Learning never stops. Those at the height of their careers are constantly looking for ways to do better, go further, and push boundaries. After all, knowledge is power.
Maybe you are already working in the C-suite, but it’s not enough – you’re looking to transform business on a larger scale. The Global Executive MBA is a unique program tailored to senior directors and leaders wanting to further their career aspirations in the C-suite – people like you who want to make their mark in the boardroom. But IE’s Global Executive MBA offers not just any boardroom – from day one you learn how to lead worldwide change while discovering the next best you. The 20-month course, which uses a blended methodology, is practical and centered around critical aspects of global leadership in the 21st century.
The Global Executive MBA is truly positioned on an international platform, with residential periods spanning three continents – America, Europe, and Asia – in some of the world’s leading universities. Along with IE’s top-tier facility, you will join prestigious institutions University of California, Los Angeles, Singapore Management University, and Oxford Institute for Ethics and AI to challenge your global strategy and digital capabilities and equip yourself with the tools for C-suite success.
This means that you will be ready to tackle business in the real world – all around the world. Students are exposed to global foresight, macro and regional aspects of relevance for global executives, and take part in a real-life "CEO challenge" which equip them with the multi-disciplinary tools and experience required to excel as global leaders.
But these business tools are only half the story. Transformation into a global leader of change requires more than learning hard skills. Thinking and behavioral development form part of any key global leader's toolset and are both embedded in all aspects of the Global Executive MBA.
You’ve made your name in the C-suite, now it’s time to make your mark in the global boardroom. The Global Executive MBA will position you perfectly to not only conquer the business world but also become the next best you.
What sets apart the Global Executive MBA is the inclusion of the residential period that takes place on three different continents. This means that you will see business from a truly global perspective and be a key player in the C-suite. Elevate your knowledge to the next level by gaining regional insights into the unique business challenges across America, Europe, and Asia while learning from our top-tier partner institutions. From green energy to deep tech, AI to financial management, you will discover the next best you while defining your career, your impact, and your purpose.
As well as developing your skills to be ready for the boardroom, the Global Executive MBA will help you become the next best you. This is a core element of the Global Executive MBA that will set you apart from your future C-Suite colleagues. At IE Business School, your education is more than learning data and facts. Soft skills are key to transforming not only your career but your impact and purpose: a true leader of people who will bring value to your workplace – wherever in the world that may be.
The first step to transforming your life is to make the decision to do so. That is the first step – the next step is to achieve it. We will assist you on your way to greatness by helping you understand your business objectives while taking into account your strengths and ambitions. By tailoring a unique career development plan specific to you and your objectives, you will soon be on track to realizing your career aspirations.
You may have a broad skill set that could transform the C-Suite – but you don’t know exactly how to use it. Making things happen is vital in the world of business and will set you apart from others in the boardroom. Impact is not measured solely by visible results, but also by the way you behave – such as how you think, work in a team, adapt to different situations, and embrace new technologies. We will equip you with these skills and take you to the next level in the C-Suite.
With great power comes responsibility and in business, social issues such as the climate crisis and inequality are high on the agenda. This relies on having both knowledge and a passion for wanting to do better in the world – and for the world – while bringing a sense of purpose to your work. But you cannot do it alone. Collaboration and the exchange of ideas are key to growing your professional network and forming long-lasting relationships with colleagues around the world. We will help you build on these skills so that you can lead change in both the business world and the real world.
“I’ve had a successful 15-year career, but I’m looking for a new challenge. I already work alongside senior executives and entrepreneurs who are making strategic business decisions, but I want to be a global leader in the C-Suite who not only makes decisions but leads its future.”
If a scenario like this resonates with you, contact us today. With our expertise, we’ll help you begin to understand your options, and what you can do to achieve your personal and professional objectives.
The Global Executive MBA is designed for seasoned executives who aspire to mobilize the C-Suite and leave a lasting impact in the boardroom... and beyond.
Know when and how you need to rethink your business model, overcome challenges in generating profitability, move faster, innovate more readily, and collaborate more effectively.
In the digital world, being a leader means more than just managing people and hitting deadlines. They must be bold risk-takers who are creative in their vision and thinking.
Along with knowledge and training, possessing strong soft skills is imperative to being a success in business. Emotional intelligence, empathy, and self-awareness are all key traits of a C-Suite leader.
You embrace technology and know how to best leverage it to serve your company. You also strive to be ahead of current thinking and trends while being connected to relevant networks.
Working towards a Global Executive MBA means that having a solid understanding and appreciation of new cultures, while actively seeking employees from different backgrounds is key to succeeding in global markets.
The Global Executive MBA would not be complete without a chance to study on a truly global platform. IE Business School has developed an in-person residential experience that puts you on the world stage and gets you ready for the next big step in your career. In each location, you will gain first-hand regional insights spanning three continents – a unique experience that will set you apart from your peers.
The Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University focuses on exploring the ethical, social, and political aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies. Students will get hands-on exposure to these topics and discuss the topics with academic leaders and business executives in that area. Additionally, as part of the global curriculum, this residential – in collaboration with the IE Center for the Governance of Change – will focus on strategic global foresight topics relevant to global executives.
The Singapore Management University residential provides a regional perspective and insights from Asia. As Singapore is recognized as a regional and global hub, students will be immersed in strategic insights into financial services trends and HealthTech innovation. You will be able to leverage the first-hand experience of companies and executives, along with the chance to draw on the experiences of former IE Business School alumni.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) stands out for being a center of innovation and technology, so of course the residential period reflects this. You will experience a US regional perspective and insights into how technology has affected all industries. You will also meet with local companies, executives, and thought leaders who will offer first-hand experience. You will have the additional advantage of networking with our local community of IE executive alumni.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Executive MBA almuni are changemakers equipped to bring positive leadership to their companies and industries. Read their stories below to discover how the program has shaped their careers - and what studying at IE Business School could do for 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.
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.
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.
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 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.