07 Aug
BCN StopWaste TBS

StopWaste: Looking for solutions

Oscar Correas, TBS Bachelor student, explains the origin and success of his StopWaste project, an online supermarket without waste in Barcelona.

23 Jul
BCN TBS Preparing year

Preparing the academic year 2020-2021

The academic year 2020-2021 promises to be different, but at the same time exciting and full of changes that will allow us once again to maintain our commitment to you: to train excellent business professionals.

21 Jul

Welcome information session

Do you have doubts about student visas, accommodation, or the procedures you have to carry out to come to TBS in Barcelona?

08 Jul

TBS in Barcelona launches new website

TBS Business School in Barcelona renews its image by updating its website, available in both English and Spanish, and adapting to the current, modern, and practical nature of the historic business school. The new page, which stands out for its striking and user-friendly design, reinforces the importance of the social networks on the Barcelona campus, […]

08 Jul

Information session: MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management

When: July, 8th · 3 pm (Barcelona time) Language: English Don’t miss out on the online information session of our MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management, that will take place on July 8th. at 3:00 p.m. (Barcelona Time). A member of our Admission team and the Program Director will be presenting for approximately 1 hour about the following: TBS presentation Programs content […]

24 Jun

Official Statement – COVID19

<p>The Barcelona campus of TBS Business School<strong> will remain closed until the situation is regularized</strong>, in compliance with the order of the Generalitat of Catalonia to cut the transmission of the SARS-Covid-19 pandemic. The intent of the school is to placate virus transmission as much as possible. For this reason, the Trafalgar campus, the Bailén campus and the library located at 6 Trafalgar street will close their doors until further notice.</p> <p>Such steps are taken to ensure the <strong>safety and well-being of our TBS community</strong>, as well as to show the school's commitment to preventing expansion.</p> <p>Classes<strong> will be taught remotely to ensure compliance</strong> with students' academic programs.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #3d2d78"><strong>FAQ's</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="color: #cb4f5e">ACCESS TO THE SCHOOL</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Until when will the campus be closed?</strong></p> <p><em>The closure of the campus is planned until the situation is regularized, still without an official date for the opening of doors.</em></p> <p><strong>Can I access other TBS Business School facilities in Barcelona?</strong></p> <p><em>No, both the Trafalgar Street campus and the Bailén campus and the Library remain closed until further notice.</em></p> <p><strong>What action guide is TBS Business School following in Barcelona?</strong></p> <p><em>The TBS Business School team in Barcelona is rigorously following the instructions of the competent organizations with the aim of communicating through the usual channels any news that may affect the TBS community.</em></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #cb4f5e"><strong>TEACHING</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Will online classes be available?</strong></p> <p><em>The program directors, the pedagogical engineers, the teachers and the information departments of the school are working so that the classes can continue to be completed remotely, in the best possible way. The school will ensure that final exams or pending assessments can be done remotely.</em></p> <p><strong>Will I be able to complete my exams online?</strong></p> <p><em>From TBS in Barcelona we are working so that all exams and tests can be done in virtual mode.</em></p> <p><strong>Will I receive assistance to complete my program?</strong></p> <p><em>Teachers, Academic Departments and Practice Departments work together to facilitate the necessary assistance.</em></p> <p><em></em><strong>Can I meet with my study groups?</strong></p> <p><em>The Spanish authorities have decreed the state of alarm and it is advisable, at all times, to practice a period of quarantine that stipulates social distancing. From TBS in Barcelona we recommend the use of virtual platforms to connect as a group, such as Skype, Messenger or Hangsout.</em></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="color: #cb4f5e">ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR IN MANAGEMENT, MASTER IN MANAGEMENT AND MSc PROGRAMS</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #333333"><strong>Can I continue my enrollment process normally?</strong></span></p> <p><em>Yes, the Admissions department is available to answer any questions or problems you may have with your registration. You can contact the department by email: <a href="mailto:admission@tbs-education.es">admission@tbs-education.es</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>I'm a <span>prospective international student</span> and I have an offer for September 2020,, what happens if my travel plans are delayed due to COVID19 travel restrictions and I cannot get to TBS Business School on time for my course start date?</strong></p> <p><em>If difficulties arise for international students in meeting the conditions of their intake (for example, if the school remains closed), the International Office will issue specific details for each student depending on their particular circumstances.</em></p> <p><strong>I'm in semester Exchange, who should I contact to receive TBS assistance in Barcelona?</strong></p> <p><em>TBS students in Barcelona who are in exchange at a partner university can contact Ryan Donno, International Students Coordinator (<a href="mailto:r.donno@tbs-educaction.es">r.donno@tbs-educaction.es</a>). Those who are scheduled to arrive at the Barcelona campus should contact their home university and, subsequently, Ryan Donnno, International Students Coordinator (<em><a href="mailto:r.donno@tbs-educaction.es">r.donno@tbs-educaction.es</a>)</em>.</em></p> <p><em><br /></em></p> <p><span style="color: #cb4f5e"><strong>BARCELONA SUMMER SCHOOL</strong></span></p> <p id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-text-large tw-ta" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Traducción"><span lang="en"><strong>Is the start of the Barcelona Summer School program planned?</strong> </span></p> <p id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-text-large tw-ta" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Traducción"><span style="font-size: 13.008px"><em>No, this year's program will be replaced for the <a href="https://www.tbs-education.es/en/summer-school/summer-school-barcelona" target="_blank">Online Summer Courses.