Academics

Programme Structure

The programme starts in September with an introductory period. At the beginning of the course, a tutor is assigned to each participant to supervise his/her Master Thesis.

The programme courses end in June and students defend their Master Thesis in July.

 

Master of Research Academic Calendar

Module 1 - Introduction to Management Research and Methods (20 ECTS credits)


Introduction to Research Methods (9 ECTS credits) 
 
> Epistemology of Science
> Quantitative Methods in Management Research 
> Econometrics I

 

Introduction to Management (11 ECTS credits) 
 
> Micro and Macro Organizational Behaviour I
> Strategic Management
> Micro and Macro Organizational Behavior II

Module 2 - Research Design in Management Sciences (5 ECTS credits)

Module 3 - Advanced Management Research (20 ECTS credits)


Management Research: Contextual Dimensions (5 ECTS credits)  

   · Managerial Economics

   · Business Ethics and CSR

 

Advanced Topics and Methods (Electives - 15 ECTS credits)
   
(Each course corresponds to 3 ECTS credits and students must choose a minimum of 15 ECTS)
 
   · Research Topics on Artificial Intelligence for Business Management

   · Econometrics II: an experimental approach

   · Managing People in Organizations

   · Research Topics in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

   · Research Topics in Marketing: choice in context

   · Research Topics in Operations

   · Research Topics in Qualitative Methods

   · Experimental Research Design

   · Advanced Topics in Business and Society

   · Key Research Topics in Public Management and Geopolitics

   · Rhetoric and Management Research

   · Structural Equation Models

Module 4 - Writing and Defense of Master Thesis (15 ECTS credits)

Academic objectives

The Master of Research (MRes) in Management Sciences is designed as a first step toward pursuing a career in research in business schools, at universities or international organizations. The programme prepares students to pursue doctoral research.

The MRes provides solid theoretical and methodological foundations upon which students can develop their research. The MRes is closely aligned with ESADE's faculty research interests and general lines of research.

The main objective of the MRes is for participants to attain the following competences:

  • 1

    Having the theoretical bases necessary to do research in specific areas in management sciences.

  • 2

    A solid background in research design and methods.

  • 3

    To be able to formulate research questions and identify knowledge gaps.

  • 4

    To be able to communicate orally and written in a scientific context.

  • 5

    To be able to participate and lead in research groups and projects.

Programme Regulations

Programme Regulations describe the admission requirements, structure of the programme, grades, requirements for continuing in the programme, withdrawal and leaves of absence, qualification awarded, calendar and attendance, discipline, board of academic affairs, commissions, notifications and announcements, and, assessment and evaluation criteria for the programme.

Files

Internal Regulations MRes
Requirements for continuing in the MRes
Requisitos para continuar en el MRes (in Spanish)
Requisits per continuar al MRes (in Catalan)

Tutorial Action Plan (in Catalan)
Official information and monitoring of programme quality

Agency for University System Quality

The AQU (Agency for University System Quality of Catalonia) Specific Committee for the Evaluation of the Quality of University Centers and Activities, has issued a global POSITIVE rating for the ESADE Quality Assurance System.

Meet our Faculty

Núria Agell
Professor, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences in ESADE


Daniel Arenas
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences in ESADE


Joan Manel Batista
Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE


Anna Bayona
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting in ESADE


Eduard Bonet
Emeritus Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE

Jaime Alfonso Bonache
Visiting Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE


Jan Brinckmann
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE


Monica Casabayó
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing in ESADE


François Collet
Associate Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE


Skander Esseghaier
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing in ESADE


Maria Galli
Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing in ESADE

Maria Galli
Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing in ESADE


Tobias Hahn
Full Professor at ESADE Business & Law School


Oriol Iglesias Bedos
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing in ESADE


Ignasi Martí
Professor, Department of Social Sciences in ESADE


Jordi Quoidbach
Associate Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE


Dimo Ringov
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE

Alfons Sauquet
Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE


Ioana Schiopu
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting in ESADE


Katharina Schmid
Associate Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE


Ana Valenzuela
Visiting Professor, Department of Marketing in ESADE


Carolina Villegas Sanchez
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting in ESADE