Jan 312018
Industrial Excellence Award: Benchmarking Management Quality for European Competitiveness

When we talk about “industrial excellence”, we often think about great execution, high efficiency, outstanding performances, and so on – which is not wrong, but the idea behind benchmarking industrial excellence across industries goes far beyond these concepts. With the idea of clarifying the scope of industrial excellence, researchers from leading European business schools have developed […]

Jan 232018
CFA Research Challenge- Week Five

Grecia This week we started from where we left off. After a very well deserved winter break, it was time to get back to work. The CFA Institute Research Challenge report deadline is in one months’ time, so we are currently working at maximum speed. We’re excited and nervous at the same time; time has […]

Jan 102018
My Experience in Chiapas by Victoria Matteucci

The Verano I in Chiapas is an academic programme with the objective of helping less favoured communities with the aim of training professionals, enabling them to understand the advantages of sustainability, ethical values and citizenship. The programme is organised by Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus in Chiapas and uses the educational model TEC21, based on […]

Dec 222017
The CFA Research Challenge- Week Four

Grecia This week we had a very informative session with our advisor Albert. He is very good at guiding us through the evaluation process, and all of the information he provides is extremely helpful. With the Winter Break starting, it will be hard for us to meet up in person, but we will continue to […]

Dec 182017
Josep M. Coll: “The highest level of trust is when a brand speaks to the consumer’s spirit”

The Great Recession saw the fall of big empires, especially, but not limited to, the banking industry, such as Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Enron. These companies cheated their customers through false branding in the context of capitalistic clientelism. This resulted not only in an economic crisis, but also in a crisis of trust. Consequently, consumers became […]

Dec 142017
The CFA Research Challenge- Week Three

Ashiqur Rahman With finals knocking at the door, this week meant business. While the whole school was buried under piles of books and class notes, guess what the CFA Research Challenge Team was doing? We actually met up not just once, but twice, this week to work on the research. Since we had a meeting […]

Jul 182017
Barcelona: A home away from home for Katia Naji

Katia Naji just finished her International Master in Marketing in June of this year. We asked Katia to share her memories of her time in Barcelona… Besides being a major higher education hub, Spain is famous for its high quality of life, beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches, appealing Mediterranean climate and vibrant nightlife. As a student […]

Jul 112017
What is networking? Miquel Roselló Álvarez, Career Advisor, answers this question

Eighty percent of job vacancies are not advertised on job search portals – this is the hidden market that we are all aware of. The key lies in how to source this market with so many opportunities. There are two main strategies: spontaneous applications and long-term networking. STRATEGY 1: SPONTANEOUS APPLICATIONS The first step in […]

Jul 042017
5 must-do activities during your year in Barcelona

Mozambican Mohamed Zameer Adam graduated from the International Master in Finance in June. Here he shares five things you can’t miss during your time in Barcelona. 1) A walk through to the Palau Nacional A great place to have a pleasant walk in the afternoon while passing by the amazing fountains. While you’re there, you […]

May 052017
A dream come true for Camila Cardenas

In this era of great challenges, where globalisation demands that we are constantly at the forefront of everything while still maintaining high academic standards, it is key to choose our professional path carefully. This is the path that will lead us to our goals and dreams. With this in mind, I chose to continue my […]