Career Acceleration Programmes

ESADE has launched Career Acceleration Programmes (CAPs) in Investment & Private Banking, Consulting and Technological Disruption to provide MBA students with the knowledge, market insights, and tools needed for successful careers in these industries. After doing a CAP, students will obtain a Certificate that can be mentioned in their CV.

1. Career Acceleration Programme in Investment and Private Banking

The Career Acceleration Programme (CAP) in Investment and Private Banking prepares students for a career in the financial services industry after a Full Time MBA.

The programme starts with an intense technical training on valuation and modelling. This is followed by a series of technical case workshops where students put methodology into practice. In addition, key industry classes on trends and career opportunities will be given by experts from the three industries: investment banking, private equity, and private banking.

Students will simulate a real valuation process by role-playing a company and private equity firm on the sell- and buy-side. Tutors will help to best prepare the groups for their final presentations. Furthermore, the most engaged students will be selected to a special personal interview training with a professional training frim right before the interview processes start.

2. Career Acceleration Programme in Consulting

The Career Acceleration Programme in Consulting (CAP Consulting) provides MBA students with the tools, connections, and insights necessary for achieving the greatest probability of success during consulting recruitment processes.

The programme consists of a mix of powerful theoretical sessions (in a master class format) and practical sessions (case cracking and case competitions), as well as company interactions (where direct contact between students and strategic consultancies is encouraged through on-campus presentations and activities).

Master class sessions start by addressing the generic role of a recently hired consultant, and then discuss how to project a long-term career in consulting. Therefore enrolled students learn what to do on the first day after entering a consulting firm and how to successfully achieve a long-term career in consulting.

3. Career Acceleration Programme in Technological Disruption
The Career Acceleration Process in Technological Disruption consist of a mix of informational and practical sessions, covering areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Data Science & Big Data, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, FinTech, EduTech & HealthTech, the Internet of Things & the Industrial Internet, Open Innovation, The Cloud, The next 20 years of business & technology, and using data to drive a decision. Students will be joined by professionals working for companies across sectors who have a focus on new technologies, their impact and their ability to disrupt and to create new opportunities.
The purpose of this programme will be for MBAs to become prepared and to have the tools necessary to be successful when applying to jobs across all sectors which are being influenced by disruption. MBAs will have exposure to how technology and disruption in general is transforming business and what skills, knowledge, ethics and attitudes are required in this new world of work.