</a></em></span></p> <p id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-text-large tw-ta" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Traducción"><span lang="en"><strong>Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding the program?</strong> </span></p> <p id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-text-large tw-ta" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Traducción"><em><span lang="en">The TBS Admissions department in Barcelona will answer any questions you have at <a href="mailto:admission@tbs-education.es">admission@tbs-education.es</a>.</span></em></p> <pre id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-text-large tw-ta" data-placeholder="Traducción"> </pre><p><span style="color: #cb4f5e"><strong>INTERNSHIPS</strong></span></p> <ul><li><strong><span style="font-size: 13.008px">For students who are currently doing their internships</span></strong></li> </ul><p><strong>Am I authorized to work from home if the company where I do the internship offers me the possibility?</strong></p> <p><em>Yes, but you must communicate your personal address to the internship office at <a href="mailto:internship-bcn@tbs-education.es">internship-bcn@tbs-education.es</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Should I follow the directions of the company?</strong></p> <p><em>Yes, as well as from the authorities. If the company does not follow the instructions of the authorities, you have the right of withdrawal. Remember that you should inform the school if this case occurs: <a href="mailto:internship-bcn@tbs-education.es">internship-bcn@tbs-education.es</a>.</em></p> <p><strong> If I feel insecure, can I finish my internship?</strong></p> <p><em>Yes, the school allows you to end your practices unilaterally, suspend them or postpone them until later. Remember that you should inform the school if this case occurs: <a href="mailto:internship-bcn@tbs-education.es">internship-bcn@tbs-education.es</a>.</em></p> <p><span style="color: #cb4f5e"><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <ul><li><strong>For students who have not yet started their intership</strong></li> </ul><p><strong>I have already signed my internship agreement, what should I do?</strong></p> <p><em>If your internship agreement has already been signed, you should contact your company to find out if it is maintained or postponed to a later date. You must also inform the Internship office, since given that case, the dates in the internship agreement must be modified.</em></p> <p><strong>I have found a company to do my internship, what should I do?</strong></p> <p><em>You should contact your company to find out if it is maintained given the situation. In this case, you should also contact Marie Attinot (<a href="mailto:m.attinot@tbs-education.es">m.attinot@tbs-education.es</a>) to organize your internship validation interview. During this interview, the content of the internship is validated and it is studied case by case to establish the internship agreement. After this, the Internship office will send you the internship agreement as usual.</em></p> <p><em><br /></em></p> <ul><li><strong>For students who have not yet found their internship</strong></li> </ul><p><strong>Should I keep looking for a company to do my internship?</strong></p> <p><em>Given the situation with COVID19, we invite you to focus your efforts on finding a company to carry out your internships in your country of origin. The Career Starter department will be happy to help you in your search. You can contact Delphine Arnau for this purpose: <a href="mailto:d.arnau@tbs-education.es">d.arnau@tbs-education.es</a>.</em></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #cb4f5e"><strong>GENERAL</strong></span></p> <div><strong style="font-size: 13.008px">What are the preventive measures against the virus?</strong></div> <ul><li><em>Wash your hands often with soap and water or with alcoholic solutions, especially after direct contact with sick people.</em></li> <li><em>Avoid close contact with people who show signs of a respiratory condition, such as cough or sneeze.</em></li> <li><em>Keep a distance of approximately two meters with people with symptoms of acute respiratory infection.</em></li> <li><em>Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands right away.</em></li> <li><em>Avoid sharing food or utensils (cutlery, glasses, napkins, handkerchiefs ...) and other objects without cleaning them properly.</em></li> </ul><p><strong>What if I have symptoms?</strong></p> <p><em>In case of symptoms, citizens are asked to call 061 first to avoid possible infections and not to saturate the health centers.</em><span style="font-size: 13.008px"> </span></p> <p><strong>Should I inform the school if I have been in a risk zone?</strong></p> <p><em>Yes, if you are part of the TBS community and you have visited one of the so-called risk areas (China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Iran or Italy or in Spain: Madrid, the Basque Country and La Rioja) contact the school via email: infocovid19 @ tbs- education.es.</em></p> <p><strong>Should I inform the school if I have been with someone infected or who is part of the population at risk?</strong></p> <p><em>Yes, if you are a member of the TBS communitiy, contact through email: <a href="mailto:infocovid19@tbs-education.es">infocovid19@tbs-education.es</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>If I decide to stay in Spain, should I notify the consulate or embassy of my country of origin?</strong></p> <p><em>From TBS Business we strongly recommend that, given the situation, you return to your home countries. If you decide to stay in Barcelona, it is advisable to inform the authorities of your country of origin.</em></p> <p><strong>Am I medically covered in case of COVID19 infection?</strong></p> <p><em>It seems that some health insurances do not cover students if they get Covid19 abroad. We recommend that you verify this information with your insurance, as it may be an important issue to consider if you decide to stay abroad or return to your country of origin.</em></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span>USEFUL SITES</span></strong></p> <ul><li><span><span>World Health Organitzation: <a href="https://www.who.int/es">www.who.int</a></span></span></li> <li>Departament de Salud de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya): <a href="http://salutweb.gencat.cat/ca/inici/">salutweb.gencat.cat/ca/inici/</a></li> <li>Ministry of Health: <a href="https://www.mscbs.gob.es/">www.mscbs.gob.es/</a></li> <li>World Meters Info (Coronavirus): <a href="https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/">ww.worldometers.info/coronavirus</a></li> </ul><div> </div> <div><a href="/sites/default/files/BARCELONA/pdf/potential_students_-_covid19.pdf" target="_blank" class="admisision-apply-button" style="background-color: #cb4f5e">More information</a></div> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px;color: #ffffff">:</span></p>

