Student Profile

Check out the class profile for the 2015 intake:

  • Age Range: 18-26 (average age: 22 years)
  • 45% Females, 55% Male
  • Number of nationalities represented:  32

Academic Backgrounds:
38% – Business, Finance & Marketing
10% – Engineering
7% – Law
12% – Social Sciences
20% – International Relations & Communications
5% – Hard Science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
5% – Architecture


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 19th 2017. 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 2017 intake are July 3rd – 21st.

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 2017.

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 and neuromarketing in order to reach the right target of a product or service, through positioning, advertising and communication strategies. You will also touch on the latest digital and visual media trends, and see how they empower businesses and brands.

Global Law


The Global Law track will allow you to learn about the new trends in the legal environment and how technology is changing the practice of law. Students will understand the importance of digital privacy, in particular data security and cyber security. They will study the application of new technologies in the legal field, plus the implications as a lawyer of not keeping abreast of recent trends and innovation. You will also deal with hot topics such as the necessity of a compliance culture in businesses and how entrepreneurship is reshaping the legal industry.

International Politics, Economics and Management


Today’s world is full of amazing challenges such as economic globalization, civil conflict, environmental decay, poverty and under-development. Join the track in International Politics, Economics, and Management, and begin your journey to a successful career as an agent of progress and excellence in an ever-changing global context.




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.

Innovation and Technology


In the Innovation and Technology track students will be exposed to the key areas
of knowledge that are changing the world, like digital transformation, big data, digital innovation among others. Understanding the interplay of technology, innovation and management is a key capability that we will help you develop professionally. With or without previous knowledge of
technology or innovation, this track will help you kick start your career as a digital innovator.

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, 2017. Places cannot be guaranteed for applications received after that date. Early application is recommended as places for the program are limited (during the 2016 intake a waiting list had to be opened).

Remember there is an early bird application discount (300€) for place reservations completed before May 11th 2017.


- 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!