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Bachelor of

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ESADE, more than 50 years inspiring futures ESADE was founded more than 50 years ago to promote education and research in the fields of business administration and law. Its aim: to contribute to the scientific, social and humane education of people who stand out for their high level of professional competence and for being fully aware of their responsibility in the development of a society that fosters human dignity within the framework of humanistic traditions, and in a context of intercultural dialogue. Our work is recognised worldwide AACSB International: ESADE was the first business school in Spain and the seventh in Europe to achieve this quality accreditation, awarded by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), and which grants the most prestigious international recognition in management education. EQUIS: ESADE was the first business school in Spain and one of the first European institutions to be accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). AMBA: The MBA Programmes at ESADE have been accredited internationally by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1994. CEMS: ESADE is a founding member of CEMS and the only Spanish institution where the Master in International Management (CEMS MIM) can be studied; a programme that has established standards of excellence in international education in this subject.

Top positions in international rankings


1st PRIVATE UNIVERSITY IN SPAIN IN MANAGEMENT DEGREES (El Mundo / May 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)


2 nd IN THE WORLD (Financial Times / September 2011)


2 nd INTERNATIONAL (BusinessWeek / November 2010)



Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA ESADE offers a bilingual or English four-year Bachelor of Business Administration Programme, which, together with the one-year MSc Programmes in Management, provides access to two official qualifications. What is the ESADE Programme like? Ambitious and rigorous in terms of its objectives: by the end of the programme, students will have a complete and international view of organisations and they will be able to apply the specific knowledge and tools of each functional area to fulfil company strategies, all based on values such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Innovative in its methodology ESADE has developed its own pedagogical system combining various methodologies to contribute to the development of managerial competences and skills.

“To successfully meet the objectives of the Bachelor Programme, students should be responsible for their own learning process from the very beginning. To do so, they will be given the support and attention of the Programme Management and professors at ESADE, who will help them adapt to this new stage in their lives.� Xari Rovira Director of the Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA

Practical Because special emphasis is given at all times to the practical application of the knowledge acquired in class and from faculty (who are mainly active professionals) or outside the class through professional internships and student associations.

international The programme’s global perspective is clear as demonstrated by the content of its syllabus: the option of learning Spanish, German or French from a business point of view; the international exchange programme; direct contact with students from other countries studying at ESADE or participating in an exchange programme; the

possibility of carrying out internships around the world; the possibility of participating in double degree programmes offered jointly with other prestigious universities; the option to pursue one of the ESADE MSc Programmes in Management. Committed to society In keeping with its values, ESADE is committed to society, and this is reflected in all of its teaching activities. As such, the syllabus contemplates the possibility of students carrying out work as volunteers and collaborating with companies in solidarity projects in developing countries. In addition, students may also take part in a wide variety of solidarity campaigns organised by student-led associations.



Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA = 240 ECTS FIRST YEAR




First semester

Third semester

Fifth semester

Seventh semester


Statistics II

Economic Environment Analysis

International Exchange programme

Economics I

Accounting and Financial Analysis III

Corporate Finance I


Accounting and Financial Analysis I

Economics III

Information Systems Management II

Internship and Optional subjects /

Law I

Information Systems Management I

Marketing Management II

Foreign language

Sociology I

Operations Management I

Business Policy I

Optional subjects / Foreign language

Operations Management III Foreign language Optional subjects / Foreign language

Second semester

Fourth semester

Sixth semester

Eighth semester

Statistics I

Business Management Research Methods

International Exchange programme

Corporate Finance II

Economics II

Sociology II


Information Systems Management III

Accounting and Financial Analysis II

Principles of Financial Markets

Internship and Optional subjects /

Marketing Management III

Law II

Marketing Management I

Foreign language

People Management

Company I

Company II

Business Policy II

Operations Management II

Bachelor final project

Optional subjects / Foreign language

Optional subjects / Foreign language

Year-long classes

Year-long classes

Foreign language

Foreign language

Graduates from the Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA gain direct admittance to the ESADE MSc Programmes in Management. The Master programmes are an excellent opportunity for students to explore further the specific area of interest they would like to develop at the start of their professional career.

