IESE’s global reach goes well beyond the school’s campuses and facilities in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York and São Paulo. The school’s links to associated business schools and those with which it has exchange agreements and partnerships give students a heightened sense of partaking in a global community. Together with its global vision and the diverse nationalities of students and program participants, the school’s international academic alliances bring the world to the IESE classroom and the IESE experience.
For many years, IESE has been actively dedicated to helping foster management development in Africa. In collaboration with the local academic community and businesses, IESE has established three new Business schools in Africa – Lagos Business School (Pan-African University in Nigeria; Strathmore Business School (Strathmore University in Kenya) and MDE Business School, in Ivory Coast.
Since 1992 IESE has collaborated in a variety of ways with Lagos Business School such as an advisory board made up of IESE professors and the opportunity for students to attend IESE’s PhD program in Barcelona. In 2005, IESE signed an agreement with Strathmore University in Nairobi to establish a business school. Moreover, IESE’s International Faculty Development Program (IFDP), designed for faculty members of business schools worldwide, sees a growing number of professors from African business schools each year.