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Master in International Business Administration

School of Continuing Education

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Julio Cerviño - Associate Professor of Marketing, María Belén Usero Sánchez - Assistant Professor of International Business
Online, On-campus, Blended Learning
1 academic year
Getafe, Madrid - Puerta de Toledo



"Conde de Campomanes" Institute of Entrepreneurship and Family Business

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    The Master in International Business Administration of the Carlos III University of Madrid that prepares you to become a better global leader. In today´s volatile world, it is very important to learn tools and skills to enhance your strategic thinking and your ability to create a real global strategy. Trains professionals able to promote the internationalization of firms, designing, implementing and driving the opening process of new markets, through commercial trade or foreign direct investment.

    Máster en Dirección Internacional de Empresas UC3M

    This program combines faculty and business professionals of renown, who together guarantee a balance between the theoretical elements and practical nature of international business. Moreover, students can attend a variety of additional seminars and workshops organized by MaDI and given by company directors and professionals with first-hand experience in actual successful international dealings. The classes are held on weekends. And if your schedule does not allow it, you can enroll or switch to online mode!.

    International Rankings and Accreditacions:

    Acreditación AACSB

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    Welcome to MADI-UC3M | Julio Cerviño & Belén Usero

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    ¡Open admission course 2017/18!


    The Masters in International Business Administration is divided into 6 modules, with seminars on various areas of international markets, and business management workshops on new topics in the field of international administration and international trade. The Master is structured as follows:


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    Program per semester

    Course 1 - Semester 1

    First semester (in English)

    Curso 1 - Semester 2

    Second semester (in Spanish)

    Optional courses (choose 12 ECTS from the following courses):

    (C) Compulsory courses
    (O) Optional courses



    Julio Cerviño


    • Co-director del Master in International Business (MADI-UC3M)
    • Profesor Titular de Marketing Internacional y Director del Grupo de Investigación MarketinGroup, UC3M.
    • Doctor en Negocios Internacionales y Marca, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid International MBA, Washington University (EE.UU.)
    Belén Usero


    • Co-directora del Master in International Business (MADI-UC3M)
    • Profesora visitante de Estrategia, UC3M
    • Subdirectora del Programa de Doctorado en Dirección de Empresas, UC3M
    • Secretaria del Instituto de Iniciativas Empresariales y Empresa Familiar “Conde de Campomanes”, UC3M
    • Doctora en Economía, UC3M
    Virginia Hernández


    • Coordinadora de Redes Sociales en el Master in International Business (MADI-UC3M)
    • Profesora Ayudante Doctor de Dirección de Empresas, UC3M
    • Doctora en Dirección de Empresas - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


              ACADEMIC FACULTY

    María Luisa González


    • Profesora titular de Derecho Financiero y Tributario, UC3M
    • Vicerrectora de estudiantes y vida universitaria, UC3M.
    • Doctora en Derecho, UC3M.
    Enrique Ortiz


    • Profesor titular de Derecho Financiero y Tributario, UC3M
    • Doctor en Derecho, UC3M.
    Carmen Paz


    • Visiting Professor of HHRR.
    • PhD in Business Management - Universidad de Oviedo Managementt.
    • Development Program (PDD), IESE Business School, Madrid.
    Pilar Perales


    • Full Professor of Commercial Law
    • Head of the postgraduate Law School, UC3M.
    • PhD. in Law, UC3M.
    Carlos Poza


    • Profesor de Macroeconomía y análisis de entorno económico en la Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, ICEX, CECO y UIMP.
    • Doctor en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    • Experto en Análisis de Datos en Investigación Social y de Mercados, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Licenciado en Economía, Universidad CEU-San Pablo.
    David Ramos


    • Senior lecturer of Commercial Law, UC3M
    • Coordinator of the Moot Madrid
    • PhD. in Law, UC3M
    Antonio Revilla


    • Visiting Professor of Strategy, UC3M.
    • PhD in Business Management – UC3M
    • Master in Social Research Methods, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK).
    Gregorio Serna


    • Associate professor of Finance, University of Alcalá.
    • PhD in Economics - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Kreman Slavova


    • Senior Lecturer in Management. Middlesex University London.
    • PhD in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods, UC3M.
    Luigi Stirpe


    • Visiting Professor of HHRR, UC3M.
    • Head of Studies of the Master’s Programme in Human Resources Management, UC3M.
    • PhD in Business Management, UC3M


