A French business school, in Barcelona, where everybody speaks English.
Let TBS become your international business school in Barcelona. Each year, TBS Barcelona hosts more than 700 students, 36% of whom are international, 58% French and 6% Spanish.
Barcelona, the Catalan capital and the second largest city in Spain, is a dynamic European business center and one of the world’s most popular and cosmopolitan destinations. Its outstanding setting by the sea, along with its role as a center of commerce and its innovative spirit, have made it a focal point of attraction and a cultural melting pot.
The Bachelor in Management is delivered at TBS Barcelona, which is also home to the official Master in Management program as well as its own degrees: MSc Fashion & Luxury Marketing, MSc Finance, MSc Marketing Management and the Summer School.
Campus Director: Olivier Benielli
Programs taught: Bachelor program, Master of Science programs and the Summer School
Students per year: over 600 students
International ratio: 36% international students in total; 62% on the Bachelor and 14% on Master programs
Spoken languages: English, Spanish and French
Locations: Trafalgar campus, Trafalgar library and Bailén campus
Professors: 7 permanent and more than 150 associate professors
Administrative personnel: more than 40 professionals
International school in Barcelona
The Barcelona business school is notable for the highly international profile of its students. More than 60% of students on the Bachelor program are international and come from over 60 different countries. For this reason, the working language on the campus is primarily English.
In the heart of the city
The TBS Barcelona facilities are situated in the heart of the city, halfway between Barceloneta beach and the Tibidabo mountain. Attending a business school in Barcelona allows our students to enjoy the city’s highly regarded entrepreneurial ecosystem, its multicultural environment and its Mediterranean character.
The Bachelor facilities and the school’s library are located in the building on calle Trafalgar (view on the map), while the calle Bailén building (view on the map) hosts the majority of the classes for the Master courses.
The smaller dimensions of the Barcelona campus, compared to Toulouse, allows the students to have a more friendly relationship with the staff and professors at the school.
The follow-up that is provided for TBS Barcelona students is highly personalized and the school makes a great effort to organize activities that enable the optimal integration of students.
Half of the teaching body at the Barcelona business school are international and come from more than 30 different countries.
In addition to the permanent research professors at TBS, students on the Bachelor and Master programs are taught by more than 150 associate professors, many of whom are professionals from the business world who are able to share their experience with their classes.
TBS WAY student association
TBS Barcelona would not be the same without the TBS WAY student association. They are the driving force behind the organization of all kinds of recreational activities that will help you to enjoy Barcelona to the full and strengthen bonds with your classmates. They also act as the right hand to the school’s staff.
A little history
TBS Barcelona, formerly ESEC, was established in 1995 by the French Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona and Toulouse Business School, then known as ESC Toulouse. Its goal was to create a business school in Barcelona that rivalled the quality of the French “Grandes Écoles”.
In 2004, Toulouse Business School (ESC Toulouse) completely absorbed ESEC, which then became its Barcelona campus. The business school in Barcelona grew so rapidly that in 2008 it moved to its current location in the heart of the city on C. Trafalgar and C. Bailén.
When ESC Toulouse was officially renamed Toulouse Business School in 2013, the Barcelona campus, which until then had been known as ESEC, also changed its name to TBS Barcelona.
Since then, the Barcelona campus has continued to grow: it began in 1997 with 45 students and today it hosts more than 700; it started with 4 employees and approximately 40 professors, and it now employs more than 40 professionals and around 160 professors; and, in 1997, the school’s students came from just 3 different countries, but today 61 different nationalities are present on campus.
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