When it comes to purpose, our aim is simple: to help you define, refine and align your unique sense of purpose with your goals, life and career. Finding meaning in what you do is a crucial way of enriching your career and gaining fulfillment from your work. However, drilling down into what that means to you and how to attain it is not so straightforward. In the International MBA, we’ll work with you at every stage of that process: to figure out how you define purpose and how you challenge yourself; to understand what pursuits give you a sense of meaning; to analyze if your current career path is aligned with your sense of purpose; and to determine how you can harness your business skills to make a difference in a way that matters to you.
Our mission is to create a movement, led by a new generation of business professionals who understand that a better world is achievable and are working to attain it. We call it Business with Purpose because we believe being a professional brings its own responsibilities – to the planet, to society and to the wellbeing of others. In the International MBA, we’ll help you to become that type of professional, in a way that aligns to what matters to you.
Understanding how better business practices can improve lives and protect the environment is one of the cornerstones of the International MBA; we call this Sustainable Business.
As part of your program at IE Business School, you’ll learn about the key concepts that underpin Sustainable Business, including the energy transition, regenerative business, and how to apply sustainable practices to every function within an organization. Ensuring sustainability sits at the heart of business progress is part of our mission; we’ll show you the essential ways to make it part of yours too.
Employing business skills to tackle social issues requires an entrepreneurial mindset. We call this Social Entrepreneurship, an approach designed to leverage the power of entrepreneurial thinking to find innovative solutions to enduring problems.
Overcoming challenges is integral to a career in business. The same skills that allow you to thrive under the pressure of a tight deadline or an impossible KPI can be brought to bear on the issues that affect us all. We’ll empower you to make an impact beyond the workplace and amplify the benefit you bring to society at large.
At IE Business School, we believe the people you work with are as important as the results you deliver; we call this Working Well.
Shaping a positive, inclusive workplace focused on employee satisfaction is key to creating an environment where people can thrive. Graduates of the International MBA understand that wellbeing is no longer a bonus but integral to any team’s success. We’ll help you become a business professional who recognizes the power of diverse, inclusive teams, who prioritizes the wellbeing of colleagues and harnesses the power of positive leadership.
The Financial Times just ranked our School 1st worldwide for the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Net Zero teaching in our International MBA.
We were just ranked #2 worldwide in Carbon Footprint by the Financial Times for our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. In fact, as of 2022, we are a carbon neutral Business School.
At IE Business School, we define purpose as your unique sense of meaning and direction in life. And we know that pursuing your purpose can improve your life satisfaction, motivation, and overall wellbeing. Aligning your career goals with your sense of purpose can also help you make a positive impact in the world and contribute to a better future for all. It’s a win-win.
To help you discover and pursue your purpose, the International MBA offers a range of experiential learning activities and workshops. The program includes a Career Discovery Program designed to help you explore your interests and passions and to align your career goals with your sense of purpose. You will be able to hear from industry leaders and alumni who can provide insider perspectives on the careers that match your interests and values. At the same time, the program offers expertly designed workshops and group advising sessions to help you define, refine and align your purpose with your career goals.
Thanks to our innovative methodology, case studies and teaching staff who are also practitioners, you will gain hands-on experience in every class in your International MBA. Additionally, you can take part in different immersive experiences, working alongside real companies and developing real-life solutions.
Throughout your International MBA, the IE Talent & Careers team will organize sessions to explain and give insights into the different services, resources and tools available during the program to help you reach your professional goals. This begins in the pre-program, about one month before classes begin on campus. You can also access the job platforms and meet with your Career Advisor after you graduate, indefinitely.
In total, 65% of alumni who participated in either the Start-Up Lab, the Venture Lab, or both went on to be entrepreneurs.
Our graduates go on to work in high-impact careers across the world. In fact, 95% of our graduates receive job offers from companies worldwide within six months of graduation. Landing a role in Spain is not a guarantee after the program and is dependent on each individual case. Our IE Talent & Careers team is ready and willing to answer your questions regarding your future.