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BUS Exchange: Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas (ESADE Business School)
Barcelona, Spain (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Language Requirement:
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Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas (ESADE Business School)
Program Description:
Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas (ESADE Business School)

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ESADE, a private school founded in 1958, is one of the best business schools in Europe. It is AACSB accredited. Courses at ESADE are taught in either Spanish or English. Students who speak Spanish will have more courses to choose from. ESADE offers exchange students an optional, non-credit Spanish language course before each term begins.

The city of Barcelona itself is a beautiful setting in the mountains on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The city is very lively, and there is always a lot to do at any time of the day or night. You can visit a tapas bar, catch a soccer game, go dancing at one of the many discos, or just stroll along one of the many beautiful Mediterranean beaches. The language in Barcelona is Catalan, but the residents also speak Spanish.

This is a highly competitive program. Studentes who choose to study abroad in the fall have a better chance of being able to study at their destination of choice.


ESADE has a new residence hall, Residencia Universitaria Roberto de Nobili, located next to the ESADE Business School building. They have three types of accommodation, common areas, 4 study rooms, 2 leisure rooms, a Lounge Cafe, fitness room, self-service launderett, Wi-Fi Internet connection, reception, security, cleaning and maintenance service and restaurant service. More than 6,000 students live in the residence hall.




Apply on-line at by February 15th to study abroad the follwoing fall and by September 15th to study abroad the following spring.

Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0

This program is not open to freshmen, and it is strongly recommended that students in their last semester not participate, because their graduation will be delayed.

For more information on this program, contact

Business International Programs
Wohlers Hall Suite 320

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/16/2017 01/08/2018 05/18/2018
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018
02/16/2018 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 TBA TBA

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