A major economic power in Spain, Barcelona prides itself on a collection of innovative entrepreneurs and growing business industries. With a very reasonable cost of living and endless opportunities to play sports and socialize, Barcelona is the perfect location for your international business education.
With the city and beach at its doorstep and many flourishing businesses, Barcelona has rapidly become a center for young, creative talent, with hundreds of startups and entrepreneurs embarking on business ventures here. Home to FC Barcelona and acclaimed artists Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudí, the city has made a name for itself as the cosmopolitan capital of the Mediterranean.
A global city with a local identity, Spanish and Catalan influences can be seen at every turn and, while the city respects its traditional ties, it also welcomes new ideas with open arms. This is exemplified by Fira Barcelona, a venue that hosts events such as the Mobile World Congress, eFintech, and Bizbarcelona, attracting 2.5 million visitors and 30,000 companies each year.
Sea and the city
Whether it’s exploring the narrow streets of Gótico, or catching a free concert during the La Mercè festival, stargazing at Bunkers del Carmel or strolling down Passeig de Gràcia, live Barcelona and make the experience yours.
Barcelona is a thriving setting for music, culture, sport, gastronomy and nightlife, famous for its cosmopolitan style and sun-soaked beaches. Barcelona has something for everyone and can be enjoyed throughout the seasons, from the biggest and best music events like Sónar and Primavera Sound in the summer, to beachside nightclubs and traditional street fiestas in the fall. Barcelona’s proximity to the Pyrenees Mountains means that you can spend a weekend on the slopes whenever the desire hits. And the oasis of Costa Brava, famous for its crystal clear waters, hidden coves and renowned hiking trails, is just a little further up the Catalan coastline.
This foodie paradise is home to 20 Michelin-starred restaurants and the world-famous Boqueria market. However, the true beauty of Barcelona lies in its relaxed vibe and way of life. Patios are open all year long and there is always a cultural event or concert to go to. If you truly want to live like a local, then pull up a chair in any of Barcelona’s beautiful plazas and spend a few hours chatting with friends, sharing a vermouth and watching the people pass by.
Two campus locations at the center of it all
EU Barcelona has two campus locations which are both close to the city center. Our diagonal building is situated at the hub of the Barcelona business district. Opened in 2017 with state-of-the-art study facilities, this ten-floor building offers the perfect environment for students to both study and relax. Its central location and ample public transport, including bus, tram and metro, offer easy access to all areas of the city. Nearby is the home field of FC Barcelona, so you’ll never have to worry about missing a football match after study.
One of the city’s main shopping malls, L’illa, is found just across the street from our Diagonal building. With ample services, cafés and bars, this location is perfect to give yourself a treat or to simply relax on a terrace during free study periods.
Our Ganduxer building is situated within the affluent neighborhood of La Bonanova, close to many international consulates and financial organizations, and just a short trip to the highest point in the city, Tibidabo. This district has old-world charm that is maintained by its many traditional food markets, shops and cafés. It is just a ten-minute train ride to Plaza Cataluña and the world-famous Rambles. We encourage you to take a stroll down this famous boulevard to enjoy its bustling atmosphere after a busy day of study.
Programs Offered in Barcelona
GETTING TO EU BARCELONA
EU Business School Barcelona
Diagonal 648 bis
08017 Barcelona, Spain
T +34 93 201 81 71
Tram, Bus and Metro
Tram and bus stops are found in front of the building. Maria Cristina, Line 3, is a five-minute walk from campus.
Underground private parking facilities are close to campus.