    Fernando Bandres


    • Project manager in How2go Consulting.
    • CEO in Entrelazados PTE Ltd.
    • Master in International Commerce and Management.
    • Bachelor in Chemistry. Diploma in Public Procurement.
    Emilio Carmona


    • Técnico Comercial de Estado, Ministerio de Economía.
    • Anteriormente ha sido Director General de Estudios del Consejo Superior de Cámaras de Comercio (Actualmente Cámara de Comercio de España), y Director general de Promoción del ICEX (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior).
    • Fundador y Director General de ACAY Consulting.
    • Licenciado en Derecho, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    Álvaro Castellls


    • Fundador y director de, y
    • Director en Europa del grupo de consultoría Cisco
    • MBA y MGC por ESEM


    • Managing Partner, DeBruine Ashby.
    • International training and development consultant.
    • Senior Partner with Read Matthews. Director of Training. B.A. International Relations.
    • MBA University of Warwick (England).
    Carlos Enrile


    • Consultor, formador en comercio internacional, generador de contenidos online en
    • Profesor en ICEX – CECO, ESIC, Universidad Pompeu Fabra entre otras
    • Licenciado en Derecho y Máster en Derecho Comunitario
    Bruno Fernandez


    • Managing Director at ENISA, publicly owned entity under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, specialized in financing SMEs.
    • Fashion Division Director, Habitat and Cultural Industries (ICEX Spain Export and Investment).
    • Economic and Commercial Counsellor Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in Casablanca.
    • Degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid
    Alejandro Garcia


    • Operations Director at Logista Libros SA.
    • Superior Industrial Engineer spetialised in Industrial Organization.
    • Master in International Management. Master in Supply Chain Management.
    Enrique Luque


    • CEO of Opteamism Consulting.
    • Formerly, franchise manager for Hamburguesa Nostra/Vaca Nostra; Tormo &sociados, Ernst & Young Real Estates.
    • Lecturer professor for international franchising.
    Olegario Llamazares


    • Fundador y director de Global Marketing Strategies y socio fundador del portal Globalnegotiator. 
    • Conferenciante y profesor en escuelas de negocio (IE Business School, EOI, CECO).
    • Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas
    Fernando Maudo


    • Director General en España en Venta Privee
    • Consejero y Consultor de varias empresas textiles como Inditex (Zara), Induyco (Grupo El Corte Inglés) y Coronel Tapioca.
    • Licenciado en Derecho y Diplomado en Ciencias Empresariales.
    • Máster en Dirección General de Empresas  y  Máster en Comercio Exterior
    Víctor Magariño


    • Marketing and sales director in Comunycarse, S.L.
    • Formerly, Country manager for Spain and Head of Iberia & Israel Clusters in Google (2011-2012).
    • He has previously worked in several U.S. and U.K. multinational corporations, including McDonnell Douglas Corporation (USA), Cadbury Schweppess (Madrid), and Universal Pictures (Madrid). MBA, Business School EDEA (Madrid).
    Gloria Montes


    • Directora Financiera y socia fundadora de GMG Consultores S.L
    • Experiencia docente en EOI, ENAE y ESESA entre otras
    • Project Management de CREDEM
    • Ingeniera industrial y máster en Dirección Financiera
    Jorge Rodríguez Maeso


    • Director Administrativo-Financiero en Logista Libros, SA
    • Licenciado en LADE, UC3M y Máster en Gestión Financiera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    Angel Rosello


    • Profesor en el ICEX-CECO-UIMP.
    • Anteriormente Director del Departamento de Estudios e Investigación de la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid.
    • Doctor en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
    Víctor Salamanca


    • CEO in Auxadi, accounting, reporting & compliance international services.
    • VicePresident & Member of Ex Comm in Accacia.
    • Graduated in Business Administration, Postgraduate studies in Audit.
    Montserrat Vega


    • Consultora y asesora del área financiera en diversas empresas.
    • Profesora de contabilidad y finanzas en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y en EOI (Escuela de Organización Industrial).
    • Licenciada en Economía y Empresariales.
    Lorena Viñas


    • Abogada especialista fiscal del Departamento Fiscal de Ashurst LLP
    • Licenciada en Derecho (especialidad Jurídico-Empresarial)

      Places available: 42 (Blended Learning) 24 (Online)

      General Requirements

      The Master’s program is designed for university graduates from any discipline. Previous professional experience and willingness to work abroad are both desirable. In exceptional cases, applications from candidates who have yet to complete their undergraduate final project (or equivalent) can be considered.

