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Profile Data from 2013

Quick Stats

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  • Program Enrollment
  • Yield
  • Selectivity
Contact Information
Av. d'Esplugues, 92-96
Barcelona, 08034, Spain

ESADE Business School

About ESADE Business School

Founded in 1958, ESADE Business and Law School has campuses in Barcelona and Madrid and a presence in São Paulo, Lima, Mexico City, Bogotá and Buenos Aires. It also has 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 50,000 alumni occupying positions of responsibility in enterprises around the globe. ESADE is a member of Ramon Llull University ( 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. What's more, ESADE actively seeks out innovative solutions to the challenges of human resource and knowledge management, corporate innovation and globalisation, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, as well as the solution of legal problems related to new business challenges. ESADE's key mission is to train individuals to become highly-competent professionals fully aware of their social responsibility. ESADE promote education and research through the Law School and Business School with a firm commitment to intellectual rigour, critical analysis and academic excellence. 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. The two educational areas are: ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL. 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. ESADE LAW SCHOOL. Committed to university education with a practical, innovative approach and close ties to the legal world. The School offers undergraduate law degrees, Masters (LL.M.) and refresher courses.

What Recent Grads Say See All 6 Comments >

ESADE cares about the career development of their students and makes an effort to make you think about your career with new perspectives through the LEAD program. They also care about the importance of the soft skills in your career development. These areas, as well as the international exchange programs and ESADE culture (casual, flexible, and straight forward), are the aspects that make this program unique

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 156
  • Middle 80% 60 to 336
Admissions Selectivity
59% ESADE Business School 77% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 68
59% 59.0
45% 45.0
100 Minimum TOEFL Score
Pre-MBA Careers
31% 31
General Management
31% 31
12% 12
Marketing / Sales
10% 10
9% 9
Finance / Accounting
5% 5
2% 2
23% 23
Financial Services
16% 16
14% 14
Pharma / Health Care
14% 14
Consumer Products
11% 11
7% 7
Media / Entertainment
7% 7
5% 5
5% 5
$160,000 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • IKEA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loan guarantee policy Yes Max loan guarantee per year $69,875
0 Full Tuition Scholarships Awarded
52% Percent that received aid

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
44% 44
Students in Core Classes
44 ESADE Business School 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
20% 20
20% 20
Experiential learning
20% 20
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Joint Degree Programs
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • 0
  • Student must present final company-specific project results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 13
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • New intranet Myesade ( New virtual office system that extends and improves the procedures online students New Career Services Portal (Simplicity) Migration of mailboxes to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365, so that each student has a 25GB mailbox space. Improvement of wireless network Improving the lines of communication New space to Full Time MBA with 12 new teamwork classrooms & 9 new classrooms technologically fully equipped New space to LLM with 13 new classrooms technologically fully equipped New space to PhD and Research New space for innovation: e-garage Energy-saving policies had been implemented as

Students: Who are my classmates?

36 Average age of student 93% International Students
25% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
North America
57% 57
14% 14
Europe Free Trade Zone
14% 14
More Information
  • Campus distance from airport 11 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing Hotel and meals
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

14,549 Living MBA Alumni 31 Countries where alumni clubs exist
65 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.