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Each programme is jointly taught by the two partner institutions and the degree of MBA is also a joint award with the names of both partners appearing on the degree certificate. The programmes are one year long and follow the usual pattern of a taught element followed by a dissertaion. Half the taught part of the programme is taken in each institution, with a changeover at Christmas, and then a dissertation can be submitted to either institution in its home language. So, for someone starting at Birmingham, the programme commences in September and students take core modules along with MBA students on other programmes. In January students on the bilingual programme move to Alicante or Montpellier and take modules alongside other MBA students there. The disertation then completes the requirements and must be submitted by September. A high level of proficiency in the relevant languages is naturally required for these programmes. (Please note that when applying, the application should be submitted to the institution in which it is proposed to start the programme.) The programme is a truly joint one with half the time spent in each location and with a jointly awarded degree at the end of it which ensures international recognition of the qualification. It is the result of several years collaboration between the two schools and subject specialists have worked together to ensure participants will have a smooth transition from one to the other. Teaching methods and orientation naturally reflect national styles. Rather than attempt to homogenise the syllabus, we aim to exploit the richness of our different styles to develop managers able to operate comfortably in at least two European countries. The syllabus in each school is already European/Global - indeed, we have always been pioneers in internationalisation. However, the additional benefits of working in another culture, in another language and with managers from other countries offer considerable opportunities to enhance the performance of European managers. FUNDESEM is a private foundation created by and consisting of companies, organisations and business-people. As such it acts as a centre of development, information and services for the business community in its region. Founded in 1965, FUNDESEM initially concentrated on professional development activities and then in 1992 took the logical step of initiating postgraduate Masters programmes. It is located in modern purpose-built accommodation just to the north of the city centre with good teaching and learning facilities. The School is close to the coast and a frequent Metro service connects it with the city centre. The MBA programme offered is a truly joint one - jointly taught and awarded by the two institutions. It consists of a taught element - half of which is taken in each institution - followed by the submission of a dissertation - that can be supervised and written in either partner institution. The language of instruction is Spanish at FUNDESEM and English at Birmingham; the dissertation is written in the language of the institution supervising it. Students take the core modules of each partners internal MBA and work closely with students on these programmes, thus gaining an insight into the ways of business in two European cultures. This offers a good foundation for those wishing to develop international careers and work in the rapidly integrating European context, or beyond where familiarity with Hispanic and Anglo-Saxon business cultures would be an asset in many parts of the world. The programme can be started in either institution. For those starting in Birmingham, the programme commences in September. From then until Christmas Birmingham MBA modules are taken and Spanish language support is provided for those who need to develop their skills, particularly in relation to the language of business. Examinations are taken immediately after Christmas and then students move to Alicante for the second part of the taught el

Each programme is jointly taught by the two partner institutions and the degree of MBA is also a joint award with the names of both partners appearing on the degree certificate. The programmes are one year long and follow the usual pattern of a taught element followed by a dissertaion. Half the taught part of the programme is taken in each institution, with a changeover at Christmas, and then a...

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