Tuition fees for MBA degree programs in Barcelona: Where to study

Would you like to complete your MBA degree program in Barcelona, Spain? On this page, we show you all of the places in Barcelona where you can undertake studies in an MBA degree program. If you compare this list with the one we provided for studying an MBA degree program in Madrid, it will draw your attention that, while Barcelona is a more cosmopolitan city than Madrid, it offers fewer schools and universities for studying in MBA programs. It especially calls our attention that there is a complete lack of public universities offering MBA degrees in Barcelona. It is because of this that the cost of pursuing MBA studies in Barcelona is somewhat more expensive than the cost of doing so in Madrid.

The best MBA degree programs in Barcelona

However, there are several business schools in Barcelona which rank amongst the finest and most prestigious according to the rankings put out by The Financial Times and Eduniversal. According to them, the best MBA programs on offer in Barcelona are those at the ESADE Business School, IESE Business School and EADA Business School.

Christopher Columbus looking towards the future and wondering whether to do an MBA degree program in Barcelona and the tuition fees.

Photo: Alexander Mueller

Public Universities

Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC)

The Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña is the only public university which offers an MBA Master’s degree program. Taught in Barcelona and the town of Terrassa, it is not given by the UPC itself, but instead in collaboration with two business schools: the EAE Business School (see further below) in Barcelona and the Euncet Business School (see further below) in Terrassa.

Private Universities

Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) – La Salle Campus in Barcelona

People strolling along Las Ramblas in Barcelona.
Las Ramblas in Barcelona. Photo: Moyan Brenn

The Universidad Ramón Llull offers one of the most prestigious MBA degrees in the world. It is given through its business school, the ESADE Business School (see further below).

They also offer an international MBA program through the collaborating school at the La Salle campus.

Tuition fees: €17,800 | Credits: 90 ECTS | Duration: 15 months (classes start in October) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: Spanish (70%) and English (30%) | Address: Barcelona Campus · Sant Joan de La Salle, 42 · 08022 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: no

Further information:

  • The Master’s degree includes a one-week stay at Fudan University in Shanghai in the month of July. During that week, students take part in case studies which they can take advantage of to gain first-hand experience with the complexity created by the challenges and opportunities of working in the world’s largest market.

MBA program website: University Master’s degree in International Business Administration and Technological Innovation Management (MBA) at La Salle Campus

Universitat de Vic (UVIC) – Universitat Central de Catalunya (UCC)

Tuition fees: €7,900 | Credits: 60 ECTS | Duration: 10 months (October – July) | Class schedule: part-time (Friday afternoons / evenings and Saturday mornings) | Language: Spanish | Address: Vic Campus · C/ de la Sagrada Família, 7 · 08500 Vic (Barcelona). Manresa Campus · Av. Universitària 4-6 · 08242 Manresa (Bages).

Internships in companies: no

Further information:

  • Half of the program is given at the campus in Vic and the other half at the campus in Manresa.
  • MBA students get the chance to participate in the intensive Global Strategy course at the University of San Diego School of Business. The course lasts one week and is held during the month of July.
  • The students in this Master’s degree program are given the opportunity to spend a week-long stay at the Córdoba Management School of the Universidad Blas Pascal (UBP) in Argentina.

MBA program website: Master of Business Administration and Management (MBA) at the Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya

Universitat Abat Oliba CEU (UAO)

The Universidad Abat Oliba CEU offers an MBA degree program with the cooperation of Iona College, a university in New York, in the United States. However, the studies in this MBA program are not completed in Barcelona. The program takes place entirely in the United States, so for practical purposes we will not be taking it into account on this page.

MBA program website: Iona – CEU Fast Track MBA Program

Business Schools

CEF (Centro de Estudios Financieros)

Tuition fees: €9,600 | Credits: 60 ECTS | Duration: 18 months (October of Year 1 – February of Year 2) | Class schedule: part-time (Fridays and Saturdays) | Language: Spanish | Address: Gran de Gràcia, 171 · Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF) · 08012 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: yes

Further information:

  • This is a blended course of study: in other words, the classes in person on Fridays and Saturdays are complemented with online seminars.
  • An official dual degree program is offered through the UDIMA (Universidad a Distancia de Madrid), as well as the Master’s degree issued by CEF itself.
  • The very same MBA program given in person in Barcelona can also be taken through distance learning online (online tuition: €6,900).

