FALL INTAKE 2020 – ADMISSIONS OPEN!
💡 ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
“I wouldn’t be where I am today as it wasn’t for ESEI, my company Tradler is a result of the practical knowledge I’ve gained and the network I’ve build up within ESEI. Two out of the five board of directors who advise Tradler were professors from ESEI with whom I stayed in touch after graduating. And the school keeps on supporting me even after my graduation.”
The Master Programme in Digital Entrepreneurship is equivalent to 60 ECTS Credits at level 7 on the European Qualifications framework. The MBA is equivalent to 120 ECTS at level 7 on the European Qualifications Framework. Credits issued by ESEI International Business School.
In regards the Covid-19 outbreak and studies at ESEI, we are confident that things will normalise pretty soon, and the Fall 2020 intake will go on as planned on campus. However, should you find yourself directly affected, you will be in a position to receive full refund of the tuition paid or process a deferral free of charge to later intakes available in 2021.
We do offer scholarship opportunities to students to help them cover a small part of their tuition fee (up to 10%). You will need to attach a scholarship form along with your online application and the other required documents. Please note that the deadline to apply for the scholarship for Fall 2020 would be 31-March-2020 and for Spring 2021 would be 31-Jul-2020. We evaluate each case individually, and apply up to a maximum of 10% if the case is approved. More detailed explanation on scholarship types and requirements accessed here
Job opportunities hugely depend on your qualifications, skills and experience. Around 10 offers are provided by ESEI / month, and we are in direct contact with more than 20 companies and 2 HR agencies for offers each semester. We offer assistance with all of this through our dedicated career services.
You can find more information about our Career Services through the following link
You can read more about career opportunities for international students in the following post
Student Accommodation Options:
1) we provide a list of student accommodation agencies that help our students find their ideal home in barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students.
2) there is a relocation package with an accommodation agency, you will pay a certain fee and they will send you the accommodation letter you will need for the visa, and they will do the apartment hunt for you and find you the specs you want. More details on both option can be accessed here
Non-EU citizens needing a student visa to study in Spain, should make sure to secure admission at least three months before the start of the courses to avoid delays in arrival to Barcelona. Late applications received one month prior to the start date of the course will be considered based on the available places left in the programme. Because of the limited number of places available in our programme, we advise you to start your application as early as possible. Applications are being received for Fall 2020.
Will I receive administrative support from the school for my residency documents?
ESEI has guidelines on all administrative processes undertaken by students and the school’s staff supports students with this on a one-to-one basis.
Let us know! We would be happy to advise you!
This module will introduce students to the concept of entrepreneurship: the principles behind it and what it means to be an entrepreneur in terms of the mindset and skills required to be successful. Students will be given an insight into the human side of entrepreneurship by looking at what the entrepreneur lifestyle is like in reality. The course will then ask students to come up with a business idea based on an everyday problem and apply the entrepreneurial mindset and tools they have encountered during the course to try and solve it.
This module introduces students to the financial issues faced by entrepreneurs and how they go about securing financing for their startups/SMEs. It explores the different options that are available to entrepreneurs for raising funds for a new business venture, and the pros and cons of these options. The course gives students an understanding of the function of venture capitalists and the venture capital cycle, as well as angel investors and private equity firms in the financing of new business ventures. It will offer insight into how these funding sources are accessed, as well as on the potential benefits and disadvantages involved. Students will examine and evaluate the funding journey from business-wide perspective, considering the nature of the business, the timing, the scale, the product/service, the market, etc. By the end of this module, students aiming to start their own business will have a good idea of where to start when it comes to financing.
Taught by a seasoned entrepreneur and intrapreneur, this module will help students grasp the importance of a strong business model and how it can be innovated using certain thinking and practical tools. The course will look at how to design and structure a business model in a way that unleashes potential and opportunity. Students will work in depth with a canvas tool which will help them better understand the priorities and consequences which influence decision making as they embark on their own startup or project, and will help them see where the weaknesses are in their plan before they get started.
This module focuses on what it takes to write a clear, comprehensive, feasible and persuasive business plan. The business plan serves as the roadmap to an entrepreneurial journey and is crucial to the planning and implementation process of setting up a new business. Students will understand what is required from the business plan with regards to its various sections, and will be shown its value both in terms of how it aids the internal development process of a business idea and how it functions as an effective tool for the external communication of that idea. When being used for external communication of the business idea, students will consider how the business plan should be adapted according to different audiences and objectives.
