IE International MBA (IMBA)

IE International MBA (IMBA)

The last decade has brought countless new opportunities and challenges in the business world. Expanded connectivity, smart technologies, and increasing lifespans are changing how we think about work. What’s more, companies are becoming more global than ever before, and demographic changes are shifting economic power. More than ever, business leaders must be adaptable problem-solvers with a high degree of cultural intelligence.
To effectively prepare students, the IMBA program works like a hothouse for personal growth. You will not only be surrounded by students with all types of experiences from every industry, but you will also discover your shared values and collective strengths as a global community that embraces unconventional thinking.
Finally, with the help of IE professors who are experts in their fields, the IMBA curriculum will give you a solid foundation in both business fundamentals and entrepreneurial thinking that will be indispensable in your future career, no matter what you aspire to be.


An MBA Out of the Ordinary demands that we recruit students who have demonstrated great success in their careers, no matter what their background. We take a holistic approach when evaluating each candidate in order to bring in the most talented, most interesting candidates with a range of competencies.
• Minimum 3 years of full-time experience
• A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• GMAT, GRE or IE Global Admissions Test
• English language certificate
• Completed application form

An MBA Out of the Ordinary demands that we recruit students who have demonstrated great success in their careers, no matter what their background. We take a holistic approach when evaluating each candidate in order to bring in the most talented, most interesting candidates with a range of competencies.


• Minimum 3 years of full-time experience
• A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• GMAT, GRE or IE Global Admissions Test
• English language certificate
• Completed application form

The International MBA at IE 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, 45% 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, interpersonal skills, and collaboration. Finally, the IE International MBA encourages all students to develop their entrepreneurial thinking so that they can be competitive in any industry or new venture.

During the streamlined Core Period, you will acquire the business acumen of a regular MBA degree. In addition, subjects such as Innovation and Design, Critical Management Thinking, and Entrepreneurship, give you an edge over other MBA graduates.

After the Core Period, you will choose one of four options during the Lab Period that will allow you to focus on your own professional goals: do you want to create maximum impact within an existing company, do you desire to start your own business, do you wish to create social impact or do you hope to gain work experience that can help spark a career change? The idea is to enrich the core curriculum with uniquely packaged, relevant and hands-on input that you would otherwise not get in an MBA program.

To further enable you to pursue your passions, to deepen your understandings and to finalize your career focuses, the Elective Period at the end of the program offers a wide variety of customization options.

Customization options include among others:
•Initial choice of 150 different Electives Courses: Cluster your electives based on trends, track and your individual career focus
•Consulting Projects: Take advantage of IE’s partnership with the Wharton School of Business and consult with a company, or take part in our own competitive IE Consulting Project
•Long Exchange: Maximize your learning at one of our more than 50 exchange partner schools around the world for 3 months.
•Global Network Week: Learn side-by-side with students from other elite business schools as a part of the Global Network for Advanced Management convened by Yale University
•Venture Lab: Incubate your start-up idea and take advantage of the high-quality “deal flow” within our global network of investors

There are two intakes each year: January and September.
IE Business School awards tuition funding assistance based on merit, distinctive competencies and academic excellence. The IE International MBA tuition fee is 69.200€*. Many of our students visit our Financial Aid office for a personal consultation to address their financial needs, and we will be happy to speak on the phone or set up an appointment if you have any questions.
* Please bear in mind that prices are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

International Recognition
The masters in business administration at IE Business School shape leaders that promote innovation and change. Our graduates believe all businesses should generate employment, wealth and social well-being. IE has undergone four decades of rapid growth and is now recognized by the international press as one of the world’s leading business schools.
• 1st MBA for Entrepreneurship in Europe (8th in the world) by Financial Times in June 2016
• 4th Non-US Business School worldwide by Bloomberg Businessweek in October 2015
• 4th MBA in Europe (8th worldwide) by Financial Times in January 2017
• 3rd MBA worldwide by América Economía in May 2016

IE Admissions Department
Calle María de Molina, 11-13-15 28006 Madrid
TEL: +34 91 568 96 10
EMAIL: [email protected]

IE Center Singapore (Office for candidates located in Southeast Asia)
36 Robinson Road, Level 18 City House
Singapore 068877
EMAIL: [email protected]
TEL: +65 6809 2801