After the successful gathering in January, the Asia Business Club once again organized an info event about our partner schools in Asia.
The event was organized via Skype and gave ESADEans the chance to clarify questions, such as which electives they should take, how they can look for job opportunities while being on exchange, and what the best way is to find a flat.
We would like to thank the following speakers:
Keisuke from Keio (Japan)
Daniel from Hitotsubashi (Japan)
Soyoung from Yonsei (South Korea)
Masaru from NUS (Singapore)
Lucy and Jaey from ESADE
Please reach out to us, should you have any remaining questions. We look forward to helping you!
Last Wednesday, on January 24th, the Asia Business Club held its first official event of 2018. The idea was to bring together exchange students from Asia and ESADE students who intend to go on exchange at one of our partner schools across Asia.
Ultimately, about 30 students, including seven ESADE exchange students, were joining us at Ramen Dining YU for a delicious Japanese dinner and interesting talks about the exciting student life in Asia. Rumor has it, that even a few students from IESE couldn’t resist to join us that night.
We would like to express our gratitude to the various exchange students, who have joined us, be it from schools in Asia, Australia or the US.
We want to take this opportunity to make an important remark about our club:
As you might have heard, the Asia Business Club is now considered an “open club”, which means you can join the club, independent of how many other clubs you have already chosen. Please like us on Facebook “ESADE Asia Business Club” or contact one of the board members to get added to our Whatsapp group.
The Entrepreneurship Club has just returned from its second trek this year to Stockholm, after the very well received Tel Aviv trek. 20 ESADE MBA students jumped on the direct flight to Stockholm, the “Venice of the North”.
Stockholm has long been perceived as the capital of Scandinavia, as Sweden is, undoubtedly, the leader of the five Nordic countries. Sometimes considered a high-welfare socialist country, Sweden has recovered brilliantly from the 1990s social problems and built up a dazzling active business-driven society. In the 21st century, Stockholm proudly stands in the frontier of the European cities best for starting up a new business, lavishing with its rich resources in highly educated talents, strong financial investment, stream-lined government processes, and not to mention the extremely low corruption rate and well-governed legal system.
Hello fellow Marketers! One big focus area of our club this year in addition to organising case competitions like Nespresso, is knowledge sharing and enhancing the classroom experience in the new world of Marketing. On that note, in February, we launched our new initiative called “Marketing Around the world” which are knowledge sharing sessions with Marketing leaders in key global markets, be it Brazil, India or here in Europe.
We kicked off with a guest speaker from Procter & Gamble. In the 1 hour session, we obtained a good overview about the work of a brand manager at P&G. We covered topics such as ROI of campaigns, customer segmentation, and execution of concepts. Read the rest of this entry »
It was about a year ago, in September 2015, when enthusiastic musicians of the ESADE MBA Class of 2017 hosted their first jam session ever.
Back then, it allowed those few musicians to take the stage and have fun rocking a small crowd of just about 40 people. The success of the event led this group of ESADE musicians to start the Music Club as a Social Club within the MBASA. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the goal of the Consulting Club is to provide its members with the skills required to enter the world of consulting. In order to do so we have provided 3 workshops this year to better prepare students: Read the rest of this entry »
In February, 2016 the ESADE Luxury and Retail club went to the fashion capital of Paris for their first Trek! We participated in the Luxury and Retail Career Forum, a career event hosted for the first time in Paris! Participating schools included London Business School, HEC Paris, INSEAD Business School, SDA Bocconi, Rotterdam School of Management, and IESE Business School. Read the rest of this entry »
Startupbootcamp is Europe’s leading accelerator program for startups in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Istanbul, London and Barcelona. Since launching, Startupbootcamp has accelerated 241 startups of which 71% went on to receive funding. Read the rest of this entry »
One of Barcelona’s biggest and most anticipated events is the Mobile World Congress that every year attracts thousands of people from the world of telecom and contributes more than 400 million dollars to the economy of Catalonia. Read the rest of this entry »
On February 2nd, ESADE had the distinguished honor to host 32 Executives from Indian Oil Corporation over a networking breakfast.The purpose of the visit was to acquaint the company with ESADE and also the student-led Energy and Environment Club. Read the rest of this entry »
On December 3, 2015, we received Jenia Popova and Marco Ferrara, founders of “Ship2Shop”, in the EGarage for the presentation of their recently launched start-up. We had a great night sharing ideas and learning many things from their experience. Our guests were also very glad to interact with the audience, answering their questions and receiving their feedback.
Spain is #4 on the list of countries that attract the most international talent to MBA programmes, outranked only by the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, making it the #1 European country, ahead of 5th-ranked France.Barcelona, meanwhile, is #8 on the list of cities that attract the most international MBA students and #1 in Europe per million inhabitants, ahead of Paris and London.
These are just a few highlights from theMBA City Monitor, a new report coordinated by Ivan Bofarull, Director of the Global Intelligence Office at ESADE. The report analyses the capacity of cities and countries to attract international students to MBA programmes ranked by the Financial Timesand highlights opportunities that cities and countries ought to seize.
According to the MBA City Monitor, the list of the top 10 cities with the highest proportion of international MBA students also includes Singapore, San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago, New York and Boston.
The east coast of the United States and Canada remains the number-one destination for international talent in MBA programmes, although the San Francisco–Silicon Valley area has been the fastest growing region over the past three years. Finally, the report found that MBA graduates have increasingly come to see working at a start-up as a top career choice.
A strategic asset
“In Barcelona, we’ve seen that around 10% of MBA students from the city’s main business schools go on to become entrepreneurs, and 80% to 95% of them are international,” commented Ivan Bofarull, Director of the Global Intelligence Office at ESADE and coordinator of the study.
“In Europe and Barcelona, the general pool of next-generation start-ups isn’t large enough for us to evaluate the impact of high-quality international talent – especially MBA students,” commented Mr. Bofarull. “However, we suspect that the major trends are similar to those seen in the United States, where a large percentage of start-ups are founded by foreigners and, although most MBA graduates are not start-up founders, they do play an instrumental role in the success of the ecosystem as a whole.”
“The attraction of global MBA talent should be taken into account when assessing a city’s potential to create new entrepreneurial initiatives that can have an impact on the creation of high-quality jobs,” added Mr. Bofarull. “From an administrative point of view, we should try to make life easier for this new segment so that it can generate business opportunities.”
The report concludes that in countries like Spain and France – which have troubled labour markets and are struggling to be leaders in innovation – the MBA population should clearly be considered a strategic asset.
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