EAE Business School worth it?


Hi everyone

I just received my admission letter from EAE Business School.

I read a lot of old post where EAE wasnt recomended, but now they seem to be on a better position, almost at the same level with EADA https://www.topmba.com/institution/eae-business-school.

Also in the brouchers I got they state about ranking they have achieved.

My question is: Has the school changed? Is it worth my money and time? Top tier schools are out of the question for me budget wise.
Hi everyone

I just received my admission letter from EAE Business School.

I read a lot of old post where EAE wasnt recomended, but now they seem to be on a better position, almost at the same level with EADA https://www.topmba.com/institution/eae-business-school.

Also in the brouchers I got they state about ranking they have achieved.

My question is: Has the school changed? Is it worth my money and time? Top tier schools are out of the question for me budget wise.
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Duncan
I have not see anyone saying that EAE is on the same level as EADA other than QS, which also puts them on the level (the lowest one) as 50 other schools. What are your goals? Why not attend a cheaper MSc in a better school?
I have not see anyone saying that EAE is on the same level as EADA other than QS, which also puts them on the level (the lowest one) as 50 other schools. What are your goals? Why not attend a cheaper MSc in a better school?
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Thanks for your reply Duncan.

I have been having trouble finding other schools that are better and cheaper. I have seen options that seem to be on a lower level than EAE. Also, from what you can find online, the students speak highly from the courses.

My concern started when I read other post on this website, where you adviced other people to pursue other options.

I am a self employed person, an entrepreneur. Im looking to consolidate knowledge and get better tools to manage my business, and as a plan B in case they dont work as intended and have to find a job.

It has to be an online or blended program tho, so that narrows down the options.

Thanks again
Thanks for your reply Duncan.

I have been having trouble finding other schools that are better and cheaper. I have seen options that seem to be on a lower level than EAE. Also, from what you can find online, the students speak highly from the courses.

My concern started when I read other post on this website, where you adviced other people to pursue other options.

I am a self employed person, an entrepreneur. Im looking to consolidate knowledge and get better tools to manage my business, and as a plan B in case they dont work as intended and have to find a job.

It has to be an online or blended program tho, so that narrows down the options.

Thanks again
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I have also seen Merco's rankings, where they rank EAE highly, tho I am not sure whats Mercos reputation.

EADA was my first option when I started looking, but its out of my budget.....its 2.000 EURO more expensive than the most expensive program at EAE, the Global Executive MBA, and 11.000 EURO more expensive than EAE's Executive MBA.
I have also seen Merco's rankings, where they rank EAE highly, tho I am not sure whats Mercos reputation.

EADA was my first option when I started looking, but its out of my budget.....its 2.000 EURO more expensive than the most expensive program at EAE, the Global Executive MBA, and 11.000 EURO more expensive than EAE's Executive MBA.
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Duncan
Why are you focussed on schools in Spain?
Why are you focussed on schools in Spain?
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I wasnt at first. I was looking in Europe. But most programs I found were too expensive, or they asked for IELTS, which I dont have yet and by the time I could get mine the deadline was over. Im from Costa Rica, which made Spain the most convinient place because language and ease of requirements considering the little time I have for applying for this year.

Because work and personal reasons, I have to take the MBA this year.
I wasnt at first. I was looking in Europe. But most programs I found were too expensive, or they asked for IELTS, which I dont have yet and by the time I could get mine the deadline was over. Im from Costa Rica, which made Spain the most convinient place because language and ease of requirements considering the little time I have for applying for this year.

Because work and personal reasons, I have to take the MBA this year.
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Duncan
I don't find it comforting that the EAE website mentions neither the tuition cost nor the admissions requirements for their MBA. I think it's fair to say that with no minimum requirement, the quality of the students can be very low. From what I see elsewhere, it's in the range of €26500 to €28500. That is a crazy price for an MBA which is, as far as I can see, without any of the three accreditations. In comparison, you could take the Illinois iMBA online for less money: a top 50 MBA. For this price you could take the Magellan MBA via GISMA, the University of London Global MBA, the AASCB-accredited MBA in Zagreb (https://www.zsem.hr/en/study-programs/graduate-mba/), International Master of Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business or a pile of accredited and respected MBAs.... and have the money left over to learn an extra language.

[Edited by Duncan on Apr 29, 2018]

I don't find it comforting that the EAE website mentions neither the tuition cost nor the admissions requirements for their MBA. I think it's fair to say that with no minimum requirement, the quality of the students can be very low. From what I see elsewhere, it's in the range of €26500 to €28500. That is a crazy price for an MBA which is, as far as I can see, without any of the three accreditations. In comparison, you could take the Illinois iMBA online for less money: a top 50 MBA. For this price you could take the Magellan MBA via GISMA, the University of London Global MBA, the AASCB-accredited MBA in Zagreb (https://www.zsem.hr/en/study-programs/graduate-mba/), International Master of Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business or a pile of accredited and respected MBAs.... and have the money left over to learn an extra language.
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I am going to check out all of this options. Thanks for the amazing feedback.

