AN INTERNATIONAL MBA
The UC3M MBA attracts international students from around the world. In an average class of 30 students there are around 20 different nationalities. With some year-to-year variations, about a third are from Europe, a third from America, and another third from Asia. The Puerta de Toledo campus, moreover, has a very international atmosphere, as other Master’s degrees also attract a large percentage of international students.
A third of professors are international and the international dimension of business is fully integrated into the curriculum through the use of international case studies, internationally oriented electives, and the discussion of international topics in the main core courses. Teamwork, which is extensively used in the program, and class discussions, provide further opportunities to exchange views and to learn from one another’s cultures and backgrounds.
Since business is increasingly global, the international nature of the MBA will help you in many ways. Personal and academic interaction with other MBA students with different nationalities will give you a better understanding of other cultures, which will prove useful when doing business internationally. You will also create long-lasting relationships that will help you internationalize your professional network. These connections will help you in the future, whenever you have to obtain information about a given country, industry or company.
The language of the UC3M MBA is English so that we can attract students from all around the world and make the class as diverse as possible. At the same time, living in Madrid will give you an opportunity to learn Spanish, one of the most international languages. The MBA offers extracurricular Spanish language courses on campus and the schedules are integrated with the curricular activities so that you make an efficient use of your time. Living in Madrid you will have constant opportunities to put this knowledge into practice.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMENT
Because of the university’s selective admissions criteria and high-quality academic standards, UC3M is a strong brand among Spanish employers, who perceive the university as a valuable source of talent. The university’s best business card is its network of alumni, who show their value day after day in all business sectors.
The university’s Career Services organize Madrid’s largest employment fair, Forempleo, sponsored by Accenture, Atos, BBVA, and Repsol. Forempleo takes place in October and is attended by around 90 employers every year, including numerous multinational companies. In addition, the university’s Career Services offer internship opportunities that are built on an extensive network of employers with which the university has long-standing relations. Because the MBA is a full-time program, students are encouraged to look for internships that start in September, once the second semester is over. A working knowledge of Spanish is required for most internships.
The UC3M MBA Program offers access to an international job market with openings for MBA graduates and also provides personalized coaching and job hunting.
The MBA curriculum includes two specific modules to help you to enhance your career potential: Leadership and Career and Personal Development. These courses are designed to increase your awareness about your personal strengths and weaknesses and help you to take the actions needed to improve your employability. They will also help you to develop a “personal branding” strategy that takes advantage of your academic background and professional experience and helps you meet your post-MBA professional expectations. Both courses are led by qualified professionals with experience in coaching and selection.
Given the generalist nature of the MBA, placement opportunities are present across all industries and for graduates with very different pre-MBA backgrounds. In addition, the AMBA seal gives ample international recognition to the UC3M MBA degree.
About a third of our graduates are employed at or shortly after graduation and around 70 percent are employed within six months of graduation.