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Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals

durationTwo certificates: 5 weeks each
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSummer
Price€5,900 each
durationTwo certificates: 5 weeks each
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSummer
Price€5,900 each

Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals

Looking to enhance your career prospects and set yourself up for success?

The Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals is the perfect add-on to your non-business bachelor’s degree at IE University, helping you build a strong understanding of the core principles of management, finance, marketing, accounting, strategy, innovation, and leadership.

Whether you dream of becoming an entrepreneur, working in a corporate setting, or pursuing further education in business-related disciplines, our Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. And the best part? By complementing your Bachelor’s degree with this Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals you will be ready to take relevant professional challenges.

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THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…

You want to complement your non-business bachelor’s degree at IE University with a deeper understanding of business fundamentals to add value to startup projects, corporate environments, and multilateral organizations.

YOU ARE LOOKING FOR…

A comprehensive and hands-on diploma (comprised of two certificates) that will enhance your studies and give you the business acumen to boost your career prospects.

YOU WANT TO BECOME…

A successful professional with general business knowledge that makes a positive impact on society, companies, and organizations.

5 REASONS TO STUDY THIS PROGRAM

Hands-on learning of business Fundamentals

Learn business foundations in a practical way and easily transferable to the job market after graduation. The Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals provides practical overview of business, including finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, leadership, innovation, and management.

Invest in your future 

Maximize the return on investment of your summer term by adding valuable business knowledge to your specialized bachelor's degree. In addition to specific knowledge, this program will equip you with valuable skills which are key for success in any business-related field.

Boost your employability

Employers in most organizations will be looking for well-rounded and business savvy profiles. The Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals will increase your employability, as it will equip you with the solid foundation in business which employers require. Stand out in your job search by obtaining this diploma!

Enrich your academic track record

The Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals will grant you extra academic credits that will appear on your transcript. This will showcase employers a more diverse curriculum throughout your bachelor’s degree.

Open your career pathway scope

ot sure of which career pathway to take after graduation? The Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals will give you the opportunity to learn about various areas of business. This exposure will enable you to make informed decisions about your career goals and choose a career path that aligns with your interests and strengths. 

WHAT THIS PROGRAM CAN OFFER YOU

A FLEXIBLE LEARNING METHODOLOGY

The Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals’ blend of in-person and online learning activities offer you the best of both worlds. On one hand, in-person sessions will give you the opportunity to engage with professors and peers in real-time during lectures and group discussions, building important relationships and receiving immediate feedback. On the other hand, on specific days, online learning activities like video lectures and applied exercises forums will provide you with flexibility and convenience, allowing you to learn at your own pace and according to your own schedule during those days.

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EXPERT FACULTY MEMBERS

The program’s faculty is made up of both top academics and professionals, ensuring that you receive a comprehensive education that combines academic and real-life practical knowledge. This combination will provide you with the perfect balance between a strong theoretical foundation in business and insights into the day-to-day realities of working in a business-related field.

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TWO CERTIFICATES IN ONE PROFICIENCY DIPLOMA

The Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals consists of two separate certificates, each worth 15 ECTS credits. You have the option of completing them individually (each certificate lasts 5 weeks) or group them together to obtain the Proficiency Diploma. It is up to you!

INTENSIVE SUMMER LEARNING

You will have the opportunity to study the Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals—and therefore either or both of its two certificates— during summer. This means it is perfectly compatible with your bachelor’s program at IE University.

HOW THIS PROGRAM WILL TRANSFORM YOU

01.

It will help you build essential business-life skills

As you study the Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals, you will develop essential life skills that are highly valued in any workplace. The coursework will teach you skills like time management, communication, and teamwork, which will not only help you succeed in your future career but also in other important areas of your life.

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It will expose you to global business perspectives

Studying the Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals will broaden your horizons and expose you to a range of global perspectives on the complexities of business in a globalized world. You will learn from experienced faculty members and engage with peers from diverse backgrounds, preparing you for success in an increasingly interconnected world.

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It will strengthen your leadership skills

This program is designed to enhance your leadership capabilities through a comprehensive curriculum that covers leadership theories, ethical decision-making, and organizational behavior. You will engage in practical exercises and case studies that simulate real-world challenges, allowing you to apply leadership principles in varied contexts. By the end of the course, you will have developed a deeper understanding of what it takes to lead with confidence, inspire teams, and make impactful decisions.

WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS NOT

The Proficiency Diploma in Business Fundamentals is not intended to provide you with specialized or advanced training in a particular area of business. Rather, it is designed to offer you a broad understanding of key business concepts and principles. While a diploma in business foundations can be a valuable credential for many careers, it is not intended to provide the same level of expertise as a more specialized business degree. It is also not recommended for Bachelor in Business Administration students.

Two Certificates = One Proficiency Diploma

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