Young Brazilian Executives Explore Europe

São Paulo Executive MBA comes to the Barcelona campus


Executive MBA

Thirty young executives on the Executive MBA program in São Paulo are spending this week on the Barcelona campus in one of the program’s international modules. Students will have the opportunity to get to know important European companies from a variety of sectors and to take part in the question and answer session with business people, senior executives and also young entrepreneurs. It will be an intensive learning period of getting to know about European business. The program also offers modules in New York, Shanghai and Madrid.

Érica Rolim, executive director of the Executive MBA in São Paulo, emphasized that “working together and discussing case studies with students from the Executive MBA in Barcelona, visiting companies and talking to executives is a unique learning experience. During this intensive week they can also cement friendships, get to know Barcelona’s international campus and learn more about the origins and history of IESE.”

The IESE Executive MBA has a 30-year history of teaching young executives. It’s a program with a practical focus, rigorous, demanding and designed for professionals with more than five years of working experience who wish to make the most of their professional career and develop new executive competencies. The part-time program lasts 19 months and is given in Barcelona, Madrid and São Paulo. Between the three cities, each year there are some 270 participants.

The IESE Executive MBA students have an average age of 32 and 7.5 years of professional experience: 39% are engineers, 37% economists, 11% have a scientific background and the remaining 13% have degrees in law, humanities and other studies. As it is a part-time program, the students continue working while studying for the MBA.

The current intake represents all of the functional areas. The most represented come from operations (19%); 17% work in marketing and sales, 16% in finance, 14% in general management, 13% in project management and 11% as consultants.

They also represent a wide range of sectors: 28% from industry and energy; 17% from consultancy; 16.4% of banking and finance; 14% from telecommunications; 11% from the service sector; 8.6% from construction and real estate and smaller percentages from other sectors