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Morning classes

October / February

12.200€ / year

In the L4 Diploma in Business, you will build your foundations in business, examine case studies, current events and work on practical tasks.

Diving into the principles of leadership, economics, marketing, and strategy, you will learn how to analyse, problem-solve and communicate your ideas effectively – real-world skills that you will apply all throughout your career.

Study hours: Students are expected to spend 1200 study hours in total, and usually 200 of this is spent on face to face study with tutors.


October – January

Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Guided Learning Hours: 36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse the function of management
  2. Examine the management decision-making process
  3. Use relevant organisational behaviour theory and research to identify factors which influence how individuals behave at work
  4. Discuss techniques used to manage, lead and motivate people in organisations
  5. Understand theories of working in teams
  6. Provide recommendations on appropriate practices that can be used to manage the behaviour of people in the workplace
  7. Understand the impact of incentives and job structure on individual performance

Professional and Academic Communication

Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Guided Learning Hours: 36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Produce written assignments which are appropriately referenced and formatted with effective presentation of qualitative data environment through the development of the business proposal
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the links between theoretical issues and the application and the practicalities of the business
  3. Demonstrate effective presentational skills
  4. Take part in and lead business meetings
  5. Use non-verbal skills and listen effectively

Markets, Prices and Strategy

Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Guided Learning Hours: 36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the basic tools of micro economics and the theories of demand and supply
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic economic models and the measurement of concepts used in the analysis of market structures and pricing strategies in firms and industries
  3. Examine monetary policy and its effect on an economy
  4. Demonstrate ability to use basic economic models to analyze market structures, and the key components of macroeconomics

Mathematics in Business

Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Guided Learning Hours: 36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Solve problems using a variety of mathematical and statistical techniques and concepts
  2. Describe and organize data and use it for forecasting. Apply the laws of probability to a range of scenarios

February – June

Finance for Performance Management

Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Guided Learning Hours: 36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse the use of accounting in organizations and its contribution to performance management
  2. Prepare statements of business performance
  3. Apply and interpret those statements
  4. Use costing information to enhance financial control and decision making
  5. Identify potential sources of finance and assess suitability for business purposes

Understanding Business Organisations

Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Guided Learning Hours: 36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate various types of organizations and their structure
  2. Examine the process of organizational change
  3. Assess the use of communication in organizations
  4. Examine how organizational performance is monitored
  5. Evaluate the use of IT systems on the performance and structure of an organisation

Business Online

Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Guided Learning Hours: 36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse eCommerce business models
  2. Analyse and plan eCommerce B2B and B2C
  3. Evaluate the different forms of online marketplace and their use
  4. Examine the security risks which eCommerce users face and the strategies deployed against these threats
  5. Understand how to plan and implement eCommerce strategies

Strategic Marketing in Action

Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Guided Learning Hours: 36

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the differing nature of customer needs and wants within a chosen marketing environment
  2. Recognize the role of the segmentation, targeting and positioning process in adding value for the consumer and the importance of added value for competitive advantage.
  3. Understand the marketing of products and services
  4. Develop a marketing mix that reflects an appropriate positioning strategy for an organization of their choice
  5. Understand the relationship between sales and marketing
  6. Understand and apply marketing communication


Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas will be awarded by ESEI, though these are also fully recognized and authorized by the Catalan department of education. This ensures that students, parents, teachers and employers worldwide can be confident that qualifications and assessments meet rigorous quality standards.

For students who have completed Level 4 and 5 ESEI diplomas, they will have the opportunity to go on to complete an official bachelor top-up programme (1 year) that will give them a degree in Business and Management with the Univeristy of Anglia Ruskin in the UK, thanks to a pathway partnership between this prestigious university and ESEI. This programme is delivered, administred and issued by ARU, not ESEI.

If students decide to take this pathway, they will receive a valid UK degree, which is recognized and accepted by employers and institutions around the world.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I apply and Covid precludes my arrival?

Do you offer scholarships?

Please refer to our Scholarship page

Do you offer internships?

Job opportunities hugely depend on your qualifications, skills and experience. Around 10 offers are provided by ESEI / month, and we are in direct contact with more than 20 companies and 2 HR agencies for offers each semester. We offer assistance with all of this through our dedicated career services.
You can find more information about our Career Services through the following link
You can read more about career opportunities for international students in the following post

Do you have dorms?

Student Accommodation Options:
1) we provide a list of student accommodation agencies that help our students find their ideal home in barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students.
2) there is a relocation package with an accommodation agency, you will pay a certain fee and they will send you the accommodation letter you will need for the visa, and they will do the apartment hunt for you and find you the specs you want. More details on both option can be accessed

What is the application deadline?

Non-EU citizens needing a student visa to study in Spain, should make sure to secure admission at least three months before the start of the courses to avoid delays in arrival to Barcelona. Late applications received one month prior to the start date of the course will be considered based on the available places left in the programme. Because of the limited number of places available in our programme, we advise you to start your application as early as possible. Applications are being received for the upcoming intake.

Will I receive administrative support from the school...

Will I receive administrative support from the school for my residency documents?

ESEI has guidelines on all administrative processes undertaken by students and the school’s staff supports students with this on a one-to-one basis.

More Questions?

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