Our story is just beginning

1970

1973 - IE Business School is born
1974 - First regular programs begin
1975 - Function-specific programs aimed at degree holders begin
1976 - Case studies and teaching notes in master’s programs
1977 - Specialization in foreign trade

1980

1980 - Advisory Board is formed
1981 - Association established for Alumni
1982 - Institute of European Studies and “Ideas Empresariales” Magazine are launched
1983 - From 20 to 1.000 alumni
1983 - The International MBA is launched
1984 - Department of Entrepreneurship fosters entrepreneurial development
1985 - The Spanish Agency for Business Start-ups
1986 - The Juan Lladó Award
1987 - María de Molina, 11 is opened
1989 - The school reaches 1,000 master’s students

1990

1990 - The Chair in Environment and Business initiative
1991 - Bill Gates is awarded an Honorary MBA
1992 - The I Entrepreneurship Exhibition
1993 - 20 years of postgraduate programs, executive education, and consulting services
1995 - The Chair in Business Ethics and International Advisory Board
1996 - The Management College building is opened
1997 - The Instituto de Empresa Foundation and Business Forum
1998 - IE celebrates 25 years
1999 - College of Information and Technologies and ICEVED

2000

2000 - The Master in e-Business starts
2001 - Launched the “International Executive MBA”, the first blended pogram
2002 - Specific e-learning unit is created
2003 - Larry Page and Sergey Brin are awarded an Honorary MBA
2005 - IE is ranked as the best school in the world in open programs
2006 - The first “Global Village” event
2007 - Instituto de Empresa becomes IE Business School and IE University
2008 - The new IE University campus is opened
2009 - Master in Finance among the best, according to Financial Times

2010

2010 - IE Business School is on iTunes
2011 - IE Brown Executive MBA launched and Prince of Wales visit
2012 - IE Business School #1 in Europe, according to Financial Times
2013 - The school celebrates its 40th anniversary
2014 - “Unusual school with unusual people,” according to the Financial Times
2015 - The IE Alumni Forum 2015: Why Innovation Matters
2016 - WOW Room is launched
2017 - 131 nationalities on-campus. Our 29th international office in South Africa is opened.