MBA Programs | IESE Business School

MBA: Choose your next career step

If you want to boost or redirect your career towards general management, at IESE we offer three different MBA programs, adapted to each stage of your career. All of them combine a culturally international focus with a deep understanding of business relationships, from an ethical and global perspective.

A transformative learning experience that will enhance your life’s vision and give you the skills you need to make your mark on the world.

IESE’s master’s programs consistently top international rankings

IESE’s MBA and Executive Education programs regularly appear among the best in the world in the rankings of leading business publications:

Redirect your career with us

IESE’s MBA programs equip you with the knowledge, skills and global mindset you need to succeed today and throughout your career. The world’s top companies hire IESE graduates for the value they bring, no matter what industry or where the opportunity arises.

Which MBA is the best for you?

Full-Time MBA

Full-Time MBA

Prior professional experience: 5 years
Time to completion: 15 or 19 months
Language: English
Location: Barcelona
Starting Date: September
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Executive MBA (EMBA)

Executive MBA (EMBA)

Prior professional experience: 5 years
Time to completion: 19 months
Language: English or Spanish
Location: Barcelona, Madrid, Munich and São Paulo
Starting Date: September
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Global Executive MBA

Global Executive MBA

Prior professional experience: 10 years
Time to completion: 18 months (modular)
Language: English
Location: Barcelona, New York, Singapore, Silicon Valley and São Paulo
Starting Date: April
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Not yet eligible for admission to our MBA programs?

You may be interested in applying to the Young Talent Path. An admissions program to the Full Time MBA program designed for talented young professionals who are motivated to develop a solid career path and make a positive impact on society. IESE’s Young Talent Path opens the door to a unique learning experience before embarking on IESE’s MBA program.

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More details about IESE's MBA programs

Studying an MBA program at IESE is one of the best decisions you can make to further your career, but financing your studies requires rigorous planning. In the IESE Financial Aid Office, you can check all the options available to you for each program.

You can also find detailed information about scholarships and other financing options on the website of each of our MBA programs:

Full Time MBA in Barcelona and around the world

The first year of the Full Time MBA program is taught exclusively at IESE’s Barcelona campus. However, during the summer, between the first and second years, students have the opportunity to do internships with companies around the world.

The second year is also focused on the Barcelona campus, but it includes two main options to make your Full Time MBA a global learning experience.

Executive MBA in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, and São Paulo

The Executive MBA is designed so that participants can study at four of IESE’s campuses around the world. Check out the details and the different formats of the program in each city:

In addition, the EMBA includes international weeks in Nairobi, New York, São Paulo and Shanghai, which will allow you to experience first-hand what business ecosystems and perspectives on management are like in different cultures.

Global Executive MBA

The structure of the Global Executive MBA is designed to provide participants with a genuinely global vision of business management and a global learning experience.

The six modules that make up the core content of the program are taught in five leading business centres around the world: Barcelona, New York, Munich, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.

In addition, the Global Executive MBA is completed with elective modules that can be taken in different cities on four different continents.

IESE’s MBA programs will prepare you to take on managerial roles in any sector and in any destination, and to confidently take the next steps in your career.

Because it is aimed at a younger audience, and it is a full-time program, the Full-Time MBA has a particularly strong focus on developing our students’ career paths. Thus, in the class of 2019, 94% of students had already accepted a job offer just three months after their graduation.

According to our latest Employment Report, the work placement of IESE MBA graduates in the technology sector has grown by 62% since 2017, with Amazon, Facebook and Google being the companies that hired the most last year.

In contrast, the Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA programs are part-time and participants usually combine them with their current jobs. These two MBA programs also provide you with the tools, knowledge, and resources you need to manage your career and successfully achieve the goals you set for your personal development and professional career.