IESE’s Executive Education Programs ranked no. 2 in the world by the Financial Times

  • IESE’s Open Programs rank first in the world, with outstanding participant satisfaction a highlight

The Financial Times has ranked IESE’s Executive Education programs second in the world in the newly released FT Executive Education Combined Ranking 2023. The school’s Open Programs topped the global ranking in that category.

This latest result further cements IESE’s position as one of the premier schools for executive training worldwide. Since 2015, IESE’s Executive Education programs have ranked no. 1 or no. 2 worldwide in the FT ranking. This year, the FT highlighted IESE’s outstanding participant satisfaction rating, the relevance of its programs, its internationality, as well as the caliber of its faculty and participants.

“Ranking once again among the top two schools in the world for executive education shows our ability to consistently deliver an exceptional overall experience to the executives, entrepreneurs, and corporate clients who come to us for their training needs,” said Philip MoscosoAssociate Dean for Executive Education at IESE. “It’s particularly pleasing to note their high satisfaction levels with their time at IESE.”

The 2023 FT Executive Education ranking analyzes two types of programs for executives: open-enrollment programs (open to entrepreneurs and executives from any company) and custom programs (courses that are tailor-made for specific companies). The FT produces separate rankings for open and custom programs, and then an overall rating for all of executive education based on the data collected in them.

No. 1 in the world for Open Programs

In the Open Programs ranking, IESE again saw an exceptional participant satisfaction ranking (9.92 out of 10, the highest of any school on the list). Other areas of note were the follow-up provided to participants once they returned to the workplace (no. 2 in the world), course design and preparation (no. 2 for both), the relevance to the workplace of the skills participants gained in the program, the extent to which IESE programs encouraged new ways of thinking (no. 2 in the world for News Skills & Learning) and IESE´s internationality (no. 1 for both international locations and for partner schools, among other strengths).

IESE is also ranked the no. 4 business school in the world for Custom Programs. Despite Covid-19 being highly disruptive for international programs like IESE´s, corporate clients have continued to place their trust in IESE for their executive training needs. The FT ranking particularly highlighted: the internationality of IESE´s offerings (no.1 for international clients, no.2 for overseas programs, and an internationally diverse faculty), the ability of IESE programs to meet clients´ needs (no.6 in the world for aims achieved) while imparting new skills and learnings (no.7 in the world.), the high likelihood that clients will return to IESE for training as a demonstration of their satisfaction with the IESE experience (no. 7 for Future use) and IESE´s strong alliances with partner schools, including Harvard and MIT.

Find out more about IESE’s latest rankings here 

You can also see the full FT Executive Education rankings here.

IESE and NYU Stern Executive Education Chart Executives´ Path to the C-suite

  • New executive education offering includes modules at IESE´s New York campus and NYU Stern to fast-track journey to top management

IESE Business School and NYU Stern Executive Education are teaming up to launch the C-suite Pathway Program, a five-month immersive program delivered from New York City that prepares senior executives to excel at the highest organizational levels.

While the journey to becoming an exceptional C-suite member is never easy, the challenges for today’s leaders are particularly acute as firms strive to compete in a global business environment characterized by uncertainty and rapid change. In recognition of this, IESE and NYU Stern Executive Education are collaborating to offer a leadership program that helps fast-track the path to the upper echelons of business for talented executives by enhancing their ability to navigate complex environments. What sets this leadership program apart is the inclusion of a Personalized Leadership Journey in which participants receive one-to-one executive coaching to hone their leadership style and capacity to drive positive change in their organizations.

“Regardless of whether someone is Chief Financial Officer, leading a company’s sustainability efforts, or managing people, transitioning to the C-suite involves adding a significant amount of complexity to already demanding roles,” says IESE Business School´s Professor Mike Rosenberg, Academic Director of the program.

Fellow Academic Director, Professor Sonia Marciano from NYU Stern, adds that the transition to the C-suite necessitates “keeping multiple time frames and levels of analysis in mind while accepting an enormous amount of responsibility. The C-suite Pathway Program will enable and empower participants to be ready for this change.”

The executive education program, which starts in December 2023, is aimed at accomplished senior executives who aspire to top-tier leadership positions, as well as newly appointed C-suite members and leaders tapped for future succession. By drawing upon the strengths and expertise of two leading educational institutions, the program helps participants gain a broader outlook of international business and a deeper awareness of emerging trends, disruptive forces and leadership challenges today and in the future.

