Learning by doing in the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law

From day one, the Double Degree will immerse you in the everyday world of legal and business professionals, thanks to its practical and experiential methodology. Designed in collaboration with companies and law firms, this methodology helps you develop the skills and competencies that will set you apart. On completion of the course, you’ll have precisely the professional profile and work habits that companies and law firms are looking for.

To help you hone your knowledge and acquire experience, the programme also includes professional internships at top destinations in Spain and abroad.


ESADE’s BBA recognised for its innovation and educational quality


Learning by doing, Jaume Vicens Vives Award
For the programme’s focus on developing the competencies and skills students need to undertake their professional activity.



You’ll interact continually with your classmates and professors while working on all sorts of advanced topics in law and management.
During class, you’ll debate and solve real-life legal and business cases involving leading companies such as Wal-Mart and Zara-Inditex, as well as cases of current interest (such as Volkswagen, whose environmental scandal has been in the news since autumn 2015). You’ll analyse the situation and discuss possible solutions, applying knowledge acquired in class.
You’ll learn how to efficiently search for information, manage your sources, and decide what information is essential for making a business decision or mounting a legal defence.
At ESADE, we encourage teamwork – the usual system of work in the professional world. You’ll learn to work in a group toward a common objective.
ESADE has a simulated courtroom equipped with a recording system like the ones used in real-life courts. You’ll be able to watch – and simulate – pretrial hearings and trial proceedings in a variety of cases: divorces, adoptions, fraud, layoffs, industrial espionage, corruption, etc.
At ESADE, you’ll experience the usual business management decision-making process. These decisions have an impact on the various departments and on the company’s bottom line, so you will have to make new decisions, respond to shareholders, etc. In many cases, the simulation will put you in a highly specific situation: How should your company be restructured? How should another company be absorbed? How should your company enter a new market?
You’ll have the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial spirit by creating a business plan.
Over the course of the programme, you’ll work on fundamental skills and competencies that every executive or lawyer needs today: communication, public speaking, leadership, negotiation, innovation, social responsibility, etc.


Student First is ESADE’s new educational methodology, in which students play an active role in creating knowledge and participating in a collective learning process. One of the major differences with respect to traditional methods is that you must come to class having prepared the topic of discussion ahead of time. This approach, known as flipped learning, divides learning into three phases:

1. Pre-class preparation

read, research or view multimedia content on the basics of the topic to be discussed.


2. In-class work

share the knowledge you’ve acquired with your classmates and the instructor by debating, reflecting, and solving cases, challenges and projects.


3. After class

deepen your understanding, reflect further and apply the acquired concepts in other areas.

Advantages of the Student First system



By playing an active role in the process, you internalise the knowledge in a more natural way.


By the time you go to class, you have already identified your doubts and the aspects that you find most complex, so you can share them and solve them more easily.


Classes are more enriching: you focus on applying knowledge and you receive input not only from the instructor but from all your classmates.


It prepares you for the future: you learn to apply theory in different circumstances and to work collaboratively.


You become more open to learning new things.