Program Structure - Master in Management | IE

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Master in Management

The Master in Management is composed of 2 periods of core business modules, and a third period of specialization. It is available in both Spanish & English.

  • 10 months
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  • Master in Management
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  • Young Professional
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  • English and Spanish
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  • Full-time

Master in Management Program

Core Period

In the core courses during the first two periods you will cover the cornerstones of business management and build a solid foundation, expanding your perspective to see the business organization as a whole.

Students can choose to either start the program in September or February of each year in English, Spanish, or bilingually.

Master in Management Program

Customize your Master!

Through a third specialization period you will deepen your knowledge in a specific area according to your interests and professional goals. It will provide you the necessary competitive edge to outperform your peers in the job market. You also have the opportunity to extend your Master in Management through the Beyond Borders Experience by choosing to either complete a Dual Specialization, a 3 months long Exchange Program or a Dual Degree.

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Pre Program
Pre- program

Optional and mandatory elements before the program begins in order to maximize your experience

Intake 1:
JAN - FEB
Intake 2:
AUG - SEP

Before the program starts we offer a host of additional opportunities and pre-programs that you can participate in including an intensive Spanish course (optional, starting a month before the program start date) and a Careers pre-program (online & mandatory) 

Courses
  • Spanish Survival Course This course, held on campus in Madrid, starts roughly six weeks prior the intake's start date and is designed for students with basic or limited knowledge of Spanish. This 40-hour course is spread over 4 weeks
  • Careers pre-program (online & mandatory) You will be asked to answer some questions about yourself and your ambitions for the future. Your answers will help our Careers team evaluate your profile and to provide you with specific feedback.
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START
START Module

Introduction to General Program

Intake 1:
FEB - FEB
Intake 2:
SEP - SEP

It sets students up for an intense academic experience and establishes the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful completion of the program. 
The START MODULE combines seminars and workshops with a great chance to socialize, build relationships with classmates, and to get a feel for IE Business School. It consists of three building blocks: MIM Logistics, MIM Tool Box, and MIM Starter Package (pre-programs)

Courses
  • Master in Management Logistics During these introductory sessions students will have the opportunity to learn more about the services offered by the Student Office, the Careers Management Center, and the Alumni Association.
  • Master in Management Tool Box In order to adapt to the overall dynamics of the program The Master in Management Tool Box prepares students through interactive workshops and seminars to work in groups, to collaborate with multicultural teams, and to crack case studies.
  • Master in Management Starter Package (mandatory) The Master in Management Starter Package a mandatory element of the START module and it includes introductory courses and workshops in financial accounting, quantitative methods, and entrepreneurship.
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1st Period
Business Fundamentals

Period 1

Intake 1:
FEB - APR
Intake 2:
SEP - DEC

What makes a successful business? What tools do managers need in order to be successful? These are some of the questions the first Core Period aims to answer. Almost all classes are conducted through the case methodology, meaning that you will learn by doing.  

Additionally, during the first core period, you will be introduced to the module “Career Strategy”

Master in Management Student Courses
  • Financial Accounting The course focuses on how to record economic events in the accounting records and how to prepare and interpret the primary financial statements that summarize a firm's economic transactions.
  • Financial Markets This course allows you to deeply understand he fundamentals of the investment banking industry and the financial markets where it operates.
  • Marketing The objective of this course is to introduce you to the concepts, analysis, and activities that comprise marketing management.
  • Organizational Behaviour This course teaches the concepts that enable you to understand the workings of an organization and the behavior of the groups and individuals within it.
  • Quantative Methods This course is an introduction to using statistics to solve business problems. You will learn to identify and tackle business problems using quantitative tools and simulators.
  • Technology & Information Management This course focuses on eabling and transforming roles of IT in creating a long-term vision for the organization in the digital economy.
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1st Period
i2i Consulting Lab

A practical view of today´s most successful companies

Intake 1:
APR - APR
Intake 2:
NOV - NOV

The i2i Consulting Lab is aimed at bringing MIM students closer to companies through practical and hands on projects. The last edition was a consulting project based on the design thinking methodology. Students worked with a company in order to redefine a problem and redesign the customer experience to increase loyalty, satisfaction and profits.

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2nd Period
Core Management

Period 2

Intake 1:
MAY - JUL
Intake 2:
JAN - MAR

During the second period you will learn more about advanced management techniques in modern business. Most courses will focus on the implementation of strategies in global organizations.

