Practical training

Practical training

From the very outset, studying at ESADE is like being immersed in your future daily professional life

You will learn to cope and improve as a professional and as a manager, because you will put your theoretical knowledge into practice, discuss real situations, solve case studies, carry out management simulations, etc.

From the first academic year of your Bachelor programme, ESADE is going to be with you throughout your training process through reception sessions, support based on the tutorial action plan and later on by helping you develop your academic and professional skills.
During the month of July voluntary revision seminars on accountancy, mathematical reasoning and English are offered. In the first week of the academic year several introductory days for new students are organized enabling them to engage with the work dynamic of their new studies, get to know the environment, and meet one another. These introductory days also aim for the students to get to know the institution’s values, its curriculum and the internal regulations.
The tutorial programme for first year BBA students was launched in the academic year 2008-09 with the beginning of the Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA pursuing two basic strategic aims: reduce the drop-out rate, and improve the academic performance as well as the adjustment of the first year students.

The tutorial programme has a very high impact on the experience of the programme for students at the beginning of their BBA studies. This monitoring and personalised support is intended to give students guidance so they successfully meet the demands of the first academic year, both from an academic point of view (academic results) as well as from a personal point of view (adaptation to ESADE, time management and study planning, personal growth, stress management, etc).
In line with ESADE's model of competences and skills, you will be trained in a total of 20 competences, which include decision-making, negotiation, teamwork, strategic thinking and communication. This training allows students to respond increasingly well to the needs of today's business management such as leadership, innovation, the global perspective, knowledge management and diversity management

The methodologies used in the ESADE BBA include:

  • Active classes
  • The study and discussion of real cases
  • Continuous assessment
  • Management simulation, business start-up projects and business games
  • Internships in international organisations
  • Research work
  • Personal study and group work
  • Skills seminars

Did you know...?

The ESADE BBA has been awarded the Jaume Vicens Vives award for innovation and programme quality.

ESADE has received this distinction based on teaching methodology, focused on the development of competencies, ensuring students have the necessary tools to make a real professional impact.



ESADE's methodology brings students closer to the real and practical functioning of the world of business and helps us develop our management skills and become aware of the impact that our actions can have on society.
Practicas solidarias Carlos Pérez
LIC & MBA alumni
(Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria, Spain)


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.