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International students


  • 3,697

    International students enrolled in all programmes

  • 104

    Countries of origin

* Figures for the 2017-2018 academic year

International academic partners

Business School

41 Countries · 116 Academic Partners

  • Europe

    20 Countries
    31 Academic Partners

    Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna (Austria)
    Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut d’Administration et de Gestion, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
    Prague University of Economics, Prague (Czech Republic)
    Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Aalto University Business School, Helsinki (Finland)
    HEC School of Management, Paris (France)
    SciencesPo, Paris (France)
    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt (Germany)
    Universität zu Köln, WisoFakultät, Cologne (Germany)
    WHU–Koblenz, Otto-Beisheim Graduate School, Vallendar (Germany)
    Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest (Hungary)
    Reykjavik University, Reykjavik (Iceland)
    University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin (Ireland)
    University College Dublin, Lochlann Quinn Schoof of Business, Dublin (Ireland)
    Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, SDA Bocconi, Milano (Italy)
    BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo (Norway)
    Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen (Norway)
    Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Warsaw (Poland)
    Universidade Catolica Portuguesa – FCEE, Lisbon (Portugal)
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)
    Saint Petersburg State University, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg (Russia)
    Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Universität St. Gallen, Graduate School for Business Administration, Economics, Law and Social Sciences, St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Erasmus Universiteit – Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    Koç University, Istambul (Turkey)
    City University of London, Cass Business School, London (United Kingdom)
    Imperial College Business School, London (United Kingdom)
    London Business School, London (United Kingdom)
    London School of Economics and Political Science, London (United Kingdom)
    The University of Manchester, The Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester (United Kingdom)
    University of Edinburgh, Management School and Economics, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
    The University of Warwick, Warwick Business School, Coventry (United Kingdom)

  • North America

    2 Countries
    37 Academic Partners

    École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montreal, Montréal, Quebec (Canada)
    McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Manageement, Montréal, Quebec (Canada)
    Queen's University, Queen's School of Business, Kingston, Ontario (Canada)
    University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
    University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario (Canada)
    York University, Schulich School of Business, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
    Babson College, Babson Park, Wellesley, Massachusetts (United States)
    Bentley University, Whatlham, Massachusetts (United States)
    Boston College, Carroll School of Management, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (United States)
    Carneggie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States)
    Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Ithaca, New York (United States)
    Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Dyson School, Ithaca, New York (United States)
    Darmouth College, Amos Tuck School of Business at Darmouth, Hanover, New Heaven (United States)
    Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, Durham, North Carolina (United States)
    Emory University, Roberto C. Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, Georgia (United States)
    Fordham University, Graduate School of Business, New York (United States)
    Georgetown University, The McDonough School of Business, Washington DC (United States)
    Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana (United States)
    Loyola University, Joseph A. Butt, S. J. College of Business Administration, Louisiana, New Orleans (United States)
    New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York (United States)
    Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Illinois (United States)
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management and Technology, Troy, New York (United States)
    University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Berkeley, California (United States)
    University of California Los Angeles, (UCLA), The John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, Los Angeles, California (United States)
    University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago, Illinois (United States)
    University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, Gainesville, Florida (United States)
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Commerce and Business Administration, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (United States)
    University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)
    University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (United States)
    University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)
    University of Richmond, Robins School of Business, Richmond, Virginia (United States)
    University of San Diego, School of Business Administration, California (United States)
    University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, California (United States)
    University of Southern Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business, Columbia, South Carolina (United States)
    University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas (United States)
    University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia (United States)
    University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, Charlottesville, Virginia (United States)
    Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business, St. Louis, Missouri (United States)

  • Oceania

    2 Countries
    6 Academic Partners

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne (Australia)
    University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School, Melbourne (Australia)
    SP Jain School of Global Management, Sydney (Australia)
    University of New South Wales, Australian School of Business, Sydney (Australia)
    University of Sydney, Business School, Sydney (Australia)
    University of Otago, School of Business, Dunedin (New Zealand)

