Please note that we will only begin processing your application once all steps have been completed and all documentation has been submitted to the MBA Admissions Office.
On-line Application Form
Candidates must submit a completed on-line application form.
Please note that no application forms will be accepted by post or email.
You will be asked to register and may save your Application Form to submit it at a later date.
Your completed application form will be used to gauge your potential for professional impact and your personal motivation.
Please note that after completing your on-line application form, you will need to access the portal again in order to submit the following required documentation.
All applicants must take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Official GMAT and GRE scores must be sent to ESADE Business School (GMAT official code: ESADE 93M-3K-60; GRE official code: 5761).
While we do not have a minimum GMAT score required for admission, our average class scores are 660 (GMAT) and 160/162 (GRE). Your GMAT and GRE scores are used in conjunction with official transcripts to gauge superior academic capacity.
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Official Academic Certificates
Academic certificates (transcripts and / or undergraduate degree)
One of the basic prerequisites for applying for the MBA programme is an undergraduate degree equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree. Applicants are required to submit official university transcripts and diploma (if the degree granted is not shown on the transcripts). These certificates must be issued in the original language. Any documents which are not in Catalan, Spanish or English must be submitted with an official translation into one of these languages.
Scanned copies can be accepted during the admissions process.
Admitted candidates will be required to send originals or certified copies of the transcripts and diploma. In order to obtain the official university degree of Master in Business Administration (MBA) these documents must meet the requirements detailed in this document, which also includes the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
All participants must have substantial knowledge of English: native English speaker or minimum score of TOEFL (IBT 100 or CBT 250), IELTS (7.0, Academic test), Cambridge (Proficiency) or Academic Pearson (68).
ESADE only accepts official TOEFL scores send directly to ESADE from ETS. Our institution code is 0884. Cambridge and IELTS certificates are also accepted and must be originals or certified true copies.
If you are a native English speaker or you have completed your Bachelor's Degree in English, you may be exempt from the requirement to take a language test. If your bachelor degree was taught entirely in English (+ 120ECTS), please send us a certificate from your university (i.e., diploma supplement) stating the language of instruction.
The submission of two recommendation letters is required as part of the application process. These can be from professional and/or academic referees, although we recommend that both be from professional sources. Your recommendation letters will be used to evaluate global mindset and personal motivation.
You will need to introduce your referees' information in your on-line application form and they will be automatically required to fill in an on-line recommendation letter.
Photos (submitted in the on-line application form)
Recent passport-sized photograph with white background (i.e., CV/resume picture).
Maximum file size: 50 kb
Passport (submitted in the on-line application form)
Spanish citizens will need to upload copy of their identity card. As for EU and non-EU nationals, copy of passport is required.
In order to process your application, the €135 application fee must be paid by credit card at the end of the on-line application. Please note that no cheques or wire transfers will be accepted and that this fee is non-refundable.