Master in Architectural Management and Design Building Leaders Through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Expertise

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The Master In Architectural Management and Design trains professionals for a future that does not differentiate between business and design, nor between physical and digital, and in which action, collaboration and multidisciplinarity are the rule.




1 year




Madrid - London - Online


Blended (Face-to-face periods in Madrid and London, plus Interactive online classes)



In today’s technology-driven world, the need for creative minds is growing exponentially. But creativity must have direction and effectively use a variety of skills and tools. In the Master in Architectural Management and Design, we believe that leadership for the future comes through solid and cohesive training in business management, entrepreneurship, innovation and self-awareness. We focus on every student as a unique professional, and most importantly we never lose sight of the fact that you are a creative mind. This approach to business is building the leaders that will impact the physical and digital environments of the future.


Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.


Dear Prospective Student,

One of the most exciting and promising conditions of our time is change. Deep transformations are taking place in the world of design in general, in architecture, engineering and construction, as well as in the other fields related to the creation of the built environment.

In the past, the traditional and widely-accepted notion of the designer gave little attention to anything beyond the act of creating physical spaces. Today, our impact as professionals increasingly depends on our capacity to identify business opportunities, our fresh approaches to problem-solving and our ability to create value. It also resides in understanding how to work across disciplines, in leading innovation-driven teams, communicating well, applying principles of finance and strategy wisely and embracing technology. We need to understand the common territories between business and design and develop a leadership vision that brings them together if we hope to affect positive change. Finally, and most importantly, we need a deep understanding of who we are as professionals, what we want to bring to the table, our potential as individuals and the determination and expertise to make great things happen.

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10 reasons to join this master

The belief that cutting-edge design can only come from architects who remain untouched by the constraints of business or finance is now obsolete.


The essence of the Master in Architectural Management and Design and the pillars of our vision for the future.

Professional Vision


The MADM is focused on transcending the design boundaries of the built environment through a profound understanding of the opportunities implied in its creation and management. Our program focuses on design, entrepreneurship and management expertise. Innovation resides in constant change. Therefore, we encourage students to challenge the status quo, experiment and share their evolving ideas to advance the field.


An Expanded Professional Vision

Those trained in design disciplines have a solid foundation and skills that are increasingly relevant and needed by today's world. However, in order to be fully effective, architects, designers, and engineers need other knowledge and abilities to empower them and transcend traditional boundaries. A multifaceted and collaborative approach, driven by business and innovation with inputs from other fields, will open new doors, preparing you to serve and lead in previously unconquered territories.

The Business of Design

Leadership: Purpose and Design Expertise

We train leaders who are guided by personal purpose. Leadership relies on understanding context, people, and one's self. We will support you in your personal development and give you the tools necessary for leadership based in self-awareness and business and design expertise.

We understand leadership as:
• Clear Yet Flexible Vision
• Openmindedness
• Influence and Example
• Expertise and Complementarity

The Values of Innovation

At IE, we embrace change and see opportunities rather than challenges. We hope that you’ll adopt this attitude, too!


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The Venture Lab

During the second half of the program, students of the Master in Architectural Management and Design develop their final project in the Venture Lab.

They integrate much of the material covered throughout the entire program, and through their own research, discussions and creativity, they shape and plan new business ventures. Preparing, writing, and presenting a business plan is a useful final project, not only for those who are looking to launch their own businesses but also for those who perform any management role that demands opportunity identification and execution.

A special panel of experienced professionals gives valuable feedback on each project. Many of our students have even taken a step further and put into practice the business venture they developed during this program, turning ideas into reality.


  • Foster & Partners
  • Wework
  • Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Perkins + Will
  • Rogers Stirk Harbour
  • ARUP
  • David Chipperfield Architects
  • ING Media
  • Mallol Arquitectos
  • SHOP
  • United Nations
  • Gensler
  • U+I Developers
  • The Collective
  • Zaha Hadid
  • New London Architecture
  • Plan A Consultants

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IE Leaders in Blended Education

Renowned for its marked focus on the entrepreneurial spirit and its humanistic approach, IE’s world-class faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs, executives, academic experts and authors. Many of these professionals have had executive positions in start-up companies or multinationals or have been published in top journals. As professors, they bring intellectual diversity and practical insights into the classroom to create challenging and enriching


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