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Global Executive MBA

IE University
Program overview
15 months
Full time
Scholarships available
Start dates
October 2021

Los Angeles
October 2021

October 2021

Singapore (City)
October 2021

Program description

Global Executive MBA

In today’s business climate, simply understanding conventional business concepts isn’t enough. To become a leader of change, you need to develop innovative perspectives that go beyond the traditional MBA.

IE Business School’s Global Executive MBA is an international, top-ranked program for global business leaders. Our five face-to-face residential weeks span three continents—America, Europe and Asia—providing our students with valuable and actionable insights on today’s most important economic regions. This firsthand experience alongside interactive online classes will give you a truly global vision of the modern business world.

Our prestigious partner institutions, UCLA, SMU and the Center for the Governance of Change join forces with our own top-tier faculty to challenge your global strategy capabilities, and equip you with the tools for C-suite success.

Admission requirements

Freshman Students

English Proficiency Requirements

All our programs are taught fully in English therefore all candidates will have their English communication skills assessed during the admissions process.

The possession of language certificates is not mandatory, particularly if candidates have spent the last 2 years in an English speaking country or studied in an Anglophone educational system (such as American High School, IB in English or A-levels).

Language Test guidelines:

  • TOEFL: minimum 90, 100 points recommended
  • IELTS: minimum 7 points
  • Cambridge: CAE (with marks A, B and in some cases C with a strong oral conversation) or CPE
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum 115 points, 120 or higher recommended

Transfer Students

English Proficiency Requirements

All of our programs are taught in English so that you’re set to excel in the professional world. For that reason, we test every candidate’s English communication skills during the admissions process.

It isn’t mandatory to possess a language certificate, especially if you have spent the last two years in an English-speaking country, or if you’ve studied in an Anglophone educational system. That includes attending an American high school, or completing an English International Baccalaureate or A-levels.

Language test guidelines:

  • TOEFL: minimum 90, 100 points recommended
  • IELTS: minimum 7 points required
  • Cambridge: CAE (with marks A, B and in some cases C with a strong level of oral conversation) or CPE

For more information about admission requirements for this program, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1st Term

  • Leading People in Global Organizations
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategy
  • Economic Environment and Country Analysis

2nd Term

  • Financial Management
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Cost Accounting
  • Managing Communities of Work
  • Digital Innovation

3rd Term

  • Corporate Finance
  • Management Control Systems
  • Marketing, Strategy & Plan
  • Corporate Governance, Ethics & Sustainability
  • Global Operations & Supply Chain Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The Global Executive MBA is a 15-month program, divided into three terms, that blends interactive virtual learning with comprehensive face-to-face sessions.

The online learning periods take place in our state-of-the-art virtual campus, which includes access to the WOW Room—a space for live, interactive video conferences. This is complemented by online forums that encourage lively debate and discussion, featuring resources like multimedia documents. Overall, the virtual campus acts as an online meeting point complete with all the advantages of a traditional classroom.

The face-to-face periods, on the other hand, take place in Madrid, London, Singapore and Los Angeles, allowing you to experience the reality of the modern business world by being immersed in the heart of the action. These eye-opening trips will help you broaden your international network as you share insights with other highly driven business professionals.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for this program are 81,200€ per year


Throughout the program, not only will you gain insights and learn new business concepts through your professors and classmates, but you will also grow personally through our Personal Advisory Program.

Our team connects you with a personal leadership coach, taking into consideration your profile, personality and skill set. You touch base with your coach throughout the program, ensuring you are growing personally and professionally.

About this institute

IE University

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IE University

Calle de María de Molina, 11-13-15
28006 Madrid

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