Exponential MBA and Master in Business Management and Administration UIE | Universidad Intercontinental de la Empresa
The only exponential MBA with an official university degree
Exponential companies are the ones that dominate the world and in our Exponential MBA you will learn all the keys to leading them.
The 4th industrial revolution begins. Welcome to the exponential era!
An MBA is the best path of specialization to work in the business world. Our Exponential MBA is your best option to lead the organizations of the future: exponential companies.
What is an exponential organization?
Exponential organizations are defined as those capable of causing a much greater impact than their competition, “exponentially higher.” This impact has even been encrypted as 10 times greater, and all have the common characteristics that they are using information technology and communications and who know how to carry out their activity in the digital world, without losing the connection with the "traditional" market.
Also, to learn how to lead the companies of the future, this is your moment. After several years of university training in the Exponential MBA, you will acquire new skills, improve your profile and differentiate yourself to access the best opportunities in the competitive job market.
In the Exponential MBA we will teach you how to work and you will also specialize in this new paradigm of business management. The master is the sum of:
- Our Official Master in Business Management and Administration , in which a team of experts in the world of management and business will help you and accompany you in your progress. You will learn much more than knowledge about business management; You will train new skills and acquire the skills that companies demand from a young graduate.
- The Superior Certificate in Exponential and Digital Business will help you master the foundations of this new organizational model and the technological advances that make it possible.
- An international stay at NOVA School of Business & Economics in Lisbon (among the 50 best in the world according to the latest Executive Education ranking prepared by the Financial Times) will obtain the From Creativity to Innovation Certificate. An experience specially designed to enrich your international vision, explore innovation and creativity techniques and discover new ways of undertaking.
We are backed by more than 30 years of experience, during which we have taught 58 editions of the MBA, in which more than 1,300 young people have been trained who, like you, sought to develop their careers in the field of management and administration of companies and that today have brilliant professional careers.
Why the Exponential MBA?
The Exponential MBA is the only exponential MBA in Spain with an official university degree . With it you will get:
- the official Master's degree in Business Management and Administration awarded by the University of Vigo, of which we are an affiliated center
- the Superior Certificate in Exponential and Digital Business , from IESIDE
- the From Creativity to Innovation Certificate , taught by NOVA School of Business and Economics (NOVA SBE)
- the title of Business English: Business English Certificate , from Cambridge University.
You will live the exponential transformation. Throughout the program, you will not only learn the keys to management and innovation applied by exponential companies, but you will also apply them to real situations.
You will develop your "digital mindset", and you will be the link between technology and business since you will acquire the skills that technology management demands and also the knowledge on how to apply the key developments of this new era. The most innovative educational technologies implemented on our campus will become one of your tools, guaranteeing a quality training experience both in person and on the interactive virtual campus.
You will understand the company as a whole. With a global and generalist approach that will allow you to know the operation of all areas of the company and the relationships between each department. You will also be guided by a faculty with extensive professional and teaching experience.
You will learn by doing through practical cases, developing a marketing plan for a real company and making an annual operating plan. In the Master's Final Project you will put into practice all the knowledge acquired in the program and you will plan the process of creating and starting up your own company or you will help an existing organization to define its strategic plan.
You will be in permanent contact with business reality. Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to visit companies to learn about their operation from the inside, you will attend business strategy conferences and labor integration days with top companies at a national and international level.
You will carry out guaranteed paid internships. Our commitment to your development goes beyond training. For this reason, we will support you in your jump into the labor market through a contract to carry out paid internships, with a minimum duration of six months.
Curriculum - Methodology
The Exponential MBA lasts for one academic year plus a six-month internship period. During the school term, the program is taught from Monday to Friday in the morning and / or afternoon, thus requiring exclusive dedication.
The Official Master's Degree in Business Management and Administration consists of 90 ECTS that are structured in the following 6 modules:
- Business environment
- Tools for Business Management
- Business management
- Business Management and Leadership
- Final Master's Project
- Internships in Companies
The Superior Certificate in Exponential and Digital Business is composed of:
- Exponential Workshops: Exponential Sessions, Exponential Transformation Labs
- Digital Labs
The international stay at NOVA SBE to take the From Creativity to Innovation is the ideal complement to learn and work on different techniques for innovation management, deepen models of social entrepreneurship while developing different personal skills in an international environment.
Throughout the program the different modules are integrated with each other to favor your own exponential transformation process.
The IESIDE Professional Development service maintains collaboration agreements with more than 400 companies for your incorporation into the world of work. At IESIDE we have taught 58 editions of MBA, training more than 1,300 young recent graduates to make the leap to the labor market.
Given the general training provided by the MBA, you will be able to join different departments of the company. The functions our students have joined are those related to the areas of marketing and commercial (39%), administration and finance (19%), consulting (9%) and general management (8%).
