Key Dates and Deadlines

Key Dates and Deadlines

When it comes to applying, there are five deadlines to choose from. We recommend sending your application prior to the deadline. That way you avoid the rush and get ahead with the process.

So the sooner you apply, the better. Applying early will give you more chances to earn a scholarship as well.

Decision By
Decision By
1st deposit
2nd deposit
Early Decision RoundSeptember 1, 2020September 16, 2020October 23, 2020November 27, 2020November 27, 2020
R1October 6, 2020October 20, 2020December 12, 2020January 15, 2021
February 19, 2021
R2January 5, 2021January 22, 2021March 23, 2021April 30, 2021May 17, 2021
R3March 10, 2021March 25, 2021May 24, 2021June 14, 2021June 14, 2021
R4May 4, 2021May 18, 2021June 18, 2021July 2, 2021July 2, 2021


Our Open Days are a sample of things to come in the MBA. Take part in an IESE Case Method session with one of our top professors, meet alumni and get to know the Admissions Committee. Due to COVID we have canceled our upcoming on campus events, however, we look forward to meeting you online.


August 7, 2021
11:00 & 16:00


July - August, 2021Move to Barcelona. Get ready for the MBA.
Reduced office hours on campus
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
August 16 - 26, 2021Intensive Business Spanish classesOptional - registration required
Sept 1-3, 2021Orientation Mandatory
September 6-24 2021Communication Course and Career Essentials CourseMandatory
September 27, 2021First day of classesMandatory
December 13, 2021End 1st Term

*Last updated March 2021. Dates subject to change.


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