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Location: Spain
About IESE Business School Full-time MBA

IESE’s full-time MBA is a flexible duration program that can be completed in either 15 or 19 months. It is an experience that sharpens your technical and leadership skills with global, cross-cultural learning opportunities.

Whether you choose to opt for the 15 months or the 19 months duration, the program will be divided in core courses and electives. The first three terms are common to all students and represent a deep dive into business essentials, allowing you to hone new competencies, build your network and forge friendships with your classmates.

If you choose the accelerated 15 months track, you will have classes during the summer months instead of doing a summer internship. Those summer classes will be a mix between core classes shared by all and electives. If you go for the traditional 19 months format, your second year will be all about electives. There are currently more than 130 electives to choose from – an unrivalled opportunity to customize your academic load according to your business interests. Combined with international opportunities such as our global exchange program and overseas modules (available for both 15 and 19 months students), this is the moment to build the MBA that is right for you.

At IESE we use the Case Method. We find it to be the most effective way to leverage each classroom’s immense diversity. All our cases are taught in alignment with Harvard Business School’s teaching method, which enables discussion of real business situations from a general management perspective under the guidance of world class faculty.

IESE aims to have a positive and lasting impact on your personal and professional future.

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Programme Presentation
IESE is a top-ranked business school that has stood at the forefront of global business education for nearly six decades. IESE caters to outstanding individuals at different stages of their careers, offering Full Time MBA, Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA programs. IESE's 15 or 19-month full time MBA Program, ranked #4 in the world by Financial Times 2021 and #1 in the world by The Economist 2021, offers a stimulating learning environment with 55+ nationalities and is designed to stretch and mold you into a global business leader. IESE also offers rewarding world-class career services with excellent employment (even under COVID-19, 87% employed within 3 months of graduation and about 33% changed industry, function, and geography).
Programme Info


Full-time MBA

Accreditation: AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB
Rankings: #1 worldwide for Corporate Social Responsibility - Financial Times 2021, #4 MBA in the world - Financial Times 2021, and #1 in the world by The Economist 2021
Type of program: Full-Time MBA
Starting dates: September
Length of course: 15 or 19 months
Application deadlines:

Executive MBA

Type of program: Executive MBA
Formats: Weekly and Biweekly
Starting dates: September
Length of course: 18 months
Application deadline: August 2022

Global Executive MBA

Type of program: Executive MBA
Format: Modular with supporting distance learning
Length of course: 16 months
Application deadline:

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Student Body

MBA - Class profile

Women: 30%
Average age: 29.3
Average work experience: 6 years
International student: 85%

  • Europe: 32%
  • Asia Pacific: 24.7%
  • Latin America: 24.4%
  • North America: 13.5%
  • Middle East: 3.4%
  • Africa: 2%

Pre-MBA Sector:

  • Industry and Services 61%
  • Financial Services 20%
  • Consulting: 13%
  • Social and Public Sector: 6%

Executive MBA - Class profile

Women: 30+%
Average age: 34
Average work experience: 10 years
Number of nationalities: 20 

Global Executive MBA - Class profile

Average age: 39
Average work experience: 15 years 
Number of nationalities: 31+
Industries represented: 30+

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Admission Requirements

Full-time MBA - Admission:

  • Application form (online)
  • 2 Essays
  • 1 Recommendation letter
  • University transcripts
  • Interview
  • GMAT (Average GMAT: 680) /GRE
  • TOEFL/IELTS score recommended: 105/7.5 (waived for English native speakers or people who have completed their studies or worked in an English-speaking country for 2+ years)

Executive MBA - Admission:

  • Application form (online)
  • Admission test or GMAT
  • Certificate of English
  • Support letter from current company
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Degree
  • Copy of passport

Global Executive MBA - Admission:

We encourage you to contact us before starting your application for admission. An admissions mentor will help you to achieve a more personal understanding of the program, its impact in your career and whether the program is right for you.

Contact person: Nico van den Brink , Globa Executive MBA Admissions Director


Documents required

  • Application form (online)
  • Two letters of reference
  • University transcripts
  • Support letter from current company
  • Copy of passport
  • Digital photograph
  • GMAT/ Executive Assessment : Depending on your profile and CV. You may be exempt from doing so if you have ten or more years' experience, depending on your academic and professional background.
  • English language test

Admissions process detailed information here



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Full-time MBA fee

Application fees: $ 200
Tuition Fees: € 93,500
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance: € 18,000 per year


Full-time MBA Contact:

Adress: Avda. Pearson 21, Barcelona 08034
Telephone: +34932534200
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Dean: Professor Franz Heukamp
MBA Program Director: Professor Marc Badia
MBA Admissions Director: Paula Amorim

Executive MBA Contact:

Telephone: +34912113000
Contact person: Javier Guerra


Global Executive MBA Contact:

Telephone:  +34 93 2534200
Global MBA Admissions Director: Nico Van Den Brick
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