ESADE international bachelor’s degrees: leap into the future

AT A GLANCE

A guarantee for your education
#8 Business School (Financial Times, 2017)
#1 Private university in Spain for Law (El Mundo, 2018)
#1 Private university in Spain for Management (El Mundo, 2018)
#1 in the world for career progress (Financial Times, 2017)
#2 in the world for international mobility
75% of students are international (BBA Class of 2018).
42 nationalities represented (BBA Class of 2018)
96% of students find a job within three months of graduating.

• National and international internships
• Learning by doing
• Education, innovation, and experimentation

Type of SCHOOL: Nonprofit university founded in 1958 in Barcelona

Size of Campus:
ESADE’s three campuses are located in Barcelona and Madrid, two cities with creativity in their blood. The state-of-the-art Barcelona—Sant Cugat campus is home to the Rambla of Innovation, a new learning ecosystem made up of five separate laboratories that combine education with innovation and experimentation.

Number of Students:
ESADE has a total of 9,425 students and over 63,000 alumni.

Number of Faculty:
125 faculty members, 250 external lecturers and academic assistants, and 50 visiting lecturers

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
ESADE is divided into the Business School and the Law School. These schools offer three bilingual degrees (Spanish and English) and two degrees 100% in English: the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Global Governance, Economics, and Legal Order. ESADE also offers postgraduate programs and summer schools.

Geographic Diversity:
ESADE has 3,327 international students from 109 nationalities worldwide and offers 163 exchange agreements with top international universities.

International Student Services:
International students not only enjoy a wide range of different events and orientation weeks, but they can join more than 25 clubs and associations, go on study tours, enjoy summer programs, and take part in outdoor activities and real-world challenges. Coordinators and student offices are available if necessary.

International Student Budget:
Tuition fees vary.
Undergraduate program fees can vary between $18,900 USD–$21,863 USD (16,600 EUR–19,200 EUR). The total expenses estimation ranges from $922 USD–$1,583 USD (810 EUR–1,390 EUR) per month, including accommodations, utilities, groceries, transport, sports, and leisure.

Financial Aid:
A wide variety of scholarships and grants are offered. Undergraduate programs hold scholarships for talented students with financial need, grants for talented students, and
grants for siblings of students who are studying at ESADE. In 2018, 65% of students who applied for scholarships were granted one. Students can also apply for a loan with special conditions from Banc Sabadell.

Test Score Requirements:
Before starting a program, students must satisfy the academic requirements for access to the University in the education system in which they completed secondary school. Students must request accreditation from the Spanish National Distance Learning University (UNED) that certifies it. Students have to pass an admission test through ESADE or other institutions such as the SAT (Scholarship Aptitude Test) or ACT. Further specific requirements can be found on ESADE’s website.

Application Deadlines and Fees: $154 USD (135 EUR) application fee; students should book their place three weeks after their admission confirmation (this will depend on the time of year you’re admitted), paying 25% of the total course tuition fee. 


Since its foundation in Barcelona in 1958, ESADE has grown into an internationally renowned and prestigious academic institution, consistently ranking among the best in the world for its programs. Under our motto of “inspiring futures,” we strive to do just that. Future business leaders come to ESADE from all over the world to seek inspiration on new ways to lead, see innovation up close, and experience the future now. 

Located just 15 kilometers from Barcelona, the campus in Sant Cugat is a truly international and multicultural center with over 100 nationalities represented, bringing the University and the business community together. It’s not only a place to study and research but also home to the Rambla of Innovation, a multi-space ecosystem that blends learning and innovation—a space dedicated to experiencing the reality of organizations firsthand.

Be the professional the globalized world demands
Our Bachelor of Business Administration will provide you with skills
to be an innovative manager with international experience and leadership skills. The Bachelor of Global Governance, Economics, and Legal Order will help you become an expert on international affairs with a specialization in Global Politics or Economics. In both degrees, you will benefit from an exceptional education that will set you apart in the international job market, one that offers you multiple training experiences inside and outside the classroom, in Barcelona, and abroad.

Come and visit us on one of our Open Days, meet professors and students, and learn more about our programs. Upcoming Open Days are February 9 and April 6. We look forward to welcoming you to ESADE.