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External Double Degree: ESADE + Partner University

External Double Degree: ESADE + Partner University

Double your knowledge, experience, skills and career prospects

When you choose an MSc in Management at ESADE, you have the option to extend your programme to graduate with a double degree from ESADE and one of our world-class partner schools.

You’ll spend a second year at one of seven leading business schools across 3 continents, broadening your horizons, building new insights, skills and understanding, gaining a second world-class network. And graduating with a dual degree from two of the world’s foremost business schools.

Partner Schools

Please note that this option is not available for MSc in Global Strategic Management.

"Academically speaking, FGV is definitely the best business school in Latin America. Teaching method is just the same as in ESADE: case-based, very practical, with weekly assignments and readings. Workload is pretty much manageable, leaving time to explore, travel, do sports and volunteer."

Jacopo Magni

MSc in International Management - 2013 - 2014

Fundação Getulio Vargas 2014 - 2015

“After my first year as a MSc. in International Management at ESADE, I had the chance to enroll the Double Degree together with a MSc. in Finance at Bocconi University in Milan. The experience was a very enriching one and I would without doubt recommend it. It was a cultivating experience both from the academic as well as from the personal point of view."

Victor Teixell

MSc International Management - 2014 - 2015

Bocconi University, Italy 2015 - 2016

"I  concluded my Double Degree in Strategic Management at RSM. Overall I am really satisfied of my choice.While I was doing my Innovation and Entrepreneurship Master at ESADE I took the decision to improve my knowledge in the Strategic Management field and I choose Rotterdam. The campus is offering everything and Rotterdam is really close to lots of cities."

Umberto Suraci

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 2013 - 2014

Erasmus University Rotterdam 2014 - 2015

Application Process for Double degrees at other universities

The admissions process for the double degrees is carried out while enrolled in an ESADE MSc in Management Programme.

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This programme is exclusively for students with an excellent academic transcript. Selection criteria give preference to students' average marks in core courses.

 

> Online application: around February

> Online confirmation: around March

> Reconfirmation: around March (payment of reservation fee)

> Programme fee: €16,200

 

 

Please note that if you have previously applied to an ESADE partner school you are not eligible to take the double degree programme. Partner universities have the right to reject candidates.

 

ESADE can request a preliminary check with the desired partner school about admission requirements.

 

If you are in doubt about fulfilling your admission requirements to a certain Partner school, please contact Double Degree Programme Manager.

Information on admission requirements for individual universities

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi


Master's programmes in English:

> International Management

> Management

> Marketing Management

> Finance

> Business Analytics

 

 

Masters programmes in Italian:

> General Management

> Marketing Management

 

Requirements:

 

> English C1 (BEC Higher, ICFE, ILEC, TOEFL (100 IBT), IELTS, CPE, CAE. If you are a native English speaker, you will have to choose French, German or Spanish (exit level B2 or C1) AND Italian.

 

> Italian A2 - to be achieved before finalising the Master. Bocconi offers an Italian summer course for all students with a knowledge of Italian below the A2 level (registration fee €160). If you are a native Italian speaker you can choose French, German or Spanish (exit level B1 or B2).

 

> Students with an Italian Bachelors degree cannot apply for Bocconi's Double Degree programmes.

 

> One Masters degree project for both institutions.

Erasmus University Rotterdam


Masters programmes:

> MSc Accounting & Financial Management
> MSc Business Information Management
> MSc Global Business & Stakeholder Management
> MSc Human Resource Management
> MSc Management of Innovation
> MSc Marketing Management
> MSc Organizational Change & Consulting
> MSc Strategic Management
> MSc in Finance & Investments
> MSc in Supply Chain Management  

 

Requirements:

 

> Students must have completed a Bachelor degree with a minimum of 60 ECTS in qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics and advanced courses in business administration and information management or management, business, human resources modules, depending on which Master’s programme they are applying to. 

 

> RSM only accepts students who have completed their bachelor studies in an accredited research university.

 

> For applicants with a Bachelor degree from the People's Republic of China, please note that RSM accepts degrees issued by a so-called "Project 211 university" (211), initiated by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. They also accept degrees issued from a selected group of Chinese universities outside the Project 211 list.

 

> GPA equivalent to 7 out 10 in the Dutch education system.

 

> GMAT minimum score of 600.

