Academic Calendar

GBSB Global Business School uses the quarter system where there are four 10 week study periods (or quarters) during the year. Students are expected to attend three quarters, but may attend all four quarters (including summer quarters) to graduate sooner. Summer quarters are available based on the number of students signed up.

Starting Dates Academic Year 2017-2018

Our flexible approach to education and unique curricular design allows new students to start their studies in the beginning of each academic quarter. The starting dates for new undergraduate and graduate students are the following:

BBA/MBA/MSc Programs

Fall Quarter – October 2, 2017

Winter Quarter – January 8, 2018

Spring Quarter – April 9, 2018

MA Programs

Fall Quarter – October 2, 2017; November 13, 2017

Winter Quarter – January 8, 2018; February 19, 2018

Spring Quarter – April 9, 2018; May 21, 2018


Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter  Spring Quarter
October 2017 - December 2017 January 2018 - March 2018 April 2018 - June 2018

Orientation Days

September 28-29

Orientation Day

January 8

Orientation Day

April 9

Week 1

October 2-6

Week 1

January 8-12

Week 1

April 9-13

Week 2

October 9-13

Week 2

January 15-19

Week 2

April 16-20

Week 3

October 16-20

Week 3

January 22-26

Week 3

April 23-27

Week 4 October 23-27 Week 4

Jan. 29- Feb. 2

Week 4

Apr. 30- May 4
Week 5

Oct. 30- Nov. 3

Week 5

February 5-9

Week 5

May 7-11

Week 6

November 6-10

Week 6 February 12-16 Week 6 May 14-18
Week 7

November 13-17

Week 7

February 19-23

Week 7

May 21-25

Week 8

November 20-24

Week 8

Feb. 26- Mar. 2

Week 8

May 28 - June 1

Week 9

Nov. 27- Dec. 1

Week 9

March 5-9

Week 9

June 4-8

Week 10

December 4-8

Week 10

March 12-16

Week 10

June 11-15

Week 11

December 11-15

Week 11 March 19-23 Week 11 June 18-22
  • Christmas Holidays: December 18 - January 7
  • Easter Break: March 26-30
  • Spring Holidays: March 26 - April 8
  • Summer Holidays: June - October 2018
  • Graduation Ceremony: June 28, 2018



A recognized member of Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

GBSB Global business school member of ACBSP

An official member & accredited by the European Council for Business Education

GBSB Global European Business Education

The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in digital education & selected as a showcase school.

GBSB Global Business School LEADER IN digital EDUCATION accredited by Microsoft

A recognized member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

GBSB Global member of AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine

GBSB Global Business School LEADER IN business EDUCATION

Partnered with the University of Alcalá to offer a dual master’s degree in Madrid

GBSB Global Business School masters in Madrid with University of Alcalá

Fully accredited by ASIC, approved by Ofsted and an affiliate of ENQA

GBSB Global ASIC accredited

Official ACCA Partner and the only Computer Based Examination Centre in Spain

GBSB Global official ACCA partner

Partnered with the University of Vic, Central University of Catalonia, to offer a dual master’s degree in Barcelona

GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona with Central University of Catalonia

Recorded as one of the best Business Schools in Europe by MYBS (Mind Your Own Business School)

GBSB Global Business School BUSINESS SCHOOLS in Europe by MYBS

Our students are finalists of the prestigious International Business Ethics Case Competition in San Diego, California, USA

GBSB Global International Business Ethics Case Competition

Ranked No. 1 in Europe in the Guide to Sustainability Schools

GBSB Global Sustainability Schools


A Brief Peak at our Students’ Diversity

Over 150 new students from diverse cultural backgrounds joined our business school in Barcelona during the October 2017 Intake. Why did they decide to study in Barcelona?

Alumni, Ioannis Antonopoulos, Shares His Experience

Ioannis is a master’s degree in Fashion and Luxury Management alumni and works at Swarovski Professional. How did GBSB Global prepare him for the real world?

Moving to Barcelona

Want to change your life? Study in Spain? Move to Barcelona? Don’t wait! Embrace the opportunity!
Take a look at our business school through our students’ eyes.