8 Reasons Why You Should Study Business in Madrid

8 Reasons Why You Should Study Business in Madrid

Stephanie Lukins

Updated June 12, 2020 Updated June 12

Sponsored by IE Business School

Whether it’s a BA or an MBA you’re hoping to pursue, Madrid offers a whole bunch of reasons why you should consider it your number one study destination for business. From its welcoming culture and warm climate, to its accolade of leading business schools and industry experience opportunities, find out what else you’ll experience if you choose to study business in Spain’s bustling capital. 

Be a part of Madrid’s highest-ranked business school

With so many academic options to explore it can be hard to know where to look first. Spain definitely deserves your attention though as it’s home to some of the world’s leading business schools, many located in the capital, Madrid.

One of these is IE Business School; an internationally focused business school which offers an extensive range of business programs for students from all over the world to study. In the latest QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2019, IE Business School’s Global MBA placed eighth in the world and first in Spain, while it’s Business Analytics master’s took second spot in the country in the QS Masters in Business Analytics Rankings 2021.

You’ll have an education that prepares you for the world of tomorrow

As the traditional business landscape continues to evolve and adapt to the challenges and opportunities that come with novel digital technologies, business schools and universities are also having to adjust –not just what they teach, but how they teach.

IE Business School is also ranked in the top ten universities around the world for its innovation in technology and teaching, making it the ideal study destination for those who wish to not only improve their knowledge of business realities and trends, but to be able to apply what they know in the real world.

IE students are able to put theory into practice by working on genuine cases and managing their own projects which showcases their ability to think independently and creatively, as well as demonstrating a strong aptitude to collaborate and liaise with their fellow cohort.

A bachelor’s in business or MBA from IE Business School will help develop your technical skills, as well as improve your soft skills – a trait highly valued by employers around the world.

You can customize your degree to suit you

Although it’s vital you’re able to demonstrate a clear understanding of business fundamentals, being able to specialize in an area that appeals most to you is also critical.

Whether it’s a dual degree in business administration and data with business analytics, or an actual specialization within an MBA program, at IE Business School you’ll be able to choose a track that’s designed to help you prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of the real business world.

You’ll be encouraged to take your ideas and turn them into a reality

Business is all about encouraging the inner entrepreneur in you and demonstrating your theoretical knowledge by applying it to the real world using both your technical and soft skillset.

This is why IE Business School is home to its very own Venture Lab for students to develop their innovative mindset and help accelerate their startups.

Promising career opportunities

Thanks to today’s globalized world, talented business professionals with international experience are in high demand. Considering how Spain is one of the “EU’s fastest growing economies” attracting business from all over the world, the country’s capital makes an ideal starting point for a career.

IE Business School graduates possess an impressive business acumen and international study experience, making them first in line for global companies seeking to recruit fresh business talent, such as Nike, Amazon and Coca-Cola.

You’ll improve your professional networking skills…

… while making international friends all at the same time. You’ll work alongside students from all walks of life in lectures, on assignments and group presentations with some becoming lifelong friends.

In 2018, Spain attracted almost 50,000 students from all over the world. What’s even more impressive, is that IE Business School’s cohort is over 75 percent international with over 130 nations represented, making it a genuinely international student community.

Get to grips with a new language

Of course, moving to any new country means it’s more than likely there’s also a new language to learn.

Fortunately, Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world and is one of the main languages of international business, so your time spent picking up the local language will be of massive benefit later on, and not just because you’ll be able to order a meal in a restaurant or ask for directions!

Its warm weather and cool culture

Famous for its legendary gastronomy (tapas galore!), eclectic nightlife (party until sunrise!), characterful Mediterranean history (hello, Royal Palace of Madrid), and not forgetting its world-class football clubs, Madrid is a culturally rich and diverse city. So, it’s no wonder the vibrant capital sits comfortably in the top 50 of the QS Best Student Cities 2018 rankings.

This article was originally published on March 20th, 2019.

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As the sponsored content writer for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com , Stephanie creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. She attended the University of Portsmouth where she earned a BA in English Language and an MA in Communication and Applied Linguistics. 

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