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Best Bachelor in Business to lead Businesses in any Industry!


ARU (UK) Top-Up Degree




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Bachelor in Business Management

Bachelor of Science Honors Degree awarded by Anglia Ruskin University (Top-Up Degree)

Are you looking for opportunities in the business world? Do you have a passion for managing teams, selling products and services or even starting your own business? If so, our programme is the Best Bachelor in Business to provide the perfect opportunity for you to start your dream!

The Bachelor in Business starts off with specialised courses in Business that will give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s competitive job market. The course combines core business modules with optional specialisations, allowing you to tailor your course to meet your specific career aspirations.

Over the three years, you will gain insights about all aspects of running a successful business or organisation. You’ll learn about strategic planning, marketing, human resource management and financial management – giving you an understanding of how businesses operate from both an operational and strategic perspective. You’ll also gain practical experience through optional work placements and internships.

3rd Year Specialisation Diplomas

Accredited by the Catalan Department of Education

ESEI is an accredited centre by the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education and delivers Advanced Diploma in Business and Specialisation Diplomas in person from our Campus in Barcelona. Anglia Ruskin University delivers the Top-Up Degree – BSc (Hons) in Business Management online.

This course will provide you with a solid foundation for further study or postgraduate study at Masters level.

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Anglia Ruskin University

Once you have completed ESEI’s Advanced Diploma in Business, or a Higher National Diploma (HND) or vocational training in Business from another institution, we can offer you the opportunity to continue your studies and gain a Top-up Bachelor degree, BSc (Hons) in Business Management, from the United Kingdom with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

The top-up Bachelor degree is a 1-year course which is delivered, assessed and issued directly through ARU online. It can be completed while you continue your third year specialisation studies on campus at ESEI. You will also get the opportunity to meet Anglia Ruskin Faculty on campus at ESEI, and they will go through all what you need to know to successfully complete your ARU degree remotely.

Anglia Ruskin University is a top-ranking public university in East Anglia, United Kingdom. It has its origins in the Cambridge School of Art, founded by William John Beamont in 1858. It became a university in 1992 and was renamed after John Ruskin in 2005.

Our International Business Faculty

Learn from the best business minds in the world. Our faculty consists of management experts with real insight and a wealth of knowledge to pass on to you. We are dedicated to delivering innovative, relevant, and timely programmes that put you ahead of the game.

Why Study your Bachelor in Business degree at ESEI & ARU?

Looking to pursue a degree in business?

At ESEI we offer the Best Bachelor in Business to develop your business and management skills and place you at the forefront of business success. Whether you’re interested in launching your own company or climbing the corporate ladder, our Bachelor in Business programme will give you the skills you need to make it happen.

You’ll learn from professors who understand what it takes to succeed in the modern world of business. You will also meet friends from all over the world, giving you a diverse group of peers who will teach you unique perspectives on life and business.

At ESEI, you will increase your career potential and personal brand by demonstrating:


World-Class Education

Received from ESEI International Business School, and Anglia Ruskin University (United Kingdom).


International Exposure

By being immersed in ESEI’s multicultural community of students and faculty. Over 92 countries have been represented at ESEI since its founding in 1989!


Practical Business and Management Skills

Received through ESEI’s commitment to project-based learning assessment approach assessed by international faculty with top management experience.


Career Coaching & Internships

With a dedicated tutor who will guide you through your learning process, and coaching sessions to help you find your dream job even before graduation!

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Career Opportunities in Business

Our programme is the Best Bachelor in Business to get you ready for immediate employment in various entry level positions in businesses and organisations of different sizes and across various sectors.

This degree is broad in nature and can be applied to almost any industry. It provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of careers, including management, financial analysis, marketing, systems analysis and design, economics and accounting.

Our Business programmes will boost your chances of success as a professional. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Programme Questions

The Bachelor in Business programme has a total duration of 3 years, and each year is run over two semesters: one in the fall that typically runs from October - the beginning of February and another in the Spring that typically runs from March - mid-June.

You will have classes on campus at ESEI in the mornings or afternoons depending on your academic term. Each module contains 36 teaching hours, taught over 12 weeks of classes. For the Top-Up Bachelor in Business Management with Anglia Ruskin University, the programme will be fully flexible fitting into your existing work / life schedule.

Students must attend at least 75% of all classes - in other words at least 18 out of 24 sessions. They cannot miss more than 25% of their classes for any reason. Absence will only be justified for observance of religious holidays. All medical appointments, family, commitments, etc.

Each module within the Bachelor in Business programme is generally assessed through 3 components: a midterm exam/assignment (half way through the course), a final exam/assignment (at the end of the course), and on how you participate in class throughout the course.