In addition, as a continuation of the “Career Strategy” module you will participate in workshops and activities to develop your skills in areas such as networking, negotiations, and communications.

Students Talk Courses
  • Competitive Strategy You will develop a thorough understanding of the internal and external factors that shape a firm's ability to create value, and learn tools to analyze industries, resources and competitive interactions.
  • Corporate Finance This course introduces you to the analysis of the financial structure of business organizations – with the aim to optimize this structure using different financial tools and the most appropriate funding methods.
  • Critical Management Thinking The objective of this course is to teach you to think critically and creatively. Through this class, you will develop the flexibility to easily adapt to today’s fast changing environment.
  • Economic Environment II Continuing from Term I, the second part of the course will outline the operation of fiscal and monetary policy and how and why policy decisions are made, to give you the tools to anticipate key policy decisions.
  • Entrepreneurship This course places you in the position of the entrepreneur, you learn to analyze opportunities, evaluate startups and produce complete business plans.
  • Management Accounting This course emphasizes the use of accounting information for internal planning and control purposes, as opposed to the external disclosure focus of financial accounting.
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management Here you will learn about the design of operations and processes for gaining a strategic advantage.
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2nd Period
Careers Immersion Week

Workshops to successfully enhance your career path

Intake 1:
SEP - SEP
Intake 2:
APR - APR

During the second period you will learn more about advanced management techniques in modern business. Most courses will focus on the implementation of strategies in global organizations.

In addition, as a continuation of the “Career Strategy” module you will participate in workshops and activities to develop your skills in areas such as networking, negotiations, and communications.

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GIE
Global Immersion Experience

International trips with relevant activities related to the understanding of the global business world

Intake 1:
NOV
Intake 2:
JUN

The Global Immersion Experience is a unique option to further the development of your managerial skills and understanding of a globalized business world by travelling to another country. These trips involve company visits, meetings with executives and/or entrepreneurs, workshops, lectures, social projects, cultural visits and networking events. Every year, students can choose one of the various destinations such as Shanghai, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Tel-Aviv, and Accra. We review the destinations each year in order to continue bringing the most exciting destinations for students!

International Trips
  • Shanghai, China Understand the global reach of business (available for the September intake)
  • Tel-Aviv, Israel A rising technology hub, where innovation meets history (available for the February intake)
  • San Francisco, US Silicon Valley and the start-up capital of the world (available for the September intake)
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The nature of doing business in Brazil (available for the February and September intakes)
  • Accra, Ghana Financiers Without Borders creating impact (available for the September intake)
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3rd Period
Specialization Period

Period 3

Intake 1:
SEP - DEC
Intake 2:
APR - JUL

In this period, students choose among the following specializations:

- International Business

- NEW Integrated Marketing Communications!

- Sales&Marketing

- Digital Business

- Financial Management&Control

Courses
  • International Business The International Business specialization will teach how to meet the challenges of a business environment that has become increasingly international.
  • Integrated Marketing Communications Sponsored by McCann Worldgroup this specialization will offer the knowledge necessary for the efficient application of consistent and cohesive brand messaging across a mix of marketing channels, both traditional and new
  • Sales & Marketing The Sales & Marketing specialization will give a strategic vision to profit from the changing global market. It will focus on giving you the relevant skills to become an effective and successful sales and marketing manager.
  • Digital Business The Digital Business specialization will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of how companies successsfully manage the myriad of challenges and opportunities that arise through greater technological development.
  • Financial Management & Control This Financial Management & Control specialization will offer you a strong foundation of reporting procedures to tackle tomorrow´s financial management challenges.
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Final Exam and Graduation
BBE Optional
Beyond Borders Experience (optional)

Beyond Borders Experience (optional)

Intake 1:
JAN - MAR
Intake 2:
SEP - DEC

The optional Beyond Borders Experience opens up a world of choices which compliment your studies at IE. You will be able to choose from two personalization options: International Exchange at one of our top partner institutions; or a dual-specialization allowing you to become an expert in another area of your choice.

Courses
  • International Exchange The Master in International Management maintains exchange agreements with prestigious universities and business schools around the globe.
  • Dual Specialization The Dual Specialization allows you to specialize in a further subject. This means you can gain expertise in two areas in less than 18 months.
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