What we are looking for
Candidates that do more than just check the boxes.
We want well-rounded candidates who will not only excel on the programme, but also add value, contribute meaningfully and help create a learning environment in which all the participants on the programme can reach their full potential.
We seek to fill our classes with the most promising students in terms of motivation, commitment and growth potential. In addition to an overall motivation to excel in the programme, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teamwork with leadership potential. Successful candidates tend to possess the following qualities, which are closely related to growth potential: open-mindedness, flexibility and adaptability.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
The admissions process aims to paint a coherent, accurate picture of who you are. We want to know how you impact the world around you and why we should sit up and take note. Beyond your test scores and GPA, we want to find out what it's like to interact with you and why you are likely to succeed in the future.
DON'T BE A SHEEP
Show us your personality – avoid clichés and focus on the values and qualities that are most important to you. The best candidates don’t spend their time building a unique application, but rather creating a life filled with unique opportunities.
PUT YOUR NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE
You get out of your application what you put in. Share with us the specific aspects of the programme that inspire you and tell us why they are relevant to your unique vision of the future.
KEEP THE SHARKS AT BAY
We believe that collaboration --not competition-- is the key to success. So what we really want to know is how you are at developing relationships, because that is what it's all about.
1. REGISTER ON OUR ONLINE ADMISSIONS PLATFORM
Fill out the "Apply now" form on the right to receive an email with a link to register on the admission platform. On the platform, you can complete the application form and upload the required documents*.
Scroll down the page to see how Coronavirus has affected the admissions process.
- Copy of university degree (required for candidates who have completed their degree only)
- University transcripts
- Passport photo
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Copy of foreign passport or Spanish ID
2. SUBMIT TEST RESULTS
Candidates have 3 options:
- Option 1: Take the GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS. EADA accepts the following minimum scores: GMAT 650, TOEFL IBT 100, IELTS 7. (TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers only.) Our GMAT and TOEFL school code is 7024.
- Oprion 2: Take EADA’s own online admission test. EADA’s admission test is oriented to problem solving skills and critical thinking and provides an accurate prediction of candidates’ performance in EADA’s programmes.
- Option 3: Pass the CFA Level I Exam. This option is only available for candidates applying to the International Master in Finance and the International Master in Accounting & Financial Management. Candidates who have passed the CFA Level 1 are not required to submit other test scores (GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS).
3. COMPLETE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
The admission interview is designed to evaluate your motivation, your suitability for EADA’s unique methodology and your potential for personal and professional development.
* Note that admitted candidates wishing to enrol will be required to submit original certified copies of the university degree and transcripts (officially translated into Spanish or English if in another language) and a certified copy of the passport (only for foreign candidates).
Coronavirus admissions process FAQ
The value of flexibility in today's VUCA world.
Coronavirus has had a big impact on all of our lives in many different ways. EADA is committed to supporting candidates who are experiencing difficulties due to the epidemic, and we have created this list of FAQs to guide you through the admissions process as smoothly as possible.
EADA has established a rolling admission deadline. This will ensure that if you miss a deadline by a few days you will not have to wait a whole month for the next deadline. This will also allow us to process applications faster and respond quicker, so that you can get started planning your year at EADA as soon as possible.
You can take EADA’s online admission test as an alternative. Select the option “I will take EADA’s admission test” on your application form.
EADA understands that university closures may temporarily delay your academic documents and recommendation letters. These delays will not impede your completion of the admission process and we will be as flexible as possible. Your Admissions Manager can advise you about your specific case.
This year, EADA is accepting scholarship applications via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
EADA has also set aside additional funds for scholarships for candidates whose application may have been delayed by Coronavirus. We encourage you to apply for funding before one of the two remaining deadlines: May 31 and July 31.
We understand that it is especially difficult to commit to your future studies in these uncertain times. With this in mind, EADA has reduced the initial deposit required for our full time programmes and extended the date for cancellation with minimal penalisation. We hope that this will provide you with ample time to make your final decision without the risk of losing your reservation.
Admission rounds (2020-2021 academic year)
|Deadline||Result||Payment of reservation|
|4 Oct. 2019||8-11 Oct. 2019||4 Nov. 2019|
|8 Nov. 2019||12-15 Nov. 2019||8 Dec. 2019|
|5 Dec. 2019||10-14 Dec. 2019||5 Jan. 2020|
|10 Jan. 2020||14-17 Jan. 2020||10 Feb. 2020|
|7 Feb. 2020||11-14 Feb. 2020||7 Mar. 2020|
|6 Mar. 2020||10-13 Mar. 2020||6 Apr. 2020|
|3 Apr. 2020||7-10 Apr. 2020||3 May 2020|
|4 May 2020||7-11 May 2020||25 May. 2020|
|5 Jun. 2020||9-12 Jun. 2020||26 Jun. 2020|
|3 Jul. 2020||7-10 Jul. 2020||24 Jul. 2020|
After the last admission round deadline, EADA will have a rolling admission policy, and any remaining places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
EADA has several admission rounds for our International Master programmes. You must fill out the online application form, upload all of the required documents, complete the admission test and do the interview before the deadlines listed below to be considered for an admission round.
We recommend completing your application package on the online admissions platform 2 weeks before the admission round deadline to ensure that you have time to complete the interview and admission test.
Applying early will ensure that candidates have ample time to complete the visa process as well as any supplementary language work required. For candidates interested in scholarships, we strongly recommend applying to the first or second admission rounds.
Exclusive 10% discount for candidates admitted in the March and April 2020 deadlines who enrol before the corresponding deadline.
Meet the team
Working together is success.
The EADA admissions team is here to guide you through the entire admissions process, from the moment you request information to your arrival in Barcelona. With over 25 years of combined experience in the field, we host online and in-person recruiting events around the world and assess a wide variety of candidate profiles every year. The team members enjoy the rewards and challenges that each new crop of candidates brings, and we look forward to learning about you during the admissions process.
Admissions Director, International Degree Programmes