IE Business School was founded by three entrepreneurs in 1973 with the goal of fostering an entrepreneurial environment that it instills in its various programs, and many collaborations such as a dual MBA with Brown University and an Asian-focused program run with Singapore Management University.
Awards & Achievements
Global MBA Rankings Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US Financial Times Rank – 11 Financial Times European Business School Rank – 1 Bloomberg Businessweek Rank – 3 The Economist Rank – 22 Job Integration Rate According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s International Business School Ranking High: 90% job offer three months post-graduation
The Full-time MBA Program is 12-18 months and covers the areas of accounting, finance, global management, entrepreneurship, economics, marketing, and many others. A mandatory Spanish language program is also included. A variety of elective courses are offered to broaden the scope of focuses and promote diversity academically and professionally. Approximately 50 courses are offered in the areas of finance, marketing, operation and innovation, business policy, human resources, information systems and social sciences. The full-time MBA also incorporates an entrepreneurship program into it’s curriculum. The course consists of a conceptual introduction to entrepreneurship and it’s fundamentals and a business plan development course. Students also attend of series of lectures. The end of the program offers internships as a tool to enable career changes in new areas or countries for students. Additionally, a global outlook exchange program allows students to study abroad and increase their international exposure. Both of these features are only available in the 15 or 18-month programs. The ESADE Executive MBA Program is offered at campuses in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain. The program was formulated around 5 key points: International Training – Schools in France, China, India, and the US are integrated into three study abroad periods that include meetings with top companies globally. Flexibility – The program allows students to choose from weekly or nightly classes. Business development project – Company projects are welcomed, worked on and evaluated by the staff. Career services – Personalized advice is given to students to aide in the development of new career goals and challenges in job strategy, career planning, coaching and recruiting Networking – ESADE provides students with a vast network of industry contacts and networking events. The program is part-time and is 16-months long. The weekly format begins in September and classes occur on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The nightly format begins in January and classes occur every other week on Friday all-day and Saturday mornings. The curriculum is divided into four phases: Company-setting and function, strategy-value and business, development in complexity, and intensification. The first three phases contain the core concepts of ESADE’s EMBA program, covering company, strategy and development. The fourth phase is made up of a set of optional courses allowing students to specialize their EMBAs. The Global Executive MBA Program in partnership with Georgetown mimics the complexity of global business environments through combining multi-disciplinary courses within business modules. The program promotes diversity in discussion, uses residencies to apply and learn new skills, and integrates international perspectives throughout all courses. An innovative module design integrates core MBA-courses and networking events into a curriculum of live case studies, industry simulations and consulting-style projects. Residency modules allow students to apply their learned knowledge in a live business environment. Additionally, participants will work on a master’s project based on individual research, a business plan or consulting project. There are six different residency modules in Washington, D.C., Barcelona and Madrid, Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, Bangalore, Beijing and Shanghai, and New York City that have all been designed to establish a foundation of fundamental business concepts and allow students to apply their newly learned skills set. Each module first focuses on the global political economy, followed by industries and firms, and finally management systems.