Why Study At IQS
IQS is a university center of the Society of Jesus, a founding member of Universitat Ramon Llull, with more than one hundred years of experience and a long history. National and international accreditations guarantee our continuous work and consolidate our prestige.
- Comprehensive Education
Our vocation and our commitment are to educate people ethically and comprehensively in personal, academic and professional terms. As a result, at IQS, the acquisition of professional skills is combined with the development of the student’s human dimension.
- Practical Dimension of the Programs
The programs are designed to provide a practical, interdisciplinary education. IQS faculty have a recognized professional experience in industry and enterprise, which allows them to provide highly practical and up-to-date guidance regarding the job market.
- Links with Enterprise
All students undertake compulsory work experience internships in private companies and the final projects are addressed to develop practical application works such as a business plan.
- Job Exchange and Professional Careers Guidance Service
Students have access to the IQS Job Exchange and to the Professional Careers Guidance Service, where they are given professional guidance and help, especially with their first job placement.
- International Vocation
IQS student exchanges with foreign universities are an ideal complement to the program studies, by providing an experience that enriches the students both academically and personally.
- Full English Program and Language Learning
IQS provides the opportunity to take some graduate programs and the undergraduate program in Business Administration and Management entirely in English or gradually, in Spanish and English, as well as the opportunity to learn German.
- Personalized Care and Small Groups
Students have personal tutors to guide them in academic, professional and personal matters. Classes are made up of small groups in all IQS undergraduate and graduate programs.
- IQS Grants
IQS has an extensive program of scholarships and grants, which include scholarships for excellence and family assistance grants.
- Professional Specialization with IQS Graduate’s Programs
The range of IQS graduate programs provides students with the opportunity to develop their profession in a specific field of study with comprehensive training.
- Research and Critical Thinking
Research is an essential activity for providing quality education, developing critical thinking and contributing to the advance of knowledge. For this reason, IQS encourages research in its undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs.
IQS has two Schools: IQS School of Engineering, where scientific and technical studies are taught, and IQS School of Management, where Economics and Business studies are taught.
IQS is fully committed to the idea of internationalizing science and believes that stronger international ties lead to higher quality studies and research.
Student exchanges with foreign universities are an ideal way to complement IQS studies with an experience that will enrich students both academically and personally. Exchanges are made with renowned foreign universities, with which IQS has established exchange agreements. Specifically, IQS has exchange agreements with 96 universities: 44 in Europe, 31 in North America, 12 in South America, 3 in Central America, 5 in Asia and 1 in Africa.
Through its International Relations Office, IQS supports and guides those students who wish to study part of their programs abroad. The International Relations Office also offers assistance to all international students who wish to come to IQS.
Thanks to these international exchanges, IQS students or researchers will enjoy the following advantages:
- Improve a language: there is no better way to learn a language than to live in a country where it is spoken. This improves their professional possibilities, as international companies look for candidates who can speak a second language fluently.
- New relationships: they will have the opportunity to become acquainted with people who have views and cultures that are different to theirs, who may even help them in their professional lives.
- Skills development: an experience of living abroad for a certain time period helps people become more responsible and committed to others by understanding cultural differences.
- Employment: students’ network of contacts will noticeably grow internationally by studying abroad, which will pave their way towards other companies or other possibilities.
A vocation for teaching and research
The main purpose of the IQS School of Engineering is training and research in science and technology. The programs are designed to provide a practical and interdisciplinary training, with special attention to both basic science and experimental work.
Research is an essential activity for providing high-quality education, developing critical thinking and contributing to advances in knowledge. This is why IQS stimulates and promotes research beginning with the undergraduate and graduate programs and ending in PhDs.The IQS School of
Engineering facilities include laboratories, workshops, pilot and semi-industrial plants. In the teaching workshops and labs, each student is assigned a station for their individual use.
IQS School of Management is internationally recognized for the training of their graduates in Business Administration and Management.
Its mission is the comprehensive training of people with the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that will enable them to create, lead and manage competitive organizations, who will stand out in the industrial and technological sphere and who are committed to excellence and justice.
The professional experience of the Faculty of the IQS School of Management is renowned as well as its research profile, that is very demanding of continuous production of contributions such as the publication of reference articles, participation in congresses, chapters for books and symposia, among others.
Via Augusta, 390,
08017 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain