Master in Management

Curated learning for the Next Best You​
duration15 months
languageEnglish or Bilingual (English & Spanish)
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember & January
MODE OF STUDYFull-time
FORMATIn-person
duration15 months
languageEnglish or Bilingual (English & Spanish)
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember & January
MODE OF STUDYFull-time
FORMATIn-person

CRAFTING YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS THE RIGHT PATH

The Master in Management is uniquely designed to empower you to maximize your potential – both inside the workplace and out. Our program will help you define not just your future career but the future you, leading you on a journey of transformation that’s about the personal just as much as the professional. ​

Finding the right career path can be daunting. Our mission is to help you discover the best version of yourself and pursue your goals with confidence.​

It’s a journey that starts with getting to know the current you. We’ll work with you to build a detailed picture of your aspirations, your strengths, your purpose and any gaps, creating a shared understanding of who you are now and who you want to become. Then we’ll use our expertise to be your trusted guide to get you to that destination. ​

Our unique educational framework is designed to provide a curated learning experience tailored specifically to what you want and what’s best for you. By working together to define the right direction to take, we can help you align your career goals with the impact you want to make and the fundamentals that engage your sense of purpose. Then, we equip you with the tools you need to make it all happen.​

From laying down the business fundamentals to selecting a concentration, diving deeper into your passions with elective courses, or broadening your horizons with international exchanges, every step of this learning journey is tailored to enhance your career trajectory, boost your impact skills, and refine your sense of purpose. Are you ready?

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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 goes beyond teaching the general skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the world of business. It’s also expertly crafted to reveal what’s best for you and give you precisely what you need to unleash your full potential. It’s a journey of self-discovery and inner transformation that helps you harness your authentic self so you can become the most impactful person and professional that you can be. We’ll help you learn about who you are today— your ambitions, talents, blind spots and passions. And then we’ll guide you, challenge you and provide the space where you can experiment on your pursuit of the next best you.  ​

YOUR CAREER 

Where are you going, and how will you get there? Defining your career goals is a fundamental part of the Master in Management journey. That’s why we help you understand your motivations and goals, explore your options and get on the career path that’s best for you. Leveraging our constant dialogue with the business community and analysis of labor market data, we’ve organized the program into an array of future-proof career pathways that arm you with the exact set of skills recruiters demand.  ​

YOUR IMPACT 

What does it take to make big things happen? It all comes down to your thoughts, behavior and digital skills. 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. This program is designed to optimize who you are by developing skills related to how you think, how you behave in real situations with real people and how you relate to technology. Transforming yourself isn’t easy, but it’s an integral part of your journey to empowerment and will help you gain the skills that will last you a lifetime.  ​

YOUR PURPOSE 

We believe being a business professional comes with responsibilities. At the same time, using your position to forge a better world can improve your life satisfaction and keep the fire of motivation burning throughout your life. That’s why it’s our mission to help you define, refine and align your own unique purpose with your career. Whether you’re interested in helping the planet, humanity or simply working well and inspiring your colleagues, we invite you to form part of a new movement led by the next generation of professionals who are committed to making the world a better place.  ​

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Master in Management - program specialists

NEED HELP FIGURING OUT WHAT'S NEXT? 

“I have some experience in communication, but I’m not convinced that’s the path for me. I love tech, strategizing and am drawn to thinking about social innovations, but I’m not sure what my next career step should be!” If that sounds even a little like you, get in touch. We know the jobs, the skills required and how they match up. We’d be happy to offer our advice and expertise, no strings attached.  ​

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WHO IS THE MASTER IN MANAGEMENT FOR? ​

Ambitious changemakers

Ambitious changemakers who want to stand This program is designed for recent university graduates and professionals with up to 3 years of professional experience in any sector or industry. If you find yourself at the outset of your career journey and aspire to stand out in today’s competitive landscape, this program will give you a comprehensive 360º perspective of the business world within a globally esteemed Business School. in today’s competitive market and get on a future-proof career path.  ​

Forward-thinkers

Forward-thinkers who want to gain a 360º view of the world of business and stay We welcome individuals who are open-minded in their search for direction in their career trajectory and are ready to explore the diverse career opportunities available. This is your chance to meticulously assess and shape your professional journey, ensuring it resonates with your personal aspirations, strengths, and purpose. of the most important trends. ​

open-minded explorer

You are the right fit if you are an open-minded explorer who craves incredible experiences beyond the classroom and thrives in a bustling city like Madrid. This program is ideal for curious connection-builders who seek to forge deep relationships with peers from a diverse, international community and are eager for networking opportunities with industry experts, business leaders, and international companies.

