ESIC Business and Marketing School (ESIC) and Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) have joined forces to create a unique pioneering international MBA for businesswomen/men designed to enhance their management and leadership skills and provide them with the expertise to solve complex challenges in an increasingly globalized environment.
This strong partnership between two leading Chinese and European institutions is a beacon for globally-focused professionals to acquire the insight, expertise, networks, and mindset to become successful executives and managers in tomorrow’s business environment.
A place for the West and East to meet
In-depth understanding of Eastern and Western business practices to seize business opportunities in an increasingly complex global environment.
A program designed for borderless management and global elites
Strong emphasis on inter-cultural and cross-border management in a multi-national group to sharpen participants’ business vision.
First-hand global international business experience
Participants become conversant with the reality and complexity of doing business in the West and East.
The IMBA at a glance
55% in Madrid and 45% in Shanghai.
The final project gives participants the opportunity to apply the knowledge and the experiences they have acquired during the program, both in Europe and China, to a real-world problem. Supported by faculty from ESIC and SISU, participants will design, develop, and present individually a real business plan in China at the end of the program.
The submission takes place in September and the presentation in mid-April of the following year. Candidates can return to their home countries after finishing the teaching period at the end of June, submit the project by post, and present it via Internet.
Degrees awarded upon completion:
International MBA from ESIC Business and Marketing School and MBA from Shanghai International Studies University.
Entrepreneurs who want to broaden their knowledge of international business practices, re-orientate their career or update their management knowledge with a global focus. In addition, participants should be passionate about the opportunities that globalization brings and the changes in the business environment that this is creating.
Student-centred learning guided by educators, tutors, and mentors to understand, practice, reflect and apply both subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills. The aim is to create a virtuous cycle of action-feedback-analysis-action for participants. All the delivery is in English. During the period in Shanghai, participants will join the MBA program at SISU.
Chinese Language course:
The program includes a Chinese language course during the stay in Shanghai.
Further double degree options:
After completing the teaching block in Shanghai, participants can continue their studies for 6 months at Florida International University (extra fees apply) and receive a Master of International Business.
A strong partnership between leading business schools
ESIC Business and Marketing School
ESIC Business and Marketing School is the leading business school specialized in marketing in Spain and a major business school in Europe. It offers learning solutions from an international, integrated, comprehensive and global perspective. ESIC Business and Marketing School has developed a strong presence in China with the aim of strengthening the curriculum of its programs and also enhancing the career prospects of its graduates.
Shanghai International Studies University – SISU MBA
SISU is positioned among the “Top 200 universities in BRICs countries” by QS in its “QS University Ranking 2014”, and is also one of China’s "100 key Universities for the 21st Century". In this context, SISU MBA aims at cultivating a new generation of global elites on the basis of oriental philosophy. These professionals are expected to have distinct and sustainable competencies, a global mindset, and the ability to integrate business knowledge with real-world experience while complying with business ethics and professionalism.
Two destinations in major financial centers
Spain and Madrid
Spain is home to seven of the FT Global 500 companies and six of the Euro Stoxx 50 In addition, the country offers the opportunity to develop and strengthen business links with China and Latin America thanks to its close relationship with these regions. Madrid is a cosmopolitan city of great cultural and historical interest. It is also one of Europe`s largest cities and a major business and financial center.
China and Shanghai
China, along with other emerging economies, is the main strategic objective of most multinational corporations as it has been widely accepted that they will be the drivers of growth in the next decade. In Shanghai, China’s largest city, participants will gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities to be found in Asia, especially in China. It is a multicultural city and a major financial center and is considered the gateway for business in China.
Global Network and International Dimension
A unique, global network
- Copy of the passport,
- Two passport-sized photos,
- A degree transcript giving final degree result and breakdown of individual subjects and grades (in English or Spanish). Copies should be authenticated/notarized,
- GMAT scores (only for the IMBA). Applicants not in possession of GMAT scores will be invited to take a skills and knowledge examination developed by ESIC. Chinese nationals instead of GMAT scores should provide the results of the National Entrance Examination for MBA programs established by China’s government, for more information and minimum requirements of the National Entrance Examination for MBA programs in China please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Proof of command of the English language, mainly IELTS or TOEFL IBT results (minimum 6.5 and 95 respectively). Applicants not in possession of any of these proofs can do a language test at ESIC (please arrange this with the admissions office), and
- Two reference letters. These letters are expected to make explicit references to the applicant’s potential to develop a professional career in business and to pursue Master’s level studies.
- In the first 10 minutes of the interview, the applicant will make a presentation of the two essays.
- The remaining 20 minutes will be a discussion on the applicant’s suitability to participate in the program.
Funding & Scholarships
Completing this type of program is an important investment.
- Grant Program for South American Students from the Carolina Foundation
- Dual degree Master’s programs
- ESIC-EXPIGA Scholarship “Strengthening Social Leaders.
- Diversity Scholarship
- Grants for Businesses
Accreditations & Certifications
Training the professional demanded by the business community for more than 50 years: this has been and will continue to be, our mission as educators.
Leading in Business and Marketing Training
ESIC’s International MBA (IMBA) appears in the 27th position among International MBAs.
ESIC’s MBAs are included within the top 170 MBA programs in the world, ranked number 61 outside the US.
ESIC’s EMBA appears in this ranking of the top 100 EMBAs in the world, occupying the 29th position in Europe.
ESIC´s graduates wanted by international employers & ESIC´s value recognized by graduates
(#1 in employability in Europe (QS 2015)
(#1 in Return on Investment (QS 2015)
(1 of the 7 “Top-Tier Employability” business schools in Europe (QS 2017).
ESIC is ranked within the top 100 MBAs in the world, and more importantly within the top 50 for Marketing, Finance, and for the EMBA
ESIC’s MBAs appears 18th in the ranking of the best 49 programs for Latin American students.
The MBAs from ESIC are included in the top 77 international programs, occupying the 52nd position in this ranking.
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Last updated February 14, 2018