Our Recognitions

What drives us is our ambition to nurture dynamic, ambitious minds. We transform you into the next best you, ready to be one of tomorrow’s thought-leading professionals. Our game-changing programs take your unique talents and combine them with our knowledge, expertise and connections to forge future greatness. And the recognition we receive from around the globe shows just how relevant and effective our programs are in preparing you for the real world.

Only 1% of business schools worldwide are accredited by all three major bodies

EFMD Equis in the EU, AMBA in the UK, and AACSB in the US


We at IE Business School are one of those few, taking the unique individual talent of ambitious professionals and tailoring our programs to each of them to produce the disruptive business leaders of tomorrow.
EFMD The Management Development Network

EFMD Equis

The rigorous quality control of Equis benchmarks IE Business school against international standards in our programs, faculty, research, governance, ethics and sustainability among other criteria. Continuous review ensures cutting-edge standards, and accreditation can take up to two to three years.

Association of MBAs Accedited

Association of MBAs

The Association of MBAs is the world’s leading authority on postgraduate management education, developing and enhancing quality standards in business schools worldwide. Membership means being part of a global, connected community of thought leaders in the field.

Association of MBAs
AACSB Accredited

AACSB International

AACSB connects educators, students and businesses globally. Designed to inspire innovation, community and constant improvement of standards, they value diversity, community, social responsibility and a global mindset.

AACSB International

IE Rankings

  • 1ST

    Online MBA

    QS 2021
  • 2ND

    Online MBA

  • 1ST

    Executive MBA

    The Economist 2020
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News about recognitions & accreditations

IE Business School, 12th in Europe in FT Ranking

IE Business School, 12th in Europe in Financial Times 2021 Ranking

The annual ranking consider various Master Programs and faculty composition.

The annual Financial Times ranking of European business schools consolidates the results that schools have achieved for each Financial Times ranking of the past year. This particular Financial Times ranking takes into account the European position of IE Business School in the following 2021 rankings: International MBA, Master in Management, Executive MBA, and Executive Education Open Programs. In addition, the composite ranking considers career and salary progression of students as well as faculty diversity.

“At IE Business School, we dedicate ourselves to guiding our students on a journey to discover and pursue the next best version of themselves – both in their careers and in their personal lives,” Lee Newman, who became Dean of IE Business School this academic year. “In addition to giving graduates career-focused business skills, our deeper mission is to cultivate purpose and the idea that, as business professionals, they have a responsibility to the planet, to society, and to the people with whom they work.”

07 Dec 2021


IE Business School, Fifth in World in Poets & Quants Ranking

IE Business School, Fifth in World in Poets & Quants Ranking of Best MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship

The school programs focus specifically on entrepreneurship in addition to leadership, innovation, and sustainability.

27 Oct 2021


Programs, Recognitions, The School
Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings 2021 | IE Business School

IE Business School, 14th in the World in the Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings 2021

The Global Executive MBA program at IE Business School recognized as 1st in work experience category.

18 Oct 2021


Programs, Recognitions, The School
IE Business School Master in Management ranked 13th worldwide

IE Business School Master in Management ranked 13th worldwide and 1st in Spain by the Financial Times

IE Business School climbes 12 positions from last year's edition.

13 Sep 2021


IE Business School - Top Ten Business Schools in Rankings from QS

IE Business School among Top Ten Business Schools Worldwide in Annual Business Masters Rankings from QS

IE University's International MBA, Master in Management, and Master in Finance among the best worldwide programs.

09 Sep 2021


Recognitions, The School
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