EADA, Barcelona


ernesto

The rankings measure several parameters and looks like that EADA is really good in career progress, but it is still not so well known among other Business School alumni, who are those who have to recommend EADA, not EADA Alumni themselves

The rankings measure several parameters and looks like that EADA is really good in career progress, but it is still not so well known among other Business School alumni, who are those who have to recommend EADA, not EADA Alumni themselves
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Oshrat.H

Oh, I always thought it meant the school alumni themselves! is it is the others, then i don't really get it - how can they recommend a school they didn't go to?

Oh, I always thought it meant the school alumni themselves! is it is the others, then i don't really get it - how can they recommend a school they didn't go to?
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Eloy

I agree it is a strange system, but it is true.

When I partecipated to the ranking as alumni some time ago they asked me to recommend 5 other schools, not my school.

I agree it is a strange system, but it is true.

When I partecipated to the ranking as alumni some time ago they asked me to recommend 5 other schools, not my school.
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Oshrat.H

How can someone rank a school he didn't go to?! this means that this parameter actually masseurs the "sexiness" of the school, and nothing else, and therefor is only a matter of how good the publicity of the schools is!

How can someone rank a school he didn't go to?! this means that this parameter actually masseurs the "sexiness" of the school, and nothing else, and therefor is only a matter of how good the publicity of the schools is!
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Eloy

Well Oshrat, agree with you but i do not know how important is this parameter in the averall weight of the factors of the ranking. Anyway unfortunately i do not know the answer, you should ask the ranking makers

Well Oshrat, agree with you but i do not know how important is this parameter in the averall weight of the factors of the ranking. Anyway unfortunately i do not know the answer, you should ask the ranking makers
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jorge lp

I am an EADA graduate so it both means that I am already part of this institution since I am totally satisfied of the MBA, but also that I had my time in choosing which course take so i can understand who is doubting where to go.

I decided because of accreditation & rankings, Budget and location. Having two of the three major accreditations (i would like the school to have the three of them anyway) and being in the rankings, it made me go towards EADA even if it is more expensive that some school at the same , or appearently the same, level. Then I could afford it and then Barcelona to me was pretty special.

I think the budget does matter and determines which school to take, but it should not be just the budget, take into consideration at least two more items

Good luck

I am an EADA graduate so it both means that I am already part of this institution since I am totally satisfied of the MBA, but also that I had my time in choosing which course take so i can understand who is doubting where to go.

I decided because of accreditation & rankings, Budget and location. Having two of the three major accreditations (i would like the school to have the three of them anyway) and being in the rankings, it made me go towards EADA even if it is more expensive that some school at the same , or appearently the same, level. Then I could afford it and then Barcelona to me was pretty special.

I think the budget does matter and determines which school to take, but it should not be just the budget, take into consideration at least two more items

Good luck
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Hi guys,

New here, read entire thread and am considering EADA as my primary choice due to the cost.

Can someone of you participating in the programme explain the admision process and how hard is it exactly to get in the EADA. (interested in international MBA)

And can you explain this admission test more? I dont understad what kind of test this is? English knowledge or professional knowledge?

Hi guys,

New here, read entire thread and am considering EADA as my primary choice due to the cost.

Can someone of you participating in the programme explain the admision process and how hard is it exactly to get in the EADA. (interested in international MBA)

And can you explain this admission test more? I dont understad what kind of test this is? English knowledge or professional knowledge?
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sally

You only have to take the test if you haven't taken the GMAT. They say the skills tested are similar to the GMAT.

I was accepted to EADA, but have deferred my admission until 2010 to have more time to decide and prepare to move to Spain.

In terms of the selectivity, you might see if they have a BusinessWeek profile, which would have information on that. But to give an example, I was accepted with a 610 gmat, a 3.4 undergrad gpa, and 3 years work experience. Not to brag, but I am a skilled writer, and did a good job on my essays. That may have helped me quite a bit considering my numbers aren't that high. But, generally, their standards aren't quite as high as ESADE, IE and IESE. I applied to ESADE as well and they put me on a wait list for next year :P (Which is good for me, because I'm not going until next year anyway!).

Once you apply to EADA the next step is the interview. I posted on this thread with information about what they asked in the interview: http://www.find-mba.com/board/9463

Good luck!

You only have to take the test if you haven't taken the GMAT. They say the skills tested are similar to the GMAT.

I was accepted to EADA, but have deferred my admission until 2010 to have more time to decide and prepare to move to Spain.

In terms of the selectivity, you might see if they have a BusinessWeek profile, which would have information on that. But to give an example, I was accepted with a 610 gmat, a 3.4 undergrad gpa, and 3 years work experience. Not to brag, but I am a skilled writer, and did a good job on my essays. That may have helped me quite a bit considering my numbers aren't that high. But, generally, their standards aren't quite as high as ESADE, IE and IESE. I applied to ESADE as well and they put me on a wait list for next year :P (Which is good for me, because I'm not going until next year anyway!).

