MSC / MBA in Spain - Help to choose.


Rosnitzd

Good afternoon, I would like some help in clarifying a possible next career move. I am a Brazilian who has just turned 27 years old and already have more than 6 years of career in large multinational companies in the commercial/purchasing/operations areas and I have always had a dream of being able to work outside the country for a few years. I have fluent Spanish and have studied at UC3M during college for 6 months. My European citizenship should come out next year which I believe will open doors and I am looking to do an MBA or a Master in Spain because I believe that through Spain(because of the fluent language) it will open even more doors.

But because of the weak power of the Real currency I am looking to either return to do a master's degree in UC3M (possible to pay without acquiring debts) or perhaps an MBA in ESADE. What do you recommend for someone who has as a goal to work in Spain for a few years continuing in this sector or migrating to consulting (which I also have as a goal)

Good afternoon, I would like some help in clarifying a possible next career move. I am a Brazilian who has just turned 27 years old and already have more than 6 years of career in large multinational companies in the commercial/purchasing/operations areas and I have always had a dream of being able to work outside the country for a few years. I have fluent Spanish and have studied at UC3M during college for 6 months. My European citizenship should come out next year which I believe will open doors and I am looking to do an MBA or a Master in Spain because I believe that through Spain(because of the fluent language) it will open even more doors.

But because of the weak power of the Real currency I am looking to either return to do a master's degree in UC3M (possible to pay without acquiring debts) or perhaps an MBA in ESADE. What do you recommend for someone who has as a goal to work in Spain for a few years continuing in this sector or migrating to consulting (which I also have as a goal)
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Duncan

These are excellent universities and strong choices. If you can afford Esade, the outcomes are better. 

These are excellent universities and strong choices. If you can afford Esade, the outcomes are better. 
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mba hipste...

For consulting, ESADE is most certainly the better choice. Also check out IESE. 

For consulting, ESADE is most certainly the better choice. Also check out IESE.&nbsp;<br>
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Rosnitzd

Hello! sorry for restarting this discussion but added portugal as a choice because of fluent portuguese and tuition fees:


MIM:

UC3M - Spain
Nova
Catolic

which one should i am? 

Hello! sorry for restarting this discussion but added portugal as a choice because of fluent portuguese and tuition fees:<br><br><br>MIM:<br><br>UC3M - Spain<br>Nova<br>Catolic<br><br>which one should i am?&nbsp;
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Duncan

If you want to work in Spain, study in Spain. 

If you want to work in Spain, study in Spain.&nbsp;
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Rosnitzd

Good afternoon, here I am again with a different situation than I was in my previous question. Since that question, I was approached and entered the consulting world working for Accenture.


I feel that after my time at a startup focused on e-commerce and now my current experience in technology my mid-long term goal is to actually focus on a career in technology as a product manager/project manager/PMO.

As I still have my goal/dream of spending some time (2/3 years) in Spain working to continue my personal and professional evolution I am currently thinking of 3 options and would like your opinion:

MBA at UC3M - : pros : the price is much more affordable and I believe the madrid market is more heated and open for a foreigner who speaks fluent Spanish but not Catalan. Cons: I already studied there during college, I would go back to a city where I already lived instead of having a 100% new experience and because I have a degree in Business Administration I believe that MBA will contain repetitive topics for me

MSC in Digital Business ESADE : pros : it's a well known business school, I would be studying with a focus on the digital/technology world according to my medium/long term goals, I would live and study in a completely new place. cons : I would have to take out a student loan to pay for the whole course but I would be able to pay for my housing and other expenses.

Focus on trying in the next 14/18 months to make an internal change in accenture itself for a vacancy in Spain : pros : get perhaps while doing an executive MBA or some study in this sense, keep a good job in a recognized company, be able to pay for everything with salary. Cons: I don't really know the possibility that this could happen in this projected time

Good afternoon, here I am again with a different situation than I was in my previous question. Since that question, I was approached and entered the consulting world working for Accenture.<br><br><div>
</div><div>I feel that after my time at a startup focused on e-commerce and now my current experience in technology my mid-long term goal is to actually focus on a career in technology as a product manager/project manager/PMO.</div><br><br><div>As I still have my goal/dream of spending some time (2/3 years) in Spain working to continue my personal and professional evolution I am currently thinking of 3 options and would like your opinion:</div><br><br><div>MBA at UC3M - : pros : the price is much more affordable and I believe the madrid market is more heated and open for a foreigner who speaks fluent Spanish but not Catalan. Cons: I already studied there during college, I would go back to a city where I already lived instead of having a 100% new experience and because I have a degree in Business Administration I believe that MBA will contain repetitive topics for me</div><br><br><div>MSC in Digital Business ESADE : pros : it's a well known business school, I would be studying with a focus on the digital/technology world according to my medium/long term goals, I would live and study in a completely new place. cons : I would have to take out a student loan to pay for the whole course but I would be able to pay for my housing and other expenses.</div><br><br><div>Focus on trying in the next 14/18 months to make an internal change in accenture itself for a vacancy in Spain : pros : get perhaps while doing an executive MBA or some study in this sense, keep a good job in a recognized company, be able to pay for everything with salary. Cons: I don't really know the possibility that this could happen in this projected time</div><div>
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Duncan

Why do you need a business degree in English? Isn't there a master's that is going to add more? Maybe one in finance or digital finance?

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Why do you need a business degree in English? Isn't there a master's that is going to add more? Maybe one in finance or digital finance?
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Rosnitzd


I have not focused especially on the language since I can comfortably use English as well. Looking at this blog and especially this analysis https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-msc-mim-degrees-for-international-students-placement-52915 - I understand that the main business schools in Spain for international students only teach their classes in English.

Do you think it would be better for my career to get a master's degree in a subject that I have not studied/worked deeply in like finance ? I would have to look for a local university for them to be in Spanish correct?sorry if I got a little lost!


<div><br></div><div>I have not focused especially on the language since I can comfortably use English as well.&nbsp;Looking at this blog and especially this analysis https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-msc-mim-degrees-for-international-students-placement-52915 - I understand that the main business schools in Spain for international students only teach their classes in English.</div><br><br><div>Do you think it would be better for my career to get a master's degree in a subject that I have not studied/worked deeply in like finance ? I would have to look for a local university for them to be in Spanish correct?sorry if I got a little lost!
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Duncan

The MiM ranking is a ranking of programmes almost exclusively taught in English. That's doesn't mean these are the only programmes. For the roles you describe, you don't really need a degree. It's just the immigration is easier with a degree. So why not get a degree that adds to your knowledge rather than duplicates it? 

The MiM ranking is a ranking of programmes almost exclusively taught in English. That's doesn't mean these are the only programmes. For the roles you describe, you don't really need a degree. It's just the immigration is easier with a degree. So why not get a degree that adds to your knowledge rather than duplicates it?&nbsp;
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