  • Africa

    1 Country
    1 Academic Partners

    University of Cape Town, The Graduate School of Business, Cape Town (South Africa)

  • Latin America

    5 Countries
    8 Academic Partners

    Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (EAESP), São Paulo (Brazil)
    Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola Brasilera de Administração Publica e de Empresas (EBAPE), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Escuela de Administración, Santiago de Chile (Chile)
    Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Escuela de Negocios, Valparaíso (Chile)
    Universidad de los Andes, School of Management, Bogotá (Colombia)
    INCAE Business School, Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
    Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership (EGADE), Monterrey (México)
    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), México D.F. (México)

  • Asia

    8 Countries
    30 Academic Partners

    China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai (China)
    Chinese University of  Hong-Kong, Faculty of Business Administration, Hong Kong (China)
    Chinese University of Hong Kong at Shenzhen Shenzhen (China)
    City University of Hong Kong, College of Business, Hong Kong (China)
    Fudan University, Fudan School of Management, Shanghai (China)
    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HKUST Business School, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)
    Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, Beijing (China)
    Shanghai Jia Tong University, Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai (China)
    Sun Yat-Sen University, Lignan University College, Guangzhou (China)
    The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business & Economics, Hong Kong (China)
    Tongji University, School of Economics and Management, Shanghai (China)
    Tsinghua University, School of Economics & Management, Beijing (China)
    Zhejiang University, School of Management, Hangzhou (China)
    Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad  (IIMA), Ahmedabad  (India)
    Indian Institute of Management at Bagalore (IIMB), Bangalore (India)
    Indian Institute of Management at Calcutta, Calcutta (India)
    Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad (India)
    XLRI - School of Business & Human Resources, Jamshedpur (India)
    Hitotsubashi University,Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Tokyo (Japan)
    International University of Japan, Graduate School of International Management, Niigata (Japan)
    Keio University, Keio Business School, Tokyo (Japan)
    Yonsei University, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul (Korea)
    Korea University Business School (KUBS), Seoul (Korea)
    Asian Institute of Management, Manila (Philippines)
    Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School, Singapore (Singapore)
    National University of Singapore, NUS Business School, Singapore (Singapore)
    Singapore Management University (SMU), Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore (Singapore)
    National Chengchi University, College of Commerce, Taipei (Taiwan)
    National Taiwan University, College of Management, Taipei (Taiwan)
    Thammasat University, Thammasat Business School, Bangkok (Thailand)

  • Middle East

    3 Countries
    3 Academic Partners

    The American University in Cairo, School of Business, Cairo (Egypt)
    Tel-Aviv University, Coller School of Management, Tel-Aviv (Israel)
    Kuwait University, College of Business Administration, Kuwait (Kuwait)

Law School

30 Countries · 69 Academic Partners

  • Europe

    15 Countries
    31 Academic Partners

    Universität Graz, Graz (Austria)
    WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna (Austria)
    Université Catholique de Louvain, Faculté de Droit et de Criminologie, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
    University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law, Copenhagen (Denmark)
    University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law, Helsinki (Finland)
    Université de Montpellier, Montpellier (France)
    Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France)
    Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Paris (France)
    Université Paris Est Cretéil, Créteil (France)
    SciencesPo – Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Paris, Reims, Menton, Le Havre (France)
    Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (Germany)
    Universität Freie Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
    Universität Greifswald, Greifswald (Germany)
    Trinity College Dublin, School of Law, Dublin (Ireland)
    Università C. L. Bocconi, Milano (Italy)
    Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
    Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Roma (Italy)
    University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Law, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
    Maastricht University – Faculty of Law, Maastricht (The Netherlands)
    University of Oslo - Faculty of Law, Oslo (Norway)
    Universidad de Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Faculdade de Direito, Lisbon (Portugal)
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Universität Bern, Bern (Switzerland)
    Universität Fribourg, Fribourg (Switzerland)
    University of St. Gallen - Faculty of Law, St. Gallen (Switzerland)
    Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), Georgetown Law, London (United Kingdom)
    The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Law School, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
    ICADE (Univ. Pont. Comillas), Madrid (Spain)
    Deusto, Bilbao (Spain)

