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ESADE Business School


School Data

Annual Tuition: €64,900

Full-Time Enrollment: 187

International: 94%

Mean Age: 28.8

Female: 31%

Male: 69%

The profile was last updated on December 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact our general manager.

Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 3rd, 2017
Round 2: November 28th, 2017
Round 3: January 16th, 2018
Round 4: February 13th, 2018
Round 5: March 6th, 2018
Round 6: April 10th, 2018
Round 7: May 22nd, 2018
Round 8: June 12th, 2018 (For EU residents only, subject to spaces remaining on the programme.)

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 2018. The ESADE MBA leverages this diversity by placing teamwork at the core of program activities.



Contact Information

Avda. Torreblanca, 57
08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès
Barcelona, Spain
Admissions Office:
+34 934 952 088
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ESADE Business School is an international academic institution that was established in Barcelona in 1958 as a non-profit organisation. Its key mission is to train individuals to become highly-competent professionals fully aware of their social responsibility. We promote education and research through both our Law and Business Schools with a firm commitment to intellectual rigour, critical analysis and academic excellence.

The vast majority of ESADE’s 60,000 alumni are ambassadors of these values in over one hundred countries and hold top-level posts in companies, public administration and the non-profit sector.

Throughout the years, ESADE has forged deep-rooted ties with the business, economic and social sectors as a platform for education and innovation, as a benchmark research centre and as a stage for reflection and dialogue.

ESADE has a global prestige stems from the excellent standard of its programmes in management, its quality education, its international focus and its holistic approach towards professional and personal skills development. For this reason, ESADE achieves consistently high positions in global rankings how being the 6th Best Business School in the world, by the prestigious Financial Times magazine.

The ESADE Full-Time MBA

Our Full-Time MBA is a top-ranked and highly innovative programme which allows you to customise 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.

Whichever length programme you choose, both the minimum credit requirements and core curriculum are the same. The main difference will be the distribution of courses and whether you undertake a summer internship or exchange programme.

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 ESADECreapolis 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 thanks to our Business Labs and graduate from ESADE how a well-rounded, socially conscientious and adaptable future business leader.

Moreover, we have launched Career Acceleration Programmes (CAPs) in Investment & Private Banking, Consulting and Technological Disruption to provide you the knowledge, market insights, and tools needed for successful careers in these industries. After doing a CAP, you will obtain a Certificate that can be mentioned in your CV.

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