Programme Content

You decide how long you want your MBA to last, depending on your own professional and personal goals. If you want to get back to work sooner, no problem. But if you want to pack your MBA with all the added extras, then you can stay on for 15 or 18 months and make the experience last a little longer.



Course Subject

1st TERM


   · General Management & Strategy

   · Solving Business Problems

   · International Economics

   · Finance

   · Financial Accounting

   · Business Analytics & Decision Making

   · Organising Human Resources 

   · Communication Skills

2nd TERM


   · Operations Management

   · International Business Strategy

   · Marketing Analytics for Strategic Decision Making

   · Entrepreneurship

   · Creativity

   · Innovation

   · Marketing Strategy

   · Corporate Finance

   · Business, Government & Society

3rd TERM


   · Marketing Planning & Implementation

   · Cost Accounting

   · Managing Ethics & Social Responsibility

   · Technology & Digital Business

   · Negotiation Fundamentals

   · Leadership & Organisational Behaviour

   · Leading Change

   · Business Simulation


In the second part of the Core Programme you can explore in greater depth the areas that interest you most.
  • The wide offer of electives in Advanced Management Topics (worth 24 ECTS) meet the diverse academic and professional needs of ESADE Full-Time MBA participants.
  • The Final Master Project (worth 6 ECTS) is carried out during two weeks in June and it has the format of a Consultancy Project. Students will be divided into groups to work on a challenge that will be assigned by the master project coordinator. The faculty in charge of the master project will guide you during the whole process, providing all the support that you will need.


ELECTIVES    You will have to choose 8 electives from
   a wide offer to complete the Core Programme
24 ECTS   


  You will have acces to a specific website that includes      the necessary resources and tools to help develop            your Consultancy Project.

6 ECTS   


The ESADE MBA offers a huge variety of ways to customize your MBA to fit your objectives and get the most out of your studies. Labs, global study tours, treks and practical business cases all within a programme you can study in 12, 15 or 18 months depending on your goals.

Tutorial Action Plan for University Masters

The support and guidance plan for students is based on the experience of the University Masters currently offered. This plan is offered to all students in these programmes and consists of a series of actions aimed at facilitating students’ integration into ESADE’s educational dynamic and helping them get their bearings in Barcelona.

  • Introductory sessions during welcome week, at which unit directors and members of the programme’s Academic Management team provide specific information about the programmes and about the operation of the school’s various units. 

  • Introductory sessions on ESADE’s various services and resources (digital library and information resources, Career Services, ESADE Alumni, Religious Guidance Service, etc.).

  • Introductory sessions on the various teaching methodologies used in the Master: case studies, teamwork, class presentations, in-company projects.
  • Social activities to build a sense of belonging and identification with the group, with the aim of fostering team spirit. These activities are organised in collaboration with the programme management.
  • Online support provided by the programme management team via the Moodle platform, where students can access information about the various programmes and their contact people.
  • Professional guidance provided by the Career Services team: job placement service, seminars, personalised advice.
  •  One-on-one meetings (by appointment) with the programme’s Academic Director, the Vice-Dean or the unit director.
  • Access to the programme managers by email or in person in order to answer questions or clear up doubts.
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