Master in Business Administration - MBA Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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 of 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.
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.
- A highly International Program with around 20 different nationalities;
- Qualified students with average work experience of 5 years;
- International quality standards: Accredited by AMBA;
- A Modern Campus in downtown Madrid;
- A top Spanish university known for the quality of its business faculty.
Scholarships and Funding
The MBA Program at UC3M offers scholarships for students who will pursue the program in the academic year of 2023-24. These scholarships are tuition discounts that are granted based on personal economic conditions and on academic and professional merit. As an institution committed to academic excellence, UC3M promotes equal opportunities and seeks to attract the best students irrespective of their personal economic conditions.
Based on this policy, for the academic year of 2023-24, we offer the following scholarships:
For non-EU students:
- 2 scholarships of €18,300.
- 8 scholarships of €6,300.
For EU nationals:
- 2 scholarships of €12,000
- 8 scholarships of €4,500
There are three periods of application:
- From December 2, 2022, to January 31, 2023.
- From February 1 to March 31, 2023.
- From April 1 to May 31, 2023.
Because of the high demand for scholarships, we encourage all candidates to apply as early as possible.
- Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics. Homogenization Course
- Organizational Behavior
- Economics for Business
- Principles of Accounting
- Strategic Management
- Market Analysis
- Marketing Management for Strategic Advantage
- Data Analysis and Visualization
- Operations Management
- Managing People in Organizations
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Economics
- Managerial Accounting
- Career and Personal Development
- Business Modeling
- International Finance
- Ethics and Social Corporate Responsibility
- Responsible Communication in the Network Society
- Technology Management
- International Management
- Consumer Behavior
- Supply Chain Management
- International Economic Environment
- Valuation Methods
- Value Creation and Communication
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Emerging Technology Trends
Final Master Thesis
- Master Thesis / Business Plan
Program Tuition Fee
Spain's main business center
Madrid is one of Europe’s main cities and has vibrant leisure and cultural life. It is also Spain’s main business center -the most important Spanish companies have their corporate headquarters in Madrid- and its financial capital.
Centrally located at the heart of the country, its airport is one of the largest in Europe, providing wide options for intercontinental and intra-European flights. Madrid is also at the core of Spain’s high-speed train system and other important Spanish cities can be reached by railway too.
The program is delivered in downtown Madrid, at a central location close to the Royal Palace, Opera House, and Plaza Mayor. The campus building is one of the best examples of the 1930s “rationalist architecture” in Madrid, has been totally renovated, and hosts most of the university’s Master’s degrees, thus providing a great networking environment.
Close links with the corporate world
Career-wise, you will benefit from UC3M’s extraordinary reputation among employers. UC3M has close links with the corporate world and organizes the largest employment fair in the city, called Forempleo. The university has a large offering of internships and if interested you will be able to extend your stay in Madrid to take an internship and thus complement your studies with actual work experience in Madrid.
Within the MBA, our leadership and career development modules will help you develop your skills, identify where you want to go professionally after the MBA, and improve your “branding” to successfully continue your career after the MBA is over. You will also benefit from the support of our alumni network, a global network of professionals working in the most diverse industries and business functions.