learning by pushing you out of your comfort zone. You develop an action plan that is your guide for personal and professional development.
THE NEGOTIATION WEEK
The Negotiation Week develops the attitudes, behaviours, and analytical and decision-making skills that you need to become a successful negotiator. Together with your classmates, you take part in a team-based negotiation competition incorporating a wide range of activities.
Through dynamic coaching sessions, you identify and define objectives, discover new resources and approaches, establish workplace action plans, generate bold insights and perspectives, and align your efforts. Your coach is your partner in pushing your growth potential and making your ideas come to life.
Focus on Impact: make change happen
Our graduates are a powerful force for shaping the future, and we are committed to a bold vision of tomorrow that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable for all.
At EADA, you learn the tools to imagine –and build– a future in which sustainability and integrity are prevailing principles that form part of every decision in every department of every organisation. You are at the centre of the drive to harness innovation and leverage the capacities of global business to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking into account social and governance impact.
You join the future generation of leaders motivating others to lead ethically and accelerate change towards a more sustainable, value-driven world.
A WELL-ROUNDED VISION
Our holistic approach trains you to anticipate future challenges in business, and to initiate change in an innovative and ethical manner. You are challenged to actively contribute to the international conversation on sustainability and champion ethics and integrity.
A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
As a non-profit foundation and an active member of the community, EADA is driven by the principles of inclusion, sustainability and transparency. EADA is committed to connecting you, the student, to the wider community. Throughout the year, you are invited to take part in initiatives with a positive social and environmental impact such as food drives, charity events and disaster relief efforts.
A GENERATOR OF KNOWLEDGE
EADA believes that innovative research into sustainable business and ethical management is essential to creating the next generation of business leaders. As leaders in research, our faculty has the expertise to help you develop responsible management strategies and align them with specific social, environmental and economic sustainability goals.
- Accounting Pre-course
- Intro to Statistics Pre-course
- Case Methodology
- Career Services Pre-course
- Leading Oneself
- Accelerated Design Thinking
- Disruptive Innovation
- Financial Analysis for Managers
- Market & Business Research
- Introduction to Accounting
- Marketing Management: Creating Sustainable Value
- Organisational Behaviour
- Strategic Thinking: Analysis
Corporate Innovation Challenge
Executive coaching sessions
- Leading Teams
- Leading Across the Organisation
- Strategic Digital Marketing
- Financial Decision Making
- Geo-Economics and Geopolitics
- Global Trends in Tech Innovation
- Management Control
- Managing Digital Transformation
- Operations & Supply Chain Management
- Strategic Human Resources Management
- Strategic Thinking: Decision-making & Implementation
- Valuation: Measurement & Management of Value
International Business Trip to Singapore
Executive coaching sessions
- Leading In Society
- Business Simulation
Paths of Development (specialisations)
- Sustainability & Business Impact
- Structured Finance & Private Equity
Final Business Project due
Executive coaching sessions
4th term (optional)
Exchange module abroad (optional)
One term abroad in one of more than 30 partner schools in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe Participants applying to take part in the exchange programme must complete the admission process (in some cases including GMAT, TOEFL, etc.) with the participating school.
Paths of Development in the 3rd term
With the EADA MBA, you get the best of both worlds: a general business overview followed by the opportunity to choose a strategic specialisation of 140 hours in the third trimester. Your specialisation allows you to focus on a particular area of interest and tailor the MBA to your specific background and future goals.
Sustainability & Business Impact
Become a leader in the new paradigm of sustainability by joining the corporations and entrepreneurs that have emerged as essential change agents in this worldwide transformation. Gain the skillset, knowledge and tools to lead the impact economy and develop a thriving professional career in the emerging field of sustainability.
TAKE THE WHEEL
Identify the sustainability challenges on a global level and respond proactively
Analyse the guiding principles of the new sustainable paradigm in business
PUT IT INTO PRACTICE
Apply key sustainable business concepts, frameworks and tools across sectors
DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE
Lead and manage sustainable transformation in organisations around the world
Structured Finance & Private Equity
Increase your understanding of the finance and private equity industry on a global scale. This is arguably one of the most exciting industry sectors globally, with South American and European private equity financiers experiencing significant growth - this Path of Development will prepare you to succeed.
DIVE DEEP INTO ANALYSIS
Analyse investment and financing decisions
Plan market entry strategies and perform risk management techniques
SUCCEED IN NEW VENTURES
Explore opportunities for entrepreneurs: leveraged buyouts and management buyouts
Compare international strategy and risk management
EADA reserves the right to make changes to the schedule and the courses offered during the programme. The destinations and institutions of the international business trip are subject to change.
Participants who successfully complete the programme will receive the degree "International MBA" from EADA Business School. Participants with an undergraduate degree that is officially recognised in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) or equivalent are also eligible for the university degree "Máster Universitario en Gestión Empresarial Especialidad en Gestión Empresarial Internacional" (Master in Business Management specialisation in International Business Management) worth 60 ECTS from the Universidad de Vic-Universidad Central de Catalunya.
Find out more about the EADA experience on our blog with alumni stories and the latest news about the school and programmes.
Do you want to start your own business in Barcelona?
If you want to start a business initiative in Barcelona, we can facilitate contact with Barcelona & Partners for their assessment and study. EADA is member of Barcelona & Partners as well as Barcelona Global.