Global Online MBA - The Program

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

Transformation is at the heart of the Global Online MBA

Transformation is the result of a profound personal and professional process and requires us to move ahead one step at a time. The program’s content, teaching methodologies, sector-leading faculty and diverse classrooms will blend with your natural talent, interests and experience, empowering you to follow the path that suits you best. 

Following IE Business School’s unique approach to learning, our expert professors deliver a wide range of simulations, videos, multimedia, exercises, group and individual sessions, and high-impact modules within their online courses. This way, you’ll benefit from an enriching learning environment, being exposed to different formats, pedagogies and class dynamics—mirroring the real business world.

The program can be completed in 17, 24 or 30 months and begins with everyone completing the core period together. Once you enter the specializations, we offer more flexibility so you can choose your intensity.
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The Global Online MBA focuses on three key areas:
Innovation & Disruption


It’s no longer enough to simply keep up in the business world. The most successful C-suite professionals must sharpen their transformation skills to drive change now and in the future. The Global Online MBA will equip you with the cutting-edge tools and knowledge you need to stay ahead. Transform yourself and become an impactful leader with enhanced skills in communication, change management, negotiation and more.



Technology is revolutionizing business, and remaining agile in our ever-changing business environment requires a new kind of business leader. Do you have the flexibility, global outlook and digital mindset to lead teams in a hybrid environment? With a digitally powered ecosystem and a blended methodology, the Global Online MBA prepares you for this reality with the skills you need to manage teams and build networks in the new normal.



Throughout the Global Online MBA, we empower you to achieve your full potential. You’ll explore diverse managerial styles to discover what kind of a leader you want to be, and develop a holistic strategy to boost your appeal to employers. We’ll guide you every step of the way as you learn how to stand out in a competitive environment.

Earn AWS Certification to boost your career

  • Why cloud computing?
    Why cloud computing?

    Cloud computing is the driving force behind innovation, and the launchpad for other emerging technologies. The Global Cloud computing market is expected to grow from $371.4 billion by 2025.

    Gartner Research positions AWS in the Leaders quadrant of the new 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure & Platform Services (CIPS).

  • Enhance your skills
    Enhance your skills

    From a career perspective, there are several advantages to becoming AWS certified:

    – Gain credibility to start or grow your career within the tech industry

    – Acquire in-demand skills that position yourself as an expert in a specific technology, in this case cloud computing.

    – Stay tuned with AWS ecosystem leveraging opportunities for networking and future career development.

  • Who can take part?
    Who can take part?

    Individuals from all programs at IE Business School are eligible to enroll in the semester-long AWS Academy courses.

    Students in an AWS Academy course will get a 50% discount on the AWS Certification exam. When you pass the exam, you will receive an AWS Certification, which will help boost your career.

  • Now, roll up your sleeves
    Now, roll up your sleeves

    The AWS Academy is developed and updated by AWS subject-matter experts in order to accurately reflect current services and up-to-date best practices. During your course, you will take part in learning activities that mix dynamic lectures and discussions with individual projects and hands-on labs.

    Most importantly, you will frequently be exposed to cutting-edge scenarios that are based on real industry examples. Every course is continuously updated by AWS to take into account new software developments and best practices, while providing you with highly dynamic skills that you can directly apply to any professional environment.

    By being AWS certified, you will gain in-demand skills to support companies along their digital transformation journey with the AWS platform.

Courses available include

When you join IE Business School, you are signing up for a front-row seat on the cutting edge of tech innovation. We collaborate with many of the biggest international organizations that are transforming our world. And now we have partnered up with AWS Academy to provide our students with access to courses that help them prepare for in-demand jobs and AWS Certifications.

The customizable International MBA always strives to go one step further to meet the high demand of the business world today. With this in mind, the program now gives you the exclusive opportunity to enroll in Amazon Web Services Academy courses. Unlock your potential with AWS Academy courses, such as Cloud Foundations and Data Analytics. These courses open the door to AWS Certifications, giving you yet another opportunity to ensure you stay ahead of the curve.

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations
This introductory course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. With over 20 hours of course content, it prepares students to pursue an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

AWS Academy Data Analytics
These lab exercises teach students how to conduct Big Data analysis with practical, real-world examples. The labs and learning resources are designed to supplement an institution’s existing data analytics courses and provide students with hands-on experience working with data at scale. Geared toward students interested in pursuing careers in data analysis, AWS Academy Data Analytics requires a strong foundation in IT concepts and skills, and is made up of seven-and-a-half hours of content.

Top Online MBA - IE Rankings

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

  • 1st

    Online MBA

    QS 2022
  • 3rd

    Online MBA

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Life during the Global Online MBA

Is networking difficult if I enroll in a Blended program?

The networking opportunities have been one of the many pleasant surprises of this program. I was amazed at how quickly bonds were formed between students in my cohort, despite us being based all over the world. I found the entire experience to be very immersive and I kept in constant contact with my peers. Thanks to this program, my network has expanded greatly in a very short period of time.” – Amin Elbashir

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

The Global Online MBA requires between 20 and 30 hours of your time per week, depending on your expertise in any given subject. This includes preparing for class, participating in the online forums and group work.

What can I expect from face-to-face sessions?

Face-to-face sessions include all-day workshops and networking events, which occur nearly every night. They are very intense, but also extremely fun!

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed by their participation in forums and videoconferences, live presentations given in the virtual campus, assignments, case studies and quizzes.

What can I expect from videoconferences?

You can access the videoconferences anywhere in the world from your personal computer, tablet or mobile phone. Live videoconferences start at 11:00hr and 16:00hr (CET). Remember that your attendance is compulsory, so if you need to miss a session, inform your professor immediately. All sessions are recorded for future reference.

Can I choose which subjects I take?

All subjects are compulsory.

How big are the workgroups?

Each group has 5-7 members, all from diverse backgrounds. In the first two terms, groups are assigned by the Academic Department. In the final term, students will choose their own groups for the final project.

How does the forum work?

Forums are open from Monday to Thursday. Professors will post questions to generate discussion and everybody is required to participate.

How is the February intake different from the September intake?

There is no difference between the programs!

Life after the Global Online MBA

Will I have access to the IE Career Portal?

Absolutely! Our Blended students have access to all of our Career Services from the moment that they start the program.  You’ll also take part in personal coaching sessions throughout the duration of your MBA.

How will I keep in contact with my classmates once the MBA is over?

Our students usually keep in contact after the Global Online MBA. As you’ll spend most of the time interacting with your peers online, communicating in the future will be no problem at all. Make the most of expanding network; chances are you’ll have a local travel guide in cities all over the world.

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28 jun 2022

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