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ESADE Business School (ESADE)


4.00 / 5 based on 684 reviews.
ABOUT

ESADE Business School is highly renowned in the academic and the professional world, alike. It was ranked the world's foremost international business school by the U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal in 2006 and 2007.[2] The school's MSc program was ranked 10th worldwide by the Financial Times in 2010.[3] (Source: Wikipedia)

As an international student you can apply to almost all programs:
- Undergraduate program you need to speak Spanish fluently.
- Many Masters programs are taught in English
- The Full-Time MBA is the most international option, 75% of students are not from Spain
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BASIC INFO

Homepage: http://www.esade.es
Phone: +34 93280 6162
Address: Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas, Av. Pedralbes 60-62, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

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QUICK FACTS

95 %
international students

35%/65%
Female/male

60
students/class

Consulting
#1 job category

Programmes
Accreditations
 
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International MBA and graduate degree programs
 
Name Duration
(Months)
Annual
Intake
Instruction
Language
Average
Age
Average
Years of
Experience
Number of
nationalities
Cost €
One Year MBA 10 35 English 31 7,5 16 47,500
MSc & CEMS MIM 18 35 English 23 n/a 33 27,790
MSc in International Management 10 80 English 23 n/a 33 21,790
MSc in Marketing Management 10 60 English 23 n/a 33 21,790
 
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Experiences of international students
 
ACADEMIC
by Brian, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Business Studies, University Agreement
OVERALL
by mfletche, University of Texas, Austin, Austin, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, CEMS
Course recommendations
You have to choose 4-5 courses from a list of about 25 and half of them conflict so your options are very limited. Most teachers love to interact with international students, but a few can be hard to contact and unhelpful. Local students prefer to interact with other local students for the most part, therefore the international students interact with other international students. All of the international students are extremely friendly and very open to making as many friends as possible while studying there.
Personal recommendations
The university is small, but they do plan a lot of diverse and fun activities for exchange students. Through the university alone, I went on a ski trip to Andorra, trips to Girona and Figueres. ESADE sponsored a "sports competition weekend" at a resort in the country that was really fun. There was an end-of-semester ball and a Christmas party, in addition to the weekly parties planned in conjunction with local clubs. Academically, ESADE has a good reputation. If you're looking for a challenge, this may not be the place, but you can learn a lot if you choose to. I was able to take my classes pass/fail, so it wasn't a huge priority for me.
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Personal comments
I thought the grading was unfair in two of my five classes. When I tried to contact the teachers for the grades that I received they were hard to get in touch with and didn't explain their grading procedures sufficiently. I was disappointed by the amount of subjective grading in those two classes, but the other three seemed reasonably fair.
Final comments
I have to say the year spent in Barcelona was the best in my life. Although I can't say I was challenged academically, I was challenged in so many other ways, especially with language and cultural barriers. Barcelona is my favorite city in Europe. It is completely unique. It's not a typical Spanish city, but it's not like any other European city either. It has beautiful architecture, the sea, and the mountains, all in one. There are so many things to do there, but it is also not TOO far away from the rest of Europe or Spain by train. If you can't study there, you MUST go visit.
 
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International recruiters
 
Every year the ESADE carrer Services manages 2.500 job offerings from 1.200 prestigious international organisations, including:
A
ABN AMRO
ADIDAS
AFFINITY PETCARE AG
AT KEARNEY
C
CB RICHARD ELLIS
CITYGROUP
CREDIT SUISSE
E
ERNST & YOUNG
EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL
EUROPRAXIS
G
GETTY IMAGES
GOLDMAN SACHS
INTERNATIONAL
GSK
B
BAIN & COMPANY
BBVA
D
DELOITTE
DELTA PARTNERS
DEUTSCHE TELECOM
F
FINMECCANICA
FLOWLAB
H
HP