Hybrid Methodology

Explore a new form of learning with our Hybrid Methodology, which combines learning in the Virtual Campus with residential periods of around two weeks at our Barcelona or Madrid Campus.

EAE offers the ideal format for inspiring professionals anywhere in the world who want to combine a Master in Spain with their professional activity in their home residence. Our Hybrid programs are designed using EAE’s most innovative methodologies and pedagogical approaches to provide quality education without borders.


Hybrid Global – Periodos residenciales de 2 semanas

Diseñado para profesionales que quieran compatibilizar su vida profesional en tiempo real con estudios de máster en EAE y no tengas que abandonar tu puesto de trabajo en tu país de residencia. En este formato la mayoría del programa se imparte a través de campus virtual de manera secuencial, con un periodo residencial obligatorio en Madrid o Barcelona. La parte online del programa es secuencial para que puedas disfrutar de una experiencia de aprendizaje digital con un grupo de compañeros de todas partes del mundo que luego podrás conocer en persona durante el periodo residencial.

Hybrid programs

Metodología Hybrid


The methodology of EAE’s Hybrid programs was a semi-finalist at the prestigious Reimagine Teaching Innovation Awards 2015, organized by Wharton, the business school of Pennsylvania University (U-Penn) and QS. This certification gives the accreditation of international experts to the project and the methodological need it covers. 


What is Hybrid Methodology?

The Hybrid Methodology is a new way of learning that adapts to your current lifestyle, combining virtual learning with in-person periods at our campuses in Madrid and Barcelona, or in various cities around the world through our academic partners. The locations of in-person periods vary depending on the Master.  
This methodology blends the best features of in-person approaches and digital platforms to create a unique, flexible and global education model.  


What are the advantages of a Hybrid program for professionals?

You don’t have to put your professional life on hold nor physically travel to another city to train academically.  
Hybrid programs are designed to ensure that professionals have the flexibility to adapt their studies to their professional and personal lives in their home country, studying and working together throughout most of the program in the Virtual Campus setting.   

As a result, you receive training/education from an acclaimed European institution without needing to live abroad for a year. You also have the opportunity to travel for the short residential period to complement your learning experience, network with your classmates on the Master, and enjoy an experience abroad 

Six reasons for doing a Hybrid program



Learn while continuing to work.

You don’t have to put your professional career on hold



Apply what you learn in real time.

You can put everything you learn in class into practice immediately in your professional life



Study from the comfort of your own home.

You are in direct communication with the lecturers on the Virtual Campus, ensuring that you benefit from a more personalized experience. 



Technology for the modern professional world

You will learn to communicate effectively with your classmates and lecturers using digital platforms, perfecting skills that will benefit you greatly. 



Digital platforms have no borders

Get to know your classmates, work in a group and connect with other professionals throughout the program. In 2021, you’ll be able to meet them in person during the residential period at our campus.



The best of both the virtual and in-person worlds.

Combining both methodologies ensures that you have a more complete education, capitalizing on the advantages of learning on digital platforms and in-person approaches.  

What are the classes like on the Virtual Campus?

In contrast to traditional distance-learning models, the Hybrid Methodology replicates an inperson class, taking advantage of the benefits of technology to offer a rewarding learning experience and great networking opportunities.  
Over the course of the virtual training period, the classes vary between:  

  • Real-time video conferences led by a lecturer. 
    • The synchronous sessions enable the students and lecturers to connect at the same time to the Virtual Campus and participate actively throughout the video conference. 
    • The video conferences are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday primarily, from 18:00 to 22:00 (Spanish time, CET).
  • Asynchronous working sessions in which you can work individually or in small groups, depending on your availability. 
    • The asynchronous sessions are run in parallel individually or in small groups, in line with the agreed submission deadlines for each activity or project. 
Metodología Hybrid


To facilitate the student’s progress and ensure they advance steadily, the courses are run one at a time, in succession, with the students receiving constant feedback from the team of lecturers. 

As the classes do not overlap or alternate, students concentrate on the corresponding course at any given time, thereby preventing an academic overload that may interfere with their other commitments. 

What happens in the in-person period?

With a duration of between 2 and 3 weeks, the Hybrid programs include a residential period at one of campuses in Madrid or Barcelona. The in-person period of the program gives you the chance to benefit from: 

  • Conferences, workshops and/or specialist classes.
  • Masterclasses with experts and executives from the professional world.
  • Visits to leading companies and institutions
  • Extracurricular activities to foster networking among the classmates
  • Getting to know one of Spain’s most iconic cities.

The Global Executive MBA

The Global Executive MBA applies the Hybrid Methodology model with week-long in-person periods in three different cities: Madrid, New York and Shanghai.

These residential periods give participants the opportunity to:

  • Attend training sessions on Executive Skills, Leadership and Change, Financial Management and Global Economics
  • Visit leading companies
  • Take part in team-building activities
  • Prepare to defend their Master’s Thesis
  • Have individual coaching sessions
  • Realizar visitar guiadas por las ciudades
  • Take guided tours of the cities

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