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Degree:MBA + Nebrija's Own Degree of Expert in Tourism Business Management
Learning center:School of Social Sciences
Branch of knowledge:Social and Legal Sciences
Total Credits 72 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and Maximum 72 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year
Duration: 1 year. From October to June
Type of Teaching: Classroom attendance / Blended
University Services: [+info]
This MBA from Nebrija University has been recognized by AMBA, the international association of MBAs, which guarantees the highest level of excellence and quality in teaching. This seal of quality is only awarded to the best Master's degrees in Business Administration at an international level.
The MBA + Nebrija’s Degree of Expert in Tourism Business Management is a program of high employability in one of the strategic and employment generation sectors of the Spanish and world economy. Some of the career opportunities of the program include the private sector (travel agencies, restaurants or the MICE sector), the public sector (town councils or tourism management bodies) and international organizations (consultancies and cooperation projects).
The faculty is made up of professionals from the most important companies in the sector and by doctors from the University.
The link of this official MBA with the profession is reflected in the development of the following actions:
If you want to broaden your education in Tourism, the MBA with the Expert Degree in Tourism Business Management means becoming an expert in the management, organization and creation of retail and wholesale companies and tourist destinations.
Get education at the highest level in the main economic sector of Spain and the global economy.
The program with a highly international character responds to the entrepreneurial vocation of all the MBAs of Nebrija University.
The students of the Master's Degree in Business Management (MBA) achieve the fundamental management competences for the exercise of the profession, thanks to the completion of activities that are complementary to the theoretical training. Skills and competences such as teamwork, leadership, debating, conflict resolution and assertiveness are continuously cultivated throughout the program.
In order to learn first-hand about the business reality in which the sector is located, Nebrija establishes in its program activities based on direct contact with the best professionals and the best companies, thanks to conferences and forums.
This program pursues the following objectives:
The nature of the University MBA is the automatic recognition of the credits taken to access to the Doctoral Programs of Spanish and European universities, as well as the recognition of the MBA degree in any country of the European Higher Education Area.Read Less
Internships and visits to the most important companies and institutions in the sector, such as OMT, ICTE, Viajes El Corte Inglés, NH Hoteles and UNWTO.
MBA with high employability, bringing together two characteristics that are highly demanded by companies: a high specialization in Tourism and very practical classes that are closely connected to the reality of the sector.
The possibility of studying the program in the blended modality makes it possible to combine training with professional and personal life.
Our curriculum has been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, as if verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation.
The student must take 60 + 12 credits.
At the end of the programme the student obtains the degrees:
Royal Decree 1027/2011, of July 15, establishes the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, MECES, and the description of its levels, whose purpose is to allow the classification, comparability and transparency of the qualifications of higher education in the Spanish education system, which serves as a reference to facilitate the mobility of people in the European Higher Education Area and in the international labor market. Thus, the third level corresponds to the Master's degree teachings that are characterized by being “advanced, specialized or multidisciplinary training, oriented to academic or professional specialization, or to promote the initiation in research tasks”, and whose characteristics are defined in the following descriptors:
Likewise, students must have acquired the following specific competences at the end of the Master's degree:
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Those interested in studying and obtaining the Master's Degree in Business Management, an MBA from the Antonio de Nebrija University, will be university graduates who will carry out or want to carry out their activity in the field of management in any of the key areas of a company: marketing, finance, general management, strategy, operations and logistics, and human resources; who have obtained university degrees in the branches of knowledge of science, social and legal sciences, engineering and architecture, such as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management, Economics, Management, Administration, Engineering in these areas: technology, civil, computer science, science, telecommunications, computing, systems, energy, mechanics, industrial, etc., Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Market research, Actuarial, Statistics, Business, Mathematics, Law, Security, Legal sciences; and who are able to have a dialogue, have an open mind, are willing to share and actively participate during the course; as well as have the ability to complete the tasks and assignments indicated within specific dates.
The routes and requirements for admission to the Master's degree level studies are those established by Royal Decree 1393/2007 of October 29, with subsequent modification in Royal Decree 861/2010, of July 2, which establishes the ordinance of official university teachings.
For its part, the admission profile for the Master's Degree in Business Administration, MBA, is defined as follows:
Those interested in studying and obtaining the Master's Degree in Business Administration, MBA, from the Antonio de Nebrija University must be university graduates who carry out or want to carry out their activity in the field of management of any of the company's key areas: marketing, finance, general management, strategy, operations and logistics, and human resources; must have obtained university degrees from the branches of knowledge of science, social and legal sciences, engineering and architecture, such as degree in Business Administration and Management, economics, management, administration; engineering in: technology, civil, computer science, scientific, telecommunication, computing, systems, energy, mechanics, industrial, etc.; degrees of commerce, marketing, finance, accounting, market research, actuarial, statistics, business, mathematics, law, security, legal; must be capable of dialogue, open minded, willing to share and actively participate in the development of the course, as well as the ability to complete the tasks and work established for the dates indicated.