Once you apply to EADA the next step is the interview. I posted on this thread with information about what they asked in the interview: http://www.find-mba.com/board/9463

Good luck!
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matt.cod

Hi Sally,

Thanks a lot for your feedback, but I had an interview with the EADA Director and the questions were very different from yours.
The meaning was the same, still to see how you would react, but instead of a brick was what would you do with a broken MP3.
I enjoyed very much the interview because even if there were many questions and it could not be conversational or it would take two hours, I really connected with the interviewer and it made me think a lot of my life and on what I expect from it

Hi Sally,

Thanks a lot for your feedback, but I had an interview with the EADA Director and the questions were very different from yours.
The meaning was the same, still to see how you would react, but instead of a brick was what would you do with a broken MP3.
I enjoyed very much the interview because even if there were many questions and it could not be conversational or it would take two hours, I really connected with the interviewer and it made me think a lot of my life and on what I expect from it
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sally

i had another interview that was much more conversational.. and it took about 45 minutes. .in that case the interviewer just asked only about 5 questions, instead of 25. I think the interview that was more like a conversation got deeper into what my real motivations and aspirations are. But each person has their different styles.
I was wondering if the more questionaire style interview is typical in Europe? The other interview was with an American school. I guess I will find out! I'm applying to a few other Spanish schools and will have something to compare it to soon..

i had another interview that was much more conversational.. and it took about 45 minutes. .in that case the interviewer just asked only about 5 questions, instead of 25. I think the interview that was more like a conversation got deeper into what my real motivations and aspirations are. But each person has their different styles.
I was wondering if the more questionaire style interview is typical in Europe? The other interview was with an American school. I guess I will find out! I'm applying to a few other Spanish schools and will have something to compare it to soon..
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ArushaJ

Conversational interviews are definitely much nicer, the interviewed has the freedom to lead the conversation. Instead being under pressure to define concepts or answering some unusual question is not comfortable, so no wonder that you do not like it. I guess the feeling you receive from the school is very important so you should think if you really match with a school you did not even liked the interview/interviewer

Conversational interviews are definitely much nicer, the interviewed has the freedom to lead the conversation. Instead being under pressure to define concepts or answering some unusual question is not comfortable, so no wonder that you do not like it. I guess the feeling you receive from the school is very important so you should think if you really match with a school you did not even liked the interview/interviewer
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hola people...Que Tal?


Me too selected @ EADA for the international MBA2009-10. What attracts me to it, is its internationalism, duration, cost and location...Now there are a few things I am wondering about before taking the final plunge:

- Job/Career prospects ?
- Academic quality ?

Even though it ranks #91 in FT rankings, it is so difficult to estimate its strenghts & weaknesses as there is not much info on www.eada.edu or the web world!

I would appreciate if someone from Barca, EADA (alumni/current students) or all selected students come together and make a informed judgement which will help us all....

Cheers,
mba_S_Pain

hola people...Que Tal?


Me too selected @ EADA for the international MBA2009-10. What attracts me to it, is its internationalism, duration, cost and location...Now there are a few things I am wondering about before taking the final plunge:

- Job/Career prospects ?
- Academic quality ?

Even though it ranks #91 in FT rankings, it is so difficult to estimate its strenghts & weaknesses as there is not much info on www.eada.edu or the web world!

I would appreciate if someone from Barca, EADA (alumni/current students) or all selected students come together and make a informed judgement which will help us all....

Cheers,
mba_S_Pain
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sally

mba_spain --

Have you read this entire thread? I think those topics have been covered in depth!

Overall it sounds like the academic quality at EADA is good. Some said the career services could be better, but that is a problem at many schools. The job placement statistics at EADA are similar to the top Spanish schools, it seems.

mba_spain --

Have you read this entire thread? I think those topics have been covered in depth!

Overall it sounds like the academic quality at EADA is good. Some said the career services could be better, but that is a problem at many schools. The job placement statistics at EADA are similar to the top Spanish schools, it seems.

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willy_32

Hi,

Concerning career, I have just finished my EADA MBA a month ago and I have a already found a job, as many of my my classmates...and in SPAIN!!

It seems that 20% unemployment is not existing in my class!

Ask for career service statics at the school you are applying to and you will see that numbers for MBAs, are slightly different than average, but if you meet the requirements (for example speaking spanish if you look for a job in span...

Hi,

Concerning career, I have just finished my EADA MBA a month ago and I have a already found a job, as many of my my classmates...and in SPAIN!!

It seems that 20% unemployment is not existing in my class!

Ask for career service statics at the school you are applying to and you will see that numbers for MBAs, are slightly different than average, but if you meet the requirements (for example speaking spanish if you look for a job in span...
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stanlet

I have seen EADA is holding tight in the position 90th in the world, especially I have seen in the financial times that is 2nd in the world for career progress in the Financial Times Ranking, what does it mean?

