Tech MBA - Admissions, Fees and Funding

The first specialized MBA focused on the tech sector launched in Europe.
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The Tech MBA Admissions Process

We are looking for talented professionals who are explorers, who actively seek challenges, and who are dynamic risk-takers with an innovative approach.

To be eligible to apply for the Tech MBA, you must have completed an official bachelor’s degree in either Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)*. In addition, a minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience in any type of industry is required, although a total of 5 years is recommended. A passion for technology is a must.

*Exceptions can be made for undergraduate degrees, such as Economics or Finance among others, where students can verify that they completed a substantial amount of STEM related coursework as part of their academic background.

 

Requirements:

 Official bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a STEM-related field

Minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience

Demonstrable passion for technology and an understanding of the tech industry

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Application Deadlines

The Tech MBA follows a staged admissions process, with 5 application deadlines per year. Competition for each of the rounds is equal. Please keep in mind that deadline dates are subject to change, and are reviewed on a yearly basis.

Intake: September 2020

 Round Admissions
application deadline
Scholarship
application deadline
Decision by*
 1 4 November 2019 27 November 2019 2-13 December 2019
 2 7 January 2020 4 March 2020 16-27 March 2020
 3 2 March 2020 22 April 2020 11-22 May 2020
 4 4 May 2020 10 June 2020 22 June – 3 July 2020
 5** 6 July 2020 22 July 2020 27 July – 7 August 2020

*Decisions in some cases may be communicated before the above-listed decision dates.
**Recommended for EU passport holders only.

STEP 1

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Candidates should complete the sections that appear in the online application form and must also upload the following documents:

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  • Official Bachelor degree or equivalent in a STEM related field*
  • Official University transcripts (certified translation into English or Spanish)
  • English language certificate options:
    • TOEFL (100 minimum), IELTS (7.0 minimum), Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency (C1 minimum), or Pearson Academic (73 minimum)
  • Supporting documents
    • DNI/NIE/Passport
    • Photograph
    • 1-2 page CV
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • 2 essays
    • Application fee: 125€ or 175€ in case of applying to 2 programs (fee is not refundable)

*Possible additional legalization and/or translation requirements might be applicable. Please click here for more info.

STEP 2

ONLINE ASSESSMENT

Once you have submitted your online application and paid the application fee, you will receive a link to answer three live questions, two in video format and one in written format. This way, our admissions team will be able to meet you virtually and evaluate your capacity to respond in real time.

STEP 3

ENTRANCE EXAM

GMAT, GRE, or IEGAT with specific attention paid to the quantitative section of each exam.

IE GMAT Simulator Test

STEP 4

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

You will have a personal interview (face-to-face or via Skype) with and Associate Director of the Admissions Team. At this time, you will be asked to answer the following prompt:

  • How will the skills learned in the TECH MBA program enable you to be successful in your future career plans?

STEP 5

ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE FINAL DECISION

After the interview, your entire application will be evaluated holistically by our Admissions Committee. This is the last step of your application. The Admissions Committee will get back to you with a final decision in line with the established deadlines for the Tech MBA.

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Tech MBA Fees

The Tech MBA tuition fee is 72.200€*

Many of our students visit our Financial Aid office for a personal consultation to address their financial needs, and we are happy to speak on the phone or set up an appointment if you have any questions.

*Please bear in mind that prices are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

WE PROVIDE THE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO HELP YOU FUND YOUR EDUCATION

We recognize that getting an MBA degree in a world leading institution is a considerable investment, and that funding plays a critical role in many student´s decisions. That is why our Financial Aid Office is committed to helping you explore the different avenues of funding available, including scholarships, student loan programs or other resources.

LOANS

There are several loan options available to help fund your studies at IE. Our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you explore and understand loan options available to you and provide guidance and support with financial aid applications.

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IE SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to the work of the IE Foundation, scholarships are central to achieving our goal to ensure that diverse and highly talented candidates, and specially those who don't have access to the financial means needed to cover the whole cost, can join our world-class MBA.

The IE Foundation has a 6 million euros fund to offer a number of special scholarships to women with outstanding personal and professional profiles.

Check out the scholarship application process

IE HIGH POTENTIAL AWARDS

IE High Potential Awards are immediately awarded at the same time we offer you admission, without regard to financial need, based upon exceptional performance, experience, application strength, and fit to the program and our school. All applicants are automatically considered during the admissions process without the need for application.

TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS

We understand that you are making a significant investment. IE provides all students at the Tech MBA with a payment plan option designed to make your investment as simple as possible.

HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Funding your studies is an important decision. The Financial Aid office helps candidates make a financial plan to help them get the necessary resources to fund their education in IE. Our Financial Aid department has a team that will help you plan your future.

GO TO FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION FORM

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  • 2nd
    WORLDWIDE

    for Return on Investment

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  • 3rd
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    Business School

    FINANCIAL TIMES 2017
  • 6th
    WORLDWIDE

    International MBA

    Forbes 2019
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