23 Jun

TBS entrepreneurial education, awarded

<p><strong>TBS Business School receives the Babson Collaborative Spotlight Award for its entrepreneurial seminar.</strong></p> <p>Every year, the Babson Collaboration Network brings together higher education institutions from around the world that put entrepreneurship at the center of their goals. In addition, it awards the member schools of the organization the prestigious <strong>Babson Collaborative Spotlight</strong> award, for excellence and innovation in entrepreneurial education. <span style="font-size: 13.008px">This award is given through the so-called SEMIS (Business Initiation Seminar) event, a week of educational innovation that allows the birth of innovative ideas and puts students in a situation of learning by experimentation. TBS Business School has deserved, thanks to the work of its students, of the <strong>Babson Collaborative Spotlight Award</strong>.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px">On this occasion, up to 64 teams with 523 students competed for 4 days and in 4 challenges for victory. In the case of TBS Business School, the problems that were studied were:</span></p> <ul><li>Collaboration development of TBS student associations.</li> <li>The reinvention of the uses of the Toulouse Lascrosses campus.</li> <li>Awareness of discrimination in student life.</li> <li>Rethinking the Food Supply at TBS.</li> </ul><p> <img src="/sites/default/files/BARCELONA/babson_0.jpg" width="700" height="467" /></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="color: #cb4f5e">Excellence in business training at TBS is thus once again rewarded</span></strong></p> <p>Obtaining this distinction is a true recognition for TBS Business School, which continues to be a pioneer in the panorama of French business schools in establishing such devices. Created 3 years ago, SEMIS shakes up classical learning methods and redefines the student/teacher relationship.</p> <h1>One more recognition</h1> <p>Two TBS students also received the first<strong> Global Student Challenge</strong> award for developing an alternative of material from biological origin to animal leather, created from grape marc and biopolymers. Rodolphe Mondin and Julien Houssieux, 3rd year Bachelor students (Innovation path) presented and won with their <em>Mondin</em> project in front of 16 other international participants. Currently, in the research and development phase, the two Bachelor TBS winners have joined TBSeeds, the school's incubator.</p>

16 Jul

Information session: Bachelor in Management (Spanish)

When: July, 16th · 3 pm (Barcelona time) Language: Spanish Don’t miss out on the online information session of our Bachelor in Management, that will take place on July 16th. at 3:00 p.m. (Barcelona Time). A member of our Admission team and a student will be presenting for approximately 1 hour about the following: TBS presentation Programs content Admission process Fees […]

