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Enhance Your MBA Experience

Esade MBA student clubs offer you the chance to develop leadership and management skills, expand your interests and meet likeminded people. The clubs are divided into two categories:  business and social. Being active in a club is a clear signal to prospective employers that you’re a team player with broad interests, and that you have the drive to follow your passion. All of the clubs are run by students and coordinated by the MBA student association (MBASA).

MBA Student Association

Who we are

The MBASA Board is a student elected body comprising of nine students, and serves as an interactive platform connecting students, faculty, programme management and alumni. We want students to have the best year of their lives, where they build lifelong connections and grow into resonant, inspiring and successful leaders. To achieve this vision we promote, support and empower students in their projects and ideas, to enhance the Esade MBA experience.


MBASA President – Laurie Alvarado
VP Academics, Section A – Lara Iglesias
VP Academics, Section B – Lauren Holmes
VP Academics, Section C – Sarah Schilling
VP Careers Relations – George Nettleton
VP of Budgeting and Club Management – Juhina Elmajdoub
VP Community Events – Daniela Delgado
VP Student & Alumni Connections – Adrienne Archibald
VP Communications & PR – Alicja Fratczak

What do we do

The MBASA provides a platform for students to get more involved. They also connect and help coordinate student clubs, and organize events – be they educational, professional, or social.

Why should you join us

You want to give back to your own immediate community, while developing leadership, teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills. And you want to have fun in the process.

You’ll become the voice of the student community, networking and collaborating with a diverse set of people in the process. As part of MBASA, working closely with the entire Esade ecosystem you will also build a strong network to sustain you throughout your MBA and beyond. Join us, share your ideas and make them happen.

"The MBA Student Association gives all students the chance to become engaged and connected to Esade in a fun and meaningful way. Through MBASA students can join a wide range of clubs to build on the foundations learned in the classroom while also indulging interests outside the academic curriculum. In these clubs students are encouraged to take on leadership roles which enrich their Esade experience and help shape them into future leaders."

Laurie Alvarado

MBASA President

MBASA clubs are divided into two camps: business and social

Business clubs range in focus from tech and media to marketing and consulting and beyond. Social clubs cover a wide diversity of interests from sporting to music to “better halves.”

Business Clubs

Business clubs are managed by the MBASA and leverage their position within ESADE to create learning, networking and exposure opportunities for members. Boards are elected democratically and the election of key positions is often fiercely competitive. Club events provide a good platform for firms who wish to recruit or gain on-campus exposure. Each club has one Associate Director from Career Services assigned to work closely with them.

Social Clubs

Finding the right work/life balance is key during both your MBA and your professional career.

Barcelona has much to offer but you don’t have to go far from campus to find something to stimulate you. Whether you want to give rein to your Latin rhythm, hit the slopes or simply have a good night out with other MBAs and their partners, our Social Clubs have what it takes.

"Esade is all about the collaborative spirit. I wanted to be a part of such a community not just as a student but as part of a board that is able to positively shape all my fellow classmate’s MBA journey. Being the VP of Finance and Club Management, I am able to work with all the clubs to create memorable and valuable experiences for the 2021 MBA class."

Juhina Elmajdoub

VP of Budgeting and Club Management