IE University

IE Business School

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Contact Information
Maria de Molina, 11, 13, 15
Madrid, 38006,

Recognized as one of the world’s top business schools, IE Business School, with its central Madrid campus, boasts students from more than 80 countries in its Master, Doctorate, and Executive Education programs and a faculty of more than 400 professors. IE Business School shapes leaders who promote innovation and change in organizations, equipping directors with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth, and social wellbeing. IE students use innovative online and presential learning formats, including the IE Communities platform where they exchange knowledge and experiences with 40,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in some 100 countries. In fact, IE is among the most international educational institutions in the world. This is no accident: the School strives to reflect the reality of the world through a diverse student body and faculty. IE Business School was founded by entrepreneurs, and so the entrepreneurial vein runs deep at IE, where business creation is seen as an engine for growth, value generation, employment, and social well-being. This focus on entrepreneurship results in around 10 percent of business school graduates going on to set up new ventures when they leave IE. To facilitate this, the School has a wide range of modules and processes, including the Venture Lab, which supports business plan development and enables participants to pitch their ideas to business angels and venture capitalists. At IE, there is the belief that individuals not only have the power to shape and influence the times we live in, but we are also morally obliged to make a positive contribution to the world around us. This is why we inculcate our students with a strong sense of social responsibility and an understanding of how to apply it to their careers. In addition to an entrepreneurship spirit and international focus, IE Business School has a deep commitment to society. The term Corporate Social Responsibility sometimes divides the business world, with some executives still insisting that a company’s only obligation is to its shareholders. IE is at the other end of the ethical spectrum, seeing social responsibility not as a PR tool but something much more. Business leaders cannot avoid the responsibility of managing the social and environmental impacts of a company’s activities. For this reason, IE students are exposed to key concepts such as social innovation, design thinking, base of pyramid markets, social entrepreneurship, right-hand left-hand thinking, and chaordic approaches.

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About IE University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 68
  • Median 65
  • Middle 80% 46 to 70
Admissions Selectivity
62% IE Business School 70% Average Across All Schools

652 Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 120
62% 62.0
69% 69.0
100 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No

Tuition: Can I get in?

$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
$12,600 Average Scholarship Amount
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
66% 66
40% 40
Types of Aid Distributed
Loans (private and government)
53% 53
Institutional Scholarships
35% 35
1% 1
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Part-Time Faculty
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
95% 95
40% 40
90% 90
Students in Core Classes
30 IE Business School 30 Average Across All Schools

Teaching Methods
  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Organizational Behavior
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students are required to be fluent in more than one language by graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 60
  • Program length (in months) 16
  • Average # of months to complete program 16
  • Six-Year completion rate 96%
  • Max time allowed to complete 16
  • Time limit for online courses Yes
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Days, Every weekend, Via the Internet (unscheduled)
Technology Improvements
  • SoftwareThe most important software agreements in terms of volume are that held with Microsoft and Google for IE students, which guarantees 100% coverage of IE Business School IT/IS systems and the

Students: Who are my classmates?

31 Average age of student
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
North America
34% 34
Australia and Oceania
16% 16
Europe Free Trade Zone
16% 16
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Active Professional Clubs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
Active Networking Clubs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

40,871 Living MBA Alumni 56 Countries where alumni clubs exist
183 Active alumni clubs
35% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.