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Esade MSBA

October 9, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Esade MSBA?

Short Answer – All things considered, the average GMAT score for Esade MSBA  is 660+. If you score above 660, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – However, 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 MIT 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 catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing 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 go up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after Esade MSBA?

The average starting salary after Esade MSBA for the last graduating class amounted to  €49,571.00. Altogether, 96% of the Esade MSBA graduating class was employed within 3 months of graduation.

The majority of the class went into the technology (39%) sector followed by consulting (27%), Finance (15%) and other oriented functional roles. 

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 € 30,500

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€ 24,000

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Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Esade MSBA

The Tuition fee for the Esade MSBA program is € 30,500 and an approximately additional  € 24,000 living cost is required for sustenance.

All things considered, the total cost of attendance sums up to around € 54,500. You can apply for various scholarships offered at Esade. Make sure to apply timely as per their requirements.

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Esade MSBA Application Essays

The ESADE application comprises of 4 long essays and 2 short essays. Like most universities, ESADE also takes its essays very seriously and uses it as a medium to understand the strengths and weaknesses of prospective students. So make sure your essays are top-notch.

Question 1- Complete ONE of the following questions.

What makes you YOU?

1. Which country/culture do you consider the most different from your own? Why? If you were sent there, how would you adapt? How would you help somebody from that country to adapt to your own?

2. Are there any attributes and competencies you consider crucial to succeed when dealing with diversity in the corporate world? Are those different to the ones you would use in your personal life?

3. Share with us the most amazing experience you have had far away from your comfort zone? And the most shocking one? And the worst?(max 3 000 characters)

Question 2-

Why do you think ESADE’s MSc Programs in Management are a good fit for you? (3000 Characters)

Question 3-

Describe your mid-term and long-term visions for your post-MSc Program in Management career path. What is it about ESADE you think will help you reach your goals? (3000 Characters) 

Question 4-

Please, provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information. (max 3 000 characters)

Question 5-

Are you applying to other Schools? Please provide detail of Schools and Programmes. This information is for our own records; it will not affect the Admissions Committee’s decision. Maximum 255 characters (including spaces).

Question 6-

Did you learn about this programme through an Alumnus recommendation? If so please provide us with the name and graduation year. Maximum 255 characters (including spaces).



Esade MSBA Recommendation Ques.

Furthermore, the admission to Esade Business Analytics program requires two letters of recommendation. It is suggested that references are written specifically by individuals who can evaluate your quantitative skills and your management potential (e.g., professors, employers, and managers).

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 Esade MSBA

It is not mandatory, as we can conduct online interviews for Esade MSBA admission. But when possible, they recommend candidates take their interviews in person.

For Esade MSBA program admission, you can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detail these experiences on your CV (Resumé).

You must submit proof of your English level for admission to the Esade MSBA program. If you are a native English speaker or you have completed your bachelor’s degree in English, you may be exempt from the requirement to take a language test. If your bachelor’s degree was taught entirely in English (+ 120ECTS), please send us a certificate from your university (e.g. diploma supplement) stating the language of instruction.

You should begin the Esade MSBA admissions process as soon as possible given that there are very few places on these programs; the committee starts assigning places around October and finishes in June. If you wait until the final months, all the positions may be filled. You do not need to wait until you have all the supporting documents to submit your online application. 

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