Global Executive MBA A Blended MBA with a Glocal Approach
Our Global Executive MBA converts experience into success. Designed with established professionals in mind, this intensive 15-month Blended MBA offers a combination of face-to-face and online interactive learning. With five face-to-face periods across four continents, we provide a truly global vision of the business world by adding important components from local markets, sustainable development and an innovative twist on the traditional MBA. If you are looking to gain a global understanding of different cultures, team dynamics and business practices then this program is for you.
Madrid, Singapore, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo & Online
April & September
for International Student BodyFinancial Times 2018
Global Executive MBA for quality of studentsThe Economist 2018
Best Business SchoolFINANCIAL TIMES 2017
WHAT CAN THE GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA OFFER YOU?
GLOBAL VIEW ON BUSINESS
Acquire the practical expertise needed to manage business on a global scale.
Learn to be an “entrepreneur” and an “intrapreneur”. Acquire the tools to create or transform a business.
Expand your global network during the five face-to-face periods in Spain, Singapore, Brazil and the USA and access a IE Business School network of 60,000 alumni.
Think global, act local. Gain first-hand experience on how to adapt global business knowledge locally.
Enhance your MBA experience with sessions taught by our three partner schools.
This program adapts to you. Connect at any moment from anywhere in the world. Our Global Executive MBA was designed to have workload split between face-to-face classes and interactive online sessions.
Where our students work
Join one of the most renowned business hubs today, where talent, prestige and enthusiasm represent our community. Take advantage of our school diversity and network with students coming from different academic backgrounds, sectors and functions.
Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.
Students will also receive a Certificate from UCLA Anderson School of Management, Singapore Management University and Insper Institute upon completion of each international module.
WANT TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?Receive info"Just like kids going back to school, we started crawling our way through the online session[s]...each topic was “ripped apart” by my classmates. Creative ideas and very interesting perspectives were enriched by the great and diverse experiences of my colleagues, which made the learning experience even better than face-to-face at times."Mamdouh KhawajiVP of IT & Ejada in a Saudi Economic Development Company"Unlike face-to-face classroom discussions, online posting is more challenging, yet it gave me an avenue to develop the skill of thinking, composing ideas and responding in a brief and concise manner that can communicate to a global audience."Grema OgboruHead of IT at Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria"The fact that you are part of a global management team while you learn leadership skills across geography, cultures and unimaginable world time-zones is second to none. Statistics confirm that distance learning represents the future because of the way that it perfectly mirrors how multinational corporations are running."Bo Emmanuel AlbulescuTrade Marketing Manager at British American Tobacco
Q: How many hours of study are required per week for the Global Executive MBA?
A: On average, students spend between 30 to 35 hours a week studying, including time spent working in the forums as well as group work and individual reading. Students must allocate 2-4 hours each day during weekdays and the rest during weekends.
Q: How can executives with 50-60 hr weeks complete this program?
A: The key is consistency. Students must ensure they dedicate 2-4 hours a day to the program. This time can be split across the day; it does not have to be all in one sitting. The time that you normally use to listen to music, watch TV, etc. is now precious time for the MBA. Commute times, travelling periods, lunch breaks and evenings will become essential. This program will make you the best time-manager in your company.
Q: How are students evaluated during the MBA?
A: Academic evaluation is based on three pillars:
– Class participation: During forum discussions and videoconferences, students are evaluated on an ongoing basis. Every bit of contribution, whether it be written or spoken, is considered.
– Individual assignments: Students will be asked to participate in quizzes, individual papers or evaluated homework.
– Group assignments: As a part of a small team, students will have to prepare presentations, research or papers, which are all evaluated.
Q: What degree will I receive after completing this program?
A: Upon completion of the Global Executive MBA, the official degree awarded is a Master of Business Administration (the word online or Blended will not be mentioned on your diploma) by IE University, which entitles you to future developments such as a PhD. Students who complete the GXMBA are awarded the same degree as those students who complete full-time programs at IE.
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