MSc Programmes in Management = 60 ECTS





Core courses

Personal and professional development activities

Optional subjects

Research project

Two official qualifications Students completing the Bachelor of Business Administration and one of the ESADE MSc Programmes in Management will receive both the official bachelor

In addition, students may obtain either of the following Master’s:

degree and the corresponding official Master’s degree from the Ramon Llull University, the second top-ranking private university in Spain (El Mundo, May 2011).

Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA

MSc Programmes in Management

Official qualification, ESADE - Ramon Llull University

Official qualification, ESADE - Ramon Llull University

- CEMS Master in International Management an internationallyrecognised, private degree awarded by the Community of European Management Schools. The CEMS MIM is the second best Master in Management in Europe, according to the latest Financial Times rankings published in September 2011. - A Master’s degree awarded by one of the following universities: RSM Erasmus University (Rotterdam, Holland), Groupe HEC (Paris, France), University of St. Gallen (St. Gallen, Switzerland), Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy) or Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). This is an official degree.

An international education for a global world Learning foreign languages: English, Spanish, French or German Students learn foreign languages from a business point of view:English, Spanish, French or German. For this, a participative methodology based on small classes and native teachers is used. Students can also study subjects delivered in these languages.

Exchange programmes: a passport to the world Thanks to the exchange programme, students spend one semester in their third or fourth year studying abroad. This enables them to: - Study in some of the most prestigious business schools in the world - Perfect their knowledge of foreign languages - Become acquainted with other cultures, other ways of thinking and seeing the world - Meet people from all over the world - Enjoy a unique life experience

Learning through practice From teaching to learning and developing competences ESADE has its own innovative pedagogical system geared towards students acquiring the knowledge and developing the skills that single out a good manager in a professional work environment. As such, and in collaboration with several companies, ESADE has integrated a competence and skills model in its syllabus. Competences cannot be explained; they must be put into practice. To do so, learning situations are created in each subject in order to develop the twenty competences in the Bachelor’s competence model.

Many ways of learning Learning objectives as ambitious as the ones at ESADE require using and combining different methods, enabling the complexity of the business management world to be reproduced: active classes, study and discussion of practical cases, personal study and teamwork, simulated management scenarios, seminars on competence development, professional internships, company creation projects, international competitions and business games.

Personalised attention All professors at ESADE are firmly committed to the learning process of their students: they continuously monitor their academic development and are always available for consultation, both in and out of the classroom.

Excellent academics and prestigious professionals Parallel to teaching, many of our professors also have professional careers, enabling them to maintain direct contact with professional circles and the latest trends in their respective areas of knowledge. In addition, thanks to our rigorous research activity, we can satisfy future needs in the business world and constantly update our programme to make sure students receive the best possible education.

