IE University was founded in 1973 by a group of entrepreneurs who had one goal in mind: to reinvent higher education.
Since then, we’ve become a reference for innovation and impactful learning across the globe. With transformation deeply rooted in our DNA, our goal is to empower students to thrive in the world today, while getting ready to make their mark on the world of tomorrow. We offer a technology-based learning ecosystem that trains future leaders to drive change through innovation, a global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset and a unique focus on the humanities.
Our life-enriching programs encourage students to develop their disruptive mindset, priming them to seize future opportunities and flourish on both a personal and professional level.
We are living in an increasingly digital world that is no longer confined to one space. In response to this shift, we have integrated technology into our teaching methodology so that ambitious students can participate in our programs, regardless of their situation. With that in mind, we are the world’s first higher education institution to continuously adapt our programs based on trends and current realities in the working world.
Everything we do, from creating new programs to selecting faculty or defining program content, is based on our main pillars. These values make up our DNA—they define who we are:
We are committed to the holistic integration of technology in education and business, shaping and empowering leaders who are ready to face the challenges of the digital world.
DescriptionWe believe that the humanities are key to understanding the reality of the world that we live in. That’s why our programs are defined by their global vision, with a strong focus on critical thinking.
At IE, we promote the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem, boost entrepreneurial initiatives and support our students and graduates in the creation and development of startups around the world.
We promote diversity to ensure a unique experience, enriched by the contributions of students from all around the world. In fact, it’s thanks to our students, graduates and professors from over 160 countries that we can guarantee an inspiring environment, rich in diverse visions and ideas.
The IE University streamline related subject areas to guide you towards the program that’s right for you. We give you the power to control your own journey according to your unique goals. After deciding which pathway to take, you’ll be in a better position to define your individual professional trajectory. Guided by a world-class faculty and surrounded by other innovative minds, you’ll have the freedom to explore as you discover your own destination. Explore the 7 Pathways to find the specific program that fits with your career goals.
At IE University, we believe that no academic program is complete without extensive input from the real world of work. With that in mind, we maintain close connections with leading multinationals, consultancy companies and emerging startups across the globe. As a result, students gain access to highly beneficial networking opportunities, as well as learning about the world of work through hands-on program content.
What’s more, some of our master’s programs have been developed in partnership with other leading international institutions. Not only is the link between the academic and professional world beneficial for our students, but it’s also useful for the companies that collaborate with us. On the one hand, they can participate in our activities and provide their employees with further training, and on the other, they have access to a pool of ambitious students who will be looking for professional opportunities both before and after graduation.
The students, faculty and alumni at each of our five schools come together to form a diverse, high-powered, talented community. With a common spirit of innovation and of challenging the status quo, this community offers support in every sector from legal assistance to technology development and design. Being part of the global IE network maximizes the opportunities of our members and the impact of any project or venture worldwide.
Our global offices mean students have access to contacts and partner companies in over 30 countries. Our admissions process looks for holistic, talented candidates. IE is made up of people who are open minded, who are not afraid to make a real impact, and who always want to take things one step further, regardless of where they are or what they’re doing in the world. Our tailor-made approach to admissions means that each new student offers added value to the community.