The MBA+ is composed of two entirely flexible and personalized programs. The core period covers the fundamental MBA topics, and allows you to pursue your studies in your format and language of preference.
The +Modules provide you with the possibility to either further your management education or specialize within your field of interest.
The Masters in Finance programs offer you an integrated finance education that covers the most diverse and up to date information on the finance industry and functional area.
As well as teaching the core course on Economic Environment, an elective course on Business in Developing Countries and several short courses and conferences in the executive education division, Gonzalo Garland also finds time to carry out the administrative responsibilities required of him in his role as director of external relations at Instituto de Empresa.
But teaching - which he says he first experienced at the age of 17 - is in his blood and he remains passionate about it. “Teaching is crucial,” he says. “I like transmitting knowledge and being able to explain things that at first might seem difficult for people. But when they suddenly understand what you’re talking about and see the relevance, it’s very gratifying.”
In the field of macroeconomics, Prof Garland has conducted research into the economic effects of demographic changes and he is also an expert on financial crises. And with his specialist knowledge of the economics of developing countries such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico, Prof Garland expertise is much in demand, as MBA students look for business education programmes that have an increasingly international flavour.
“Everyone wants a more global vision,” he says. “And the fact that 85 per cent of students in the international MBA at Instituto de Empresa are from outside Spain makes the classes fascinating because often, what you’re talking about is something that people are relating to the situation in their own countries.”