Regarding the sectors in which the companies that our students join operate, the following stand out: consulting and auditing (23%), banking and finance (20%) and ICTs (12%).
The IESIDE Exponential MBA is aimed at young recent graduates from any university degree and without prior professional experience. The configuration of a heterogeneous group of recent graduates from different degrees enriches the experience of studying an MBA since different approaches and perspectives contributed by each of the students are combined.
The Exponential MBA is for you, if in addition to being recently graduated,
- you are moved by passion and the desire to transform the world
- you like challenges and have an entrepreneurial attitude
- you believe in teamwork, sharing your knowledge, ideas and talent while learning from others
- you are looking for new answers and solutions and are willing to generate them out of the box
- you take the risks of moving from ideas to action, responsibly
- you make technology your ally, both to understand and take advantage of its potential and to apply it in the development of solutions
- you don't think in a linear way, but you dream in exponential
The fundamental objective of the admission process is to select motivated, creative and high-potential people who not only stand out for their academic curriculum, but also for their interpersonal skills.
To start the admission process, you must send the duly completed admission form along with the following documentation:
- Recent passport photograph.
- University degree or proof of application.
- Complete academic record.
- Accreditation if you have an official English qualification.
- Updated curriculum vitae.
- Proof of payment of the admission process fees: € 100. (Rights to carry out tests, not refundable in any case).
Once the admission form is received, we will set a date for you to take the entrance exams, which will consist of:
- Labor personality questionnaire
- English level test
- Personal interview
Within 15 days, you will receive a response to your application for admission. In case of being admitted, you will also receive information on the steps to follow to formalize the reservation of a place. (1)
(1) Admission does not imply, in any case, the reservation of a place.
Price and Payment Methods
The price of the Exponential MBA is: € 16,900. Registration: € 850 | Rest: € 16,050
The payment methods are:
1. Single payment
If you satisfy the price of the master at the beginning of the program, you will benefit from a 4% discount. This will be applied once the registration has been paid and other discounts / bonuses have been applied.
2. Monthly payment without interest
Once the tuition is discounted, the remaining amount will be paid in 10 monthly installments of the same amount.
3. ABANCA studies
ABANCA offers you a special line of financing so that you do not worry about more than your training.
Who is the Master in Business Management and Administration for?
Who can apply to the UIE master's degree admission process?
Our Master in Business Administration and Management MBA is specially designed for recent university graduates who want to become solid, competent professionals and prepared to be authentic agents of change in the business world.
Curious people, eager to learn and take on challenges, with the ability to adapt to changes, who know how to work as a team, committed and willing to experience a transformation process.
Since UIE is a private university, in order to assess your candidacy, in addition to your transcript, the results of the admission tests and the personal interview will be taken into account, which will allow us to get to know you much better.
- Students in the last year of their degree, of any academic branch.
- Recent university graduates, under 28 years of age and with an official academic degree.
What will your professional profile be after the master?
The Master in Business Management and Administration incorporates, as part of the program, internships in companies. In this way you will finish the master's degree proving professional experience; without a doubt an advantage that will open many doors for your incorporation into the labor market.
The rigorous and versatile training will allow you to access many professional opportunities, covering all sectors of activity in public and private organizations, developing roles such as:
- Management and direction of the different departments of a company: administration and finance, sales and marketing, people management, international, quality and innovation
- general direction
- Advice and consultancy
- Teaching and research activities
The Master in Business Administration and Management lasts one academic year, with a total study load of 60 ECTS credits.
The study plan of this university master's degree is organized around four modules:
Transversal training, specialization, external curricular practices and final integration.
The Transversal Training module is oriented so that the student develops all the general skills that favor professional practice. We talk about aspects related to the company, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability, critical thinking, information search and analysis of sources, communication, teamwork and preparation and presentation of reports.
As it is a transversal module, it is common in different master's degrees, branches and areas of knowledge. Therefore, it is the perfect opportunity for students to interact within multidisciplinary groups, with common knowledge and interests, but from different points of view.
The module, which consists of 12 ECTS credits, promotes the development of sensitive people, with social commitment and respect for nature. It also includes training for research, critical thinking, as well as methodology and standards for the preparation and writing of scientific articles.
Research and sustainability
- Academic Research Methodology
- Sustainability and Innovation
The Specialization module, made up of 36 compulsory credits, constitutes the axis for the definition of the professional profile and is divided into two subjects: Business Management and Strategy and Management.
The Business Management subject allows progress from the operational vision of the business activity towards the strategic vision aligned with the general direction of the company. Each of the company's departments will be studied: Finance, Marketing, Systems and International, acquiring the necessary knowledge for their management, without forgetting the interrelation that exists between them.
