Global MBA+ English - Blended | IE Business School

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Global MBA

Innovative, flexible, tailored to your needs…. An MBA that allows you study while you work, without the need for regular visits to Madrid           

  • Length:
    15 months
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  • Language:
    In English
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Global MBA, Blended format

An innovative and flexible design, tailored to your needs.

This blended format is broken up into two options. The first, predominantly online, allows for students with demanding professional schedules to connect from around the globe without disrupting their commitments. If you would like more information on this option, please see below. For those students with the ability to fly to Madrid frequently, the second format option boasts more face to face periods. You can find more details in the brochure.

A Blended experience Blended program students
Opening online week
Becoming familiar with the online campus

The program begins with an online orientation week that will familiarize students with IE’s Blended learning methodology, based in the Case Method. By learning how to navigate the IE Online Campus, students will be introduced to the main tools they will need in class during the program: videoconferences and discussion forums. These tools allow students to constantly interact and maintain debates on case studies with professors and classmates.

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These tools, and method of working in virtual teams,  reflect the reality of companies in a global business environment, where suppliers, customers and partners make optimal use of a connected world.

A Blended experience
face-to-face period
Opening week in Madrid

During this week, we introduce the first two courses of the program and hold several workshops aimed at developing managerial skills.

Intake 1:
1 week in OCT
Intake 2:
1 web in APR

This is the time to meet your future class mates and professors in person. It is with them that you will share classes, group projects and a learning experience that will mark the development of your career. Madrid will be your meeting point and IE's headquarters will host the  venue where the first classes of the program will be held.

1st Period
First Online Period

Once the week in Madrid is over, the program continues online. This first period enables students from various academic fields and professional backgrounds to homogenize their knowledge. It is the time to acquire the tools and skills that will be used during the second period and throughout the program.

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In this online period of the MBA, you will study two subjects at a time. This allows subject matter to be studied in progressively greater depth, making it easier for students to assimilate new information. The estimated amount of time you will have to dedicate to your studies is about 20 to 25 hours.

2nd Period
Second online period

During this period students will acquire a global and integrated outlook on the actions and strategies of different organizations. It is in this period where each problem that may affect a business is analyzed in its full detail, which will highlight the impacts on the affected business areas, and will ultimately result in the integration of the knowledge that students will have acquired up to this point.

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In every online period you will work with a different group that's been set up by the academic directors.  This will allow you to experience firsthand the challenges and opportunities that working in a team entails; a key ingredient to corporate success.

Optional Global Immersion Week
3er Period
Third online Period

Equips students with new skills that allow them to become strategists, architects of their organizations and leaders. They learn how to manage the risks and opportunities that arise in an increasingly complex and competitive environment.


face-to-face Period
Closing week in Madrid

Throughout this week, students present theirs Business Plans, participate in final exams and attend their graduation ceremony.

Intake 1:
1 week in DEC
Intake 2:
1 week in JUL





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