IE Business School Masters

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About IE Business School Masters

IE is one of the world's top higher-education institutions. A pioneer in education, IE is composed of five schools: IE Business School, IE Law School, IE School of Architecture & Design, IE School of International Relations, IE School of Human Science and Technology. IE's programs have been met with worldwide acclaim, featuring highly in both the FT and Economist business and law school rankings, and cementing IE's reputation as a global leader in higher education.

Through Master Programs in a variety of areas, IE trains tomorrow's leaders, shaping them with an innovative approach and acting as a catalyst for the creation of new projects and businesses through the entrepreneurial spirit which is an inherent aspect in all of our Programmes. Its master Programmes focus on the skills and knowledge required of a leader in a broad range of specific industries. Catering to the real needs of the real world, IE offers a range of formats (full-time, part-time, and blended) to ensure utmost flexibility in its Programs.

IE is also a hub of international research boasting an array of specialized centers dedicated to furthering the business community in such areas as entrepreneurship, information management, and corporate responsibility amongst others.

Complimenting IE's extensive portfolio of Master degree Programs, the Executive Education division offers training courses for executives through its seminars, conferences, forums, in-company training Programs and consulting; building on IE's commitment to providing outstanding education and training across the various phases of your career.

With more than 128 nationalities represented on our central Madrid campus, as well as a global network of over 60,000 alumni, the IE Experience is a truly international one. Being part of the IE Community is more than just being an alumnus; it's a way of life. Members of our community hold firm ethical values and recognize their responsibility to the environment in which they operate, as well as to the wider community.

Programme Presentation

IE University, Madrid (Spain)
Ranked #4 Business School in Europe by the Financial Times in 2017
Courses held in: English and Spanish depending on the program
Length of Courses: 10 – 13 months depending on the program
Application Deadlines: IE operates on a rolling admissions process. However, given the limited number of places in the programme and the diverse student body, we recommend that you initiate the application process as far in advance as possible, roughly one year in advance of the desired programme intake.

Master in Management
The Master in Management at IE Business School is 10-month customizable program which provides recent graduates with the best education in business management. It is available in both Spanish & English. More than just an academic program the MIM allows students to network, develop their business plan and enjoy living in one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Full-Time, 10 months, intakes February and September.

Master in Finance
The Master in Finance is designed for students with a strong academic record and advanced quantitative skills who have recently completed their undergraduate studies, and young professionals with up to a maximum of 18-months full-time professional experience who wish to pursue careers as analysts in the finance and related industries. IE is the first Spanish academic partner of both CFA Institute and CAIA Association, and our Master in Finance students can be eligible for scholarships to undertake those exams. Full-Time, 11 months, intakes September - July.

Master in Advanced Finance
This program is designed for professionals with more than 2 years of relevant work experience in the finance sector or related fields. The program affords up-to-the-minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance such as securitization, swaps, commodities, equity derivatives, leveraged buy-outs, geopolitics, behavioral finance, value at risk, and Islamic finance. Full-Time, 14 months, intakes April - July of the following year.

Global Master in Finance
The Global Master in Finance is part of a completely new generation of blended training. IE has been ranked No. 1 in the world in Online MBA programs for the third consecutive year by Financial Times. Participants are able to follow the program regardless of their geographic location, travel schedules, and work commitments. Blended format for executive professionals, 15 months, intakes October - December.

Master in Business Analytics and Big Data
IE’s Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is an innovative degree designed to train a new generation of data-driven and innovation-oriented professionals with all the necessary skills to pursue a successful career in Business Analytics and Big Data. Full-Time, 10 months, starts in October. Global Master in Business Analytics & Big Data available in 17 months / Part-Time format in Madrid & Dubai / January Intake.

Master in Market Research and Consumer Behavior
Analyze and understand CONSUMERS to drive business. This 1-year master will train you to understand the needs of consumers. You will get in depth training and experience in consumer psychology, consumer research, and the business of marketing. Market research is one of the fastest growing job categories. Full-Time, 10 months, starts in October.

Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy
The Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy (EXMPLS) is a groundbreaking program designed for experienced executives interested in achieving outstanding business results via the hands-on methods of positive leadership. By gaining a deep understanding of the hard science of positive psychology and human behavior, participants learn how to optimize overall strategy and business functions. Starts in April.

