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IE Business School Tops QS Online MBA World Ranking

Gayle Allard at the WOW Room | IE Business School

The school tops the ranking for fourth consecutive year.

IE Business School’s Global Online MBA is the best online MBA in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings: Online MBA 2020. This ranking consolidates international recognition of IE’s Global Online MBA, already considered among the best in the world by the Financial Times.

The latest QS ranking evaluates the profile of the students of the Global Online MBA, their employability, and the quality of faculty, and the learning experience.

With a student cohort that represents more than 50 different nationalities, IE Business School’s Global Online MBA program uses digital tools, methodologies and content focused on digital transformation and technological disruption. The program blends periods of online and face-to-face training and allows executives from to combine their studies with their professional responsibilities.

Students also benefit from the WOW Room, IE Business School’s classroom of the future, unique in Europe, which uses artificial intelligence, simulations and big data, among other resources, to bring students together in an immersive online environment that replicates classroom training.

“Twenty years ago, IE Business School pioneered online education in Europe with the launch of our blended programs. This background and expertise of our faculty and staff has enabled us to accelerate our transformation and remain 100% active even during the severity of the COVID-19 crisis,” IE Business School Dean Martin Boehm recently told QS. “This current virtual environment that we all now find ourselves in due to lockdowns around the world and people working and studying from their homes shows just how important it is to have digital literacy and skills. This is how we will live and work moving forward and thus it is essential to learn how to navigate between face-to-face and online environments.”

In the Global Online MBA, the students are exposed to a challenging learning journey, working with people from all around the world, both in face-to-face and online environments. This journey provides them with the management and leadership competencies they will need to succeed in a global and digitalized business world.

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is obliging higher education providers to ensure that they are able to offer outstanding teaching and learning experiences in the virtual classroom.”
– Nunzio Quacquarelli

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is obliging higher education providers to ensure that they are able to offer outstanding teaching and learning experiences in the virtual classroom, and demand for online education is likely to accelerate as lockdowns across the world continue,” said Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO and founder of QS Quacquarelli Symonds. “QS are offering a ranking that has proved itself ahead of the curve in trying to capture both the standard of online learning experience in innovative ways, and in recognizing the importance of independent employability data in offering quality assurance.”