ESADE Business School

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ESADE Business School
MottoDo Good. Do Better.
TypePrivate Business School
DeanEduardo Berché, Josep Franch
DirectorKoldo Echebarría
Av. Pedralbes, 60-62,
Barcelona 08034
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41°23′29″N 2°06′42″E / 41.3914°N 2.1118°E / 41.3914; 2.1118Coordinates: 41°23′29″N 2°06′42″E / 41.3914°N 2.1118°E / 41.3914; 2.1118

ESADE Business School is a college and graduate school located in Barcelona, Spain. It is part of ESADE (Catalan: Escola Superior d'Administració i Direcció d'Empreses, Spanish: Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas) and associated with Ramon Llull University. ESADE has been awarded the triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, and is ranked among the world's top business schools and programs by the Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, QS World University Rankings and more.[2]


The ESADE project was conceived in the spring of 1954 by a group of Spanish professionals and entrepreneurs who later founded the university. The school signed an agreement with the Jesuits (Societas Iesu) in October 1958 and started offering its first academic programs in a small building in the district of Sant Gervasi, Barcelona.[3] In 1958, ESADE was ultimately founded. Two years later, in 1960, executive education programmes were introduced. In 1964 the college's MBA programme was established. A year later, in 1965, ESADE's Barcelona campus (Av. Pedralbes) opened (Building I). In 2001, the school inaugurated its campus in Madrid (Chamartín), and two years later its campus in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both are primarily used for Executive Education. In 2009 ESADE opened a new campus in Sant Cugat (Barcelona) as well as ESADE Creapolis, a technology park based on open innovation and situated on the new Sant Cugat campus.[3]


Building 3 at Esplugues avenue

ESADE Business School offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctoral program.

MSc Programmes in Management[edit]

  • Master in International Management
  • Master in Global Strategic Management
  • Master in Finance
  • Master in Marketing Management,
  • Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Master in Business Analytics

Full-Time MBA[edit]

The ESADE Business School offers an accelerated, customizable full-time MBA programme. Students can choose among a 12, 15 and 18-month track.[4] The 12-month program is completed with classes from September to September, while the 15- and 18-month programs allow for either summer internships, exchanges with other MBA programmes worldwide, or both. In the first eight months students are divided into three sections, with whom they complete a significant portion of their studies in a team format. In the remaining terms, classes are completed on an elective basis. The student body is highly international, with 95% international students who represent 48 nationalities.[5]

Executive Education[edit]

ESADE Business School offers a range of programmes aimed at executives and experienced professionals. These programs include Executive MBAs, Executive Master Programmes, Open Programmes, and Custom Programmes. The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is taught in cooperation with the McDonough School of Business and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. The course follows a modular structure, with modules taught in the United States, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, India, and Russia. ESADE also offers an International Executive Master in Marketing & Sales (emms) in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan (Italy).

PhD in Management Sciences[edit]

The ESADE Business School offers a PhD programme that consists of two parts:

  • A Master in Research (MRes) (duration: 1 year)
  • A supervised research period (duration: 3 – 4 years)

International Rankings[edit]

2017 2018 2019 2020
Financial Times - Master in Management[6] 8th 11th 11th 14th
Financial Times - Master in Finance[7] 13th 14th
QS - Global MBA[8] - 17th 13th
QS - Master in Management[9] - 3rd 3rd
QS - Master in Finance[10] - 6th 7th
QS - Master in Business Analytics[11] - - 5th
QS - Master in Marketing[12] - - 4th

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ESADE Annual Report" (PDF). ESADE. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  2. ^ "ESADE".
  3. ^ a b "ESADE History". ESADE. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  4. ^ ESADE Full-Time MBA
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  13. ^ Feldman, Amy (4 October 2019). "HP's New CEO Enrique Lores Will Steer A Smaller Printer Company". Forbes. Retrieved 2 November 2019.

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