The Master in Management & Strategy

duration15 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember
MODE OF STUDYFull-time
FORMATIn-person
duration15 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember
MODE OF STUDYFull-time
FORMATIn-person

AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER

You haven’t seen a program like the Master in Management & Strategy before, because nobody has. This isn’t just a journey to the next best you in the dynamic world of business, it’s the real deal; a simulation of how business actually is at the sharp end, and what it takes to flourish there. And nobody else offers this approach like IE Business School.​

This is a very long way from a traditional, academic postgraduate program. This is a unique immersive business simulation tailored for young professionals with backgrounds in business, finance, economics and STEM fields, with 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience. This one-of-a-kind approach places you at the helm of a real business, where you'll be accountable for its success and progress. ​

You will be immersed in the intricate operations of leading companies, so you experience firsthand the dynamics across diverse departments and understand how to unlock the synergies they offer. Through collaborative teamwork, you'll hone leadership skills, strategic expertise, and tackle real business challenges to achieve specific objectives, all while paving your path to success based on your performance.​

As you navigate your journey through this program, expect to be challenged, expect to lead, and expect to grow.It will be marked by real-world scenarios, where success is measured not just by knowledge, but by action. Join us in this transformative experience, where you'll emerge as a leader prepared to excel in any global company.

This isn't just learning about business—it's living it, in a safe yet high-stakes environment where every decision matters.

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WE’LL GUIDE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY​

Our Masters in Management programs are about preparing you to make positive changes – in your life and career – through education. The business world is complex, rapidly changing and difficult to navigate; when faced with questions of what career to pursue and how to go about it, the choices can seem overwhelming and impenetrable.​

​At IE Business School, our knowledge of the labor market means you can get the information and guidance you need to evaluate the options best suited to you, in an environment dedicated to helping you explore those options. Decisions about your future are a journey not a step; we’ll help you find the right direction and become your most employable self. We’ll help you become the next best you.   ​

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THE NEXT BEST YOU 

The Master in Management & Strategy goes far beyond the general skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the world of business. It does things unlike any other program, focuses on your strengths and ambitions, and gives you the confidence to take charge of your professional trajectory by living the experience for real. It’s a transformative journey of self-discovery within a simulated environment of business management and leadership. We don’t wait to discover future leaders; we co-create them by testing them in the here and now, on real challenges crafted by industry experts.

YOUR CAREER 

Even if you have an idea about the path you wish to pursue, there are so many variables and so much information out there. Take charge and focus on what matters by cutting through the noise; get to know yourself better, explore your options and accelerate your growth through a simulation of your future successes. Using the insight gleaned from our connections to the business community, exhaustive analysis of the labor market and the benefit of real-world experience, you’ll curate and future-proof your own career path and already be walking it when you leave the simulation.​

YOUR IMPACT 

What does it take to make big things happen? It’s down to your thoughts, behavior, current skills and relevant experience. Organizations of all kinds want people who can make a genuine difference; professionals who can make the most of the resources at hand and inspire their teams to overcome pressing challenges. Through the simulation of real business leadership that is the Master in Management in Strategy, you’ll optimize diverse skills from creative thinking to alliance building and shape how you behave in real situations by living through them. You’ll actually confront the challenges you need to overcome before you graduate to be ready to hit the ground running as a high-impact business professional.​

YOUR PURPOSE 

There is no escaping the fact we are facing massive societal challenges, from climate change to inequality, and we know the business community has a pivotal role to play. We are passionate about helping you discover your deeper purpose through living the real experience. This is not a platitude; it’s our commitment. Whether you’re interested in helping the planet, humanity or simply inspiring your colleagues, finding and achieving your purpose is our purpose.​

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NOT JUST LEARNING... DOING. FOR REAL.​

Even armed with clear business goals and a highly developed set of skills, the confidence that's born out of real-world experience is essential to propel your career forward and set yourself apart from the competition. The Master in Management & Strategy accelerates your path to success in the Strategy and Business Consulting, Financial Services or Technology fields by tailoring your experience to closely simulate the challenges and opportunities you’ll find in your future. You'll have all the skills, all the experience, and all the guidance you need to take charge of your career, guided by leaders who have been in your shoes, have demonstrated remarkable success, and are accomplished in their respective fields.​

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Who is the Master in Management & Strategy for?

This program is designed for you if you are an ambitious young professional who possesses a clear vision of your career trajectory and are determined to take focused action to reach your goals. At this pivotal stage in your professional journey, you recognize the necessity of immersing yourself fully to absorb the knowledge and skills required for advancing to that next stage of your career. This immersive approach to learning will be key to accelerating your career and setting yourself apart in your respective field.​

This program is specifically designed for professionals with:

ASPIRATIONS IN CRAFTING A CAREER IN BUSINESS, FINANCE & TECH

A solid academic background in Business, Finance, Economics or STEM and demonstrate career aspirations through a strong interest in pursuing opportunities within the following fields:​

  • Strategy and management consulting​
  • Financial Services (Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Asset Management/Markets,...)​
  • Technology (Consumer tech, corporate solutions...)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

A minimum of one year and up to three years of substantive, full-time, post-graduate professional experience in business, finance or technology is strongly recommended.

