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. 



As Vice Dean of the Executive MBA, Budimir brings over 25 years of experience in global business and technology leadership to guiding students on their personal and professional transformation journey, with the goal of helping them maximize their meaningful impact on the world as modern leaders of the 21st century.

Budimir’s professional experience in leadership roles in business and technology spans a variety of industries (IT, telecommunications, FMCG, education) and global markets.

As an adjunct professor at IE University, Budimir fulfills his passion for continuously sharing his expertise and learning from others. He teaches courses on digital transformation, innovation and technology management in Bachelor, Master and Executive MBA programs at IE.

Budimir holds an MSci in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA from IE Business School.


At IE Business School, our faculty’s commitment to you goes far beyond teaching. Their mission is to help you understand the person you are now and guide you on the path to the person you want to become. From working with you to reveal your strengths and surface your career goals to helping you refine how to make the impact your sense of purpose demands – or even discovering what that purpose is – they’re on hand to challenge you to think about yourself in new ways, learn the skills you need for your future career and become the next best you. Drawn from all over the globe, our faculty brings expertise from a vast range of industries, roles and functions, meaning they’re equipped with the real-world experience to help you succeed.

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A lifetime of benefits​

Master classes & vip speaker events

Leaders who join the Executive MBA program at IE Business School understand that personal and professional transformation is an ongoing journey, not a destination. That’s why our commitment to you extends far beyond your graduation. We’ll support you as a lifelong learner by providing exclusive, engaging educational content such as master classes on the topics that matter to you, VIP speaker events, and updates on the latest from the worlds of business, technology and more – all at no additional fee.

Global Alumni Week

Our annual Global Alumni Week ensures that opportunities to connect with top-level global executives and industry leaders continue even after your program has ended, and you’ll have lifetime access to our unparalleled professional network of more than 70,000 alumni worldwide.

Talent & Career service

And to support the executive career transformation plan that you’ll develop during the Executive MBA, we offer lifetime access to our Talent & Careers service, meaning our expert guidance remains at your fingertips.

The journey to becoming the next best you doesn’t end when you finish your studies; that’s why we’ll be your trusted guide every step of the way.

Why study for an Executive MBA?

The Executive MBA at IE Business School is designed to be a watershed experience in both personal and professional terms, and executives from across the world join us with a variety of goals in mind.  ​



According to Fortune Magazine, applications to executive MBA programs have grown by 68% over the last decade. Why? The desire to enhance management skills and the opportunity to network are the top two motivators cited by alumni worldwide, according to the Financial Times.

Also among the top reasons cited were the desire to increase earnings and improve the chances of a promotion. Research from the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC) found average compensation increased 14.7% while enrolled in an executive MBA program – with The Economist reporting salary increases of up to 51% in the three years after graduating. At the same time, 36% of respondents reported receiving a promotion during their period of study.



According to EMBAC, the average executive MBA student is 39 years old with 15 years’ work experience (and nine of those in management), making clear the opportunities that exist for networking with top-level professionals from within your industry and beyond. As the Financial Times puts it: “Building a high-level network is an important part of the EMBA experience.”



In pursuing an executive MBA, you’ll find challenges and successes in equal measure, but whatever your motivation for enrolling, the journey will be rewarding in more ways than one. In the words of one Forbes contributor, summarizing their own experiences of an EMBA program: “The MBA should teach you more than just technical business skills, it should open you up to new opportunities and uncover talents and interests you did not know you had… The executive MBA is a great experience, which will give you skills, introduce you to new friends and open new career doors.”

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Still wondering what to study?


What is the next best you?

The next best you is a fundamental concept at IE Business School, whereby we focus on helping you analyze the current you, determine your career objectives and desired impact as a leader, and equip you with the skills, mindset and tools you need to reach your full potential.

Our approach is personalized and tailored to each individual student, rather than employing 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 skills, abilities and insight 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 received a highly personalized education.

What is the format of the program (online or in-person)?

Students can choose between two formats:

Blended: This option combines online conferences on Saturdays (you can choose from the following slots: morning, 11:00-14:30h CET, or afternoon, 16:00-19:30h CET) with three residential periods in Madrid, one off-site residential period in Segovia, and two optional international residential periods.

In-Person: This option combines in-person classes at our Madrid campus on Fridays (16:00-21:00h CET) and Saturdays (9:00-15:00h CET) with three residential periods in Madrid, one off-site residential period in Segovia, and two optional international residential periods.

What is the length of the program?

The length of the program depends on which format you choose:

Blended Format: 20 months.

In-Person Format: 16 months.

In which languages can I study the Executive MBA?

The In-Person format of the program is available in English or Spanish.

The Blended format is available only in English.

What will my diploma look like?

The Executive MBA is an official degree recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education and you will receive a Master in Business Administration.
Please note that students must fulfill the requirements found on this link to be able to request the issuance of the official university degree upon completion of the program. If educational prerequisites are not provided and/or 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 such an event, the studies will not be official under Spanish educational regulations.

Does the program feature an international residential period?

The Executive MBA program includes two optional residential weeks which offer a unique chance to gain a global perspective on business in leading international destinations. The Global Immersion Week and The Global Network for Advanced Management place an emphasis on meeting fellow execut ives from around the world, while exploring different business practices and cultures – providing the ideal opportunity to enhance your professional network.

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