Need YOUR advice on : European University: Barcelona


mrevutsky

Hello!

I am an US citizen hoping to study abroad for my MBA program. I have been doing some research on European University. Can anyone share some information about this school with me? It seems very affordable, has small class sizes and is 'accredited'. Are there different types of accreditation? Would this program/ MBA be recognized at all in the US?
Do you recommend MBA anywhere else in Europe?? Barcelona seems affordable and would be wonderful to live and study there. But I'm hoping to get in touch with someone who attended or visited this school.

I know there are more prestigious schools like IESE and EADA, but they are really expensive and I don't think I can get in....
Thank you for your advice!!

Hello!

I am an US citizen hoping to study abroad for my MBA program. I have been doing some research on European University. Can anyone share some information about this school with me? It seems very affordable, has small class sizes and is 'accredited'. Are there different types of accreditation? Would this program/ MBA be recognized at all in the US?
Do you recommend MBA anywhere else in Europe?? Barcelona seems affordable and would be wonderful to live and study there. But I'm hoping to get in touch with someone who attended or visited this school.

I know there are more prestigious schools like IESE and EADA, but they are really expensive and I don't think I can get in....
Thank you for your advice!!
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Finlay

Well, I'm no expert on the European University, but I am also interested in studying in Spain.

Have you checked out ESADE Business School - Barcelona Campus?
http://www.esade.edu

For accreditation, look here at the terms:
http://www.find-mba.com/mba-glossary

The common one for the States is AACSB and for Europe it's EQUIS.

Other good b-schools in Europe are:
HEC Paris (France), London Business School (UK), Insead (France), IMD (Switzerland) IE Business School (Spain) Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands)

What sector are you planning to break into? Depending on what you study, you'll know if it makes more sense to find work in Europe or back in the States, after the MBA.

Well, I'm no expert on the European University, but I am also interested in studying in Spain.

Have you checked out ESADE Business School - Barcelona Campus?
http://www.esade.edu

For accreditation, look here at the terms:
http://www.find-mba.com/mba-glossary

The common one for the States is AACSB and for Europe it's EQUIS.

Other good b-schools in Europe are:
HEC Paris (France), London Business School (UK), Insead (France), IMD (Switzerland) IE Business School (Spain) Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands)

What sector are you planning to break into? Depending on what you study, you'll know if it makes more sense to find work in Europe or back in the States, after the MBA.

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Duncan

European University is terrible. Search this website and read the discussion about it. Also read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_University

European University is terrible. Search this website and read the discussion about it. Also read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_University
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Finlay

Why is European University so terrible? I looked online for the discussions but I couldn't find any.

Why is European University so terrible? I looked online for the discussions but I couldn't find any.

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It apparently had controversies initially during its early days due to a lack of recognition. It has since achieved accreditation in Europe through CEEMAN and ACBSP, IACBE in the US. It may not be a great university, but it is not terrible either. However, there are an abundance in choices for MBA programs, so shop around and look for something that suits your needs.

It apparently had controversies initially during its early days due to a lack of recognition. It has since achieved accreditation in Europe through CEEMAN and ACBSP, IACBE in the US. It may not be a great university, but it is not terrible either. However, there are an abundance in choices for MBA programs, so shop around and look for something that suits your needs.
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Hi,

if you wish to study in Barcelona, IESE and ESADE are definitely much better options, in terms of what you can learn and the career positioning you would gain afterwards.

Yes, they are expensive, like any other Top-Ranked MBA, but that's an investment in your future, while European University maybe would end up as a "holiday time" in Barcelona but not a real gain in terms of your future career advance.

The investment required is an issue which can be overcome, if your applicaton is strong enough to make you eligible for financing. Have you thought about that?

Hi,

if you wish to study in Barcelona, IESE and ESADE are definitely much better options, in terms of what you can learn and the career positioning you would gain afterwards.

Yes, they are expensive, like any other Top-Ranked MBA, but that's an investment in your future, while European University maybe would end up as a "holiday time" in Barcelona but not a real gain in terms of your future career advance.

The investment required is an issue which can be overcome, if your applicaton is strong enough to make you eligible for financing. Have you thought about that?
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mrevutsky

Thank you for your advice! I agree on all account. I have checked with EU Barcelona and they don't accept any outside funding. I explained my situation to them regarding lack of getting loans from banks, and there is nothing they can really do.
I will just have to apply to the top schools, that are recognized/funded by US Federal aid and banks.

But part of me just wants to go out there to live/experience the culture and maybe take some courses. I wish it was easier to get employed out there....

Thank you for your advice! I agree on all account. I have checked with EU Barcelona and they don't accept any outside funding. I explained my situation to them regarding lack of getting loans from banks, and there is nothing they can really do.
I will just have to apply to the top schools, that are recognized/funded by US Federal aid and banks.

But part of me just wants to go out there to live/experience the culture and maybe take some courses. I wish it was easier to get employed out there....
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Not only you can pursue funding from the US, but also from the Business Schools themsevles, no matter if they are located in Europe.

And, from my experience, it is easy to find job in Barcelona. It's a city that opens many doors if you are flexible and creative enough to see them.

Not only you can pursue funding from the US, but also from the Business Schools themsevles, no matter if they are located in Europe.

And, from my experience, it is easy to find job in Barcelona. It's a city that opens many doors if you are flexible and creative enough to see them.
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Finlay

If you have a desire to go to Barcelona and experience the life and culture, maybe you should do that. Perhaps you need to visit to figure out if you actually want to study there. Maybe you can make some appointments with schools or alumni to figure out the best option. I also think Barcelona is not so difficult to find a job. My only concern for you is the language barrier. Do you speak Spanish?

If you have a desire to go to Barcelona and experience the life and culture, maybe you should do that. Perhaps you need to visit to figure out if you actually want to study there. Maybe you can make some appointments with schools or alumni to figure out the best option. I also think Barcelona is not so difficult to find a job. My only concern for you is the language barrier. Do you speak Spanish?
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Duncan

... from my experience, it is easy to find job in Barcelona. It's a city that opens many doors if you are flexible and creative enough to see them.


Well, it's a lovely city but the MBA job market is really hard there, and everywhere in Spain. It's certainly not easy to find an MBA-type job.

<blockquote>... from my experience, it is easy to find job in Barcelona. It's a city that opens many doors if you are flexible and creative enough to see them.</blockquote>

Well, it's a lovely city but the MBA job market is really hard there, and everywhere in Spain. It's certainly not easy to find an MBA-type job.
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Evan2007

Do you speak Spanish?


Check that. Catalan.

<blockquote>Do you speak Spanish?</blockquote>

Check that. Catalan.
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Finlay

Come on, it's not that different from Spanish!

Come on, it's not that different from Spanish!
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Duncan

It's not that too different from French, Italian or Portuguese either, but it's a different language.

It's not that too different from French, Italian or Portuguese either, but it's a different language.
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