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Barcelona, Mediterranean Spirit

The programmes are held in Barcelona, an open-minded, Mediterranean city with an active and cosmopolitan population. Due to both its location and character, Barcelona is an important industrial, commercial and business hub. In addition, the city offers a wide range of cultural activities, with numerous art museums, concert venues, theatres and cinemas, organising events all year round.

Barcelona’s geographic location also makes it an attractive destination for sports lovers of all kinds.

Barcelona, where doing busness is a pleasure

Barcelona has become one of Southern Europe´s economic powerhouses due to its geostrategic location and open character. Well known for being a key commercial center and its strong commitment on industrial innovation, advanced services and the new economy, it boasts two of Europe’s major logistical hubs – its port and international airport.

It ranked among one of the best European cities for business, it is considered the best city for workers, is the 3rd best known city for European executives and it absorbs 25% of all Spanish foreign investment. A great spot for innovation and to start new business projects, thousands of Spanish and foreign firms have already set up their H.Q. or branches here.

It's no wonder why two of the top ten European business schools are located in Barcelona. Student life is full of fun and opportunities for development. Studying in Barcelona is synonym for success. For more information about the business city, please visit its official website.


Barcelona offers a wide variety of housing options, ranging from rooms in shared flats with other students or families to residence halls, individual flats, hostels and hotels to suit all tastes.

  • Sarrià Residence Hall

    Located near ESADE’s Barcelona-Pedralbes campus, the Sarrià Residence Hall is a new building custom-built for students, offering multiple study and work areas and an IT room equipped with computers.

  • Roberto de Nobili Residence Hall

    Located on ESADE’s Barcelona-Sant Cugat campus, the Roberto de Nobili Residence Hall is a modern building with large open spaces and almost 180 comfortable single rooms with all the services students need to feel at home.

Estimated living expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Accommodation (shared flat): €400*
Utilities: €80
Groceries: €200
ESADE Cafeteria: €115
Transport: €60
Sports: €45
Misc. Expenses: €300
Monthly Budget: €1,200


*The cost of a shared flat may vary from €300-550 depending on location, room size, etc.

Please bear in mind that this is only a very general estimate, given that how much you spend is up to you and Barcelona can be as inexpensive or costly as your individual tastes dictate.