ESADE Business School (Spain)

ESADE is a modern, outward-looking academic institution, which contributes to the development of competent, critically minded individuals. Through its historical links with the corporate world and society, it has become a lively platform for debate and social involvement.

Sant Cugat del Vallés
Av. Torreblanca, 59
Sant Cugat del Vallès, BA 08172
Phone: +34- 935 543 511
41° 28' 11.9028" N, 2° 5' 1.2516" E
CEMS University Campus
CEMS abbreviation : 

 CEMS Programme Manager (PM)

Maja Murko

CEMS Programme Manager
Phone: +34 932 806 162
Fax: +34 - 932 048 105

 CEMS Corporate Relations Manager (CRM)

 CEMS Academic Director

Alberto Gimeno

CEMS Academic Director
Phone: +34 932 806 162
Fax: +34 932 048 105

Target of this fact sheet: Prospective CEMS students applying to MSc+MIM


Contact people for application questions

 Programme Info

MSc degrees offered in combination with CEMS MIM: 

Master in Marketing Management,

Master in International Management,

Master in Finance,

Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Master in Business Analytics

Application Requirements:

Application Deadlines:

Student Selection Dates: 


Language of Instruction: 


Duration and Full-time Workload: 


From September to end of June

Language courses: 

at ESADE Msc students can learn Spanish, German or French. We organize the courses during the three academic terms, but students can start with beginners course only in the Term 1, and then progress to the higher levels on the Term 2 and Term 3. 

if students does language course in all three terms during the Msc year, this language course can be valid as CEMS 3rd language Elementary course. 

Term Dates for the Master Programme(s): 

Welcome week: 19th to 22nd of September 2017

Fall term: 26th September to 22nd December

January 2018: Study tours and Skill seminars

Term 2: 5th of February to 13th April 2018

Term 3: 23 April to end of June 2018

 MSc Academic Expenses

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)450 € - 700 €
Transportation110 €
Meals & groceries200 € - € 300
Miscellaneous150 €

Target of this fact sheet: Enrolled CEMS MIM Students before their term abroad

 Academic Information

Required Documents before arrival: 

  • Copy of passport or ID card
  • Proof of health Insurance covering the full period of stay
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from home university
  • Learning agreement, signed by student and home university
  • ESADE students obligation and declaration form
  • ESADE personal data form (to be delivered upon arrival)

Course offer availability and registration: 
The CEMS Programme course offer will be available on ESADE intranet.
Language(s) of Instruction other than English: 
English and Spanish
Language requirement: 
Language offer: 



ESADE now offersSpanish courses as OPEN ELECTIVES.

              Spanish Intensive Crash course of 40 hours in September (August 31st - Sept 10th) / January 11th - 22th  – this course alone does not count as CEMSelective

              Elementary level – 75 hours inOctober to December / February to May during the term; only in combination withthe Spanish Intensive Crash Course in September / January -  5 ECTS as Open elective

              Accredited B2 – 75 hours, fromOctober to December /February to May – 3 ECTS as Open Elective

              Accredited C1 – 75 hours, fromOctober to December /February to May – 3 ECTS as Open Elective

Courses/levelswill be organized if at least 6 students are registered with the same level.

In case your studentstake Spanish as open elective, please let them know if they will have to do anadditional business course to fulfill their home school requirements

Minimum and Maximum Workload requirements: 
Incoming exchange students are required to registerfor 27 - 30 ECTS per term, including the block seminar and skill seminars.Students should follow also the CEMS guidelines and their home schoolguidelines. CEMS students will be able to do maximum of 36 ECTS together withBlock seminar and CBSS in fall term, or Global responsible Leadership skillseminar in spring term.   1 ECTS = 30working hours (11 contact hours, maximum + 1 feedback hour + 18 self-studyhours)
Terms Dates
Academic YearTerm 1Term 2
Terms Dates : Details
Term 1Term 2
Terms Dates details :September 14 - December 28, 2015February 2 - May 22, 2016
Welcome Day / Orientation weekOrientation Week: August 31st – September 10th 2015Orientation Week: January 11th – January 22th 2016
Block Seminar / Launch EventBusiness Communication Skill Seminar: September 22th and 23th 2015, CEMS Block Seminar: September 14th to 18th , 2015RGL - 28-29 January 2016
School Vacations / Public HolidaysSeptember 11, September 24, October 12, November 1, December 8Easter break: March 21 - March 28, May 16 2016

 Academic Expenses

MIM Academic Expenses: 
Tuition fees are waived. Costs of the Block Seminar:  300 € (with accomodation).

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)450 € - 700 €
Transportation110 €
Meals & groceries200 € - € 300
Miscellaneous150 €

 Services and Facilities

Health insurance: 
Exchange participants must arrive with their own health insurance that covers all international incidents. More information about health insurance can be found in the ESADE Exchange Student Guide, which is available on the ESADE intranet.
EU citizens only need a passport or national ID in order to enter Spain.   Non-EU citizens may or may not need a Student Visa, depending on their nationality and their length of stay. Please consult the nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your home country to obtain details regarding your situation. If you need to apply for a Student Visa (Visado de Estudiante) you will be asked for the following documents: 
  • Passport (valid for at least 1 year from date of application)
  • 2 Passport-size photos
  • Proof of financial means
  • Proof of medical/accident insurance to cover length of stay
  • Letter of Acceptance from ESADE
  • Other documentation, like proof of residence in Consulate’s jurisdiction, a medical certificate, or a certificate of absence of a police record may also be required
The Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your home country will decide whether to issue a 90-day visa or a 180-day visa. For longer stays, you must apply for a 90-day visa and then apply for a Student Residence Card within the first 30 days of your arrival.Please check the Exchange Student Guide for more detailed information.
Please check the Exchange Student Guide for more detailed information (published on the ESADE intranet) or contact ESADE's International Student Advisor:

Check out CEMS partner HousingAnywhere in addition to the local offers

Other facilities: 
Participants have access to the library, computer room, and computer assistance.
Internships support and national regulations: 
Open to exchange students under certain conditions. Please contact the Career Services team:

Check out CEMS Internship Guide

Orientation / CEMS Club and other Student Clubs: 
ESADE organizes an orientation programme at the beginning of each term which includes: •A Spanish language course with no cost to the student. •A Welcome Session which provides students with detailed information about registration procedures and courses. •An introduction to Barcelona and Spain •Housing Advice and Library resources. •City Tour around Barcelona with International Student Association members.   CEMS CLUB:
Information about the city / the country: 

Target of this Form: Enrolled MSc students applying to MIM at this school