14 Jul

Information session: Master in Management

When: July, 14th · 3 pm (Barcelona time) Language: English Don’t miss out on the online information session of our Master in Management, that will take place on 14th July at 3:00 p.m. (Barcelona Time). A member of our Admission team and the Program Director will be presenting for approximately 1 hour about the following: TBS presentation Programs content Admission […]

16 Jul

Information session: Bachelor in Management (English)

When: July, 16th · 11 am (Barcelona time) Language: English Don’t miss out on the online information session of our Bachelor in Management, that will take place on July 16th. at 11:00 a.m. (Barcelona Time). A member of our Admission team and a student will be presenting for approximately 1 hour about the following: TBS presentation Programs content Admission process Fees […]

23 Jun 23 Jun

Information session: MSc International Financial Management & Control

When: June, 23rd · 3 pm (Barcelona time) Language: English Don’t miss out on the online information session of our MSc International Financial Management & Control, that will take take place on 23rd June at 3:00 p.m. (Barcelona Time). A member of our Admission team and the Program Director will be presenting for approximately 1 hour about the following: TBS presentation […]

15 Jun

Corporate Governance Research Symposium

THE 7TH CRITICAL & ALTERNATIVE THINKING TO GOVERNANCE (CATG) Governing sustainability in a digitized world: False solutions for real issues? 25 June 2020, ONLINE Barcelona Keynote speakers Scientific Committee Xavier Castañer, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland Thomas Clarke, University of Technology, Sydney Coral Ingley, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand Morten Huse, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway Silke Machold, University of Wolverhampton […]

11 Jun

COVID-19 information

The Barcelona campus of TBS Business School will remain closed until the situation is regularized, in compliance with the order of the Generalitat of Catalonia to cut the transmission of the SARS-Covid-19 pandemic. The intent of the school is to placate virus transmission as much as possible. For this reason, the Trafalgar campus, the Bailén campus […]

12 May

Don’t let your guard down

The objective of this non-profit project is to raise awareness about the need to remain careful during this period of de-escalated that concerns us, as well as to continue to pay attention to the measures established by WHO and governments.

16 Jun
tbs business school in barcelona

Online information sessions

Do you want to discover everything that the TBS Business School programs in Barcelona can offer you? Find the program that best suits your interests and sign up for the online appointment we have prepared for future students like you.

04 May

Looking for a job

<p><strong>Looking for a job after graduating from college?</strong></p> <p>With the help of <strong>Europe Language Jobs</strong> and with the support of the <strong>TBS Business School in Barcelona</strong>, the second half of May becomes an exceptional scenario for recent graduates who are immersed in the job search process.</p> <p><a href="https://www.europelanguagejobs.com/candidates/grad-job-hunt/calendar" target="_blank"><img src="/sites/default/files/BARCELONA/Imagenes/event_promo-09-05.png" width="750" height="393" /></a></p> <p>From May 18th to 31st, those registered for the free online Grad Job Hunt event will get tips and tricks to follow in this process, as well as access to an online platform with content designed for them. Europe Language Jobs is a company dedicated to selecting jobs for polyglot candidates in different places in Europe and for this occasion its team of professionals on employment is preparing material on topics such as CV tips, how to make a cover letter, recommendations for networking, etc. By following the daily tasks and activities proposed, recent graduates will be able to improve their employability.</p> <p>With sponsors such as TTEC Jobs, Fujitsu and ESL Language Travel, Grad Job Hunt is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to obtain useful information and find their first job.</p> <p><a href="https://www.europelanguagejobs.com/candidates/grad-job-hunt/calendar" target="_blank" class="admisision-apply-button" style="background-color: #cb4f5e"><span style="background-color: #cb4f5e">R</span>egistration</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

