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Executive MBA

Push your boundaries and your leadership to the next level

duration16 or 20 months
languageEnglish or Spanish
locationOnline & Madrid or 100% Madrid
intakeTwo intakes: September & April
MODE OF STUDYPart-time
FORMATBlended & In Person
duration16 or 20 months
languageEnglish or Spanish
locationOnline & Madrid or 100% Madrid
intakeTwo intakes: September & April
MODE OF STUDYPart-time
FORMATBlended & In Person

A career path built on what matters to you ​

Purpose is the foundation of a lasting, fulfilling and meaningful career. Derived from a variety of passions and pursuits, purpose is a deeply individual concept. For some, it might be as clear as day, while for others it may be an element of their career that has shifted over time, or even taken a backseat – until now. Whatever your current relationship with purpose, we’ll help you define and refine your understanding of what matters to you, and make sure it’s aligned with the career objectives you’ve set yourself, so that your future career path is built on enduring foundations.

And by enabling you to expand your professional footprint, we’ll ensure you develop your collaborative spirit in service of a broader company purpose too. Forming connections with a wide network of potential collaborators serves as the basis for long-lasting professional relationships that will unlock new sources of value both now and going forward.

For the industry leaders that graduate from our program, work is about more than salary and title; it’s about legacy, contributing to society and driving positive change. Purpose speaks to all those things. Our mission is to create a new generation of executives who understand that a better world is achievable and will drive the change needed to make it happen. We call it Business with Purpose because we believe that being a business leader carries its own responsibilities – to the planet, to society and to the wellbeing of others. At IE Business School, we’ll help you become a leader who can make change happen on your terms.

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Helping you make the most of purpose​

PLANET

At IE Business School, we believe better business practices can improve lives and protect the environment. We call this Sustainable Business.​
​Sustainability sits at the heart of our mission to drive change for a better world. We’ll teach you the key concepts that will empower you to lead that change in your own organization and beyond, including regenerative business, the energy transition and how to apply sustainable practices across every function. We’ll help you channel passion for a better planet into action with meaningful outcomes.

Society

The skill set that serves you in your business career can be brought to bear on social problems. We call this Social Entrepreneurship – harnessing an entrepreneurial mindset to devise new approaches to tackling issues that affect wider society.​

As a high-performing professional, you’re accustomed to solving problems under the most demanding conditions – meeting tight deadlines, hitting stretch targets, and more. We’ll show you how to apply your hard-won experience to improve lives outside the workplace and benefit the communities in which you live and work.

PEOPLE

Our graduates understand that leading positive change starts with how you treat others, and we believe that the people you work with are as important as the results you deliver. We call this Working Well. ​
​A work environment built on the principles of positivity, inclusion and wellbeing is one where every member of an organization can thrive – making the whole greater than the sum of the parts. In the Executive MBA, we’ll teach you how to shape a working culture that leverages the benefits of employee satisfaction, and how to model the behaviors of positive leadership.

HOW CAN YOU PURSUE YOUR PURPOSE IN THE EXECUTIVE MBA​

​At IE Business School, we understand that the quality of life for future generations depends on how we tackle social and environmental challenges today. We are committed to having a positive impact on society at large, and we invest in research and teaching in the critical areas we believe will help create meaningful solutions to those challenges. ​

Our community aims to develop innovative business models, strategies and products that improve the performance of any enterprise or organization, and encourage the mindsets and behaviors that foster a more sustainable future: global citizenship, recycling, climate change awareness, biodiversity, renewable energy and social responsibility. ​

As part of our commitment, the Executive MBA offers all students the option to qualify for a certificate in sustainability.

Sustainable business

  • Sustainability certificate ​
  • Integrated sustainability curriculum in regular courses ​
  • Sustainability project with assigned mentor ​
  • Sustainability speaker series: Best ESG practices from renowned experts  ​
  • Final project with integrated sustainability module

Social Impact

  • Social impact project ​
  • Social impact challenge embedded in your personal development plan

Working well with others​

  • Embedded into holistic impact skills bootcamps as well as contextualized immersive learning experiences throughout the program.​
  • You will take on a variety of challenges, including: aligning purpose, performance & people, effective communication, emotions & cultural intelligence, respectful community engagement, strength-based leadership & teams, corporate social responsibility, leading high-performance teams, leading change, and more.

PURSUING BUSINESS WITH PURPOSE

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WE ARE CARBON NEUTRAL

We were just ranked #2 worldwide in Carbon Footprint by the Financial Times for our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. In fact, as of 2022, we are a carbon neutral Business School.

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SUSTAINABILITY AT IE UNIVERSITY​

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12712
teaching hours of sustainability content
in the 2021 academic year​
12712
teaching hours of sustainability content
in the 2021 academic year​
23%
of courses related to sustainability​
500
events with a focus on sustainability ​
+350
student-led activities​
with a focus on sustainability
98%
reduction in paper usage
10026
reduction in water consumption
in 2021–2022 vs. 2020–2021​

IE CERTIFICATE ON FOUNDATIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY

With sustainability never having been more important, organizations are realizing that environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are everyone’s responsibility. And they are placing sustainability at the heart of their business, requiring all their employees to play their part. With this Certificate, you’ll learn how to incorporate a sustainability point of view across all business activities and functions, and be prepared to tackle the social, economic and environmental challenges of today’s world in any organization

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I expect in the offsite experiential bootcamp?

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The offsite bootcamp takes place in Segovia, Spain, and is a chance for you to work on your executive leadership abilities through an immersive experience which will help you to understand yourself and your leadership style, and how best to deploy your leadership skills in the workplace.

What type of coaching is offered in the Executive MBA?

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The program includes two types of coaching:

Executive Coaching: You’ll be guided by a mentor, whose experience and expertise will give you valuable insight into your own future career path.

Career Coaching: You’ll work with a personal executive coach to develop a unique personal development plan, based on your career and life goals. Your personal executive coach will be there to support your learning journey and help you put your development plan into action through one-to-one coaching sessions.

What are reflection lounges?

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Reflection lounges are an integral part of the program designed to help embed your learning by giving you the opportunity to review and reflect on your experience in the prior business sprint module. They are also a chance to check in on your career development plan to ensure it remains on track.

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