Class profile

The Master in Management  class is made up of students from various backgrounds and disciplines, reflecting the wealth of career pathways the program offers.​

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International Students
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Female
Academic Backgrounds
Business
Engineering
Economics
Legal
Science
Social Sciences
Techology
Other
Humanities
Sectors represented in class
Banking, Insurance, Financial Services
Marketing / Advertisement / Communication / Media / Entertainment
Consumer Products & Retai
Consulting
Real estate / Construction / Architecture / Urbanism
Healthcare / Pharma / Biotechnology
Technology / Telecommunications
Industrial Products
Others

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 have a solid academic background in Business, Finance, Economics, or STEM, and exhibit a passion for careers in strategy and management consulting, financial services, or technology, find out about our Master in Management and Strategy.

RANKINGS

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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.

Dual Degrees

IE’s Dual Degrees allow you to pursue two disciplines while gaining insight from different perspectives and ways of thinking in less than two years. You’ll cover the contents of two master’s programs—and graduate with two diplomas

CUSTOMIZE YOUR MASTER IN MANAGEMENT FURTHER BY CHOOSING A LANGUAGE

The Master in Management gives you the choice of studying entirely in English or in a hybrid of English and Spanish. Choose the experience best suited to your personal and professional goals.

How it works

Choose what’s right for you. If you choose the English option, you’ll complete the entire program in English only. If you go with the bilingual option, you can study the initial core period in Spanish and the rest of the program in English.

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

Improve your cross-cultural communication skills. We offer English and Spanish language classes online in real-time throughout the Master in Management program to support your courses and improve your language skills.

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English

Prime yourself for the world of work.

Seize the opportunity to study entirely in the global language of business, which can enhance your understanding of international business practices, increase access to international resources and facilitate communication in the global marketplace.

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BILINGUAL IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

Unlock more markets and opportunities.

Studying in English and Spanish — two of the three top business languages in the world — opens the door to more markets. Many top multinational companies like Google, BBVA or Mercedes-Benz prefer, or even require, their professionals to be bilingual.

YOUR OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WORLD OF WORK

Where will our Master in Management take you? Gain exclusive, up-to-date insights and explore the career paths our alumni are taking after graduation to help you plan your next career move.

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HOW YOU’LL LEARN ​

In today’s ever-changing business world, our graduates need to be able to hit the ground running. That’s why our international faculty is made up of experts with the knowledge and real-world experience you need to guide you on your path.  ​

Comprised of executives, entrepreneurs and academics, many of IE Business School’s professors hold senior positions in organizations from startups to multinationals, and are hands-on inside the companies, projects and initiatives that are spearheading how the business world is evolving. We leverage this intellectual diversity and wealth of perspectives to create a program that is both ambitious and challenging – using the most advanced educational methods and resources to teach you the mindsets, skills and tools you need for the real world of work. ​

Whatever your educational journey looks like, our faculty have the experience and expertise to help you get the most out of it.

REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES ​

You’ll break down the world of business by studying practical problems that arise in real-world situations – the type that can affect any kind of company. Working individually at first, and then in groups, you’ll analyze and debate case studies with your classmates before engaging in group discussions under the guidance of your professors. ​

TEAMS TO HARNESS DIVERSITY ​

We believe in the power of diverse teams, which is why Master in Management students are divided into work groups carefully chosen to blend different nationalities, backgrounds, training and experience – reflecting the nature of teams in the real world. This group work provides essential preparation for professionals taking up future management positions, all with a highly practical focus. What’s more, we change the teams each term to broaden your exposure to different people and perspectives, maximizing your opportunities to network and connect with like-minded students.     ​

STATE-OF-THE-ART METHODS ​

Our teaching brings together the most up-to-date and effective methods, using a wide range of multimedia tools including simulators, interactive visuals, videos and podcasts, as well as interactive case studies and technical notes. Our program is designed to cater to all types of learning styles, ensuring that whatever your preferred method, you’ll find our content engaging. ​

OFFICIAL DEGREE

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. 

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OUR FACULTY ARE HERE TO GUIDE YOU ​

Image Meet the Master in Management Vice-Dean​ David Suarez

Meet the Master in Management Vice-Dean​ David Suarez

David, as Vice Dean of the Master in Management, 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.

DISCOVER OUR FACULTY

Our faculty understand that guiding you on your journey to the next best you is about more than teaching. Their mission is to help you form a clear picture of who you are, what you want and what matters to you, then help set you on the path that best suits your aims and aspirations.  ​

They’ll help you to understand your strengths – and maybe even uncover ones you didn’t know you had – and work with you to define your career goals and what you’ll need to achieve them. They’ll reveal any gaps you may have and make sure you know how to fill them. And they’ll show you how to become an impact player and clarify what brings a sense of purpose to your work – then ensure that all of those things are in alignment with your future path. ​

Drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, backgrounds, industries and experience, our faculty will challenge you to think about yourself in new ways, embrace new mindsets and learn new ways of working – equipping you with everything you need to succeed on your terms.