  • North America

    2 Countries
    17 Academic Partners

    American University - Washington College of Law, Washington (United States)
    Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York (United States)
    Boston College Law School, Newton (United States)
    Columbia Law School, New York (United States)
    Cornell - Law School, Ithaca (United States)
    Duke - Law School, Durham (United States)
    Fordham University School of Law, New York (United States)
    Georgetown Law, Washington (United States)
    Indiana University - School of Law, Bloomington (United States)
    Tulane University -  Law School, New Orleans (United States)
    University at Buffalo, Buffalo (United States)
    University of Miami School of Law, Miami (United States)
    University of Minnesota - Law School, Minneapolis (United States)
    University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia (United States)
    University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego (United States)
    Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Kingston (Canada)
    University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law, London (Canada)

  • Oceania

    1 Country
    2 Academic Partners

    Melbourne Law School, Melbourne (Australia)
    University New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)

  • Latin America

    6 Countries
    9 Academic Partners

    Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Derecho, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Fundação Getulio Vargas - Escola de Direito de São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Fundação Getulio Vargas - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Universidade de São Paulo - Facultade de Direito, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Derecho, Santiago de Chile (Chile)
    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas, Bogotá (Colombia)
    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia)
    ITESM Monterrey Santa Fé, Monterrey, Puebla, Morelia, Chihuaha, Ciudad de México, Estado de México, Guadalajara, Saltillo, San Luis Potosí, Toluca (Mexico)
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Lima (Peru)

  • Asia

    5 Countries
    9 Academic Partners

    Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, Beijing (China)
    China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing (China)
    Fudan University Law School, Shanghai (China)
    Peking University Law School, Beijing (China)
    Peking University, School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen (China)
    Jindal Global University, Sonipat (India)
    Yonsei Law School, Seoul (Korea)
    Singapore Management University, School of Law, Singapore (Singapore)
    Taiwan National University, School of Law, Taipei (Taiwan)

  • Middle East

    1 Countries
    1 Academic Partner

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel)

International associations

Thanks to its membership in the leading global international associations, ESADE offers great exchange opportunities for students and faculty, as well as opportunities for joint research projects.

  • AACSB International

    The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • AMBA

    The Association of MBAs

  • BALAS

    Business Association of Latin American Studies

  • CEMS

    The Global Alliance in Management Education

  • CLADEA

    Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración

  • CTLS

    Center for Transnational Legal Studies

  • EDAMBA

    European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration

  • EFMD

    European Foundation for Management Development

  • ELFA

    European Law Faculties Association

  • EMBAC

    Executive MBA Council

  • GBSN

    Global Business School Network

  • GMAC

    Graduate Management Admission Council

  • IAJBS

    International Association of Jesuit Business Schools

  • IALS

    International Association of Law Schools

  • IBA

    International Bar Association

  • PIM

    Partnership in International Management

  • PRME

    Principles for Responsible Management Education

  • SCIENCE|BUSINESS

    Innovation intelligence and networking

  • SIGMA

    Societal Impact & Global Management Alliance

  • THEMIS

    The Joint Certificate in
    International and Business Law

  • UNICON

    International University
    Consortium for Executive Education

International accreditations

European Quality Improvement System

In 1988 ESADE became the first business school in Spain and one of the first in Europe to receive this accreditation granted by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). ESADE has consistently renewed its accreditation every five years (2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018).

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

In 2001, ESADE became the first Spanish business school and the seventh in Europe to receive this accreditation for its undergraduate, Master’s and PhD programmes granted by AACSB International. ESADE renewed this accreditation in 2006, 2011 and 2016.

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Association of MBAs

ESADE’s MBA programmes have had this accreditation since 1994, renewing it in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.

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