Spain, Barcelona

TBS Barcelona

Bachelor, MBA

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Toulouse Business School is currently one of the few business schools (only 1% worldwide) to have obtained the industry’s three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

It has over 100 years of history, a network of over 27,000 alumni, 4,000 students who study in its classes every year, three campuses— Toulouse (France), Barcelona (Spain) and Casablanca (Morocco)— and a training center in Paris. Students at the Barcelona Campus have a very international origin: 35% are Spanish students, 30% are French students, and 35% are international students from more than 15 countries. Teaching is personalized, focused on preparing students for their professional future, and with a large degree of international openness. Classes are taught in English and Spanish.

The Country

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. Spain is a democracy organized in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the 13th largest economy in the world. Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has to offer much more than that. It is – and has been for thousands of
years – one of the cultural centers of Europe. It has beautiful cities and towns, offering really old monuments as well as futuristic architecture. Its various regions are all different one to each other, geographically, climatically and even in personality. It is a fascinating country to know and to know more about it.

The City

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and its 2nd largest city. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Barcelona has a huge number of attractions including a city center which retains its medieval street plan; some stunning modernist architecture including buildings like Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia; dozens of museums, including one dedicated to Picasso, another to Miro and yet another to Barcelona’s world famous football club, Barça! Barcelona is almost as lively at night as it is during the day and it has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides the visitor with a truly unforgettable experience. Barcelona, as a seaside city, has a warm, humid and sunny weather that invites to enjoy doing outdoor activities and even having a bath in the beaches from the spring until the beginning of the autumn season. Temperatures are rarely extreme but in winter they can reach minus 1 or 2 Celsius degrees.

Student Life

Classes are interactive and often include practical activities like case studies and exercises that
make it easier to learn and to transfer concepts to real situations. On average, there are between 15 and 20 hours of face-to-face classes per week, in addition to the time needed to work on projects, most of which are group projects. The social atmosphere is pleasant and very
international. There are close relationships between the students of both programs, teachers and administrative staff. Because of the large presence of international students, there are more foreign students than Spaniards! The library is located a few meters from the school’s main building. In addition to books, the library also has audiovisual materials, a newspaper library, reading rooms, and spaces to study and for meetings.


TBS Barcelona does not offer student accommodation on campus or in the environs of
Barcelona. TBS Barcelona recommends to download their Accommodation Guide, with
information about the different options or to contact the following staff: Lidia Oliva.

Travel Opportunities

Barcelona overflows with activity and excitement, but there are many interesting places that make an easy day trip from Barcelona. The good public transport links make it easy to head further out of the city, too. The mountain top monastery of Montserrat is the most obvious day-trip to make, though the beaches on either side of the city also beckon in the summer. With more time, you can follow various trails around the local wine country, head south to the Roman town of Tarragona or north to medieval Girona and the Dalí museum in Figures.