In addition, at Nebrija University it is necessary to pass the Admission Tests specific to each degree, whose specific content and procedure is described under "Access requirements and admission criteria".
The University has a Promotion and Admissions Department, which is responsible for providing personalized information to those who request it, and follow up and facilitate the candidate's access phases, from the administrative and management perspective. This Department has specialized people for each program, trained to handle requests for information that may arrive by e-mail, telephone or fax, enabled for this purpose, and that appear in advertising. The possibility of having an interview with the Master's Degree Coordinator and the Department Director is also provided.
The candidate will have access to all the information about the admission process and requirements on the University website, where he will have extensive and accurate information on the curriculum, the academic phases, the requirements, the selection and enrollment process, the academic fees, the teaching staff and the research lines of the department.
Nebrija University has accessible information systems and reception and orientation procedures for new students in order to facilitate their incorporation into the corresponding university studies and, in the case of students with specific educational needs derived from disability, the University provides the adequate support services and advice, which will assess the need for possible curricular adaptations.
The most important activity of information and counsel to interested students is carried out by the Academic Information Section of Nebrija University, which is responsible for implementing and coordinating all the actions described above, in addition to:
In order to perform all these tasks, the Promotion and Admissions Department (P&A) has an academic advisor for each area of knowledge, who works closely with the academic departments, which also participate in the advisory process, since after a first activity of information they determine the profile of the student who is ready to take on the degree in which he/she has expressed interest, to advise him/her in another sense if they consider it necessary, and to verify that the student will be able to successfully overcome his/her university stage in the Nebrija. For this, the academic coordinators hold informative meetings and interview the candidates, while supervising the specific tests (as well as their general record). In each of these tests, one can see the profile sought by Nebrija for each degree. At the beginning of each academic year, the academic coordinators are responsible for updating these tests in order to ensure that interested candidates conform to the profile that is known to successfully complete their university degree.
As established in article 16 of RD 1393/2007, modified by RD 861/2010, students who meet any of the following conditions may access these studies:
In addition to the evaluation of the academic merits provided by the candidate, students must take the following tests that are part of the admission process.
1.- Foreign language level test 10%
In order to know the students' real level of knowledge of the foreign language, the Institute of Modern Languages will design a language positioning test. The level tests consist of a written exam with multiple-choice questions, oral and written comprehension, and use of the language with a duration of 60 minutes. They are taken in person or online. Depending on the results of this test, the student will be positioned at the corresponding level.
It will not be necessary for the candidate to take the language positioning test if he/she submits a document that proves knowledge of a foreign language at a B1 level of the CEFR. The accreditation of the level will be validated through the official degrees in the table of certificates admitted by ACLES (http://www.acles.es), and they will also be reviewed by the Institute of Modern Languages.
The student who decides to take the subjects in English must reach the B2 level in the test in order to ensure that this language can be the vehicular language of their academic program and, therefore, that they can reach the competences adhered to each subject. If the level test is not passed, the student must take the subjects in Spanish.
2.- Personal interview 90%
Carried out by professors or University advisors, this interview is aimed at verifying the suitability of the candidate and his/her profile in accordance to the degree. It is about determining if the candidate has sufficient motivation, training and knowledge, skills, aptitudes, communication skills, extracurricular activities and future interests necessary to be admitted as a student in Nebrija University's postgraduate courses.
3.- Degree-specific tests: not applicable.
In general, the admission documentation will be submitted to the Admissions Department.
The student must provide the originals or certified copies of the documentation presented, within a period established by the University, to formalize their enrollment. Any inaccuracy, falsity or omission of information, statement or document provided by the student in the admission period will determine the impossibility of continuing to exercise the right from the moment the University has proof of such facts, proceeding to the cancellation of the application for admission submitted and the place awarded, notwithstanding the criminal, civil or administrative responsibilities that may arise.
In order to access the official master's degrees, it is necessary to submit the following documentation:
In the event that the studies granting access to the pre-registration of the Master's degree are completed in a Foreign Higher Education institution, both the degree and the academic record (grades) must be official and issued by the competent authorities, in accordance with the legal system of the country of origin.
Once the student has been admitted, they will proceed to enroll, which consists of the following phases:
Annual Registration Fees
Candidates must reserve a place. This economic pre-enrollment guarantees the candidate's place in the University. These annual registration fees will not be returned except for students who are conditionally admitted, or do not exceed the legal access requirements.
