How to apply to BSE Executive Education Courses

The information below refers to all Barcelona School of Economics Executive Education Courses.

Please refer to each individual Executive Education Course page for the requirements and deadlines specific to that course. We will be glad to assist you with any further queries you may have. 

Entry Requirements

Previous knowledge

The BSE Executive Education Courses are taught at a high academic standard. The level of the material is equivalent to what is presented in our Master’s programs. Successful candidates will usually demonstrate one or more of the following in an application to our courses:

  • A strong background in Economics or a field closely related to the course topic (Statistics, Law, etc.)
  • Postgraduate degree or current Master’s/PhD studies related to the course topic
  • Relevant professional experience

Suitability of the course

Before confirming their attendance to an Executive Education course, applicants are responsible for establishing the relevance and suitability of it for their individual requirements, through consideration of the information supplied on our webpage, or asking questions to the Admissions Counselors to verify their eligibility, if necessary.

English language proficiency

All courses are taught entirely in English. While no language certificate is required at the moment of application, participants are expected to have enough command of the language to follow and benefit from the course without causing disruption to the development of the class.

Application Process

Admissions process for individuals

  1. Access the application system and create a new application for the Executive Course you wish to apply to.
  2. Complete the information in all of the sections of the application form and submit your application on the last screen.
    1. You will be required to upload an up-to-date CV (or your personal webpage or LinkedIn profile if you consider it contains enough information to show your eligibility) and proof or reference if you apply for reduced fees.
  3. If your application is accepted, you will receive an email including your letter of acceptance/invitation and the total course fees to be paid.

You can contact the Admissions team for assistance at any time throughout the application process.

Registration process for companies and institutions

  1. The company representative should contact the Institutional Relations team who will guide them through the Corporate Registration process.
  2. BSE will apply the discounts agreed and the company representative will receive an email with a summary of the final fee quotation.
  3. After approval of the registration and quotation, BSE will proceed to issue an invoice for the confirmed payment.

A place in the course will only be guaranteed once we have received the full payment of the fees. Please be aware that course places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum class capacity is reached. Both face-to-face and online courses have limited seats to guarantee the quality of interactions with instructors and classmates. 

Please download our BSE course policies for more detailed information.

Fees, Discounts, and Payments

Fees and discounts

Fees vary by program. Please check the Executive Course page for the individual course fees. A reduced fee is available for PhD or Master's students, BSE Alumni, and participants who are unemployed. 

Discounts are available for individuals (Early Bird, Current Students, recurring participants) and also for companies and institutions (Early Bird, Partners, Personalized Discount)

Please download our BSE Courses Fees & Discounts document for more detailed information.

If you would like to receive a personal quotation on the discounts you are entitled to, please contact

Course delivery and modalities

Many courses are held face-to-face at our Ciutadella Campus location in downtown Barcelona.

Some courses are conducted online. Others are available in either online or face-to-face modalities.

Each course's page specifies all available editions and delivery options.


Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. 

A wide range of short-term accommodation is available near the BSE campus for Summer School participants. You can take advantage of discounted offers by booking accommodation with one of our housing partners. These partners will be able to provide various affordable accommodation options tailored to suit different needs, including apartments, hostels, hotels, shared apartments and student halls.

To qualify for discounts, you may requested to identify yourself as a BSE student or participant, and may be asked to provide proof of enrollment.

See a list of housing partners on our Accommodations page

When you confirm your attendance to the courses, our Summer School team will send you more information and tips about accommodation to help you plan your stay in Barcelona.