EUROPE · Aalto University School of Economics (Finland) · Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) · Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (The Netherlands) · Koç University (Turkey) · Manchester Business School, Manchester University (United Kingdom)” · Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (Norway) · Prague University of Economics (Czech Republic) · Reykjavik University (Iceland) · Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) · Universidade Católica de Portugal (Portugal) · Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano (Italy) · Universität St. Gallen, Graduate School for Business Adm. (Switzerland) · Universität zu Köln (Germany) · Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) · University of Edinburgh, Management School and Econ. (United Kingdom) · The University of Warwick, W. Business School (United Kingdom) · WHUKoblenz,Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) · Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Austria) · Warsaw, School of Economics (Poland) UNITED STATES · Babson College, (Babson Park, Massachusetts) · Bentley University (Watlham, Massachusetts) · Boston College, Carroll School of Management (Chestnut Hill-Massachusetts) · Emory University, Roberto C. Goizueta Business School (Atlanta-Georgia) · Indiana University, Kelly School of Business (Indiana) · Loyola University, , Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business (New Orleans-Louisiana) · Rensselaer Polythenic Institute, Lally School of Management &Tech. (Troy-New York) · University of Richmond, Robins School of Business (Richmond, Virginia) · University of San Diego (San Diego-California) · University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Adm. (Gainesville-Florida) · University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) · University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School (Chapell Hill- North Carolina) · University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management (Minneapolis-Minnesota) · University of Southern California, Marshal School of Business (Los Angeles-California) · University of Texas, McCombs School of Business (Austin-Texas) · University of Virginia, McIntire School of Business (CharlottesvilleVirginia) · University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School (Philadelphia) · Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School (Missouri) CANADA · Ecole des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montreal (Quebec) · McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management (Montreal-Quebec) · Queen’s University, Queen’s School of Business (Kingston-Ontario) · University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business (VancouverBritish Columbia) · University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business (London-Ontario) · York University, Schulich Business School (Toronto-Ontario) LATIN AMERICA · Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Adm. de Empresas, Sao Paulo, (Brasil) · ITAM Inst. Tec. Autónomo de Mexico, México D.F. (México) · ITESM Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (México) · Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile (Chile) ASIA · Fudan University, School of Management, Shanghai (China) · Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing (China) · Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (China) · Korea University Business School, Seúl, (Corea) · Nanyang Business School (Singapore) · National Chengchi University, College of Commerce, Taipei (Taiwan) · National University of Singapore, NUS Business School (Singapore) · Singapore Management University (SMU) (Singapore) · Thammasat University, Thammasat Business School, Bangkok (Thailand) · Tsinghua University, School of Economics & Management, Beijing (China) · Yonsei University, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul (Korea) OCEANIA · University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Sidney (Australia) · University of Otago, School of Business, Dunedin (New Zealand) · University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School (Australia)

The best start to a great career A wide range of career opportunities All societies develop thanks to their organisations, whether they are private or public, non-profit making or social. This is why the range of career possibilities offered by the business management world is increasingly wider and students from ESADE find jobs in the most varied fields. The professional career tends to begin in a specific functional area, in which responsibility is taken for increasingly complex projects, and is directed towards team management.

Job placement statistics for the last few years Students have found work on completing their degrees (60%) or within three months of finishing their studies.


Functional Areas

Control Management: 3 % Mergers and Acquisitions: 5% Comercial: 5 %

General Management: 2 %

Marketing: 2 % Hotel management: 3 % Fashion: 3 % Marketing: 30% Pharmaceutical and Perfume industry: 5 %

Others: 7%

Consultancy: 24 % Auditing: 18 %

Industrial: 5 %

Finances: 12%

Others: 8 % Auditing: 18%

Consultancy: 18 %

Financial services: 16 %

Mass consumer products: 16 %

Career Services


ESADE offers students its Career Services, aimed at giving guidance and advice in the preparation and planning of their careers, facilitating tools and training needed to successfully gain access to the job market. For this, all students receive advice and support from a career manager. Career Services liaises with the organisations that recruit ESADE students, ensuring candidate profiles match their vacancy requirements. Every year over 1,200 organisations in 30 countries put their trust in this service to select their personnel.

Thanks to the internship programme or Practicum, you will have the chance to enjoy work experience at a company in two dimensions: academic (ESADE Faculty will help you plan how the internship progresses), and professional (in-company tutors will guide you in applying theoretic knowledge to real-life situations). What’s more, you will gain the necessary skills and tools to smooth your path into the employment market.

Some of the activities carried out by Career Services Talent Career Forum: two annual forums that are key tools for enabling students to get to know over 60 companies that take part. Career Resource Center: a resource centre offering information, consulting material and search tools and a customised service to help in career self-management

ESADE Alumni: an international network of professionals On completing the programme, ESADE students become part of the extensive community of ESADE Alumni: a network of over 44,000 professionals working around the world.

