IESE Global Executive MBA

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IESE Global Executive MBA

Global Executive MBA Program

IESE Global Executive MBA
IESE is a top-ranked business school that stands 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 programmes. IESE's Executive Education program is ranked as No. 1 in the world by the Financial Times in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Meet this school

Since 1958, IESE Business School has been committed to developing exceptional leaders who aspire to have a deep, positive and lasting impact on people, firms and society. IESE’s humanistic approach puts you at the centre of the learning experience with a focus on your personal and professional development.

At IESE, you will hone your strategic leadership competencies within a global framework. Our top-ranked programmes and world-class international faculty will help you craft strategies for sustainable growth and profitability, and acquire the vision to drive meaningful change across your organisation. On completing your IESE programme, you will join a thriving alumni community of more than 50,000 executives and entrepreneurs who work in more than 100 countries.

IESE has developed state of the art campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Munich and Sao Paulo. Additionally we deliver programmes across an extensive global network of 16 sister schools covering Latin America, Africa and East & South East Asia.



The IESE Global Executive MBA program is for managers and executives who are at a turning point in their career, facing a new level of professional and leadership challenges as they seek to help their company grow in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. To succeed, it’s vital to strengthen knowledge of new markets and broaden skills as a leader. At this career stage, professionals want to find a program that recognises and addresses these specific needs and goals.


What the Programme Offers

Business skills and knowledge with a General Management focus

  • Case-based methodology
  • Advanced leadership skills


Global Context - transformational impact

  • Modules on 3 continents
  • Participants living and working in more than 30 countries
  • International faculty (+30 nationalities)


Reflection and personal growth - personalised focus

  • Fundamental definition of organisations and society
  • Confidence and preparation to make the next career step
  • Emphasis on ethical dimensions of decision making, indispensable for personal growth and corporate sustainability
  • A person-centred approach to manage organisations





IESE’s full-time MBA is taught on our Barcelona campus, and students have the option to complete part of their studies at campuses in New York and Sao Paulo, and in Shanghai and Nairobi. 


Designed for working professionals, IESE’s Executive MBA is offered in four cities – Barcelona, Madrid, Munich and Sao Paulo – and combines flexible classes with intensive international modules.

All three MBA programs share a global scope, dedication to ethical leadership, commitment to entrepreneurship, and belief in the general management perspective. IESE has about 50,000 alumni and they go on to leadership positions throughout the world.

Programme Info

Type of Course: Global Executive MBA


  • Modular with supporting distance learning
  • Bimonthly format - 6 two-week modules
  • Core modules delivered in Barcelona, New York, Munich, Silicon Valley and Singapore plus electives in New York, Sao Paulo and Barcelona

Accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB and ANECA

IESE Rankings:

  • #1 in the World for Personal Development and Educational Experience, Executive MBA Ranking, The Economist, 2020 
  • #2 for International Experience, Executive MBA​, Financial Times 2018
  • #1 in the World for Executive Education, Financial Times 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • #3 in the World for Executive MBA, QS World University Rankings, 2021

Starting Date: April 2023
Length of Course: 18 months

Student Body

Number of nationalities: 32
Average age: 39
Length of work experience: Average 15 years (minimum 10 years, at least 4 years of managerial experience)

Percentage of international student: 80%

Geographical origin

Europe: 50%
Middle East: 7%
Africa: 12%
North America: 14%
Latin America: 14%

Asia/Pacific: 2%


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


Next Application Deadline: 

Round 1: May 13, 2022

Round 2: June 17, 2022

Round 3: September 30, 2022

Round 4: November 11, 2022

Round 5: February 1, 2023

Round 6: March 1, 2023

Next Deadline for scholarship submission:

May 30, 2022
July 4, 2022
October 17, 2022
November 28, 2022
February 6, 2023
March 6, 2023



Application fees: EUR 130
Tuition fees: EUR 126,735 , Deposit 12,673
Find out the scholarships available for the next edition here


50,000+ Alumni: A Global Network

The Alumni Association is the keystone that the alumni have to maintain and enrich their relationship with IESE. More importantly, it offers a forum that enables them to fulfill the long-term goals that they share with the school.

IESE’s Alumni Association relies on the support of various Regional Chapters all over the world. Currently, there are over 50,000 Alumni in 104 countries. IESE provides lifelong learning opportunities for the business community that are firmly rooted in academic excellence, as well as human and social values. The Alumni Association actively pursues these objectives through a variety of learning and networking opportunities, which permit members of the association and the alumni community in general to strengthen the bonds that unite them all.

The association relies on the strong support of IESE and its faculty members, who are always ready to guide them with their valuable knowledge, research and advice. At the same time, the alumni respond by supporting IESE’s projects and activities, which continue to grow all over the world, and by boosting awareness of IESE and its prestige wherever they go.


Find out more information here  


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