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Master in Business Administration - MBA

Graduate School of Business

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Direction
Prof. Jaime Ortega Diego
Deputy Direction
Prof. Samira Reis
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
60 ECTS
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

 Open 

☛  Places available: 40

Departments
Business Administration Department

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  • Inicio

    This is the only MBA Program offered at UC3M and the only one accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). It is also the only Master’s degree with a double international accreditation (AMBA and AACSB).

    The MBA is an 11-month, full-time program delivered in English and has a long tradition within the university as it has been offered for almost 20 years. Classes take place on weekdays, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the university’s unique campus in downtown Madrid (Puerta de Toledo). Students are highly international and have an average of over 5 years work experience. Faculty includes a balanced mix of business consultants, managers, and academics, with degrees from top international universities.

    As part of the MBA, students participate in the development of high-technology start-ups. They benefit from a unique partnership with the university’s Science Park and business incubator which allows them to work side by side with high tech entrepreneurs and inventors. This partnership has been nominated by AMBA for the 2020 Business School Innovation Award.

    As a public institution we are committed to equal opportunity, which is why we offer competitive fees which are low compared to private schools. The tuition cost of the MBA is €19,800 in general and €13,500 for European Union nationals. Because UC3M is a state-owned university, low fees do not imply any compromise in our  standards of quality, as proven by our double international accreditation and by the hundreds of students who have graduated from our program since 2000 and who have successful professional careers around the world and in the most diverse industries.

    The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the most pressing business challenges of today, with a particular emphasis on digitalization, sustainability, and internationalization. But the MBA is more than its curriculum: it is a life-changing experience.
     

     More information 

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    🎥 │ Master in Business Administration

     

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    Reasons to study MBA

     

    │THE MBA IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ Only UC3M degree with 2 international accreditations: AMBA and AACSB
    • ☛ Over 90 percent of students are international
    • ☛ 60 percent of professors are international or have achieved their degrees in foreign universities
    • ☛ Selective students with previous professional experience of more than 5 years
    • ☛ 11-month degree (intakes in September)
  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY

    The core of the programme’s faculty comes from the university’s business school, the Department of Business Administration. The Department is widely recognized as one of the top business research institutions in Spain. Professors are hired from top PhD programmes in the world.

    Professors who excel in their fields and are truly passionate about teaching are invited to teach at the MBA program.

    UC3M FACULTY

    • BERENGUER, GEMMA
      Department of Business Administration
      Assistant Professor
      PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research - University of California, Berkeley
      Brief CV
    • CAMINO BLASCO, DAVID
      Department of Business Administration
      Full Professor
      Master in Public Administration - Harvard University
      PhD in Economics and Business - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
      Brief CV
    • DESENDER, KURT
      Department of Business Administration
      Assistant Professor
      PhD in Economics, Management and Organization - Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
      Brief CV
    • DIAS DOS REIS, SAMIRA
      Department of Business Administration
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Business Administration - Bocconi University (Italy)
      Brief CV
    • DUQUE, LOLA
      Department of Business Administration
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Business - Universidad de Barcelona
      Brief CV
    • MUÑOZ, ALBERTO
      Department of Statistics
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Mathematics - Universidad de Salamanca
      Brief CV
    • ORTEGA DIEGO, JAIME
      Department of Business Administration
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
      Brief CV
    • STIRPE, LUIGI
      Department of Business Administration
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Business Administration - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ANGEL, JULIE​T
      MBA - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    • BAXTER, EOIN
      FCCA Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (of Britain and Ireland)
      BAXTER BUSINESS SERVICES
    • BELLÓN NÚÑEZ-MERA, CARLOS
      PhD in Finance - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
    • CABRERA, MATÍAS
      PhD - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
      BBVA
    • CASTELLANOS QUINTANA, JUAN VICENTE
      BA in Political Science and Sociology - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
      TNS
    • CEBALLOS, MANUEL
      PhD - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
      IE BUSINESS SCHOOL, UEM AND UCJC
       