Some of the companies that employ our students: Accenture · Adidas-Salomon AG · Affinity Petcare, S.A. · Alpha Corporate, S.A. · American Nike, S.A. · Antares Consulting, S.A. · Antonio Puig, S.A. · Aransa Europa, S.L. · Arbora y Ausonia, S.L. · Asecorp · Axis Marketing Consultants, S.A. · Bacardi España, S.A · Banco Banif · Bank of America · Booz, Allen & Hamilton · Boston Consulting Group · Brunswick · Cadbury España, S.L · Cap Gemini España · Carlson Wagonlit Travel SAS · CB Richard Ellis, S.A. · Chanel Parfums Beauté SAS · Citigroup-Emea Consumer · Clickair, S.A. · Compañía Española de Laminación, S.L. - Celsa · Coty Astor, S.A. · Coty Prestige España · CS Corporate Advisors · Daniel Vior, SL · Deloitte · Delta Partners · Deutsche Bank, SAE · Dezels · Dorel Hispania, S.A. · Ecofund · Eddadesign · Editores de Revistas Gratuitas, SL · Eneresi, S.L. · Ernst & Young, S.L. · Esearch · Euroleague Basketball, S.L · Europastry, S.A. · Europraxis Consulting, S.A. · Everis · Ferrero Iberica, S.A. · Fira Internacional de Barcelona · Flowlab · Garrigues Consultoría de Empresa Familiar · Garrigues Human Capital Services · GB Global Corporate Finance, S.A. · GB Investment Banking · General Electric, UK · German Foreign Office · Goldman Sachs International · Grupo Damm · Grupo Danone · Grupo Financiero Riva y García · Grupo L’Oréal · Grupo Mahou San Miguel · Grupo Planeta De Agostini, S.L. · GSK · Heineken · Henkel Iberica S.A. · Hewlett-Packard Española, S.A. · Hypovereinsbank AG · Image de Marque, S.L. · IMC Toys · Industrias Murtra · Inter-Ben Consulting · Interbrand · Ipsen · J P Morgan · Jones Lang Lasalle · K-Buy (Barcelona) · KPMG · Kraft Foods · La Camisería T&P · La Sexta- Publiseis Iniciativas Publicitarias, S.A · Lindt & Sprüngli España, S.A. · Macabeo · Management Solutions MS · Marcus Evans · McKinsey & Co. · Mediterránea de Fragancias · Mercer Management Consulting · Miguel Torres, S.A. · Morgan Stanley · Nestlé · Nomura · Nutrition & Santé · Obvium Iberia · Ogilvyone Worldwide, SA · Oliver Wyman · Optim, S.A. · Oysho España, S.A. · Panasonic · Parxet, S.A. · Pepsico Europe Services, S.L. · Pirelli Neumaticos, S.A. · PPF Investments · PricewaterhouseCoopers · Privalia Venta Directa · Procter & Gamble · Procter & Gamble AG (Suiza) · Quadis · Reckitt Benckiser · Riva y García · Roca Sanitario, S.A · Roland Berger · Rothschild · Royal Bank of Scotland Group · Sanofi-Aventis, S.A. · Banco Santander , S.A · Sara Lee · Seat, S.A. · Seg, Sistemas, Estrategias y Gestión · Snack Ventures S.A. · Société Générale Group · Sony España, S.A. · Suministros Industriales Juan Torres, S.A. · Swarovski · Symor Linea, S.A. · The Eat Out Group, S.L · This Week · Tourism & Leisure Advisory Services, S.L. · Unibail Rodamco · Tui AG · Twelve Stars · UBS Investment Bank · Unilever · Unilever Cosmetics International España, S.A. · Valoris Iberia · Volkswagen - Audi España, S.A. · Vueling · Zara (Grupo Inditex) · Zurich Financial Services ·

ESADE is looking for talented young people If you are a talented student in your final year of high school and think that university education should be an intellectual challenge, which, once obtained, will enable you to achieve your personal and professional goals, ESADE is your best choice. ESADE has its own admission process, independent from the pre-enrolment process used for public universities. It is open to all students studying the final year of high school in any field except Humanities and Arts. The admission process takes place before the end of your final year at high school. Therefore, final admission for candidates passing the Admission Test or the SAT will be determined by the results of the final year at high school, and by passing the June Spanish university entrance exams or equivalent, according to your country of origin.

