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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant


May 26, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Esade MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Esade is 690 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after Esade MBA?

The average salary at Esade for the last graduating class was €74,970. 93% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (18%), Finance (19%) and technology (28%) oriented functional roles. 

Located in Barcelona Spain, ESADE draws students from all over the world. Twenty-nine percent of the 2020 class came from South America, 27% from Europe, 26% from Asia and 13% from North America. The four pillars of the full-time MBA program are Collaborative Leadership, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication Skills. 

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€ 76,500 

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€ 23,00

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Esade

The Tuition fees for Esade MBA is €76,500  and an additional  € 23,00 in living cost. 

An MBA requires a considerable investment of both time and money. The return is a key to the door of your future career. Esade makes it as easy as possible for talented candidades to access scholarships, student loans for program fees, and other financing options.

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ESADE Application Essays

  • What Which aspects have you improved on during your academic and professional career so far? Which tools or values have helped you achieve this?
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • How will your background, values and non-work-related activities enhance the experience of other ESADE MBA students and add to the diverse culture we strive for at ESADE? (Note: The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have accomplished) (250 words)
  • What are your motivations in pursuing a full-time MBA at this point in your life? Describe your mid-term and long-term visions for your post-MBA career path. What is it about Esade you think will help you reach your goals?
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)

ESADE Recommendation Ques.

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  •  What are the areas in which you believe the candidate needs to improve? (Max 500 characters).
  • Please comment on the candidate’s potential for management. Describe an occasion in which you observed the candidate in a leadership role. (Max 500 characters)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about HEC Paris

Each intake includes a maximum of 190 students divided into three sections.

The Esade Full-time MBA accepts one intake per year and classes start in September. The program is flexible, which means that students can decide to complete the MBA in 12, 15, or 18 months. Classes are conducted from Monday through Friday. The first seven months of the program consist of obligatory core courses followed by the electives phase.
Esade has bilateral agreements with universities around the world and approximately 35 percent of MBA students participate in an exchange program. If demand is high for limited places at a particular university, you will be evaluated on the basis of your academic record and a personal interview. However, exchange program participants don’t have to take an exam or complete an application form.

The best way to know more about our campus is to visit us. If you’re in Barcelona and want to visit our campus outside of established on-campus events, we would be happy to take you on a tour of our facilities.

Contact us by email at [email protected], or call our admissions office on the number below to arrange a time and day to suit you.

The Admissions Team is in our Sant Cugat campus and from September 2022, also in our Full Time MBA new home, our Barcelona Executive Campus.

We work on a rolling admissions-basis within each deadline, so please don’t worry if you miss a deadline by a couple of days. We understand that there could be unexpected delays on your side due to Covid-19 disruptions and hope that you will understand that there may also be technical problems on our side that could delay the application review process.

If you wish to be considered for a late application post the final deadline, please click here for further information.

Although scholarship funds normally run out before the final deadline, we have reserved funds to last throughout the entire process.

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