The program will be taught through a mix of in-person modules at IESE´s New York campus and at NYU Stern, as well as online modules that combine live, online sessions with self-paced study. Participants explore a variety of topics covering the essentials of leadership and management, ensuring they gain the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to make the next step in their leadership journeys. Throughout, world-class faculty from both institutions will guide classroom debates and discussions to harness the cohort’s collective expertise and perspectives.

Find out more about the C-suite Pathway Program here.

95% of IESE MBA graduates find employment within 3 months of graduation

  • New employment reports for MBA and MiM program show continued desirability to recruiters

Despite a turbulent global economy, the career prospects of IESE’s MBA and Master in Management students continue to look bright.

According to IESE’s newly released MBA employment report for the Class of 2022, 95% of graduates secured a job offer within three months after graduation. Additionally, 22% of the class leveraged their experience at IESE to make the challenging career “triple jump” consisting of a simultaneous change in industry, job function and geography.

The report highlights how IESE remains a destination of choice for top recruiters, with the school connecting leading companies with IESE talent over the last year through a number of activities and structured recruitment activities.

ABInBev, Adidas, Amazon, Bain & Company, Citi, McKinsey & Company, Novartis, Pepsico and Uber were among the top recruiters for the MBA class of 2022, which comprises 376 students, 32% of them women, of 50 different nationalities.

According to the 2022 employment report, consulting remains the most popular destination for IESE MBAs, attracting 33% of Class of 2022 alumni seeking employment. Diversified industries (28%) and finance (21%) were the next most popular sectors, followed by technology (18%). Within the industrial sector, healthcare was the most popular choice, with 11% heading into that industry.

In terms of geography, the 2022 report shows that Europe (excluding Spain) was the most sought-after region to work in, with 37% of graduates accepting jobs there. Following that was Spain (23%), Latin America (20%), Asia-Pacific (8%), the Middle East & Africa (7%) and North America (4%).

However, the most notable trend was that of geographic change, with 69% of graduates changing location, 58% their sector and 52% their function.

Download the 2022 MBA Employment Report

Meanwhile, the latest Employment Report for the Master in Management (MiM), shows that 96% of Class of 2022 found a job within three months of graduation. The MiM program, launched in fall 2019 and taught in English from IESE’s Madrid campus, attracts younger students with college degrees but less professional experience than their MBA counterparts.

According to the report, consulting is the most popular sector for IESE MiM graduates, attracting 40% of the Class of 2022 seeking employment. Financial services (21%), consumer goods (14%) and technology (14%) were the next most popular sectors.

The top recruiters of the IESE MiM Class of 2022 include Amazon, Citi, Coca Cola, Credit Suisse, LVMH, McKinsey & Company, P&G and PwC.

The MiM Class of 2022 is comprised of 76 students, 30% of them women, of over 25 nationalities. The average age at graduation was 24 years old.

Download the 2022 MiM Employment Report

FT Ranks IESE MBA no.3 in the World

  • Internationality, career opportunities, high levels of student satisfaction and focus on sustainability highlighted

IESE´s full-time MBA is one of the top three programs in the world. That’s according to the Financial Times  FT Global MBA Ranking 2023.

One of the reasons for IESE’s high position in the 2023 ranking is the diverse, international learning environment IESE provides students. Students mix with peers and faculty from various professional backgrounds, experiences and geographies, which enriches classroom discussions and networking.  (As well as placing no.8 in the world for the diversity of professional backgrounds, 88% of the IESE MBA class is international, and 37% are women.) This is combined with numerous possibilities to get overseas experience (IESE ranks no.5 for international course experience.) 

Another is how the IESE MBA can open up new professional opportunities for students, thanks to an active career center and engaged alumni network. The ranking highlights the strength of IESE´s Career Services (no.5 in the world), and the effectiveness of IESE’s alumni network (no.8).  

Also worth noting is the excellent feedback alumni provide about their experiences at IESE. One reason for this is the personal approach the school takes to help develop each person – which includes, among others, small group sizes, high faculty to student ratios, and an emphasis on building community. On average, alumni rated their satisfaction with their overall IESE experience as 9.61 out of 10 (the seventh highest mark in the world). 

IESE’s focus on sustainability also stood out as key. IESE’s MBA is ranked second in the world for ESG and net zero teaching, which looks at course content dedicated to ethics, social, environmental issues and climate solutions for how organizations can reach net zero. IESE also scored highly for its emphasis on reducing its carbon footprint (ranking no.6 in the world on this measure.) 