Admission process step-by-step: 1. Fill in the online admission application form: 2. Send us all the documentation to accompany your admission application, including your academic results for the last four years. 3. Sit the ESADE Admission Test or the SAT. 4. Personal interview: the Admissions Committee, made up of professors from the programme, may call the candidate for a personal interview as part of the selection process.

The admission process is ongoing, with several opportunities to apply throughout the year. You are advised, therefore, to start the admission process as early as possible.

Grants and financing ESADE offers talented young students wishing to study at ESADE different types of funding to facilitate their access to ESADE’s undergraduate courses regardless of their income, or geographic, social or cultural provenance. 1. Grants Academic excellence grants Full grants for the 10 best academic records with university entrance marks of minimum 9.5 above 10. Academic merit award Award of €2,500 for students with university entrance marks of minimum 9 above 10. Talent grants Grants of up to 90% for students with an outstanding academic record but insufficient financial resources. Accommodation grants Grants covering 50% of accommodation in a residence approved by ESADE. For students from outside Catalonia with insufficient financial resources. Interest grants Grants covering up to 100% of the interest charged on a study loan. Family grants 10% discount for brothers or sisters of students on an ESADE degree. 2. Study loans ESADE’s agreements with several banks enable ESADE students to finance their studies under very advantageous terms. Short-term loans enable the remainder of the first year’s fees to be paid off once registration is confirmed. Long-term loans cover the full cost of the degree course and begin to be repaid at the end of the degree at ESADE.

Accommodation The Barcelona-Sant Cugat Campus has modern Halls of Residence offering spacious common areas, comfortable single bedrooms, and all the services to make you feel at home. The ESADE Marketing and Admissions Service also has information on other accommodation options in Barcelona and Sant Cugat.

Marketing and Admissions at your disposal The ESADE Marketing and Admissions Service organises activities so that all potential candidates can find out more about the institution and clear up any doubts they may have: - Open Days: several are held every year and consist of an information session and guided tour of the campus. - High school information sessions. - Participation in education fairs. - Personal information interviews.

A very intense student life Student initiatives ESADE encourages student participation in cultural, sports and solidarity activities, which are recognised with academic credits. These activities are part of the student’s learning process, as they help to develop many of the competences regarded as essential, such as teamwork, initiative and social responsibility. Voluntary work Students co-operate with NGOs that fight against the social exclusion of certain groups. University Development Service As one of their internship options, students can contribute by carrying out a business development project in Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua or El Salvador. This is a professional internship that promotes solidarity, enabling students to put into practice the knowledge acquired in the classroom and take part in a unique experience at the same time.

Barcelona-Sant Cugat Campus ESADE Business School Av. Torreblanca, 59 E-08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès Tel: +34 932 802 995 Fax: +34 934 952 077 Campus Barcelona · Pedralbes Campus Madrid Campus Buenos Aires

Student Associations ESADE has several student associations, each of which are run by the students themselves and managed with a pre-assigned budget. The associations organise several social, leisure, sports and cultural activities.

The ESADE Barcelona-Sant Cugat Campus The ESADE Barcelona-Sant Cugat Campus has 19,800 m2 for academic use and another 26,800 m2 that hosts the Business Area. In all, 46,600 m2 of cutting-edge facilities that incorporate the latest advances in pedagogical innovation and the academic and leisure services that ensure a unique university experience. The campus has a library and a management resource centre, student residence, and cafeteria and refectory services. It is located in a greenbelt area half an hour from Barcelona city centre by public transport.

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