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Each Short Course has a total duration of 7 weeks.
Our Short Courses run on weekdays in the evenings from 6pm to 9pm. You will have one class per week over a 7-week period. You will have class lectures in the first 6 weeks, while week 7 will be dedicated to your group project presentation.
We recommend that you attend all classes, but we understand that sometimes it can be impossible. Therefore, our Short Course 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 Short Course 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! Some of our Short Courses include guest speakers in your discipline, as well as course projects that 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.
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. Our services and internship opportunities are available to you within the period of your course.
Find out more about our Career Services here.
Our Short Courses are private certificate programs awarded directly by ESEI. This allows us to create flexible programs that are suited to the current demands of the business community.
ESEI has been providing postgraduate business programs for over 30 years, and is accredited by the Generalitat de Catalunya to teach international business programs to local and foreign students.
You'll be presented with your ESEI Certificate directly after the completion of your course. You can email us at [email protected] if you have any specific questions about your certificate.
We get it—you want to know what it is like to study a business related course at ESEI. You want to know if this course 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 all our courses on the alumni section of our linkedin page, as well as on our student community page.
You can apply to ESEI at any time during the year. However, because we have limited places in our Short Courses, we do recommend that you start your application sooner rather than later to guarantee your spot.
Our Short Courses are practical and professional courses designed to help you grow in your career. As such, we do not require a Bachelor degree to enrol. Instead, we will study your professional experience to make sure you will be able to succeed with the level of the course.
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 our Short Courses 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 Short Course. The English Preparation Course normally takes place in August and January each year, so no matter what month you're accepted into ESEI, by the time your program starts, we'll make sure that your language skills are good enough to start the Short Course!
Find out more about our English Preparation Course here.
We do not offer Scholarship opportunities for Short Courses.
If you are looking to transfer to ESEI, our short courses are the ideal opportunity for you to get a taste of what it is like to study at ESEI Barcelona. After completing a Short Course at ESEI, you can transfer to one of our Master or International MBA Specialisations. All you’ll need to do is apply to your program of choice and provide us with your full academic transcripts. We review transfer applications on a case-by-case basis.
We recommend you apply for a Tourist visa if you are a non-EU citizen planning on taking a 7-week short course.
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 are experts in specific business fields. 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 completing your Short Course 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, you’ll need to apply for a study visa (which allows you to have a longer internship period) or a work visa from your country of origin.
We know that many students coming to Barcelona looking to study a Short Course 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.
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