Humans of IE

Almudena, Spain

Portfolio Manager, Varianza
“I realized that it was necessary to take a step back into the world of education to step forward in my career. The prestige of the program and the professional expertise of the professors rendered IE Business School the ideal choice for me to gain the necessary “edge” to drive my career in the desired direction.”
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Pamela, Colombia & Spain

Equity Research Analyst, Credit Suisse
“I needed to offset my lack of specific experience in equity research and dive into the technicalities of finance that would ultimately set her apart. This brought me to IE.”
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Luke, United Kingdom

Regional Supply Chain Director, The Weir Group PLC
“The Global Executive MBA has been a really transformational phase of my career and has unleashed my thinking in ways that I wasn't expecting.”
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Salena, United States

Vice President Real Estate Credit Suisse
"I was ready for a rigorous academic challenge, and this was what I received from the finance program."
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Sercan, Turkey

Global Head of Channel Category Development & Strategy
“The online classes were really good and aligned with what I expected; but the online forums even went beyond my expectations! I think these forums are a great learning tool. I think every university should switch to this teaching method!”
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José, Argentina

CFO of a dual listed mining company
“The program helped me further expand my network to include new colleagues, who are now friends, from locations that I’ve never been to before. Our class was represented by people from almost every continent in the world.”
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Whitney, United States

Senior Program Manager of Community Engagement and Institutional Advancement Consultant
“The online periods are very engaging. Weekly synchronous classes are a great way to check in with your classmates live. The asynchronous forums and group work throughout the week make sure you’re not losing any momentum.”
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Carla, Spain

University Student
"To become a good lawyer in the twenty-first century, it’s no longer enough to know the laws."
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Michael, South Africa

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Fund Managers
“Leadership—and EQ for that matter—are tangible skills that can be worked on, much like technical skills, and leadership requires skills that can be developed.”
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Carlos, Spain

Safety and Compliance Manager, Iberojet Airlines
“This will not be a smooth ride—be ready for turbulence and occasional storms—but the trip is definitely worth it.”
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Carlos, Mexico

CMO (Chief Merchandising Officer) at ADOC SA de CV
“The Global Executive MBA is a rush of emotions, sensations and knowledge.”
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Preetika, India

Manager, Sports & Business Partnerships
“Professionally, the IE-SMU MBA helped to grow my career. New job opportunities emerged that weren’t there before, allowing me to explore something different.”
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Tomás, Portugal

Corporate Performance Senior Manager
“The main benefit I gained from the Global Online MBA was the ability to put theory into practice.”
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Mauricio, Brazil

General Manager & Global Key Account Manager
“Dedicate the time to actually enjoy learning, instead of just going to class. [...] In the end it will make you a better manager and person.”
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The community you want to be in!


Steffen, German

PhD student at IE Business School (September 2021 intake)
“The Global Online MBA is a program that suits your agenda and not vice versa!”
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Tamuna, Georgia

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis, TBC Bank Group PLC
“Get ready for the challenge! The Online MBA, as much as it offers much-needed flexibility, is an equally challenging journey. Believe me, it’s definitely worth it!”
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Cristian, Peruvian

Founder of
“Networking at IE University is impressive, not only because of the diversity of your colleagues, but also because of the Madrid lifestyle.”
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David, South Africa

Investment Banking Consultant at Investec
“IE Business School is well-renowned for a reason. The caliber of students and professors is really outstanding. This is definitely one of the most rewarding and life-changing decisions that I’ve made. I look forward to seeing what the future has in store for me now.”
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Savia, Germany

Commercial Manager at Tesco
"Embrace the challenge and welcome every opportunity to do something new with open arms."
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Karim, Lebanon

Senior Financial Consultant
"Focus on what really matters and create your own journey in the most diverse environment you will ever encounter."
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Sana, Pakistan

Data Developer at Global Business Services (GBS), IBM
"No work is big or small. Keep giving your all to what you do, and the rest will work out on its own."
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Carlos, Nicaragua

Managing Director at Logica Software
"Don’t limit your learning to the Classroom. Get involved. Dive deeper. Network. As Eric Hoffer once said, in a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future."
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Ocean, USA

Co-founder and CEO of Swaggle
"IE Business School’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship pushes you to challenge the status quo and to influence this world positively."
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Fabricio, Bolivia / Switzerland

Managing Director at SwissCo
"Networking is one of the most substantial benefits IE Business School has to offer."
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Sabina, Azerbaijan

Strategy Director at Demtech
“IE continuously puts you in these situations that allow you to work with people from different countries, backgrounds and cultures.”
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Dan, Romania

Management Consultant
“It’s very easy for me to summarize my experience in the Finance Program—it’s one I would do again!”
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Mariña, Spain

Market Risk Manager, Nordea
“IE Business School changed my life, and not only because I met my fiancé while I was studying there.”
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João Pedro, Portugal

Master’s student
“The classes were fast-paced and challenging with an interesting blend of professors who kept us motivated both during classes and in our offline work.”
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The most enriching year of my life!

