EADA - in the heart of Barcelona
Discover what it’s like to live and study in the Barcelona city centre first-hand. Five international students share their experience during their first month on the EADA-Barcelona City Centre Campus.
The main EADA campus is located in the heart of Barcelona, just a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and the most famous of Gaudi’s buildings.
With more than a thousand years of history, Barcelona is an important source of architectural, artistic and cultural heritage that our students are able to enjoy daily. It is a lively city with a constant flow of locals and tourists that fill the restaurants, bars and shopping districts.
Premier entrepreneurial hub
Innovative government initiatives have simplified the process for starting a company and established tax benefits for startups, making Barcelona one of the premier entrepreneurial hubs in Europe. Daily events for entrepreneurs are held around the city and networking opportunities allow key players to collaborate easily.
- 18,748 new businesses created in Catalonia in 2015
- 400 patent applications and 498 utility model applications in 2014
- +10 leading startup accelerators (Wayra, Startupbootcamp, Seedrocket)
Centre for international business activity
Catalonia is the headquarters of more than 5,000 foreign companies, with 90% of them based in the Barcelona metropolitan area. Most foreign companies have been in the area for 10 years or more, demonstrating a high degree of stability and return on investment.
- 4th in international investment in Europe
- Top region in Spain for foreign headquarters
- 167,439 companies headquartered in Barcelona
A well-connected city
Barcelona is the gateway to southern Europe, the transport capital of the Mediterranean area, a bridge to the Maghreb and a platform to Latin America. Companies with headquarters in Barcelona can supervise markets all over the world.
- 213 international flights weekly
- 47,057 million euros in exports in 2014
- 5th city in international congresses in the world
High quality of life attracts top talent
The local professional opportunities, climate and lifestyle attract top talent from all over the world, with a full 16% of the population made up of foreign nationals.Barcelona's human capital is well trained, with 54% of the city's active population working in knowledge-intensive services.
- 7th city for labour attractiveness in the world
- 2,636 annual sunshine hours; annual mean temperature: 18 ºC / 64 ºF
- 6th Best City Reputation in the world
SOURCE: "Barcelona Data Sheet 2015", Barcelona Activa
Supporting you every step of the way
At EADA Business School, we know that it can be a challenge to relocate to a new city, and we do everything we can to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Beginning Spanish course
Take advantage of our 30-hour beginning Spanish course to help you get around the city.
Get to know your classmates
Before even arriving in Barcelona, you can get to know your classmates in the Meeting Point Forum in the Virtual Campus.
Read up on up-to-date, practical information about healthcare, accommodation, mobile services and student visa procedures.
Enjoy exclusive rates for local services (gyms, language schools, restaurants, etc.) as an EADA participant.
Receive monthly emails with news about the school as well as Barcelona, so that you feel right at home as soon you arrive.
Alberto Cañas, Spain
Master in Marketing
CEO & Founder, The Box Populi
“It’s funny that EADA Career Services helped me find my first job after graduating from the Master, and that now I am again using their services…but this time for recruitment. After a few years in the area, I detected a need and decided to start my own business. Now, when I look back, I can confirm that the entrepreneurial path was definitely worth it.”
Philipp Blochmann, Brazil
Managing Partner, EB Consult
“After finishing my MBA, writing business plans seemed so easy that I decided to write my own. I became an entrepreneur, opening the first indoor golf academy in Spain, representing golf simulators and golf training software in Spain and Portugal. There is no doubt that my experience at EADA. It also gave me the courage to start over if necessary and to never to be afraid of changes or challenges.”
Gael Sydness, Norway
Master in Management
Co-Founder, Zeguestlist - Event Technology
“As I was setting up my own business during the Master, the combination of experienced professors willing to answer questions, as well as the opportunity to choose many electives and to focus my final project on my company’s business plan gave me a big part of the tools and knowledge I needed.”
Michael Burmester, Germany
Owner, Kobe Club
Founder and Managing Partner, Belia Seniorenresidenzen GmbH
“In order to better assess this business opportunity, I decided to make it the focus of my Final Project at EADA. This meant that I had four great MBA classmates working on the idea with me! I greatly benefitted from their input when putting the Kobe Club into practice.”
Estimated living expenses
Living expenses in Barcelona are relatively low compared with those of other major European cities. Expenses vary widely depending on participants’ housing and lifestyle choices. The information provided here is an average based on current students’ expenses. The majority of participants choose to share accommodation and use public transport regularly.
EADA does not offer on-campus accommodation, but we provide resources to ensure that you find the housing option that is right for you during your stay in Barcelona.
Estimated monthly living expenses
- Housing: € 450 - 900
- Transportation: €60 - €70
- Utility expenses: €100 - €200
- Food: €250 - €400
- Other expenses: €250 - €450
- Monthly budget: € 1,110 - €2,020
Katia Naji, Lebanon
MASTER IN MARKETING
“EADA is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Barcelona, a cosmopolitan city where people congregate to live, work and travel together. On my first day in Barcelona, I instantly felt at home.”
Khaled Mohamed Hossam, Egypt
Application Developer, IBM
“Studying my MBA in the city centre of Barcelona had a huge impact on me; the rich architectural, artistic and cultural heritage of the city became part of my everyday life.”
Hongtao Goa, China
Master in Finance
Assistant Financial Manager, JiangHai Investment Group
“My stay in Barcelona has been a fantastic experience. What I liked most is the vitality of the city, which makes me hopeful for the future.”