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Who We Are Looking For?

Admissions Requirements

1. A bachelor's degree or equivalent

Before beginning the Esade MBA, you must have been awarded an undergraduate degree entitling you to undertake postgraduate studies in the degree-granting country. Find out more about this admission requirement here.

2. Fluency in English

You must have one of the following English language certificates:


TOEFL: +100 (ESADE’s code is 0884)

IELTS: 7.0 Academic test

Certificate in Advanced English: B+

Certificate of Proficiency in English: C+

Academic Pearson: +68 


If your English certification does not meet the minimum required, the admissions committee may make a final decision regarding your level in your interview.

Native English speakers and candidates who have completed their bachelor's degree entirely in English are exempt from this requirement. If your bachelor's degree was taught entirely in English (at least 120ECTS), please send us a Diploma Supplement or certification from the university.


Note: Language test scores are only valid for two years.

3. A minimum of 2 years' full-time professional experience post graduation

Peer-to-peer learning is an essential part of the Esade full-time MBA.
That's why everyone on the programme, like you, will have a minimum of two years' professional experience. Together you can share your insights and your perspectives from different business sectors, functions and cultures, creating a richer, more diverse programme based on real-world experience.

4. A high score in the GMAT or GRE exam

All applicants must take the GMAT or the GRE test. There is no minimum score required for admission. However, the current average scores are 660 for the GMAT test and 160/162 for the GRE test.


Official GMAT or GRE scores must be sent to Esade using the following codes:   

· GMAT: 93M-3K-60

· GRE: 5761


Note: GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years. 

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