Esade Business School, Barcelona, Spain

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Currently 3rd best business school in Europe (LSE and HEC Paris numbers 1 & 2).

  • BBA – Bachelor Business Admin – 4 year degree – all in English no need to speak Spanish – 2 foreign languages inc Spanish and then choice of French or German – exchange programme 6 months in a university – e.g.US, Canada, Europe (end of 3rd year, beginning of 4th year)
  • Compulsory internship in Spain or abroad
  • Mandarin possible
  • 85% internationals
  • Entry requirements – IB no need to certificate in English, whereas in French or Swiss you need IELTS (7) or Cambridge Advanced. TOEFL – 100/120
  • Admissions opens 1st October until 30th June but do before March or April!
  • Submit application via website, then pass admissions test (2 alternatives – do own admissions test at ESADE or SAT and send results) – Reading, writing, mathematical, logical tests – no calculator.
  • 3 Open Days – always on Saturday – can do test on one of those days.
  • 1st at end of November, 2nd at end of January, 3rd at end of March
  • Always a good idea to visit.
  • Transcript – 4 years
  • No interview usually unless some inconsistency
  • Only 80 students accepted in English section – quite new.  Will probably rise next year.  Increasingly international.
  • Already 23 nations represented.