Pre-enrolled candidates who wish to formalize their academic enrollment at the University must, within the deadlines indicated, follow these steps:
Deadlines for enrollment
|Recognition of Credits Taken in Official Non-University Higher Education|
|Recognition of Credits in University's Own Degrees*|
|Recognition of Credits for Accreditation of Work and Professional Experience*|
|* Between them they cannot exceed 15% of the total ECTS credits of the Degree|
The maximum number of credits in the cases of professional experience and/or university's own degrees may not exceed, as a whole, 15% of the total credits that constitute the curriculum, according to RD 861/2010.
As noted in Art. 13 RD 1393/2007 of October 29, subsequently modified by RD 861/2010, and by RD 195/2016, students enrolled at the Antonio de Nebrija University may request recognition or transfer of credits taken at this or another University.
Recognition is understood as the acceptance by Antonio de Nebrija University of the credits that, having been obtained in some official studies, in this or another University, are calculated into different studies for the purpose of obtaining an official degree.
Likewise, the transfer of credits implies the inclusion in the official academic documents accrediting the studies taken by each student, of the credits obtained in official courses previously taken, in this or another University, which have not led to obtaining an official degree.
The credits obtained by the student will be recognized in the new studies:
Credit recognition for accredited work and professional experience will be carried out if said experience is related to the competences inherent to the degree in the subject matter to be recognized. The accreditation may be based on reports and/or certificates issued by the companies or entities in which the activity was carried out, professional associations, etc. This is justified in the wording of RD 861/2010, which requires the accreditation of that experience, and it seems logical that such accreditation be carried out by third parties.
In no case will a general recognition of credits be made based on years of experience, or any other similar general criteria.
The presentation of this type of reports and/or certificates that accredit work and professional experience will be a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for the recognition of these credits, since it will ultimately be the Antonio de Nebrija University who decides whether or not to proceed to the recognition of credits in view of the accreditation submitted, in application of current legislation, in the exercise of its university autonomy, and in accordance with its internal credit recognition procedure.
Nebrija University will take special care in the process of credit recognition for professional experience, which will be applied with a restrictive criterion and a clear correlation between experience and recognized competences, for a correct and orderly development of the new legal scene, and within the framework of the instructions issued by the Evaluation Agency both in the verification processes and with a view to the accreditation processes of the degrees.
The maximum number of credits of the cases for professional experience and/or university's own degrees, may not exceed, as a whole, 15% of the total credits that constitute the curriculum, according to RD 861/2010.
Under no circumstances will studies be recognized if not taken in institutions officially recognized as Universities or Higher Education Centers, or if taken in Centers of such nature, they do not have the character of higher studies, such as professional or university extension continuing education. The credits corresponding to Master's degree final research project will not be recognized either.
Procedure used by the University in the admission process to recognize the students' previous studies for teaching leading to the degree.
Credit recognition must be requested by the student at the time of formalizing his/her enrollment. The student must also pay the fees established for this purpose, and present the following documentation to the Registrar's Office:
The Academic Committee of each department will study in detail the documentation provided by the student, and will issue the appropriate resolution accepting or denying recognition and/or transfer.
All the credits obtained by the student in official studies taken at any University, the transferred ones, the recognized ones and the passed ones in order to obtain the corresponding degree, will be included in his/her academic record and reflected in the European Supplement to the Degree, if it is requested.
The recognition of the credits in the cases for professional experience and/or university's own degrees will not include their grade, so they will not be calculated for the purpose of scaling the record.
The University regulates and implements the recognition of credits in students' records, based on the current legal regulations and the internal one that are reflected in the “PGA_1 Procedure for the recognition and transfer of credits”, approved by the Vice Rector's Office for Academic Ordinance, and that is available in the Nebrija Website and the Student Portal.
In the case of university graduates whose previous studies do not include training in Business Management and Administration, Antonio de Nebrija University will offer and require complementary courses so that all students who access the master's degree have adequate prior knowledge in the business area.
These complementary courses have a maximum teaching load of 14 ECTS credits, and are classified as follows:
A. Students whose degrees of origin are law, security, criminology and legal that do not include training in the Business area.
The student must take the following complementary courses, for 12 ECTS credits:
B. Students whose degrees of origin are engineering (technology, civil, computer science, scientific, telecommunication, computing, systems, energy, mechanics, industrial, etc.), statistics, mathematics that do not include training in the business and legal areas.
The student must take the following complementary courses, for 14 ECTS:
All graduates of the Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) + Nebrija Expert in Tourism Business Management have the necessary training to assume the administration and management positions in the following functions:
The entities in which the graduates of the program usually carry out their professional career include all those belonging to the value chain of the tourism sector:
The program promotes employability by encouraging in students their ability to adapt in a sector as changing and deeply globalized as tourism. For this, all graduates have the opportunity to access international network with students from over 30 nationalities and professionals from the best companies and institutions in the tourism sector.
Director of the MBA + Nebrija's Own Degree of Expert in Tourism Business Management