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The Global Online MBA sharpens your skills for a dynamic business landscape, helping you on your journey to the next best you.

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Gaining your MBA can mark a huge turning point in both your academic and professional careers. With the power to unlock new opportunities and enrich your global outlook, MBA programs are some of the most widely studied degrees across the world. But, you may be wondering where you can study the best master’s in business administration and why you should do a Global Online MBA.

At IE Business School, our Global Online MBA offers a new set of skills for those wanting to drive change and lead the world to a better tomorrow.

Top 7 reasons to study a Global Online MBA

Consistently ranked as a leading program for ambitious business professionals, we have developed our program with our students at the core of what we do. Together, with your guidance, the Global Online MBA takes you on a journey of self-transformation, aligned with your goals to pursue the next best you.

Top 7 reasons to study a Global Online MBA

We identify your strengths, gaps and aspirations to make the most of your time with us and guide you towards your goals.

No matter which intake or duration you choose, the Global Online MBA can help you on your path to becoming a global leader. 

Why study the Global Online MBA at IE University?

1. Study a top-ranked MBA

Our Global Online MBA is ranked 1st worldwide by the Financial Times, and 1st in Europe by QS in their 2023 rankings. We’ve reached the top and intend to stay there by developing the Global Online MBA, improving your experience and expanding your opportunities during your time with us. For us, it’s about creating a career-focused journey for you informed by the latest industry insights.

2. Boost your professional and personal prospects regardless of where you’re based

With the Global Online MBA, you can tailor your experience to your needs and goals. And this goes for studying while you work too. With this format, you’ll be able to implement your knowledge as you go, using agile techniques to sharpen your mindset.

The program also includes three face-to-face residential weeks in Madrid for you to meet your peers and gain valuable insights directly from top industry professionals. However, we also offer you the opportunity to attend these virtually if you can’t make it, allowing you to learn during the moments that best fit your schedule.

3. Make your mark as an ambitious disruptor

The Global Online MBA is ideal for those who are ready to hit the ground running and drive lasting change. Your experience with the Global Online MBA will be unique to you, informed by your individual goals and purpose.

You’ll gain good business practices in sustainability, social innovation, leadership and teamwork, all while boosting your employability in your chosen field.

4. Discover a new challenge

Whatever your specific goals, stand out from the competition.

One of our alumni, Angie Durkee has gone on to become a customer success manager at Calm—a leading well-being brand—thanks to her experience with the Global Online MBA. She benefited from the face-to-face periods and online format, finding a balance that worked for her.

I’m grateful to the Global Online MBA for the thoughtful conversations I had with colleagues from all over the world, and the professors who challenged me to think in different ways about approaching global business situations. —Angie Durkee, Global Online MBA alum

As part of the program, you can also elect to earn your AWS certification to help your profile stand out. In our digital world, gaining these skills in cloud computing can be crucial to your professional development and staying ahead of the curve.

5. Elevate your global network and unleash your potential

The Global Online MBA offers several online and in-person networking events for you to open your mind and discover new cultures. You’ll be part of an international cohort and will be able to network with students from more than 50 nationalities and a range of academic and professional backgrounds. From sales and marketing to technology and finance, you’ll be part of a diverse cohort that will take your international outlook from strength to strength.

What’s more, you’ll top off your journey with the Global Immersion Week, which has previously been held in San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, Miami, Shanghai and Mumbai.

6. Stay up to date with industry trends

With the Global Online MBA, you’ll be in constant contact with the corporate world. You’ll also have full access to our IE Talent & Careers department to help align your next steps with your professional and personal goals, both during your program and beyond.

Your professors are also industry experts working in the real world leading the latest business developments. We believe there’s no better faculty to learn from than one made up of change-makers.

7. From the classroom into real life

Put into practice what you’ve learned with real-life situations or hands-on experiences along with real companies. Your classroom experience will mirror the business landscape by blending up-to-date knowledge with real-world business applications in top global companies. Whatever your professional goals and ambitions, the Global Online MBA helps you get there. At IE Business School, there is no one-size-fits-all. The Global Online MBA is your program, built to unlock the next best you.