The ESADE Full Time MBA

European MBA

The Business Labs

Our Business Labs are the perfect platform to hone in on the topics that really interest you, both on a personal and professional level. Choose between Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Innovation and Marketing and receive certification on course completion.

Your potential classmates

With our current MBA class made up of 94% international students, your multicultural leadership competencies will also be constantly put to test given our teamwork-centric methodology which groups members of diverse geographical, functional, sector and academic backgrounds. Given the limited number of places on our Full Time MBA, we deliver unmatched personalised attention at all levels from Programme Management to Professors and right the way through to the Career Services Team that works closely with participants helping them manage the entire job search process.

Why the ESADE Full Time MBA?

  • A top ranked programme from a business school synonymous with academic excellence, endorsed by the most important international accreditors.
  • Global experience: couple the diversity in the classroom with an exchange, an internship and a global study tour
  • Participate in real-life company challenges, a chance to put your business knowledge into practise.
  • Opportunity to meet with recruiters from top global companies.
  • Tailor-made experience: Personalise you MBA to fit you individual needs.
  • Barcelona great cosmopolitan capital city.

Impact on your career

As a select programme, each participant has the opportunity to stand out in front of the international recruiters that hire on campus.

Companies from all sectors attend these events, such as Amazon, Google, Novartis, Banco Santander and Adidas to name but a few.

For further information on ESADE's Full Time MBA, click here.

ESADE also offers: The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) in collaboration with Georgetown University, aimed at professionals with more than 8 years postgraduate work experience and an international profile. This part-time programme combines distance learning with six international modules located in Washington, Moscow, Barcelona, New York, Brazil/Argentina and India/China. For more details click here - The Executive MBA (EMBA) in a modular format aimed at busy professionals who wish to combine study with a busy work schedule. For more details visit our website:


ESADE Business School is internationally recognised for the excellent standard of its MBA programmes and is accredited by the world's three most respected management education organisations: AACSB International, the EQUIS accreditation from the EFMD and the British Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Programme Info

Accreditation: AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB
Rankings: 8th in Europe & 23rd in the world (FT Global MBA Ranking 2016), top 5 European Business School (Financial Times 2015).

Type of Programme: Full-time MBA 12, 15 or 18-month MBA
Starting Dates: One intake per year, September
Application Deadlines: 4 Oct 2016, 29 Nov 2016, 17 Jan 2017, 14 Feb 2017, 7 Mar 2017, 4 Apr 2017, 16 May 2017 and 13 Jun 2017 (last one for EU Residents only and subject to spaces remaining on the programme).


Student Body

Number of nationalities (Class of 2018): 48

  • Africa 1%
  • Asia 25%
  • Europe 26%
  • Latin America 29%
  • Middle East 4%
  • USA & Canada 15%

Men/Women Ratio: 68% / 32%
Average Age: 28
Degree Background:

  • Economics/Management 49%
  • Engineering 32%
  • Humanities/Social Sciences 10%
  • Law 5%
  • Medical 2%
  • Other 2%

Length of Work Experience: 5.5 years on average.




University Undergraduate Degree, equivalent to Bachelors Degree.
GMAT or GRE Admissions Test and English certificate: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate (if not native English speaker).
Work experience: 2 years minimum.
Number of References: 2
Essays: 5

Interviews: 2 (by invitation only)




Application fees:€135 
Tuition fees: Full-time MBA: Total compulsory expenses €62,700 
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance:€22,200 per year




Address: MBA Admissions Avda.Torreblanca, 57, 08172 Sant Cugat (Barcelona), Spain
Telephone: +34 93 495 2088 
Fax: +34 93 495 3828


Dean: Josep Franch
Global Dean: Alfons Sauquet 
MBA Associate Dean: Luis Vives
Email: ESADE Business School Admissions


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