Programs in Leadership & Talent Development

WHAT ARE THE PROGRAMS IN LEADERSHIP & TALENT DEVELOPMENT ALL ABOUT?

In a world of constant change, transformational leaders and professionals are the only ones capable of outpacing disruption and driving impact. With adaptation as the new impulse of industry, employees from every sector need to gain updated skills in leadership, communication and technology. Today’s most effective leaders are those who can inspire change not only in their teams, but in themselves. In fact, those who understand how to harness both the possibilities of technology and the power of people are an organization’s greatest asset.

The Leadership & Talent Development programs at IE University train top-tier professionals to respond to this context. By facing the challenges of today’s fast-paced and competitive landscape with human-centered strategies and emotionally resonant leadership styles, this new generation of professionals can inspire others to reach their full potential.

  

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REASONS TO CHOOSE A PROGRAM IN LEADERSHIP & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING

Before you can drive transformation in a company, you first need to transform yourself. At the center of this area is a focus on creating a growth mindset that will allow you to unlearn and then learn again as you seamlessly navigate complexity. Through hands-on training and a focus on unlocking potential, you’ll build an aptitude for adaptation and lifelong learning in yourself and your peers, laying the foundations to navigate business complexities.

CROSS-INDUSTRY IMPACT

With the broad range of skills and insights gained in this area, program participants are trained to become reflective leaders able to make an impact in any sector or organization. With a strategic skill set that spans all business areas, executive competencies and creativity, you’ll learn how to foster critical thinking and open debate among teams in order to tackle modern, cross-industry issues—from facing uncertainty to harnessing the power of diversity.

ROOM TO EXPLORE

In today’s international companies, individuals capable of tapping into their team’s potential to unlock change are in high demand. Throughout this journey, participants will hone in on their existing abilities while cultivating their individual leadership style, devising an entrepreneurial mindset and transformational strategies for success in global organizations.

DIVERSE NETWORK

There are over 100 nationalities represented at IE University. This rich and extremely diverse ecosystem exposes our students to a variety of perspectives. When combined with our international faculty of top academics and leaders who work on the frontlines of the sector, you’ll gain a truly globalized vision of today’s borderless business world.

ADVANCED DIGITAL SKILLS

There’s much at play in today’s world, from innovation to social change and other mitigating global factors. For talent and leadership professionals, striking the balance between technology and human potential is the key to navigating this change. With that in mind, programs in Leadership & Talent Development are designed to ensure students master digital skills to help them optimize their talent and leadership potential.

Leadership & Talent Development PROGRAMS

  • BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS

    • Bachelor in Behavior and Social Sciences

      This program empowers students to study, understand, and influence people and society. It trains a new generation of experts who can study the complexity of human behavior using a multifaceted approach that combines a diverse range of social science disciplines, tools, and skills.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      4 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Bachelor in Business Administration

      The Bachelor in Business Administration is an innovative and international program that will help you develop the business and management competencies you need to have a successful career either in multinational corporations or starting your own company.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      4 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Bachelor in International Relations

      This bachelor is a hands-on program that prepares students for a career in the international public and private sectors. Our international environment and outlook shapes global citizens, able to adapt to diversity and engage in complex economic, political and social dynamics.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      4 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

      Our innovative Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) trains corporate lawyers who can work with international clients in cross-border transactions and become leaders in their organizations and in society.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      4 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Dual Degree in Business Administration + International Relations

      The Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations offers a comprehensive and practical study of international affairs and solid business skills that will give you a global perspective of economic, political and social interactions.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      5 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

    • Dual Degree in Business Administration + Laws

      This program prepares students for a range of careers in law and business, and to work in a dynamic corporate environment. This program is marked by the fundamental elements of IE University: academic excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an international environment.

      PROGRAM

      Undergraduate Degrees

      DURATION

      5 years

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      INTAKE

      September

  • Masters and Executive MBA programs

    • Master in Talent Development & Human Resources

      The Master in Talent Development & Human Resources is a unique program that combines Positive Psychology, Talent Development Management, and Human Analytics & Technologies in a strategic business context.

      CAREER WORLD

      Lift

      DURATION

      10 Months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      October

    • Executive MBA

      Transform your career potential – without compromise. This program offers world-class education while you gain a holistic overview and the leaderships skills needed to drive change on an international level.

