Every organisation relies heavily on teamwork to achieve its goals, and EADA Business School’s full time Master and MBA programmes put a special emphasis on developing the leadership skills to succeed in this collaborative environment. EADA believes that the classroom experience should reflect what students will see in the real world once they graduate. With this in mind, participants work in teams –just as they will in their future career–, honing their leadership skills and learning the importance of open-mindedness and flexibility.
EADA’s unique Leadership Development Programme is based on the idea that in addition to the practical, case-based classes designed to develop hard skills, it is crucial for our participants to acquire soft skills for today’s competitive business environment.
The Programme takes place at our Residential Training Campus in the Montserrat Mountains outside of Barcelona. Participants attend four modules over the academic year, staying two nights for each module.
During the modules, students participate in group activities, both inside the classroom and outside in our outdoor training facilities. These activities allow students to put into practice the knowledge that they have gained from the case-based classes in another context. They become adept at managing the different personalities inside a team, improve presentation and communication skills, and identify strengths and weaknesses. All with an eye to becoming more effective and efficient team leaders in their future careers.
Throughout the four modules, participants learn that in order to lead people effectively, they must first develop the capability to manage themselves (self-confidence and self-criticism). The Leadership Development Programme is specially designed to ensure that students identify and improve their competencies while learning to implement new skills on a one-to-one and one-to-team level. EADA is committed to developing participants’ personal and professional development as future business leaders.
Article contributed by Jaume Bonet, director of the International Master in Finance, International Master in Accounting & Financial Management and Master Internacional en Finanzas – Bilingüe at EADA.