EINA is a higher education university college dependent on a private non-profit-making foundation and attached to the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). As a school attached to a public university, the governance and administration of the school is by a School Board comprised of representatives of all the groups in the university community.

The school is governed by its regulations, the Constitutional Universities Act (in Catalan), the Universities Act of Catalonia (in Catalan), the statutes (in Catalan) and the academic collaboration agreement with the UAB.