The new normal in education: "A learning mindset is your life changer."

Learning Mindset

We believe in LEARNING as a key competitive skill in today’s dynamic environment.  For us at IE Exponential Learning, learning does not end at graduation – it is more of a mindset for life.  What inspires us is the ability to stimulate curiosity and to get individuals to believe they are capable of learning what they aspire to learn. Ultimately, we believe that if we can foster humility in highly talented individuals to continue asking questions, we can create unbeatable master learners!


We value learning beyond the intrinsic value of acquiring knowledge. We believe that through learning we can help transform the potential of individuals, institutions and communities. At IE Exponential Learning, we care about learning as an enabler of change and therefore aspire to create the necessary learning conditions for fellow learners to deliver on the change they are looking for in their lives and communities. Similarly, we look to maximize the impact of time invested in learning. Because our learners are pressed for time and learning requires effort and persistence, we strive to create unique experiences through the combination of content, pedagogies and technology to maximize their learning.

Effective learning

Learning requires effort and dedication, and we know that our learners are pressed for time. We strive to make sure the combination of content, pedagogies and technology maximize learning given the time invested in it.

Beneficial for you

Cognitive training is as good for your brain as working out is good for your body. The constant pursuit of knowledge will provide benefits beyond your professional success. It enhances your personal development and competitiveness as well as your well-being.

Starting your learning journey

Think about the last time you planned a trip. Remember the anticipation with which you waited to reach your destination, whether it were to the Himalayas, Florence or NYC? Learning is just another exciting journey; it requires some preparation and planning if you want to fully enjoy the satisfaction of mastering the topic at hand. Having a roadmap matters, but so does allowing curiosity guide you, give you the energy to continue exploring and eventually discover on your own the uniqueness of the place you visited.

1. Get into the right mindset: you are truly capable of learning what you set your mind to learn – are you fully convinced? If you are still hesitant, please check the video from Carol Dweck on growth mindset in our “favorite learning resources”.

2. Research: find out who the experts on this topic are and what material is available that can help you become familiar with the topic. Would a handful of conversations with colleagues with actual experience in your topic of interest help you better articulate your motivation and define the specific sub-topics you are interested in learning?

3. Make a study plan: can you start with self-study? Will you get where you want by yourself? Is there a community of learners that can help you? Would a formal course (online or face-to-face) be helpful to get initial traction?

4. Understand the value of deliberate practice and perseverance: we strongly recommend you watch this video from Angela Duckworth – you can find it in our “favorite learning resources” as well as the chapter on deliberate practice from Peak by Anders Ericson.

5. Stay active on this journey: Constant engagement will help you grow through continuous renovation of capabilities and expertise.


Online flexible learning

High Impact Online Programs (HiOPs) are online programs specially tailored to empower your future and support your professional growth. Each program typically lasts 5 weeks with a student investment of around 6 hours per week. During this period, you will do engaging learning activities and practical projects as well as have the opportunity to directly interact with other coursemates and professors.

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Immersive career booster

Bootcamps focus on cultivating specific, in-demand skill sets that enable people to transform or accelerate their careers in an increasingly dynamic market. The IE Data Science Bootcamp is an innovative, full-time 10 week open-enrollment program designed to train the new generation of business-oriented, analytical professionals who are in very high demand by recruiters. It empowers professionals and entrepreneurs by training them in the digital skills needed to accelerate their future careers.

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Executive Education - General Management

An opportunity to develop your strategic vision and update your knowledge about the latest trends in business management – thus maximizing your leadership – in order to successfully deal with your professional challenges.

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Executive Education - Specialized programs

Our Specialized Programs provide an immersion in different areas of management with an innovative focus and the combination of IE Business School faculty with top professionals from leading companies. This methodology provides practical learning and makes it easier for participants to design a roadmap which is applicable to their own organization’s characteristics as well as enrich their network through the variety of companies and industries present in different programs.

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Executive Education - Industry Programs

An update of the latest management trends of a sector that either covers its entire value chain or focuses on a specific current issue. The industry programs also provide a highly valuable network for those who want to develop their professional career in a specific industry.

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  • This program provides the perfect foundation to succeed in the digital world for both seasoned and new marketers by providing the principles, industry leading examples and the right space for students to discuss, share and reapply.

    Carlos Bermúdez

    Procter & Gamble

Our favorite learning resources

These videos express our feeling about the idea that surrounds our unit: The potential and the need for lifelong learning.

Barbara Oakley – Learning how to learn.

“Leverage practical tips from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to make your learning more effective.”

Angela Duckworth- Grit


Carol Dweck – Growth mindset


Eduardo Briceño - On Learning space

“Great strategies to give you permission to learn”


Barbara Oakley – “Using learning to reach your full potential, even if it means changing your current path”

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Thinking Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman – “ How we think and make decisions, and the unconscious biases we all have”

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Think Smart

Richard Restak – “ How to make the most of our brain by incorporating the latest neuroscience research”

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Anders Ericsson – “What it takes to reach peak performance”

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