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Women in the MBA

No Glass Ceilings. No Uncrossable Lines. No Limits.

At ESADE, we are committed to building a business world where no areas are off-limits: we want more women on boards of directors, creating start-ups, making decisions, and leading teams, departments and companies. And we want you to be one of them. So go ahead, join ESADE and make it happen.

The best MBA in Europe for women

Our programmes are committed to gender diversity. That’s how we reached the top of the Financial Times list of the Top50 MBAs for women: #1 in Europe & #11 worldwide.

This ranking takes into account ​​the opinion of female MBA graduates and the percentage of women in the programme, on the teaching staff and on the management team.

See our female class profile


ESADE Business School is part of Forté, a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools dedicated to empowering future women leaders. As an official Forté partner, ESADE helps you launch your career in a range of ways:

FORTÉ FELLOWS: At ESADE we select a number of Forté Fellows each year who will receive a Scholarship of up to $20,000 and very competitive advantages. Last year +10 Forté Fellows were awarded at ESADE Business School. Learn more here.

EVENTS: Forté events connect you with career decision makers and influencers such as admissions professionals, corporate recruiters, and women business leaders. More info here.

FEE-FREE ADMISSIONForté MBALaunch participants pay no admission fees for the MBA.

Scholarships for women

Attracting female talent is essential for us. That’s why we offer scholarships covering up to 50% of the cost to professionals who commit to:
- Fostering the collaborative spirit of ESADE.
- Joining the Women in Business Club to promote the role of women in leadership positions.
- And promoting ESADE’s new campaign for the Full-Time MBA: Cross the Line.

Apply for your place in the Full-Time MBA: together we will demonstrate that no areas are off-limits to women.


Women Mentorship Programme

Volunteers from the ESADE Women in Business Club present ‘Women Mentorship Programme’ – a mentoring and support system for new MBA prospects and applicants. Get answers, support and the benefit of their ESADE experiences.

Ask our advice! Feel free to contact one of our volunteers and get insider tips about the ESADE MBA.

Women in Business Club

At ESADE, we encourage our female students and participants to be as active as possible, lighting a path for others to follow. The Women in Business Club was created by a group of pioneering female ESADE students and goes from strength to strength, offering support, guidance and insight to women leaders of today and tomorrow.  

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