Admission & Enrolment

TBS Barcelona promotes academic excellence through a highly selective admission process. If you’re thinking about applying for our MSc Fashion & Luxury Marketing, here’s how our application process works. Please check the details below and if you are unsure about what is being required, don’t hesitate to contact us.

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Admission rounds

Applications will be considered in accordance with the Admission rounds shown below. Applications submitted after each deadline will be rolled over to the next round

We strongly recommend that you apply early, in order to secure your place on the MSc Fashion & Luxury Marketing.  

ROUNDS   APPLICATION DEADLINE   DECISION WEEK
11   5 November   19 November
12*   10 December   17 December

*Only available for EU candidates.

Application deadline
You must complete your application before the relevant deadline, otherwise your application will be rolled over to the next round.

Decision week
You will be notified of the admission decision by email during this week.

 

Is it right for me?

Admission requirements

Before applying for our MSc Fashion & Luxury Marketing, please check the admission requirements listed below. Competition for places is very high and the typical admission requirements may not be sufficient to secure your place.

Candidate's profile

  • Be less than 33 years old on the MSc programme start date.
  • Have no more than 3 years of work experience in a position relevant to the MSc course's field.
  • There is no minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement. However, a strong GPA will be viewed positively when considering the application. 
 

Academic background

  • You must hold a bachelor’s degree (of a minimum of 3 years) from a non-French accredited university.
  • If you are likely to have obtained such a qualification before the beginning of the MSc course you are also eligible to apply.
  • Ideally, applicants should come from management-related backgrounds
  • Non-management-related applicants: If admitted, you will have to take our Business Preparatory Course. 
 

Proficiency in English

  • English native speakers: Scanned copy of your passport
  • English native speakers from countries where English is one of the official languages.
    • Scanned copy of your passport
    • Your English proficiency will be evaluated in the admission interview. Candidates who don’t show the required English level will have to provide an officially recognised English certificate.
  • Applicants who have taken their Bachelor’s degree fully in EnglishA letter from your university proving this.
  • Non-native speakers: You need to present an officially recognised English certificate. The minimum scores needed for admission are:
 

Admission Test

You can either present your GMAT score or take the TBS admission test.

TBS admission Test

Our admission exam is a computer-based adaptive test intended to assess verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and inductive reasoning. It is a timed test fully run in English. It is essential that you are 100% prepared for the entrance exam, as you will only have one chance to take it this year.

We strongly recommend that you check on the following links so that you can practice as much as possible:


GMAT Test

Minimum score required: 540

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-based adaptive test designed to assess analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in English. It is used to admit students to graduate management programs worldwide.

The GMAT exam can be taken throughout the year in centres around the world. For further information, please consult GMAT’s official website



How can I Apply?

Admission process

Before applying for our MSc Fashion & Luxury Marketing, please check carefully the admission process steps listed below.
 

1. Complete the online application form

Our MSc Fashion & Luxury Marketing application form is made up of 6 steps, which you can complete at your convenience. You do not have to complete the steps at the same time. It is, however, essential that you complete all the steps in order for your application to be considered. 

 

2. Upload the required application documents

  • Scanned copy of your bachelor's degree certificate (at least 180 ECTS and written in either English or Spanish)*
  • Scanned copy of the Transcript of Records from your bachelor’s degree (written in either English or Spanish)**
  • Scanned copy of your passport or ID card
  • Motivation letter (written in English)
  • Official proof of English level (IELTS > 6,5 or TOEFL > 90 or FCE > A)***
    • Or proof that your bachelor has been taught fully in English
    • Or proof of nationality of an English speaking country
  • Photo (in .JPG format)
  • CV (written in English)


*If you are in the final year of your undergraduate degree you will need to upload a letter from your university confirming this.
**If you are in the final year of your undergraduate degree, your transcript of records must include the marks from the current year.
***You can complete your application without uploading your English certificate. However, your admission will be dependent on producing it before the start of classes.
 

 

3. Pay the admission fee

You need to pay the application fee (130€) in order to complete your online applications. You can pay it via credit card or bank transfer. 

 

4. Arrange to take the TBS Admission Test, or provide a GMAT certificate

Candidates can either choose to present their GMAT score or take the TBS Admission Test.

  • GMAT with a score of at least 540
  • TBS Admission Test

 

TBS Admission Test

Our admission exam is a computer-based adaptive test intended to assess verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and inductive reasoning. It is a timed test, is scheduled to take 2 hours, fully run in English.

It can be taken both at Barcelona Campus and Toulouse Campus. In case you don’t live near to one of the two campuses, it can alternatively be taken in one of our partner institutions as well as monitored online.

Get ready for your admission test

It is essential that you are 100% prepared for the entrance exam as you will only have one chance to take it this yearWe strongly recommend to check the following links and to practice as much as possible:

 

5. Have an Admission Interview

The Admission Interview seeks to assess the suitability of candidates for the MSc Fashion & Luxury Marketing offered at TBS Barcelona. You will be interviewed by 2 members of the Admission Committee and the interview will last around 30 minutes.

Please download our admission interview guide here

 

6. Wait to be notified the admission decision

You will be notified of the admission decision by email during the Decision week assigned for your admission round.