Business Schools in Barcelona – What You Need to Know!
I honestly couldn’t believe how many business schools in Barcelona there are when I first arrived to the city. For a relatively small city (about 1.5 Million) the plethora of schools, and also the astounding quality of some of them, is quite impressive. A couple of the business schools are actually at the top of the world rankings. A lot of these schools give you the opportunity to study in English, Spanish or even in other languages and this is one of the reasons why Barcelona is exceedingly international. On the street, just as in the SuiteLife offices, you can meet people from every part of the world. I suppose the city is just that attractive. With the mediterranean climate, the close proximity of the beach and mountains, and the cultural richness there are a lot of bonuses to making Barcelona the city where you decide to study business.
What is important for a lot of people coming here to study is possibility for future – Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities! So don’t wait any longer and choose one of the Business Schools in Barcelona to study for yourself! We’ve listed them here so you can get an idea of which school might fit you best.
BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN BARCELONA:
Business Schools in Barcelona are a dime a dozen, but this one is undeniably the best, and one of the best in the world as well. The Graduate Business School of the University of Navarra provides management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve. You will gain here the global experience. IESE’s alumini are an international community of more than 40,000 business and non-profit professionals and entrepreneurs spanning over 100 countries.
The astronomical tuition to study at IESE is enough to keep you from sleeping at night, but all I can say is in this case the money is worth the world class education which you can gain in this institution, not to mention the contacts you can make while studying there. The total fee for the program is €95,000, but don’t let that amount discourage you from applying! Financial support is available – financial aid includes: help with getting a loan and scholarships.
The Global Executive MBA is a highly selective program that seeks la creme de la creme. Profile requirements of a candidate is demanding:
- A minimum of ten years of work experience, with relevant managerial experience
- Strong career progression
- Bachelor-equivalent degree
- Proficiency in written and spoken English
- Solid analytical skills
- Proven ambition to succed
- The ability to commit to a rigorous academic program.
Av. Pearson 21
UIBS - United International Business Schools
Another of the notable Business Schools in Barcelona is UIBS Barcelona Business University – truly a vibrant and international community of 60+ nationalities from around the world. International study programs are designed to educate and train students to become well – versed in international business and management. The university provides students with highly practical skills and knowledge.
Program Fees are varied and depends of the credits which student wants to gain. Here you can find all prices in one place.
Students have possibility to send their application all year round and the minimum entry requirements are: proficiency in english and adequate diploma. For more specific informacion, click here.
Rambla de Catalunya 2-4
ESEI – International Business School Barcelona
Founded in 1989 and from that time has been driven by its passion for providing all-round, internationally-focused education that combines academic excellence in business studies with humanistic values to develop the character of students.
It provides a variety of programmes where you can learn about world of the business. As well, it gives the possibility to gain valuable experience through internship programmes, which you follow in a Barcelona company or you can have the chance to study in a Spanish language course. The admission process for undergraduate and master’s degree appears to be very easy and well explained on the university website.
If you think that this Business School in Barcelona could be your choice for future, you should find out what it’s like to be an ESEI student – look at their blog and find more information about alumni, faulty, news, testimonials, student life and events.
Following closely on the heals of IESE, ESADE is hands down one of the best Business Schools in Barcleona and in the world as well. They also have an excellent law program. Their prestige is based on the quality of its education, its international focus and its holistic approach towards professional and personal skills development.
All courses at this ESADE can found in one place, but pay attention as some of them are not available in Barcelona.
It is worth mentioning that this university has different types of scholarships, prizes and grants which are not always available at other Business Schools in Barcelona.
Av. Esplugues, 92-96
UPF – Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona School of Management
Another top university, which is considered as one of the best in the city, in Spain and in the rest of the world, according to the rankings:
- 1st Spanish university according to the Times Higher Education Ranking (2013). The same ranking placed UPF in the top 100 European Universities (#72) and the top 200 worldwide (#164)
- 13th best university in the world under 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education Ranking (2014)
- In the top 400 universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2013). The top Spanish university in the area of Social Sciences
It has a modern, innovative view of management which everyone is looking for at this moment in the business field. It has different philosophies and perspectives than the more traditional business schools in Barcelona. Check by yourself why this university is a solid choice!