      Admission Criteria

      The selection of students is carried out by taking into account their curriculum vitae, academic record, professional profile and the reasons they give for wanting to follow the program, as set out on their application form. If necessary, the candidate will be asked to attend a personal interview. For overseas students, the interview will take place by telephone / conference call.

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      Required documentation

      Students interested in enrolling in the Master have to send the following documents, properly scanned:

      • Application Form
      • Official academic certification of higher studies completed to date, specifying the qualifications obtained in each of the subjects.
      • If the applicant already holds a university degree a photocopy of it must also be attached, or proof that it is under review.
      • Curriculum vitae.
      • Photocopy of ID or passport.
      • A passport size photo.
      • Language certificates, such as TOEFL
      • A recommendation letter of a professor or a responsible from the firm in which the applicant is or has been working
      • Complementary documents for justifying other activities included in the application


      The request is made electronically through our application.

      For more information you may contact with Virtudes Fresnadillo, secretary of the Master Program:

      Centro de Postgrado
      C/ Madrid, 135 (Despacho: 18.1.C.03)
      28903, Getafe, Madrid
      Tlf.: 91 624 98 82 - Fax: 91 624 58 30


      The tuition fee is 6,600 Euros, to be paid in three instalments:

      • 1,000 Euros as a “Reserved Place” payment, in the fortnight after the notification of final acceptance onto the Masters course.
      • A second payment of 2,800 Euros, until October 31th  of the academic year at the start of the Course.
      • A third and final payment of 2,800 Euros, until March 15th of the academic year.

      Once the payment is made, the student has to send a copy of bank transfers to the secretary of the master ( by mail. Those that do not make the payment stipulated by the deadline will lose the right to the place booked. As the payment for place reservation implies the acquisition of a right, the deposits made under this concept are not reimbursed

      As the place reservation payment constitutes the acquisition of this right, the money paid for this purpose will not be reimbursed. The Carlos III University of Madrid internal regulations require a minimum number of students to start the academic year.

      This sum covers course attendance and complementary activities provided, all necessary documentation to study the course subjects taught, books, the remaining bibliography and course material required and registration with the Orientation and Employment Service.


    Miguel Otero, Managing Director for the Leading Brands of Spain Forum

    Miguel Otero


    “…. Certainly, a necessary curriculum so that the best graduates can help with the process of internationalisation of our businesses, creating value for its employees, its shareholders and for the country.”

    There is a whole raft of job opportunities by enrolling in this program. Now, more than ever, firms look for professionals able to explore new markets and to increase the international presence of their goods and services. Then, students will be able to develop a professional career in the international division or export department of firms operating abroad.

    The student will also be qualified to work in a professional capacity for public institutions, both national and multilateral, which require professionals with extensive training in economics and international administration; and in particular, in those institutions dedicated to promoting international trade and investment.

    Know where our students work during the MADI course, 16/17!

    Specifically, some of the professional opportunities for the students of a program like this, would be the following: :

    • Multinational businesses or those engaged in exports.
    • International marketing companies (trading, import-export brokers, etc).
    • SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) engaged in the process of internationalisation.
    • Public sector international commercial offices (for example, in Spain, OFCOMES)
    • Public Institutions (state, autonomous and/or regional) dedicated to promoting and supporting internationalisation programs for businesses (Chambers of Commerce, IGAPE, IVEX, Copca, Extenda, for example).
    • Multilateral organisations specialising in the area of international trade (WTO, IMF, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, MIGA, Inter-American Development Bank, etc.).


    Work Experience

    Students can also undertake an internship during the master, equivalent to 6 ECTS. Regarding the Master structure, students may carry out FULL-TIME or PART-TIME internships (until December 31st of the year in which the Master ends).

    The Master, during the academic year, registers its students in the Orientation and Employment Service. This Service provides the students' CVs to businesses that need to cover a position related to the students' studies, it manages work experience and it negotiates the Educational Cooperation Agreements with the businesses.

    In the job portal MADI-UC3M scholarships, internships and jobs related to different areas of the company to manage international business are published.

    Orientation and Employment Service.

