Global Online MBA - Blended Methodology

A top-ranked MBA empowering global leaders in their journey through transformation and disruption.


We bring education to you, so you can get the most out of it. Our approach isn’t just online or on campus – it’s blended.

Blended Methodology allows one of our approaches to not just be online or on campus, but blended.

We align and combine the best of technology, pedagogy and our worldclass faculty, so you can experience multi-layered learning in a multi-faceted environment.

Online periods – Through our virtual campus and our WOW Room, you get a challenging and highly interactive educational experience. The well-structured, faculty-led sessions fit into the modern professional’s busy schedule and can be accessed anywhere there’s an internet connection. Engage with other global professionals in synchronous and asynchronous sessions including interactive small groups where you work on real-world, industry-based case studies.

  • Live Sessions – On Saturdays, you will connect live to engage in a discussion about the topic determined for that day. These Saturday sessions are truly an extension of the traditional classroom experience, allowing you to negotiate and collaborate with your classmates in the same classroom, despite being seated all around the globe.
  • Asynchronous online discussions – The forums offer the possibility to participate in the faculty-led asynchronous sessions every week from Monday to Thursday. Professors will moderate these written discussions about chosen topics in order to achieve the learning objectives.

Face-To-Face Periods* – get to know your diverse classmates even more through all-day workshops and classes that further develop your soft skills and teamwork. Although in-person participation in these periods is entirely optional with our 100% online program, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to explore Madrid after class and join all the different networking events available every night.

Global Immersion Week – Participate in an optional face-to-face week around the world to discover a different destination and learn about the local business environment and interact with other IE cohorts from some other of our Blended programs. In the past, these destinations have included: San Francisco, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Miami, Shanghai, & Mumbai.

*Virtual face-to-face periods allow you to virtually get to know your classmates on a more personal level. After class, you’re free to attend virtual networking events or take some time for yourself.

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Welcome to the WOW Room

Our updated, state-of-the-art WOW Room is a virtual learning experience without limits. It allows for enhanced collaboration and networking capabilities, resulting in a dynamic, intercultural exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Some of the world’s most innovative technology has gone into producing this unique, lifelike virtual learning experience.
  • Emotion recognition system

    Take part in your virtual class with our real-time tracking system that will help us bring you and your class the most engaging, relevant learning experience.

  • Borderless classroom

    Join in on free and fluid debate with other ambitious students from any corner of the planet.

  • Hands-on technology

    Cast your vote in live class polls, collaborate with virtual documents in real time and take part in dynamic, interactive role plays. Even if you’re in different countries, it’ll feel like you’re in the same room.

  • Computer, tablet or mobile

    Choose the device that works best for your educational needs.

  • Maximum diversity for your professional network

    Forge real, lasting connections with the best global talent thanks to our seamless technological system.

Top Online MBA - IE Rankings

Get to know more about our Global Online MBA placement in international rankings.

  • 1st

    Online MBA

    QS 2021
  • 2nd

    Online MBA

  • 5th

    for class experience

    QS 2018
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Is it part-time? Is it online? Is it in-person? No, it’s blended.

This innovative, ever-evolving educational format is the answer to the needs of the disruptive modern professional. For nearly two decades, we’ve been streamlining our methodology to fit quality education around the busy schedule of ambitious, transformative business leaders. The well-structured virtual component immerses you in an environment of academic excellence, focused on practical application and meaningful participation. This format allows you to forge personal and professional connections with international executives. Take on the modern digital era with IE Business School’s Blended Methodology.


The modern professional’s fast-paced lifestyle doesn’t naturally accommodate the commitment needed for quality higher education. The Global Online MBA allows for flexible learning that molds itself around the schedule of even the most jet-setting executive. Log into the virtual campus from wherever you are. Log into success.


One of the main benefits of the blended methodology is balance, whether it be at work, in academics, or in your personal life. Our Blended Methodology allows you to continue advancing academically while you work. Don’t put your life on hold. Blend it.


The Global Online MBA has fine-tuned the use of technology in education to improve the distance-learning experience. We use a combination of forums, multimedia, video conferences and more to provide a highly adapted, interactive, user-friendly educational experience.


Our Blended Methodology allows you to meet international professionals and create long-lasting business relationships. IE Business School provides the perfect platform for profound global connection, mixing real, face-to-face contact with continued online interaction. We celebrate diversity, and our blended cohorts combine professionals from different backgrounds, functions, industries, nationalities and places of residence for a truly blended experience.



Online Forums

Open 24 hours from Monday to Thursday.

Pantalla Perfiles

Live Videoconference Sessions

Two live WOW Room video conferences take place every Saturday.
Morning Session: 11:00-12:30 & 13:00-14:30 CET
Afternoon Session: 16:00-17:30 & 18:00-19:30 CET


Your life and career are already blended, so why not learn that way? The blend of virtual and physical interaction with peers and professors allows for a dynamic and realistic learning experience.

"The mixed delivery platform has been fantastic because it allows me to keep my commitments at work and with my family, while getting a top-tier education. The first face-to-face meeting established the connections between us, and now we meet every Saturday for virtual classes, which are more effective than an in-person delivery because the classes become conduits for two-way communication between the students and professor."
"IE’s Global Online MBA is an ideal balance of online sessions and in-person classes. Engaging on global topics and course content with a diverse professional cohort is both exhilarating and insightful. The course structure is flexible and designed to meet the varying needs of working professionals. Also, the blended format enabled me to build a rich network of friends and connections from over 40 countries. "
"Despite of it being a majorly online course, the excellent collaboration with the co-students and as well the professors through various engaging online platforms and exercises."


Your life and career are already blended, so why not learn that way? The blend of virtual and physical interaction with peers and professors allows for a dynamic and realistic learning experience.


  • blended IS

    Quality | Nearly two decades of top-quality, evolving distance education.

    Modern | A successful, transformational approach to disruptive learning.

    Ever-Evolving | Constantly updating our approach to get ahead and remain relevant.

    One-on-one | Our virtual platform and real-time conferences create an environment of intense peer-to-peer cooperation and networking.

    Real-Time | Always adapting to mirror current global market needs.

    Up-to-date | Perfect for global executives to prepare them for the unique challenges of the modern workplace.

    Smart | Using our well-developed technological skills to create a program for disruptive leaders.

    Personalized | We keep class sizes small to help develop a intimate and dynamic environment of meaningful discussion.

    Flexible | Your life is blended. Your education should be too.

    Global | A diverse international cohort of young, dynamic, transformational leaders. Join a network of global executives that represent the modern face of international business.

    Diverse | The global workplace is a diverse melting pot of professional backgrounds and cultural perspectives. So is IE Business School. Challenge your thinking in a rich, international learning environment.

  • Blended IS NOT

    Just an online MBA | Our interactive format elevates the use of technology and interactive, dynamic methodology—led by an expert, market-experienced faculty—to provide an all-encompassing blended learning experience.

    Just another part-time MBA | This unique format is exclusive to IE Business School. Our dynamic, innovative approach creates business leaders through intensive virtual sessions and engaging face-to-face periods.

    Just a normal networking opportunity | With a student body made up of 132 nationalities, and a truly global faculty, you’ll be immersed in an international environment of worldwide professionals. This isn’t just networking. This is building lifelong professional connections.

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