17 Apr

Solidarity initiative at TBS

<p>In exceptional times, exceptional ideas often appear that surprise us and reveal the most caring side of people. This is the case of<strong> David Molina</strong>, programmer at TBS Business School in Barcelona, who since the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine has been dedicating part of his free time to helping, as far as possible, with the<strong> manufacture of plastic masks reusable and face protection visors</strong>.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px"><img src="/sites/default/files/BARCELONA/david_molina.png" alt="David Molina" width="150" height="150" style="float: left;margin-left: 10px;margin-right: 10px" /></span></p> <p>With an Anycubic Kossel Linear plus delta printer, David has joined a large community throughout Spain that, in collaboration with the <strong>Corona Virus Makers entity</strong>, are contributing their little grain of sand to the situation. The involvement of this member of the TBS family reaches such a point that David is working on the manufacture of his own RepRap printer to continue this work. At the moment, the printer that has David operating has a print volume of 230 mm diameter x 300 mm high. With it, you get a <strong>visor in three and a half hours and a full mask in 3.</strong></p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/BARCELONA/visera.png" alt="Visera" width="146" height="200" style="margin: 5px 10px;float: right" /></p> <p>A little over a month ago, David Molina started manufacturing visors for the Corona Virus Makers initiative, but it was not until last week that, seeing the need for PPE among the members of his family, when he did <strong>start with the impression of masks and visors also for them.</strong></p> <p>It is important to highlight that from the same entity they are in charge of collecting the printed material at home with members of the police force and volunteer taxi drivers, finalizing the composition of the pieces (in the nodes of volunteers) so as to distribute them to the <strong>health, bodies and police forces. security, merchants and sellers</strong>.</p>

03 Apr

Innovation reference

For the first week of remote work, TBS organized 229 virtual classes, plus coaching sessions and language courses.

31 Mar

Studying at home, by Yana

<p><strong style="font-size: 13.008px">Yana Kalinska</strong><span style="font-size: 13.008px">, student of 2nd yeard of the Bachelor in Management program at TBS in Barcelona, explains us how her first days in quarantine are being and gives her classmates some tricks to stay firm with study schedules. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/BARCELONA/Imagenes/yana_1.jpg" alt="Studying at home, by Yana" width="756" height="448" /></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>How is the quarantine experience being?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px">Quarantine is a very strange period. People panic all over the world and everybody locked in their homes. I have to get used to it, to use this free time usefully and not to lose my mind. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px"><br /></span></p> <p><strong>How are the online classes?</strong></p> <p>I had only one online exam and I’m satisfied with it. We had contact with the teacher and received all the important information. <span style="font-size: 13.008px">I will have online classes next week.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px"><br /></span></p> <p><strong>Are you talking to your classmates about the lessons?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px">Yes, I did! And the common opinion is that this system of education is quite good, as well as the solution to this world problem. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px"><br /></span></p> <p><strong>Is it easy to concentrate at home?</strong></p> <p>It’s not that difficult to concentrate at home, if it is possible to find quiet place. However, I prefer to study in the university or in the library. Specific places make me more productive. </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Could you give the future students any advice in order to success with the elearning mode?</strong></p> <p>Follow all information that you receive (email, campus etc.) and communicate with other students. This way you won’t be able to miss any important information.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.008px"> </span></p>