Alum International MBA

Magdy, Italy

Business Consultant
“The Finance Program provided me with the tools and knowledge to move horizontally and vertically through organizations, regardless of the industry.”
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Marvin, Germany

Private Equity Associate at Trilantic Europe
“The Master in Finance equipped me with the required technical skills, but more importantly, taught me the importance of the strategic side of private equity.”
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Alexander, Luxembourg

Partner at MergerSight
“In the Master, I gained valuable skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication and presentation skills, as well as a deeper understanding of how businesses and the economy work.”
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Simone, Switzerland

Account Associate at PIMCO Zurich
“The Master in Finance is very compact so you are able to graduate after a short amount of time. It's busy and you learn more than you could have imagined before starting the program.”
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Paula, United States

Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Symba
"The number one factor for me was the deep entrepreneurial focus that IE Business School offers."
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Kevin, Germany

Project Manager in digital-first projects at GSK
"During my time at IE Business School, I gained so much energy by learning to understand and consider my classmates’ points of view, and this became a big part of the learning experience for me."
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Georgine, Switzerland

Managing Director, Head B2B Technology Services at Sygnum Bank
"Looking back, I don’t think that I would have been able to manange all of the tasks from my first job to the same quality I did without my education from IE Business School."
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Aida, Bosnia / Germany

Founder, CEO and Board Advisor
"Studying the International MBA was one of the best gifts I have ever given to myself in regard to experience, people and learning."
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Alessandro, Peru

Executive Director at Menorca Inversiones
Our main goal is to make a social difference and take care of the environment through sustainable practices while supporting our own families, since it is a private business.
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Ahsan, Pakistan

Partner at AI.42, Equal.42 and Datatouch.42
Business is not about winning or losing, it’s about a lifestyle.
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Cynthia, United States

Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy Director at MullenLowe U.S.
"The school's reputation, the type of student it attracts, and the fact that those people would be my cohort, and the overall design of the program were what made me choose IE Business School."
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Irina, Canada

Founder and CEO of
"The global reach of this program amplifies every year—the opportunity to develop far-reaching, close networks is a core element of what makes the IE Brown Executive MBA stand out."
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Asif, USA

Partner, Board Member, and Surgeon at the Rothman Institute
"I was drawn to the IE Brown program for its hybrid nature of both in-residence and online teaching, the drawing of two great educational traditions of both IE and Brown and its emphasis on social and corporate responsibility."
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Alexander, Canada

Director of Strategy at Food Cycle Science
"The IE Global Online MBA reflects how global business is done today - it is done online across different countries, cultures, and time zones."
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Florence, United States & Great Britain

Director of Strategy & Product Development at Unum
“I was drawn to the IE Business School Global Online MBA for the opportunity to continue my career and advance my education at a well-reputed program that followed the case method.”
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Gianluca, Italy

Regional Director for Italy, Spain, & France at GoDaddy
"The Executive MBA is such a powerful experience that makes you feel like you’re living life at an accelerated speed."
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Martin, Paraguay

Associate at McKinsey & Company
"It is a leading business school in Europe with the program itself selected as the best online program in the world, and the blended methodology format allows for a very flexible schedule while also creating the possibility of having an extremely international cohort."
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Prashant, Norway / Ireland

Head of Sales at Facebook & Adjunct Professor at IE Business School
"I was drawn to the entrepreneurial focus of the school, the diversity of its students, its industry-leading professors, and the highly flexible format of the program."
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Joachim , Germany

Global Vice President, Head of Experience Center Strategy at SAP & Adjunct Professor at IE Business School
“I wanted a top-tier global business school with the best possible Blended program, and a program that builds on international exchange at its heart.”
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Felipe, Brazil

Vice President of the IE Out & Allies Club
"Throw yourself out there and go find out what really motivates you. And don’t be afraid of spreading yourself too thin: the more things you get involved in, the closer you will get to finding your true passion."
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Carissa, Canada

Vice President of the IE Out & Allies Club
"The international environment of IE was very appealing to me as well as the opportunity to pursue such a specific program that checked all the boxes for my professional and educational goals. I also love languages and having the opportunity to practice Spanish in Madrid was a bonus!"
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Tim, Germany

Officer of the IE Out & Allies Club
"From my first experience with IE, the IE weekend in fall 2019, I knew that IE would be the perfect fit—primarily because of so many inspiring talents who stood out through not only their different origins, but especially through their different, yet similar mindsets of striving for positive change in the world."
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Asif, Israel

President of the IE Out & Allies Club
"The IE Out and Allies represents all the marginalized groups within our community. Not only LGBT. We advocate for people with disabilities and for ethnic minorities as well. The IE Out and Allies club makes a change by creating new opportunities for its members and by creating a safe and conducive environment in which everyone can thrive."
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To have faith is to have wings. Thank you IE Business school, for giving me that faith and enabling me to challenge the status quo!

