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International outlook

ESADE is a global academic institution that strives to internationalise its teaching, research and social-debate activities.


International students


  • 3,327

    International students enrolled in all programmes

  • 109

    Countries of origin

* Figures for the 2016-2017 academic year

International accreditations

European Quality Improvement System

In 1988, ESADE became the first business school in Spain and one of the first in Europe to obtain this accreditation awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The accreditation was renewed in 2003, 2008 and 2013.

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

In 2001, ESADE became the first business school in Spain and the seventh in Europe to earn this accreditation – awarded by AACSB International – for its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programmes. The accreditation was renewed in 2016.

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Association of MBAs

ESADE’s MBA programmes have been accredited by this association since 1994. The accreditation was renewed in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.

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International academic partners

  • Europe

    Business School
    20 countries
    30 academic partners

    Law School
    14 countries
    30 academic partners

  • Africa

    Business School
    1 country
    1 academic partner

  • Middle East

    Business School
    2 countries
    2 academic partners

    Law School
    1 country
    1 academic partner

  • North America

    Business School
    2 countries
    34 academic partners

    Law School
    14 countries
    17 academic partners

  • Latin America

    Business School
    10 countries
    13 academic partners

    Law School
    4 countries
    4 academic partners

  • Asia

    Business School
    7 countries
    26 academic partners

    Law School
    4 countries
    6 academic partners

  • Oceania

    Business School
    2 countries
    5 academic partners

    Law School
    1 country
    1 academic partner

International associations

Thanks to its membership in the leading global international associations, ESADE offers great exchange opportunities for students and faculty, as well as opportunities for joint research projects.

  • AACSB International

    The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • AMBA

    The Association of MBAs

  • BALAS

    Business Association of Latin American Studies

  • CEMS

    The Global Alliance in Management Education

  • CLADEA

    Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración

  • CTLS

    Center for Transnational Legal Studies

  • ABIS

    European Academy of Business in Society

  • EBEN

    European Business Ethics Network

  • EDAMBA

    European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration

  • EFMD

    European Foundation for Management Development

  • ELFA

    European Law Faculties Association

  • EMBAC

    Executive MBA Council

  • EUDOKMA

    European Doctoral School on Knowledge and Management

  • GBSN

    Global Business School Network

  • GMAC

    Graduate Management Admission Council

  • IAJBS

    International Association of Jesuit Business Schools

  • IALS

    International Association of Law Schools

  • IBA

    International Bar Association

  • PIM

    Partnership in International Management

  • SCIENCE|BUSINESS

    Innovation intelligence and networking

  • SEKN

    Social Enterprise
    Knowledge Network

  • THEMIS

    The Joint Certificate in
    International and Business Law

  • UNICON

    International University
    Consortium for Executive Education