We are here to support you, from your first day in the Bachelor in Business programme until the day you graduate.
The Academic Department is there to help with any issues you may have with your studies or life in Barcelona. If you are struggling with certain subjects, on-site tutors can be arranged at an extra cost.

We know that sometimes it's hard to keep up with your studying, especially when you're juggling all the other things in your life. That's why we've made it as easy as possible for you to retake your modules.

Within the Bachelor in Business programme, you can retake all assignments to ensure you pass your modules. However, please note that if this occurs, your grade will be limited to a pass grade (40%). You will have two retake periods per academic year, one for the Fall semester and one for the Spring semester.

If needed, you can also repeat modules whenever they are running again in the academic calendar, but this will incur an additional module cost so try to avoid this!

At ESEI, we know that learning happens best in a small group setting. We have a policy of keeping our class sizes small to ensure that we can deliver personalised, hands-on learning and ensure that each student gets the attention they need to succeed. Classes are typically 10-25 students, but this number will vary by course and season. If you want more information about what class sizes look like for the programme you're interested in, just let us know!

Yes! Within the Bachelor in Business programme, you will have guest speakers in your discipline, and some of your course projects will happen in collaboration with a real business. Additionally ESEI runs guest speaker sessions throughout the year, some of which will focus specifically on Business and Management, and all of which will provide relevant insights for you. Furthemore, you will have visits open throughout the year to different local companies giving you insight into the Barcelona business landscape.

If you are looking for an internship within your Bachelor in Business programme, Barcelona is the perfect city to find one. There are many opportunities in various sectors, so you can find something that’s a perfect match for you! ESEI will post new internship offers on its digital platform regularly, but you should also attend some of the many networking events the city has to offer. It’s all about making connections and creating opportunities!

We offer assistance with finding internships with our dedicated Career Services team, who are in direct contact with companies and HR agencies and provide up-to-date internship opportunities. Find out more about our Career Services here.

General Questions

You can apply for the Bachelor in Business programme at any time during the year. However, because we have limited places, we do recommend that you start your application sooner rather than later to guarantee your spot.

Non-EU students that need a student visa to study in Spain should start their application at least 8 months in advance to make sure you get your visa in time for the start of classes.

We have a unique opportunity for students who are in their final year of secondary school or are waiting for their final High School diploma and final grades. In this case, you can apply for a conditional acceptance, which means that we can accept you into the Bachelor in Business programme before you complete your secondary school, however, you will need to provide us with your final academic records and diploma before the start of the Bachelor programme.

If you would like to apply for the Bachelor in Business Degree programme, but don't have a valid High School Diploma, we're here to help!

The first step is to take our intensive four-week Business Foundation course. This programme will prepare you for the rigours of studies at university level by providing you with the skills needed to succeed at ESEI. After successfully completing our Business Foundation programme, you'll be eligible to enrol in our Bachelor programme where you can earn your degree with confidence. This course normally takes place in August and January each year.

First of all, we want you to know that we want you here, too. It doesn't matter where you're starting from—if your level of English isn't as high as you'd like it to be, or if you don't have an official English proficiency score, we can help you get started with the Bachelor in Business in English. So keep reading!

You can apply to ESEI if you have a good command of English but are lacking an official English proficiency score. If this is the case, after your admission interview, you may be required to take an English test to confirm your level of English.

If you do not have a good command of English —no worries! We'll walk with you through our English Preparation Course before the start of your Bachelor programme. This course normally takes place in August and January each year, so no matter what month you're accepted into ESEI, by the time your programme starts, we'll make sure that your language skills are good enough to start the Bachelor’s!
Find out more about our English Preparation Course here

your path is banking on a future above your budget. That's why we offer scholarships and a host of other financial aid options to support students who are committed to their personal and professional development.
Find out more about Scholarships and Financial Aid here.

ESEI offers on-campus education with some classes during the semester occasionally being scheduled online. The Top-Up degree delivered directly by ARU is completely online.

Yes! We welcome transfer students wanting to take part in the Bachelor in Business programme. If you're looking to complete your Bachelor's at ESEI, just apply and provide us with your full academic transcripts. We review transfer applications on a case-by-case basis.

If you're looking for a shorter experience, we have a range of short courses with a 7-week duration available to you. You can contact our International Student Advisor about options for exchange students. Find out more about Short Courses here.

Yes, you can transfer directly to the 3rd year where you will study our specialisation diploma along with ARU's Top-Up Bachelor degree programme. This is possible if you have an HND or equivalent of 120 ECTS from a previous undergraduate business programme. You'll be able to apply for this programme now, but please keep in mind that applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

If you are looking to have an international experience, we would recommend that you study the whole Top-Up year (3rd year) on campus at Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom. However, remember that if you do this, you will not be able to take our Specialisation diplomas which is only available in Barcelona.

