Europe's IE Business School is one of the world's leading higher education institutions. A pioneer in business education, IE educates tomorrow's business leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit which is inherent throughout our institution. As we were founded by entrepreneurs in 1973, we value the importance of creating and promoting new business ideas.

Although IE's MBAs, offered in full-time and part-time formats, differ according to class profile, they are united in IE's commitment to entrepreneurship, diversity and innovation. The MBA programs, including the International MBA, Global MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA and IE Brown Executive MBA, have been met with worldwide acclaim, and have been featured highly in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, FT and Economist business school rankings.

Complementing IE's extensive portfolio of Master degree programs, the Executive Education division offers training courses for executives through its seminars, conferences, forums, corporate training programs and consulting, building on IE's commitment to providing outstanding education and training across the various phases of your career.

The IE campus is located in the center of Madrid and allows students the opportunity to experience everything this great city has to offer. Madrid boasts a long list of museums, parks and gardens, palaces, modern and historic architecture, as well as having a great nightlife and being a very modern and friendly city. In addition, with more than 90 nationalities represented on campus at any given time, the IE Experience is a truly international one.
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Programme Information

Programme Titles:
International MBA
Global MBA
Executive MBA
Global Executive MBA
IE Brown Executive MBA

Type of Programme:

International MBA (Full-time) Information

IE Business School's top-ranked full-time International MBA is designed for professionals looking to consolidate their management experience. Students come from many different backgrounds, creating a truly international experience, and allowing you to build a truly global network of contacts.

The IE International MBA is designed for those who can think outside the box and challenge conventional thinking. To increase your competitiveness, in just one year the program helps you act upon your ideas and offers ongoing feedback that focuses on you and your individual career aspirations. IE's innovative pedagogy pushes traditional classroom boundaries in order to be most effective and relevant to you and your career in an evolving world of business.

To help you develop faster, 40% of the program can be tailored to your individual personal and professional goals. Furthermore, the program emphasizes important universal skills, such as critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

The IE International MBA encourages all students to develop their entrepreneurial thinking so that they can be competitive in any industry or new venture.


LENGTH: 1 year
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Spanish, English or Bilingual
CAMPUS: Madrid
PROFILE: Unconventional thinkers with 5 years of experience on average
START DATE: 2 intakes: September and January
FORMAT: Full Time

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Global MBA Information

The Global MBA is geared toward professionals seeking to strengthen their business acumen and expand their network in a class forged by diversity and ambition. Fully aware of companies' needs, we provide professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to become successful managers. You will stand out not only because of your knowledge, but also because of your interpersonal skills and international perspective that the market demands.


•  Format: blended (80% online sessions / 20% face-to-face periods)
•  Language: English
•  Intake: September and April
•  Duration: 15 months
•  Location:
3 mandatory weeks in Madrid
1 optional international week

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Executive MBA Information
Aware of the needs of companies today, we want to help you acquire the necessary multidisciplinary knowledge you will need to successfully manage at a senior executive level. This MBA not only seeks to increase your business acumen but also foster the interpersonal skills and the international perspective that the market demands.


•  Format: blended (60% online sessions / 40% face-to-face periods)
•  Language: English
•  Intake: September and April
•  Duration: 15 months
•  Location:
2 mandatory one-week periods in Madrid.
7 weekends every six weeks in Madrid.
3 optional face-to-face weeks in Madrid and abroad: Advanced Leadership Week, Global Network for Advanced Management, Global Immersion Week.

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Global Executive MBA (Blended) Information

In today's fast-paced business world, executives must ensure they maintain their competitive business edge. IE helps professionals stay current with today's dynamic business climate by offering a program that equips students with the expertise and tools necessary to run a global business.

The Global Executive MBA is a top ranked program that provides a deep understanding of how to manage business globally to high-level executives who seek transnational responsibilities. The Global Executive MBA structure allows students to learn from a glocal approach, gaining valuable insight on the most important economic regions -the Americas, Europe, and Asia-, entrepreneurship, innovation and key interpersonal skills needed to run global teams.


•  Format: blended (combines face-to-face and online interactive periods)
•  Language: English
•  Intake: May and October
•  Duration: 15 months
•  Location: Madrid, Singapore, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo & Online.

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IE Brown Executive MBA (Blended) Information

IE Business School and Brown University have forged a unique alliance to offer a joint program that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional education for top managers. The 15-month program is designed for executives seeking to disrupt the future of business by developing a multi-faceted perspective. The aim is to go beyond conventional thinking and develop a more holistic view of the world.

This Executive MBA provides senior managers with the opportunity to develop and broaden their management and leadership skills in an intensive, international environment. The program brings together faculty from IE and Brown, integrating leading management thinking with wider perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, engineering, and life sciences.

The curriculum seeks to develop managerial knowledge and strategic agility, providing students with a broader skill set and a fresh perspective and encouraging them to seek out bold, innovative solutions for today's business and societal challenges.

The IE Brown Executive MBA utilizes a blended methodology combining face-to-face periods with continuous online study that is ideal for the busy agendas of executives and entrepreneurs. Participants are therefore able to immediately apply the insights gleaned from the program to their jobs.

The program has 5 face-to-face periods for a total of 7.5 weeks in residence. The face-to-face periods take place at the campuses of IE in Madrid, Spain, Brown University in Providence, USA and on location in Cape Town, South Africa. Between the face-to-face periods participants continue learning through interactive online modules led by senior faculty members.

Online learning periods occur between each face-to-face module, ensuring continuous learning and interaction between classmates for the duration of the program.


Language: English 
Format: Blended 
Length: 15 Months 
Profile: Senior

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IE-SMU MBA Information

The programme provides professionals from within and outside the region with a competitive advantage by supplying them with the necessary tools to become an Asia-Pacific business expert.

The IE-SMU MBA is offered in a Blended learning environment, which combines five face-to-face residential periods with interactive online modules. This allows professionals from diverse backgrounds, industries and cultures to connect, regardless of their geographic location, travel schedules or work commitments.

The IE-SMU partnership combines the best of theory and practice, including the analysis of business cases, simulated environments, as well as faculty-guided, cross-functional, real-life projects.


• Format: blended (combines face-to-face and online interactive periods)
•  Language: English
•  Intake: October
•  Duration: 13 months
•  Location: Madrid, Singapore & Online.

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Financial Times Business School Ranking: 4th in Europe (2016) 
Financial Times Online MBA Ranking: 1st Worldwide (2017)
Financial Times MBA Rankings: 5th in Europe, 8th Worldwide (2017) 
The Economist Executive MBA: 2nd Worldwide (July 2013) 
America Economica MBA Ranking: 5th Worldwide (May 2013)
Aspen Institute MBA Rankings: 1st in Europe, 3rd Worldwide (Sep. 2011)
Bloomberg Non-US Business Schools Ranking: 3rd Worldwide (Nov. 2012)


Student Body

Nationalities: Over 90 nationalities on campus. 
70% Men, 30 % Women (varies depending on the program)
Scholarships/ Financial aid: 
Scholarships and Financial Aid are available to all IE students. For more information, please contact us at or visit

Our admissions process consists of 3 main steps for most of our programs:

1.- Fill our online application form.

2.- GMAT or our ieGAT. For our masters in finance, the GMAT is a mandatory requirement. 

3.- Personal interview with a member of our team (in person or via Skype).


Address: Maria de Molina 13
28006 Madrid, Spain
Telephone: +34 91 568 9600
Dean: Santiago Iñiguez
Admissions Program Director: Julián Trigo