This requirement excludes internships or other non-full-time work experiences. It is imperative that participants enter the simulation with prior experience working in a real company, as this program is designed to accelerate their career trajectory.

IS THIS PROGRAM THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU?

Questions about whether this program aligns with your goals? Reach out for personalized guidance—we're here to help you decide with confidence. 

If you're looking for a chance to explore, to discover what you love and what you’re really good at, and to start carving out your path in the business world.

Rankings

The Master in Management at IE Business School is renowned for its rigorous standards and top-tier quality, consistently ranking among the best worldwide. Dive into our rankings and see why we're considered one of the best in the world!

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MOVE INTO A HIGHER GEAR

“I’m passionate about my career but feel as though I’m lacking a more focused approach to give me the direction I crave. I’m tech savvy, enjoy strategizing and I’m enthusiastic about using my financial expertise for positive impact. But I’ve got to the point where I need to speed things up. I need more exposure to the realities of the business world to help me make the next step in my career.” If that sounds even a little like you, get in touch. We know the market, the skills required and how to make you stand out. And we can give you the experience you need to accelerate. We’d be happy to offer our advice and expertise, no strings attached.  ​​

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

*Please note that our program content is continually updated to remain in sync with market demands. Therefore, we advise you that the content is subject to change and it can be dependent on student demand.

OFFICIAL DEGREE

*The Master in Management & Strategy is an official degree that awards a total of 60 ECTS credits. Students must meet the following conditions and requirements to be officially enrolled and entitled to request the official university degree upon completion of the master program. If educational prerequisites are not provided and/or if the requirements are not met on time, the student will not be able to request the official university degree as issued by the Spanish government. In this case, the studies will not be official under Spanish educational regulations.

In addition to the Official Degree, Master in Management & Strategy students will also receive a Private University credit recognition for specific elements of the program. These elements of the program preserve the educational standards of excellence of IE University.

an IMMERSIVE experience FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Given students' prior experience in the workforce, this program simulates the challenges and responsibilities typically encountered in their 2nd or 3rd year of work, when peak performance is expected. It's during this critical phase that we believe the most significant growth occurs, as you're required to expand, flex, and stretch your abilities in new ways. In this program, you'll experience growth within a secure environment, tackling real business challenges and immersing yourself in real work-like environments with guidance from our faculty acting as Corporate Mentors, who offer real leadership exposure, so you'll navigate every step of the journey with confidence.​

Students of the Master's in Management & Strategy seated around a table, viewed from above.

REAL BUSINESS ​CHALLENGES​

Only by doing it yourself will you truly learn how companies operating on an international scale—in tech, consulting, finance, venture capital, private equity and beyond—navigate an increasingly complex business landscape. By focusing on the advanced, deep business fundamentals that you’ll actually need in the real world, you’ll gain strategic foresight and international business vision from the inside. Additionally, you will develop and utilize critical thinking and behavioral skills to excel in complex, fast-paced environments where actions carry more weight than words.​

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REAL WORK-LIKE ENVIRONMENTS

We strategically split students into carefully selected work groups to blend different nationalities, backgrounds, training and experience. This intentional mix mirrors real-world team dynamics, offering a perfect environment to sharpen your skills and cultivate your professional profile through a multitude of perspectives. While navigating challenging situations and tight deadlines alongside diverse personalities, this environment becomes a fertile ground for personal growth and transformation. Additionally, the mandatory internship period provides invaluable insights into the intricacies of the business landscape.​

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REAL LEADERSHIP EXPOSURE

We’ve meticulously crafted a program that simulates your future experience of the real world of work by ​immersing you in it now, preparing you at pace with specialist leadership training and support from day one. Our international teaching faculty, serving as your Corporate Mentors throughout the program, are carefully selected experts equipped with the experience, expertise, and industry connections to prepare you for the very top, as they guide you in focusing your time on what matters most to get you where you want to be. They will provide targeted guidance and offer invaluable exposure to your desired career path.​

CORPORATE MENTORS TO EMPOWER YOUR JOURNEY

David Suarez - Corporate Mentro Master in Management & Strategy

Meet your Lead Corporate Mentor, David Suarez

David, as Vice Dean of the Master in Management & Strategy, draws upon over 25 years of strategic management consulting expertise to guide students on their transformative journey towards realizing their full potential. With a decade-long tenure as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, spearheading human capital consulting in the Middle East, and prior leadership roles at Booz & Company and Deloitte Consulting, David has honed his skills in driving large-scale organizational transformation across global markets. His focus on human capital strategy, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness has equipped him to navigate evolving business landscapes shaped by megatrends such as technological disruption and demographic shifts. Through mentorship at IE, David empowers the next generation of leaders to navigate their career paths with confidence and make a meaningful impact on the world.