06 Mar

Freshy: the start-up that was born at TBS and never stops growing

<h3><strong>We spoke to Mehmet Karakus, founder of Spain’s first on-line food shop<em> </em>with zero waste</strong></h3> <p>Of Turkish descent, Mehmet Karakus was born in Germany in 1998. Today he is 21 years old and lives in Barcelona, where he is in the final year of his Bachelor in Management course at the TBS Business School. Mention of his name is often heard in the School’s corridors - <strong>Mehmet won the local and national prizes in </strong><a href="https://gsea.org/"><strong>The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Competition by EO</strong></a><a href="https://gsea.org/"><strong> </strong></a><strong>with the start-up which he founded himself: </strong><a href="https://freshy.eco/"><strong>Freshy</strong></a>.</p> <p>At the beginning of this academic year, <a href="https://www.tbs-education.es/es/un-proyecto-con-futuro-0">the TBS Business School in Barcelona interviewed Mehmet Karakus</a>, at a time when Freshy was beginning to be talked about. It is the <strong>only on-line food shop in Spain that applies the concept of zero waste,</strong> as the Freshy team strives to solve the problem of recycling in Barcelona and Spain. As it is a subscription shop which leaves no waste, it helps to conserve the environment by means of re-usable receptacles. After his sweeping victory in The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Competition by EO<em>, </em>we again spoke to our Turkish student so that he could tell us, at first hand, about his success and about the development of his business.</p> <p><span><img src="/sites/default/files/64e0840b-d36a-4c2a-8e7e-44f71cc6d49b.jpg" width="650" height="650" style="margin-left: auto;margin-right: auto" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><span style="font-size: x-small"> Mehmet Karakus, in the presentation of ‘Freshy’ before the jury of The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Competition by EO.</span></p> <p><strong>First of all, congratulations to all the team at Freshy! Tell us about <em>The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Competition by EO.</em></strong></p> <p>The competition is mainly for students who are actually studying now, and who own or are part of a business. It is held in almost every country in the world, and Freshy competed in the Spanish version. There are many stages in the contest: first, together with other student entrepreneurs from Barcelona, we had to present our project before a jury. After the local competition, we had to compete at the national level, against candidates from all over Spain. Now, after winning the national competition, we have qualified for the World Finals, which are going to take place from 26th to 28th April in South Africa, where we shall present Freshy to the whole world. The winner at the world level will receive a prize worth $25,000 to launch his or her business, among other prizes.</p> <p><strong>On another occasion, you told us what Freshy consists of and how it operates. Could you now point to any innovation made in the last few months?</strong></p> <p>Yes, we are very proud and happy to announce our biggest and most important collaboration agreement so far, which is with <a href="https://www.nozama.green/">Nozama</a>. Why is this so important? Simply because I am sure that you, as a customer, don’t like paying more than €14 in delivery charges for each order. Now, delivery and collection of our products will only cost €3.95.</p> <p>Another big advantage from this collaboration is that, now, not only will Freshy’s customers be able to return their re-usable jars, but also, Nozama will be responsible for collecting all the waste and recycling it without any charge at all. Moreover, the customers will also be able to trace the positive effect that they have on the environment by means of a device, available at Freshy, through which they can see how much CO2, plastic or paper they have saved or recycled.</p> <p>Regarding the products, we have joined forces with more than 13 suppliers in order to offer our customers a wide selection and to satisfy all their needs. We are also in discussions with three large supermarkets (I can’t tell you which ones), and we hope to associate with at least one of them, not only to offer our customers a better range of products, but also to work on other projects in which we hope to have Freshy offline as well as online.</p> <p>Finally, Freshy is going to exhibit at the <a href="https://www.terrapinn.com/conference/home-delivery-europe/index.stm"><em>2020 Home Delivery Event</em></a><em>, </em>in mid-March in Amsterdam, and in June in Philadelphia. Apart from all this, there are constant changes and daily developments at Freshy, related to its team, the users’ experiences, the special offers, etc.</p> <p><strong>What are your responsibilities in the business?</strong></p> <p>At the moment, as you can imagine, I am doing everything. From staff management to marketing and sales, and I have even had to make some deliveries myself. As, at the outset, one never has sufficient funds to pay everybody, the founder always has to deal with a little of everything. But now we are on the point of adding new members to the team, and this will help everyone to concentrate more on their own tasks, and to be more efficient, each within their own area.</p> <p style="text-align: center"><img src="/sites/default/files/captura_de_pantalla_2020-03-03_a_las_13.38.59.png" width="650" height="452" /></p> <p align="center"><span style="color: #000000;font-size: x-small">A view of some of the products available on Freshy’s website.</span><em></em></p> <p><strong>So who is in the Freshy team?</strong></p> <p>At the moment there are three people in the team. There is our other co-founder, Erik Brieva, who helps us to obtain investments, because he is in contact with the big brands and companies to try to form associations. He also deals with the legal side of the company and the development of the business. Then there is Oscar Correas, who recently joined Freshy and will be working mainly in the areas of finance and operations, as well as having many other duties.</p> <p>We also accept trainees and people needing work experience, so if someone is really passionate about digital marketing and wants to join a new company, they can contact me by e-mail (<a href="mailto:Karakus@freshy-store.com">Karakus@freshy-store.com</a>) or through LinkedIn. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>How is the market reacting to Freshy?</strong></p> <p>We launched our MVP – minimum viable product<em> –</em> in November, I believe, with only one product, and we received two orders within a few days. But then the orders stopped, and we knew we had to offer more products to satisfy our customers’ needs. So by January we had more than 50 products and more than 49 units sold. We realized that the customers were buying mainly products like bamboo toothbrushes or knives, rather than dry food. The reason could have been the higher price, but we soon began to think that we would get more traction because of the fall in price of this kind of article, and because of the value provided by Nozama’s service and the low charge for delivery.</p> <p><strong>Do you collaborate with other brands besides Nozama?</strong></p> <p>At present we are collaborating mainly with brands that sell products that have zero waste and are ecological and sustainable: Naturbrush, Coco by Angela, TheMaxLevel, SUP, Kashaya Kombucha, Guilt-Free... and we shall have a few more collaborations in the next few weeks.</p> <p><strong>Finally, what are Freshy’s plans for the future?</strong></p> <p>My short-term challenges and plans are to obtain financing so that Freshy can climb up as we would like it to, to reduce costs for our customers and to offer the best possible service. We believe that the best salespeople and ambassadors of our brand are the customers, and if they are happy, then they will market us more effectively than we can market ourselves.</p> <p>In the long term we would like to expand locally in physical shops with a new concept, or to expand into other cities in Spain but continuing to focus on our on-line business. In five or ten years’ time I see Freshy as a strong brand for sustainable purchases in many cities and countries, with the vision of making sustainability possible and accessible for everyone, instead of expensive and unattainable.</p>

