Business Schools Ranking in Spain

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Spanish students aged 6 to 16 undergo primary (colegio) and secondary school (instituto) education, which are compulsory and (like the preceding preschool from age 3) free of charge. Successful students are awarded a Secondary Education Certificate, which is necessary to enter the post-compulsory stage of Schooling (principally the Bachillerato) for their University or Vocational (Formación Profesional) Studies.


Once students have finished their Bachillerato, they can take their University Entrance Exam (Pruebas de Acceso a la Universidad, popularly called Selectividad) which differs greatly from region to region. The compulsory stage of secondary education is normally referred to by its initials: ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria).


The normal duration for University courses is 4 years, except Medicine and some more, which are 6. University studies have 'ECTS credits' as a measure for the lessons, and normally, 60 ECTS are taken each year, so, each course comprises 240 ECTS credits. Passing every subject, and getting the 240 ECTS credits, gives the right to obtaining an academic degree (Grado), architecture or engineering qualification.


Postgraduate courses are Master's degrees (Máster), and Doctoral degrees (Doctorado). The university itself regulates the access, through the Doctorate Commission. It is necessary to have the degree course, architecture or engineering. Own degrees are non-regulated studies leading to an unofficial degree, recognized only by the granting university. These courses have the same structure as the regulated studies. The universities regulate access to their own degrees and they fix the academic fees. They can also offer unofficial postgraduate degrees. On a global scale, Spain has internationally recognized universities known for their excellent degree programs.


Eduniversal in Spain: 23 schools

Schools with 5 Palmes - 3

Schools with 4 Palmes - 5

Schools with 3 Palmes - 9

Schools with 2 Palmes - 4

Schools with 1 Palme - 2


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University and Business Schools Ranking in Spain

5 Palmes Of Excellence - UNIVERSAL business school with strong global influence  

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ESADE Business School

1 520‰

IESE Business School

2 410‰

IE Business School

3 345‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence - TOP business school with significant international influence  

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Universidad Carlos III - Department of Business Administration

1 192‰

EADA Business School

2 175‰

University of Navarra - School of Economics and Business

3 127‰

Universidad Complutense Madrid - Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales

4 122‰

Deusto Business School - Universidad de Deusto

5 83‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence - EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence  

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Pompeu Fabra University - idEC & Barcelona School of Management

1 144‰

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona – Faculty of Economics and Business

2 122‰

Universidad Pontificia Comillas - ICADE Business School

3 109‰

EAE Business School

4 74‰

ESIC Business & Marketing School

5 70‰

Universidad Europea - Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y de la Comunicacion

6 48‰

IQS School of Management – Ramon Llull University (*)

7 39‰

EOI Business School

8 35‰

BES La Salle - Ramon Llull University

9 26‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence - GOOD business school with strong regional influence  

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Instituto Internacional San Telmo

1 26‰

Fundesem Business School

2 13‰

Universidad de Valencia – Dpto Direccion de Empresas Juan José Renau Piqueras (*)

3 -

Universitat de Barcelona Facultat d’Economia i Empresa (*)

3 -

1 Palme Of Excellence - BUSINESS school with considerable local influence  

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Foro Europeo Escuela de Negocios de Navarra

1 31‰

ESEUNE Business School

2 13‰

* New institution approved by the ISC to enter in the 2016 Eduniversal Official Selection