TBS Education in Barcelona is the Spanish campus of TBS Education and one of the most international campuses of the group, where Bachelor, Master and other short programs like the Summer School are delivered.

To have a truly international experience in Barcelona is possible at TBS Education. Each year, more than 600 students from around the world are taught in our classrooms, which are situated in the heart of one of Europe’s most inspirational cities.

TBS Education is a multicampus business school with its main headquarters in Toulouse, as well as three more campuses in Barcelona, Casablanca and Paris. The future talent of the business world is shaped at TBS Education, most importantly from an international and practical perspective.

In Barcelona, programs are taught entirely in English. TBS Education students hail from over 45 different countries, in addition to Barcelona being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain.

TBS Education rankings and accreditations

TBS Education occupies top positions in both the international and French rankings:

  • 1st place in the MOCI ranking of bachelor’s degrees in international business (2022).
  • 1st place in the FT120 ranking of business schools and Internet of Things (2021).
  • 2nd place in the Classement Licence Management Général & Gestion d’entreprise TOP 25 ranking, by Eduniversal, for Bachelor in Management (2023).
  • 2nd place in Le Point ranking in the category for best ecological transition (2023).
  • 2nd place in Le Figaro Étudiant ranking (2023) of Bachelor in Management (2023).
  • 3rd place in the L’Etudiant ranking of Bachelor in Management degrees (2021).
  • 4th place in the L’Etudiant ranking of bachelor’s degrees in terms of academic excellence (2021).
  • 7th place in the commitment towards ecological transition by ChangeNOW and Les Echos START (2022).
  • 11th place in Le Parisien Étudiant ranking of best postgraduate programs of business schools in France with our Master in Management (2023).
  • 11th place in the Le Parisien Étudiant ranking of bachelor’s degree programs (2021).
  • 11th place in Le Point ranking for business schools with our Master in Management (2023).
  • 10th place in the ranking of Schools with the Master in Management program in France, according to L’Etudiant (2023).
  • 5th place in the Challenges ranking of Bachelor’s degrees (2022).
  • 12th place in the Le Figaro ranking of French business schools (2023).
  • 55th place in the Financial Times ranking of European business schools (2022).
  • 50th place in the Financial Times ranking of Masters in Management (2022). 

Furthermore, TBS Education is one of the few business schools that can claim to possess the sector’s three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. In total, only 1% of business schools worldwide have this triple accreditation.

Study in Barcelona

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  • 1st place as the best student city in Spain (QS, 2022).
  • 1st place as the city with the best foreign investment strategy (fDi, 2019).
  • 1st place as Southern Europe’s most dynamic startup ecosystem (Gencat, 2018).
  • 6th city in the world to live, visit, research, and work (World Best Cities 2023 ranking).
  • 6th most appealing city in Europe to invest (European Investor Intentions Survey 2023 by CBRE, 2023).
  • 3rd best city to build a startup (Startup Heatmap Europe , 2022)
  • 2nd best city in strategy to attract the technology sector (fDi Intelligence 2020 report)
  • 5th in the prospect of receiving investments in innovation, technology, and start-ups (Top 10 Tech Cities of The Future 2020/2021)
  • 7th city in the list of cities as the most powerful tourist brands (Saffron City Brand Barometer 2020 ranking)
  • 4th city in the BCW 2021 Ranking of Sports Cities, 2021 (TSE Consulting and Around the rings magazine).
  • 18th list of most competitive cities in the world by Global Power City Index (2020).

TBS Education – Barcelona has academic programs: an official degree, the Bachelor in Management; as well as an official master’s degree, the Master in Management; six Master of Science qualifications and one summer course for undergraduate students.

The facilities are situated in the 22@, the district of knowledge, education, and start-ups of the city.

Address: Carrer de Veneçuela, 116 (Barcelona)


Campus: Open Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Summer schedule: 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.


09:00 to 20:00
Monday to Thursday

09:00 to 18:00

Special holiday hours during Christmas, Easter and summer.

Statistics for TBS Education – Barcelona

650+ students

45+ nationalities

Nine academic programs

Nine permanent research professors

150+ associate professors

Faculty and research

The TBS Education professors are experts who maintain close contact with the business sector alongside their intensive research projects, which are conducted at an international level. Meet the Barcelona professors or browse the entire TBS faculty.

International school

The international character of TBS Education is reflected in the statistics that show where our students come from.

Learning through practice

The key to your experience at TBS Education in Barcelona will be our hands-on methodology in the classes and the professional internships at real companies

The best way to learn business is by putting your knowledge into practice. For this reason, professional internships with companies are an essential part of the curriculum of all our programs.

Furthermore, to make the leap into the working world easier, the classes at TBS Education are developed according to a hands-on methodology. This involves putting theory into practice through case studies, exercises with real companies, working in teams, and public presentations.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, this Barcelona-based business school is for you. TBS Education nurtures business talent through its Career Starter and Business Starter services. So if you have your own project, TBS Education will give you the tools you need to develop it. 

A little history

The Barcelona site of TBS Education, formerly ESEC, was founded in 1995 by the French Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona. Their aim was to create a business school in Barcelona that was of the same quality as the French Grandes Écoles. TBS Education, known at the time as ESC Toulouse, was their academic partner. 

In 2004, TBS Education (ESC Toulouse) acquired ESEC, which then became their Barcelona campus. However, the Barcelona business school grew so rapidly that in 2008 it had to relocate to the current facilities in calle Trafalgar and calle Bailén, right in the heart of the city.

In 2013, ESC Toulouse officially changed its name to Toulouse Business School (TBS). The Barcelona campus, known up until then as ESEC, also changed its name to TBS Education in Barcelona.

Since that moment, the Barcelona campus has continued to grow: in 1997 it began with 45 students, but now has over 700; in the beginning, it started with 4 employees and around 40 professors, at present it employs over 30 professionals and some 160 professors; in 1997, the school’s students hailed from 3 different countries, whereas today there are over 60 nationalities among our student body.

TBS Education, the multi-campus business school

4 campuses, 3 accreditations, 1 school open to the world

4 Campus TBS Education

TBS Education, founded in Toulouse (France), has been shaping the future talent of the business sector for over 100 years.

Each year, more than 5,000 students fill the classrooms on the four TBS campuses in Toulouse, Barcelona, Casablanca and Paris.