Our Executive MBA programme has been designed to meet the needs of global leaders, people who work in multicultural environments, who need to see things with different perspective. Our aim is to support these leaders throughout their careers.

The programme a truly international experience for high potential managers looking for a challenging and inspiring programme to accelerate their career path. It is a 20 month programme, delivered in different formats, languages and campuses in order to offer maximum flexibility to our participants:

Barcelona Campus -> weekly format (classes every Friday and Saturday) -> bilingual (Spanish/English)

Barcelona and Madrid Campus (alternate months) -> monthly format (classes once a month, Thursday through Saturday) -> English

Madrid Campus -> monthly format (classes once a month, Thursday through Saturday) -> Spanish

Participants take all the regular classes in a period of 16 months and then they have 4 additional months in which to complete their education with a range of options:

- A choice of elective subjects for the specialisation phase. 
- Participate in an exchange with one of Esade’s numerous partner schools (optional)

The programme also includes 3 international immersion experiences to learn how firms operate in different cultures; these international immersion experiences* are by great academic partners. As an example, participants in academic year 20/21 visited:

Innovation and New Ventures (Germany or Israel)
Chinese Business Environment and Mindset
Learning from Innovation Ecosystems (USA) - Optional

* these locations may vary from year to year 

Visit our website for more information. 



Programme Info

Accreditation(s): AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS (EFMD)
9th Best Executive MBA Worldwide - QS 2021 

5th Best European Executive MBA – Business Week

Type of Programme: Executive MBA

Programme Format and Starting Dates: the programme is offered in three formats:

- Barcelona and Madrid Campus (alternate months) -> classes once a month Thursday through Saturday, 100% in English November 2021

- Barcelona campus -> weekly format, classes every Friday and Saturday, bilingual (Spanish/English) November 2021

- Madrid campus -> classes once a month Thursday through Saturday, bilingual (Spanish/English) February 2022

Content Strength or Specialisation: General Management, Innovation/Entrepreneurship/Design Thinking, Strategy, GEO Politics, Global Business and Global Econom.
Language Courses: English or Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Application Deadlines: Rolling admissions. 


The programme takes place over four separate phases
Phases 1-3: Core Subjects (16 months)

Phase 4: Intensification or Exchange Programme (4 months). In this final phase you can choose between two options according to your own preferences and needs.

The programme also includes international immersion experiences Europe, Asia and the USA.

Student Body

Ratio of Applicants to Places: 3 to 1
Male Female Ratio:   69% male – 31% Female
Age Range: 28-46
Average Age: 34
Degree Background:
40% Engineering conomics/Business Administration
30% Economics/Business Administration
16% Health Sciences
14% Humanities and Social Sciences
International Students (by citizenship): 31 nationalities in the English Monthly format

Admission Requirements

University degree:Yes

GMAT (minimum): As part of the admissions process, all applicants to the Executive MBA Programme are required to take the Esade Admissions Test or submit scores from one of three standardized tests: EA Executive Assessment, GMAT*, or GRE.

TOEFL: Participants must take an English test at Esade, or be able to provide official certification taken a maximum of 2 years prior to applying for the EMBA programme. Certifications and minimum scores accepted:  TOEFL: 95 / TOEIC: 850 / IELTS: 6.5 / CAE: C.

References: Required

Interview: Required

Minimum Length of Work Experience: 4 years of full-time work experience.

Programme Fees

Application fees: yes
Tuition fees: 65.300 EUR   (Academic year 2021/22)                                                                                                                                                 
Scholarships: Yes


International Recruitment and Admissions
Esade Executive MBA 
Tel.: 0034 934 952 088
Email: emba@esade.edu