GUIDING LIGHTS: YOUR CORPORATE MENTOR TEAM​

Guiding you on your journey to the next best you is about more than teaching. Our mission is to help you accelerate your career growth and give you the experience to achieve your professional objectives.​
​Our faculty are all high-level practitioners with experience at the top of the business world. They’ll be your corporate mentors, pinpointing any potential skill gaps you may have for your chosen field and guiding you as you address them. By simulating the challenges, pressures and demands of the world they work in, they’ll show you precisely how to become a high-impact professional, ensuring all elements of your future path are united under a single focus.​

Drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, backgrounds, industries and experience, these are extraordinary people. They will challenge you to take charge, repeatedly putting you to the test to give you the confidence and mindset to take on anything.

MAKING EVERY MINUTE COUNT ​

A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE​​

Much of taking your career to the next level at IE University will depend on your experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Stimulate your curiosity and a sense of adventure, broadening your horizons, enhancing your impact skills and taking your confidence to new heights in the culturally rich Spanish capital.​

A fun and student-friendly environment, Madrid enjoys all the advantages that come with being a global city with an international outlook. A wealth of upscale bars and restaurants intertwine with an electrifying and unparalleled nightlife experience, while affordable and efficient public transportation makes it easy to get around. From food to sports to culture, Madrid is the ideal place to indulge your interests and discover new ones. Of course, as a hub for companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google, what better place to pursue your next big career move?

​ VENTURE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM ​

Situated in the heart of Madrid’s business district, our unique ecosystem is a cosmopolitan hub that will stimulate and motivate you. Offering access to the latest technology and ample space for a whole host of activities, it’s the perfect place for you to hone your craft ahead of the next chapter in your professional life.​

Outside the confines of the classroom, the Campus Life office is the beating heart of your experience. It provides you with all you need to broaden your personal and professional horizons and discover passions you never knew you had. With plenty of opportunities for networking, there’s no better way to connect with peers from a variety of backgrounds and build a network that will push you towards your future goals.​

There are also more than 120 student clubs, ranging everything from sports to innovation with AI and robotics. It’s a dynamic experience that helps enhance your well-being and empowers your personal development, crucial long-term assets in the business world.

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​ NURTURE YOUR REAL-WORLD KNOW-HOW​

The Master in Management & Strategy prides itself on preparing you to face whatever the world of work will throw at you. This immersive experience allows our students a unique, firsthand insight into what it’s like to belong to the world’s top companies. ​

If you’re looking for hard-earned experience from the real world, you’ll have the chance to forge close bonds with individuals who have been where you’re aspiring to get to, benefitting from their expertise whether that be as corporate advisors, mentors or an international network of successful and inspiring business minds.

Study At IE because Madrid is...

INSPIRATIONAL

Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, exploding with music, art, history and gastronomy. In this city that never sleeps, you’re sure to find all kinds of activities to suit your interests and passions. From some of the world’s most spectacular museums and world-class theater to the raw power of flamenco or all-night dancing, it’s undoubtedly a setting that will fill you with the drive to succeed.

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ACTIVE

If you could bottle Madrid’s energy, you’d find a quickfire path to success. Among the world’s greenest cities, the Spanish capital houses vast central parks ideal for walking, running and cycling. Just north of the city, you’ll find a stunning mountain range where you can hike, climb and even ski in the winter— after all, a business leader in the making must find some downtime to recharge their batteries. In that sense, Madrid is famous for its world-class teams and tournaments, while slightly further afield are a whopping nine UN World Heritage Sites. Interested in even more? Madrid is also an ideal base from which to explore a variety of destinations across Europe. 

FRIENDLY AND DIVERSE

Madrid, like IE University, is a multicultural place that prides itself on openness. Discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation, religion or race is not tolerated. Instead, the city celebrates the diversity of its residents. To experience Madrid is to mirror the varied and immersive experience of the program, so no matter who you are, your time in Madrid on the Master in Management & Strategy will be an unforgettable experience. 

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Madrid is life

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LARGEST CITY IN THE EU ​
With a population of 3.2 million, only Berlin is larger ​
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LARGEST CITY IN THE EU ​
With a population of 3.2 million, only Berlin is larger ​
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HIGHEST-RANKED EUROPEAN CITY FOR HUMAN CAPITAL AND LIFESTYLE ​
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BEST CITY IN THE WORLD FOR EXPATS ​
Expat City Ranking 2022 highlighted Madrid’s climate, leisure options, and cost of living ​
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BARS & RESTAURANTS ​
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One for every 211 inhabitants: El Mundo ​
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TREES IN MADRID, MAKING IT ONE OF THE GREENEST CITIES ON EARTH ​
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Plus an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day ​

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