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OBS Business School

Location Campus Virtual: Blackboard, Barcelona Spain
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30Postgraduate programs

About OBS Business School

OBS Business School was created in 2006 as the first business school in the world born 100% online in Spanish language, offering MBAs and Masters to future leaders of change.

The school has extensive experience with more than 33,000 students trained from 80 different countries, and thanks to excellence in training, we are the first Online Business School in the world to receive the outstanding QS Stars rating.

OBS obtained the highest distinction: five QS Stars, in the Online Learning category, with an academic proposal based exclusively on an online methodology. In addition, we have important recognitions such as the EOCCS of EFMD accreditation or the Financial’s Times MBA List ranking and others international recognitions that endorse our training quality.

OBS Business School has an Academic Partner of recognised international prestige and academic excellence: the University of Barcelona, an institution with more than 560 years of history and the main public university in Spain that combines the values of tradition with the innovative character of an institution of excellence in the field of teaching.

For more information about the school, visit our social media platforms: Linkedin, Youtube, Instagram, Facebook y Twitter.

About OBS Business School

OBS Business School was created in 2006 as the first business school in the world born 100% online in Spanish language, offering MBAs and Masters to future leaders of change.

The school has extensive experience with more than 33,000 students trained from 80 different countries, and thanks to excellence in training, we are the first Online Business School in the world to receive the outstanding QS Stars rating.

OBS obtained the highest distinction: five QS Stars, in the Online Learning category, with an academic proposal based exclusively on an online methodology. In addition, we have important recognitions such as the EOCCS of EFMD accreditation or the Financial’s Times MBA List ranking and others international recognitions that endorse our training quality.

OBS Business School has an Academic Partner of recognised international prestige and academic excellence: the University of Barcelona, an institution with more than 560 years of history and the main public university in Spain that combines the values of tradition with the innovative character of an institution of excellence in the field of teaching.

For more information about the school, visit our social media platforms: Linkedin, Youtube, Instagram, Facebook y Twitter.

University information

The student recruiting process at OBS Business School is done remotely.

Once the potential candidates have been provided with all the necessary information and have decided to apply to the Master’s Degree, the process is as follows.  As a first step, an interview is carried out between the candidate and the Academic Advisor with the aim of verifying that the candidate with the necessary requirements enrolls in the Master’s Degree.

These requirements are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish
  • •Possessing professional experience, although not a strict requirement, is nonetheless highly desirable.
If these criteria are met, the candidate submits the necessary documentation proving they fulfil the requirements. This documentation is submitted together with their Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts and a motivation letter. The motivation letter should include a brief personal presentation and a description of the students’ work experience as well as their professional strengths.

In addition, students should also present their reasons to apply for the Master’s Degree as well as the expected contribution to the group of participants in the course. The Academic Admissions Committee meets and decides on the candidate’s eligibility based on this documentation. The information provided in the CV, as well as the candidate’s academic background, helps determine if they possess the necessary technological skills to properly follow an online course.

The discounts offered are at the discretion of the Admissions department.

We are an online institution virtual campus LMS platforms is Blackboard. 

Concerning our virtual campus, we incorporated a new videoconferences version, which is more intuitive, easier to use, allows live subtitles and provides participation reports. In addition, we renewed the look & feel of our campus, and introduced a new space, the Welcome Area. This area is one of the strategies developed to enhance students’ commitment. 

Virtual classrooms are the meeting point for students and lecturers – in these classrooms several tools are offered in order to enhance the learning process: a debate and discussion area, an announcements area, web conferences, exams and tests, spaces to upload the required resources, Programme guides and calendars to keep track of key dates...

The institution offers additional online resources to its students, such as access to scientific and informative articles. These resources are described as follows: 

  • Harvard Deusto Journals 
  • Emerald
  • Ebscohost

Student life

Concerning our virtual campus, in 2019, we incorporated the Blackboard collaborate Ultra, with a new videoconferences version, which is more intuitive, easier to use, allows live subtitles and provides participation reports. In 2020, we renewed the look & feel of our campus, and introduced a new space, the Welcome Area. This area is one of the strategies developed to enhance students’ commitment.

Virtual classrooms are the meeting point for students and lecturers – in these classrooms several tools are offered in order to enhance the learning process: a debate and discussion area, an announcements area, web conferences, exams and tests, spaces to upload the required resources, Programme guides and calendars to keep track of key dates (e.g. exams and activities deadlines), an activity area where students can upload their completed assignments and an evaluation area where students’ grades are posted.

OBS Business School offers additional online resources to its students, such as access to scientific and informative articles. These resources are described as follows:

  • Harvard Deusto Journals: a database which provides students and lecturers with informative articles from areas such as Marketing, Strategic Management, Management Skills, Human Resources, Finance and Sales.
  • Emerald : an online research database where students and lecturers can find scientific contributions from their areas of interest.
  •   Ebscohost : an online research database where students and lecturers can find scientific contributions from their areas of interest.

  In 2020, we incorporated an access to OBS reports in the virtual campus, research conducted in OBS. Related with the resources, we added a new role in the academic coordination department, which is in charge of making the follow up of the needed resources in each of the programmes and acquiring them. Lecturers have the option to ask for resources (e.g. case studies, softwares, Business Games, books, among otjers). We have also implemented several process in order to ease the resources acquisition. The aim of OBS when introducing this new area was to enhance the quality of the provided resources, and provide lecturers with the necessary tools to develop their modules.

The Alumni Community of OBS Business School is a joint initiative of students, alumnis, academic faculty and the business community that provides service to more than 33,000 trained professionals. The following services are detailed below:

  • Professional Development: Conferences; Soft Sskills Webinars; Masterclass; Workshops, Executive Coaching and Research Reports
  • Employability: Webinars; Employment Report; Masterclass; Entrepreneurship Cycle and Employment portal.
  • Networking: Alumni Clubs; Project Mentoring; Graduation; Alumni Welcome; Alumni Day; Alumni Talks; Executive Meetings

Professional development is one of the three fundamental pillars on which our philosophy as a business school is based. For this reason, we carry out an annual study on the employability of our students and the impact of the school's training on the professional development and employability of the students.

The 2021 Employment Report analyses the data of our MBA and Masters' students. The result is an improvement in the professional competitiveness of the students.

In general terms, the employability rate of students stands at 97% after completing their studies. Likewise, 78% of students obtain a promotion, 72% receive new job offers and 83% receive a higher salary 12 months after graduating from OBS Business School; more than 50% of students are working in multinationals recognised around the world such as BBVA, Deloitte, Nestle, Telefónica or Pwc.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the first things everyone considers when getting a master's degree is the cost of the program. While cost is something that should be considered, you should always be aware of the options available to you when fundingyour degree. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to know about global scholarships and how to apply for them.

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