ESADE Business School - Barcelona Campus

Avda. de la Torre Blanca, 59
Sant Cugat del Vallès
08172 Barcelona

Full-Time MBA facts

  • Tuition 64,900

  • Duration 15 months

  • Class Size 167

  • Women 31%

  • Intakes September

  • Int'l Students 96%

  • Average GMAT 660

  • Avg. Work Exp. 5.5 yrs

  • Top Placement Industries *

    Technology (32%)

    Financial Services (21%)

    Manufacturing (20%)

    Consulting (19%)

    Public Sector Management / Government (2%)

  • Top Placement Functions *

    Marketing (31%)

    Finance (22%)

    General Management (20%)

    Consulting (19%)

    Operations (7%)

  • Ranked 9 BW Non-US 2017
    20 FT Global MBA 2018
    20 BusinessWeek EMBA 2013
    22 Economist EMBA 2015
    41 FT EMBA 2017
    48 Economist MBA 2017

  • Listed in Top Schools for Manufacturing
    Top Schools for Tech

  • Accreditations AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS

Full Profile

The Program

The ESADE Full Time MBA develops your skills and leadership abilities to build a solid professional career for the future. Gain global business perspectives as part of one of the world's most multicultural MBA programmes and create a professional network to relay on after graduation.

The ESADE Full Time MBA is the most flexible MBA on the market -allowing students to complete their MBA in 12, 15 or 18 months- but our intimate size, collaborative spirit and connections to top global companies also allow students to tailor their MBA experience to suit their personal and professional needs.

Gain a holistic vision of the business world through our core programme and from your international classmates, whilst discovering the extended customised part of the MBA programme, with a whole host of case competitions and a variety of projects with partner schools around the world, CERN (Centre for Nuclear Research) and the ESADE Creapolis ecosystem of companies and start ups. The focus is to put your newly gained knowledge into practice from day one and take on projects that make a real difference to the world around us.

Focus on the areas that most interest you, be it family business, innovation, entrepreneurship or marketing and graduate from ESADE a well-rounded, socially conscientious and adaptable future business leader.

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The University

ESADE is an international academic institution with over fifty years of history. The main asset of this business school are people: faculty members and professionals who nurture reflection, dialogue, projects and initiatives to ensure excellent education, pioneering research and a valuable contribution to social debate and transformation.

ESADE's key mission is to train individuals to become highly-competent professionals fully aware of their social responsibility. We promote education and research through our Law School and Business School with a firm commitment to intellectual rigour, critical analysis and academic excellence.

ESADE's global prestige stems from its quality education, its international focus and its holistic approach towards professional and personal skills development.

The Business School

ESADE Business School has long been one of the world’s top ranked business schools, owing to its more than fifty years heritage in management development and experience in forming global business leaders. We offer a wide variety of MBA, MSc and Executive Education programmes at our Barcelona and Madrid campuses in Spain.

ESADE Business School’s distinctive methodology balances theory and practice rather than solely focusing on the case method. Simulating real working conditions, cross-functional and multicultural teamwork is an integral pillar of our cooperative methodology structured around the geographic, functional and academic diversity of our student population. With 94% international students enrolled on our Full Time MBA programme, there is ample room for fostering a more global business perspective.

Entry Requirements

At ESADE we are looking for the leaders of tomorrow. We evaluate MBA candidates based on career progression, international and intercultural experience, and leadership potential. The basic application requirements are:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years full time professional experience post graduation
  • Fluency in English
  • GMAT or GRE

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Application Procedure

The Admissions Team can only start to review your application once you have completed the following steps:

1. On-line Application Form


3. Official Academic Certificates

4. Language Accreditation

5. Letters

6. Photos

7. Application Fee

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Tuition and Fees

Total Tuition Fees: EUR 62,700

The fees for the ESADE Full Time MBA cover tuition, course materials, IT services on-campus, library services and more.

Financial Aid

ESADE Business School offers and awards a considerable number of scholarships to outstanding Full Time MBA candidates during their admissions process. Most of these Scholarships are made available by the allocation of the Business School funds, as well as the generosity of our donors and alumni contribution. The aim is to recognize and encourage talented candidates applying to ESADE Business School.

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Campus Barcelona - Sant Cugat

Av. Torre Blanca, 59 - 08172 Sant Cugat - Barcelona

The ESADE Full Time MBA is the only MBA programme to share its space with not only students from other prestigious programmes, but ESADE Creapolis, an Open and Cross Innovation center home to more than 60 companies and start-ups, meaning the opportunities for both academic and business synergy are endless.

ESADE’s state-of-the-art international campus has been specifically designed and built to promote learning and creativity. The huge number of nationalities represented on campus and the numerous spaces designated to creative thinking and innovation, such as our E-Garage, make for a dynamic space in which to inspire and be inspired.

Student Life

MBASA is the voice of the student body, supported by programme management, and is the platform managed by students, for students, with the mission of enriching the quality of student life and contributing to building relationships among students, faculty, administration, alumni, prospective students and the business community. Made up of 21 clubs, both business and social, there is something for everyone and plenty of opportunity to explore new areas of interest.

Programs at ESADE - Barcelona


64,900 EUR
15 months
  • Program can be completed in 12, 15, or 18 months depending on whether students opt for exchange options or internships.
  • The final deadline for EU residents to apply is June 12, 2018, subject to available space.
Application Deadlines
November 28, 2017
January 16, 2018
February 13, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 10, 2018
May 22, 2018
June 12, 2018

Executive MBA

English, Spanish
January, September, October
16 months
Digital Business
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Leadership and Organization
Marketing and Sales
Strategy and Planning
  • The program includes three one-week study trips to partner universities: HEC Paris (France), Fudan University Shanghai (China) or Indian School of Business Hyderabad (India), Georgetown University, Washington D.C (USA).
  • Program is being offered in three different formats: weekly, biweekly and monthly.
  • Depending on the chosen format the degree of modules taught in English differs.
14 months
  • Taught in 6 modules of 12 days each in Washington DC, Barcelona/Madrid, San Jose/ Panama City, Doha/Bangalore, and Shanghai/Beijing, New York/ Washington DC.
  • Graduates receive two MBA diplomas from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School, and a Global Management Program Certificate from INCAE Business School.
15 months
  • Offered together with Adolfo Ibáñez School of Management, students receive double degree.
  • Program comprises 8 modules with one week of intensive classes every two months.
  • Modules take place in Miami, Santiago de Chile, Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Madrid and Shanghai.
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