IE University

IE Business School

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Contact Information
Maria de Molina, 13
Madrid, 28006, Spain
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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.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    77%
  • Selectivity
    59%

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About IE University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 66
  • Median 68
  • Middle 80% 53 to 75
Admissions Selectivity
59% IE Business School 72% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 39
59% 59.0
77% 77.0
Female
17% 17
International
79% 79
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Considered
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Other
26% 26
Marketing / Sales
26% 26
Operations
16% 16
Consulting
11% 11
Finance / Accounting
11% 11
Management
5% 5
General Management
5% 5
Human Resources
0% 0
Other
32% 32
Consumer Products
21% 21
Petroleum / Energy
16% 16
Media / Entertainment
11% 11
Financial Services
5% 5
Pharma / Health Care
5% 5
Technology
5% 5
Consulting
5% 5
Manufacturing
0% 0
Real Estate
0% 0
Government
0% 0
Non-Profit
0% 0
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
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740 to 769
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710 to 739
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0%
680 to 709
0%
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650 to 679
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620 to 649
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590 to 619
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560 to 589
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530 to 559
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500 to 529
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Under 500
0%
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English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • Other

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
40% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
13% 40
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Students in Core Classes
23 IE Business School 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Distance learning
60% 60
Other
40% 40
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must present a final oral exam by the end of the program
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation
  • Average # of months to complete program 18
  • Six-Year completion rate 96%
  • Max time allowed to complete 18
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Via the Internet (unscheduled)
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring
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?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Law
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

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.