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.

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What is ‘the next best you’?

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

Blended : The Global Executive MBA is delivered in a blended format, combining online lectures, forums, and consultative group work. In addition, five residential periods across three continents will give you the perfect opportunity to enhance your professional development and expand your global network.

What is the length of the program?

20 months : The Global Executive MBA is truly positioned on an international platform, with a face-to-face residential period spanning three continents – America, Europe, and Asia – in some of the world’s leading universities. As well as IE’s top-tier facility, you will join prestigious institutions including University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Singapore Management University, and Oxford Institute for Ethics and AI. These will push you to challenge your global strategy and digital capabilities and equip yourself with the tools for C-suite success.

How many hours of study are required per week for the Global Executive MBA?

The Global Executive MBA is an official degree recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education and you will receive a Master’s in Business Administration.

Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the master’s 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.