During the IE Weekend Edition, we open our doors to show potential students what the IE experience is all about. At the event, you’ll be able to attend one of IE’s Masterclasses, experience a hands-on interactive workshop on innovation, and participate in a final challenge where your problem-solving skills, creativity and teamwork will be put to the test. All of this in one amazing weekend hosted on our urban campus, located in the heart of Madrid.

Throughout the event you’ll have the opportunity to meet key members of the IE Community: worldwide office representatives, admissions teams, and advisors from Financial Aid, Student Services and the Career Center. This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of IE classroom settings and student life, discuss financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and begin your enrollment process.

AGENDA

FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH

16:00-16:30 | Welcome and Registration (Maria de Molina 31)

16:30-17:15 | Campus Tour (Madrid Campus)

17:30-18:30 | Virality and Value: How You Can Optimize Your Digital Footprint
(Maria de Molina 31– Area 31)

18:30-19:30 | IE at a Glance (Maria de Molina 31– Area 31)

19:30-21:00 | Networking Cocktail (Maria de Molina 31 – Launchpad)

SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH

08:30-10:30 | IE GAT- Optional (María de Molina 31, Room101)

10:45-13:00 | Sensorial Observation Master Class (Downtown Madrid)

13:00-14:30 | The Ultimate Problem Solving Challenge! (Maria de Molina 31 – Area 31)

14:30-15:30 | Farewell Lunch (Maria de Molina 31 – Launchpad)

REGISTRATION PROCESS

To register, click on this link to provide your personal information and upload your CV.

The Admissions Team will go over your CV and will confirm your entry to the event via email in max. 3 business days after your registration is submitted.

You will be required to confirm your attendance in order to reserve your slot. Please make sure to request your participation in any additional activities, such as the optional Virtual Reality Campus Tour, the IE Global Admissions Test or a personalized 1-2-1 interview with the Admissions Team.

For any specific questions, feel free to contact us.

This is an exclusive event, and since spots are limited, only the top registrants from around the world will be selected to attend. We are looking for curious and adventurous candidates who want to explore IE’s inspiring learning environment and academic programs… are you in?

The registration deadline is March 5th.

JOIN THE IE WEEKEND EDITION!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration cost?

The IE Weekend Edition is free of cost. 

Is there a registration deadline?

Registration is required for this event. Registration will close Friday, 5th of March. You can register here

Can I attend only parts of the IE Weekend Edition?

The objective of the IE Weekend Edition is to get a small taste of the day-to-day of an IE master student: take part in workshops, experience a case-method master class, meet members of the IE Community from across the globe…

We hope you will be able to join us and get to see the campus and meet our staff. It is also your opportunity to speak with professors, discover Financial Aid opportunities, meet IE students, alumni and other prospective students. Though you may participate in only certain parts of the agenda, we encourage you to stay for the entire experience.

May I bring a partner or direct family member?

Yes. You must register your guest in our online registration.

DO I MAKE MY OWN TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS TO ATTEND THE IE WEEKEND EDITION?

Yes. Each participant is responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements. IE has a variety of special hotel rates that are located walking-distance to our IE campus, which is located in the heart of Madrid.

WHAT ARE THE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT?

The city campus is a short 20-minute taxi ride away from Madrid’s Airport. Taxi rides to and from the airport have a standard rate of 30€ within Madrid.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE FOR THE OPEN DAY?

Business casual.

WHAT ARE THE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO THE IE CAMPUS?

IE’s campus is made up of some 20,000 m2, distributed among 17 buildings situated in the heart of Madrid’s financial district. You can reach IE via taxi, bus, and metro. You can buy a one-trip Metro and Bus-pass for 1.50€ or a 10-trip Metro and Bus-pass for 12.50€. The closest Metro stations are Gregorio Marañon and Avenida de America. Bus stations close to the campus are Avenida de America Bus Station and Mendez Alvaro.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN MADRID DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR?

Madrid enters the spring season by the end of March. During April, temperatures can reach from 8ºC to 18ºC (46ºF – 64,4ºF).

INSURANCE

The organizers do not accept liability for medical, travel or personal insurance and you are strongly advised to take out your own personal insurance.

CAN I HAVE THE FORMAL ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW DURING THE IE WEEKEND EDITION?

Formal admissions interviews and one-to-one chats with the Associate Director of Admissions of the master program that you are interested in, can be scheduled for Friday, 9th of March. To schedule your interview or one-to-one meeting, please contact: jonathan.nelson@ie.edu

CAN I DO THE IE ENTRANCE EXAM DURING THE IE WEEKEND EDITION?

We will hold an IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT) on Saturday, 10th of March at 9:00 a.m. (Madrid time). To register for the exam please contact: jonathan.nelson@ie.edu

SURVIVAL TIPS

  • IE CAMPUS

    We are delighted to have you on our IE Campus, located in the heart of the exclusive Salamanca district in Madrid, for this very special weekend. Please take this opportunity not only to discover the campus and surrounding area, but also to interact with our students is a series of different activities!