MBA program website: Master of Business Management and Administration at the Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF)

EADA Business School

Tuition fees: €36,000 | Credits: – ECTS | Duration: 11 months (September – July) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: Spanish and/or English | Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 204 · EADA Business School · 08011 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: no

Further information:

  • This is one of the best business schools in Europe according to the ranking by The Financial Times.
  • Your tuition includes a trip to study abroad (flight, accommodations and the academic program are included in the fee). This trip forms part of the course of study for specialization in the Master’s degree, which offers three different majors: Global Innovation Management, Customer Experience & Multichannel Management, and Structured Finance & Energy.
  • When the EADA Business School’s International MBA program comes to an end, students get the chance to complete a three-month course of study at a business school outside of Spain (not included in the tuition).


MBA program website: International MBA at the EADA Business School

EAE Business School

Tuition fees: €26,500 | Credits: 60 ECTS | Duration: ? (classes begin in April and October) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: Spanish | Address: C/ Aragó, 55 · EAE Business School · 08015 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: yes

Further information:

  • The EAE Business School is one of the most highly-rated business schools in Spain in all the rankings. For example, the Eduniversal ranking scored it as the 12th best business school in Spain.
  • An official dual degree program is offered through the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC), as well as the Master’s degree issued by the EAE itself.
  • When the course of study required to complete this MBA ends in Barcelona, students get the opportunity to go on a stay at Pace University (New York) lasting two weeks (not included in the tuition).
  • This MBA program can also be taken online or through a blended system which is completed both online and in person.

MBA program website: MBA at the EAE Business School

ESADE Business & Law School

Tuition fees: €62,7000 | Credits: 90 ECTS | Duration: 12 months (beginning in September) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: English | Address: Av. Esplugues, 92-96 · ESADE, Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas · 08034 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: optional (not included in the tuition fees)

Further information:

  • ESADE’s MBA program is one of the best in the world, according to the ranking by The Financial Times.
  • Once all of the courses in the full MBA program have been completed at ESADE in Barcelona, students are offered the possibility of lengthening their studies for several months through a study-abroad program and business internships (not included in the tuition).


MBA program website: Full Time MBA at the ESADE Business School

ESEI International Business School Barcelona

Tuition fees: €13,800 | Credits: 120 ECTS | Duration: 24 months (beginning in October) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: English | Address: C/ Montevideo, 31 · ESEI International Business School Barcelona · 08034 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: no

Further information:

  • You can choose from three different fields of specialization within this MBA degree program in Barcelona: Marketing, International Relations and Tourism.


MBA program website: Specialized MBA’s at the ESEI International Business School

ESERP Business School

Tuition fees: €11,920 | Credits: 60 ECTS | Duration: October – June | Class schedule: full-time (afternoons / evenings) | Language: Spanish | Address: C/ Girona, 24 · ESERP Business School · 08010 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: no

Further information:

  • In order to gain entry into this MBA program, it is essential to have acquired at least four years of professional experience beforehand.
  • Students are offered the option of registering for this MBA degree on a part-time basis through a program lasting two years.

MBA program website: Master in Business Administration at the ESERP Business School

EU Business School

Tuition fees: €20,750 | Credits: 90 ECTS | Duration: 10 months (three starting dates: October, January or March) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: English | Address: C/ Ganduxer, 70 · European College Barcelona · 08021 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: no

Further information:

  • This MBA program is divided into three periods, each of which lasts one quarter. During the first two quarters, the basis courses given in an MBA program are completed. During the third quarter, students take the subjects forming part of the field of specialization which they have chosen. The fields of specialization to choose from are: International Business, Communication & PR, International Marketing, Global Banking & Finance, Leisure & Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, E-Business, Sports Management, Human Resources and Design Management.
  • The very same Master’s degree program is also offered through distance learning as an online MBA (€18,200).


MBA program website: MBA degree at the EU Business School

EUNCET Business School

Tuition fees: €9,400 | Credits: 60 ECTS | Duration: 10 months (October – July) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: Spanish | Address: Ctra. de Talamanca Km.3 · 08225 Terrassa (Barcelona) · Spain

Internships in companies: no (the school does offer the possibility of doing internships after the MBA, but they are not guaranteed).

