ESADE Business School

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up to 20 years loan term

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Master in Digital Business

About the school

Ramon Llull University ESADE Business School was established in collaboration with the Society of Jesus in 1958. It is a significant member of the UNIJES network of Jesuit universities and has been an integral part of Ramon Llull University since 1995. It is an esteemed academic institution that maintains robust connections with the business world.

Esade Business School has three campuses in Barcelona, Sant Cugat, and Madrid. These campuses provide state-of-the-art learning ecosystems where cutting-edge infrastructure and technology foster innovation and nurture talent. Notably, the Financial Times has ranked ESADE as the fourth best Business School globally for Executive Education, highlighting its commitment to providing top-notch educational programmes.

Rooted in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, the University provides a remarkable fusion of cultural immersion and educational growth. Barcelona is well-connected with other European cities and has established itself as a hub for international entrepreneurs and developers.

Location of the School

Life at ESADE Business School

Esade fosters a diverse community for international students, with over 117 nationalities residing on its campuses. For international students, the option of staying on-campus is also available, including at the Roberto Nobili Residence. This residence is situated on Esade's Barcelona Sant Cugat campus and combines access to Barcelona with natural beauty. The modern and spacious accommodations offer private rooms with en-suite facilities, communal areas, a self-service restaurant, and additional services. Off-campus housing is also an option for students.

To enhance their experience, students can engage in a vibrant club and association network at Esade Business School. The student association club system encompasses a range of business clubs, including consulting, design and innovation, energy and environment, entrepreneurship, and more. Additionally, there are communities and social clubs such as the Asia Business and Women in Business Club. The MBASA provides a platform for deeper involvement by fostering connections among student clubs and organising diverse educational, professional, and social events.

Additional Benefits of Studying at ESADE Business School

The Esade Business School extends its offerings with an innovative campus in Sant Cugat. This campus stands at the forefront of design, providing students with state-of-the-art learning spaces, workshops, study hubs, contemplation and reflection areas, and top-notch recreational amenities. At the heart of the campus lies the Rambla of Innovation, which boasts world-class education merged with innovation and experimentation.

This dynamic space has 5 different laboratories. The Fusion Point is for the inception of new ideas, and the Decision Lab evaluates their feasibility. The Fab Lab enables idea prototyping, the EGarage shapes business models, and EWorks concludes the journey by facilitating company creation and implementation. This holistic campus equips students with a world-class education through hands-on experiences, emphasising academic excellence and creative exploration.

Barcelona campus



City Population

5.6 million


Southwestern Europe


Mediterranean climate; The hottest month in Barcelona is August, with an average of 74°F (23.5°C), while the coldest month is January, with an average of 49°F (9.5°C).

Nearest Airport

Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN / LEBL)

Time Zone

Central European Summer Time (GMT+2)

Fast facts

  • There are around 72,000 total global alumni
  • Rankings:
  • #1 Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Size (m2) by Poets & Quants
  • #3 globally in open programmes by Financial Times
  • #5 International Course Experience by Financial Times
  • #4 globally in Best Executive Education by Financial Times

Admissions criteria

Generally, applications require the following documents and information when applying to Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School:

  • The online admissions form
  • A personal statement written by the applicant
  • A letter of recommendation or reference letter from an employer
  • Official university transcripts and certificates (If the certificate is issued elsewhere than in Spain, it must be certified and translated into either Spanish or English)
  • A graduate admissions test result (Esade Admissions Test, EA Executive Assessment, GMAT, or GRE), if requested
  • Proof of proficiency in English (English test at Esade, TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC), if requested
  • TOEFL: overall score of 95
  • TOEIC: minimum score of 850
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
  • CAE: minimum grade C
  • Resume/CV
  • One passport-sized photograph
  • Photocopy of ID card or passport

To learn more about fees and tuition, visit the university website.

For specific cost of attendance and document requirements, the applicant must visit the official school website.

Job placements

The ESADE Business School's placement rate is very high. In the most recent graduating class, 96% of students found jobs within three months of graduation.

Through its comprehensive career services, Esade provides job offers, hosts career events, and facilitates direct contact with recruiters, offering students access to leading law firms, companies, and organisations. They guide students through self-analysis, highlighting capabilities and strengths, clarifying career aspirations, setting achievable goals, and crafting a path to reach them. This robust support system propels students towards successful careers that align with their potential and ambitions.

The Esade Business School's Career Services encompass a range of offerings designed to empower students for successful professional journeys: - Career advising: A team of dedicated career development experts provides personalised guidance - Skill-enhancing workshops: These workshops help in crafting effective CVs and cover letters - Recruitment events: This event involves over 100 companies that offer networking and recruitment opportunities - Career Day: This immersive day offers diverse workshops to equip students for success

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Source: Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School

Last updated: 26 Oct 2023

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