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ESADE Business School Bachelor of Business Administration
ESADE Business School

Bachelor of Business Administration

4 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

EUR 17,600 / per year *


* additional fees may apply. Scholarships are available


Programme details

  • Official degree: from Ramon Llull University
  • Double degrees: when you’ve finished your BBA you can specialise through one of Esade’s Master’s in Management programmes and access double degree programmes.
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Number of credits: 240 ECTS
  • Intake: 225 bilingual section + 150 English section
  • Location: Esade Barcelona-Sant Cugat campus
  • Fees for the year 2022-2023: €17,600

The Esade Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree lays the foundation for your future career success. When you graduate, you’ll have a solid general management education from one of the world’s leading business schools, plus extra capabilities, knowledge and experiences valued highly by employers: an international mindset developed during a term spent abroad, real-world experience from a high-quality internship, specialist studies of functional areas within companies, and you will study Spanish, French or German and Business English honed on a multicultural campus.

Why study an Esade Bachelor of Business Administration?

Comprehensive career preparation

General Management education plus specialisation in marketing, finance, operations, HR and digital innovation to open up your career options.


Study 100% in English and perfect your business English. You will study Spanish and you can also study French or German.

International experience

Spend a semester abroad at one of the world’s top 81 universities and take part in international study tours and internships. Esade Sant Cugat is a multicultural campus where you will work and study alongside people of over 100 nationalities.

Direct contact with companies

Learn first-hand from directors of leading organisations who give classes based on real cases, and take part in a term-long internship in a top company in Spain or abroad. Gain access to international connections through Esade Careers.

Learning by doing

Find solutions to cases from real companies, simulate your own start-up with a team of classmates, work on social initiatives and take part in business games. Your decision-making skills will be honed through hands-on experience.

Skillset for success

Develop the skills you need to reach your career goals: negotiation, innovation, communication, teamwork, leadership, social responsibility and more.

Competency Model

You’ll work on 20 competencies organised in five key blocks:

  • Creativity and Innovation: You’ll have the ability to initiate and manage change.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: You’ll adapt positively to situations and settings.
  • Strength and Resilience: You’ll rise to challenges and thrive under pressure.
  • Self-knowledge: You’ll understand your abilities and how to bring out the best in yourself.
  • Social Commitment: You’ll share ESADE’s commitment to social responsibility.

Experiencing the day-to-day reality of the business world

Your learning process at ESADE will gradually immerse you in the business world. The methodology of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) combines rigorous theoretical training with a practical, experience-based learning process that will plunge you into the reality of the corporate world and business decision-making. This immersion will increase gradually, in accordance with the learning by doing philosophy: as the semesters advance, multiple management experiences will be introduced both inside and outside of the classroom.

Practical learning-by-doing education

  • Participatory classes
  • Solving real-life case studies
  • Management simulations and company-creation projects
  • Participation in competitions and business games
  • Outdoor experiences
  • Research projects
  • Individual study and teamwork

Student First – Flipped Classroom

ESADE’s new teaching methodology, Student First, draws on the latest educational trends and is based on a basic concept: the participatory role of students. With the Student First methodology, you and your classmates will participate in knowledge creation and contribute through your work to a collective learning process.

One major way in which ESADE’s approach differs from traditional methods is that students must come to class having prepared the topic of discussion ahead of time. This “flipped classroom” approach divides learning into three phases:

  • Pre-class preparation
    read, research or view multimedia content on the basics of the topic to be discussed.
  • In-class work
    share the knowledge you’ve acquired with your classmates and the instructor by debating, reflecting, and solving cases, challenges and projects.
  • After class
    deepen your understanding, reflect further and apply the acquired concepts in other areas.

Advantages of the Student First system

  • You internalise knowledge in a more natural way.
  • When you get to class, you’ve already identified your doubts, so you can share them and solve them.
  • Classes are more enriching: you focus on applying knowledge and you receive input not only from the instructor but from all your classmates.
  • It prepares you for the future: you learn to apply theory in different circumstances and to work collaboratively.
  • You become more open to learning new things.

Impact Learning

Practical methodology + hybrid learning

The Impact Learning methodology delivers a practical learning experience and connects you with the most advanced trends in teaching. It is based on five defining concepts and integrates different hybrid methodologies that are already being applied in some BBA subjects.

  • Innovative
    Flipped classroom + collaborative learning + project-based learning + development of competencies and skills.
  • Multimethodological
    Includes different learning experiences with multi-perspective methodologies.
  • Personal and Purposeful
    Learning based on interaction among students
  • Active
    Hands-on learning that boosts your confidence and motivation.
  • Cooperative
    Students + Professors + Organisations.
  • Transformative
    A transformative experience that follows the Jesuit tradition.


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