That's the price of the global executive MBA and it includes three periods in Barcelona, Shangaiand New York. The executive MBA is 15.000 euro, tho I got a 6000 euro discount. The regular MBA without discount is 11 000 euro.

The requirements are on a different page because it's a Spanish program. But when you get a call they guide to which program you are eligible according to your experience and academic background.
I am going to check out all of this options. Thanks for the amazing feedback.

That's the price of the global executive MBA and it includes three periods in Barcelona, Shangaiand New York. The executive MBA is 15.000 euro, tho I got a 6000 euro discount. The regular MBA without discount is 11 000 euro.

The requirements are on a different page because it's a Spanish program. But when you get a call they guide to which program you are eligible according to your experience and academic background.
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mba hipste...
From the school's website, the MBAs they offer are nowhere near 11k EUR - they're all at least 26.5k. For that price, the UC3M MBA would be worlds better.
From the school's website, the MBAs they offer are nowhere near 11k EUR - they're all at least 26.5k. For that price, the UC3M MBA would be worlds better.
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From the school's website, the MBAs they offer are nowhere near 11k EUR - they're all at least 26.5k. For that price, the UC3M MBA would be worlds better.


Thats the Price I got from the enrollment officer. They have a different website for online programs www.eaeprogramas.es
I did the admission process and was admitted in the executive MBA, that with discount is roughly €10.000

The issue with UC3M program it's that is full time. Because of my business I need to take an online MBA. They do have an online masters in management but I think and MBA is more what I'm looking for

[Edited by diegoarj24 on Apr 30, 2018]

[quote]From the school's website, the MBAs they offer are nowhere near 11k EUR - they're all at least 26.5k. For that price, the UC3M MBA would be worlds better. [/quote]

Thats the Price I got from the enrollment officer. They have a different website for online programs www.eaeprogramas.es
I did the admission process and was admitted in the executive MBA, that with discount is roughly €10.000

The issue with UC3M program it's that is full time. Because of my business I need to take an online MBA. They do have an online masters in management but I think and MBA is more what I'm looking for
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George Pat...
International Master of Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business


It is virtually impossible to get into that program if you did not study at a greek public university.

Anyone that did not study bachelor in a Greek university needs to verify their degree by the greek naric, called DOATAP (doatap.gr). The process is BEYOND RIDICULOUS. It can take months or years(!!) to get your degree to be recognized as equal to a greek one and only then you are able to apply for postgraduate studies
As part of the recognition process, you will also have to give university undergraduate exams in a number of courses (sometimes more than 10 - depending on how much money you give them under the table) With around 5000-7000e bribe, you can get away with only 5-6 undergraduate courses exams)

[Edited by George Patsoulis on Apr 30, 2018]

[quote]International Master of Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business [/quote]

It is virtually impossible to get into that program if you did not study at a greek public university.

Anyone that did not study bachelor in a Greek university needs to verify their degree by the greek naric, called DOATAP (doatap.gr). The process is BEYOND RIDICULOUS. It can take months or years(!!) to get your degree to be recognized as equal to a greek one and only then you are able to apply for postgraduate studies
As part of the recognition process, you will also have to give university undergraduate exams in a number of courses (sometimes more than 10 - depending on how much money you give them under the table) With around 5000-7000e bribe, you can get away with only 5-6 undergraduate courses exams)

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Duncan
Luckily the European Union has helped encouraged the recent major reform of the law relating to masters programmes in Greece https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/content/national-reforms-higher-education-27_lt Let's see if that makes a difference....
Luckily the European Union has helped encouraged the recent major reform of the law relating to masters programmes in Greece https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/content/national-reforms-higher-education-27_lt Let's see if that makes a difference....
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maury
From the school's website, the MBAs they offer are nowhere near 11k EUR - they're all at least 26.5k. For that price, the UC3M MBA would be worlds better.


Thats the Price I got from the enrollment officer. They have a different website for online programs www.eaeprogramas.es
I did the admission process and was admitted in the executive MBA, that with discount is roughly €10.000

The issue with UC3M program it's that is full time. Because of my business I need to take an online MBA. They do have an online masters in management but I think and MBA is more what I'm looking for

If you're open to online programs, I can't see how this is the best option. There are accredited online MBA programs roughly within your budget. Check out ESCEM in France for instance. The main issue with EAE is that it doesn't have accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, or EQUIS which is a big red flag.
[quote][quote]From the school's website, the MBAs they offer are nowhere near 11k EUR - they're all at least 26.5k. For that price, the UC3M MBA would be worlds better. [/quote]

Thats the Price I got from the enrollment officer. They have a different website for online programs www.eaeprogramas.es
I did the admission process and was admitted in the executive MBA, that with discount is roughly €10.000

The issue with UC3M program it's that is full time. Because of my business I need to take an online MBA. They do have an online masters in management but I think and MBA is more what I'm looking for
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If you're open to online programs, I can't see how this is the best option. There are accredited online MBA programs roughly within your budget. Check out ESCEM in France for instance. The main issue with EAE is that it doesn't have accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, or EQUIS which is a big red flag.
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