Over the past decade, there has been a startup boom around the world. But with only 50% of startups surviving more than five years, it’s often the first ones to scale who gain the competitive advantage to grow into sector leaders, driving innovation and creating jobs.
With 40 years’ experience as a supportive stakeholder in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, at IE Business School we know just how challenging it is making the leap and scaling up in a complex and uncertain business landscape. That’s why we’ve created the Owners Scale-up Program, designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to give you the insight and knowledge to grow your business, and the perspectives of other business owners who are facing the same challenge.
This is a unique program with a specific focus: to overcome the barriers to successful and sustainable scaling of your business. You’ll learn to understand when it’s time to scale up, how to objectively analyze your business processes, identify and address weaknesses, leverage your business’s strengths, manage resources strategically and reach your full potential. You’ll build a personalized plan to scale your business and sustain that growth, exchanging ideas and experiences with your peers and finding the solutions that work for you. Are you ready for the scaleup challenge?
If you're unsure whether a particular program is right for you, it might be helpful to have an informal chat with someone who has knowledge and experience with the program. This could give you a chance to ask any questions you might have and get a better sense of whether the program's culture and objectives align with your goals and interests.
Have an informal chat with Claudio Alonso, Program Advisor, to see if this program's a good fit for you.
This is an IE University*, private degree, taught within the programs of IE Business School—Executive Education.
*IE University is a university officially recognized by the Spanish educational authorities and authorized to award official undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees regulated and accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education, and its own private master’s degrees. The latter have been designed by the University with the aim of contributing to the continuous updating of higher education, comprising programs with specific professional applications and always in line with IE University’s standards of academic excellence. Both types of degrees are backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
Take your business to new heights with a successful scale-up strategy. Gain practical, cutting-edge knowledge to scale up your business successfully, sustainably and for the long term. Drive revenue, grow your custom base and gain a competitive edge that lasts.
Discover and implement innovative methodologies into different areas of your business. Practice Design Thinking and other creative ways to resolve complex problems.
Gain an edge on the competition by using new techniques to correctly allocate resources and forecast future trends. Disrupt with different financing and investment options such as Venture Capital, Private Equity and more.
Adopt new management and leadership skills, guaranteeing that every team member is in line with the scale-up strategy. Accurately locate any weaknesses or bottlenecks and confidently determine if your business infrastructure is scalable for successful, profitable growth.
Successfully manage team performance to meet objectives head-on and ensure that your scale-up timing is precise.
Network with expert professors and other business owners worldwide in a dynamic ecosystem designed to provoke discussion and spark new ideas. Share firsthand entrepreneurial experiences to gain insightful feedback on your own thoughts and concerns.
A startup tests your ideas; they’re about identifying your strengths and putting out fires. Scale-ups present a different opportunity to owners, requiring specialists to stay ahead of the curve. Scaling up is a chance to figure out your weaknesses and light some fires instead. The Owners Scale-up Program enables your business to grow sustainably in a complex and competitive economy.
Joe Haslam, Executive Director of the Owners Scale-up Program, has created this infographic to reflect on the differences between a startup and a scale-up, and explain what makes scale-ups ideal for businesses looking to generate wealth. So, what are your professional ambitions?
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is to light fires
is about figuring out where you are weak
can make you rich
As an IE alumni you are part of our community, and we want to support your passion for Lifelong Learning. Therefore, all IE alumni receive 25%* off tuition fees for all Executive Education programs.
*Alumni from Intensive Programs (less than a week duration), Summer Schools or High Impact Online Programs will receive 15% off.
Neither scholarship is compatible with other deductions.
At IE, we are committed to encouraging companies to enroll teams of their employees. We believe this allows them to explore new perspectives together and speak a shared language of change.
Companies that sign a Corporate Agreement are eligible for a 15% off the tuition fee for Executive Education programs for group of employees. Additional services and support may also be available for a Corporate Partner Agreement. Neither scholarship is compatible with other deductions.