University of St Gallen


Masters programmes in English

> Accounting and Finance
> Banking and Finance
> Economics
> Marketing, Service and Communication Management 
> Strategy and International Management (SIM)
> Quantitative Economics and Finance

 

Master's programmes in German

> Accounting and Finance
> Business Innovation
> Business Management
> Economics 
> Marketing, Services and Communication Management

 

Requirements:

 

> One Master's degree project for both institutions.

 

> St Gallen does not accept Swiss nationals.

 

> St Gallen does not accept Swiss, Liechtenstein, German or Austrian nationals or native German speakers for their SIM programme.

 

> Students must have completed a Bachelor degree in an Accredited Research University, preferably in business related programmes.

 

> Students with non-business backgrounds must have completed a minimum of 40 ECTS in core business courses.

 

English C1/C2 (100 TOEFL, 7.0 IELTS, Cambridge Proficiency - C or above, Cambridge Advanced - B or above).

For programmes in German: German C1 (commercial exam)

HEC Paris


Masters programmes in English:
> Finance 
> Managerial and Financial Economics 
> Marketing
> International Business 

 

Masters programmes in French:
> Entrepreneurship 
> Strategy & Media 

 

Requirements:

 

For Masters programmes in English

 

English C1 (100 TOEFL, 7.0 IELTS)
French B1 - to be achieved before obtaining the Masters degree.

 

For programmes in French

 

French C1 (Diplôme de Français des Affaires (DFA 2) at C1 level and other commercial tests).

> HEC does not accept students with French nationality or students who completed their BAC in France.
> One Masters degree project for both institutions.
> HEC only accepts students who have completed their undergraduate degrees at ESADE, due to legislative changes regarding Grand École degrees.

 

Fundaçao Getulio Vargas


Masters programmes

 

Master in International Management

 

Requirements:

 

> English C1 or higher (TOEFL 100+, IELTS 7.0+, TOEIC 900+ or Cambridge Advanced with a B or higher).

 

> Bachelor's degree in business, administration, management or similar.

 

> Students who hold a Bachelor degree from another university must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above and a GMAT score of 650 or higher.

 

> One Masters degree project for both institutions.
 

Aalto University


Masters programme

> International Design and Business Management IDBM

 

ESADE Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MIE) students have the opportunity to join the 1st year of the IDBM programme at Aalto University in Helsinki (Finland), extending their studies by a further year and enjoying a new international experience. Choose this option and you can achieve a prestigious double Masters from both ESADE and Aalto by presenting their IDBM Masters Thesis at our Finnish partner school (60 ECTS).

 

The Masters degree project carried out during the ESADE MIE programme (10 ECTS) will serve as the preparatory work for the Aalto IDBM - Masters Thesis (30 ECTS)
 

 

Requirements:

 

Aalto requires official English proficiency certificate and the following certificates are accepted:

 

> IELTS (Academic IELTS only): Overall Band Score: 6.5 and Writing Band Score: 5.5 

 

> Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A): Total score: 59 and Writing score: 50

 

> TOEFL (IBT = Internet Based Test, PBT = Paper Based Test) - Total score: 92 (IBT), 580 (PBT) and Writing score: 22 (IBT), 4.0 (PBT)

 

> CAE/CPE (CAE = Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, CPE = Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) - Grades A, B, C

 

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE results are valid for two years starting from the test date. Thus the oldest acceptable test date during the 2018 application period is 15 December 2018. The CAE and CPE results do not have an expiration date.

 

A language-proficiency test is not required from the following applicants whose higher education degree and the requisite studies have been taken at:

 

> A university or a polytechnic (University of Applied Sciences, ammattikorkeakoulu) in Finland in Finnish, Swedish or English.

 

> A university or a polytechnic univeristy in an EU/EEA country in English. In this case, the whole degree must be completed in English. The language of the degree must be stated in the degree certificate or its appendix, or in the transcript of records or other official documents, such as the diploma supplement, issued by the higher education institution in question.

 

> An English-medium programme requiring physical on-site presence at a university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.

 

> If the degree includes studies at other institution, the studies must also have been taken in English in a country and institution where the completed studies exempt the student from taking an English language test. However, this does not apply to degree studies completed during a student exchange.

Queen's School of Business


Masters programmes:

Master of Global Management

 

Requirements:

 

> English C1 or higher (TOEFL 88)

> Two Masters degree projects are required: A group project at Queen's and an individual project at ESADE.