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Education in Barcelona

Getting an excellent education is fully compatible with a vocation in Sports. And understanding the world of business will open important opportunities in your future sports career. In fact, it’s widely known that athletes make excellent business leaders. Passion, perseverance and teamwork are qualities that are learnt on the field and are vital for business. 


CFC has partnered with ESEI International Business School to offer a selection of quality business-related programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that are fully compatible with our players training schedules.


Why study at ESEI?

Top quality accredited business programmes

  • Practical learning experience

  • International student population

  • Networking opportunities with businesses

  • 10% Scholarship for CFC Players/ Academy players


What to expect as an ESEI Student?

  1. Great welcome at the start of your programme at ESEI

You will kick off your programme with interactive workshops and fun events. You will also receive an ISIC international student card to prove your official student status and access over 150,000 student discounts and offers worldwide.

    2. Classmates from different Nationalities

ESEI boasts of a diverse community of 150 students from more than 40 countries! 

Class sizes are small with a great mix of nationalities. You’ll work on class projects with students from various backgrounds and make friends from around the world! 

    3. Lots of Social Events on Campus

At ESEI, our Student Experience Team will guarantee an awesome campus experience with lots of amazing events in and outside campus!

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ESEI students come from all over the globe. Currently, we have students from 40 different countries studying at our school. They are all young, career-minded individuals who are passionate about business and want to positively impact the lives of others.

    4. Internship opportunities in English

At ESEI, you will get support with accessing different internship opportunities for English speaks. ESEI provides coaching sessions and numerous networking events to connect you with the international business community in Barcelona. 

    5. Spanish Language Immersion

Spanish is a great language that will open doors for you personally and professionally! ESEI offers an intensive Spanish language course to help learn Spanish as you study undergraduate or graduate programmes at ESEI!

    6. Barcelona – An amazing city that is ready to welcome you! 

The city of Barcelona offers you a fast track to establish yourself and make new links culturally, socially, and professionally.


Available Programmes:

3-year Bachelor of Business Administration awarded by ESEI 

  • Major in Sports Management

  • Major in Digital Marketing and Transformation

  • Major in Sustainable Business and Innovation

  • Optional 3rd year Top-Up with Anglia Ruskin University 

1-year Master’s awarded by ESEI

  • International MBA

  • Master in Sports Management

  • Master in Digital Entrepreneurship

  • Master in International Relations and International Business (Dual degree with UCAM University)

  • Master in Business Management (Dual degree with UCAM University)

  • Master in Digital Marketing (Dual degree with UCAM University)

  • Master in Marketing and Communication (Dual degree with UCAM University)

6-month Postgraduate Diplomas

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Entrepreneurship

  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations

  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Business

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Communication

7-week Short Course

Sports Media

Hotel Management and Operations

New Trends in the Business of Sport

Revenue Management for Hospitality and Tourism

Entrepreneurial Sports Management

Customer Relationship Management

Sports Marketing

Events Management and MICE tourism

Sports Ethics and Social Responsibility

Global Tourism

Technology in Sport

Branding and Marketing for Tourism

Financial Management in Sports

Strategic Communications Management and Public Relations

Events and Facilities Management

Innovation in the Hospitality Industry

International Sports Law and Governance

Brand Management

Management of High-Performance Athletes

Strategic Marketing

Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Events Management and Brand Communication

Project Management and Lean Management

Social Media Marketing

Professional Communication and Development


Strategy and Environment


Production and Operations Management

Search Engine Marketing

Cross-cultural Management & Diversity

Mobile Marketing

Change and Innovation

CRM and Data

Financial Management

Design and User Experience

Digital Business Strategy

Inbound Marketing

Business Intelligence


Entrepreneurship: Mindset, Skills and Ideation

Brand Storytelling Through Content

Entrepreneurial Finance

​Global Governance & International Organisations

Business Model Innovation & Business Canvas Modelling

​The Geopolitical Environment

Business Plan: Creation and Development

​Regional Specializations

Digital Marketing Technologies & Strategy

​Strategy and Environment

The Lean Startup

​International Business Law

Design Thinking & Innovation

​Financial Management

Online Growth

Strategic Communications Management & Public Relations

Launching your Startup: Funding, Networking and Pitching

​Importing, Exporting and Global Sourcing