For more practical information about your stay in Madrid, visit our Student Services website.
Check out the class profile for the 2015 intake:
- Age Range: 18-26 (average age: 22 years)
- 45% Females, 55% Male
- Number of nationalities represented: 32
38% – Business, Finance & Marketing
10% – Engineering
7% – Law
12% – Social Sciences
20% – International Relations & Communications
5% – Hard Science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
5% – Architecture
Our summer school will take place at our Madrid campus located in the heart of the city. Specifically, it is situated in the Salamanca neighborhood, where most of the big banks and companies are located, as well as numerous shops, bars, and restaurants.
In order to begin your application process you must complete and submit the following registration form.APPLY NOW
Once we receive it we will call you to schedule an interview.
Applications must be submitted before June 19th 2017. Early applications are recommended given the limited number of places in the program.
When does the program start?
The program is three weeks long.
Dates for the 2017 intake are July 3rd – 21st.
Who can apply?
Our summer school is open for all undergraduate students from any background and recent graduates with less than two years of work experience.
All the core courses are taught in English.
Additionally, optional Spanish and Chinese language courses will be offered to those who want to maximize their experience and learn more about a new language and culture.
Housing is not included in the program tuition fees but IE has agreements with different student residences located near campus. Prices range from 450€ to 900€ (for the three weeks) depending on the type of room, the services included and the location of the residence.
All the details will be included in an information kit that will be sent to admitted students. Although students are responsible of finding and hiring their accomodation the IE team will be happy to assist you with any question you may have in the process. Please check here for further information on the accommodation options.
What is the cost of the program?
Total Fees: 3.200€
- Tuition Fees
- Language courses
- Extracurricular activities
- Company visits
Early Bird Application Discount: a 300€ discount will apply if full payment of the program is done before May 11th 2017.
Candidates are eligible to apply for a scholarship to fund their program as soon as they have submitted their completed admissions form. Scholarship applications must always be sent before the beginning of the program and preferably at least one month in advance.
Awards are based on financial need or academic excellence and evidence that the candidate is highly motivated to attend the program.
A scholarship covers part of the tuition fees, but not accommodation, transportation nor other living expenses.
For more information on the scholarship application process: Schoolarships for the IE Summer School
The IE Summer School courses are taught by the same outstanding faculty that teach in our internationally recognized master degrees. Classes are dynamic and very interactive and will change the way you see the world.
The focus during the first week will be on developing key soft skills through workshops in public speaking, leardership, personal branding, teambulding and creative management thinking.
During weeks two and three students will specialize in one of the following areas: International Finance, Global Law, Marketing & Communication, International Politics, Economics, and Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Technology.
But the IE Summer experience goes beyond the academic. The program will give you the chance to work hand to hand with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, becoming part of a network that spans the globe and making life time friendships.
During weeks 2 & 3 you will specialize
in one of the following areas of your choice.
Marketing & Communication
In the Marketing & Communication track you will learn the foundations of marketing management, understanding consumer insights and neuromarketing in order to reach the right target of a product or service, through positioning, advertising and communication strategies. You will also touch on the latest digital and visual media trends, and see how they empower businesses and brands, enabling them to create and sustain competitive advantage.
International Politics, Economics and Management
Today’s world is full of amazing challenges such as economic globalization, civil conflict, environmental decay, and poverty and under-development. Addressing these challenges will require global professionals who combine knowledge of how the world works with practical capacities in project management, legal decision-making, leadership and strategic design. Join the track in International Politics, Economics, and Management, and begin your journey to a successful career as an agent of progress and excellence in an ever-changing global context.
The entrepreneurship track will heighten the entrepreneurial spirit of the students. Upon its completion, participants should be able to recognize the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors and skills, and understand the central role of creativity and observation in identifying and developing entrepreneurial opportunities either as standalone businesses, social enterprises, or as part of a larger corporation. Additionally, the participants will learn how to execute the business model of an entrepreneurial venture, manage its growth, and deal with investors and legal issues.
In the International Finance track students will cover the key and most trendy topics of the finance industry such as Private Equity & Entrepreneurship, Valuation, Derivatives, Risk Management, Capital Markets and Alternative markets. With or without previous studies of finance, if you feel passionate about embarking on an ambitious career in the financial world, this course will be a great stepping stone towards your goal.
Innovation and Technology
In the Innovation and Technology track students will be exposed to the key areas of knowledge that are changing the world, like digital transformation, big data, digital innovation, and disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics or 3D printing. In a world where the leading companies, the game-changers, are digital players, understanding the interplay of technology, innovation and management is a key capability that we will help you develop. With or without previous knowledge of technology or innovation, this track will help you kick start your career as a digital innovator.
Please note that in the case of a track not meeting the minimum requirements to complete a class, we cannot guarantee that that particular track will go ahead
9.30-10.50: Design Thinking Workshop
14.30-16.00: Lunch Break
16.00-17.00: Spanish Language & Culture
17.00-18.00: Visit to the Prado Museum or to a company