American MBA

CIS – The College for International Studies

Program Description

American MBA

CIS – The College for International Studies

Now-a-days, having a BA degree is not always sufficient. Each year, the labor market and companies demand more education, which is why it is important to have a higher education that allows you to stand out and enter the workforce with experience and professionalism.

Six years ago, The College for International Studies in collaboration with Endicott College in Massachusetts, began to offer a MBA Program in Madrid, directed at professionals with little work experience.

Characteristics of the program

  1. International Environment
  2. Part Time – afternoon/evening classes
  3. Full time internships
  4. Classes, as well as work in small groups twice per week
  5. Practical based assessment (projects, presentations, participation, research, simulations, internships)
  6. Small groups (Maximum of 12 students per class)
  7. Extremely personalized attention


Throughout the entire program, MBA students work collaboratively in groups. These courses require additional study hours each week in addition to time spent in class. The purpose of ongoing group meetings is to continue the exploration of the conceptual material discussed in class, prepare specific assignments and readings for the upcoming session, and to work on semester-long projects. Student commitment to these group processes is fundamental for success in the program, the success of the groups, and the success of the cohort, in general.

The philosophy of the program is that traditional “tests” are less relevant to MBA studies than the practical application of business fundamentals. In this program the use of projects, case studies, examples and illustrations are the most effective ways to examine the material, and of course, to actually learn it.

All of the courses in the curriculum employ some combination of the following assignments:

  • Individual presentations
  • Group presentations
  • Individual written projects
  • Group written projects
This school offers programs in:
  • English


1995, CIS The College for International Studies and Endicott College established a collaboration agreement to provide accredited programs for both undergraduate and graduate education.Endicott College is accredited by the NEASC (The New England Association of Schools and Colleges)

Entry Requirements

  1. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and may also have current full-time work experience.
  2. Students without full time work experience will be placed in appropriate Internship locations based on their profile and personal goals. Having either current professional employment, or a CIS internship is a requirement for this program
  3. The students should have an accredited level of English or be native speakers. The English level required for the program is 550 (Paper-Based) / 213 (Computer-Based) / 79 (Internet-Based) or above on the TOEFL.
  4. Applicants must register for the GMAT and submit the results before being fully accepted into the program. We can assist you in registering for the GMAT, and it is possible to take the test in Madrid (and many other major cities around the world).


Admissions Process

  1. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  2. The maximum number of students per year is 20.
  3. To apply for this program, candidates must complete the CIS application form and include the required supporting documents. This form can be downloaded directly from the link at the bottom of this page.
  4. All applicants will be required to attend a personal interview, which can also be done via teleconference for applicants who live outside of Madrid, Spain should physical attendance be infeasible prior to arrival for the program.

Last updated October 23, 2015
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