      PROGRAM

      Executive MBA

      DURATION

      15 months

      LANGUAGE

      English or Bilingual (English & Spanish)

      LOCATION

      Online + Madrid

      FORMAT

      Blended Methodology

      INTAKE

      September & March

    • Executive MBA Presencial

      Diseñado para crear líderes que vivirán en un entorno dinámico, innovador y en constante evolución. Forma parte del hub de directivos más destacado del mundo del business actual y crece en una Top Business School líder en formación digital, inmerso en un ecosistema internacional que impulsará tu carrera en la latitud que desees.

      PROGRAMA

      Executive MBA

      DURACIÓN

      10 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      FORMATO

      Presencial en fines de semana

      INICIO

      Octubre y febrero

    • Global Executive MBA

      Push your career to new heights on a global stage. Start to create your own map to career success. With our unique & pioneer Blended Methodology you can fully optimize your busy work schedule, expanding your international network as you gain real-world sector insights in four different cities: Madrid, London, Los Angeles & Singapore.

      PROGRAM

      Executive MBA

      DURATION

      15 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Online, Madrid, London, Singapore & Los Angeles

      FORMAT

      Blended Methodology

      INTAKE

      October

    • IE Brown Executive MBA

      IE Business School and Brown University together into unique alliance to offer a world-recognized joint Executive MBA. Immerse yourself into a transnational experience that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional business education. We offer a unique formula for unique mindset who seek to inspire those around them and disrupt the future of business.

      PROGRAM

      Executive MBA

      DURATION

      15 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid, Cape Town, Providence and Online

      FORMAT

      Blended

      INTAKE

      March

    • Executive Master in Digital Transformation & Innovation Leadership

      The Executive Master in Digital Transformation & Innovation Leadership is designed for forward-thinking professionals who want to become experts in the latest digital technologies and innovation strategies.

      CAREER WORLD

      Spark

      DURATION

      13 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid, Shanghai & online

      FORMAT

      Part-time

      INTAKE

      June

  • Dual Master Degrees

    • International MBA + Master in Talent Development and Human Resources

      This program combines IE Business School’s International MBA with the Master in Talent Development and Human Resources from IE School of Human Sciences and Technology, creating the kind of complementary skill set that will make you stand out from the crowd. Not only will you become an expert in the fundamental aspects of business and management; you’ll complement this expertise with an in-depth understanding of how to identify, attract and retain the best talent.

      DURATION

      19 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January

    • Master in Management + Master in Talent Development and Human Resources

      This Dual Degree will teach you how to shape and transform people and organizations in order to drive sustainable success and growth in any industry.

      DURATION

      18 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      FORMAT

      Full-time

      INTAKE

      January

  • Executive Education

    • Global Advanced Management Program

      Approach leadership with a new mindset. Functional managers will have the toolset to become truly innovative orginizational leaders. This pivotal experience will leave you personally transformed and excited to tackle the challenge of our radically changing world.

      FORMAT

      Face to face + Virtual

      DURATION

      More than a month

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

    • Advanced Management Program Blended

      El Advanced Management Program Blended es un programa especialmente diseñado para líderes resolutivos, resilientes, que reinventan y devuelven a la sociedad. En definitiva, que ven la recuperación como una oportunidad de crecimiento.

      FORMATO

      Blended

      DURACIÓN

      5 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

    • Executive Summer School

      An evolving business world has ushered in endless opportunities for disruption. To stay in the game, executives must harness new challenges for growth. During this intensive program, leaders gain cutting-edge insights into the commercial climate and develop managerial skills to drive long-term success.

      FORMAT

      Face to face + Virtual

      DURATION

      5 days

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

    • HR Leadership in the Digital Age

      The defining attributes of the 21st century economy and the fourth industrial revolution are innovation, digitization, globalization and the rapid pace of change. The pandemic has accelerated exciting trends. Today, we are experiencing the future of work. Organizations who will thrive the coming decade are those who are successful in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent and create a winning culture. This requires organizations to reimagine the HR Function.

      FORMAT

      Blended

      DURATION

      6 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia

    • Global Masterclass Learning & Development

      The defining attributes of the 21st century economy and the fourth industrial revolution are innovation, technology, globalization and rapid pace of change. Therefore, an organization’s capacity to enhance the capabilities of its workforce and create a culture of continuous learning increasingly vital to remaining competitive. This 6-months blended learning journey immerses participants with the latest insights and leading practices in L&D Leadership that will drive business impact.

      FORMAT

      Blended

      DURATION

      6 months

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      The Alps, München, Germany

    • High Impact Leadership Program

      Our High Impact Leadership Program encourages participants to unlock the potential in themselves and others. A hands-on insight into authentic leadership, this program teaches participants to strategically tune personal development plans, while adopting a ‘Positive Psychology’ to inspire employees. Over three days, participants will be encouraged to challenge the way that management is viewed in the modern market and consider their own path to becoming the brightest leaders of tomorrow.

