FAQs EU Business School

FAQs

EU Experience

All classes are taught in English.

The student body at EU Business School includes over 100 different nationalities and prestigious QS has consistently ranked our MBA program as #1 worldwide for internationality. Students gain true multicultural understanding at EU thanks to its diverse student and faculty body. In today's globalized business world, this is an increasingly sought-after soft skill by employers.

EU students come from all over the world and speak, on average, three languages. EU’s faculty, as well as having excellent academic credentials, are part of the international business community and draw on their own professional experiences as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders to support the learning and growth of students.

What’s more, EU is part of a global network of partner institutions with whom students can participate in exchange programs. These include Pace University in New York; the University of California in Riverside; Fisher College in Boston in the U.S.A.; Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico; and Stamford International University in Bangkok, Thailand, among others. 

Yes. At EU Business School we believe in experiential learning. All courses include opportunities to meet and hear from leaders who are experts in their fields, to gain industry insights and to build a professional network.

We also have a 27,000+-strong alumni network located across the globe. Via the alumni hub, our alumni members actively help our students through mentoring, publishing career opportunities and providing connections with contacts in new markets. All students can become a member.

During your first week at EU, we organize an orientation week filled with fun activities including a tour of the campus city, a welcome party and campus tour. And activities run throughout the year. For example, you can join football and basketball teams, attend guest speaker sessions and visit top companies located near your campus for a privileged insight into how businesses really work. The student board also organize special activities which have includeed a popular international food day where students share the culinary delights from their countries.

If you wish to find out more about what you can do during your time at EU, contact your student counselor. He or she will be delighted to help you settle in and let you know all about the activities available to you.

Our Programs

Yes, our MBA program with 11 majors can be studied part time. Exceptionally, given the current global health situation, we are also introducing part-time options for our bachelor's and master's programs  to provide greater flexibility in these challenging times.

It is possible to change programs or specializations under certain circumstances. This varies from program to program and between our campuses. Please ask your academic counselor for more information.

Yes. You need to submit your university transcripts and syllabus and inform us of the major you'd like to study at EU. Once all of your documents have been received, the academics team will evaluate your case and create a bespoke transfer study pathway for you. 

Admissions

Yes. But please note that your acceptance offer will be conditional to the required results. Before starting the program, you will also need to submit the results from your English proficiency test.

Official exams such as IELTS, TOEFL and CAE have a validity of two years. You will only need to retake the test if yours is out of date. For students unable to take an official exam, we offer an internal EU English test that is valid when applying for our programs (although unfortunately not for BA Hons programs).

Yes, you can. But please note that your acceptance offer will be conditional to our receiving your diploma before the master's or MBA program starts.

No. However, if you have a high school diploma, are over 25 years old and have five years of managerial experience, you can access the Executive BBA program, which is a one-year, two-semester program. After completing the Executive BBA, students without a bachelor's degree can study one of EU's master's or MBA programs.

The visas and permits required depend on the program you will be studying at EU. You will find the information that applies to your program on the program page under the 'Visas and Permits' tab.

Moving Abroad

As all our programs are delivered in English, students do not need to speak the local language for acceptance onto any EU program. However, knowing a few key phrases will help you settle in to your campus city. We recommended learning the local language so you are able to meet and converse with local people. Developing communication skills and building cross-cultural understanding is an asset for any aspiring businessperson. 

During your first week at EU, we organize an orientation week filled with fun activities including a tour of your campus city, a welcome party and campus tour. We also recommend that you enroll in classes to learn the local language as this will help you to understand the culture of your new home, to feel settled and meet new people.

We recommend moving to your campus city a minimum of two weeks before your course starts. This will give you plenty of time to settle in and familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. All our campus cities are buzzing business and student cities. For this reason, we recommend you look for accommodation as early as possible. We provide a list of student residences and real estate contact details in our welcome booklet.

Yes, you can find out about upcoming open days and information sessions here.

The availability of work in Europe varies hugely between countries and sectors. However, EU's dedicated career development team will help EU students and alumni in their search for work providing them with best possible support to find job opportunities, develop a CV that stands out and build a professional network. EU also actively promotes internships with our corporate partners. 

Moving to and Living in Barcelona

Barcelona is a safe city but, as in all major cities, pickpockets can be an issue. Please be mindful when taking public transportation and keep your belongings safe. Common sense should always be exercised. You can read more about moving safely to Barcelona on our blog.

You should plan for a living expenditure of around €1,000 per month for the duration of your stay, of which €400–€500 should be allotted for shared accommodation (at least €650 to live alone) and the rest for basic necessities and leisure time. Please note that these figures are averages and fluctuate according to the individual and the lifestyle they wish to pursue.

