Deusto Business School is launching its international full-time MBA in January 2013. Our intention is for it to become the most prominent and international program of the School.
The MBA is the result of two converging realities:
a. On one hand, the long-established prestige of Deusto in the education of the most representative corporate leaders in Spain today due to its rigorous approach to the fundamentals of management.
b. On the other hand, the new international trends in business education, centered on the three dimensions of sustainability, digital networked strategy and innovation and entrepreneurship. Specifically, by creating its new MBA, Deusto Business School aims to be a pioneering school directly inspired by the framework of the UN-supported initiative, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Deusto MBA delivers a unique experience to participants through its approach and methodology. The differential nature of the program is encapsulated in four specific features of the curriculum:
- The Approach to Sustainability
- The approach to the Digital Networked Enterprise
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a hands-on approach to a Real Project
- The Sustain4 Service Learning Program:
1. Theoretical Training in the Classroom
2. Practical Training in the South (or in the headquarters of a non-governmental organization in the North)
SEMESTER 1: THE ENVIRONMENT:
During this semester, students will become familiar with the content of the course and the skills needed to heighten their awareness of the context and environment in which companies operate.
From an international perspective, country analyses and the macro and micro perspectives of the global economy, students will gain the skills needed for formulating a strategy for aligning global trends with local markets. This will be supported by
financial analysis and an examination of capital markets.
SEMESTER 2: THE COMPANY
During this semester, students will work on the execution of strategy, i.e. how to sell a product or service, how to organize a company and how to prepare to implement operations.
The objective of this semester is for students to master the implementation of any strategy, identify the most critical parts of the company, and discover the link between them. However, to introduce a strategy, managers need to be aware of change
management techniques and how to work in teams in order to transform them and/or a company.
SEMESTER 3: ELECTIVES AND “SUSTAIN4” SERVICE LEARNING.
This semester takes place in San Sebastian and New York, and focuses on the elective courses. The students will be able to choose electives from four different tracks: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Sustainability and the Digital and
It is expected that students will chose four electives courses during this period: two in San Sebastián and two in NY.
DETAILED CURRICULUM OF DEUSTO MBA:
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Formulating the strategy
Digital & networked strategy
The role of business in society
Reading financial reports
Financial inst. & Capital markets
IT - transforming into the digital company
Supply chain management
E-procurement & digital supply chain mgt
Responsible supply-chain management
Managing the company
Managing global teams
Problem solving skills
Management accounting & controlling
Innovation and entrepreneruship
Deusto MBA is not a traditional program and is not for everyone. It is designed for participants who seek to enhance their managerial competencies and skills, whilst developing the appropriate attitudes and aptitudes for solving the management
and leadership challenges of the 21st century. In short, we are seeking to help shape authentic managers of change who are prepared to look for more complex but sustainable solutions to the corporate global challenges of today and of the future.
- Mikel Larrein
- Oswaldo Lorenzo Ochoa
- Laura Albareda
- Ricardo Aguado
- Nekane Aramburu
- Amaia Arizkuren
- Elena Ochoa
- Javier Chércoles
- Lourdes Moreno
- Bradd Googins
- Alejandro Ruelas-Gossi
- Ravi Fernando
- Phil Mirvis
- Andreas Rasche
- Jeff Senne
Our criteria for forming the group of participants for the Deusto MBA:
- Careful attention is given to the composition of the group of participants and plays a key role in its success.
- We have established the following criteria for the formation of the group:
Deusto MBA aims to train leaders and this can only be achieved in small groups. Therefore, in order to optimize the transmission of knowledge and the acquisition of skills, the Deusto MBA limits its classes to 40 participants.
Diversity in the background of our professional and academic staff:
Diversity means that each group is offered a variety of ways to reason, analyze and approach relevant concepts. This also provides a crucial synergy that enriches the learning experience.
Geographical and cultural variety:
The global orientation of the international Deusto MBA gathers a group from different backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences who study and work together as a team.
The presence of women on the course:
In order to break with the typical 'glass ceiling' of traditional MBAs, where average female participation stands at a scant 30%, a balanced presence of women is another criteria employed in forming an MBA group at Deusto.
DEUSTO BUSINESS SCHOOL CAMPUES AND FACILITIES:
The new development of Deusto Business School began with a sizeable investment to equip the school with teaching facilities comparable to those of other leading business schools.
'La Comercial' Building (Bilbao Campus):
The historic La Comercial building in the centre of Bilbao is where Deusto Business School's head office is located. The interior of this beautiful, historic building has been designed to meet the needs of the new undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programs which are now located on the third floor of the building.
During the recent refurbishment, an additional 4,920 m2 have been added to the premises. The new facilities include four amphitheatre classrooms, eight teamwork rooms and a large open-plan area for offices. The remaining four floors include 21 classrooms, 12 group workrooms and an auditorium. The former economics and management library has been converted into a Faculty Club that has become a meeting point for students and professors.