IE Business School ranks fourth in the world and first in Europe for entrepreneurship teaching, according to analysis by the Financial Times of the 2022 Global MBA ranking to understand the evolving profile and career goals of MBA students across the globe.
“Entrepreneurship is, of course, about building new business.”
Lee Newman, Dean of IE Business School
“For us at IE Business School, it's also about a ‘can do’ mindset that we aim to instill in every one of our graduates, an attitude that focuses on the power of new thinking and using business skills to change the world,” wrote Lee Newman, dean of IE Business School.
As IE University was founded in 1973 by a group of visionary entrepreneurs, the spirit of enterprise has been at the heart of the institution since its inception. Each degree program includes a strong focus on exploring innovation practices and cultivating sharp entrepreneurial skills. Thirty percent of IE University alumni have begun a startup at some point in their career. In addition, IE University has been working for 10 years in conjunction with South Summit, among the most valuable international network of entrepreneurs, to support entrepreneurship, and provide investment opportunities.
This latest acknowledgement from the Financial Times further confirms IE Business Schools strength in providing students with an entrepreneurial mindset in addition to the core MBA disciplines such as finance and marketing. IE Business School is consistently recognized as a leader in entrepreneurial teaching, for example ranking fifth worldwide by Poets & Quants and first in Europe by Bloomberg Businessweek.
The International MBA at IE Business School is a customizable and fully immersive one-year program with a student body that hails from more than 75 countries. The beginning of the program is rooted in business fundamentals, with courses that focus specifically on entrepreneurship in addition to leadership, innovation, and sustainability. Following the Core Period, students begin to customize their program for their desired career and can choose between the Business Impact Lab, Startup Lab, Tech Lab or Social Impact Lab.