To ESIC Business & Marketing School, internationalization is about not only having international experiences, but also living in a global environment, where students, faculty, staff, and programs transpire multicultural respect, international experience, and spontaneity in the relationship and learning methods wherever they are.
In the School, they wish to transmit to their students that the big multinationals no longer define their values based on their places of origin, but they are organisations with global missions and local idiosyncrasies.
That is why having international experiences is fundamental, since it favours the acquisition and internalisation of factors, facilitating future interactions among different cultures from a professional perspective. That is ESIC’s view, where they have international options integrated into all the programs, be it long term or as a complement to training. This type of cultural experience forges a person in a different way, breaking invisible barriers to a possible future professional mobility, making them more flexible, less resistant to change, more eclectic, open. Suddenly, they meet a new person. That is them, but more trustworthy than before; so much that even the perception they have of their own country changes. Maybe now they are more respectful or critical.
To ease the mobility of students, ESIC has more than 120 agreements with universities around the five continents. Besides, the International Development Area boosts International Double Degrees, both in university degree programs and masters’ programs. The students have the opportunity not only to obtain two degrees and increase their options of employment in Spain and abroad, but also to have a first-hand experience of different ways to tackle knowledge; and its approaches will have a direct impact in the development of critical thinking, so necessary and valued today in the business decision-making processes.
Recently, during the Meet, a seminar organised by ESIC to connect the students with employer companies, there was a debate in one of the round tables the advantages of these international experiences when facing a selection process or a job offer. One of the guests, representing a British multinational present in Spain, highlighted the flexibility that characterises those who lived abroad, and the easiness they have when working in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, increasingly present in Spanish companies or companies established in Spain.