We've made every effort to make sure that our curriculum aligns with the skills and knowledge businesses are looking for in international talent who have earned a Bachelor in Business degree. And because Barcelona is such an international city, you'll be able to take advantage of the city's status as a hub of industry and business—and all the opportunities that come with it.

For European students who don't need a student visa, you can stay in Spain after graduation and work full-time without any special permit. All you'll need to do is get your Spanish NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) and Social Security Number, and then you'll be good to go!

For non-European students, it's a little more complicated—but not much!
Non-European students who need a student visa to study in Spain can continue to live and work in Spain under an Internship visa which can be extended for up to 2 years after their studies at ESEI. After 3 years of legal stay in Spain, you can then apply for a work permit.

We know that many students coming to Barcelona looking to study a Bachelor in Spain are looking for housing options—and we hear you!

Our campus facilities do not include student dorms. However, we do provide a list of student residences close to our campus where you can live as well as student accommodation agencies that help you find your ideal home in Barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students.
Find out more about Housing options here.

We get it—you want to know what it is like to study bachelor in Spain and what life is like as a student at ESEI. You want to know if this programme will be a good fit for you. The best way to find out is to talk to current students and alumni. Our current students and alumni are always happy and ready to share their experience with you. You can find students who have recently studied this programme on the alumni section of our linkedin page, as well as on our student community page.

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My journey through ESEI’s Online Digital Marketing Masters has been nothing short of transformative. The programme’s expert-led curriculum and hands-on projects have armed me with practical skills, from SEO tactics to data analytics strategies. The flexibility of online learning seamlessly integrated with my busy schedule, while the global network of peers enriched my perspectives. With the guidance of the faculty, I now confidently drive impactful digital strategies in my role, thanks to the comprehensive education I received. ESEI International Business School has not only elevated my career but also equipped me to thrive in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.



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Taking on the International MBA course at ESEI helped me realise what it is that I wanted to do and it’s given me such motivation to pursue a role with a government advisory firm. I talked alot about my passion for sustainability with my ESEI Coach and that’s a big focus for the role I’m in as well. The Career Services at ESEI really helped me prepare for my interview with Consulum – would highly recommend it to ESEI students!



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I was very excited to study Business in English, so I started studying at ESEI to improve my English and prepare for their Bachelor in Business programme. I am very proud to be able to say that ESEI is the best university to improve your business skills and English communication skills. I’m so happy here!


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I’m currently in a programme to become an executive at IBM and part of that involves higher education which is why I’m taking ESEI’s International MBA in International Relations and International Business. The professors at ESEI are amazing! I really enjoy our group projects and being able to work together with students of different nationalities.


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ESEI has been a stepping stone for me to succeed professionally in the hospitality industry. During my studies, I got the opportunity to work in the F&B divisions in various luxurious hotels in Spain and apply the knowledge I got from my classes.


Wanjiku Mwenda

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ESEI’s module structure is very wholesome. It talks about everything from managing elite athletes to sports ethics, new trends in sports and event organisation. Plus, in Barcelona, you’re connected to many different sports activities. That’s what I was looking for, to have all those things close at hand.


Osatohanwen Asabor

ESEI Alumni & Community Manager at Weekendesk

The content of the Masters programme fits with everything that I was looking for. The professors have extended experience in this field so they are bringing very relevant knowledge that is helping us learn from the industry in real time with real examples.


Mortiz Peter Maier

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I chose ESEI because of its focus on real projects. Our faculty have excellent knowledge in their fields, are highly motivated and bring us their know-how in a practical way.


Mattia Perassolo

ESEI Alumni & Campaign Strategist and Team Lead at LinkedIn

I had the opportunity to work at a start-up as an intern while at ESEI. This gave me direct contact with the business world, and that’s how I landed my current job! I now work daily with all the skills I learnt at ESEI.


Jesper Kicken

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The individual coaching given at ESEI is something that you’re often missing as a first stage start-up. I worked closely with two coaches during my master programme, and they made sure I didn’t only think about my idea but also encouraged me to get out and test it


Ali Baiya

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Barcelona is every student’s dream city and it was my first choice! At ESEI, I’ve been impacted the most by the school’s focus on Project Based Learning which has made me feel more confident in myself and my ability to get a good job after graduation.


Martina Greco

ESEI Alumni & Sales Account Executive at PTC

At ESEI I met students from all over the world which increased my cultural sensitivity and gave me a world-wide view of business. I also met the company where I currently work through an ESEI Career Fair. Overall, I believe ESEI’s practical approach is great for those interested in pursuing a career in International Business.


Lulu Botwey

ESEI Alumni & Administrative Assistant at Worldreader

I chose to study at ESEI because of the small class sizes which provided a lot of attention from teachers. Everyone was very helpful, and we always received the best support from the team.

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