Our mission, vision and values
Integrity, excellence and spirit of service
At IESE Business School we want to educate leaders to whom we can entrust the future of business and society.
As the business school of the University of Navarra, our activities are centered around three management axes:
- a global mindset
- a general management approach
- a people-centered vision, with the ethics and social responsibility that entails
We believe that companies are, above all, communities of people who work better in an atmosphere of respect and trust.
We develop leaders who strive to have a deep, positive and lasting impact on people, companies and society through professional excellence, integrity and spirit of service.
We aim to be the top business school in the world for purpose, inspiring leaders for whom everybody matters. By accompanying men and women on their journeys of lifelong learning, we bring a deeper meaning to doing business. We do this through global business programs and thought leadership based on relevant research.
The ethical and moral values of the school are based on the Christian tradition. These values highlight the rights, the freedom, and the dignity of each person, who we consider the heart of any organization of society.
A key virtue that IESE promotes is that of hope: we teach our students to have a positive outlook in solving problems, large or small.
Precisely because we follow the Christian tradition, with respect for the freedom and the dignity of every human being, people of all beliefs (or of none at all) are welcome at IESE. We consider this openness to others enriching for all.
Core values of IESE include integrity, a spirit of service, and professional excellence – values that are recognized and cherished universally. We endeavor to instill a sense of responsibility in all who have been entrusted with leadership abilities, helping them see that they’ve received those talents not for themselves, but to be shared with others.
IESE is an initiative of Opus Dei, a Roman Catholic organization whose primary aim is to help ordinary men and women find holiness in all walks of life.