    Orientation and Employment Service is a department created by the Carlos III University of Madrid Foundation with the aim of improving the prospects of finding work and the professional development of students at the Carlos III University of Madrid. It also guides businesses and institutions in the process of attracting and recruiting young university students with high development potential, either through work experience or a work contract.

    This service analyses the offers of work from collaborating businesses and institutions and the demand for jobs from students of the Carlos III University of Madrid, matching the criteria of the two sides together. To achieve this goal the Carlos III University of Madrid Foundation relies on a large number of collaborators who use this service as a source of recruitment to cover their contract needs and professional work experience.

    You can find more information about this on the Carlos III University of Madrid website:      

    FOREMPLEO 2017/18

    FOREMPLEO 2016/17

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    There are different scholarships that students interested in this program may apply for:

    • “Collaboration scholarships” of the Instituto Conde de Campomanes. This Institute calls yearly around 8-14 scholarships that covers up 2.000 euros of the tuition fees. Students will develop support tasks for the academic coordination area, for the social media area and/or for the audiovisual production services. The procedures, requirements and criteria are enounced to students at the beginning of the course.
    • “Scholarships academic excellence”. The Master, without any obligation with the University, obtains some funds from different sponsors that offer to a certain number of students with good academic cv and that do not have any other financial source. These scholarships covers up to 20% of the fees.
    • “Internationalization scholarships”. The Master, without any obligation with the University, calls yearly around 5-10 scholarships to MADI students with good academic cv and that interested in abroad internships. The procedures, requirements and criteria are enounced to students at the beginning of the second semester.

    Collaboration scholarships students´experience


    • Paid internships. Almost all of our students are sent for paid internships, what allows them to cover part of the fees. Moreover, students in the online and on-campus version have the option of develop full-time internsphis.
    • Bank credit. Banco Santander offers advantageous conditions to UC3M members. More information

    Master structure

    The structure of the Master in International Business (MADI-UC3M) is blended. The student, at the beginning of the course, may choose if he/she wants to follow the subjects in an online or in an on-campus version.
    Moreover, students in the online version that may attend to on-campus classes for a short period of time, may enroll in some subjects with the on-campus version. Similarly, students in the on-campus version that for work reasons cannot attemd to on-campus classes for a period of time, may enroll in some subjects with the online version.


    • Classes are given by videoconference. Students can connect with a computer in the fixed timetable
    • Videoconferences are interactive. Then, students may, by chat and in real-time, formulate questions to the professor, who will also answer in that moment.
    • Classes by videoconference will be recorded in the master platform and students can check in any moment.
    • Students of the online version will have a tutor to whom they could ask and chat during Tuesday afternoons.
    • The platforms employed will be Aula Global (Carlos III University – Moodle System) and Skype (chats)


    • Will be held on weekends.

    Duration and schedules

    Duration and schedules: course 2019/20

    The Master begins on Friday September, 27th 2019 and finishes on June, 30th 2019. Student could also enroll it part-time.The graduation ceremony is in July 2019.

    On campus classes are given and are broadcasted:

    • Fridays 16.30h-18.30h. and 19.00-21.00h CET (campus Getafe)
    • Saturdays 9:30 - 11:30 and 12:00 a 14:00 CET (campus Puerta de Toledo)
    • Tuesdays 16.00-20.00 CET (tutorship sessions under student request)

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    Methodoloy and evaluation

    The program combines theoretical classes and the solution of practical cases and firm’s projects. The special concurrence of these elements, oriented to achieve the maximum advantages, both from an academic and personal point of views, is one of the main added value of this program.

    The case method is specially employed by our faculty, in order to face the student with the international business reality. Each student will be grouped in a work team and will have assigned a tutor-professor, who will help along during the formation period.
    To obtain the title the student has to pass all the tasks and the on-going evaluations established in the different subjects. Although evaluation methods vary there are four contained in almost all subjects:

    • Practical cases, final or developed along the subject
    • Practical exercises developed along the suject
    • Reports and Works driven by tutors
    • Exams

    Moreover, it is necessary to have a favorable evaluation of the Final Master Project. In this Project, the studen will work in a work team under the tutorship of an expert or professional international business. To do this project, the Master counts with the collaboration of professionals from the Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior (ICEX), analists and experts of the PIPE (Plan de iniciación a la Exportación) program that ICEX has developed to help small and medium enterprises. For completing the Project, students may visit firm’s plant, its production centers and will assist to regular meetings with managers. Thus, the project will be adjusted to the business and sector reality.

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