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Structured for Lifelong Impact

The IESE MBA is your deep-dive into global business. Delivered over 15 or 19 months, it offers depth, a breadth of knowledge and the option to gain hands-on experience of international business across five continents. You customize your learning with a choice of electives, internships, overseas modules and exchange programs. The MBA will have a profound and lasting impact on your career, and on your future.



DEVELOP YOUR POTENTIAL

Management competencies are an essential tool. During the program you will strengthen your management skillset, interact with executives from international companies, learn to position your personal brand and reinforce your decision-making abilities.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

AUG

START OF BUSINESS SPANISH PROGRAM

You have the option to take the Business Spanish Courses throughout the MBA

SEP

CORE COURSES

24 Core Courses
Learn the essentials in Finance, Marketing Operations, Leadership and Self-Management, Decision Making for Executives and Strategy

MAR

Students decide on 15 or 19 months duration

JUN

SUMMER INTERNSHIP (19 months)

Corporate internship anywhere in the world
Entrepreneurial Experience on campus

ELECTIVES (15 months)

Summer classes will focus in Marketing, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship

SEP

ELECTIVES & OVERSEAS MODULES OR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Electives
More than 130 electives are available at IESE

Overseas Modules
Study electives abroad for 2 weeks in New York, Sao Paulo, Shangai or Nairobi

Internationa Exchange Program
Spend a term in one of our 30 partner schools around the world.

DIC

END OF CLASSES (15 months)

APR

END OF CLASSES (19 months)

MAY

GRADUATION

  • Testimonial

    “What makes IESE unique is that you are not simply taught about international business. At IESE you get real-life experience working in a diverse and global setting.”

    Alejandra Tejada

    ALEJANDRA TEJADA, SPAIN, MBA ’12
    MILWARD BROWN DIGITAL
  • Testimonial

    “IESE’s MBA program provides the perfect length to learn about the fundamentals, but also get hands-on experience during the corporate internship program. There are overseas modules for those who want a change of scenery, and some cool courses offered at specific IESE campuses such as the Internet Enabling Strategies course available only at IESE’s New York campus.”

    Olga Klimova

    OLGA CLIMOVA, CANADA, MBA ‘17
    MXI TECHNOLOGIES

A SOLID BASE,
A WORLD OF OPTIONS

The curriculum delivers the core skills, the knowledge, the real-life experience, the global perspective and the support structure to help you shape your career and achieve your goals. You spend your first year building essential competencies and knowledge. Over the summer and year two, you determine your own trajectory, with access to overseas modules and exchange programs across five continents.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN?

how-will-you-learn

At IESE we believe in active-learning methodologies. That means that you will take ownership of what you learn.

Through the case method, multimedia simulations, project and teamwork, internships, interconnection with our faculty and your multicultural peers, you will acquire the skills, the knowledge and the insight to make critical decisions as a business leader.

A Typical Day at IESE 
8:30Team Meeting
9:45Quick coffee in the cafeteria
10:00First Class
11:30Second Class
12:45Lunch Break
14:15Third Class
15:45Spanish Classes
17:30Case Work
After 19:00Sports training, dinners...


ENTREPRENEURSHIP – AT THE HEART OF THE MBA

Whether you are actively pursuing an existing project, interested in starting up, or whether you want to bring an entrepreneurial mindset to a role within an organization, we will support you. Entrepreneurship sits at the heart of the IESE MBA. From theory to practice to deep dives into the practicalities of entrepreneurship, you’ll have opportunities to explore business ideas, develp concepts, find business models and write your own business plan.

And you’ll have the backing of expert professors, mentors, your diverse and talented cohort and the full breadth of IESE’s services and resources along the way. continue


RECOGNITION

 CFA Institute
IESE’s MBA Program is approved by the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. This approval recognizes that the IESE MBA Program embeds in the curricula a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), topics that are required for the three levels of the CFA exam. As a affiliated institution IESE is listed on the CFA Institute website and is entitled to award three CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to 2nd year students each year.

RANKINGS

#1 MBA in Europe, The Economist 2018
#3 MBA in Europe, FT 2019
Executive Education 1st in world, FT 2015-2019