IESE Overview


Developing Leaders, Strengthening Organizations, Serving Society


IESE Business School is committed to the development of leaders who aspire to have a deep, positive and lasting impact on people, firms and society; to inspiring leaders to work with a spirit of service and integrity, basing their actions on the highest standards of professionalism and accountability; and to educating leaders to whom we can confidently entrust the future of business and society.

Believing that businesses are above all communities of people who work better in an atmosphere of trust, IESE’s mission and core values are articulated in its programs and school culture and carried-out by faculty and staff who lead by example. These emphasize: 

  • Respect for others 
  • Commitment to the common good of companies and society 
  • Humility 
  • Learning and listening 
  • Teamwork

With these values as a foundation, IESE programs are structured around five pillars of leadership development:

  • A general management perspective 
  • Human and ethical values 
  • International dimension
  • Transformational impact 
  • Knowledge development
IESE, the Graduate Business School of the University of Navarra, is an initiative of Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Roman Catholic Church with activities on every continent. The school’s ethical and moral values are based on the Christian tradition, a perspective that has been at the root of social and human progress in Europe and in many other countries around the world. These values emphasize the intrinsic rights and dignity of every person, and constitute the linchpin of any successful organization and society at large