I have seen EADA is holding tight in the position 90th in the world, especially I have seen in the financial times that is 2nd in the world for career progress in the Financial Times Ranking, what does it mean?
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sally

1. I think most of the opportunities would probably be in Europe or Latin America.
2. Yes, you pretty much have to know Spanish to work in Spain. The good thing is that you can learn during the MBA program.
3. I think you will see more recruiters from the U.K. than the U.S. You can probably find a list of companies that recruit on the EADA Web site. At most of the Spanish schools, it's largely European companies that recruit. Many of them have operations in Latin America and want people who are both good English and Spanish speakers.
4. You're profile sounds decent, I think you have a good shot. EADA isn't quite as selective as IESE, IE or ESADE. If you're interview went well, I bet you'll get it. The fact that they interviewed you is a good sign! All you can do is wait and see at this point!

1. I think most of the opportunities would probably be in Europe or Latin America.
2. Yes, you pretty much have to know Spanish to work in Spain. The good thing is that you can learn during the MBA program.
3. I think you will see more recruiters from the U.K. than the U.S. You can probably find a list of companies that recruit on the EADA Web site. At most of the Spanish schools, it's largely European companies that recruit. Many of them have operations in Latin America and want people who are both good English and Spanish speakers.
4. You're profile sounds decent, I think you have a good shot. EADA isn't quite as selective as IESE, IE or ESADE. If you're interview went well, I bet you'll get it. The fact that they interviewed you is a good sign! All you can do is wait and see at this point!
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sally

Well, I am a native English speaker and have studied a little Spanish. I think it is much easier to learn than some other, Asian languages I've studied.

I've heard that it is possible to learn Spanish during the course of the program. Although, it can be challenging, since most of the people you'll be interacting with on a daily basis will be speaking English. You have to really make the extra effort to learn and practice the language. Try and make some Spanish friends (who also do not speak Catalan, which is the regional language in Barcelona.). I've also heard a lot of MBA students in Spain do not take their language classes seriously... and many of them do not learn very much. So it's really up to you to make the most of the classes and your time in Spain.

I recently heard a guy on the radio who lived in a house with Dutch people in the Netherlands and learned to speak dutch in 4 months! He had no previous knowledge of the language. So, if you really make the effort to immerse yourself I think you can learn quite fast. It would probably help to start studying Spanish now.. either by studying on your own or taking a class where you are.

As for the UK HSMP, they have some information onine that is outdated. They no longer use that list of schools, and have a new set of qualifications. There was a post on here about that somewhere... I will try and find it!

I think the HSMP allows highly skilled people to move to the UK *without* a corporate sponsor, allowing you to find a job after you get there. I think if you can find a company to sponsor you, you can go without taking part in the HSMP program. I do not know specifically how many non-European students at EADA get hired in the UK. That would require some research. However, EADA does have very good career placement statistics according to some of the rankings.

One other thing to note, in addition to the UK, Scandanavian companies also hire English speakers, who usually do not need to know the local language.

As for the reputation of EADA, I think it is quite good within Spain, although behind first-tier programs like IESE and ESADE. I am not sure what brand-recognition is like in the rest of Europe. Obvious, it's not considered as elite as some of the top tier programs, but I think it would be viewed as a place where you get a solid business education. If any one else has an opinion please ad it!

Well, I am a native English speaker and have studied a little Spanish. I think it is much easier to learn than some other, Asian languages I've studied.

I've heard that it is possible to learn Spanish during the course of the program. Although, it can be challenging, since most of the people you'll be interacting with on a daily basis will be speaking English. You have to really make the extra effort to learn and practice the language. Try and make some Spanish friends (who also do not speak Catalan, which is the regional language in Barcelona.). I've also heard a lot of MBA students in Spain do not take their language classes seriously... and many of them do not learn very much. So it's really up to you to make the most of the classes and your time in Spain.

I recently heard a guy on the radio who lived in a house with Dutch people in the Netherlands and learned to speak dutch in 4 months! He had no previous knowledge of the language. So, if you really make the effort to immerse yourself I think you can learn quite fast. It would probably help to start studying Spanish now.. either by studying on your own or taking a class where you are.

As for the UK HSMP, they have some information onine that is outdated. They no longer use that list of schools, and have a new set of qualifications. There was a post on here about that somewhere... I will try and find it!

I think the HSMP allows highly skilled people to move to the UK *without* a corporate sponsor, allowing you to find a job after you get there. I think if you can find a company to sponsor you, you can go without taking part in the HSMP program. I do not know specifically how many non-European students at EADA get hired in the UK. That would require some research. However, EADA does have very good career placement statistics according to some of the rankings.

One other thing to note, in addition to the UK, Scandanavian companies also hire English speakers, who usually do not need to know the local language.

As for the reputation of EADA, I think it is quite good within Spain, although behind first-tier programs like IESE and ESADE. I am not sure what brand-recognition is like in the rest of Europe. Obvious, it's not considered as elite as some of the top tier programs, but I think it would be viewed as a place where you get a solid business education. If any one else has an opinion please ad it!
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