04 Mar

TBS in Barcelona celebrates Jobs Day 2020

<h3>Many professionals, most of them TBS Alumni, gathered at the Barcelona campus to discuss their career paths and professional experience</h3> <p>Marketing, finance, business development and other company roles are fields in which many TBS Business School students find their niche after completing their studies. There are numerous professional positions within these areas that may sometimes seem confusing and create false expectations for students. To respond to any potential doubts that may arise, <strong>each year the department of Business Relations and Career Starter arrange Jobs Day</strong>, a seminar where a variety of professionals describe their daily duties at work and give advice on the skills that students need to progress in their professional careers.</p> <p><strong>Many professionals, the vast majority of them TBS Alumni, gathered at the TBS Trafalgar Campus in Barcelona</strong>. One of whom was <strong>Yarina Cherkashina, Brand Manager for Niche Brands at Antonio Puig</strong>: “It's exciting to come back to TBS Business School, even though it makes me feel old!” With a sense of nostalgia for her time at the university, Cherkashina explained the details of her work to the attendees, who showed a keen interest throughout. “When you love your job and what you do, it's very easy to share it with others,” added the Brand Manager.</p> <p><em> </em></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center"><em><img src="/sites/default/files/img_1088.jpg" width="650" height="433" /></em></p> <p> </p> <p>Also reminiscing about her days in the corridors of TBS in Barcelona was <strong>Claire Segalen, Key Account Manager at Desigual</strong>. This time, she traversed them to talk about her duties at the Barcelona clothing company. “Once the season begins, my job involves selling the brand's collections to major clients, including El Corte Inglés and Galerías Lafayette,” explained Segalen. For her, it is not easy to outline the details of her work in ten minutes and with the appropriate vocabulary. “You have to use the right words so the students can understand what you’re explaining,” said the Key Account Manager.</p> <p><strong>Delphine Arnau, head of Business Relations and Career Starter, applauded the success of the event and the strong presence of the school's alumni</strong>. “The fact that the vast majority of the speakers studied at TBS Business School instils confidence in the students, who can identify with them perfectly,” stated Arnau. Her department works to attract new professionals with diverse experiences each year, particularly to talk about positions that the students are not very familiar with.</p> <p>In this regard, <strong>the students appreciate having the opportunity to talk face-to-face with the speakers</strong>, a situation that seldom occurs at crowded business fairs. Kenza Balafrej, a third-year Bachelor in Management student, noted, “Sometimes we [the students] are too shy to go and talk to company representatives, but on Jobs Day they introduce themselves to us, you find out more about their work, and you can decide whether or not you're interested in going to see them.”</p> <p> </p>

28 Feb

Happiness at Work at TBS Business Debates

<p>Has happiness gained importance in today's working world? Is the role of a Happiness Manager necessary or is it just a fleeting trend? The <strong>second event in the TBS Business Debates series</strong> – which took place on 6 February – tried to answer these questions through a round table moderated by <strong>Başak Canboy</strong>, a Professor of Human Resources on the Barcelona campus. This time, the guests were <strong>Sílvia Vílchez</strong>, Interim Manager for Change Management, and <strong>Jordi Quoidbach</strong>, Associate Professor in the Department of People Management and Organisation at ESADE Business School.</p> <p>Many studies show that <strong>a relaxed and pleasant working environment increases the productivity of workers</strong> and, as a result, of the company in general. Notable among them is the <a href="https://greatplacetowork.es/best_workplaces_2019/">Best Workplaces</a> Ranking from the <a href="https://greatplacetowork.es/">Great Place to Work</a> consultancy, which helps companies to implement a business and organisational culture that allows them to meet their strategic objectives and get ahead of the competition. In fact, this consultancy has found that workers will perform more happily and efficiently if they believe that their bosses value their work and take their opinions into consideration.</p> <p style="text-align: center"> </p> <p><span> In this regard, Vílchez believes that the company should be tasked with “building strong standards and healthy relationships that create a good working environment.” Despite being an Interim Manager for Change Management with many years of experience as a Corporate Human Resources Manager with a particular focus on happiness at work, Vílchez does not consider herself a Happiness Manager. In fact, she admits that she does not like this term: “Your happiness is complex, it includes several aspects of your life and personality [...] But I, as a professional, don’t want to take responsibility for your emotions.” The solution, according to Vílchez, is to clear the way for employee comfort and <strong>“provide an environment where employees can become the best version of themselves.”</strong> </span></p> <p><span> For his part, Quoidbach is an Associate Professor in the Department of People Management and Organisation at ESADE Business School, and conducts research on emotions and decision-making, including numerous academic publications on happiness. He began studying in this field after discovering during his PhD that employees were never asked about the factors that make them happy. <strong>“There are always questions about how to manage anger, nerves or scary situations, but never about what people do when they get a promotion at work,”</strong> said Quoidbach. </span></p> <p>So how do we determine whether workers are happy with their jobs? According to Quoidbach, happiness has a satisfaction component, in the sense that “you are satisfied because your employment situation is reasonably close to your ideal of happiness, or because you are happy with your working conditions and expectations.” But the professor believes the definition goes beyond purely satisfaction, and positions <strong>feelings and emotions as the main indicators</strong>: “Happiness is also related to how a person feels, [...] whether they feel good or bad at the precise moment they step through the office door.”</p>