 “The IESE MBA is a truly transformative experience for students. One where they can develop professionally and personally,” notes Marc Badia, IESE Business School Associate Dean for MBA & MiM programs. “While no ranking can capture the full picture of any school, this latest excellent result does highlight some of the magic that goes into an IESE MBA. Such as providing an international experience that broadens horizons, and the focus on developing an entrepreneurial mindset so our graduates can innovate and excel wherever they take their next steps. Or our active career center and engaged alumni network to open up new professional opportunities. And finally, but no less importantly, our holistic approach to sustainability and responsible business throughout all aspects of the program. Our graduates are not only excellent at what they do, but they also want to impact those around them positively.” 

Find out more about IESE’s latest rankings here 

IESE and MIT Sloan Join Forces to Help Global CEOs Reach New Heights

  • New program for leading CEOs includes modules in Cambridge MA, Singapore, and Barcelona.

IESE has joined forces with the MIT Sloan School of Management to boost C-suite leadership worldwide. The two leading business schools have combined their expertise to create the Global CEO Program, a transformational learning experience to help senior executives lead their enterprises to new levels of excellence.

The collaboration harnesses the respective strengths and insights of both schools—MIT Sloan’s wealth of expertise from working at the intersection of management and technology along with the breadth and depth of IESE´s global perspective on business—with a focus on positive impact.

IESE Dean Franz Heukamp noted, “In a global business environment that’s increasingly complex and uncertain, the job of a CEO has become more difficult than ever. That’s why I am thrilled IESE is working with MIT Sloan Executive Education to provide an exceptional learning experience for C-suite executives, one that draws on the deep knowledge and know-how of two world-renowned institutions. With a teaching approach that combines cutting-edge thinking with practical application to solve real-world problems, this program equips CEOs with the tools, knowledge, and networks needed to gain a sustained competitive advantage.”

“MIT Sloan and IESE share a dedication to purpose and impact, and this new collaboration in executive education delivers both for business leaders who need to accelerate the capability to create and capture value in an increasingly complex and uncertain global business environment,” added Peter Hirst, Senior Associate Dean at MIT Sloan.  “Our combined faculty bring unparalleled expertise, insights, and practical tools and frameworks to help leaders foresee and recognize new business challenges and opportunities as well as design and implement systematic solutions that will keep them ahead of the competition…all while building a powerful network of peers across many countries and industries.”

The seven-month-long executive program, which includes modules taught on three continents, is designed for CEOs, owners, presidents, board members, and top-tier executives from across the world. By coupling the faculty and teaching expertise of two world-renowned business schools, the program gives C-suite executives unique insights into leading globally.

The program begins in October 2023 with a residential module taught at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Participants will be exposed to topics such as expanding their global footprint, building cross-cultural organizations, and structuring corporate governance. The second module, taught in Singapore in January 2024, explores the complexities and opportunities of doing business in Asia, alongside issues like digital transformation and how to consider cross-border differences when defining strategy. The final module takes place at IESE’s campus in Barcelona in May 2024 and addresses matters such as how to achieve profitable growth in an uncertain environment and rethinking innovation processes, among others.

Throughout, participants learn from and network with high-level peers from global organizations, gain access to some of the finest minds in business, and get tailored leadership plans and peer coaching…all while debating, discussing, and reflecting on the issues that can transform their global leadership skills.

You can find out more about the program here.

IESE-led startups create 72,000 jobs worldwide and raise $11.8 billion in capital

  • New report showcases growing activity in entrepreneurship and sets 2030 goals

Companies founded by the IESE community have created 72,000 jobs worldwide and raised $11.8 billion in capital as the school continues expanding its entrepreneurial ecosystem, according to a new report.

The report measures the impact of IESE’s entrepreneurship activities over the last two decades and sets out goals in the area for the year 2030. The numbers are based on an analysis of internal IESE data, complemented with external databases such as Crunchbase, Dealroom, PitchBook, and LinkedIn, among others.

Service to society

“Entrepreneurship is part of our school’s mission. We aim to develop leaders who will have a deep and lasting impact through their professional excellence and spirit of service. Successful entrepreneurs, those with a real sense of purpose, provide a great service to society,” says IESE Dean, Franz Heukamp.

