Programs in Leadership & Talent Development

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

The change caused by innovation and technology is far-reaching. According to the World Economic Forum, World Bank and McKinsey, employees from every sector need to gain new skills, and improve existing ones. As it becomes a priority for global companies, HR directors and transformational leaders are emerging as key forces of change. Once mainly responsible for administrative tasks, HR professionals in particular are experiencing a new lease of life as impactful strategic decision-makers. 

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 leaders can help others to reach their full potential.

  

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Reasons to choose this area

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 talent is the key to navigating this change. These programs expose students to the most up-to-date technology trends to help them optimize their talent and leadership potential.

DIVERSE PROFESSIONALS

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 holistic view of real-world insights in an environment that mimics today’s international reality.

ROOM TO EXPLORE

In today’s international companies, individuals capable of tapping into their team’s potential to unlock change are in high demand. But this isn’t a science—it’s an art, and in this area, participants have the room to explore their own personal approach, devising tailored strategies for success in global organizations.

CROSS-INDUSTRY IMPACT

With the broad range of skills and insights gained in this area, program participants are prepared to make an impact in any sector or organization. Not only will you gain highly developed leadership skills that apply to any professional setting, but the training in cutting-edge tech will help you stand out to recruiters from all industries.

LONG-LASTING CHANGE

Before you can drive transformation in a company, you first need to transform yourself. At the center of this area is the focus on creating a growth mindset that will inform your perspectives as a leader. Through hands-on training and a focus on unlocking potential, you’ll be able to inspire your team to be more happy and fulfilled at work, while boosting performance.

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

    • 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

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  • Masters and Executive MBA programs

    • Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation

      The Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Transformation is a groundbreaking program that empowers experienced executives to use positive-leadership skills to achieve optimal team performance and business results.

      CAREER WORLD

      Lift

      DURATION

      1 year

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Cyprus, Segovia and Madrid

      FORMAT

      Part-time

      INTAKE

      January

    • 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 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

    • 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

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  • Dual 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

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  • Other programs

    • 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.

      DURACIÓN

      5 meses

      IDIOMA

      Español

      LOCALIZACIÓN

      Madrid

      FORMATO

      Blended

      INICIO

      Junio

    • 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.

      DURATION

      More than a month

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Segovia and Madrid

      FORMAT

      Face to face + Virtual

      INTAKE

      September

    • Driving Exponential Growth & Recovery

      Explore your potential as a catalyzer of change by discovering exponential growth models, and embracing disruption in an ever-changing marketplace.

      FORMAT

      Online

      DURATION

      1 month

      LANGUAGE

      English

      INTAKE

      October

    • 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

      Less than a week

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Madrid

      INTAKE

      TBC

    • Global Senior Management Program

      Gain the insights to thrive in an ever-changing international environment at the highest level.

      DURATION

      More than a month

      LANGUAGE

      English

      LOCATION

      Chicago, Madrid

      FORMAT

      Face to face + Virtual

      INTAKE

      September

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Leadership & Talent Development CAREER PATH

Graduates from these programs go on to occupy roles in any number of sectors or departments. Although many take the HR route, this area is suitable for any human-oriented leader who wants to empower those around them. With help from our Talent & Careers Department in forming connections and building your personal brand, you’ll be in a prime position to empower those around you—whatever your specific function

People and Influence

Many individuals in this area have a passion for lifting those around them, using their understanding of human behavior to support their peers or team members and helping them unleash their potential. Roles include:

✓ Talent Development Manager
✓ Training and Learning Designer
✓ Director of Employee Engagement
✓ HR Transformation Leader
✓ Employee Experience Designer
✓ Change Leadership Consultant

Leadership positions

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

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

Analyzing and Explaining

Studying human behavior in diverse contexts is a key part in many programs across this area, with alumni using these insights to make strategic decisions as:

✓ Behavioral Insights Researcher
✓ People Analytics Manager
✓ Customer Segmentation & Profiling Analyst
✓ Voter Preference Analyst
✓ Assessment & Psychometrics Consultant
✓ UX/UI/CX Analyst & Designer

Creating & Developing

By designing initiatives or policies, participants can make an impact in the workplace and develop individual talent. Roles include:

✓ Behavioral Designer
✓ Professional Performance Coach
✓ Policy & Campaign Designer/Nudger
✓ Health & Wellness Consultant/Coach
✓ Community Organizer & Change-Maker
✓ Social Impact Program Developer

Transversal positions

There are positions for individuals with this skill set in almost every organization. Some of the top 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)

LEADERSHIP & TALENT DEVELOPMENT TRENDS

Diversity

Across all industries, there is a trend towards ensuring more diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But for graduates of these programs, it is of particular importance. For every top company like Apple or Amazon that cite diversity as a core value, it’s up to the HR professionals and inspirational leaders 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 done, it’s becoming clear how much of an effect this has, with companies placing more of an emphasis on building a positive employee experience.

Developing talent

The HR professional’s role has shifted, becoming more closely related to a company’s overall performance. Today, HR professionals have more significant roles at a strategic level in order to drive lasting results. But unleashing talent in others isn’t reserved only for HR, as top managers are recognizing the importance of developing in this area. There is a strong trend towards cultivating positive workplace cultures for strategic gain.

"IE professors fuelled our ideas, encouraging us to think about what we do and how—so that when we apply ideas, they will be more successful. This is what everyone wants for their business: success."
Juan Villén, España
Driving Exponential Growth & Recovery, Director at Idealista

Leadership & Talent Development INSIGHTS

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New Rules for a New World

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Aligning Resources for Resilience

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Organizations are currently under a huge amount of strain. With a recession looming on the horizon, managers are leaning towards cutting costs and protecting assets. While this is an understandable approach, the crisis presents an opportunity for organizations to think strategically about how to gain resilience by leveraging their resources.

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