      FORMAT

      Blended

      DURATION

      Less than a week

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

    • Programa de Dirección Estratégica de Personas y Talento

      El Programa de Dirección Estratégica de Personas y Talento está adaptado a las nuevas tendencias que exigen que las empresas se sumen a la revolución tecnológica y digital, refuercen la experiencia del empleado y gestionen a las personas desde la globalidad y la generación de valor.

      FORMATO

      Presencial + Virtual

      DURACIÓN

      5 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

    • Programa de Dirección Coaching Ejecutivo

      El Programa de Dirección en Coaching Ejecutivo forma coaches profesionales, para dar respuesta a los retos de gestión del cambio y liderazgo que necesitan las empresas para desarrollar el máximo potencial en las organizaciones y personas.

      FORMATO

      Presencial

      DURACIÓN

      5 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

Leadership & Talent Development CAREER PATH

Graduates from these programs go on to lead teams and develop talent across a variety of sectors. For any human-centric leader who wants to master strategic decision-making and develop disruptive ideas, our Leadership & Talent Development programs offer top-quality training. What’s more, a modern focus on entrepreneurial skills and nurturing diversity prepares graduates for the business landscape of now. With help from our Talent & Careers Department in forming connections and carving out your unique personal brand, you’ll be in a prime position to redefine your company’s trajectory or boost your own employability as you drive yourself and your teams through times of uncertainty. A wealth of industry opportunities await you.

People and Influence

Individuals working in this area seek to understand human behavior and apply it in a range of business contexts. These professionals focus on devising innovative ways to support their peers, making their voices heard and unleashing their greatest potential. Roles include:

✓ Talent Development Manager
✓ Project Manager
✓ Executive Director
✓ Business Manager
✓ HR Transformation Leader
✓ Change Leadership Consultant

Leadership positions

Leaders across a wide variety of functions can benefit from the talent-oriented and people-focused insights in these programs. Alumni from Leadership & Talent Development programs have important roles in companies such as:

✓ Boston Consulting Group
✓ Pepsi
✓ Google
✓ Abbott
✓ JP Morgan
✓ IBM

Strategic decision-making

Positions in this category are well-suited to those who are driven to become an inspirational leader, using analysis to formulate insights, make important workplace decisions, and motivate diverse teams. Roles include:

✓ Head of Experience Center Strategy
✓ Regional Director
✓ Customer Success Manager
✓ Partner
✓ Commercial Director
✓ Operations Manager
✓ Business Management Analyst

Creating & Developing

This way of working involves designing initiatives or strategies to inspire transformation and help organizations meet objectives. Roles include:

✓ Brand Strategist Director
✓ Senior Vice President
✓ Customer Success Manager
✓ Global Vice President

Transversal positions

For individuals with skill sets that span talent development, business competencies and transformational leadership, there are a wealth of positions in almost every organization. Some of the top hiring companies include:

✓ Professional networking websites (e.g. LinkedIn)
✓ Job-searching platforms (e.g Monster)
✓ Finance firms (e.g. PWC)
✓ Networking hardware companies (e.g. Cisco)
✓ Charity organizations (e.g. Oxfam)
✓ Multinational professional services networks (e.g. Deloitte)
✓ HR consulting firms (e.g. Randstad)
✓ Investment banks (e.g. Citigroup)

WHAT’S TRENDING IN LEADERSHIP & TALENT DEVELOPMENT?

Diversity

Across all industries, there is a trend towards ensuring more diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But for Leadership & Talent Development graduates, it is of particular importance. For every top company like Apple or Amazon that cite diversity as a core value, it’s up to inspirational leaders and pioneers in talent development to ensure that they are upheld.

Employee experience

How happy an individual is at work has a direct impact on their output and influences the company’s overall performance. As more studies are published, it’s becoming clear how important this effect is for business outcomes, with companies placing more of an emphasis on building a positive employee experience.

DEVELOPING TEAMS & TALENT

The centrality of talent development and human-centric leadership has shifted, becoming more closely related to a company’s overall performance. In this context, professionals with knowledge of human behavior and talent management are excelling in roles at the strategic level, while cultivating talent is now an absolute requirement for today’s managers.

"The Executive MBA has made me more confident in assessing business opportunities, building a high-performing team, managing growth within different business structures and retaining top talent."
Sohail Ahmed, Executive MBA
Senior Vice President, Head of Translational Medicine Galapagos GmbH

Leadership & Talent Development INSIGHTS