At the IESE MBA, you’ll be stretched, pushed and challenged to master the essentials.
You’ll hone your entrepreneurial skills. And you’ll be exposed to business in different sectors, markets and regions – across five continents.
15 or 19 months. We will give you a lifetime of impact.
UNIQUE GLOBAL SCOPE
Today’s world is interconnected. If you want to do international business, you need to have a global mindset.
With campuses and alliances that span Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, IESE has more global scope and reach than most other top-ranking business schools.
You will learn alongside students from over 55 different countries, guided by a faculty of world-class academics, researchers and global business experts of more than 30 nationalities. At IESE, you’ll have access to the biggest picture in global business.
What makes someone a good leader?
We believe that leadership is about striving for the best in yourself, and in others. It’s about drawing inspiration from diversity and the interchange of perspectives. It’s about respecting cultural and individual differences. And it’s about committing to leave a positive and lasting impact on the people, the businesses and the societies that surround you.
At IESE you will be challenged, stretched and encouraged to become the very best that you can be; as an entrepreneur, as a professional, as a responsible leader and as a person.
THE GENERAL MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
All of our programs take an integrative, long-term approach to business and organizations. You will understand business from a general management vantage point, gaining deep insight into how the different and complementary functions of a company work together.
You’ll be exposed to active learning methodology – simulations and the case method – which will help you see the big picture, as you explore new approaches and perspectives to real-life business problems from all over the world.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT THE CORE
You’ll be encouraged to think creatively. To be flexible. To make mistakes – and learn from them. And to pursue your dream to the full.
Whether you want to succeed with your own enterprise or adopt an entrepreneurial mindset within an organization, you will find a breadth of resources, practical projects and on-going support to help you reach your goals.
BILINGUAL FOR BUSINESS
Did you know that Spanish is the fourth most spoken language on the planet? Being fluent in Spanish unlocks doors to opportunity all over the world.
At IESE you have full access to a Spanish-speaking environment. You can take language classes and even graduate with a bilingual MBA diploma.
A business education in two of the world’s largest languages gives you a unique advantage and fresh perspectives on international business. When you do your MBA at IESE you will be exposed to a breadth opportunities to become fluent in Spanish:
- Multilingual campus
- Daily life in Barcelona
- Structured and intensive Business Spanish Program
- Subjects in Spanish (A possibility of taking subjects in Spanish for those fluent in the language)
Acquire a strategic business tool, unlock international business opportunities and gain access to different cultures around the world.
To obtain the bilingual MBA diploma, in your second year you will need to:
- Non-native speakers of Spanish need to pass the highest module of the Business Spanish Program (passing the Program grants students the DIEN level B2 CEFR).
- Native Spanish-speaking students need to communicate their desire to graduate with the bilingual MBA diploma title by March 31st of their second year MBA.
The Business Spanish Program is designed specifically for IESE MBA students. The goal is to empower you to engage fluently in a variety of business situations.
The program starts in August of your first year with intensive classes and continues across your first and second year. You choose how far you wish to take it. You don’t need any previous knowledge of the language.
“It’s the perfect MBA in terms of entrepreneurship. It gives you a general management perspective so that you can direct your company better in the future.”
David ZarateDAVID ZARATE, MEXICO, MBA ‘13
“At IESE there’s a different way of thinking – strategically and globally. It means you don’t get lost when there is so much information to process. And the way you learn to work with people – this has really helped me throughout my career.”
LAURENCE FONTINOYLAURENCE FONTINOY, BELGIUM, MBA ’02