International nature

Open to the world

The desire for international scope has been present in ESADE’s vision, values and strategy for over three decades.

The quality of the programmes offered by ESADE has been widely acknowledged at an international level, as demonstrated by the fact that it is the first Spanish school to have been awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in this sector (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). The international dimension is currently present in all aspects of ES ADE’s academic and institutional life: Its teaching programmes; its students; its faculty and administrative & services staff (PAS); its research; relations with alumni, companies and academic partners; the composition of its governing bodies.

As a result of this long process, ESADE is now a worldclass business school, which is consistently at the top of international rankings compiled by prestigious publications (BusinessWeek, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal). However, the growing globalisation of management training, especially in postgraduates and executive education, creates new challenges for ESADE. These can be divided into three main categories: the challenge of making full use of the opportunities derived from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA); the challenge of having a global presence; the challenge of constituting a global brand.


The scope of ESADE is fully international. This reality is demonstrated in all areas of the institution:

1,442 international students enrolled

Students from 89 countries

8,000+ alumni living and working in 114 countries

Agreements, networks and international alliances

Presence in the most prestigious rankings

Awarded the three most prestigious international business school quality accreditations; the 'triple crown'