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First Graduatues of the Global Executive MBA Program of HHL and EADA

Great joy for the students of the first class of the Global Executive MBA Program (GEMBA) of German HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Spanish Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA): a ceremony at Leipzig's Club International the evening of Friday, March 28, 2014, marked their graduation. In his address given before the graduates from Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Colombia, Russia and Spain, Josef Schelchshorn, Executive Vice-President Human Resources at SEAT, said, "The only way to face the lack of skilled labor in Europe is high-quality training, which has a close connection with practice while being theoretically based. During multifaceted studies in Germany, Spain as well as Brazil, China and India, the participants of the Global Executive MBA Program have obtained the necessary skills for their personal and professional development." 

Graduate Olga Pantchenko, 32, an entrepreneur from Moscow, particularly liked the internationality of the program. "The international structure and orientation of the Global Executive MBA Program helped me to improve my intercultural skills considerably." According to Pantchenko, the leadership classes are especially important for her individual development since she had to leave known paths and engage in new endeavors. The GEMBA graduate concludes, "I personally managed to obtain more self-confidence, develop my analytical skills and significantly increase my productivity. Today, I realize how studying is not just about obtaining certain practical knowledge but also and particularly about 'conjuring up' your own personality and way of thinking. For me, the magic through the GEMBA has worked perfectly."  

The graduates  of the first class of the Global Executive Program of HHL and EADA have more than ten years of professional experience in various industries. Some students have already become successful entrepreneurs or are planning to start their own businesses. The part-time Global Executive MBA Program is taught entirely in English. It centers on the peculiarities of business practices in the western European countries (with a special focus on Germany and Spain). In addition, participants gain insight into the economies and cultures of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian markets.  

The Global Executive MBA Program

The Global Executive MBA Program of German HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Spanish Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA) focuses on the development of leadership skills and teaches about intercultural competence and economic peculiarities of management in Southern and Northern Europe as well as Brazil, China and India. The program, which uses English as the classroom language, is designed especially for executives who have obtained significant professional experience but have not studied business administration.  

The structure of the 21-month program has been adapted to the professional and personal needs of international managers. For the MBA double degree from HHL and EADA, participants must successfully complete eight six-day residential weeks on various management disciplines and write a Master's thesis. The Global Executive MBA Program consists of six compulsory modules of which three must be completed in Germany and three in Spain. Another two of three electives have to be completed at renowned business schools in Brazil, China or India. In addition to teaching core competencies in economics, the development of key qualifications such as communication, negotiation, conflict and diversity management as well as intercultural management abilities which are essential for international leadership positions is a vital part of the program.

Admission requirements for the Global Executive MBA program are a first-level academic degree, a minimum of five years professional experience and an excellent command of English. The tuition fees, including course material as well as room and board during the residential weeks, amount to EUR 43,000. Scholarships are available for women, founders of new businesses as well as international managers from profit and non-profit organizations. The application closing date for scholarships for the program starting in September is June 30, 2014. Moreover, applicants submitting their documentation by the end of May will benefit from an early bird rebate of 10 percent.  

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. The goal of the oldest business school in German-speaking Europe is to educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurially-minded leaders. HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services. The courses of study include full and part-time Master in Management as well as MBA programs, a Doctoral program and Executive Education. In the Financial Times' Masters in Management Ranking in 2013 HHL's full-time M.Sc. Program was ranked number 9 in the world, while the part-time program ranked number 69 worldwide in the Executive MBA Ranking 2013 of the Financial Times. The international media outlet awarded HHL 1st place internationally for its 'Entrepreneurship' focus. Just a few months ago, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Founder's Association for German Science) honored HHL as one of the leading entrepreneurial universities in Germany.  HHL is accredited by AACSB International.  

EADA Business School (Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración, EADA) is an international business school located in Barcelona. It offers programs for Master's, MBA and Executive Education. EADA's International Master in Management Program is ranked among the 30 best programs in the world by the Financial Times.   This program has been ranked exceptionally high for career progress, with the Financial Times placing it 19th worldwide. The International Master in Finance Program ranks among the 20 best programs of its kind as well. In addition, EADA has been ranked among the top four business schools in Spain. In the 2013 Financial Times European Business School Ranking EADA reached 25th place. EADA is accredited by the AMBA and EQUIS.

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