In Strategy and Management, the necessary knowledge regarding the strategic process is provided: the definition, implementation and control of the strategy, helping to optimize the potential of students as managers. In short, this subject will enhance the entrepreneurial spirit of MBA students through the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to manage a company from a global perspective.
- Corporate Finance
- Marketing Planning and Management (Marketing Planning and Implementation)
- Global Business
- Information Systems and Business Intelligence
Strategy and Direction
- Leadership and People Management (Leadership and Managing People)
- Competitive Strategy (Competitive Strategy)
The Global Business subject is taught entirely in English, enabling the student to put into practice and improve their level of business English.
External curricular practices
The curricular internships consist of the incorporation of students into the labor market. They are integrated into the master's degree curriculum, so they have the same consideration as any other university subject, and are compulsory. They are regulated by university regulations and begin in the second semester. In addition, they can be extended to the extraordinary summer semester.
The Final Integration module consists of 6 compulsory credits and focuses on the development and presentation of the Master's Thesis. Each student, with the help of a tutor, will carry out a piece of work, which may be research, experimental or professional. The work must be publicly defended before the court designated by the UIE.
In order to qualify for the defense, in addition to having passed all the ECTS of the Master, the student must be in possession of the Practicum approval certificate and a B1 level of English according to the Common Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Our commitment to you , to talent and to society. Discover our scholarship and study aid program.
With our scholarship and aid program, we seek to support all those students who stand out for their daily effort and excellence, also taking into account their economic and family circumstances.
At UIE we are committed to investing 15% of our income in the scholarship program. We know that by combining your talent with the most innovative training and the necessary means, we can build the society of the future together!
Its objective is to reward effort and academic trajectory, as well as the search for excellence during master's studies, regardless of the economic situation of the applicant. It is our recognition of those students who are an example of determination and improvement.
Scholarships for Excellence
The Scholarships for Excellence reward students who are a true example of effort and talent, regardless of their economic or family situation.
The objective of these scholarships is to recognize the effort and encourage students in the constant search for excellence, determination and improvement.
How many scholarships are awarded?
A scholarship is awarded for each of the university master's degrees, at both campuses.
What Is The Economic Value Of The Scholarship?
This is a reduction of up to 90% of the price of the master's degree.
Who Can Request It?
Those students who have an average grade equal to or greater than 8 (out of 10) may request it.
To facilitate access to university master's degrees, this modality of scholarships takes into account, in addition to the academic record of the candidates, their economic and family situation. To this end, a scale has been established that determines the criteria for granting it.
How many scholarships are awarded?
It will depend on the resources available for scholarships and the number of applications received.
What Is The Economic Value Of The Scholarship?
They may cover up to 60% of the amount of the master's program for which it is requested.
Who Can Request It?
Students who prove a good academic record: minimum grade of 7, in a valid university degree in the European Higher Education Area. Students whose family income is within the thresholds established in each call. For the 2022/2023 academic year, they will cover a maximum of 60% of the academic fee according to the scale indicated in the bases.
Exponential Challenge Master Scholarships
UIE announces the Exponential Challenge with the aim of providing students with access to their university master's degrees through a challenge in which the participants will develop innovative, disruptive solutions with real application on a chosen topic. Up to 5 Master Exponential Challenge scholarships will be awarded.
What Is The Economic Value Of The Scholarship?
The scholarship will consist of 50% of the price of the programs.
Who Can Enter the Exponential Challenge?
The Exponential Challenge is aimed at students who are in the last year of their degree, recent graduates or young people under 28 who have finished their degree (with an official degree) and want to become authentic agents of change in the business world.
How will the Winners be Decided?
All ideas will be presented to a panel that, in addition to providing a detailed explanatory report on their evaluation, will determine who will be the winners of the scholarships.
In addition to our scholarship and aid program, at UIE we have designed a wide range of bonuses. Our objective: to facilitate our students' access to the innovative training they deserve.
- Single payment bonus
Students who opt for a single payment in the first 30 days from the start of the program will have a 2% discount on the amount of the academic fee.
- disability bonus
Students with a certified degree of disability equal to or greater than 33% have a 10% discount on the academic fee.
- Family bonus at the University
The second and successive family members have a 10% discount on the academic fee, as long as both are still studying. This bonus applies to first degree relatives: fathers, mothers, children, siblings and spouses.
- Alumni Bonus
Former students, both from IESIDE and from the UIE, and their first-degree relatives, have an 18% discount on the academic fee. They must prove membership in the Alumni association.
- Large Family Bonus
Large families with the general regime have a 5% discount on the academic fee. Those of special regime, 10%.
- Bonus for business competitiveness
UIE has signed collaboration agreements with multiple professional associations and colleges, so that the entities and individuals belonging to said groups can bet on their development under preferential conditions.
Financing ABANCA Study
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