Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy

An invitation to senior managers to make a transformation from strong to extraordinary.

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Quick Facts


This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of Human Sciences & Technology. More Information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.

*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both University Official Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), that are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.

The Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy (EXMPLS) is a groundbreaking program designed for experienced executives interested in achieving outstanding business results via the proven, hands-on methods of positive leadership. By gaining a deep understanding of the hard science of positive psychology and human behavior, participants learn how to optimize overall strategy and business functions, architect new work processes, and design organizational structures to achieve optimal performance in themselves and the people they lead.

Positive Psychology is the science of human performance. It focuses on identifying the factors that drive greatness and on developing methods to train people and teams to perform at their best.

Positive Leadership is Positive Psychology applied to the human challenges of the workplace. Its goal is to help leaders and their organizations to thrive by educating managers to understand behavior – centering on strengths rather than addressing constraints – and to leverage this understanding to achieve extraordinary results.

The profile of a new leader

Participants in the program are senior managers and leaders of units, functions or organizations. They have reached their current positions through a combination of hard work, demonstrated business expertise, and leadership abilities learned on the job. They are busy executives who know that investing 6 days each business quarter in training will not be easy, but they realize that investing in leadership training is what will determine the next stages of their careers.


Senior corporate managers, unit directors and vice presidents from any business function, looking to augment their leadership abilities and to learn new methods for moving their organizations forward toward sustainable, outstanding results.

C-level executives, entrepreneurs and owners in mid-sized companies seeking ways to architect and transform their organizations to establish the kind of positive, performance-oriented culture required to maintain and ensure the future success of their businesses.

Development professionals, consultants, public sector leaders and other decision makers who want to bring the methods and results of positive leadership to their clients, institutions, and stakeholders.

Class profile for past 5 intakes







42 years

Average Age



of the class already hold an MBA



Industries represented


Nationalities represented on campus


IE’s EXMPLS has attracted a number of world-class international faculty who are the established leaders not only in their areas of specialization but who are integrally involved in the emerging science of positive psychology. The transformative insights of these exceptional individuals will address some of the most complex questions managers face today.

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