    • DE RUS GUTIERREZ, JUAN​
      MSc. Behavioral Science - London School of Economics and Political Science
    • DI GIORGI, GRAZIELA​
      MBA - COPPEAD
      SCOPEN
    • GONZÁLEZ MANZANO, CRISTINA
      Master’s degree in HR - ESIC
      TALENT CONSULTANT
    • MELNYK, VLADIMIR
      PhD in Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
      UNIVERSITY OF WAGENINGEN (NETHERLANDS)
    • MORENO, ARTURO
      MBA - MIT Sloan School of Management
    • SANTOS FRANCO, DIOGO
      MBA - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
      SIEMENS DIGITAL INDUSTRIES SOFTWARE
    • SECO BENEDICTO, MAITE
      PhD in Economics - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    • VICENTE, SERGIO
      PhD - New York University
      UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG
    • YAZDANI, MORTEZA
      PhD - Universidad Europea de Madrid
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      Requirements

      • Bachelor’s degree. Foreign applicants must possess an equivalent degree (three or more years of university studies) from an official university.
      • Work experience: at least three years.

       

      INTRODUCTORY COURSES

      In general terms, depending on the entry profile:

      • students coming from degrees in Business Administration must take course Quantitative methods update
      • students coming from degrees in Engineering must take courses Finance update and Accounting update
      • the rest of the admission profiles must take the three training complements

      However, the MBA management team will evaluate the profile of the students, based on their academic background and professional experience. This assessment may lead in some cases to assign additional complementary courses or exclude some of them.

      The dates and schedules of the Formative Complements can be consulted here.

       

      Admission criteria

      Admission to the MBA Program is highly selective and is based on merit grounds. The admission process is individualized and we do not require GMAT because we use a more personalized approach to assess the quality of the candidates.

      Admission will be decided by the Master’s Academic Committee. Candidate selection will be done on the basis of the following criteria:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Academic Excellence 20 points
      Work experience 40 points
      Motivation and interest 20 points
      Student´s capacity 20 points

      *Measured in terms of average (or expected) mark in BSc (or equivalent) Degree

       

      IMPORTANT

      Because visa application processes can be lengthy, we advise international candidates to submit their application to the MBA as soon as possible and to also contact their Spanish consulate early to make sure they can conclude the visa application process on time.

      Language Requirements

      Since English is the official language of the program, a high level of knowledge of written and spoken English is required. This knowledge can be credited with the results of the TOEFL or IELTS, the Certificate of English at the Carlos III University of Madrid, or Cambridge ESOL.

      Minimum grade for proof of English Command:

      • TOEFL (iBT): score of 95
      • IELTS: average score of 7.0
      • Cambridge ESOL: Certifcate in Advanced English (CAE) Common European Framework (Languages): C1 level
      • TOEIC (Four Skills) ≥ 1305

      Students whose native language is English and students who have completed their Bachelor's university studies in English will have the English test requirement waived, upon presentation of the corresponding documentation.

      Documentation

      Supporting Documents required with the application form:

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      TUITION FEES*

      Reservation fee: €3,000 

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €13,500 (€225/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €19,800 (€330/ECTS credit)

      ✎│Tuition fees
       

      NOTE: the indicated public prices do not include in any case, neither the ECTS corresponding to the Formative Complements that the student must take (only master's degrees with previous Formative Complements), nor the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

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      * Current fees for the 23/24 academic year, pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the 24/25 academic year.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025

    CALL AM01-24/25 *

    For the academic year 2024-2025 a call has been published for a maximum of 20 scholarships for payment of the net enrolment fees for students accepted into the Master’s, with the following provision:

    EU students:

    • 8 scholarships of €4,500
    • 2 scholarship of €12,000

    Non EU students:

    • 8 scholarships of €6,300
    • 2 scholarship of €18,300

    To apply, you must have completed the application for admission to the Master’s.
     

    Application deadline: May 31, 2024
     

    Partial resolutions:

    • first partial resolution: published on 8/3/2024
    • second partial resolution: published on 23/5/2024
    • third partial resolution: from June 20, 2024

    * The number of grants and amounts specified in the call, may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply to them, can be even deserted as assessed by the Selection Committee for each program.

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    General information on scholarships

    The MBA Program offers a large number of scholarships of different value which are applied as tuition discounts. Their aim is to ensure that the best professionals can engage in the MBA Program, irrespective of their economic resources or country of origin. More information about scholarships can be obtained through the link below or by e-mail at mba@uc3m.es.


    🎓 │ Scholarships to study a University Master

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

    Check the Master’s schedule

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    FORMATIVE COMPLEMENTS

    📌 The schedules of the Formative Complements for the 2024/25 academic year will be published soon.

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

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    Material Resources of the programme

    Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

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