This module will take students through the different digital marketing technologies available and how they can be used strategically to meet the long-term mission and goals of the company. Students will explore how organisations employ tools such as social media, email marketing, SEO/SEM, apps, automation etc. strategically to market their product/service.
This module will introduce students to the lean startup methodology which aims to reduce the product development cycle and establish the viability of a proposed business model. Taking its influence from lean manufacturing principles, the lean startup approach aims to minimise waste and focus on exercising practices that bring real value. This means avoiding substantial outside funding, sticking to a simple business model and plan, and using constant customer feedback during the product development stage to ensure the startup is creating something that truly meets customer needs. Students will work on their own idea for a minimum viable product (MVP) according to the lean startup methodology’s build-measure-learn principle.
Disruptive products or processes can bring great success, and Innovation is possible everywhere. This module helps us put to rest the expression “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”, by examining the customer journey in their interaction with real life products and brands, and identifying where innovation can be made. The course applies the design thinking methodology, asking students to take a systematic approach to creative problem-solving in the context of business context. This approach will be a practical exercise and can be applied to any product or service.
This is a practical module that takes students through the step-by-step journey of building a website. Students will learn to understand and write HTML webpage elements and will grasp the basics of web design, looking at images, text formatting, colour etc. The course will also work with CSS to format websites. Ultimately, students will be able to plan, design, and publish a multi-page website, based on UX design principles.
This module will look at the transformative impact that disruptive technologies have had on traditional business models, as well as the brand new digital business models that have emerged out of this digital revolution. For a company to launch or adapt/survive in the 21st century marketplace, a strong and innovative digital business strategy is essential. In this course, students will explore how strategies for existing or new businesses can incorporate digital change and transformational technologies to stay competitive in the marketplace. They will also consider the value that can be captured from these digital innovations, for example in terms of cost-cutting and performance enhancement. Students will focus on the importance of an integrated digital business strategy in terms of products, marketing and operations, and will explore how this strategy can be implemented, managed and communicated effectively.
This course will take place off-campus at different CoWorking Spaces around the city. In each session students will be meeting professional and active entrepreneurs, exposing them to different sectors, companies, businesspeople and work environments. The module offers a practical learning experience focused on tangible outcomes, which will guide students with their own entrepreneurial journey. The content will focus on the funding, networking and pitching stages of launching a startup.
Every Master’s programme consists of 10 modules (5 per semester), each worth 4 credits plus a thesis (academic research or business plan) of 20 credits. For each module, students spend 18 hours in the classroom over 6 weeks. The semester is split into two blocks: Block 1 (first 6 weeks + presentation week) and Block 2 (second 6 weeks + presentation week). Each module is taught and graded by one teacher, before going through the moderation process conducted by the academic department.
The evaluation structure is the same for every module, broken down as such:
20% of the grade will be based on how students participate/engage in class and with the virtual classroom space, Canvas.
ESEI uses the project-based learning and assessment methodology across its master programmes. PBL&A connects students with the real world. The idea is that students participate in learning and assessment in a way that reflects the experiences of a working professional. This means learning and honing 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration.
The PBL structure is based on students working in groups. Together, they develop projects that require creativity and the ability to work together with other individuals who they might not necessarily get along with - just like in the workplace. This way, students learn to manage themselves, work as a team, negotiate and communicate with each other.
The PBL approach is entirely student-focused and mostly student-led. It adds a lot of value, meaning, engagement and fun to the learning experience. The main benefit of Project-Based Learning is that by the time students graduate, they will essentially have a portfolio of work. By working on problems based on real business, they will acquire experience that is directly applicable to what they’ll be doing as future employees or business owners. While working on projects, students sometimes get to collaborate with local businesses - not only do they tackle real-life business problems as ‘consultants’ for real companies, but they also gain valuable connections and opportunities that could help them develop their careers in the future.
Students are given the autonomy, flexibility and responsibility of working together on a project. It’s up to the teacher to decide on the format of the project - it’s very open, so for example, it can be a case study, a written report, a video, a role-playing activity, a podcast, a blog, a website, etc. The teachers create the project briefs and oversee the progress that teams are making week after week, with regular check-in points.