After successfully graduating from the EU Business School Barcelona campus, you may apply for internships at companies in Spain. If your internship is successful, you may be hired by that company to work full time. However, if you do not have European citizenship, the company is required to complete an application on your behalf to the extranjería/immigration agency and work authorities to obtain a working residence permit (also known as regimen general). This residency permit lasts two years and it needs to be renewed. However, as this process is often lengthy and expensive, it is not that common.

For further information and advice, please speak to your student counselor. 

Moving to and Living in Geneva & Montreux

Switzerland is recognized as one of the safest countries in the world. Geneva and Montreux are both very safe with little crime and there aren’t any ‘no go’ areas, but you should always use common sense. Please be mindful when taking public transport and be cautious after dark.

In Geneva, you should plan for a living expenditure of CHF 1,890 per month for the duration of your stay, of which CHF 1,100 should be allotted for shared accommodation (CHF 1,900+ for private accommodation).

In Montreux, you should plan for a living expenditure of CHF 1,480 per month for the duration of your stay, of which CHF 800 should be allotted for shared accommodation (CHF 1,600+ for private accommodation).

Please note that these figures are averages and fluctuate according to the individual and the lifestyle they wish to pursue.

After successfully graduating from either of the EU Business School Swiss campuses, you have two opportunities to continue your career in Switzerland:

1. A company offers you a job. They either create a work permit for you or offer you a Commission Paid Business Introducer Contract. These routes apply to both paid or unpaid, full- and part-time work.

2. You prolong your studies by applying for another course in Switzerland. While studying you are able to work (with or without salary) in a company based in Switzerland. However, this condition applies if, and only if, the job is related to the subject studied by the student.

For further information and advice, please speak to your student counselor. 

Moving to and Living in Munich

Germany has been recognized as one of the safest countries in the world, and our campus city Munich has the lowest crime rate in the country. Nevertheless, you should always use common sense after dark. You should be particularly careful with your personal possessions in busy areas, such as the main train station, airport and city center.

You should plan for a monthly living expenditure of €1,300 for your stay, of which €700-€800 should be allotted for accommodation and the rest for basic necessities and leisure activities. Please note that these figures are averages and fluctuate according to the individual and the lifestyle they wish to pursue.

After successfully graduating from the EU Business School Munich campus, you may apply for a Job Seeking Visa at the German Foreign Authority (KVR, Kreisverwaltungsreferat) that may be granted for up to 18 months. This visa allows graduates to look for a job that corresponds to their qualifications. (Section 20 para. 3 no. 1 Act on the residence - AufenthG). During the period that you have this visa, you may obtain temporary employment to secure your livelihood. Please remember that this type of residence permit cannot be extended for more than 18 months. When you have a job offer that corresponds to your qualifications, you may then apply for a work-based residence permit for the purpose of taking up permanent employment.

For further information and advice, please speak to your student counselor.

Studying Online

Online and on-campus courses convey exactly the same knowledge, with the same course breakdown, credits and resulting degree. 

Lecturers review, grade and reply to forum posts on a daily basis. They also hold a live lecture weekly and allocate time to discuss issues on an individual basis.

Lecturers’ contact details are shared on the online campus platform Moodle, so that students can always reach them. The expected response time is 48 - 72 hours.

Yes, students are able to work either part or full time while studying at the online campus. However, we recommend that if a student works full time, they consider studying part time so they can gain the maximum benefits from their studies. 

Most activities are asynchronous and can be accessed and completed on the platform at any time. However, there is a set time each week to speak to lecturers and peers during live lectures. As all sessions are recorded, you needn’t worry if you miss a class.

Although it is not mandatory to attend the live lectures, it is highly recommended, as you’ll be able to ask questions and receive immediate feedback. 

Our platform doesn’t require any special equipment and can be used on any device (PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones). All you need to have is a reliable Internet connection. It is also highly recommended to have a webcam, microphone and speakers to participate fully in the live sessions.

Our programs are given on the Adobe Connect platform which we recommend you download. Adobe Connect has proven to be one of the best videoconferencing tools on the market for online learning since it is very interactive and intuitive. Many of the major leading business schools and online universities are using this platform given that it is accessible from all regions worldwide; many other systems are banned in regions across the world e.g. China, Belarus, Central African Republic, Iran, Lebanon and UAE. In addition, the privacy settings on Adobe Connect are more restrictive which ensures that the users’ data is protected and not shared with third parties. The EU Business School online campus has been using Adobe Connect over the last seven years.