Some data points of the impact report:

  • 72,000 jobs have been created by IESE-trained entrepreneurs in five continents
  • $11.8 billion of capital has been raised by IESE-founded companies
  • 30% of IESE students have started a business within 5 years of graduation
  • $70 million has been invested in startups by IESE alumni related mechanisms

A mindset across programs

IESE was the first European business school to teach entrepreneurship in its MBA program in 1974. Since then, the school’s entrepreneurship and innovation activity has grown in quality, quantity, connectedness and impact. Moreover, “the value of an entrepreneurial mindset is transmitted through all our programs and activities,” notes Prof. Mª Julia Prats, IESE Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. Some highlights:

  • 26 professors and external collaborators that support entrepreneurship teaching and activities
  • 16 entrepreneurship electives
  • 90 extracurricular events per year, such as entrepreneurship conferences, hackathons and workshops – quadrupling the activity of five years ago
  • 1,400 IESE students supported every year by the school’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Based on cutting-edge research

“IESE entrepreneurship faculty develops cutting-edge research, shedding light into novel, relevant, and impactful fields,” says Prof. Christoph Zott, IESE Head of the Entrepreneurship Faculty Department.

Some of the entrepreneurship knowledge outputs include:

  • 22 competitive research projects for which IESE has been selected by the European Commission, and governments in Asia and Latin America
  • 20 publications per year, including refereed articles, books, studies and business cases in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, MIT Management Sloan Review, and more
  • 1,655 total publications over the years, when also counting book chapters, technical notes, proceedings and non-refereed articles

A leading ecosystem to support students, alumni, professors and society

“Entrepreneurship needs more than academic knowledge to flourish,” says Josemaria Siota, IESE Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. “This is why the school has developed an ecosystem to support our students, alumni, professors and society to bring entrepreneurial dreams to life.”

This includes the WeStart and WeGrow mentoring initiatives, Technology Transfer Group, International Search Funds Institute, Open Innovation Institute, Business Angels Network, and more. Some recent achievements include:

  • Global indexes in entrepreneurship and innovation have recognized this positive impact, especially during the past three years, ranking the school as one of the leading institutions in this field
  • The World Economic Forum has chosen the school as co-curator for the topic of innovation
  • The European Commission has selected IESE as a core partner of one of the new Digital Innovation Hubs to support the testing and adoption of emerging technologies

2030 goals in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals

The report also sets entrepreneurship goals for 2030, in line with three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These are:

  • Create 50,000 new jobs by supporting 5,000 entrepreneurs in building their startups and in raising at least €500 million in venture investment (UN Goal #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth)
  • Impact 2,000 C-suite executives across the globe through IESE research and activities (UN Goal #17 Partnerships to Achieve the Goals)
  • Release 200 new publications related to search funds, corporate venturing, technology transfer, and angel investment, to foster innovation (UN Goal #9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)

Financial Times ranks IESE no.2 in the world

  • The FT Executive Education 2022 ranking, which follows IESE´s record run at no.1 since 2015, consolidates IESE´s position as one of the world´s top business schools.
  • Ranking highlights IESE´s outstanding participant satisfaction rating, the relevance and innovation of programs, its internationality, as well as the quality and diversity of faculty and participants.

The FT Executive Education Combined Ranking 2022, released today by the Financial Times, has ranked IESE Business School second in the world. The result, which comes off the back of the school placing no.1 for a record-setting six straight years (2015-2020), consolidates IESE´s position as one of the premier schools for executive training. In 2021 there was no FT Executive Education ranking due to the coronavirus crisis.

The ranking highlighted participants´ high levels of satisfaction with IESE´s programs, as well as the relevance of the skills they gained to the workplace and the extent to which IESE programs encouraged new ways of thinking. IESE´s internationality (both in course design, and faculty and participant mix) also drew praise, as did the quality and diversity of faculty and participants, among others.

The good result comes despite the Covid-19 crisis being particularly disruptive for the most international executive education programs, said Philip Moscoso, Associate Dean for Executive Education at IESE. According to him, “this result shows our ability to deliver an exceptional overall experience to the executives, entrepreneurs and corporate clients who placed their trust in us while the world was in flux. By providing innovative programs that stretch participants´ thinking and broaden horizons through interaction with diverse peers and faculty, we can also equip today´s leaders with the skills and capabilities needed to thrive in new contexts.”

The 2022 FT Executive Education ranking analyzes two types of programs for executives: open-enrollment programs (open to entrepreneurs and executives from any company) and custom programs (courses that are tailor-made for specific companies). The FT produces separate rankings for open and custom programs, and then produces an overall rating for all of executive education, based on the data collected for the two rankings. As well as coming second overall in the combined ranking, IESE was also ranked third in the world for open programs, and third for custom programs.