Master in Management

Sarah, United States

Markets, Economic Recovery and Growth Specialist
“Dive in! It’s a fun, exhausting, invigorating and challenging experience.”
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The School of life

International MBA


I would describe IE Business school as a global family

International MBA

Andrew, United States

Partner at Fundie Ventures
“Iterate often, practice self love and take care of yourself both physically and mentally. Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
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My favorite thing has been meeting a variety of new people

Master in Management

Lauren, United States

Owner and CEO of Brontosaurus Records
“By empowering me with a wealth of knowledge, the program has given me a versatile skill set and powerful tools that help me navigate the music industry. I feel more confident.”
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I came here for the challenge and I was blown away!

International MBA

Sohail, Switzerland

Senior Vice President, Head of Translational Medicine Galapagos GmbH
“The Executive MBA has made me more confident in assessing business opportunities, building a high-performing team, managing growth within different business structures and retaining top-talent.”
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I love that in class we have such a multicultural and confident group

International MBA


The place where dreams come true

International MBA

Björgvin, Iceland

Corporate Finance Specialist at Iceland Securities ltd (Islensk Verdbref)
“The Global Executive MBA offers a unique opportunity to expand your network and form relationships with people who have extremely diverse personal and professional backgrounds.”
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Coming here has been like diving into a new ocean

Master in Management

Nadim, Lebanon-Canada

Founder of 2030 Cabinet
"Be sure to open your mind, because we need multidisciplinary approaches and skills to solve big challenges."
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I have learned the power that comes out of diversity

International MBA

Ciaran, Ireland

Program Manager at the International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialised UN Agency in Montreal
“I realized that the participants were as important as the program itself in making the Global Online MBA a life-changing experience. It was a fast-moving roller coaster, but it never failed to live up to those first impressions!”
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This is looking like the best year of my life!

International MBA


I´m feeling extremely lucky because it happened

Master in Finance

Ifeoma, Nigeria

Process and Competence Improvement Officer at First Bank Nigeria
"Having a diverse class enables you to get different perspectives to issues and opens your mind to how you look into matters."
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Take advantage of all the resources at your disposal!

Master in Management

Adam , United States

Global Finance Director, OLX Group, Naspers Limited
“The program has fantastic company visits during residential weeks where you network with executives and IE alumni.”
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The insitution's constant changes and challenges allow me to continuously grow professionally

Associate Director for Community Engagement

Ellis, United States

President of the IE Out & Allies Club
"Be ready to fight and work hard. Changing your career will not be easy. You will really need to put yourself out there to connect with people and let them get to know you."
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IE Business School gave me the opportunity to reinvent myself

International MBA

Maria Catalina

Multiculturality and openness to change

International MBA

Markus , Switzerland

Manager at EY / M&A Strategy & Operations
"You become part of two alumni associations, which provides a great opportunity to connect with people from around the world".
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Rollercoasting life- changing experience

International MBA

Akos, Hungary

Finance Business Partner, Deloitte Luxembourg
“Thanks to the joint program, you will have access to the alumni and career services from two leading business schools, giving you countless opportunities to boost your career and expand your network through different programs, activities and initiatives.”
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This is the best International experience I could imagine!

International MBA


Where reality is even better than fiction

International MBA


“IE continuously puts you in these situations that allow you to work with people from different countries, backgrounds and cultures.”

International MBA

Dorian, Swiss

University Student
"My art is a translation of how I see the world. To inspire others, you first need to inspire yourself."
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Truly a hothouse for cultivating new ideas

Entrepreneurship professor

Ricardo, Mexico

Outbound / Pathways Operations Manager at Amazon
"I have personally changed my perspective to one with an entrepreneurial mindset, which I never had before."
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Forming part of this diverse community allows you to learn from different points of view, making you a better professional and person

Director of the Dean's Office

Svea, Germany

University Alumni
"When I visited IE University for the first time, I got to know the university and its educational philosophy, which is so international and open to diversity."
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What I love the most is the diversity of the people!

International MBA