IESE, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, is one of the world’s most international business schools, with campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York and São Paulo.
IESE has pioneered business education in Europe since its founding in 1958 in Barcelona. The mission of IESE is to train leaders who can have a positive and lasting impact on people, companies and society thanks to their professionalism, integrity and spirit of service. During its 60 years of history, it has received numerous international awards for its teaching and research work.
In the last four years, IESE has positioned itself as number 1 in the world in Executive Education programs, according to the Financial Times ranking.
Outstanding Faculty & Cutting-Edge Research
IESE’sfaculty consists of over 100 full-time professors and around 70 external collaborators who represent almost 30 countries, and hold PhDs. from the top business schools in the world. Their dedication to teaching, the impact of their research and their experience working with companies around the world are central to IESE’s continued success in providing excellence in management education.
IESE academic expertise is grouped into 11 distinct academic departments that cover the broad spectrum of global business. Each department delivers world class research and specialist knowledge rooted in a solid ethical base to make a positive and deep impact on the way the world does business.
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IESE provides both degree programs, such as the Full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA, as well as numerous Executive Education programs (including open-enrollment programs and those developed specifically for companies), in addition to a PHD program, among others.
Every IESE program provides an international experience, with participants and faculty coming from all over the world and classes run from every corner of the globe. Our programs encourage participants to develop a global mindset, learn to lead in international, culturally diverse environments and to pursue success with a conscientious sense of purpose beyond profit.
Humanistic View of Companies and Leadership
Inherent in everything IESE does is a focus on people – on the personal and professional development of every individual partaking in the IESE experience – as the primary driver of positive change and impact on business and society.
For IESE, sustainable and long-term global prosperity can be achieved through a humanistic approach to business. This helps business leaders to influence companies and society positively, shaping the world for future generations. IESE strives to ensure that professionalism, integrity and a respect for others, are at the core of everything it does.
IESE’s alumni are an international community of more than 45,000 business and nonprofit professionals and entrepreneurs spanning over 100 countries. Every year the Alumni Association organizes hundreds of education sessions and reunions, enabling networking and making IESE an ongoing and valuable experience for alumni.
IESE regularly appears in the top business school rankings of major business publications. See here for a list of some of our recent rankings.