Fast-track your management career with the Best MBA in Europe taught at ESEI!
If you’re ready to take your career to the next level and become a global business leader, then our International MBA is the perfect programme for you.
Our International MBA serves as a fast-track to successfully climb the corporate ladder and take on senior leadership roles in any global organisation. With an array of specialised courses, selected workshops and expert mentorship from top industry leaders, you will develop strong leadership and decision making skills needed to help you reach top positions in your field of interest.
Our dynamic, multi-cultural community gives you the opportunity to expand your professional network with top professionals and international students from around the world, gain access to a broad range of career advancement opportunities, and become empowered to be an agile business leader able to keep pace and stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
Design your programme to fit your career objectives.
With elective modules, you can choose from over 40 courses that will help you learn new skills—whether that’s in a field related to your specialisation or not. You’ll have the flexibility to tailor your education to what’s most relevant for your career, and our course offerings are constantly expanding so there’s always something new coming down the pipeline.
Our International MBA uses a project-based learning and assessment approach to help you learn the skills necessary for success today. You will work in groups to develop projects that require creativity and the ability to work together with other individuals – just like in the workplace. You will learn to work as a team, negotiate and communicate with other students in your project group.
Your performance in the programme will be based on your effectiveness in engaging fellow students, and faculty and applying management skills acquired in the course to solve real-life business challenges.
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.
Do you want to get ahead in the business world?
If so, then ESEI’s International MBA is the perfect tool to help you achieve your goals. An MBA is a highly valued qualification that will make you stand out from the crowd, and it’s also one of the best ways to learn from the best business gurus. When you complete your degree, you’ll gain access to a network of international connections that will help you scale your career.
You can choose between two options for completing your degree — either in one year or over a year and a half. If you choose to extend your studies by an extra six months, then you’ll have more time to get acquainted with Barcelona’s business community before starting work as an entrepreneur or executive.
With your studies at ESEI, you will be able to demonstrate:
Received from ESEI International Business School, and Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University.
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!
Received through ESEI’s commitment to project-based learning assessment approach assessed by international faculty with top management experience.
Developed through networking opportunities with top business executives you will meet during your Master programme.
Our International MBA is delivered by ESEI International Business School in Barcelona offers an excellent opportunity for you to obtain a Dual Degree (two separate degrees) from ESEI International Business School and Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University.
Are you looking to gain top executive job positions or run a global business?
Our International MBA is the perfect degree to make that happen. With our International MBA you will be able to able to access managerial positions within different business departments such as Marketing, Sales, Finance, Operations, Human Resources to name a few.
Our International MBA can boost your chances of success as a professional. Find out more about our Career Services here.
Answer all of your questions
Our International MBA has a one year duration.
However, it is possible to extend your programme for up to a year and a half without any extra cost. This means that you can choose whether to complete your programme in two or three semesters
Our International MBA programme is run on weekdays in the evenings from 6pm to 9pm. You will have classes 2-3 times per week, which allows you to work and study at the same time. Additionally, if you are a non-EU student who requires a student visa to study in Spain, our International MBA programme meets the student visa requirements of full time study in Spain.
We recommend that you attend all classes, but we understand that sometimes it can be impossible. Therefore, our International MBA programme attendance policy allows you to miss 2 out of 6 classes per module without justification. The only reason an absence would be justified is if you are unwell and can provide an official medical note. Remember that any absence will hinder your learning and thus likely jeopardise your results.
Each module within our International MBA programme has 4 assessment components: a group submission (40%), an individual submission (20%) and a formal oral presentation (20%) for your module project, as well as a participation grade (20%) based on your participation during classes.
Yes! Within your classes, 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 on specific areas in business, 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, 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.
Our International MBA is accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM). UCAM is a state-accredited and top-ranking Spanish university that validates and jointly awards the International MBA degree.
This means that upon completion of the programme, you will receive two separate degrees: a private degree from ESEI International Business School and a “titulo propio” from UCAM.
We have partnered with UCAM because we believe that it is important for an Best International MBA programme to be validated by an institution with high academic standards and with a proven track record of delivering high-quality education.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will obtain two degrees: a private Masters degree from ESEI International Business School, and a título propio universitario from Universidad Católica de Murcia (university qualification awarded directly by UCAM). The title of both degrees will state the following depending on the chosen specialisation: International MBA in (name of specialisation: Business Management / Digital Marketing / Marketing and Communication / Tourism and Hospitality Management / International Relations and International Business).
You'll be presented with your ESEI International MBA diploma at our graduation ceremony, which typically takes place in July. If you need proof of your degree completion for work or other reasons, we can provide a signed letter to use as proof until you receive your actual diploma. If you are eligible for the UCAM degree, it will arrive up to 12 months after completing the programme requirements.
You can email us at[email protected] if you have any specific questions about your diploma or degree.
You can apply to ESEI at any time during the year. However, because we have limited places in our International MBA program, 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 their Bachelor degree or are waiting for their final Bachelor degree diploma and transcripts. In this case, you can apply for a conditional acceptance, which means that we can accept you into our International MBA programme before you complete your Bachelor degree, however, you will need to provide us with your final academic records and diploma before the start of the Master programme.
If your Bachelor degree has a duration of less than 4 years, you can still apply for our International MBA program. In this case, you will need to send in your full academic records and Bachelor degree diploma to us to fully review your previous studies.
We want people to succeed. And we know that sometimes, the biggest obstacle in 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.
Yes! We welcome transfer students wanting to take part in the Best MBA in Europe. If you're looking to complete your MBA 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.
The compact and intense nature of our International MBA programme makes it difficult for our students to have an exchange semester abroad, due to the fact that our curriculum must be completed within an academic year.
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 studied the Best MBA in Europe. 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 and MBA abroad 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 an MBA abroad 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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