IESE’s full-time MBA is a flexible duration program that can be completed in either 15 or 19 months. It is an experience that sharpens your technical and leadership skills with global, cross-cultural learning opportunities.

Whether you choose to opt for the 15 months or the 19 months duration, the program will be divided in core courses and electives. The first three terms are common to all students and represent a deep dive into business essentials, allowing you to hone new competencies, build your network and forge friendships with your classmates.

If you choose the accelerated 15 months track, you will have classes during the summer months instead of doing a summer internship. Those summer classes will be a mix between core classes shared by all and electives. If you go for the traditional 19 months format, your second year will be all about electives. There are currently more than 130 electives to choose from – an unrivalled opportunity to customize your academic load according to your business interests. Combined with international opportunities such as our global exchange program (available only for 19 months students) and overseas modules, this is the moment to build the MBA that is right for you.

At IESE we use the Case Method. We find it to be the most effective way to leverage each classroom’s immense diversity. All our cases are taught in alignment with Harvard Business School’s teaching method, which enables discussion of real business situations from a general management perspective under the guidance of world class faculty.

IESE aims to have a positive and lasting impact on your personal and professional future.

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Full-time MBA

Accreditation: AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB
Rankings: (#1 Full Time MBA in Europe, Economist; #8 Full Time MBA in the World, The Economist, 2016),

Type of program: Full-Time MBA
Starting dates: September
Length of course: 15 or19 months
Application deadlines: Early Decision Round: September 4, 2018; Round 1: October 11, 2018; Round 2: January 8, 2019; Round 3: March 1, 2019; Round 4: May 7, 2019;

Executive MBA

Type of program: Executive MBA
Formats: Weekly and Biweekly
Starting dates: September
Length of course: 18 months
Application deadline: August 2018

Global Executive MBA

Type of program: Executive MBA
Format: Modular with supporting distance learning
Length of course: 16 months
Application deadline: Round 3 - September 28, 2018 // Round 4 - November 30, 2018

MBA - Student body

Ratio of Applicants to place: 17%
Number of nationalities: 57

  • Europe: 40%
  • Asia: 27%
  • Latin America: 15%
  • North America: 10%
  • Middle East: 4%
  • Rest of the World: 4%

Men/women ratio: 68/32
Age range: 25-31
Avearge age: 28
Degree background:

  • General Management: 21%
  • Marketing & Sales: 18%
  • Consulting: 17%
  • Finance: 14%
  • Project Management: 9%
  • Operations: 7%
  • Other: 6%
  • Planning & Accounting: 4%
  • Entrepreneurship: 4%

Executive MBA - Class profile

Men/women ratio: 70/30
Age range: 33
Avearge age: 28
Internationality: 30%
Degree background:

  • Engineering: 42%
  • Economics, Business Administration
    and Management: 36%
  • Science: 12%
  • Legal & Humanities: 7%
  • Other: 3%

Business sectors represented:

  • Industry and energy: 28%
  • Consulting: 17%
  • Banking and financial services: 16%
  • Telecomunication and ICT: 14%
  • Services: 11%
  • Construction and real state: 9%
  • Trade and logistics: 3%
  • Other: 2%


Global Executive MBA

Number of nationalities: 30
Average age: 40
Length of work experience: Average 15 years (minimum 10 years, at least 4 years of significant managerial experience)

Percentage of international student: 80%

Industries represented: +30

Geographical origin

European Union: 40 %
Asia: 15 %

Middle East: 7%
Africa: 10 %
North America: 13 %

Latin America: 15

Full-time MBA - Admission:

  • Application form (online)
  • 2 Essays
  • 2 Recommendation letters 
  • University transcripts
  • Interview
  • GMAT (Average GMAT off applicants: 690)
  • TOEFL score minimun: 100 (waved for English native speakers or people who have completed their studies or worked in an English-speaking country for 2+ years)

Executive MBA - Admission:

  • Application form (online)
  • Admission test or GMAT
  • Certificate of English
  • Support letter from current company
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Degree
  • Copy of passport

Global Executive MBA - Admission:

We encourage you to contact us before starting your application for admission. An admissions mentor will help you to achieve a more personal understanding of the program, its impact in your career and whether the program is right for you.

Contact person: Nico van den Brink , Globa Executive MBA Admissions Director


Documents required

  • Application form (online)
  • Two letters of reference
  • University transcripts
  • Support letter from current company
  • Copy of passport
  • Digital photograph
  • GMAT/ Executive Assessment : Depending on your profile and CV. You may be exempt from doing so if you have ten or more years' experience, depending on your academic and professional background.
  • English language test

Admissions process detailed information here



Full-time MBA fee

Application fees: $ 200
Tuition Fees: € 85,084
Health insurance*: €932
Programme support fee**: € 3,934
Total compulsory expense: € 89,950
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance: € 18,000 per year

Full-time MBA Contact:

Adress: Avda. Pearson 21, Barcelona 08034
Telephone: +34932534200
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Dean: Professor Franz Heukamp
MBA Program Director:
Professor Carlos Garcia Pont
MBA Admissions Director:
Pascal Michels

Executive MBA Contact:

Telephone: +34912113000
Contact person: Javier Guerra


Global Executive MBA Contact:

Telephone:  +34 93 2534200
Global MBA Admissions Director: Nico Van Den Brick
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