Put all your business knowledge into practice and go beyond the typical case study and the classroom to new challenges. Three options to implement your ideas in a corporate setting and work with multidisciplinary teams on exciting real life projects.


Working with companies based on our very own innovative campus, students can use their newly-acquired knowledge in solving business challenges for startup companies.

Challenge Business Innovation

A project in collaboration with CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research. The world’s most advanced technology, ESADE MBAs, engineers and designers come together to unearth and solve social issues, to make a real impact on society.

Other Challenges
Our curriculum already includes our Real World Challenges as part of your day-to-day study, but ESADE also offers a range of hands-on challenges.
C4BI – Creativity for Business Innovation

ESADE has joined forces with world-famous chef Ferran Adrià’s ElBulliFoundation, – which fosters innovation through ElBulliLab to promote a management tool that can help businesses increase their efficiency and creative longevity through innovation. The aim of this pioneering agreement is to apply creative process auditing, a groundbreaking method developed at ElBulli, to implement in business environments. The first year has been a resounding success, with several MBA and MSc teams pitching their proposals to a board of ESADE experts and Adrià himself on our Sant Cugat Campus.


Follow the process from start to finish with this Storify feed and this video:

Case competitions

Take part in competitions relating to a business area that interests you, putting your knowledge into practice in real business challenges faced by companies. Invaluable teamwork, putting your project management and consultancy skills to good use!

Some examples of case competitions: 

Private Equity Case
Competition in Rotterdam
   Sports Business Case   
   in Germany   
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