For open programs, participants gave IESE excellent marks for their overall satisfaction with the IESE experience, rating IESE 9.95 out of 10 on average – the highest rating given to any of the ranked schools. As well as scoring high marks across the board, participants also said that they particularly valued the follow-up provided by IESE once they were back in the workplace (ranking no.2 in the world on this measure), and the new skills and learning they gained on the program. The quality and diversity of the cohort also stood out, which enhances networking opportunities among classmates.

Regarding custom programs, IESE also scored high marks for the internationality of its clients and faculty, the likelihood of corporate clients to return to IESE for their training needs, and the schools strong alliances with partner schools such as Harvard and Wharton.

The Financial Times ranking is based on survey responses from custom program clients and open program participants, combined with data provided by the business schools themselves across a number of different criteria.

See the complete FT ranking here.


IESE teams with United Nations for sustainable infrastructure forum

  • 6th UNECE International Public-Private Partnership Forum takes place May 4-6

IESE has teamed up with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), with the support of the Barcelona City Council, to hold a three-day conference on ways the public and private sectors can work together to build sustainable infrastructure that puts people first.

The 6th UNECE International PPP Forum takes place May 4-6, bringing together representatives of governments, the private sector, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders. The official theme of the event is “The role of people-first PPPs for the SDGs in delivering sustainable infrastructure to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.”

IESE’s PPP for Cities, led by Prof. Joan Enric Ricart, has organized the conference, which is normally held in Geneva. Ricart, along with PPP for Cities Executive Director Alicia Plana, will also moderate sessions during the event.

“This conference reinforces IESE’s commitment to sustainability at a global level. Sustainable public-private partnerships in cities are absolutely crucial in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and in improving people’s lives,” Ricart said. “We’re bringing together officials from the public sector, private companies and civil organizations to share best practices and map out the way forward.”

Speaking at the opening of the event, officials from the organizing institutions agreed on the importance of the three elements in the theme: sustainable infrastructure, public-private partnerships and people first.

Elisabeth Tuerk, director of the Economic Cooperation and Trade Division of UNECE, said in the opening session that at a time when the world is emerging from the pandemic, rebuilding infrastructure is key. “Public-private partnerships in terms of infrastructure investment and infrastructure financing is really very relevant now,” she said. And plays an essential an essential role in overall development, added Olga Algayerova, executive secretary of UNECE:  “Infrastructure is crucial to social and economic develop for our people.”

“We have a responsibility to place people front and center in our policies and business models,” added Laia Bonet, deputy mayor of Barcelona, and public-private partnerships can be a way to do that. “The pandemic has showed this transformative capacity” of the public and private sectors working together, she said.

Sessions on climate change, circular economy, green procurement and more

The three-day conference will feature two dozen sessions on topics including climate change, the circular economy, digital transformation, sustainable finance, green procurement and the blue economy — and how these issues can be approached through people-first public-private partnerships.

There will also be a highly practical element, featuring case studies from around the world that aspire to comply with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and with environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

The UNECE People-first PPP Evaluation Methodology for the SDGs – an ESG matrix available to governments and other stakeholders as a self-assessment tool – will be used for each of these projects to assess their compliance with the five outcomes of the UNECE People-first PPPs for the SDGs, namely:

  1. Increase access to essential services and lessen social inequality and injustice;
  2. Improve economic effectiveness (including women’s empowerment) and fiscal sustainability of projects;
  3. Enhance resilience in projects and more care with the environment;
  4. Promote replicability and the development of further projects; and
  5. Fully involve all stakeholders in the projects.

The Forum will also offer a platform to other stakeholders – centers of excellence, civil society organizations, academia, international organizations, and the private sector – to present their work in a series of side events.

The UN recently released a report highlighting that long-term infrastructure investment can lay the foundations for sustainable development in member states. The report said that to improve the sustainability of infrastructure and public services, such investments must be aligned with the SDGs.

For IESE, all of these issues have formed a part of what the PPP for Cities has been teaching and researching for many years. “Here at IESE we’ve been deeply committed for a very long time to all these practices,” said Prof. Nuria Mas during the opening session.

Finaves VI launched with goal to invest €10 million in IESE entrepreneurs

  • New venture capital fund will finance 25 to 30 companies over the next three years

Finaves VI venture capital fund, which supports and finances IESE entrepreneurial projects, has been launched with the goal of raising €10 million to finance 25 to 30 companies over the next three years.

