Student Profile

Check out the class profile for the 2015 intake:

  • Age Range: 18-26 (average age: 22,5years)
  • 44% Females, 56% Male
  • Number of nationalities represented:  29

Academic Backgrounds:
42% – Business, Finance & Marketing
16% – Engineering
15% – Law
12% – Social Sciences
10% – International Relations & Communications
5% – Hard Science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.)


Our summer school will take place at our Madrid campus located in the heart of the city. Specifically, it is situated in the Salamanca neighborhood, where most of the big banks and companies are located, as well as numerous shops, bars, and restaurants.

Learn more about our Campus and the city.

Application process

In order to begin your application process you must complete and submit the following registration form.


Once we receive it we will call you to schedule an interview.

Applications must be submitted before June 20th 2016. Early applications are recommended given the limited number of places in the program.

When does the program start?

The program is three weeks long.

Dates for the 2016 intake are July 4th – 22nd.

Who can apply?

Our summer school is open for all undergraduate students from any background and recent graduates with less than two years of work experience.


All the core courses are taught in English.

Additionally, optional Spanish and Chinese language courses will be offered to those who want to maximize their experience and learn more about a new language and culture.

Accommodation options

Housing is not included in the program tuition fees but IE has agreements with different student residences located near campus. Prices range from 450€ to 900€ (for the three weeks) depending on the type of room, the services included and the location of the residence.

All the details will be included in an information kit that will be sent to admitted students. Although students are responsible of finding and hiring their accomodation the IE team will be happy to assist you with any question you may have in the process.

What is the cost of the program?

Total Fees: 3.200€

This includes:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Language courses
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Company visits
  • Health insurance

Early Bird Application Discount: a 300€ discount will apply if full payment of the program is done before May 11th 2016.

Financial Aid

Candidates are eligible to apply for a scholarship to fund their program as soon as they have submitted their completed admissions form. Scholarship applications must always be sent before the beginning of the program and preferably at least one month in advance.

Awards are based on financial need or academic excellence and evidence that the candidate is highly motivated to attend the program.

A scholarship covers part of the tuition fees, but not accommodation, transportation nor other living expenses.

For more information on the scholarship application process: Schoolarships for the IE Summer School

For more practical information about your stay in Madrid, visit our Student Services website.

The IE Summer School courses are taught by the same outstanding faculty that teach in our internationally recognized master degrees. Classes are dynamic and very interactive and will change the way you see the world.

The focus during the first week will be on developing key soft skills through workshops in public speaking, leardership, personal branding, teambulding and creative management thinking.

During weeks two and three students will specialize in one of the following areas: international relations, entrepreneurship, international business law, finance or marketing & communications. For those eager to learn about other fields of study, seminars on different hot topics such as Big Data, Social Media or Neuromarketing will be offered throughout this two weeks.

But the IE Summer experience goes beyond the academic. The program will give you the chance to work hand to hand with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, becoming part of a network that spans the globe and making life time friendships.

During weeks 2 & 3 you will specialize
in one of the following areas of your choice.

Marketing & Communication



In the Marketing & Communication track you will learn the foundations of marketing management, understanding consumer insights in order to reach the right target of a product or service, through various types of communication strategies. You will also have a hint of the latest digital and visual media trends, and see how they empower businesses and brands.

International Business Law



The International Business Law track will allow you to experience what it’s really like to handle cross border transactions and global clients by working on practical cases that will show you what practicing law in the international environment means.

International Relations



Join the International Relations track and learn about the consequences of globalization and how we, as global citizens, can stimulate developement, reduce inequality, solve conflicts, and promote democracy.




The entrepreneurship track will heighten the entrepreneurial spirit of the students. Upon its completion, participants should be able to recognize the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors and skills, and understand the central role of creativity and observation in identifying and developing entrepreneurial opportunities either as standalone businesses, social enterprises, or as part of a larger corporation. Additionally, the participants will learn how to execute the business model of an entrepreneurial venture, manage its growth, and deal with investors and legal issues.

International Finance

international finance


In the International Finance track students will cover the key and most trendy topics of the finance industry such as Private Equity & Entrepreneurship, Valuation, Derivatives, Risk Management, Capital Markets and Alternative markets. With or without previous studies of finance, if you feel passionate about embarking on an ambitious career in the financial world, this course will be a great stepping stone towards your goal.

9.30-10.50: Design Thinking Workshop
11.00-12.20: Marketing
12.30-13.00: Break
13.00-14.20: Strategy
14.30-16.00: Lunch Break
16.00-17.00: Spanish Language & Culture
17.00-18.00: Visit to the Prado Museum or to a company

*each day you will have the same schedule, but with different courses

How to apply

The Summer School application process is carried out online. You will need to complete a registration form with your personal, academic and profesional information, and answer an essay. Once you submit your application we will get in touch with you to schedule an interview.

Applications must be submitted before June 20th, 2016. Places cannot be guaranteed for applications received after that date. Early application is recommend as places for the program are limited (during the 2015 intake a waiting list had to be opened).

Rembember there is an early bird application discount (300€) for place reservations completed before May 11th 2016.


- Once you pass your summer school program, you will be awarded a certificate from IE with all the courses that you’ve completed.

- As an IE Summer School Alumni, you will have an application fee waiver if you decide to apply to one of our master programs and you will enjoy a fast-track
admissions process!

Spend your summer at a top-ranked school!