IESE GEMBA. What Will You Learn?

The Global Executive MBA is a unique international experience, taking you to global business hubs in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

The program is made up of six core modules and the choice of two immersive electives to customize your learning experience. Its flexible format, which combines residential modules and distance learning, cements learning through a stimulating blend of experiential and action-oriented learning methodologies.

GEMBA program curriculum

The Global Executive MBA curriculum leverages experiential learning and action-oriented methodologies to bring the most critical global leadership issues into sharp focus. A practical off-campus business plan and an in-company project complement the academic core and give participants a unique hands-on platform to apply their newfound knowledge.

In-company Project (TFM) 

During the last four months of the program, you will complete an in-company project where you will directly apply new approaches and concepts to an explicit business challenge. Working in teams with a sponsoring company, you will identify a real-life challenge and build an actionable plan to address it. Expert input from the company, senior executives and faculty will guide the experience.


Project examples

  • Development of a social collaboration strategy
  • Identifying and creating new markets
  • Increasing production efficiency of a plant
  • Analysis of a management cost system
  • Development of a product launch strategy

Three Phases

Proposal and definition

During Phase 1, initial projects are proposed. Upon approval, assigned students and faculty develop the plans further.

Planning and completion

In Phase 2, a detailed project plan is submitted, followed by monitoring reports and a final report.

Evaluation and showcase

The best projects are selected and highlighted in a showcase event.

The GlobalPillar

Top international faculty

The Case Method at IESE

In 1963, Harvard Business School formed an alliance with IESE Business School and IESE adopted the famous HBS case method learning methodology. Over the years, IESE professors began writing their own cases, making their own impact and becoming thought leaders in their own right. 

These are some examples of how the case method is applied in IESE: 

  • You will engage in dynamic discussions about the business challenges you face on a daily basis.
  • You will combine individual learning, team discussions and dialogue in an interdisciplinary plenary session.
  • The lecturer will facilitate and guide the debate, encouraging everyone’s participation to enrich the discussion with different points of view and experiences.

Read more about the case method and a few examples used in IESE classes of real cases from leading companies.

The IESE Experience

GEMBA Events.

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