ESADE Business School

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About Us

ESADE is an independent nonprofit university institution, founded in 1958 in Barcelona when a group of entrepreneurs and Jesuit Society members joined forces, Since 1995, it has formed part of the Ramon Llull University.

ESADE's academic activity takes place on its Barcelona, Madrid and Buenos Aires campuses. The three main areas it focusses on are education, research and social dialogue.

EDUCATION With an approach dedicated to personal development and social responsibility, ESADE boasts its own innovative learning model, a pioneer in Europe, based on the development of professional and management skills and techniques. The two educational areas are:

  • ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL. Striving towards the leadership of successful, innovative and socially responsible companies, the School offers three study plans: MBA, Executive Education programmes and undergraduate management degrees.
  • ESADE LAW SCHOOL. Committed to university education with a practical, innovative approach and close ties to the legal world. The School offers undergraduate law degrees, Masters (LL.M.) and refresher courses.

What's more, for over 40 years the ESADE Executive Language Center has helped students communicate in a global setting and assisted companies with international expansion processes. RESEARCH ESADE's research into key issues such as business management is internationally renowned. A PhD in Management Sciences is offered and ESADE boasts an array of scholars, institutes and research centres focussing on the study of topics such as the global economy and geopolitics, innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership and governance, knowledge management, corporate social responsibility, law and economics, brand management, etc.

SOCIAL DIALOGUEESADE is a meeting point for businesspeople, executives, scholars, lawyers, politicians and social players. Approximately 20,000 people attend the 270-plus events organised each year. What's more, ESADE publishes the greatest number of op-eds of all business schools in Spain.

International focus

International networks have always been a cornerstone of the School. ESADE has partnership agreements with over one hundred universities and business schools on all five continents and is currently the European business school with the most extensive student exchange network in Latin America. It is also a founding member of the CEMS, a prestigious global network in the field of university-level education.

Major ALUMNI network

The quality of ESADE education is also reflected by more than 38,000 alumni who hold positions of responsibility across the world (in over one hundred countries) in practically all sectors and industries. What's more, ESADE Alumni is the largest voluntary alumni network in Spain, and the second on a European level.

International recognition and prestige

ESADE was amongst the first business schools to be awarded the three most prestigious sector accreditations: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. Likewise, ESADE features in the top ten of all international rankings on relations with the corporate world, from the viewpoint of both companies training their executives at ESADE Executive Education and firms recruiting our graduates.


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