The Finaves investments will be made during the seed capital phase, with amounts ranging from €50,000 to €500,000 per investment.

The investors in Finaves VI are family offices, private investors and successful entrepreneurs. It also counts on the support of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), which selected it along with five other funds in the incubation and technology transfer category.

According to the director of Finaves VI, IESE Prof. Albert Fernández, the creation of Finaves VI “shows investors´ confidence in the entrepreneurial talent of IESE alumni and in the excellent track record of the Finaves funds over the past 20 years.”

Ninety percent of the investment will be made in Spanish companies that can have a significant impact on their industry, but without focusing on specific sectors. Finaves VI will have a committee composed of IESE professors to analyze these investments.

Entrepreneurial success story and 2030 goals

Finaves has played an important role in IESE’s entrepreneurial ecosystem since its creation by Prof. Pedro Nueno in 2000. During its more than 20 years, it has made more than 60 direct investments worth €15 million and has co-invested more than €100 million with other funds. The companies created by Finaves have created more than 3,000 direct jobs and turnover more than €300 million in annual sales.

Other companies financed with Finaves’ seed capital include Cooltra, Logisfashion, Busup, Worldsensing, ForceManager, Inbrain Neuroelectrics and Parclick.

With the creation of Finaves VI, IESE’s entrepreneurial ecosystem continues to grow. By 2030, IESE sets ambitious goals, in line with three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Generate 50,000 new jobs by supporting 5,000 entrepreneurs in building their startups and fundraising.
  • Impact 2,000 senior managers worldwide through research and activities related to innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Publish 200 new articles and other content related to search funds, corporate entrepreneurship, technology transfer and angel investment, in order to foster innovation.

98% of IESE´s 2021 Master in Management graduates employed

  • IESE´s 2021 Master in Management Employment Report highlights the excellent career prospects of young IESE graduates.
  • 98% of the MiM Class of 2021 are employed, with 94% securing a job within three months after graduation.
  • Technology is the most popular sector for IESE´s youngest graduates.

IESE´s 2021 employment report for the Master in Management (MiM), a program launched in fall 2019 and taught in English from IESE´s Madrid campus, reveals the bright career prospects of IESE´s youngest graduates.

The report shows that employer demand for IESE´s MiM graduates is high, with top recruiters appreciating their business acumen, entrepreneurial initiative, leadership and communication abilities. In fact, 98% of IESE´s MiM Class of 2021 are employed, despite a challenging external context typified by the COVID-19 pandemic and high levels of youth unemployment. What is more, 94% secured employment within three months after graduation.

These strong employment figures also highlight how IESE remains a destination of choice for top recruiters, with the school´s Career Development Center (CDC) connecting more than 400 leading companies with IESE talent over the last year through a number of recruitment activities.

The top recruiters of the IESE MiM Class of 2021 include Amazon, AlphaSights, Citi, Nike, Nomura, Microsoft, Monitor Deloitte, P&G and PwC.

According to the report, Technology is the most popular sector for IESE MiM graduates, attracting 32% of the Class of 2021 who are seeking employment. Consulting (25%) and Financial Services (19%) were the next most popular sectors.

An international, practical program that can kick-start careers

IESE´s MiM is a comprehensive 11-month program that helps prepare recent university graduates, who typically have little to no professional experience, take the first steps in their careers.

On the program, students develop a global vision of business and gain insights into the trends that are shaping the world from an international, top-class faculty. It does this through a highly practical and business-orientated curriculum, covering cutting edge topics like AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing alongside more traditional subjects like business strategy. Classes are primarily based on the case method, a dynamic and discussion-based learning methodology where students are exposed to real-life problems and learn to sharpen their decision-making skills.

IESE´s Career Development Center (CDC) also offers a full service of resources for MiM students, covering everything from helping prepare them for interviews and offering region and sector specific advice, to organizing a variety of popular career forums and fairs.

Kira Brakhage, from the IESE MiM Class of 2021, says she decided to study the MiM to kick-start her career in Tech. “Through learning coding languages and digital strategy in the Data Track and with CDC’s help in preparing me for interviews, I’ve landed my dream job at Microsoft.”

The MiM Class of 2021 is comprised of 81 students, 37% of them women. The average age at graduation is 24 years old.

Download the 2022 MiM Employment report.