Class participation is accounted for through discussion forums posts. Interaction is an important aspect of an online program and allows students to take advantage of the diversity of the student body – different academic, professional and cultural backgrounds bring great richness to the program and the student experience. The discussion forums serve as a platform for exchanging information, ensure engagement and participation and allow students to work around their daily commitments. There is also a lot of interaction with peers and faculty during live lectures. However, it is not mandatory to attend these live. Assessing participation through forum posts ensures students can participate in the most efficient way possible while enabling lecturers to grade their knowledge fairly. 

Blending learning at the online campus with studying at a city campus is highly recommended and strongly encouraged in order to broaden students’ horizons and enrich their study experience. However, changing campus is only possible on a term/semester basis. You must spend the full term or semester at the campus at which you started it.

For our online MBA, students are required to attend at least one of our on-campus weeks. Students spend a week in one of our campus cities where they can network with peers and faculty and attend activities such as company visits for a heightened experience. 

EU’s online degrees are equal to their on-campus counterparts. Your degree will be either a Bachelor of Business Administration or a master´s or MBA in the major you select, with no mention of online studies. You will receive the same degree you would receive if you were to study on campus. 

Accommodation

A range of accommodation is available in each of our campus cities to suit different budgets and lifestyles; we believe that having a comfortable and inspirational living environment is an important part of any educational experience.

Before choosing where to live, you should think about whether you’d like to find a room in shared accommodation, a great option for anyone eager to make new friends, or find a private apartment, the perfect choice if you prefer to have your own space. This decision might be influenced by whether you are already familiar with the city and if you speak the local language. It is also advisable to research the different areas of your chosen campus city, to decide which is best for you. Things to consider include access to outdoor spaces like parks, proximity to the shops and campus buildings, and how well connected an area is to the local transport network.

We have compiled accommodation information for each of our campus cities to help you find the perfect new home.

For more information, contact our accommodation officer at admissionsservices.bcn@euruni.edu.

Student Services

Student counselors are available to answer student's questions and to offer them support. The counselors offer a personalized service and monitor students’ academic progress. 

EU's Student Services Department provides students with all the practical information and support they need when beginning their studies with us. We're here to help you discover the city, settle into classes, meet new people and fully enjoy all that EU Business School has to offer.

The student services staff have extensive experience, patience and empathy and are available to assist students with personal matters. If you need further help, staff members can also arrange for you to see a professional counselor. You can expect the utmost discretion on all matters.

All students also have their own personal student counselor who will support them during their studies with us.

Yes, we are prepared with detailed protocols in place to always ensure the utmost safety for our community.

We often place students internationally, but the opportunities available depend on the student's sector, background, interests and the languages that they speak. 

EU’s career services are available to all current students and alumni. The career services department offers advice to students and alumni to enhance their career prospects and ensure their job search is successful. What’s more, by joining our alumni community of over 27,000 professionals around the world, EU graduates can build a global network, find out about job opportunities with other EU alumni and meet a mentor who can support them on their career journey. 

Financial Information

EU Business School is a private institution and  does not offer scholarships or financial aid. However, if you are able to find public or private third-party scholarship, we will be glad to accept it and provide you with the supporting documents you need to obtain it. 

Tuition fees are paid in between two and four instalments per year depending on the program.

No, all students studying a specific program at a specific EU campus pay exactly the same amount in the local campus currency. 

General Queries

An MBA offers fundamental business knowledge as well specialist skills in a specific business area while a master’s degree focuses more comprehensively on a particular discipline. To gain a deeper understanding of the difference, read this post on our blog.

There are myriad reasons to study abroad, whether at bachelor's, master's or MBA level. Familiarizing yourself with a new culture, communicating with students from across the globe and perhaps even learning a new language are all invaluable experiences that will cultivate the communication skills, adaptability and empathy that are essential in business. By moving to a new country to learn, you will take yourself out of your comfort zone, build a new network and discover a fresh perspective. Employers value these experiences; studying abroad can help you stand out from the competition. 

GMAT and GRE scores are requested by many education institutions as part of the admissions process to MBA and master's programs. Each exam has a quantitative, verbal and written element to it, but questions vary. At EU Business School, we accept scores from either exam as long as they reach the required minimum. Alternatively, we look at a student's academic record and GPA. Please visit the admissions process tab on the webpage of the course you're interested in to find out the requirements for that program.

IELTS and TOEFL are both English language tests and we accept either at EU Business School as proof of your ability to communicate adequately in English. The IELTS test is administered in the U.K. by the University of Cambridge, whereas the TOEFL test is administered in the U.S.A. If you are used to speaking and listening to either British or American English, it makes sense to choose the test administered in that country as you will find the vocabulary and idiomatic expressions used more familiar. At EU, students may take EU's English-language test to be admitted to a program.