Specialisation Diplomas

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Online or at ESEI  Campus

September / February


12,200€ / year

ESEI has over 30 years of experience designing and delivering cutting-edge business programmes that enhance the uniqueness of all its students. Our belief is that following and pursuing one’s passion is the key to happiness and success, so we have launched some specialised business diplomas that reflect three key markets and trends of today.

If you have completed the L4 and L5 Diplomas in Business with us, you will have the opportunity to complete an additional 1-year specialised programme in one of the following areas:

These programmes offer students the opportunity to specialise before the completion of bachelor-level studies. They provide students with the chance to learn and gain experience in their interest area just two years after the completion of high school, thus allowing them to delve in sooner and start developing their career early on. This in turn helps students stand out from the crowd in a competitive global job market.

If you decide to do the online Bachelor top-up programme with Anglia Ruskin University, you can complete one of ESEI’s business specialisation diplomas alongside it, as an ideal complement. The Business Specialisation programmes are delivered on-campus by ESEI faculty and diplomas are issued privately by ESEI.

If you wish to study the ESEI L4 and L5 Diplomas and Business, the ARU Bachelor top-up programme with ARU and an ESEI Business Specialisation Diploma, your study pathway would look like this:

Year 1: ESEI L4 Diploma in Business
Year 2: ESEI L5 Diploma in Business
Year 3: ARU Bachelor top-up (ONLINE, self-study)

+ ESEI Business Specialisation Diploma (ON-CAMPUS in Barcelona)

The Business Specialisation Diplomas are an optional add-on, and can be studied as a stand-alone third year programme OR alongside the UK top-up programme.


“After studying the first two years of my bachelor at ESEI in Barcelona, I went to Anglia Ruskin University to finish my bachelor degree in their top up program, which was in Cambridge (UK) and lasted a year. The University was much larger than ESEI but there was a good combination between lectures and seminars. In the lectures there were large groups and in seminars it was focused on small working groups. I really liked the "UPCD modules" the school offers, which are are extra non-core courses you can follow. I took one in Leadership and Negotiation and learnt a lot. Aside from the academic programme, it was easy to find a room because ARU has many different campus accommodation options. Furthermore, there are over ten different kinds of sports teams you can join and during the first two weeks of university you can try out what you like. I joined the rowing team which was a lot of fun and a great way to meet people. I would definitely recommend the ARU Business Administration top up year over in the UK because the level of education is very good and there are so many additional opportunities.”

Ole Kramer



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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