Our accreditations

Standards of Excellence

The quality of our faculty, resources and programs are recognized on many levels, including by official accrediting agencies. We’re pleased to hold triple accreditation from the following organizations:

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) was founded in 1916 and is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Less than 5% of the world’s business schools hold an AACSB accreditation.

EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is the accrediting body of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and is dedicated to raising the standard of management education worldwide.

AMBA (Association of MBAs) is based in the UK and accredits graduate business programs worldwide.

In addition, IESE is accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education‘s ANECA, which is responsible for accrediting higher education institutions in Spain.

ANECA

Quality Plan Introduction

As a result of our commitment to guaranteeing the quality of the degrees and services we offer, IESE participates in the Institutional Assessment and Verification Plan promoted by ANECA. As part of ANECA’s AUDIT program, the Internal Quality Control System (SGIC) was started up as a support tool for the design, implementation, monitoring and improvement of each IESE degree.

On July 13, 2010, we created the Quality Guarantee Committee (CGC) to monitor the school’s postgraduate programs. The CGC coordinates the tasks of planning and monitoring the SGIC. The Committee’s mission is to protect society’s interests regarding the quality of IESE’s educational programs and to study proposals for acquiring official undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees.

Members of the CGC

– Coordinator of the Quality Committee: Jaume Armengou 
– Member of the University’s Quality and Accreditation Assessment Committee (CECA): Unai Zalba 
– Coordinator of the MBA: Marta Escardó   
– Coordinator of the GEMBA: Mª Isabel de Muller 
– Coordinator of the EMBA: Jordi Utges  
– MBA Program Director: Carlos García Pont 
– EMBA and GEMBA Program Director: Mª Julia Prats
– PhD and MRM Program Director: Giovanni Valentini  
– Corporate Information Unit Director: Elisa Simón


Contact

IESE Business School – University of Navarra 
Cristina Ruiz 
calidad@iese.edu
Tel.: +34 93 253 42 00

Our regulatory framework includes features that guarantee teaching quality and stipulates that the different assessment agencies should help guarantee the objectives of quality in the university. The SGIC was implemented under the VERIFICA Program, which evaluates curriculum proposals in accordance with the European Higher Education Area.

Organic Act 4 of April 12, 2007, which amends Organic Act 6 of December 21, 2001

Royal Decree 861 of July 2, 2010, which amends Royal Decree 1393 of Oct. 29, 2007

Royal Decree 99 of Jan. 28, 2011

When curriculum verification is obtained from the Council of Universities, the effect is that listed degrees are considered accredited degrees and are included in the Spanish Registry of Universities, Centers and Qualifications (RUCT).

Master in Business Administration (MBA): BOE, June 8, 2010RUCT  
Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA): BOE, June 20, 2017RUCT  
Global Executive Master in Business Administration (Global EMBA): BOE, Nov. 23, 2010RUCT
Master of Research in Management (MRM): BOE, March 29, 2013RUCT
PhD in Management: BOE RUCT 22-04-2013RUCT

PROCESS MAP

Strategic processes

These are the processes that set the overall performance framework for the entire Quality Assurance System:

PE 1. General Quality Policy
PE 2. Improvement plan
PE 3. Creation, modification and extinction of titles

Analytical processes

These are the processes that determine the systematic analysis of official titles:

PA 1. General information of the title
PA 2. Curriculum
PA 3. Advice
PA 4. Mobility
PA 5. External practices
PA 6. Labor insertion and graduation profile
PA 7. Human resources
PA 8. Material resources and services

Support processes

They are the processes that provide the information, the documentary support and the rendering of accounts for the analytical processes:

PS 1. Documentation
PS 2. Surveys and indicators
PS 3. Complaints and suggestions
PS 4. Public information and accountability

The following values have been provided by the Integrated University Information System (SIIU), a platform developed by the Spanish General Secretariat of Universities.

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Academic year Performance rate Success rate Assessment rate
2010-2011 99.81% 100.00% 99.81%
2011-2012 99.99% 100.00% 99.99%
2013-2014 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2014-2015 99.60% 99.60% 100.00%
2015-2016 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2016-2017 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%


Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA)

Academic year Performance rate Success rate Assessment rate
2010-2011 99.53% 99.71% 99.82%
2011-2012 99.45% 99.48% 99.98%
2013-2014 99.16% 99.80% 99.36%
2014-2015 99.91% 100.00% 99.91%
2015-2016 99.88% 99.88% 100.00%
2016-2017 99,72% 99,72% 100.00%


Global Executive Master in Business Administration (GEMBA)

Academic year Performance rate Success rate Assessment rate
2012-2013 96.64% 100.00% 96.64%
2014-2015 99.66% 100.00% 99.66%
2015-2016 99.83% 100.00% 99.83%
2016-2017 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%


Master’s Degree of Research in Management

Academic year Performance rate Success rate Assessment rate
2010-2011 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2011-2012 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2013-2014 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2014-2015 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2015-2016 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
2016-2017 99,76% 99,76% 100.00%

 

Performance Rate: A percentage representing the number of credits passed by students enrolled in an academic year divided by the total number of credits enrolled in during that academic year.

Success Rate: A percentage representing the number of credits passed by students enrolled in an academic year divided by the total number of credits for which students took an exam during that academic year.

Assessment Rate: A percentage representing the number of credits for which students took an exam in an academic year divided by the total number of credits enrolled in during that academic year.