Do you live in Madrid and are you looking for information about the best Business Schools that offer studies related to the company and that are in this city?
The capital of Spain, together with Barcelona, is the cradle of many of the first Business Schools or Business Schools that emerged in our country . Currently, there is quite a supply. We have made a list of the main and most important centers that provide training related to business administration and management.
Next, you can see all the schools, learn a little about their history, what studies there are beyond the MBA and what characteristics stand out in each one.
List of Business Schools in Madrid
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN MADRID
In the Spanish capital, the Madrid Chamber of Commerce provides its training through the Business Training Institute. This official center collaborates with the most renowned universities in the city, such as the Autonomous University, the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE), Cambridge, etc.
The training offer is wide with courses and masters designed to respond to the current needs and challenges of companies and professionals from Madrid. Among this offer we find in the Chamber of Madrid both the famous MBA and other master’s degrees, university degrees, specific courses, Cycles of Higher Degrees, Language Certificates, etc.
Learning system of the MBA, a highly recognized program among Madrid professionals and businessmen, is based on techniques where students practice and exercise concepts in the classroom . The objectives are:
- Master the subjects related to the direction of the functional areas of the company.
- Develop skills that generate a high impact on their professional and/or business activities.
- Provide students with tools for strategic and effective decision-making.
The teaching staff of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce , due to their knowledge of business reality and prestige, is an aspect to take into account. It is made up of very prominent managers and professionals from the academic and business world. This aspect is very favorable because the students benefit directly from the real experience and knowledge of experts.
The center is located in the Arturo Soria area , very close to the center of the capital and accessible by both public and private transport. It stands out for its spacious facilities and its free services for students such as parking, a library, conference rooms, numerous classrooms, a restaurant and a cafeteria.
CESMA Business School is a collaborating center of the Catholic University of Murcia . This agreement allows the first center to offer both its own qualifications and those of an official nature (face-to-face and online) for those who wish to investigate, doctorate or take an exam in the area of business knowledge.
In addition to the headquarters in Madrid, there are two others in Latin America , exactly in Bogotá (Colombia) and Lima (Peru). In Europe there is also a branch in Prague (Czech Republic). The center also has other agreements with international universities, and seeks to expand and strengthen its relations abroad.
There are, apart from the CESMA MBA, programs and masters of many other types, modalities and schedules. They also offer personalized In-Company training for companies.
One of the best Business Schools in the world according to many MBA rankings . Founded in 1973 in Madrid, with the name of Instituto de Empresa, although currently it only retains the acronym and its name is IE Business School.
In 2019, The Financial Times published a ranking in which it was positioned as the third best business school in Spain. Has two campuses, one in Madrid and a second campus located in Segovia.
The MBA is offered in two formats: full-time and part-time, also called Executive MBA. The full-time Master of Business Administration is available under three modalities: Tech MBA, International and Global MBA online. Due to their international nature, these programs are taught entirely in English. The Executive MBA aimed at professionals who have to combine studies with work activity is offered in a hybrid modality , where learning is carried out through face-to-face sessions and virtual classes. This master is taught in English and Spanish, with the option for the participant to choose a combination of the two languages.
This Business School encourages students to compete among themselves and with other students from Business Schools in other countries by taking practical business management tests. In this way, students are trained in overcoming difficult situations and problem solving.
The Instituto de Empresa offers graduates various types of resources to support and advise them in the projection of their professional careers . Some of these resources are the employment exchange, specific professional development workshops, orientation services and preparation of the Curriculum.
It also provides a platform with a Directory of current students and graduates from other promotions so that they can maintain contact with their classmates or communicate with other former students residing in any area of the world.
It was born in 1955 with the encouragement of the Ministry of Education and Industry, becoming the first Spanish business school.
This school appears as the sixth best school in Spain, according to the QS ranking in 2019. Worldwide, it is ranked 201 . The center has several offices, one in Madrid and another two in Seville and Elche.
In addition to the generic MBA , we find a small list of very specialized MBAs that we have not included in the general sections:
- Aerospace Digital MBA in Madrid
- Mining MBA in Seville.
- Aerospace MBA in Seville
Among its training offer, there are also quite a few Executive studies and also in the areas of the environment and sustainability. In 2013, it became the first business school to offer Big Data training.
The Center for Financial Studies was founded in 1977. It offers both courses and master’s degrees as well as preparation for oppositions to public administrations.
Currently, together with UDIME (Universidad a Distancia de Madrid) they have formed the CEF-UDIMA group to offer joint titles and also publish books and manuals available in their online store.
According to Wikipedia, it is the oldest Business School in the world. It is established in 1819 in France, and currently has campuses in Warsaw, Paris, Turin, Madrid, Berlin and London.
The international spirit of this school lies in the fact that all the campuses are interconnected , and the students are usually people who want to be on the move, since the programs are not usually taught exclusively in one place, but generally include stays abroad.
In the class of 1827-1828, 20% of the students were foreigners. This fact symbolizes the international character that has defined the school since its inception.
It has very good positions in the rankings in general, and several accreditations , including by the AMBA.
