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Spain: ESADE

The ESADE exchange program gives you the opportunity to study business at a top-notch university in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. ESADE focuses on innovation and research and has made significant contributions in the areas of entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and leadership.

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with almost 2 million inhabitants and a total metropolitan population of over 4 million. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. The city is highly cosmopolitan and welcomes residents and visitors from all over the world. Spanish is spoken as a second language after Catalan and English is also widely spoken.

You will enjoy Barcelona for its location on the Mediterranean coast, vibrant cultural heritage, and active nightlife. Barcelona is an important center for business and trade as well as arts and entertainment. It is home to famous architectural creations by Antoni Gaudi and boasts many art museums and cathedrals. La Rambla, a street with many interesting shops and restaurants, traverses the center of the city.

Quick Facts & Links

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Program Options: Exchange
    • On an Exchange program, students “trade” places with a student from another institution and pay UNC tuition and fees. Please thoroughly review the “program cost” section below for specific information. For additional information about program types, click here.
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish, English
  • Program Dates:
    • Fall: August 26 to December 7, 2024 (Mandatory orientation included)
    • Spring: January 7 to May 17, 2025 (Mandatory orientation included)
  • Visit the ESADE BBA Program website for more information
  • Meet program alumni
  • Accessibility Resources

Application Information

This Program’s Level of Competitiveness =  2

Level of Competitiveness (1 = least, 3 = most)

1 Chance of acceptance is probable if students meet the minimum requirements.
Most students are typically accepted. 
3 This is one of the most competitive programs. We recommend having a back-up option in mind.

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