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Global Executive MBA

duration20 months
languageEnglish
locationOnline + Residentials in Madrid, Oxford, Singapore and Los Angeles
intakeSeptember
MODE OF STUDYPart-time
FORMATBlended
duration20 months
languageEnglish
locationOnline + Residentials in Madrid, Oxford, Singapore and Los Angeles
intakeSeptember
MODE OF STUDYPart-time
FORMATBlended

Your impact​

Landing your dream position is one thing, but making an impact is something else entirely. If you really want to shake up the C-Suite, you will have to think further than simply the job at hand. Creating an impact in the workplace and having the confidence to know how far to push – and when – are dependent on you developing a key set of skills and behaviors.​

The Global Executive MBA will equip you with all the tools you need to make you not only board-ready but also capable of mobilizing the C-Suite, meaning that you can make history in the boardroom. We will fine tune your problem solving and critical analysis skills while encouraging you to inject creativity into your decision making.​

Throughout the program, you will hone both your hard and soft skills while developing negotiation and leadership capabilities that make you stand out from the crowd. You will be pushed to be your best while tackling real-life problems and situations, safe in the knowledge that IE Business School will help you every step of the way.

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What the Global Executive MBA can do for you...​

You have already built a successful career and worked in the C-Suite. But you know that you can do more – you strive to understand business on a global scale while taking advantage of the digital revolution. However, due to the fast-paced nature of business, you must continuously stay at the top of your game and be ready for any situation or challenge that comes along. This is something that only you can achieve for yourself, which you can do by using the comprehensive grounding that you will receive at IE Business School. ​

Global Executive MBA student paying attention during a class
Global Executive MBA student paying attention during a class

...and for your future career​

The Customer Data Platform (CPD) published an article that highlights the skills that modern C-Suite executives need to succeed. Adaptability and flexibility, technological literacy, data-driven practices, an agile mindset, and emotional intelligence rank in the top five. At IE Business School, you will finish the Global Executive MBA program readily equipped with these skills, which will fuel your future and get you ready to make an impact in the boardroom. Of course, due to the nature of business, there will be times when the unexpected happens and you might not immediately have the right answers. But the key is to be ready for these moments and know how to act while staying level-headed in the face of the unknown. The Global Executive MBA program is all you need to make your mark in the boardroom, while striving to become the next best you.​

Three pillars of impact​

Thinking Skills

Good leaders think before they act. Their knowledge, experience, and creativity position them to deliver effective and innovative solutions that fuel growth and success. At IE Business School, we put critical, logical, and analytical thinking at the forefront so that you are ready to tackle any challenges that come your way. Importantly, these challenges are set using real-life situations across three continents while being delivered in a supportive and nurturing environment that allows you to hone your leadership style – so you are ready to mobilize the C-Suite wherever you are in the world.​

Behavioral Skills

Having hard skills is important, but being able to lead and motivate a team properly all comes down to the way you behave. Having the emotional intelligence to understand and interact with your colleagues on a human level will help you to inspire them to see your vision and want to carry it through. Recognizing the importance of soft skills in the workplace could be the difference between success and failure – such as handling conflicts and problems that arise swiftly and comprehensively while showing humility and empathy. We'll help you nurture and develop these skills to make you into a humble and positive leader that your colleagues look up to.​

dIGITAL Skills

You may have finely-tuned business acumen but if you cannot keep up with the digital revolution, you will not successfully be able to lead on a global scale in the 21st Century. The key to this is being data-driven with an ability to manipulate, analyze and visualize statistics, as well as knowing exactly what they signify and how they can be used to increase growth. At IE Business School we will support your digital transformation and empower you to not only lead but make your mark in the boardroom.​

Impact skills in the Global Executive MBA​

Making an impact and mobilizing the C-Suite may feel like a reach right now, but the Global Executive MBA builds its future leaders through on-the-ground, real-life experiences set in three continents around the globe. While all business leaders will develop their own style and bring their own strengths to the table, the core skills needed to effectively lead and manage organizations, drive growth, and navigate complex business environments are imperative to ensure that executives can positively influence and inspire others, make sound decisions, and create a lasting impact on the company and its stakeholders.​

Impact skills that you will develop will fall into three categories :

Thinking, behavioral, and digital skils: all of which when used together will put you on the path to success. These include strategic thinking and the ability to develop a long-term vision and anticipate future challenges, emotional intelligence to help you build strong relationships, motivate employees, manage conflicts, and adapt to changing circumstances, and decision-making to help you analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, and choose the best course of action to drive organizational success. You will also learn how to effectively problem-solve and identify complex problems creatively, which is crucial for driving continuous improvement, maintaining a competitive edge, and developing innovative products and services. Further impact skills include effective communication and the ability to influence others, adaptability and resilience in an ever-changing business world, team building and delegation to empower team members to take ownership of their work. Additionally, you will learn ethical leadership fosters trust, promotes a positive company culture, and ensures long-term success by aligning business practices with societal values and expectations.

Thinking Skills​

Behavioral Skills

Digital Skills

University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Residential​

The face-to-face residential periods are central to the Global Executive MBA at IE Business School. These offer you not only the chance to learn first-hand from real executives and leaders through company visits but also offer insights and perspectives based on their location in the world.​

IE Business School and partner UCLA together offer an immersive experience in the US that gives students an eye-opening and memorable insight into the business world. As with the other residential periods, you will also be able to network with the community of IE executive alumni who you will aspire to be in the future.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What networking opportunities will there be in the Global Executive MBA?

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The Global Executive MBA student body is composed of a diverse and international community of professionals from many professional and cultural backgrounds. During your residential weeks, you will have the opportunity to engage with alumni in the area as well and engage in visits to top companies. Additionally, as a student you will be able to participate and engage with other students, as well as faculty staff.

How can I expand my network after the program?

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After graduation, you’ll enjoy lifetime membership of this valuable professional network of over 70,000 alumni, as well as lifelong access to our Talent & Careers service. The un iqueness and diversity of our global network connects academia with business to drive executive excellence.

Additionally, IE has 25+ International Offices located all around t he globe that, among others, facilitate the connection of the IE Alumni network, thus fostering a truly global support network.

How will the Global Executive MBA help me become a leader?

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The Global Executive MBA prepares you to be a leader who will make their mark in the global boardroom. This will start with a complete foundation of a company, going through practical cases, and with real company simulations including residential periods to improve your soft skills on a personal and team level.

What support does IE offer to entrepreneurs?

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Thanks to our unique entrepreneurial ecosystem , IE students and alumni have exclusive access to a wealth of resources and opportunities to help make their vision a reality. At IE Business School we champion entrepreneurship and will give you the skillset needed to lead in situations where problems arise. But it will not be a simple matter of learning how to tackle problem-solving – you must adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and be ready to take on a wide and diverse range of issues that affect society today and in the future.