Requirements for the Global Executive MBA

In today’s fast-moving business world, executives must ensure they maintain both their personal and businesses competitive advantage. IE helps executives keep up to date with today’s dynamic business scenario by offering a program.

* In exceptional cases, extensive professional experience and noteworthy career growth can replace this requirement.

Admission Process

The IE Admissions Department has a rigorous selection process. We seek motivated, creative and high-potential candidates who stand out for their academic and/or professional achievements, as well as interpersonal skills. We take a holistic approach when evaluating each candidate in order to bring in the most talented people into our international classrooms.

  • STEP 1:
    Online application

    At, candidates should complete the sections that appear in the online application form and must also upload the following documents:
    • Bachelor degree from an accredited university (*)
    • Official university transcripts (certified translation into English or Spanish)
    • 1 page CV/Resume
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Photocopy of current passport/DNI
    • 1 Photo
    • Passport size picture
    • Application fee 125€ (non-refundable and payable by credit card or cash)

    *Possible additional legalization and/or translation requirements might be applicable. Please click here for more info.

  • STEP 2:
    Online Assessment

    Once you have submitted your online application and paid the application fee, you will receive a link to answer three live questions, two in video format and one in written format. This way, our admissions team will be able to meet you virtually and evaluate your capacity to respond in real time.

  • Step 3: Personal Interview

    You will have a personal interview (face-to-face or via Skype) with and Associate Director of the Admissions Team.

  • Step 4:
    Final Decision

    After the interview, your entire application will be evaluated holistically by our Admissions Committee. This is the last step of your application and it will take roughly 1-3 weeks for the Admissions Committee to get back to you with a final decision. Admissions are valid for the intake you apply to and the following one.