Methodology

Learn by exercising your profession

At ESADE you will learn in a practical way how to discuss and find solutions to international issues. The learning process is a progressive immersion in the world of international governance. During this process you will receive a rigorous theoretical training and simultaneously undergo a practical and experiential course that will immerse you in the reality of the analysis and resolution of cases, geopolitical and economic strategies, debate and negotiation, legal reasoning, management of international conflicts, participation in United Nations sessions, etc.

This immersion will gradually increase, following the learning by doing philosophy. As the semesters advance, you will be introduced to numerous judicial experiences inside and outside the classroom.


Practical training Learning by doing

> Participative classes

> Resolution of practical real cases

> Participation in debate leagues and international moot courts (mock trials)

> Participation in simulations of United Nations sessions

> Outdoor experiences 

> Research

> Personal study and teamwork

> Final bachelor project

> Professional Internships

Student First: a new educational experience

The new ESADE Student First methodology connects with the latest educational trends and is based on a basic concept: students play an active role. With the Student First methodology, you and your colleagues take part in the creation of knowledge and contribute with your work to the collective learning process.

One of the major differences with traditional methods is that students must arrive in class with a prior preparation on the subject that will be discussed in the classroom. This is what is known as the Flipped Classroom, in which learning is divided into three phases:

Student First – Flipped Classroom

  • Pre-class preparation

    read, research or view multimedia content on the basics of the topic to be discussed.

  • In-class work

    share the knowledge you’ve acquired with your classmates and the instructor by debating, reflecting, and solving cases, challenges and projects.

  • After class

    deepen your understanding, reflect further and apply the acquired concepts in other areas.


Advantages of the Student First system

1. Interiorise knowledge in a more natural way.

2. When you arrive in class, you will have already identified doubts that you will later share and resolve. 

3. Classes are more enriching: you focus on applying the knowledge and you receive inputs from your lecturer and classmates.

4. You are prepared for the future: you learn to apply the theory in different circumstances and work collaboratively.

5. You are more open to learning new things.