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cems mim Mar 13, 2023
Master in Management at Esade Barcelona, Spain

Here, we will tell you everything you need to know about a Management Master’s degree at one of the world's leading business schools; Esade. The school is located in Spain's biggest start-up hub, Barcelona, attracting ambitious international students from all around the world. Read below if you want to know more about Esade, its (international) management master’s and the GMAT requirements.


Established in 1958, Esade is well recognized for its high quality education and international scope. The school is at the forefront of management education and committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement and innovation. That commitment is recognized in their consistent world-class rankings as a business school, their program rankings and their triple accreditation. Esade's mission is to teach and research in order to train competent and socially responsible professionals. 



Esade is recognised as the top #4 business schools for Executive Education in the world. (FT 2022 ranking) Additionally, Esade is the 1st business school in Spain, and one of only a handful in Europe, to be awarded the prestigious 'triple crown' of the world's most important accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA, AACBS.

Esade Masters in Management

Before starting an Esade MSc Program in Management, you must have completed an undergraduate degree that entitles you to pursue postgraduate studies in the country granting the degree.

Esade offers the following masters in Management:

  • MSc in Global Strategic Management
  • MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MSc in International Management
  • MSc in Marketing Management
  • MSc in Sustainability Management (NEW)

 All Esade’s management masters are taught entirely in English.

CEMS Master in International Management 

After completing a Master in Management program at Esade, you will get the chance to
extend your studies with a unique one-year experience: the CEMS Master in International Management. The master is offered by a global alliance of 34 leading business schools, multinational corporations and NGOs and is exclusive for a select group of ambitious students. The CEMS master in International Management program is something for you if you have aspirations to pursue a global career. The CEMS master at Esade allows you to qualify with two degree's; the Master in Management degree from Esade and the prestigious CEMS Master in International Management degree. 

When to apply?

You should begin the admission process for one Esade’s masters as soon as possible, as there are very few places in these programs. The committee normally begins allocating places around October and ends in June. If you wait until the last few months, there is a chance that all places will be taken.

Required GMAT-score

First, it is important to note that you must take the GMAT to access an Esade Msc programme in management. For the admission, there is no minimum GMAT score required. The average GMAT score for the Esade Master in Management is 660. Therefore, we recommend that you focus your target score on this average. Second, it is important to know that you do not need to take GMAT for the CEMS Master in International Management application. However, sending in a high GMAT score can help strengthen your application and thus increase your chances of admission. The average GMAT score for the CEMS Master in International Management at Esade is 670. Therefore, we recommend that if you choose to take the GMAT, that you focus your target score on this average.

Hard work and dedication

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