Overview

Applicants
2,927
Acceptance Rate
40%
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
556

80
Part-time
25
Female
20
Full-time


Students Say

IE University offers students a “world-class business school” that “has a global outlook,” both of which are rather fitting for an MBA program located in the heart of Madrid. Many candidates are drawn here in large part because they can complete their degree in one year, “which is more attractive … due to monetary and work experience opportunity costs” often associated with longer programs. Of course, the condensed schedule means that the academics are “fast-paced” and “challenging.” Still, in addition to being “academically rigorous, [they are] socially rewarding.” And when it comes to coursework, IE’s curriculum offers tremendous flexibility, giving students the opportunity to “choose from over 100 different courses … as electives.” This ensures everyone is able “to focus on their main subjects of interest.” But regardless of chosen path, there is a huge “focus on entrepreneurship and social responsibility.” One student explains, “The start-up lab is an entrepreneurial gold mine of learning [as] it successfully simulates the process of starting a business from scratch.” A classmate agrees, adding that these labs “make learning more practical.” There’s even an “opportunity to spend a semester abroad [on] a social consulting project,” a hands-on approach often found in core classes as well. Another IE MBA elaborates, “My marketing, quantitative methods, and accounting courses provided me with new ways to manipulate data to deliver a product consumers want within budget,” and these classes “challenge [students’] grasp of a particular subject.”

Moreover, students here love that their professors tend to be “real life practitioners and experts, not tenured researchers” focused on publishing. What’s more, the classrooms themselves are replete with “modern equipment … on each floor” that can be booked for study sessions. In sum, there’s a lot on offer here. As this student sums it up, “Madrid is amazing, the school is fantastic, and the students and faculty are top notch. … I honestly believe you can’t find a better way to spend a year of your life.”

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Organizational Behavior
Real Estate

Specialized Masters

Business Administration
Corporate Finance
Finance
Leadership/Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Human Resources
Finance
Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
Core Courses (Required) -Business, Government & Society -Ethics -Behavioral Fitness Lab Option (Optional) - Social Impact Lab Electives Courses (Optional) -Africa, The Last Development Frontier -Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid -Digital Social Innovation -Emerging Markets & the International Economy -Research Project: Clean-Tech Ventures -Social Entrepreneurship -Social Innovation Trek to NYC -Social Innovation Trek to Rio de Janeiro

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
https://www.ie.edu/values/social-innovation.php

School's environmental commitment 1:
For the past three decades, IE Business School has been working towards a more environmentally friendly community. As a result, all full-time programs at IE Business School distribute class materials in electronic format. This enables students to access syllabi, cases and technical notes for their courses, at any time and from any location via IE Campus, but more importantly minimizes the ecological impact of printing. The few students that do opt for hard copies make a payment that is directly donated to a reforestation project in the Do?ana National Park by the WWF.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Student clubs, such as the IE Net Impact Club is a member of the broader, international Net Impact organization that seeks to empower students and professionals to drive positive change in the workplace and the world. At IE, students endeavor to increase awareness, inspire, and equip the community to bring environmental and social impact through business.

School's environmental commitment 3:
IE officially launched the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, which aims to harness great potential to contribute positively to the world around us, including in an environmentally conscious way.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$76,452
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
87%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
61%
School Facilitiated
39%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

29%
Marketing
21%
Finance/Accounting
18%
General Management
13%
Consulting
12%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Information Technology
2%
Human Resources
2%
Other

Students Say

“IE does a great job of bringing in individual companies on a weekly basis” to help students make connections for post-grad work, although some IE MBAs lament that the “career services department is the lone weak point of the school.” Nevertheless, they understand that “having students from so many different countries with different work authorizations makes it challenging for top firms to recruit there,” and they admit that career services “has undergone a lot of changes and is doing better with partnerships with attractive companies.” Students also note that you make up some ground once you graduate with “the strong and vast network you gain,” with others noting that the network is “extremely responsive … [and accessible] all over the world.” As one individual illustrates, “I got hired [by] a company run by an alumni, have other former IE students as colleagues and was able to more than double my salary post-graduation.”

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 29% $66,788 $71,116 $25,824 $147,160
Finance / Accounting 21% $79,240 $82,844 $28,300 $169,800
General Management 18% $73,580 $80,961 $33,960 $283,000
Consulting 13% $76,976 $79,916 $31,696 $158,480
Operations / Logistics 12% $73,580 $72,489 $36,224 $116,143
Information Technology 3% $70,184 $72,357 $36,224 $122,256
Human Resources 2% $67,920 $72,636 $50,940 $105,276
Other 2% $71,882 $68,344 $41,884 $81,504

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 20% $76,976 $76,794 $34,649 $169,800
Financial Services 18% $73,580 $76,379 $25,824 $152,820
Consulting 14% $73,580 $79,227 $31,696 $169,800
Consumer Products 13% $67,920 $68,396 $30,564 $130,180
Manufacturing 9% $78,108 $75,976 $28,300 $135,840
Petroleum / Energy 5% $68,120 $69,834 $33,903 $130,180
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 5% $93,390 $88,152 $37,356 $147,160
Other 5% $62,260 $72,490 $34,095 $135,840
Real Estate 4% $70,184 $75,824 $35,092 $147,160
Government 3% $72,448 $73,410 $36,224 $104,144
Media / Entertainment 2% $86,598 $107,851 $39,620 $283,000

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$83,587
Tuition (Out-State)
$83,587
Fees (In-State)
$1,389
Fees (Out-State)
$1,389

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$7,801
Academic Expenses
$926

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
730
Part Time
0%

Foreign Countries Represented
68

Demographics

90.00%
International

31% female
69% male

Campus Life

Students Say

IE attendees appreciate “the diverse student body,” stating that it “helps broaden views on how business is conducted outside the United States.” Indeed, these varied international perspectives make for a “truly enriching environment.” The student population is comprised of “friendly,” “hard working,” “very intelligent,” and “open-minded” individuals, which leads to “stimulating conversations on a daily basis.” And given that they come “from all parts of the world,” it’s virtually guaranteed that “they have … views great for classroom discussion.” And thankfully, while the program is competitive, students are “similar in their curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit” and “feel loyal to the school,” which leads to a feeling of having access to “help … all over the world.”

Outside of academics, students can participate in a number of groups “ranging from sports teams to consulting and politically driven clubs that promote social engagement (LGBTQ, charity, etc.).” Naturally, they can also take advantage of having a school that’s in the “spectacular” center of Madrid, “a very social city that has everything from museums to sports to restaurants and nightlife activities.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Julian Trigo
Admissions Director

Address
Maria de Molina, 11, 13, 15
Madrid, 28006
Spain

Phone
34915689610

Fax

Email
adimisionss@ie.edu


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