Capital of Catalonia, and the second largest city in Spain, Barcelona is a dynamic European business centre and one of the world’s most popular cosmopolitan destinations. Its excellent geographical location by the sea, combined with its reputation as an international trade hub, and status as an innovative, artistic melting pot, attracts a wealth of talent, not to mention tourists!
As a student, life in Barcelona is never dull. There is a huge variety of cultural, artistic and sporting activities to experience, all set against the magnificent architectural backdrop of the city. The narrow streets of the different quarters host a vast number of cafés, bars, boutiques and nightclubs, and further afield there are mountains, beaches and stunning towns to explore. You can truly call Barcelona the city which never sleeps!
Programs at TBS Barcelona
- Bachelor in Management
Three-year program taught in both English and Spanish (Castilian), students can study the first year in Barcelona and then change to Toulouse or to one of our partner universities. The teaching style is personalized, professionally oriented and has a strong international focus.
- Master in Management
Completed partially at the Toulouse campus; courses are taught in English and Spanish.
- Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing (Fashion & Luxury or Mass Market), and Finance
Double diploma with UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), 12 months of classes + 6 months of internship, classes in English.
- Summer School
A 3 week, 12 credit program held in July, providing undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain crucial theoretical and hands-on business practice, taught entirely in English. This is also available as a Joint Program over 6 weeks with TBS's Toulouse campus.
- International exchange
Available for students at TBS’ international partner universities. Courses are designed to equip undergraduate students with key theoretical and practical skills in Marketing, Human Resources, Negotiation, Management Accounting, Distribution, International Contracts and Supply Chain Management. Available for students at TBS’ international partner universities.
History of TBS Barcelona
Toulouse Business School and the French Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona founded the Escuela Superior Europea de Comercio (ESEC), or ESEC, in 1995. The goal was to open an elite business school similar to the “Grande Ecoles” in France – truly international, allowing its students to feel at ease with the linguistic, cultural, and business spheres on both sides of the Pyrenees. In 2004, Toulouse Business School assumed complete control of ESEC becoming Toulouse Business School Barcelona Campus. In 2008, due to continuing growth, the campus moved to new facilities in the heart of Barcelona. In 2013, it officially became known as Toulouse Business School and its Barcelona Campus (ESEC) became TBS Barcelona.
TBS Barcelona in Numbers
- 5 programs: Bachelor in Management, Master in Management, MSc Marketing Management, MSc Marketing Fashion and Luxury, MSc Finance.
- Languages: English (Bachelor Year 1 also available in Spanish)
- 600 students
- 8 full-time professors, 95 affiliated professors
- 30 administrative staff
- 70% international students from 25 countries
- 3500 m2 facilities in the heart of Barcelona