21 Feb

Venezia Autentica: reinventing the city with sustainable tourism

<p>Venice is famous for its canals and a charm that is unique in the world. A charm that attracts millions of tourists each year and generates tremendous traffic towards the city of the carnival, whether on cruise ships, trains, planes or even by car. <strong>Mass tourism has an obvious impact on the life and sustainability of this type of city</strong>: large crowds are concentrated in the streets, the prices of services and consumer goods increase, an unmanageable amount of toxic and polluting waste is generated.... This situation is a concern for the residents of these metropolises and for all those who can see how their original charm is slowly fading away.</p> <p><strong>Valeria Duflot</strong> is one of the people asking themselves each day, what can we do to reduce this impact? <strong>Ten years ago, she graduated from TBS Business School</strong>, where she studied for a Master's Degree specialising in Biotechnology Management on the school's French campus. Since then she has been working to create a positive impact on people's lives. She does this by inventing solutions to our biggest challenges and helping others succeed in achieving their own missions through technology, communication and building communities.</p> <p>These days, Duflot describes herself as an entrepreneur, social innovator, sustainability advocate and tech4good professional. <strong>She is also the co-founder of <a href="https://veneziaautentica.com/">Venezia Autentica</a> and Overtourism Solution</strong>, two initiatives that aim to transform the tourism industry – one of the world’s largest sectors – into a driver of sustainable development through the use of social innovation and digital technologies. On 5 February, <strong>she visited the campus of TBS Business School in Barcelona</strong> to present these projects in a <strong>talk entitled <em>Reinventing Venice with Sustainable Tourism</em>.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center"><img src="/sites/default/files/img_0613.jpg" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p>Originally born in France, Valeria Duflot has now lived in Venice for five years. During this time she has come to realise that mass tourism is not confined to the Italian city, or just to Europe: it is a global problem. If you leafed through an Oxford English dictionary at any time since 2018 and stopped at the letter “o”, you would have found Overtourism among the words being defined, demonstrating that mass tourism is already acknowledged as a reality. <strong>“Tourism is an industry with a significant global impact, especially on the lives of locals. It is growing rapidly, with the number of tourists rising each year, thereby increasing the negative impact of these trips,”</strong> said Duflot. To be precise, tourism represents 10% of global GDP.</p> <p>The entrepreneur has also witnessed how long-standing Venetian shops have been forced to close. In fact, her partner – a Venice native – had to close down the family business due to destructive tourism. “But it's not just an economic impact, it’s also ecological and social,” she added. This was the impetus for starting <strong>Venezia Autentica, with the aim of providing a genuine experience and the chance to discover the city in a sustainable and respectful way, while also supporting the local community</strong>. This is what Duflot defines as “Real Tourism”. “We offer shopping in certified and sustainable locations, activities, tours and culinary experiences while always considering the direct and positive benefits for the city,” she explained.</p> <p>In a city where 30 million tourists meander through the narrow streets and iconic canals each year – on any given day there can be more tourists than residents – <strong>Venezia Autentica wants to reveal the true city and support local businesses that provide high-quality, home-grown products</strong>. “This way, the people of Venice will be able to continue living in their homes,” declared Duflot. According to her, one way to care for our heritage and history while combatting the “tourism leakage effect” is to ensure that the money generated by visitors does not filter out, for example, to multinationals and instead remains in the local economy.</p>

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