International MBA

11 months
Full time
+ 3 years

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
  • 400 patent applications and 498 utility model applications
  • +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
  • 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", 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.

  • Get to know your classmates

    Before even arriving in Barcelona, you can get to know your classmates in your Facebook group.

  • Practical information

    Read up on up-to-date, practical information about healthcare, accommodation, mobile services and student visa procedures.

  • Exclusive rates

    Enjoy exclusive rates for local services (gyms, language schools, restaurants, etc.) as an EADA participant.

  • Monthly emails

    Receive monthly emails with news about the school as well as Barcelona, so that you feel right at home as soon you arrive.

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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