Welcome to IESE Spring Games!

Welcome to IESE Spring Games!

IESE Spring Games is Barcelona’s MBA Olympics, bringing together over 1000 students from top MBA schools all over the world.

At IESE Spring Games students try the sporting prowess in three days of sport on the beach and the field, and experience the best of Barcelona nightlife in three epic parties.


What is IESE Spring Games?

At IESE Spring Games, IESE Business School plays host to over 1000 students from more than 10 top MBA schools. We offer up our beaches, sports fields, and nightclubs to give you one of the best weekends of your MBA. While the sun’s up you’ll face hot competition against your rivals from all over world, and spend the night partying and making new friends in the famous beach clubs of Barcelona.

This year’s competition takes place from Friday 13th April – Sunday 15th April. Your ticket includes one day’s beach sport, two days of field sport, entry to three parties and BBQ on the closing night. Plus, all of your food and drink during the day, kindly supported by our sponsor.

Key Dates


Monday, 4th December 2017:

Early bird registration opened

Wednesday 28th February 2018:

Early bird registration offer is closed

Friday 31st March 2018:

Registration is officially closed

Ticket Packages

So you’re coming! Glad to hear it. We have a a couple of different ticketing options, depending on how you want to spend your weekend

Special Discount

We are proud to be partnering with N26 to offer you a special discount. Sign up for and pay with your N26 account and receive a €10 discount. Opening an account only takes 8 minutes. Full details on the buy ticket page.

Full Athlete Ticket

Per person price

3 days of sporting events, access to all three parties with other MBA Schools and Saturday BBQ.


Full Spectator Ticket

Per person price

Cheer on your team! Includes spectator pass to 3 days of sporting events, access to all three parties with other MBA Schools and Saturday BBQ.


Full Sailing Admission (5-people team)

Whole team Price

2-day regatta, training hours, Access to all three parties with other MBA Schools and Saturday BBQ.


Who are your competitors?

Schools that are competing at IESE Spring Games 2018:

Who are our Sponsors?

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Spring Games by Day

By day, compete against your MBA rivals at over 15 sports. You’ll spend Friday on the beach, trying to take down the IESE beach bums at:
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beer Pong
  • Beach Soccer
  • Recreational Sailing
  • And more to come...
Beach volleyball, beer pong, beach soccer, recreational sailing and more to come...
Saturday and Sunday are spent on the field, battling for your school’s honour at sports including:
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Sailing (Regatta)
  • Soccer
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Salsa (at a club)
  • And more...
Badminton, basketball, volleyball, cricket, paddle tennis, rugby, sailing (regatta), soccer, table tennis, tennis, track & field, ultimate frisbee, salsa (competition conducted at the club) and more...
And for supporters, there will be a whole host of sideline activities, including:
  • Live bands and DJs
  • Beer gardens
  • Obstacle courses
  • Mini sports competitions
  • Inflatable sports, minigolf, and whatever crazy things we can think of
Live bands and DJs, beer gardens, obstacle courses, Mini sports competitions, inflatable sports, minigolf, and whatever crazy things we can think of

Spring Games by Night

When you come to Barcelona you take on the Spanish nightlife, and we would not want you to leave disappointed! Your ticket gains you entry to three epic parties:

Thursday 12th April

Welcome Party

At IESE, thursday night is our regular party and the biggest night of the week. We’ll take you to one of our favourite clubs where you can start to meet your rivals of the next few days, and get the party going.

Friday 13th April

Cocktail Mixer and Beach Club

After a great day of competition on the beach, we won’t take you too far – you’ll be hosted at one of the famous Barcelona beach clubs. After a cocktail introduction to meet and mingle with your fellow competitors, you’ll be able to party all night, and walk straight out onto the beach to watch the sunrise.

Saturday 14th April

Awards and Closing Ceremony (i.e. The Big Event)

After the BBQ at the sports venue you can shower, change and enjoy the MBA salsa competition at one of Barcelona’s favourite dance spots, followed by awards, and a huge party. What more could you ask for?

Destination Barcelona

We're ready to host you in our home, Barcelona! We know you'll love it. Barcelona has everything:

Arriving in Barcelona

Barcelona has one main airport, Barcelona-El Prat (BCN). Barcelona is reasonably small, and a taxi to the centre will only cost you around €30.

Where to stay?

Barcelona is the 3rd top European city in terms of tourism. As such, there is a huge range of accommodation options, from top hotels such as the W hotel on the beach, to the more student-friendly Airbnb options.

In terms of location, there are several districts in Barcelona. We recommend to stay in the Eixample district, which is a great jumping off point for IESE Spring Games beach and field locations, as well as being close to the main tourist attractions of the city.

Map of Barcelona

Please focus your lodging search in the below designated areas, which have easy access to public transportation as well as taxis.

L'Eixample district
Gràcia district

How to get to IESE Spring Games from your hotel

Where to enjoy Spanish Delicacy?

Your IESE Spring Games Team

We're here to help! Meet the Spring Games Executive Team, and feel free to get in touch with any question

Spring Games Co-Presidents

Presi matt fibt4w

Matt McCabe


Contact Matt
Presi calvin qtehqe

Calvin Yan


Contact Calvin

School Relations

Relations kat okbn1d

Katherine Berezowskyj


Contact Katherine


Sports reina q6zlui

Reina Kanai Takagi


Contact Reina
Sports coralie rmttkv

Coralie Vaissie


Contact Coralie


Fun nika v3ljqv

Nika Torab


Contact Nika


Parties jorge r4xinj

Jorge Arce


Contact Jorge


Mkg yash w3sg5w

Yash Faranjani


Contact Yash


Fin carlos utf4yf

Carlos Guinot


Contact Carlos


Sponsors faith syvnpl

Faith Xu


Contact Faith


Ops marcela yr6kd8

Marcela Chaves


Contact Marcela
Ops thais laes92

Thais Cheles


Contact Thais