Master in Corporate Communication (Communication + Management + Digital Strategies)
The Master in Corporate Communication (MCC) offers a unique combination of Communication and Managerial skills. The program provides the latest skills in communication with a strategic, managerial and analytical approach. Full-Time, 10 months, intake in October.

Master in Visual and Digital Media (Creativity + Management)
This program bridges the gap between creative practice and business management. You will be able to conceive, develop, execute, manage, and evaluate all kinds of creative visual and digital media projects from start to finish. Full-Time, 10 months, intake October.

Master in Cybersecurity
The Master in Cybersecurity is an innovative degree designed to train a new generation of information security and cyberintelligence professionals who have the technical, organizational, and business skills necessary for success in the new digital world. Full-Time, 10 months, starts in October.

Master in Talent Development & Human Resources
The Master in Talent Development & Human Resources is a unique program combining Positive Psychology, Talent Development Management and Human Analytics & Technologies fully adapted into a strategic business context. Full-Time, 10 months, starts in October.

Master in International Relations
This program provides students with a strong global affairs and business foundation, complemented by a week-long field work in Brussels, while also allowing them to pursue strategic diplomacy and comparative regional studies. Full-Time, 10 months, intake in October.

Master in Customer Experience and Innovation
The Master in Customer Experience and Innovation trains students to analyze, map, design and optimize the experience of customers in any context and industry, from stores, check-in counters, waiting rooms and other physical experiences, to apps, websites and other digital experiences, by placing human-centered design at the core of business innovations. Full-Time, 10 months, intake in October.

Master in Real Estate Development
The Master in Real Estate Development is 1-year advanced degree aimed understanding the breadth and depth of the development process. Full-Time, 10 months, with intake in October.

Master in Architectural Management and Design
The Master in Architectural Management and Design bridges the gap between advanced design and the management skills that are essential to succeed in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry today. It's a blended program, in English, that mixes face-to-face periods with online education, throughout 13 months, with intakes in February.

Master in Global Taxation (LLM)
The LLM in Global Taxation is an outstanding opportunity for students worldwide to upgrade their knowledge and skills on international tax issues. Full-Time (10 months), Part-Time (11 months), with intake October/March.

Executive LLM- (Northwestern Law)
IE Law School and Northwestern University School of Law join forces to offer an Executive LLM program that prepares lawyers and professionals to practice in an environment that requires knowledge of the Anglo-American legal system and its application in transnational practice. Blended, 8 months, starts in September.

LLM in International Business Law
Through a clinical focus on the practice of law in a business context, the LLM in International Business Law trains top lawyers with a global perspective, and enables them to add value in complex international transactions by providing the highest quality legal advice and services with an in-depth understanding of business issues and the highest standards of professional ethics. Full-Time, 10 months, October.

Student Body

Percentage of International Students: 90%
Average Class Size: 30-40
Graduates employed: 93%


University degree: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (transcripts and diploma)
Tests required (for certain program): ieGAT (IE Global Admissions Test), GMAT, GRE or LSAT
References: A complete application for evaluation by the Admissions Committee, including all supporting documents.
Years of work experience: 0-10 years of work experience depending on programme.

What Recent Grads Say
At IE, networking begins in the classroom, strengthens through participation in clubs and activities, and later continues to grow throughout life. Your network stays alive as long as you stay connected with those that share in this episode of your life story. Our approximately 60,000 alumni hold management positions in over 100 countries worldwide in various sectors and continue to benefit from IE´s networking and lifelong learning opportunities.Visit here for more info on IE alumni.

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Quick Stats
Full-time, part-time, blended
8-13 months
There are many scholarships available to students studying at IE as well as other financial aid options, for more information please consult IE's website.
Admission Requirements
0-10 years depending on programme
A complete application for evaluation by the Admissions Committee, including all supporting documents.
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (transcripts and diploma), ieGAT (IE Global Admissions Test), GMAT, GRE or LSAT
Student Body
90% international students, average class size of 30-40, graduates employed 93%
Dean: M. Frank Bostyn, Head of Postgraduate and International Recruitment: Mrs Pascale Baudemont
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