Getting a master's degree at EU Business School

 

EU Business School's international ecosystem: Campuses in Barcelona, Geneva, Munich, and Montreux

With campuses in Spain, Switzerland, and Germany, and the availability to study online, EU Business School offers students an international environment for graduate studies. EU's master’s programs are designed to prepare students for an international working environment, teaching them the skills to deal with businesses and trading partners from different backgrounds. 

According to Alexandra Groeneveld, “It's important to do a master’s in English because during your profession you will have to deal with a lot of companies from abroad.” (0:49) Alexandra studied a master’s in Fashion and Luxury Business at EU Business School - one of seven available master’s programs taught in English. 

Carla Solimano, a Peruvian master’s student in Digital Business, says “the international environment at EU [Business School]” is one of its key characteristics. “I think it adds a lot of value to the students and the community because you’re able to learn new perspectives from different angles and different cultures,” she says. (1:57)

Alexandra and Carla form part of the multinational community at EU Business School, which encompasses more than 100 nationalities.

With emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East increasing trade links with European companies and institutions, the ability to operate in an international environment is a key factor employers seek amongst graduates. The good news is that 93% of master’s graduates from EU Business School are hired within six months of graduation.

Industry leaders at EU Business School

Dr. Svetlana Elinova, lecturer and former registrar at EU, explains that EU's master programs are designed “for students who are interested in knowing more about specific areas of expertise and in meeting industry leaders to find out more about the new trends in their industry.” (0:19)

Industry-specific expertise is a strong focus for the programs, and EU invites more than 100 guest speakers every year. 

Elinova says, “The industry-led master’s programs are constantly updated with trends from the industry which each program is about. Faculty members teaching at the EU Master’s School Program are actual industry leaders, who are, in the morning, running their own companies and then coming to transmit this knowledge to our students.” (1:20)

Alexandra Groeneveld adds, “Our teachers, they came from the field. They gave us real-life examples. We did projects on what they had really faced in their profession.” (1:31)

Students also have the opportunity to attend conferences led by renowned industry leaders, such as Chair and former CEO of Nestlé, Paul Bulcke, COO of Manchester City FC, Omar Berrada, and Co-Founder of Starbucks, Zev Siegl. The international diversity of the student community is reflected in a diverse array of guest speakers from a range of industries.

7 master's programs designed by industry leaders

There are seven different English-taught master’s programs offered by EU Business School:

  1. Finance
  2. Management
  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. Tourism and Hospitality Management
  5. Fashion and Luxury Business
  6. Digital Business
  7. Marketing

All seven programs are centered around industry-specific preparation and connection. 

“Our track record shows that EU master’s programs allow students to progress better in their career and move faster into managerial positions”, says Dr. Svetlana Elinova. (2:30)

EU master's programs are taught in the top European business hubs of Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, and Munich, as well as online. A combination of classroom theory and experiential learning immerses students in a real-world business environment and students frequently take part in guest speaker sessions, company visits, field trips, case studies, business simulations, and internships. The "EU experience" also includes extracurricular activities such as sports, activities, excursions, and other events.

The environment is designed to provide students with an enjoyable study experience while refining their industry-specific expertise. Alexandra Groeneveld describes the environment of EU Business School: “What I really liked during this year studying at EU Business School was that I met so many new people and made a lot of new friends. It was a good balance between having fun and being serious.” (2:11)

Flexible options for challenging times

EU master’s programs are flexible. The seven EU master’s programs last for one year if studied full-time, but are also offered as a part-time option. Studying the master’s program part-time takes two years to complete. 

Dr. Svetlana Elinova explains that students can commence their course at multiple starting dates within the year. Courses are also available online - a key necessity for institutions managing teaching obstacles during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The online availability of the syllabus is also optimal for students already working in the industry who experience time constraints from their work. Shifts to digital interaction and remote working are a transition that businesses and institutions have undertaken across Europe. EU Business School is following this trend, allowing for greater convenience and safety for students. 

Classes are small in size and dynamic. Supply chain management and retail management lecturer Luis Diaz explains that this "brings many advantages to the students as well as the professors. We can easily interact, and this allows us to easily hold discussions with different points of view. Of course, this is, from my point of view, beneficial and fun for the students.” (1:02)

The master's programs are designed to be as flexible as possible for students, allowing students to focus on their studies throughout this global pandemic. This flexibility, matched with the intimate dynamic of small class sizes led by industry leaders, creates an optimal learning environment. 

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