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ESADE Business School

Location: Avda. Torreblanca, 57 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès Barcelona, Spain

Admissions Office: +34 934 952 088



ESADE Business School consistently ranks among the very best in Europe. The school’s Full-Time MBA is designed to give students the most flexible MBA programme options. While all candidates begin the Full-Time MBA at the same time, the programme allows students to complete their MBA experience in 12, 15 or 18 months.

Since there is no single way of enriching management knowledge, ESADE employs a balanced methodology that combines theory with practice, rather than solely focusing on the case method. The ESADE MBA’s methodology varies according to each subject’s objectives and the skills, attitudes and behavioural patterns to be fostered. Utilizing a balanced methodology, the school’s broad approach ensures students develop solid management foundations to prepare them for complex decision-making processes.

International students comprise 94% of the Class of 2017. The ESADE MBA leverages this diversity by placing teamwork at the core of program activities.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2013): 6 (International)
Forbes (2015): 10
Financial Times (2015): 19 (Global), 7 (Non-U.S.)
The Economist (2015): 21 (Global)
Businessweek (2015): 11 (Non-U.S.)

Tuition & Fees: $68,834 (€61,700)
Mean GMAT: 660
GMAT Range: 600-770
Average GPA:  NA
Acceptance Rate: 46%

Full-Time Students (Class of 2017)
: 167
International: 94% (50 countries represented)
Female: 31%
Minority: NA
Mean Age: 29

Average Base Salary: $76,408 (€68,489)
Median Signing Bonus: N/A
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: N/A
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later:88%



ESADE Business School, established in Barcelona in 1958 as a non-profit organisation, is internationally recognised for the excellent standard of its programmes in management and is accredited by the world’s three most respected management education organisations:  AACSB, EQUIS and the Association of MBAs.

ESADE achieves consistently high positions in global rankings, with our Full Time MBA programme currently ranked 7th in Europe and 19th in the world, by the prestigious Financial Times magazine.

Programme Presentation

Our Full Time MBA is a highly innovative programme which allows you to customize your MBA experience in 12, 15 or 18 months. The flexibility of our Full Time MBA allows you to adapt the course to suit your individual needs, choosing the format that best fits your professional career objectives, with the option to include an exchange programme and/ or an in-company internship, or return to employment directly to begin new business ventures ahead of time.

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, finance, innovation, entrepreneurship or marketing and graduate from ESADE a well-rounded, socially conscientious and adaptable future business leader.


Ten reasons why to choose ESADE:


ESADE is top 4 European Business School (Financial Times 2014).

Flexible duration

Choose your programme length during your first year: 12, 15, or 18 months.

Broaden your horizons

Enhance your global profile through a wide range of direct-enrolment exchange options, study tours, internships and career treks.

A new kind of leadership

ESADE’s intensive teamwork-based methodology sharpens your leadership skills for tomorrow’s fast-changing business environment.

A diverse MBA

Diverse profiles for a diverse world: ESADE’s students come from a wide range of academic and sectorial backgrounds.

A tailor-made experience

An intimate-sized MBA within the structure of a larger university.

Specialized Business Certificates

Gain in-depth knowledge and skills through 5 practically-oriented Business Labs.

Hands-on learning

Apply your MBA learnings by working directly with companies on campus.


Enjoy your MBA experience in Barcelona, a dynamic and cosmopolitan Mediterranean city



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