Business Education in Barcelona

Complete your MBA program on the metropolis on the Mediterranean. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and Barcelona leads Spain in GDP and employment numbers - making it an ideal fit to pivot you into your career. Barcelona is a global city and will give your MBA an international applicability beyond Spain. Select an MBA program and spend a semester abroad or the entire study time in Barcelona. Many MBA programs are co-taught by Spanish or Catalan training institutions and lead the interactive learning experience a step further into your international business career.
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Why study in Barcelona?

Although a Catalan city, Spanish is an official dual language of the region. You can dust off your Spanish, learn some Catalan, or use your English to get around the city. Barcelona has a strong economy and your program will have access to insight from skilled professionals. Barcelona is revered for its art, culture and rhythm of life, so it is sure to make your MBA experience a challenging and fun one.

Creative Culture: Savoring Tradition and Innovation

Barcelona's streets will wind you past medieval Gothic towers, Art Nouveau sculptures, and the latest in Avante Garde architecture. Barcelona prides itself on being at the cutting edge of art and architecture and your walk to your MBA classes may well lead you past one of the nine world heritage sites in the city. Visit Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia which has been under construction since 1882 and the vibrant Park Güell situated in an exquisite nature reserve within the city.

High-Energy Nightlife and Food Culture

When you're not attending courses for your MBA, you can enjoy one of the top nightlife cities in the world. Begin at a tapas bar and get your fill of delicious meats, olives, and wine. Then venture to a club with classmates or new-found friends from Barcelona. You may be kept out later than planned as many of Barcelona's clubs stay open well past daybreak. Each barrio (neighborhood) has a different vibe so you can hop a bus or taxi to the nightlife neighborhood that suits you. 

Vibrant Economy

Despite widespread unemployment in Spain, Barcelona has weathered the economic downturn and boasts Spain's highest GDP and rate of employment. Its leading industries are chemical, pharmaceutical, textiles, automotive, electronic, logistics, publishing, telecommunications and IT services. Tourism is a strong industry in Barcelona as well and the city ranks among the top tourist spots in the world. A number of local and foreign flagship companies have become highly successful such as MapFire Group,  Repsol YPF, Banco Santander, ACS, Telefonica, Gas Natural Fenosa and many more.

Catalan Countryside

On the weekends you can practice your photography skills on medieval mountain villages, visit Michelin star restaurants, sample wine at local vineyards in nearby Girona, and sun yourself on the beaches of the Costa Brava which have inspired countless artists. Cities, towns, and villages are only a train, bus, or rental car-ride away from Barcelona.


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