FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between Business Administration & Management , Marketing, Advertising and PR?
Business Administration & Management is focussed on a broad-based knowledge of all those functional areas (finance, human resources, accounting, legality, among others) that a company requires for proper functioning. Marketing is a functional area of specialisation whose course is based on learning tools and techniques that help and support the marketing of a product or service. Finally, Advertising and Public Relations is a specialisation within another specialisation (Marketing), based on tools that assist and facilitate the communication of a product or service.
What is the difference between the standard Business Administration & Management degree and the Business Administration & Management Digital degree?
A business-focussed degree such as Business Administration & Management helps students to acquire general business skills by learning how the different functional areas of a company work. However, when we are talking about Business Administration & Management Digital, students develop business skills applied in technological and digital environments.
Some of the highlights of the BACHELOR’S DEGREE in Digital Business Administration:
- Application of business concepts to the digital world.
- The class-time burden of numerical subjects is reduced to give more impetus to subjects oriented towards business digitisation.
- Bilingual Degree (Spanish/English).
The number of students per class is usually between 35 and 40, enabling the teacher to get closer to students and make the learning process easier.
ESIC has two bilingual degrees, Digital Business in Madrid and International Business in Valencia. The first two academic years are taught in Spanish and the last two (or three in the case of the double degree) are taught in English. In addition, when the first two years are taught in Spanish, English (the language) is taught as a subject and is focussed on international business and the business world.
The Degree in Business Administration & Management or Business Administration & Management + MKT will be taught entirely in English.
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All degree courses taught in Spanish at ESIC include the subject of Business English from the first year of the degree course. It is also the subject with most credits. In the fifth year, in the case of the Double Degree, students have the option of studying in English.
Internships begin in the 3rd and/or 4th year of the degree course. These are curricular internships which are a mandatory in the course. ESIC encourages its students to do as many internships as possible during their academic course.
Internships are managed by the internship department, which is in charge of providing guidance to students. Every year, the team processes more than 2,000 internship offers, so no student is left without an internship. In addition, internships are always related to the student's degree course.
Not only can they do the jobs as someone who is studying on the standard Business Administration & Management course, but they can also undertake specific jobs in positions related to the digital field, such as: Web Analyst, Web Positioning Specialist, e-Commerce Manager, Digital Content Manager, Digital Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Digital Communication Expert and Community Manager, Digital Market Research, among others.
From the 3rd year onwards, students can do an academic exchange year at one of the more than 90 universities or business schools which ESIC has an agreement with, in addition to being able to choose a different destination each term from each of the international courses.
If I am studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) course, do I need to take the university entrance exam?
No, it is not necessary. In general, foreign or national schools with International Baccalaureate (IB) in Spain are responsible for requesting the Access Credential from the UNED that provides access to the Spanish public university system.
If the centre is located abroad, they can apply for this UNED credential at the UNED head office in Madrid.
Yes, the only university degree that ESIC offers without the need for the university entrance exam: Selectividad/PAU is the Degree in Global Marketing Management. This degree course has been taught in Spain for more than 50 years as a pioneering course in Marketing and nowadays its prestige is very well known in the business world.
The main difference is its official status. The Degree in Global Marketing Management is a private degree, that is to say, it is not recognised by the Ministry of Education, however, its prestige in the business world for more than 50 years has been and continues to be recognised in company recruitment circles.
Yes, we have our own grants, financial aid and agreements with different banks with different financing plans. Each of the grants has different requirements and specifications. Therefore, we recommend that you check the grants section of the ESIC website; section "University Degree Courses" and "Admissions and Financial aid".
Admission tests can be taken even if you have not completed the 2nd year of Bachillerato, the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Vocational Training, although in order to enrol you will need to have completed the Selectividad, the Spanish public university access credential, or the CFGS. A place will be reserved once the candidate has been admitted. If the candidate does not pass one of these university entrance exams, the amount of the place reservation will be refunded. The tests are free of charge.
The tests are held individually from Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 18:00.
You will need to make an appointment for the tests by calling 914 524 167 / 47 / 97 or if you wish to contact us by email you will need to send us the full name and surname of the candidate, a date and time (within the timetable mentioned), the degree course you wish to study and your telephone number.
You can also request a test through the online form in the "Admissions and Grants" section of the ESIC website.
Once an appointment has been requested, a confirmation email will be sent with the necessary documentation for the tests and the steps to follow.
The admission tests consist of a personal interview, a business case and an oral-written test in English (not exclusive). No previous preparation is required. The business case will not assess the candidate's knowledge of the subject, but rather how he/she writes, reasons and expresses him/herself. In the personal interview, the profile of the student will be evaluated in accordance with the chosen course and the amount of motivation the student has to study at ESIC.
The decision over the admission tests will be communicated within two working days or 48 hours after the tests have been taken. The decision will be communicated by different means: email, post and telephone.
If the student has been admitted he/she must reserve a place by paying the amount indicated in the notifications and within the period specified. If the reservation is made outside this period, the student's place will not be guaranteed.
If the student has not been admitted he/she will be able to sit the exams again after the end of the academic year.
In order to get your qualifications recognised you will need to send an email with the subjects on your course and teaching guides to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. After that you will receive an email with the subjects that will be recognised.
If the student has passed more than 30 credits, it will be necessary to request an academic certificate from the university of origin in order to be able to transfer to ESIC. If the 30 credits have not been obtained, it will be necessary to submit the Selectividad/PAU card, together with photocopies of the ID card/passport, a photocopy of the grades from the first and second year of Bachillerato (or equivalent) and the application form. Don't forget that the first thing to do is to complete the admission process.
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