FALL INTAKE 2020 – ADMISSIONS OPEN!
“I must say that ESEI turned to be very helpful in handling many challenges in my professional life due to its personal approach and focus”
The Master Programme in International Relations and International Business 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 the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM).
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 take a look at the regions of Latin America, MENA and Asia to give students an overview of some key contemporary global issues.
MENA: Students will examine the fault lines and sources of tension and instability in the MENA region and then progress to a geopolitical focus on the region (alliances and rivalries and the role of regional and global actors).
Latin America: Latin America is witnessing a surge in economic activity at a time when politics in the region has never been more interesting. The implications of this on global trade and relations is fascinating, and of central importance to understand. This section zooms in on the most salient developments in the region, their background, and their impact on how business and politics in latin America and beyond.
Contemporary India and China: It is beyond debate that China and India are of fundamental importance to the global economy, but many aspects of their geopolitics and trade policy remain misunderstood. Here students examines the practical aspects of contemporary China and India, which are essential if we are to make sense of current events and developments in the region.
This module introduces students to the main contemporary geopolitical trends and focuses on the major strategies developed by the grand powers of the international system, as well as the interplay among them and their consequences for international relations. It also aims to introduce students to modern macroeconomic analysis of economic fluctuations and growth by looking at fiscal, monetary, labour market, exchange rate and balance of payment and trade policy issues, as well as the impact of government policy on business.
In this module, students investigate the structures and systems that underpin global governance and look closely at the world’s major international organisations. The course explores how these organisations – such as the United Nations and the World Bank – have grown and transformed since their formation, and also delves into the ever-expanding role of private institutions and authorities in the management of the global economy. Students will be asked to explore the historical beginnings of the current global governance structures and will be introduced to key global governance theories and concepts, in order to be able to analyse their role and relationship with key areas such as trade, finance, knowledge, business and the environment.
This module aims to introduce students to modern macroeconomic analysis of economic fluctuations and growth by looking at fiscal, monetary, labour market, exchange rate and balance of payment and trade policy issues, as well as the impact of government policy on business. We develop an understanding of how businesses and organizations design and adapt their organisational strategy to gain competitive advantage. Having the best strategic plan in the world is for nothing if the implementation goes badly. In this module we look at the crucial steps including how to manage the organisational change which comes with strategy implementation.
This module aims to introduce the critical success factors for effective verbal and nonverbal communication in the context of the workplace, both in terms of internal communication and external communication, including training students in public speaking. It looks at different negotiation and conflict resolution techniques and the various contexts they may be applied in. The course also develops students’ networking skills and expands their networking opportunities in the city of Barcelona, giving students the opportunity to put what they learn into practice.
This module explores the cross-cultural issues that arise from working in international teams and how these can impact upon management. This will be done through the examination of cultural theories, concepts and models and their application to real business scenarios, taking into account different governance and institutional systems. Students also delve into the role a diversity and inclusion agenda can play in not only creating a fairer organisation, but also a more productive and successful one.
This module introduces students to financial management, looking at the company-wide impact of financial decision-making within the context of a for-profit organisation. Students will examine budget forecasting and detailed financial analysis for effective budget management. This module will demonstrate the building blocks of financial management that are essential knowledge for any corporate manager or business owner.
The objective of this module is not to become a lawyer, but to understand when you need to call one. In this module, students examine the principles of international law that those working in international business will frequently come into contact with, and learn when and how we need to consult with a legal professional.
This module covers the infrastructure for communication and the way in which it can be managed strategically, as well as the strategic role of PR in how an organisation’s message is built and communicated. It will focus on the defining of communication goals and how resources can be selected and applied to achieve these goals. Content strategies will be examined through case studies, and students will explore how other business functions come into play in an integrated communications strategy. The strategic role of PR in both the creation and management of organisational reputation and image will also be evaluated, and the course will pay particular attention to the impact of new media technologies on the world of spin, image and relationships.
This module introduces students to the guiding principles of International Trade. It starts broad by examining the setting up, developing and managing of an efficient Export Department within the context of global trade agreements, and then zooms in to the essentials of Incoterms, payment terms and the contract of sale. We are all aware of the increasing interconnections in today’s world, but to what extent are we equipped to deal with it? Students entering the business world will invariably come into contact with offshoring and outsourcing situations, which are some of the key drivers in today’s globalized world. This module helps to equip students on what is involved in handling such situations.
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 a real business that works within the field. Additionally ESEI runs guest speaker sessions throughout the year, almost all of which will come from international organisations or companies, which will provide relevant insights for you.
Barcelona is full of opportunities in many sectors, so there’s always something here for you! 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. It’s all about making connections and creating opportunities! It’s also important to connect with your teachers who work in International Business or Relations, as they can help guide you and find opportunities.