Learning by Doing

Practical training and experiential learning

The Bachelor of Business Administration is based on an innovative methodology that is closely linked to the business world. It combines rigorous academic training with ESADE’s characteristic brand of intense experiential learning, which will immerse you in the everyday reality of business and help you stand out in the future. During this programme, you’ll develop a highly sought-after professional profile and work methods.

  • Solving real-life case studies

    In class, you will discuss real-life problems faced by real companies. You will analyse situations and argue for possible solutions, in some cases pitching your ideas directly to the company’s directors.

  • Individual study and research projects

    Individual work plays a very important role in the learning process, especially during the first year. The research projects will allow you to delve deeper into topics that interest you, manage multiple sources of information and develop your own discourse.

  • Teamwork

    Starting in the second year, you will spend more time on teamwork: you’ll familiarise yourself with the work system used by most organisations, wherein each person has their own responsibilities and everyone works together towards a common goal.

  • Management simulations: you are the decision-maker

    At ESADE, you’ll experience the decision-making process used most frequently in business management. These decisions have an impact on the various departments and on the company’s bottom line, so you will have to make new decisions, respond to shareholders, etc.

  • Business creation: develop your startup

    You’ll have the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial spirit by creating a business plan.

  • Developing competencies

    Over the course of the programme, you’ll work on fundamental skills and competencies that every executive needs today: communication, leadership, negotiation, innovation, social responsibility, etc.

Education beyond the classroom


Competitions and business games

Each year, big-name Spanish and international companies organise competitions and challenges for students in the BBA. These events will give you the opportunity to address real-life business cases, which you and your teammates will have to solve. You will then be asked to present your results to high-profile business executives.

These competitions include the L’Oréal Marketing Award, the e-Strat Challenge, the Repsol Challenge, Trust Danone and Innovation Quest, so you’ll experience the thrill and motivation of working for renowned companies.


Outdoor experiences

At ESADE, activities held outside the classroom allow you to absorb the course content in different ways. Company tours, outdoor activities, lectures and gatherings with high-profile businesspeople, activities organised by associations, TEDxESADE, etc. – starting in the second year, these experiences become a regular part of the programme.


Rambla of Innovation

The Rambla of Innovation is a learning ecosystem that combines education with innovation and experimentation. It consists of five thematic spaces on the Sant Cugat campus, where students in the Bachelor of Business Administration can participate in various initiatives and activities: the idea-generation processes, the creation of new products and services, the development and launch of your own business projects, and even 3D-printing the product of the future. Living is the new learning!