Blended Methodology


Our Global MBA isn’t only online—it’s blended.

Our blended methodology combines online lectures, forums, and activities, with face-to-face modules in various locations around the world. By bringing together the best of online and in-person courses, we provide our students with a unique, unconventional educational experience.

Our live interactive online classes are held on Saturdays to adapt to the needs of modern professionals. Instead of a conventional approach to online lectures, students participate in case study analyses to actively engage with the material. Your professors will create a stimulating learning environment in which you will feel encouraged to participate. Our technology contributes to this by featuring classmates as they participate, and dividing the classroom into smaller groups to discuss specific topics.

Within the online component of the course, we make room for face-to-face interaction with group work and case study analyses. Students present their group findings to the class, just as they would in a physical classroom. By participating in online forums, students are able to engage with their fellow classmates, pose meaningful questions, and respond to the professor’s comments and questions.

Our blended learning methodology truly sets IE apart. Cutting-edge technology, meticulously designed and impactful forum discussions, and our determination to engage students with innovative activities ensures that our Global MBA provides an unforgettable experience.

Over the past 16 years, IE Business School has redefined quality online education with our blended learning methodology.


Is it part-time? Is it online? Is it in-person? No, it’s blended.

A singular educational format, designed, molded and perfected over 16 years and continuously evolving. The blended methodology is a learning approach that combines interactive, rich and engaging online learning and activities with face-to-face interaction, allowing students to learn when and where they like as well as have first-hand contact with their classmates. With over 16 years of experience in online MBA education, our Global MBA is lightyears ahead of any MBA its kind. It has been improved year after year to adapt seamlessly to its students and their lifestyles and bring the in-classroom experience wherever they are, creating a program that is tailored flawlessly to the digital transformation era.


Fast-paced professionals of today need adaptable programs that work with their hectic schedules and lifestyles, but also require engagement and commitment. With the Global MBA, you can connect at anytime from anywhere and participate in weekly interactive video lectures on Saturdays.


Getting an education doesn’t have to mean pumping the brakes on the other aspects of your life. With the blended learning format, you can balance work, school, and your social life in an integrated and efficient way.


The Global MBA uses cutting-edge technology so you can learn and collaborate effectively. With forums, online activities, video chats, and more, IE’s online platform and blended methodology is innovative, interactive, and irreplicable.


Your life and career are already blended, so why not learn that way? The blend of virtual and physical interaction with peers and professors allows for a dynamic and realistic learning experience.

Still wondering what our blended methodology is all about?

A quality approach to education, honed over 16 years
This unique approach to on-and-offline education is irreplicable. In all our years of experience, we haven’t found another program like it!

Constantly updated to stay relevant
With every cohort, we get to know the specific needs and demands of their professional profile and context. In this way, we stay ahead of the competition.

A reflection of the global workplace
Today’s professionals are no longer confined to an office for the duration of their working life. Global executives need a program that will prepare them for the unique challenges of the modern workplace.

We use the best and latest developments in technology to create a program suited to savvy executives.

 Reduced class-sizes and interactive online classes help students develop a meaningful, intimate dynamic for class discussions.

Taught by international leaders in business
Over 1,000 professors spread around the globe bring an unparallelled knowledge of cases from every corner of the corporate world. 70% of our faculty are active members of the business world, endowing them with unique and valuable insights into global business

Life is blended, and we think that education should be blended, too.

A global educational experience
Our students come from all around the world, providing you with a unique opportunity to network with global executives that match your profile. Our interactive blended format will give you countless chances to interact with the best that international business has to offer.

Like the global workplace, IE Business School is diverse. Our students and faculty represent countless cultural and professional backgrounds, leading to a highly enriched learning environment.

Just an online MBA
Our blended, interactive online format goes beyond what you’ve seen in online MBA programs. Our classes engage students, and provide space for meaningful interactions with fellow students and professors.

Just another part-time MBA
This format is exclusive to IE Business School. You won’t find another like it! We blend our unique online learning format with face-to-face interaction during our intensive week-long sessions.

Just a normal networking opportunity
With over 130 nationalities represented within our student body, and professors from all over the world, you’ll be studying in a truly international environment. The connections and the knowledge you’ll be exposed to at IE cannot be understated!