We could list hundreds of reasons why we love Barcelona and why you should choose this city for your Bachelor of Business degree.
But for now, here are 10 reasons that will make you want to drop everything, pack up and go on a business adventure in this beautiful Spanish city.
More than 11,000 international students come to Barcelona every year. For example, on the TBS campus in Barcelona, 96% of students come from outside Spain. Here you can meet students of 57 different nationalities
Barcelona Universities are among the best in Europe and are known for their innovative strength and high research standards. This also applies to TBS Barcelona, a triple-accredited school (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB), which was ranked 58th in the Financial Times World Rankings 2021, the leading international media ranking for business schools.
In addition to the high academic standards expected of any business program, Barcelona offers students accommodation on excellent campuses in the best locations in the city. In September 2022, TBS Barcelona will open a new state-of-the-art campus in the [email protected] district, in an atmosphere of innovation, knowledge and entrepreneurship.
Ten beaches and warm weather are more than enough reasons to come to Barcelona, right? The average annual temperature is 15-17 °C. In winter, the temperature usually does not fall below 5ºC, while in summer the average temperature is around 25ºC.
According to Startup Heatmap Europe’s “Ecosystem Power” 2021 report, Barcelona is the third most attractive start-up hub in Europe. Moreover, about 65% of startup founders are foreigners. An ecosystem of 1,197 startups allows international students to find inspiration for their entrepreneurial projects or take part in internships.
The hospitable and cozy city
With world-famous Spanish cuisine, thousands of cultural opportunities available, and locals willing to welcome international students, Barcelona is no ordinary “big city”. Here you can enjoy walking or cycling. The city also has well-developed public transport. And the World Best Cities 2021 ranking confirms this: Barcelona ranks 8th for comfortable living, exploring and working.
Barcelona is a benchmark for quality of life – this is what sets it apart from other major world capitals. But besides this, Barcelona is also a pole of attraction for the offices of large multinational corporations. According to the Global Power City Index 2021, Barcelona is among the top 20 cities in the world in terms of competitiveness.
Opportunity to learn a new language
Most business programs are taught in English, but some universities, such as TBS in Barcelona, offer first-year studies in Spanish. Knowing the local language will open the door to many opportunities in the future if you decide to stay and live in Barcelona.
Center for International Events
Around 100 different congresses are already planned for 2022 in Barcelona and another 50 for 2023. Mobile World Congress is central to the program of international events. Such congresses provide unique opportunities for networking, interaction and learning, including for international students who want to take their first steps in the business world.
Diverse educational programs
Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D. Universities in Barcelona offer a wide range of business programs ranging from general to very specific.
For example, the undergraduate management program at TBS Barcelona focuses on business, but also includes specific courses in digital and social entrepreneurship, sustainable business, fashion and luxury management, and digital marketing.
If you would like to learn more about the TBS Bachelor of Management program, do not miss the online session scheduled for January 20 at 5:00 pm Barcelona time.
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