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Tuition 2nd Year

ESEI’s two-year MBA programme is all about putting the theory from the first year of your master’s degree into practice.

Once you have completed your one-year master’s programme, you’ll move into the MBA internship semester, which gives you the chance to benefit from valuable professional experience in an industry relevant to your future goals. Working with real objectives in a company that’s relying on you to add value also helps you see the academic knowledge and professional skills you acquired in the first year from a practical standpoint.
In the second semester you will go into greater theoretical depth, producing an extensive thesis that analyses your work experience in detail and reflects on your experience. By the end of the year, you will have gained the sector-specific knowledge and the analytical skills necessary to thrive in your chosen field.
You can take any of the 60 ECTS one-year masters programmes at ESEI and choose to extend the programme to a specialised MBA of 120 ECTS.
The structure is as follows:

Year 1: Taught track of 60 ECTS
Year 2: Experiential Track of 60 ECTS

The Experiential track consists of two semesters. During semester one, you will complete an evaluated internship with tutor supervision. In semester 2, you will complete a thesis project of 20,000 words, which you must defend in front of a panel at the end.

If you wish to progress to the Specialised MBA, you must notify ESEI in writing at the end of the first semester of the taught track. Your progress and participation will be evaluated before permission is extended as you must demonstrate the aptitude and motivation for independent study before they can proceed.

You must complete the taught track before the experiential track, and the semester order cannot be modified.

“This programme includes all the important things a foreign post-grad student would need: academic lectures and unique assessment through writing grading system, internship opportunity, and business plan initiation and guidance.”

Joanne Mattar



Tuition Fees

For the 1st year (Taught track), the tuition fees are the same than the one-year Masters of 60 ECTS – find information here.
The 2nd Year (Experiential track) leading to a Specialised MBA in Management carries additional cost. If you decide to take this additional year, you will be required to pay 3,900€ before you start the 2nd Year.

​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!