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Economics

Entrepreneurship

Finance

Human resources and Organisational behaviour

Information Systems & Technology

Law

Marketing

Operations & Technology

Strategy

MAKING EVERY MINUTE COUNT ​

AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER​

Finding the right path for you goes beyond the classroom. A journey of discovery requires curiosity and a sense of adventure – and no city caters to those needs better than Madrid.  ​

Famed for its student-friendly environment, Spain’s capital offers everything you’d expect of a global city with an international outlook. A wealth of bars and restaurants combine with an all-night culture to make for a vibrant nightlife scene, 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. And as a hub for the offices of giants like Apple, Microsoft and Google, there’s no shortage of places to indulge your ambition too.  ​

The Master in Management is an exploration of who you are and who you want to become. Make that journey inside the classroom and out.

CHASING NEW HORIZONS​

The IE Business School campus is more than just a place to study. In the Master in Management, you’ll be joining a unique ecosystem situated in the heart of Madrid’s business district – a cosmopolitan hub that will stimulate your creativity just as much as your work ethic. Offering access to the latest technology and ample spaces to workshop your entrepreneurial vision, our campus has everything you need to explore the career pathways that lay before you.
Outside the classroom, the Campus Life office is the beating heart of your experience, coordinating a huge range of activities to enable you to broaden your personal horizons and discover passions you never knew you had. And with plenty of opportunities for networking, there’s no better way to connect with peers from a diverse range of backgrounds. From taking part in campus TEDx talks to scuba diving in Alicante, with more than 120 student clubs to choose from, there’s an adventure waiting just for you.

NURTURING YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT ​

It’s our mission to provide you with the opportunities for discovery that help define the best direction for you – then equip you with the tools to get you there. IE’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center is designed to do exactly that, creating a space where you can connect with investors, mentors and a worldwide network of successful entrepreneurs, providing inspiration and know-how in equal measure.  ​

At Area 31, IE’s in-house incubator, you’ll find a dedicated workspace for startups at every stage of development. Whether you’re still honing your entrepreneurial vision or looking for hard-earned experience from the real world, you’ll find the people and the expertise you need to help you turn plans into action.

Study At IE because Madrid is...

CULTURE

Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, exploding with music, art, history and gastronomy. In this city that never sleeps, you can find whatever suits your interests and budget — everything from alternative culture hubs to some of the world’s most spectacular museums, world-class theater to the raw power of flamenco or all-night dancing. Whether you are on our central campus, exploring one of the city’s iconic neighborhoods or enjoying a cold drink and tapas on a sunny terrace, you will always feel at home in Madrid.  

ACTIVE ​

Madrid’s energy fuels movement. One of the world’s greenest cities, it contains massive 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. Rather watch sports? Madrid is famous for its world-class teams and tournaments. Venturing further, in just a two-hour train ride, you can access a whopping nine UN World Heritage Sites. Want to go further still? Madrid’s an ideal base to explore Morocco, as well as a variety of other destinations in Europe. 

FRIENDLY AND DIVERSE

Madrid is a multicultural city 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. Head to the neighborhoods of Lavapiés or Malasaña to experience the city’s rich cosmopolitan influences and enjoy food and culture from all corners of the world. Or check out the stylish barrio of Chueca to explore the heart of the city’s vibrant LGBT+ community. No matter who you are, you’re sure to fit right in.  

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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Regulations and quality

Learn more about our regulations and educational quality in Madrid and Segovia.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS ‘THE NEXT BEST YOU’ ?

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The next best you is a fundamental concept at IE Business School. It means we focus on helping you analyze the current you, determine your desired impact as a leader and give you the skills, mindset and tools you need to reach your full potential. Our approach is personalized and tailored to each individual student, rather than using a one-size-fits-all method. We offer a range of guidance, options, and support throughout the program to help you identify and refine your strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations. We provide a wide variety of workshops, mentorships, career advisors, industry connections and extracurricular activities to help you develop the insight, skills and abilities you need to succeed. This personalized approach sets IE apart from other leading universities. Not only does it set you up for greater success, but our approach is valued by recruiters seeking graduates who have undergone this transformative process and have received a highly personalized education.

What is the Master in Management class profile?

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 The Master in Management is a business program aimed towards young professionals who have between 0 and 3 years of work experience after they have graduated with their bachelor's degree. The program is open to students of any academic and/or professional background to enrich their experience and class diversity. Our students have an average age of 23/24 and have a wide range of professional backgrounds.

Can I do this program without a business background?

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Yes, the Master in Management is open to students with an undergraduate degree in any field. This will help enrich the experience and class diversity.

What is the length of the Master in Management?

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 The Master in Management is a full-time 15-month program taught in Madrid. We offer two different intakes, one in January (finishing in December) and one in September. *Please note that exact dates may vary, and a specific calendar will be offered by the team as soon as it is available.

What is the difference between a Master in Management and an MBA?

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Both the Master in Management and the International MBA are full-time business programs and highly customizable. The main difference between these programs is the class profile they are curated for. The Master in Management is aimed at young professionals who haven’t worked for more than three years full-time. The average International MBA student has been working for seven years and is in a managerial role. If you are unsure which program is right for you, please reach out to the Global Recruitment team.