Esade is a global institution founded in Barcelona that has been training individuals into the fields of business, law and executive education for more than 60 years. It is tied into international alliances with top universities and institutions from all around the globe, which nourishes its approach to an internationalised way of teaching.

Its flipped-learning methodology allows the students to acquire fundamental knowledge before the classes and develop on it with the professors’ guidance. The school believes that this strategy enhances the transformational power of the students’ educational experiences because they are playing an important role in their own learning process.

According to its website, “meaningful change happens when innovation and social commitment come together”. This is why the school wants to be involved in creating a new generation of leaders that through knowledge and integrity will build a better future.

To do so, the school has developed different entrepreneurship programmes like the MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the full-time MBA programme which has been ranked as the best in Europe and fifth in the world for entrepreneurs by the Financial Times. There is the Esade Entrepreneurship Institute, which supports students to develop their ideas into new businesses. Or, the Rambla of Innovation, where through the use of different ‘learning labs’, the students learn to do research and testing to find out if their ideas are achievable, to manufacture prototypes or to learn how to plan and implement a new company.

Esade | Innovative learning and entrepreneurship in a global institution

One of Esade latest proposals is the ‘in-on’ programme portfolio, including hybrid Executive Education master programmes that combine the advantages of face-to-face training with those of online training. The ‘in-on’ programmes also include the Open Programmes which are 100 per cent online and have syllabuses in Influence Management, Digital Transformation and eSports, among others.

With these programmes, the school is encouraging its innovative educational systems which help the student to play a central role in their own learning process. “We try to translate the same teaching techniques we do in class to their online learning, we provide them with dynamic content, so they need to be proactive and interactive with the content. And always keep researching to widen their knowledge,” says Marc Cortés director of the Omnichannel and E-commerce Strategies ‘in-on’ programme.

Marc continues: “Esade’s values of autonomy, auto-organisation, identifying problems and how to solve them, together with the absolute relevant and up-to-date content gives students the entrepreneurial skills so valuable today”.

Esade’s involvement with entrepreneurship goes beyond the classroom as it takes part in 4YFN (‘Four Years from Now’) – start-up exhibition at Mobile World Congress. The school will be holding sessions and talks, where the main idea is how to bring education and innovation together to foster the leaders of a fair and prosperous society.

Esade Digital Transformation Programs

- Big Data Analytics for Executives
- Executive Master in Business Analytics
- Executive Master in Digital Business
- Digital Leadership
- Master in ICT Law, Social Networks and Intellectual Property
- MSc in Business Analytics


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