“The project based learning methodology is the most effective way to gain hands-on experience. Throughout the whole year we got to attend workshops, conferences and networking events with significant value to me and I think every student should take part in this.”
One academic year which is divided into two semesters:
Fall Semester (October to January) / Spring Semester (February to June)
All our Masters programmes are offered 3 days per week, from 18:30 to 21:30, and that is to allow our students to have professional careers in liaison to their postgraduate studies. Each course encompasses 18 teaching hours.
As per the Spanish Government, students are eligible to carry out internships during the course of their academic programme; after which you can change your student visa to post-study visa to find a job for the first year, then you can change to work permit when you find a job. We also offer an additional Specialization MBA programme which you can take after the first year to earn an MBA. It is also one year long and earns you a total of 120 ECTs. After you complete the two years, you can change your student visa to post-study visa to find a job for the first year, then you can change to a work permit when you find a job.
We are a recognised Higher Education Institution in Spain. Our Master’s degrees are private degrees awarded directly by ESEI and the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM). At the end of your studies, you will receive two separate degrees from both ESEI International Business School and the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM).
UCAM validates and jointly awards degrees of the following programmes: Master in Business Management, Master in International Relations and International Business, Master in Marketing and Communication, Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
If you’re interested in applying soon to secure your spot in the programme, you can be considered for a conditional acceptance that is only pending your final degree and transcripts. So you can apply with your up to date transcripts and the other admissions requirements; & once you complete your Bachelor degree and receive the final transcripts, you send them to us before the start of the Master programme.
The ESEI private diploma will be presented during the graduation ceremony, which usually takes place in July. If you need confirmation of the completion of your programme urgently, we prepare a letter signed by the school which serves this purpose. If you are eligible for the UCAM diploma
ESEI offers a dynamic programme of guest speakers, field visits and social events which are all included on top of your core academic programme.
You should try your best to attend all classes, though we understand that on occasion this can be impossible. Therefore, our master programme attendance policy allows you to miss 2 out of 6 classes per module, unjustified. The only reason an absence would be justified, meaning it wouldn’t count as one of your 3 permitted absences, is if you are unwell and can provide an official medical note. Remember that any absence will hinder your learning and thus likely jeopardise your results.
ESEI’s master programmes follow the Project-Based Learning and Assessment methodology. This means you will work on projects that reflect real business exercises, often in groups meaning you develop the key 21st century skills that are top priority for employers. Check out this ESEI blog post and learn all about how it works!
Each module has 4 assessment components: a group submission (40%), an individual submission (20%) and a formal oral presentation (20%) for your module project, as well as a participation grade (20%) based on your participation during classes.
You must complete a thesis paper of 15,000-17,000 words, which is due at the end of your one-year programme. You have the choice between an academic research paper in which you must conduct primary research, and a business plan. You will have a programme tutor who will guide you through the process and help you hone your thesis throughout the year, and the Head of Academics will run Thesis Clinic slots so you can have one-on-one support from the academic department too.
Before taking your IELTS, take our online english test to give us an idea whether you are ready to start the program with us or you need some extra time to study English. The certificate you receive from this online test, you can attach as the proof of english proficiency. The test is free of charge, can only be taken once, with a duration of 30-40 mins. Please take this English Online exam.
The link below provides you access to the short courses we are currently providing; their dates, times, and relevant professor. Each course is priced at 900 Euros, and applying to a course requires your CV & passport copy to be sent to us along with the course of interest. In the link, you can access the Business Management programme box field and expand the field for every course and you will see the timings of the module and the professor. https://www.eseibusinessschool.com/esei-short-courses/
Yes! Within your classes, you will have some guest speakers, and some of your course projects will happen in collaboration with real digital startups. Additionally, ESEI runs guest speaker sessions and visits throughout the year on different business disciplines, including some focused on the digital entrepreneurship landscape, which will provide relevant insights for you.
Barcelona is full of opportunities in many sectors, so there’s always something here for you! Given the programme you are interested in doing, we imagine that your dream is to launch your own digital startup, and this city is a fantastic place to do that. After all, it is a leading technology and digital business city, as well as a new business hub. ESEI will post internship offers on its digital platform regularly, but you should also attend some of the many networking events the city has to offer on digital entrepreneurship such as the annual Meltin Lab conference, which ESEI grants you free access to! It’s all about making connections and creating opportunities.