This school was created in 1966 in Madrid . Later, with a desire to internationalize, it opened offices in Cuba, Argentina and Chile.
Currently, the training offer is not very extensive. They have four master’s degrees (including the MBA) and one course.
The EAE business school was founded in 1958. It is one of the oldest schools in Spain. This institution has a great international reputation.
Owned by Grupo Planeta, it is a business school that also owns other highly important training centers. Among them, it is worth mentioning the VIU, EDC Paris Business School, OBS Business School and the ESLSCA business school.
One of the most notable points of ESDEN is its constant effort to internationalize its students. To do this, it has several agreements with prestigious universities such as the London School of Economics and Politics Science and the Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion in Milan.
Through these agreements and arrangements, facilities are given to students to stay abroad , to be able to attend classes given by professors from these universities and add these experiences to their lives and resumes.
Their educational model is based on a method they call ‘Reverse’ , based on the inversion of teaching. This means that the student has to study the subjects before attending class, so that they arrive prepared and in the classrooms they can work taking advantage of the maximum potential of knowledge.
In Spain, the current headquarters are in Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona.
It is the business school of the San Pablo CEU University Foundation. We are talking about a Business School belonging to a training group with a Catholic background, of which more than 25 training centers in Spain are part.
It was founded more than 85 years ago and considers its hallmarks to be leadership and ethics. In fact, it tries to offer training closely linked to these concepts.
We are talking about one of the most prestigious Business Schools in Spain. It was founded in 1958 in Barcelona by the Society of Jesus. Currently this entity is attached to the Ramón Llull University.
We have included this school in this list because it has a campus in Madrid, located in the north, within the Chamartín business network.
Business administration and law are the areas where its programs and masters are focused, where the highest number of students is concentrated in the Executive MBA program. The Masters in Business Administration that they offer have a marked international character . On the one hand, a high percentage of the participants are foreigners, and the MBAs also include the option of traveling for several weeks to different cities around the world.
This educational institution integrates its academic activity in the following areas:
- An innovative training model with the application of new technologies in learning.
- Research work to generate new knowledge that allows companies to optimize processes and practices in general.
- With the aim of achieving progress and improving society, they organize debate events both at the headquarters and through a platform where members of the ESADE community interact.
The educational model of the Business School revolves around very specific values such as solidarity and justice , with a strong spiritual stamp.
The Financial Time ranking places the ESADE MBA as the best in Europe for women and they offer advisory services for student entrepreneurial initiatives. On the other hand, they collaborate with investors or business angels offering a selection of new business creation projects so that they can assess the investment possibilities.
In 2019, this Business School was listed by The Financial Times as the eleventh best school worldwide and the eighteenth according to the QS Ranking.
The center was founded in 1958 in Barcelona, is attached to the University of Navarra and belongs to Opus Dei. Currently it also has offices in other places such as Nairobi, New York, São Paulo , Madrid , Munich, etc.
The Madrid campus is located in a residential area and occupies more than 11,000 square meters. Many programs can be taken at this venue, from MBAs in various formats (Executive, Global, etc.) to one-week courses, programs in English or Spanish on management and programs focused on the development of specific business management skills.
This Business Management School is focused on teaching where moral values are highly relevant in the professional activity of managers. Under the Christian spirit, they instill in students the duty to exercise leadership in their organizations of service to others and to society as a whole.
Other areas in which they emphasize with the purpose of generating a positive impact are:
- Promote job creation for people in all age groups and professional status.
- Promote entrepreneurial initiative among students.
- Promote the social responsibility of companies with management that contributes to improving society.
- Support for women in the development of their managerial work activity with the aim of overcoming barriers and situations of inequality. To this end, they offer exclusive programs, financial aid and networking events for women managers.
IESE stands out for the diversity of nationalities of the students and cooperates with national and international companies so that they find the ideal profile among current students and graduates in previous editions to cover their needs for hiring management positions. In addition, IESE’s relationship with students is maintained over time, providing career guidance services whenever they need it.
Another option you have in Madrid is the La Salle business school. It was founded 300 years ago in Barcelona and owes its origins to Saint John Baptist de La Salle, a French Catholic priest of great importance.
The international presence of this Business School is considerable. It currently has study centers in different parts of the world.
In Madrid, the programs that can be studied are very varied. In addition to the Executive MBA at the La Salle center , there is other Executive training, such as the master’s degree in employee experience and leadership . There are also full-time and postgraduate master’s degrees in Project Management and other fields.
This Business School belongs to the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering, which in turn is part of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). We are talking about a very recently created Business School , since it was founded in 2001 .
The study programs offered at this school are, as you might expect, related to the field of engineering . However, the Executive MBA program is focused on professionals who come from any degree.
ESERP Business School is a Business School based in Madrid, in the Chamartín area. In our country it has two other campuses, one in Barcelona and the other in Mallorca.
The school has a wide offer that goes from the area of business management to criminology, passing through legal. There are also all kinds of studies: degrees, masters, MBAs, programs, etc. It has a really complete offer.
The training offer is not the only long list on the ESERP page. This training center has agreements with many companies , which are included in the employment exchange that students of this Business School located in Madrid can access.