With four European campuses, one online campus portal, and a 26,000-member alumni network composed of graduates from all over the world, EU Business School (EU) has a knack for molding in-demand business professionals.
L’Oréal, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), and Unilever are just a few of the high-profile companies actively recruiting EU Business School students, who, on average, gain employment within six months of graduating and earn 100,000 Euros or more per year.
EU’s head of careers, alumni, and corporate relations Anna Wlodek says that companies of this caliber are most interested in hiring well-spoken, multilingual graduates who are self-starters, capable of inspiring and pushing themselves to ever-increasing heights of success.
MBA students who specialize in International Business at EU’s Barcelona and Switzerland-based campuses have the opportunity to sharpen their negotiating skills by attending in-depth training seminars. This program helps business students develop the adaptability and communication skills they need to flourish in a multicultural business world.
One Successful Graduate’s Testimony
EU graduate Gaston Garcia Blasco, who earned his MBA in International Business, is a prime example of how developing and polishing these skills can advance one’s business career. Gaston is currently employed in the advertising and communications division of a major corporate hospitality company owned by his family in Spain.
He states that EU’s MBA in International Business curriculum places a lot of emphasis on sharpening communication skills, as pupils are encouraged to work in teams to complete presentations and projects during the course.
He also feels that pursuing an MBA in hotspots for international business like Geneva and Barcelona (both of which house EU campuses) is helpful for establishing connections that will really pay off if a graduate decides to start their own business in locations like Russia or Central Asia.
In addition, it allows students to make themselves known both personally and professionally to a variety of international businesses, which may reach out to graduates they’re impressed by and offer employment without solicitation.
It was Geneva’s popularity as an international hub that sparked Gaston’s interest in joining EU’s MBA program. Focused on landing a sports-related job, he was able to begin work immediately after graduating as a UEFA match specialist in Nyon, Switzerland.
Networking Benefits that Transcend Industries
After switching gears and taking on a position in his family’s company, the advantages of making so many connections with influencers in a wide range of industries while studying at EU have become more apparent.
As part of his coursework, Gaston attended Baselworld, a well-known showcase for watch and jewelry makers to display their newest wares. Although the purpose of the event is obviously far removed from either the sports or hospitality industry, it afforded Gaston the privilege of meeting many different CEOs and influential business managers.
Some time later, several of the contacts he made at that one show ended up becoming customers of his family’s corporate hospitality company. Ultimately, this proved to Gaston that taking advantage of a rare opportunity to connect with business professionals and develop personal relationships with them – regardless of their specific industry – can pay off in unexpected ways later on down the road.
EU’s staff know how valuable opportunities to attend functions like Baselworld can be for their students. For Gaston, this experience allowed him to think outside of the box and pay attention to influencers in a wide variety of markets rather than just one, which expanded his professional network and plugged him into industries all over the world.
Gaston adds that prospective students should still have a fairly solid idea of what field they’re most interested in before choosing an EU campus. In his view, the MBA program at the school’s Geneva campus affords slightly more varied international networking opportunities than the one offered in Barcelona, many of them centered around the sporting, finance, and hospitality industries.
EU Business School Puts International Business Students on the Map
First launched in Antwerp, Belgium in 1973, EU Business School has since branched out into four different campuses located in Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, and Munich, in addition to creating an online campus for distance learners. From these locations, it awards advanced business degrees in a variety of popular majors – international business, global banking, tourism management, and e-business to name a few. Small class sizes, dynamic English-taught courses and boundless networking opportunities are some of the school’s strongest advantages.
EU’s impressive track record speaks for itself. Regulatory agencies such as EduQua, IACBE, CEEMAN, and ACBSP have all provided accreditation to its immersive business courses. On top of that, the school has been favorably ranked by several well-known business publications, including CEO Magazine, Capital Magazine, QS Stars, and China Economic Review.