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The year in numbers

From our 60th anniversary to 50,000 alumni, 2019 has been a banner year at IESE

The year in numbers | IESE Business School

20 December 2019

Numbers aren’t everything. But with new programs, more alumni, strong rankings and a major expansion underway on our Madrid campus, 2019 has been a year of milestones for IESE. Here, some of our highlights:

  • 50,000
    Alumni worldwide. Our global alumni network is one of our great strengths, and this past year we surpassed the 50,000-mark worldwide.
  • 23 
    Average age of Master in Management participants. This new program offered on our Madrid campus is aimed at recent university graduates, extending our reach to a new cohort of business leaders.
  • 60th
    Anniversary. Since the 1959, after IESE was founded by a group of visionary business leaders in Barcelona, we’ve spent 60 years creating tomorrow.
  • 5
    Years at number one. Since 2014, the Financial Times has ranked us the best in the world for executive education.
  • 43€
    Million invested through Business Angel Network. One of the many ways IESE supports entrepreneurs, our Business Angel Network has curated investments in dozens of startups.
  • 26%
    Of MBA graduates working in tech. The MBA Class of 2019 was much sought-after by employers, as our 2019 Employment Report showed, and a growing number of graduates accepted offers in the technology sector.
  • 43%
    Drop in paper consumption. Since 2015, we have worked to reduce paper consumption per student, as part of a range of sustainability efforts.
  • 16,300
    Square meters of new space in Madrid. This major campus expansion plan, which will be completed in September 2020, will create a new, vibrant space for students and alumni in the Spanish capital.
  • 40,000
    Hours spent in class. That’s a lot of teaching and learning across programs and locations.

And last but not least…

  • 67,506
    Churros sold on our Madrid campus. Yet another one of the thousands of reasons to become part of the IESE community.