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Ramon Llull University -ESADE Business School E and B EXC
Barcelona, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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English, Spanish
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Agreement Scope:
Business School
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
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Program Description:
Program Description:


Location: Barcelona
Year established: 1990
Student population: 17,800
ESADE is an international, independent academic institution founded by a group of entrepreneurs and the Society of Jesus. It’s been part of the Ramon Llull University since 1995. Its quality education, international focus and deep ties with the business and economic community mean it is held in high prestige globally.

The Business School was one of the first to be awarded the three most prestigious sector accreditations, AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA, and it regularly achieves top rankings. ESADE’s strength lies in its people. Its more than 50,000 alumni hold positions of responsibility internationally and the school attracts businesspeople, executives, scholars, lawyers and politicians to more than 270 events every year. It offers a multi-campus structure, with campuses in Barcelona and Madrid, has an international advisory board comprising CEOs of major multinationals, and is part of a network of leading management and law universities.

Unique characteristics
ESADE’s main areas of focus are education, research and social dialogue. It has pioneered an education model in Europe based on the development of professional and management skills. It has a Law School and a Business School which offers a renowned Bachelor of Business Administration entirely in English. Free Spanish languages courses are offered to all international students.
Barcelona is seaside city that is famous for its art and architecture, world-class dining – it’s here that molecular gastronomy took off – and its all night, seaside party scene. You can stroll the historic streets and botanic gardens, eat amazing tapas, enjoy a variety of sports on the Mediterranean and visit the numerous museums and galleries showcasing local masters such as Picasso, Miró and Dalí. 

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university is not available on external web. Contact Sydney Abroad for more information on units of study at ESADE.

Subject Area/s: Business


Accounting & Economics




Information Management

Students can take courses from the following Departments: Social Sciences - Languages - People Management and Organisation - Marketing - Operations, Innovation & Data Sciences - Economics - Finance and Accounting - Strategy and General Management.
Exclusions apply.

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Term: August - December
Spring Term: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.  
Grading System
With honours (A+) – 9-10
Outstanding (A) – 9-10
Above Average (B) – 7-8.9
Pass (C-D) – 5-6.9
Fail (F) – 0-4.9

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Spanish, English and Catalan.
Language Requirement
The ESADE BBA is taught in two bilingual sections (Spanish/English and Catalan/English) and also in one section taught entirely in English. Students should have at least a B1 level of Spanish if they wish to take units in Spanish.

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What is the host city like?
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Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university in Spanish and in English. Further information available on ESADE intranet once accepted.

Semester/Term Dates
The University’s calendar is not available online, more information will be provided following acceptance.

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, a city tour around Barcelona with International Student Association members.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. The ESADE International Student Committee (CIEE) provides students with a bridge that spans academic and political borders: activities include week-long exchanges with universities in Europe and Asia, and numerous get-togethers with exchange students.

Information from the host university.
Information from the Spanish Embassy.

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Student Experiences

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