ESADE Business School


ESADE Business School

The ESADE Full Time MBA

ESADE Business School

Esade Business School

ESADE Business School

Esade Business School

ESADE Business School
Founded in 1958, ESADE Business and Law School has campuses in Barcelona and Madrid and collaboration agreements with over 100 universities and business schools worldwide. Each year, more than 11,000 students participate in courses at ESADE (MBA and Executive Education, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in business and law). The School’s business park, ESADECREAPOLIS, is a pioneering innovation centre that brings together academia and the world of business. With a clear international outlook, ESADE consistently ranks near the top of the main global business-school rankings . ESADE currently has a network of over 60,000 alumni occupying positions of responsibility in enterprises around the globe.
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The Programme

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. 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.

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 96% 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: 17th in the world (FT Global MBA Ranking 2017), 6th Best European Business School (Financial Times 2016).

Type of Programme: Full-time MBA 12, 15 or 18-month MBA
Starting Dates: One intake per year, September 2018
Application Deadlines: 3 Oct 2017, 28 Nov 2017, 16 Jan 2018, 13 Feb 2018, 6 Mar 2018, 10 Apr 2018, 22 May 2018 and 12 Jun 2018 (last one for EU Residents only and subject to spaces remaining on the programme).

Student Body

Number of nationalities (Class of 2019): 50

  • Africa 1%
  • Asia 32%
  • Europe 24%
  • Latin America 30%
  • Middle East 3%
  • USA & Canada 10%

Men/Women Ratio: 69% / 31%
Average Age: 28,8
Degree Background:

  • Economics/Management 47%
  • Engineering 31%
  • Humanities/Social Sciences 6%
  • Law 3%
  • Sciences 2%
  • Other Social Sciences 8%
  • Other 2%

Length of Work Experience: 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 €64,900 
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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