Tech MBA

The first specialized MBA focused on the tech sector launched in Europe.
Top-Ranked Business School | IE Business School
Our unique, cutting-edge Tech MBA was designed to provide a learning journey in the areas of technology, management and transformational leadership, creating professionals who can adapt to the fast and continuous pace of technological evolution.

A one-year program based in Madrid, designed for professionals that want to develop their career in the technology sector or in tech-centric job roles who want to become fluent in the language of business and technology, building a career that leverages their enhanced tech vision and strategic skills to succeed in the business of the future.
DURATION

1 year

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid

Intake

September

Format

Full-time

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THE CONTEXT

The fast-moving technology environment is a world of unprecedented opportunities, but also a complex space for managers and organizations to navigate, especially when making decisions about new technology products and services development, strategy and investment. In a world fueled by digitalization where everything is connected and intelligent, companies today wishing to embark on such a voyage of transformational change need talented, highly skilled managers who possess both the technological capabilities to master cutting-edge technologies and the business and transformational leadership skills required for driving strategic business technology innovations. This is where you come in.

A Tech MBA degree is vital in today’s hyper-speed, constantly evolving digital landscape where tangible benefits come to those companies that manage to keep pace with the latest technologies. Our one-year, first-in-class, specialized Tech MBA program focuses one hundred percent on business for tech and, from the very beginning, you will be immersed in tech-rich business challenges through experiential learning courses and field projects, however, when the pace of change is such that most students are preparing themselves for jobs that don’t even exist yet, you will need more than solid know-how to stay ahead of the game and lead the way. And that’s where we come in.

THE FUTURE OF TECH

Technology rules our lives and the world, it has paved the way for us to innovate further, and future technologies have the potential to change our lives even more. Within the business arena, data, AI and automation are trends constantly impacting the way organizations currently work. These major trends will change how people interact with machines and data, not only influencing businesses, but running them.

Riding this wave of change requires a specialized Tech MBA program that is very tech immersive right from the start.

"To keep your balance, you must keep moving"
Albert Einstein

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A LEADER IN THE DIGITAL AGE?

A digital leader needs curiosity, observation, listening skills, vision, transformational leadership and risk-taking skills. To become a digital leader, you first need to transform yourself into an explorer and develop an agile mind-set, because in times of continuous change, that is the only thing that will keep you ahead of the game. Our Tech MBA trains professionals who want to gain a competitive edge and become gamechangers of the future by leveraging an enhanced tech vision.

A NEW WORLD DEMANDS NEW SKILLS

Our Tech MBA puts the focus on gaining the necessary leadership and communication skills to secure an upward trajectory in your career as a digital leader who’s looking to capitalize on new opportunities in tech-centric companies.

Our unique integrated approach connects two main areas, Business Mastery and Technology Immersion, and these are future-proofed by the visionary mindset of Transformational Leadership, ensuring you are equipped with the soft skills, leadership style and tools needed to design and manage digital business transformations and disruptions.

This excellent grounding in both business strategy and the strategy of technology ecosystems will ensure your career will thrive whether you choose to take your leadership skills into the tech sector itself, into businesses working in the innovation of software, products or services, or heading the digital transformation of global companies in other sectors.

At the same time, you will master the frameworks and tools that are needed to implement the required changes and to facilitate cross-company dialogues with key stakeholders, resulting in a compelling shared vision and culture for your digital strategy.

Your transformational leadership skills will ensure you can respond to changes and lead in both these worlds, and that’s what makes this program unique.

THE BEST THINGS COME IN THREES

THREE AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT

• Business Mastery
• Technology Immersion
• Transformational Leadership

THREE TECH TRACKS

• Digital Transformation
• Data Analytics and AI
• Digital Finance

THREE VITAL ADVANTAGES

• Soft skills necessary to lead transformational change
• Confidence to communicate with senior leadership and to manage teams of technical professionals at home and abroad
• Skills and resources required to think and plan strategically to shape the future

5 + 1 REASONS TO STUDY OUR TECH MBA

SKILL UP! BECOME A DIGITAL LEADER

Acquire the skills needed to collaborate across a company, eliminating information silos and seeking out innovation; take your place as the hub of a network (not the top of a pyramid); learn to recognize failures and challenges as opportunities to grow and improve, and build the agile mindset needed to evolve and adapt to meet changing requirements. Expand your comfort zone so you can courageously lead change in the tech ecosystem!

BOOST YOUR CAREER IN TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT

Working in the technology sector is your passion, but to build your career and become a leader who is going to move and shake the tech business of tomorrow you’re going to need to develop wider skills. As your role shifts from performing your own technical tasks to managing a global and diverse team, we’ll get you ready to lead

LEARN HOW TO ALIGN BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

You will know how to align and integrate tech into an organization’s strategy and operations. You’ll be ready to handle new challenges in the current digital environment while improving the business performance of your company. Your tech-centered mindset will equip you to disrupt and shape traditional business models

BUILD YOUR TECH NETWORK AS YOU LEARN FROM THE BEST

Our Faculty and Advisory Board are made up of leaders in the Tech industry. With their extensive sector experience, they foster a relevant educational environment using current and highly stimulating course content. Our reputation attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds who go on to be stars in their field, ensuring you also build an excellent network of peers working in the tech sector

JOIN THE IE BUSINESS SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Be part of a diverse class and a school campus with more than 132 nationalities and join our optional trips to top tech cities. Tech MBA graduates will also gain access to the IE Business School global family of over 60,000 alumni spread across more than 100 countries. Share what you have to offer, learn from others and grow from it. You are part of this world!

GLOBAL SHAPER

Global shapers challenge conventional wisdom by thinking in creative, visionary and sometimes revolutionary ways and have a strong vocation for improving society. Join the futurists, thought-leaders, innovation practitioners, business leaders, academics and other people interested in tech and innovation and get ready to help organizations shape and design innovative future realities

GUARANTEEING A BRIGHT FUTURE

Top tech companies recruiting at IE Business School.
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Apple
  • Tesla Motors
  • Salesforce
  • Oracle
  • SAP

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Get out as much as you put in with this intense learning experience, our campus is more than a place – it’s a whole way of life. We invite you to immerse yourself in a unique ecosystem in the heart of Madrid’s business district, an international, cosmopolitan hub of creativity.

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MADRID FOR YOU

Madrid is one of the most student friendly cities in Spain. But Spain’s capital is also home to international companies of the stature of Google, Microsoft and Apple, creating a myriad of opportunities for a professional experience. Our Tech MBA takes place in the heart of Madrid, placing you right in the center of the action in this bustling, breathtaking global city.

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Official Degree

Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.

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IE Business School Rankings

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  • 2nd
    WORLDWIDE

    for Return on Investment

    QS 2018
  • 3rd
    EUROPEAN

    Business School

    FINANCIAL TIMES 2017
  • 6th
    WORLDWIDE

    International MBA

    Forbes 2019
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