What is IESE Spring Games?

At IESE Spring Games, IESE Business School plays host to over 800+ 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 you'll spend the nights partying and making new friends in the famous clubs of Barcelona.


This year’s competition takes place from Friday, March 20th – Sunday, March 22nd (+ Thursday night the 19th if you're in town!). Your ticket includes one day of beach sports, two days of field sports, and entry to three parties. Plus, all of your food and drinks - including beer and cava - during the day.


Key Dates for Tickets

Early Birds Tickets available until January 31, 2020 only!


Information regarding Athlete Registration process coming soon.



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. If you want to compete in the sports games, buy an Athlete ticket (or Sailing if that is your sport). If you want to watch (and participate in the fun non-competitive games) buy a Spectator ticket. 


All tickets come with access to all of the fun Spring Games has to offer (like Inflatable Soccer, Twister, beer pong, and more) + unlimited food and drinks all day at the venues as well as some sweet drinks deals at the clubs. 

Athlete Ticket


Includes entrance as an athlete to all 3 days of sporting events, access to all 3 parties plus foods and drinks - including alcohol - during the day!

Allows you to play: athletics, badminton, beach volley, beach football, basketball (men & women), cricket, salsa competition, football, padel, rugby, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, tennis, and more!

Spectator Ticket


Cheer on your team! Includes spectator pass to all 3 days of sporting events, participation in fun games, access to all 3 parties, plus foods and drinks - including alcohol - during the day!

Sailing Regatta Admission **

Includes 1-day regatta, full athlete pass, access to all 3 parties, plus foods and drinks - including alcohol - during the day!

For those who would like to get on the water without competing, we have cruising yachts as well during the regatta. These yachts have a front row seat to watch the race while swimming and partying!

** You must have a team of 5 people including a licensed skipper, and everyone must have sailing experience. We are not able to provide a team for you.

** There are a limited number of boats available. Please contact Kyle Gayle for more information regarding the regatta and cruising yachts.

€ 140

€ 160

€ 100 

Who are your Competitors?

Schools who competed at IESE Spring Games 2019 include:


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 Football

  • Beach Volleyball

  • Ultimate Frisbee
    Sailing (Regatta)

  • Fun Games

  • And more to come...

Saturday and Sunday are spent on the field, battling for your school’s honor at sports including:

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Volleyball

  • Cricket

  • Paddle Tennis

  • Rugby

  • Football

  • Tennis

  • Fun Games

  • And more...

And for supporters, there will be a whole host of sideline activities, including:

  • Live bands and DJs

  • Obstacle courses

  • Mini sports competitions

  • E-sports competitions

  • Inflatable sports 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 19th March
Welcome Event

At IESE, Thursday night is just as big a night as the weekend. We’ll take you to one of our favorite spots, where you can start to meet your rivals of the next few days, and get the party going.

Friday 20th March
Night Club

After a great day of competition on the beach, you’ll be hosted at one of the famous Barcelona clubs. After a cocktail introduction to meet and mingle with your fellow competitors, you'll party Spanish style - til the sun comes up!

Saturday 21st March
Saving the best for last

Another day of competition ending with memorable party! We celebrate the last night soaking up  Barcelona's night scene, like there's no tomorrow.


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 staying 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. We highly recommend to stay where you have access to the S2 or S6 metro line.

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


Who are our Sponsors?





Your IESE Spring Games Team

Meet the IESE Spring Games Executive Team!

We're here to help.

Spring Games Co-Chairs

Pia Tumbocon


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Luiz Dias Ferreira


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Bernat Vilarrasa


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Connie Melgarejo


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Garrett Henderson

United States

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Lourdes Romero


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Torsten Alexander

United Kingdom

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Marketing and Social Media

Melissa Patiño


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Nora Maloney

United States

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Tiago Porangaba


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Kevin Chang


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Ruben Zinsmeester


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Andrew Stepp

United States

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Mario Arbery


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School Relations

Susy Xu

United States

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Parties & Fun

Pia Arce


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Get in Touch

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