​UK - ​Accredited BA (Hons) ​in:

​​Business Administration
Business Management


Accredited by Hertfordshire University
Accredited by Anglia Ruskin University


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Full Time
Morning classes

October / February

BA (HONS)​ > YEAR 1 - L4DB

In the first year of your bachelor’s degree​, 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.


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.

The third year of the course (Level 6) will be delivered by one of our partner universities in the UK.

For students who have completed Level 4 and 5 ESEI diplomas, students will either receive a valid UK degree in Management (180 ECTS) by the University of Anglia Ruskin, or a valid UK degree in Business Administration (180 ECTS) by the University of Hertfordshire, as well as a private BA (Hons) in Business Administration by ESEI International Business School Barcelona.

Students 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?

In regards the Covid-19 outbreak and studies at ESEI, we are confident that things will normalise pretty soon, and the Fall 2020 intake will go on as planned on campus. However, should you find yourself directly affected, you will be in a position to receive full refund of the tuition paid or process a deferral free of charge to later intakes available in 2021.

Do you offer scholarships?

We do offer scholarship opportunities to students to help them cover a small part of their tuition fee (up to 10%). You will need to attach a scholarship form along with your online application and the other required documents. Please note that the deadline to apply for the scholarship for Fall 2020 would be 31-March-2020 and for Spring 2021 would be 31-Jul-2020. We evaluate each case individually, and apply up to a maximum of 10% if the case is approved. More detailed explanation on scholarship types and requirements accessed here

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 Fall 2020.

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?

Let us know! We would be happy to advise you!