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ESADE Business School

3.6 out of 5 (17 reviews) Barcelona, Spain
Today's ever-changing business world renders yesterday's teaching models, based solely on the transmission of knowledge, obsolete and without a pulse. To intensify our task even more, new demands thrust upon us by the pressures of global society have sent us on an urgent quest for change. From exceptional teachers to extraordinary students, ESADE's commitment to CSR and cultural adaptability will show its graduates how to learn the responsible way forward.



ESADE is an independent nonprofit university institution, founded in 1958 in Barcelona when a group of entrepreneurs and the Society of Jesus members joined forces, Since 1995, it has formed part of the Ramon Llull University.ESADE's academic activity takes place on its Barcelona and Madrid campuses. The three main areas it focuses on are education, research and social dialogue.


With an approach dedicated to personal development and social responsibility, ESADE boasts its own innovative learning model, a pioneer in Europe, based on the development of professional and management skills and techniques.

Striving towards the leadership of successful, innovative and socially responsible companies, the School offers three study plans: MBA, Executive Education programmes and undergraduate management degrees.


The university's research into key issues such as business management is internationally renowned. A PhD in Management Sciences is offered and ESADE boasts an array of scholars, institutes and research centres focussing on the study of topics such as the global economy and geopolitics, innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership and governance, knowledge management, corporate social responsibility, law and economics, brand management, etc.


Students can receive the following career services:

  • Contact with recruiters
As well as receiving the best-possible preparation to further your career, they can count on university's help to put them in touch with companies, law firms, and other organizations in a wide range of sectors and countries.
  • Access to job offers
There are, on average, 700 active job offers posted on the portal at any given time. The University also organize forums, seminars, workshops, and skill-development sessions delivered by recruiting businesses and law firms.
  • Direct your future
Stundents can rely on professional experts to help refine their career strategy and advise them based on their chosen degree programme and professional goals.

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Housing services

Halls of Residence and University-owned Accommodation ESADE has an agreement with two Halls of Residence with the option of a full-board accommodation grant of 50%:

The Roberto de Nobili Halls of Residence, located in the Barcelona-Sant Cugat Campus

The Sarrià Halls of Residence, just a few minutes from the Barcelona-Pedralbes Campus.

Barcelona offers a wide range of halls of residence and university-owned accommodation located in different parts of the city.

Barcelona also offers other options. The existence of several universities makes it easy to find student flat shares; what's more, there is a varied offer of apartments and hotels.

Student Life

Campus life

The ESADE Barcelona Campus, covering a total of 29,475 m², is located in Pedralbes, one of the city's most attractive residential neighbourhoods, just off the Avenida Diagonal and close to Barcelona's main university area. It is within a stone's throw of the Pedralbes Monastery, home to the Thyssen-Bornemisza art collection, and the Royal Palace of Pedralbes. The Campus is surrounded by parks and gardens and features all the resources and services essential for university life.

Student clubs

In ESADE, you will have the chance to take an active part in associations and share solidarity-based initiatives and other activities which spring up and grow thanks to the enthusiasm of talented students and a faculty open towards innovation.


AACSB International: ESADE was the first business school in Spain andthe seventh in Europe to achieve this quality accreditation, awarded by TheAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International),and which grants the most prestigious international recognition inmanagement education.

Student Reviews

Freshman year's teaching quality
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I'm doing my first year and although everything is perfect, the professors are not. Some can't speak proper English, sometimes they resort to using meaningless body language to express themselves. I think most of them lack the teaching 'appeal' to attract listeners. But I heard the second year will have better teachers.
Business Administration in ESADE,Barcelona
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Studying in Spain is one of the best things you can do. The culture and the people in this country is very open-minded and also generally extroverted and nice. I have been studying Business Administration in ESADE for 4 years and I have to say that it is one of the best universities in the entire world. Not only because of the great reputation it has, but also because it puts a lot of effort an...
Not overwhelming. But you still feel like you learn somethin...
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not overwhelming. But you still feel like you learn something.