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Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Campuses: Barcelona (Spain)

Current program rank (FT) 20

Tuition fees € 72,000

Length (months) 12

Program type Full-time MBA

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Program description:

The ESADE MBA program challenges you to be a creactivist – a creative activist, an entrepreneurial leader, a mould-breaker, trailblazer and leader of positive and lasting change. The MBA is designed to meet your requirements. Irrespective of the format you select, all participants start the full-time MBA at the same time, graduate together and are required to complete the same number of credits (90 ECTS). The program structure is divided into three main phases, with one main goal in mind: to develop creactivists – ​"creative activists" capable of driving lasting change. In your second term you deepen you knowledge and sharpen your focus. Choose electives from the Advanced Management Topics (24 ECTS) and showcase new knowledge and skills with the Final Masters Project (6 ECTS) with the one-to-one support of faculty and expert tutors.

  • Size of the class: 186
Browse other programs by this school: Executive MBA

Admission requirements:

  • Language Test: TOEFL 100 (minimum), IELTS 7 (minimum)
  • Age
  • Experience
  • Other: * Any degree; * 2 references; * 4 essays; * Interview; * GMAT (no minimum); * TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge (Proficiency) or Academic Pearson;

Cost of study and scholarships:

  • Accomodation costs off campus, per year: $ 11,408


  • Current rank: 20 (Financial Times), 20 (The Economist)
  • 3 year average rank: 22 (Financial Times)


  • Male/Female students: 72% / 28%
  • International students: 98%
  • Number of nationalities represented: 47
  • Number of countries represented: 100
  • Female faculty: 36%
  • International faculty: 47%
  • Women on board: 50%
  • International board: 93%
  • Financial Times: International mobility rank: 7
  • Financial Times: International course experience rank: 7

Alumni today:
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  • Alumni salary today: $ 142,739
  • Salary increase: 113%
  • Post-MBA salary: $ 90,739
  • Value for money rank: 78
  • Alumni recommend rank: 24
  • Career progress rank: 19
  • Career service rank: 60
  • Alumni aims achieved: 88%
  • Employed at three months: 91%
  • Graduates who are career changers: 65%

Career progress:

  • Regional rank: 7
  • Open new career opportunities: 21
  • Diversity of recruiters: 26
  • Faculty quality: 62.00
  • Student quality: 56.00
  • Development experience: 25.00
  • Student rating of faculty: 4.33
  • Student rating of alumni effectiveness: 4.20
  • Student rating of culture and classmates: 4.52
  • Accommodation costs (off campus, per year): $ 11,408
  • Type of aid available: 0
  • Criteria on which aid is granted: 0


  • Student assessment of career service: 4.18
  • Ratio of faculty to students: 0.30
  • Full-time faculty with PhD: 100%
  • Annual intake: 186
  • Number of applicants per full-time place: 8

Educational background:

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"Believe in yourself, speak up, give a hundred percent, and lean in!" This is the advice that Stephanie Inderbitzin (#theESADEmba alumni) offered Juhina Elmajdoub (new #MBA student) on her first day at #ESADE. Do you agree? Let us know!


This week our MBA students have participated in a cultural visit to Montserrat, a beautiful natural paradise full of history right next to Barcelona.




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Barcelona, Spain

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