Everything You Need To Know About The IE University MBA Qualification


The IE university takes pride in the stripes that it has earned to be in global rankings for its academic accolades. If you are in the commercial industry, and would like to pursue a postgraduate qualification, here’s what the university has on offer.


The Master of Business Administration qualification was initially introduced by Harvard Business School in 1908, the graduate degree is also offered by the IE University and other business schools globally.

As part of the IE University’s MBA programme curriculum, students are trained in diverse skills, which equips its graduates with transversal knowledge and experiences that help graduates be beneficial in a wide range of sectors.

Ocean Niu, International MBA graduate, said the IE Business School’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship pushes you to challenge the status quo and to influence this world positively.

The MBA programme is split into two programmes, designed differently to suit an individuals' lifestyle needs and offer maximum flexibility. Here’s the difference between the International MBA and the Global Online MBA:

  1. The International MBA

The full-time International MBA at IE Business School runs for an 11-month period and has a diverse cohort of students of different nationalities.

Students will study key concepts, put theories and business frameworks to the test and focus their interests in the final elective period. 

  1. The Global Online MBA

The Global Online MBA is tailored for students who want to study part-time; it can be completed over a period of 17, 24 or 30 months.

This programme has three residential periods in Madrid and also has an all-online option.

Towards the end of the programme, students will take on a specialisation project to fine-tune their learning to your specific, personal career goals. 

Global Online MBA graduate, Taylee Lewis, said diversity pushes the limits of one's intellectual flexibility and this is essential for managers wanting to succeed in today’s international business environment.

According to the university, its MBA degree qualification is highly valued by employers and that gives you the skills for thriving careers in business or management. 


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