EU Business School Barcelona
EU Barcelona is an internationally-accredited business school in Barcelona that combines North American and European business education models by applying classroom theory to professional skills.
- Why should you attend EU Business School Barcelona:
- Recognized for Excellence
- 40 years of Pragmatic Business Education
- Small Class Sizes
- Developing the Business Personality
- Regular Student Evaluations
- All classes are taught in english
- excellent employment record
- Transfer opportunities
- Outstanding faculty members
EU university gives you the opportunity to join the Business Foundation Program, Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Programs, Graduate/MBA Programs, Online Programs and International Summer School, check all of them here.
EADA Business School Barcelona
EADA has always been known for its strict academic and practical approach geared to applying knowledge to the real day to day company world. Their educational methodologies promote “learning by doing”. Thanks to that, its Master in International Management consolidates its place among the world’s top 30.
Their Programmes include MBAs (case based), Masters, Executive Education, Programme Abroad and Short Term International Programmes. Check all of them on their website.
Global Business School Barcelona
Their website claims to be the first university in Barcelona with a focus on the world. Global Business School Barcelona is an excellent place for students who are looking for innovative business degrees in Europe.
The Business school’s differentiators are:
Global Focus, Business Ethnics & Sustainability, Employability, Modern University Style, Individual Approach.
Programmes include Bachelor of Business Administration, MBA, Master Degree Programs and English Language Preparation.
Carrer Aragó 179
Universitat de Barcelona
Maybe it is not one of the best business schools in Barcelona but why not to try some business courses in the Faculty of Economics and Business? This can be a good place to study and develop your skills too. You can check out the faculty, but just to let you know, most of the information is provided only in Spanish or Catalan.
Barcelona GSE – Graduate School of Economics
The school aims to offer a wide range of professionally and academically-oriented degrees in economics and finance to graduate students committed to understanding the complex economic and financial processes of an increasingly global society. But not only different kinds of study programs are provided by School, check their Scientific research in Economics and Finance
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
TBS Barcelona Toulouse Business School
Don’t be surprised reading the name of the School – it has three campuses – in Toulouse (France), Casablanca (moroccon) and here in Barcelona. The school gives you the chance to study in two countries and in various languages.
In Barcelona they are promoting their Bachelor in Management, which enables students to earn an official French undergraduate degree and 2 masters: MSc Marketing and MSc Finance, both double degrees with local institution UPC. For more info look here.
ESERP – School of Business & Social Science
Another one of the business schools in Barcelona with campuses in Madrid, Palma de Mallorca and in Barcelona.
Check the Programme on the official site, and find the way to apply. Make sure that your course is taking part exactly in Barcelona.
Calle Girona, 24
Geneva Business School
Geneva Business School is a leading Swiss business School with an international approach, dedicated to prepare world changing leaders for success. GBS encourages students to develop their full intellectual potential and to pursue excellence.
The school provides Bechelor, Master, Doctorate, Online, Executive Programs and Summer Courses which give the opportunity to gain valuable business skills.
The Open University Business School
The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality online degrees and distance learning. Students can study a single course or work towards a qualification, acquiring new skills that are immediately applicable to their work lives. The Open University Business School is one of the few business schools in Barcelona to have achieved triple international accreditation.
In Spain you have possibility to take undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Check everything here.
EAE Business School
EAE Business School is currently ranked as the second best Business School in Spain in the 2014 MERCO Ranking. It is an International Higher Management Education Institution. With 50 years’ experience as a Business School, EAE has an international reputation, with people coming from 45 different countries to study there.
08015 – Barcelona
INSA – Business, Marketing & Communication School
The school offers a wide range of up-to-date training programs in different areas of the company, always responding to market needs, training professionals who are able to successfully enter the labor market thanks to the knowledge, practical and realistic training plan, taught by professionals.
The university provides Bechelor, Degrees and Masters Programmes.
All information is really clearly presented and easy to follow on the School website in the section “Studies“.
Torrent de l’Olla, 208
Studying in Barcelona provides the perfect blend of culture and fun, so what are you waiting for? Come and study in one of the best Business Schools in Barcelon! If you know of any we missed please let us know in the comments!