Last week, the new batch of students for the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MIBA) went through our welcome week. We had a warm welcome from our Dean, Prof. Josep Franch who explained the origins of ESADE and how it is transforming the life of our students. Our Associate Dean, Prof. Josep M. Sayeras gave us a very inspirational speech on the global challenges we are facing in the Humanity. He emphasised on the relevance for the new generations of students to challenge them. We are here not only to help people become better professionals but also better persons. We also had a session on the academic side of the MIBA with an excellent talk from Jordi Gili on LinkedIn and the importance of data and networks in the professional world.
We are very excited to start working with the 104 students in the MIBA. We are counting 27 different nationalities! Unfortunately, only one third of the students are women, and this is something we need to change. It is a high percentage compared to other similar programs, but still we need to push women in this industry so that new tech developments and companies driven by better balanced teams.
And finally, ESADE MIBA has been recently ranked #7 worldwide in the 2019 QS Business Masters Ranking. I would like to thank once more Prof. Esteve Almirall who started and run this program for the last two years. I am also taking the opportunity to thank Núria Sala, Program Manager for the MIBA, for her excellence in all the hard work organising the program.
Have a very insightful and interesting course, let’s rock!