Global Executive MBAFour continents. One Blended Executive MBA.
Our Global Executive MBA translates your experience into greater success. Today, business leadership demands innovative, new perspectives that go beyond the traditional MBA. Our Blended Methodology, which combines interactive online periods with face-to-face classes around the world, allows well-established professionals to participate in this intensive 15-month program. With five face-to-face periods across four continents, we provide a truly global vision of business adding important components from local markets. Our partner schools, UCLA, SMU and FGV all work together to challenge your ability to think differently and provide you with the tools needed for the C-suite.
Madrid, Singapore, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo & Online
May & October
Global Executive MBA - IE Rankings
Get to know more about our Global Executive MBA placement in international rankings.
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 Global Executive MBA 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 Fundação Getulio Vargas University upon completion of each international module.
WANT TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?More 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 dedicate between 20 to 30 hours per week to the program, including time spent working in the forums, group work and individual readings. It’s recommended that students allocate 2 to 4 hours per day to the program.
Q: How can executives with 50-60 hr weeks complete this program?
A: While demanding, our Global Executive MBA is tailored to working executives. For this reason, students can access our online forums thorugh their smartphones or tablets, providing them with the flexibility to manage their workload on the go, whether it be commuting to work, taking a lunch break or traveling across the globe. By the time they reach graduation, our students are the most effective time managers.
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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