IESE Spring Games 2020

Barceolna | March 20-22

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 January 15!

More info of Regular Registration for Spectators and Athletes coming soon.

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
Fun Games
And more to come…

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

Paddle Tennis
Sailing (Regatta)
Table 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

Best Bar in Town

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

Sunday 22nd March

Awards and Closing Ceremony

Don’t miss out on the last day of fun! Awards will be presented on Sunday afternoon.

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 in Barcelona

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.

Map of Barcelona

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

Your IESE Spring Games Team

Meet the IESE Spring Games Executive Team! We’re here to help.

Spring Games Co-Chairs

Pia Tumbocon


Luiz Dias Ferreira


Bernat Vilarrasa

Connie Melgarejo

Garrett Henderson

United States


Lourdes Romero

Torsten Alexander

United Kingdom

Marketing and Social Media

Melissa Patiño

Nora Maloney

Untied States

Tiago Porangaba

Kevin Chang



Ruben Zinsmeester



Andrew Stepp

United States

Mario Arbery


School Relations

Suzy Xu

United States

Parties & Fun

Pia Arce