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Everything you need to know

This is one of the most advanced an innovative Executive MBA programmes in the world. Discover all the requirements, the admissions process and funding options, including sponsorships. Change is within reach.

Admissions Requirements

  • Proof of a minimum of 4-years’ work experience (full time)
  • Advanced English
  • University Degree

Admissions process

During the Executive MBA admissions process, we assess each candidate separately, taking into account their individual merits, their professional background and test results when evaluating their application.


Admissions Application

The process begins once you have completed the online admissions form and have paid your admissions processing fee of €135 in full.

At this stage, you must include:

• Your CV

• One passport-sized photograph

Required Documentation

In addition to your online admission form, you should send the following documents
to your Admissions contact:

• Photocopy of your ID card and/or passport.

• Official university certificate (if the certificate is from outside of Spain, it should be authenticated
and translated into either Spanish or English)

• Reference letter from your company or ESADE executive/graduate.

Admissions test and English examination score

As part of the admissions process, all applicants to the Executive MBA Programme are required to take the ESADE Admissions Test or submit scores from one of three standardized tests: EA Executive Assessment, GMAT, or GRE.

Participants must take an English test at ESADE, or be able to provide official certification taken a maximum of 2 years prior to applying for the EMBA programme. Certifications and minimum scores accepted:  TOEFL: 95 / TOEIC: 850 / IELTS: 6.5 / CAE: C.

Personal interview with ESADE’s Admissions Committee

ESADE Admission Test (TAE)

  • What is it?

    ESADE’s EMBA Admission Test (TAE) is an exam based on your mathematical knowledge (calculus) and verbal reasoning, and is conducted in either Spanish or English.  This test must be taken by any candidates that do not take the GMAT examination, for whatever reason.

  • Requirements

    To be permitted to take the test, candidates must have submitted their application to the programme and have paid the admission fee. (€135). The test results are valid for up to 2 years.

  • How to Prepare

    We recommend you use specialised GMAT books and websites as you prepare for your TAE test:


    GMAT: www.mba.com and Prep4Gmat App
    GRE: www.ets.org/gre

Upcoming ESADE Admission Tests

In Madrid

26th October
16th, 23rd & 30th November
14th & 21st December

The test will take place from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

ESADE Business School
Mateo Inurria, 25-27
28036 Madrid

In Barcelona

25th* & 26th October
8th, 9th, 16th, 21st*, 23rd, 29th & 30th November
3rd*, 13th*, 14th, 19th* & 20th December
10th*, 11th, 17th*, 18th, 24th* & 25th January
6th*, 7th* & 8th February

The test will take place from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
On the dates marked with an asterisk, the test will take place from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

ESADE Business School
Av. Esplugues 92-96
08034 Barcelona

Contact us

Campus Barcelona

Judith Puigbó 

Avda. Esplugues, 92-96
Tel. 932 806 162

Campus Madrid

Marta Janulewicz

Calle Mateo Inurria, 25-27
Tel. 913 597 714

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