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Our Way

At IE Business School, our values come from a belief that we can use innovation and technology to break down boundaries, benefiting people all over the world. We don’t believe there is just one way to do something, that there is a one-size-fits-all approach that can incorporate the diverse range of nationalities and institutions we represent.

Technological immersion and a culture of innovation

IE is committed to technological immersion in education and the business world. We empower leaders to take up the challenges of innovation and digital transformation, creating new technologies and business models along the way. Our alumni are ready to lead  technological advancement.

IE is a pioneer in maximizing the potential of technology for the learning experience. Our top-ranked online MBA serves as a global benchmark for the future of higher education. Using state-of-the-art technology and teaching methodologies we adapt the learning experience to each student’s individual needs.

For the IE community, technology is not a challenge but a competitive advantage. Each of our five schools applies the latest technology to their fields every day. IE students are not just getting the best learning experience available—they’re also forging their place in tomorrow’s world.

Entrepreneurial mindset

IE was established in 1973 by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. We have promoted an entrepreneurial ecosystem for the last 40 years, boosting intrapreneurship, and supporting students and graduates in the creation and development of start-ups worldwide.

We believe entrepreneurship is not just something you learn, it is something you live. Entrepreneurship is not only about creating new business models, it’s about facing new challenges and creating new realities. To be an entrepreneur is to take advantage of opportunities, learn from mistakes, and turn your vision into new projects that impact the world.

IE is the benchmark business school for entrepreneurs. In fact, over 40% of students join our school because of its emphasis on entrepreneurship, and all of them receive special coaching and mentoring to develop their projects. A quarter of IE alumni continue their careers as entrepreneurs. We are proud to be the breeding ground for more than 50 companies every year.

Humanities to understand the world

IE values the humanities as a key element in understanding the realities of our world, to help generate a long-term strategic global vision and truly critical thinking. We believe that professional growth can only be achieved hand-in-hand with personal growth.

Studying the humanities allows us to challenge established concepts and rethink reality, exposing us to new opportunities and better solutions. It opens us up to new ideas, especially different cultures and languages.

IE believes studying the Humanities influences the way we value things and the way we observe reality. It has allowed the IE community to gain insight and vision, rethink reality, and envision new futures. The Humanities are an essential part of the development of IE students’ full potential.

Diverse nationalities, cultures and ideas

IE promotes diversity to ensure a unique learning experience, enriched by the contributions of students from around the world. Freedom and respect for diversity are inalienable to our identity. At IE, students are free to express themselves and be true to their own unique identities. Our commitment to diversity has allowed us to attract students, graduates, and academics from more than 160 countries, creating an ecosystem rich in different visions and ideas. We believe that it is these differences that make us rethink reality and grow.

The IE community is made up of people of different origins, genders, ethnicities, religions, beliefs, backgrounds and objectives. It is a network that covers a multitude of countries, communities, and industries. However, we know that diversity is not just international multiculturalism—it is about different experiences, expectations and ways of thinking, all in one.