Bachelor of Business Administration, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
In this four-year bachelors programme, students are trained in management while also learning of a second language (Spanish, French or German), spending one semester abroad, doing internships at organisations worldwide, and earning internationally recognised double degrees. On a campus just outside Barcelona, a multicultural city with a burgeoning business community, ESADE has a student body that represents more than 40 different countries, making it the ideal place to develop your potential for an international career.


The ESADE Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA puts you in a privileged position, allowing you to access a very wide range of job opportunities offered by companies, organisations and institutions all over the world.

The course is practical and intense and will allow you to make the most of your skills and competences. You will benefit from everyday contact with your talented, international and forward-looking fellow students, and will carry out the most valuable internships anywhere in the world. This will give you the best possible business training with an international focus, and, if you also take one of the MSc Programmes in Management, you will be able to obtain a double degree.

Moreover, you will have the lifelong support of ESADE, a business school whose professors, as result of their activities, are in daily contact with managers and business leaders. A business school that, year after year, tops the international rankings.


ESADE's commitment to academic excellence, continuous improvement and innovation is endorsed by the world's three most prestigious accreditations for business schools:

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) - 2001-
ESADE was in 2001 the first business school in Spain and the seventh in Europe to be awarded AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) quality accreditation for bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes.
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) - 1998, 2003, 2008 -
ESADE was, in 1998, the first business school in Spain and one of the first in Europe to receive European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
  • The Association of MBAs (AMBA) - 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 -
ESADE's MBA programmes have been AMBA (The Association of MBAs) accredited since 1994.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Foundations of the world of business and corporate language
  • Mathematics
  • Economics I
  • Accounting and Financial Analysis I
  • Law I
  • Sociology I
  • Statistics I
  • Economics II
  • Accounting and Financial Analysis II
  • Law II
  • Empresa I
  • English I
  • Statistics II
  • Accounting and Financial Analysis III
  • Economics III
  • Information Systems Management I
  • Operations Management I
  • Research methods in Business Management
  • Sociology II
  • Financial Market Basics
  • Marketing Management I
  • Company II
  • Operations Management II
  • English II
  • Analysis
  • of the Economic environment
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Information Systems Management II
  • Marketing Management II
  • Business Policy I
  • Operations Management III
  • English III
  • Internation exchange programme
  • Internship
  • International exchange programme
  • Internship
  • Corporate Finance II
  • Information Systems Management III
  • Marketing Management III
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Policy II
  • Final Project
  • Electives

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

English Language Requirements:

Level equivalent to Certificate in Advanced English. You need to submit one of the following certificates:

  • TOEFL: 100+ (ESADE's code is 0507)
  • IELTS: 7.0+
  • Certificate in Advanced English: B+
  • PTE Academic: 72+
  • Waiver: Minimum two years at an English speaking school. (Bear on mind that ESADE reserves the right to ask in any moment the English certificate)
Admission Requirements:
  • Submit the online application form
  • Send us the required documentation
  • Attend an Open Day
  • Take an admission test
  • Personal interview
  • Committee decision
  • Apply for a grant
  • Reserve your place

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14800 International
  • EUR 14800 EU/EEA


To prevent the economic aspect becoming an obstacle to qualified, motivated individuals, we have a wide range of options in terms of scholarships and financial aid:

  • Talent Scholarship
The scholarship covers between 50 and 90% maximum of tuition fees for the academic year.
  • Accommodation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to candidates living outside the province of Barcelona based on their proven academic achievement and financial need.

The amount of this scholarship covers 50% of the cost of living in the Residencia Universitària Sarrià student housing complex (in this case, only for first-year undergraduate students) located close to the ESADE Barcelona-Pedralbes campus or in the Residencia Universitaria Roberto de Nobili student dorm located on the ESADE Barcelona-Sant Cugat campus.

  • Exchange Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with an excellent academic record and demonstrated financial need who want to participate in the exchange programme during the following academic year and have already been accepted by the foreign university in question.
  • SUD Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to candidates with an excellent academic record and demonstrated financial need who want to carry out an internship and participate in a business development project through the University Development Service (SUD).
  • Award for Academic Excellence
The amount covers 100% of tuition fees for the academic year.
  • Award for Academic Merit
The amount covers 25% of tuition fees for the academic year.
  • Award for Innovation
The amount covers 50% of tuition fees for the academic year.
  • Family Aid

Family aid are given to students with one or more siblings studying for a Bachelors degree at ESADE or Master in Legal Practice + Specialization Master.

They cover 10% of tuition fees for subjects in which students have to enrol a second time.

The scholarships can only be applied for once the candidate has been accepted onto the programme. The awarding of the scholarships will depend on the date on which the candidate submitted their application.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.