Further information:

  • This school forms part of the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. Because of this, students who complete this MBA degree program in Barcelona will be awarded with two degrees. On the one hand, the degree issued by EUNCET, and on the other, an official degree granted by the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña.
  • Depending on the university degrees you have already earned, you may be required to take complementary educational courses (not included in the tuition).
  • It is possible to register for this MBA program on a part-time basis, with classes three days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the evening.

MBA program website: Official Master of Business Management and Administration from the EUNCET Business School and the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña.

Geneva Business School

Tuition fees: €24,970 | Credits: 90 ECTS | Duration: 18 months (two starting dates: September and February) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: English | Address: Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 617 ppl. · Geneva Business School · 08007 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: optional (the school arranges them, but does not guarantee they will be available).

Further information:

  • The students in this MBA degree program may choose from the following specializations: International Relations, International Management, Digital Marketing, International Hospitality Management, Oil & Gas Management and Sports Management Marketing.


MBA program website: MBA degree at the Geneva Business School

IESE Business School

Tuition fees: €77,700 | Credits: – ECTS | Duration: 19 months (beginning in September) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: English | Address: Av. de Pearson, 21 · IESE Business School – Universidad de Navarra · 08034 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: yes

Further information:

  • Both the MBA degree program at the IESE Business School and the school itself are acknowledged as being among the best in the world, according to the rankings published by The Financial Times.
  • The educational offerings are taught across a time span of 19 months, which is divided into three parts:
    1. The first year, in which the usual subjects typical of most MBA programs are given.
    2. The summer, devoted to completing internships in companies.
    3. And the second year, in which one quarter is spent at a foreign school, two weeks at another foreign school and elective courses are completed as chosen by the student.


MBA program website: MBA degree at IESE Business School – Universidad de Navarra

INSA Business, Marketing & Communication School

Tuition fees: €4,400 | Credits: – ECTS | Duration: 12 months (classes begin in February) | Class schedule: part-time (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons / evenings) | Language: Spanish | Address: C/ Torrent de l’Olla, 208 · INSA Business, Marketing & Communication School · 08012 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: yes

Further information:

  • This Master’s degree program is oriented towards teaching students about the world of small and medium-sized businesses.

MBA program website: MBA degree in Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Management at INSA

UIBS Barcelona Business School

Tuition fees: €16,575 | Credits: 60 ECTS | Duration: 12 months (beginning in any month of the year) | Class schedule: full-time | Language: English | Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 2-4 · United International Business Schools (UIBS) · 08007 Barcelona · Spain

Internships in companies: no (the school arranges them, but does not guarantee availability).

Further information:

  • This MBA program is divided into courses, which allows for a high degree of flexibility when it comes time to register at the school. You can register and begin to study in practically any month of the year.
  • Those students whose university degrees are in fields of study not related to economics and business must take 30 ECTS credits of extra courses (not included in the tuition).
  • This school has sites in many cities around the world. They also offer the option to take part in an exchange program and study abroad for one quarter in any of these cities.
  • After completing the MBA in Barcelona, you can add a six-month extension to your studies in New York (not included in the tuition).


MBA program website: MBA degree at the UIBS Business School

Summary Table

Business SchoolTuitionCreditsDurationLanguageInternships
Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) – La Salle€17,80090 ECTS15 monthsSpanish and EnglishNo
UVIC – UCC€7,90060 ECTS10 monthsSpanishNo
CEF Centro de Estudios Financieros€9,60060 ECTS18 monthsSpanishYes
EADA Business School€36,000-11 monthsSpanish or EnglishNo
EAE Business School€26,50060 ECTS12 monthsSpanishYes
ESADE Business & Law School€62,70090 ECTS12 monthsEnglishNo
ESEI International Business School Barcelona€13,800120 ECTS24 monthsEnglishNo
ESERP Business School€11,92060 ECTS10 monthsSpanishNo
EU Business School€20,75090 ECTS10 monthsEnglishNo
EUNCET Business School€9,40060 ECTS10 monthsSpanishNo
Geneva Business School€24,97090 ECTS18 monthsEnglishNo
IESE Business School€77,700-19 monthsEnglishYes
INSA Business, Marketing & Communication School€4,400-12 monthsSpanishYes
UIBS Barcelona Business School€16,57560 ECTS12 monthsEnglishNo