Global Executive MBA | IE Business School

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Global Executive MBA

A global view of business.

  • 13 months
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  • MBA
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  • Executive
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  • In English
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  • Blended

What is a blended EMBA?

IE’s blended Executive MBAs are unlike any other distance learning experience and are recognized industry-wide as the best choice for global leaders seeking an academic challenge without leaving their professional development behind.  

Blended EMBAs at IE combine interpersonal residential periods with interactive online learning to bring together a highly diverse class to share their experiences across countries, cultures and industries.

Face-to-face modules are interpersonal:  The 5 residential periods in the Global Executive MBA allow you to grow within the learning community while you develop a lifelong network with your peers and faculty. The face to face modules take place in Spain, Singapore, Brasil and USA. Each destination has a specific focus that is enriched by the geographical, economic and cultural context.  

Online learning is interactive:  Offering maximum flexibility, you can carry the conversation with you everywhere as you participate in asynchronous online forums via our Virtual Campus. Collaboratively build learning and take advantage of peer review in a way that mirrors your real life professional environment.

Why Blended Learning at IE? Hear from a GXMBA Graduate:

The blended format contributes to a curriculum that is highly integrated so that learning and engagement are tied together across various subjects.  Just as decision making at an executive level involves a complete understanding of an array of variables and functions, your classes will also span and connect the synergies within the curricular areas described here.

IE Students - Nicolas (Global Executive MBA)
Running The Business

Cover the full spectrum of skills necessary for running a global enterprise in today’s competitive landscape, from an executive perspective.

The core course content covers all key business topics from an executive perspective:

Strategic Vision

Broaden your business perspective and prepare yourself for leadership of the enterprises of tomorrow

Focus on developing a vision of the future of your organization with courses in Strategic Implementation, Corporate Financing Strategy, Marketing Strategy, and Innovation Strategy.

Leadership Development

Develop best practices and fostering your individual management style through a year-long workshop and guest speaker series.

Taking global businesses to new heights requires commitment and strategy when it comes to developing personal leadership skills and participants receive guidance in tackling these challenging areas through courses, workshops and speaker series covering topics like:

Sustainable Growth & Emerging Economies

How can global leaders encourage growth and protect resources for future generations? Zoom in on these issues in Sao Paulo.

A fascinating look at the challenges faced by emerging economies ranging from resource management to innovative business models to social inequalities.  Participants break down these and other issues through interactions during corporate visits, hearing from expert executive speakers, and through guest lectures from Insper faculty.  

Sao Paulo is also the site of the GXMBA Venture Day, where students present their finalized business plans in an investor-pitch simulation competing with other projects from the Brazilian entrepreneurial community.  This exciting event takes place with the collaboration of Wayra Brazil ( ), a ground breaking incubator founded by Telefonica for up and coming innovations in Brazil.  

Finally, the Brazil face-to-face module provides participants a chance to meet their fellow GXMBAs from another intake offering the opportunity to double their network within the program and share their experiences.  

Global Markets via Asia’s Hub

Singapore is bringing East and West even closer, visit top companies located there who can provide you with perspective on doing business in key global markets worldwide.

The Singapore module offers a deep dive into the evolving business climate in Asia and how to play a role in this fascinating hub market, or others like it around the world.  IE faculty and guest lecturers from Singapore Management University deliver tailored content to provide students with an increased understanding of the keys to doing business as well as with cultural insights.  This face-to-face is uniquely designed to challenge business leaders to think within a varied cultural context, from negotiations and entrepreneurship to specialized leadership topics and stress management.

Creative Solutions for Innovative Leaders

Today’s hyper-globalized environment means leaders of the world’s top organizations must be able and ready react to challenges and changes like never before.

Where better to experience first-hand the rapidly changing global landscape than at the University of California-Los Angeles where innovation, image and inspiration are the highlights of a one-week session.  Here participants will examine the ways in which leaders can hone in on innovative strategies to lead their organization into the future of global business.  This module will look at the ways in which changing technologies, globalization and complex environments making require managers to make rapid-fire decisions, deal with ambiguous information, and think creatively about how to resolve and succeed in the businesses of tomorrow.


IE's world class faculty joins forces with distinguished professors from our partner institutions and top leadership in a number of global firms to provide practical knowledge and ignite passions.

IE draws on the business knowledge and experience of 110 full-time professors and more than 250 part-time faculty, renowned internationally for connections to the current business world through applied research and consultancy.

- 89% PhDs

- 33% women

- 47% international

- 23 different countries  


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