    MARÍA DE MOLINA, 2: Workrooms and Classrooms

    MARÍA DE MOLINA, 4: Registrar’s Office

    MARÍA DE MOLINA, 4-4º: Administration and Finance Department

    MARÍA DE MOLINA, 6-1º: IE Alumni Association; IE Foundation; Career Management Center; IE Humanities Center; IE School of International Relations; IE School of Architecture and Design; IE School of Human Sciences and Technology

    MARÍA DE MOLINA, 12: PhD Program in Management

    MARÍA DE MOLINA, 13: Information on Master Programs; Financial Aid & Student Services

    MARÍA DE MOLINA, 31: Videoconference Rooms; Learning Innovation Department; Area 31; IE Store & Bookstore

    MARÍA DE MOLINA, 31 BIS: Library; IE University

    SERRANO, 99: Executive Education – Top Management Programs; Paper Pavilion

    SERRANO, 111: Executive Education – Custom Programs

    PINAR, 18: Executive Education – Open Programs

    CASTELLÓN DE LA PLANA, 8: Adjunct and Visting Faculty Deparment; IE Law School; WOW Room

    IE Campus

    María de Molina, 15

    T: +34 91 568 96 00 jonathan.nelson@ie.edu
  • ACCOMODATION IN MADRID

    For those who require accommodation in Madrid, we have special rates for IE visitors at:

    NH BALBOA HOTEL ***

    Núñez de Balboa, 112, 28006 Madrid
    Tel.: +34.91.5630324
    E-mail: nhbalboa@nh-hotels.com
    Web: www.nh-hoteles.es

    MELIÁ LOS GALGOS ***

    Claudio Coello, 139, 28006, Madrid
    Tel: (+34) 91 5626600
    Email: melia.galgos@solmelia.com
    Web: www.meliagalgos.com/es/

     

    * In order to receive the special rate, participants need to call or email the hotel directly to make their reservations and ask for the “IE (Instituto de Empresa)” special rate.

    ** Please note that most participants stay at these hotels because of their proximity to the IE facilities and the possibility to network with the rest of participants. The only criteria for selecting the above mentioned hotels have been their proximity to IE´s venues. We suggest that you check the hotels´ web pages for a detailed description of their facilities, services and any special rates they may offer besides the IE special rate.

    APARTMENTS RENTED ON A DAILY OR WEEKLY BASIS

    Spotahome.com was founded by an IE LLM graduate. Take a virtual tour of more than 3,500 personally-checked housing options, and then book confidently and securely in just a few clicks. Please contact bookings.madrid@spotahome.com and mention #IEWeekendEdition for short-term studios available.

    D-flat housing is run by two IE Executive MBA graduates. D-flat Housing manages a selected portfolio of apartments, and specializes in rental (short and long-term) to IE students according to budget. More information at http://www.dflatmadrid.com/ or contact maribel.polanco@dflat.com or call (+34) 91 445 1937 ext.23.

     

    *** IE does not make hotel or any type of accommodation reservation. It should be done by participants themselves.

  • GETTING AROUND IN MADRID

    METRO MADRID

    The metro is perhaps the most convenient way to get around the city. IE is located near Gregorio Marañon metro station, in the center of Madrid, making it extremely easy for you to explore the city. A single metro ticket costs 1.5€, but you can buy a metrobus ticket valid for 10 journeys on either bus or metro for 12.20€. Find out more about Madrid Metro at www.metromadrid.es

     

    And in case you stay longer….

    MADRID SIGHTSEEING BUS

    An alternative way of seeing all of Madrid´s tourist hot spots if you are here for a short period of time is to take the Madrid Sightseeing bus, which costs 21€ and offers a tour of the city in 8 languages. These are open-top double-decker buses, with maximum comfort and visibility. For more information & to purchase tickets go to www.madridcitytour.es

    MADRID ATTRACTIONS

    Madrid boasts a large number of attractions. However, if you only have a limited time in the city after your IE events, these are the places you cannot miss!

    Plaza Mayor. Metro: Sol
    Palacio Real. Calle Bailén. Metro: Opera
    Prado Museum. 9-20h Mon- Fri. Metro: Banco de España
    Retiro Park. Metro: Retiro
    Plaza de Cibeles. Metro: Banco de España
    Plaza de los Toros. Calle Alcalá. Metro: Las Ventas
    Real Madrid Stadium. Metro: Santiago Bernabéu
    Puerta del Sol. Metro: Sol

    SHOPPING

    The Salamanca district is renowned for high-quality shopping on “calles” Serrano, Velázquez and everything in between (Ayala and Hermosilla in particular). Calle Goya is a stretch of  some of the more popular fashion shops, including Spanish favorites Zara and Mango. Almost all stores offer the “Tax Free” system for non-EU citizens. Make sure to bring your passport. With the “Tax Free” forms you would be able to get back at the airport the sales tax from all purchases made in Spain. Also remember that you will also need formal identification to pay for anything with a credit card in Spain.

    EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

    Emergency or accidents: 112
    Madrid Information Services: 010
    Food poisoning: (+34) 91 562 04 20
    National Police Force: 091
    Municipal Police Force: 092

    PHARMACIES NEAR IE

    Calle Serrano, 112
    María de Molina, 3, 22 and 58
    Calle Velázquez, 70 (open 24 hours)