Best Business Schools in Spain: Rankings, Top Courses


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Anumika Bahukhandi
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Sep 8, 2023 01:21 IST

Spain has various world-renowned universities and business schools which exist there with a good population of international students. Pursuing a business programme or an MBA in Spain can help you build a good network which may help you in future with regard to career opportunities. Those planning to study a business course in Spain can read the article till the end and find out about the best business schools in Spain, the cost of pursuing an MBA in Spain, popular business courses available, and much more.

Best Business Schools in Spain

Studying in Spain can be an exciting experience as the country has a lot to offer in terms of culture and learning. It is also among the top countries which possess the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage cities. People in Spain are full of vim and vigor and love to stay connected to their traditions and rituals. One can pursue a degree in business in distinct sub-domains such as finance, economics, business management, marketing, business law, etc. Students from countries such as Egypt, India, Columbia, Mexico, Germany, China, USA, France, Italy, etc., are enrolled at courses at different levels such as undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, etc.

Although most of the higher education institutes in Spain teach in Spanish, a good number of universities and business schools where lessons taught are in English as well. This makes it more convenient for the overseas lot as they comprehend well. Also, those planning a career in Spain post-studies can try their luck in cities such as Madrid and Barcelona as they have multiple MNCs and reputed organisations, which are also internationally acclaimed. The International Student's Guide to Spain can assist you in planning your higher education in Spain.

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Why Study in Spain?

Studying in Spain can be a great overall experience as the country has loads to offer in terms of culture, food, music, and lifestyle. The education provided is of high quality, with the student satisfaction rate recorded at a high level. Some of the factors which can convince one to pursue higher education in Spain have been explained below:

  • High-Quality Education: Spain has various universities and colleges which are well-known in Europe and across the world and attract students from different parts of the globe. Students who are not well-versed in English have the option to pursue a course at the master’s or doctoral level in English.
  • Affordable Cost of Studying: Spain as a study abroad destination is quite economical in terms of tuition fees as compared to some of the other Western nations. If you choose to study in a small city, even your living costs will be much lower. In case of high tuition fees, there is always an option of scholarships or grants which are easily available for international students.
  • Learning Spanish: As most of the courses in Spain are taught in Spanish, you can either enroll yourself on some language course or take classes to improve your Spanish before you apply for studying in Spain or before your programme commences. This way, you will be able to master another foreign language which will obviously be a plus point.

Best Business Schools in Spain

Before you finalise or filter business schools in Spain ensure that you do thorough research about those institutes in terms of ranking, student outcome, research, graduate career outcome, etc. Go for the university which best suits your interests and future goals. Also, learn what is the Cost of Studying in Spain in 2023 and learn about budgeting. Every city in Spain has different characteristics and its own benefits. So make sure to do your homework well.

Given below is a list of the best business schools in Spain according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 2023, by subject (business and economics). The popular programmes offered at these institutes are also mentioned in the table.


Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 by Subject: Business & Economics

Business Study Areas

Pompeu Fabra University #85 Master in Accounting & Financial Management, MBA, EMBA, Blended Master in Accounting & Financial Management
University of Navarra #96 Economics & Finance, Governance & Organisational Culture, Banking & Financial Regulation, Economics & Data Analytics, Business Administration & Finance and Accounting
Autonomous University of Barcelona #101-125 Business Administration & Management, Business & Information Technology, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Applied Research in Economics & Business, Labour Economics, Marketing, Economics & Business Administration
Universitat Ramon Llull #101-125 Management Sciences, Business Administration & Management, International Business, Transformational Business & Social Impact, BBA, BBA & Law
Carlos III University of Madrid #251-300 MBA, Business & Finance, Actuarial & Financial Science, Finance, Entrepreneurship & Business Venturing, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing
University of Granada #251-300 Business Management & Administration, Political Science & Public Administration + Law, Computer Science + Business Management & Administration, Civil Engineering + Business Management & Administration, Economics & Business Management
University of Salamanca #301-400 Business Administration & Management + Law, Business Administration & Management + Computer Engineering, Economics, SBM Management
University of Barcelona #401-500 International Business, Business Research, Executive MBA
University of Castilla-La Mancha #401-500

Economics, Business Administration & Management, Business Administration & Management – Tourism, Entrepreneurship: Analysis & Strategies, Modeling and Analysis of Economic Data, Banking and Quantitative Finance, Tourism Business Management, Business Strategy & Marketing

University of Deusto #401-500

Business Management & Administration, BMA + Financial Analyst Basics, Industrial Organisation Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Management Languages & International Trade, BMA + International Relations, Accounts Auditing, Finance

Open University of Catalonia #401-500

Taxation, Marketing, SAP, Human Resources, Economic Administration, Finances, Business Intelligence, Quality & Innovation, Logistics & Operations

University of Valencia #401-500

Business Administration & Management, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Economics, Finance & Accounting, International Business

University of the Balearic Islands #501-600

Business Administration & Management, Economics, Business Administration + Law, Business Administration + Tourism

Technical University of Cartagena #501-600

Economics, Financial Economics & Accounting, Business Economics

Complutense University of Madrid #501-600

Business Administration, Economics, MBA, Auditing & Accounting, Banking & Quantitative Finance, International Economics & Development, Business Finance

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Best MBA Schools In Spain

MBA or Master of Business Administration is one of the most sought-after degrees in the world. We have provided the list of Spain's top universities which are known for their MBA courses as per the QS Global MBA Rankings, 2023. The rank of each of these institutes is given next to their names.

Institute QS Global MBA Rankings 2023
IE Business School, Madrid #7
IESE Business School, Barcelona #10
Esade Business School, Barcelona #17
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid #111-120
EADA Business School, Barcelona #151-200
ESIC Business & Marketing School, Madrid/Barcelona/Spain #151-200
EAE Business School, Barcelona/Madrid/Spain #201-250
GBSB Global Business School, Barcelona/Madrid/Spain #201-250
ISDI, Madrid/Barcelona/Spain #251+

The aforementioned institutes offer MBA courses in various formats such as full-time, part-time, and online as well as executive. So when you move forward with selecting a study format, remember your job level, commitments, requirements, and goals. In Spain, the duration of a full-time MBA course is usually 1-2 years, whereas a part-time MBA programme can extend a little more. You can also work along with studying if you're pursuing a part-time MBA.

Read More: Part-time Work Options in Spain for International Students

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