Esencial #45, now available
published on 06.04.21
The new issue of Esencial magazine is now available, a magazine with all the latest news from the TBS Barcelona campus, in English and Spanish. Esencial #45 contains reports, book recommendations, and articles about the events that have taken place on campus in recent months.
As always, the issue opens with an Editorial, this time by Patricia Bournet, the director of the Bachelor in Management program. Bournet highlights the efforts being made by both students and the campus to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic. She also announces that consultation with students has been launched to ask them “what services they think need to be developed or how to strengthen social links beyond the courses so that they can design their future training”. She insists that the pandemic does not prevent TBS from moving into the future and moving forward with the school’s new projects, for example, “the launch of a new track in September 2021 at the Barcelona campus called Doing Sustainable Business, the creation of a methodology module for first-year research, the creation of a multi-campus recruitment forum and the development of services in the area of social and societal transition”.
In this issue, you will also find a report on the educational developments at TBS Barcelona, which is continuing its commitment to the hybrid classroom format for the duration of the pandemic. The school has not only adapted to online classes, but it is also adapting to the post-COVID labor market, a market that demands professionals trained in Big Data. For this reason, since September, the Master in Management has incorporated an internationalization course in this field of 180 teaching hours. This course is added as an alternative to the other two existing options.
Esencial #45 also brings together the highlights of the last few months. For example, the Waste Free Project, a community service initiative by a group of students to clean up the Barceloneta beach. Another column tells us about the filming of interviews with the school’s permanent teachers, in which they explain their work and research, which will be available on Youtube. Besides, the winners of the Prize Day awards are announced and students are invited to participate in the Student Engagement Recognition project. On the same page, we have the opportunity to meet Sandra Moreno, a member of reception.
The second Esencial report describes the Recruitment Fair, held online and jointly with the other TBS campuses. The event presented more than 170 internship offers available from 30 partner companies. The Recruitment Fair offers students the opportunity to have their first contact with the world of work, and companies the chance to spot talent among students.
In the faculty section, Fabien Pecot, professor of Marketing, tells the story of how he and 19 students set up a project to find solutions to the problems of nightlife in Barcelona. The students met with the main people in charge of nightlife in the city, organized four focus groups with young people, and studied the context before the pandemic. Thanks to the library and the TBS Help Desk, they had access to a wealth of information. Finally, they proposed a series of solutions. “We hope that some locals will pick up one or two ideas, so we can go out and celebrate the publication of the report,” says Pecot.
The issue also includes a series of book and podcast recommendations on economics, tourism, finance, and marketing.