IESE´s first Master in Management class starts this week

  • More than 60% of the class are international; 40% are women
  • 11 month program is delivered full-time in English from IESE´s Madrid campus

Madrid, August 28, 2019. IESE Business School´s first ever Master in Management (MiM) program starts today, with a class comprised of more than 60% international students. 40% of the class are women. Aimed at recent graduates, the new program reflects the school’s commitment to meeting the training needs of all stages of a manager’s development – from first entry role (MiM) to CEO (such as the Global CEO program, and Advanced Management Program, among others.)

The class is made up of 47 students from 16 different nationalities. The average age is 23, with the majority of the class having completed degrees in engineering, economics, or business administration.

IESE´s MiM will be an immersive experience for participants, enabling them to acquire the best business management tools (both theoretical and practical) to kick-start their management career. The program has a scholarship fund of half a million euros.

Carolin Schart, originally from Munich, Germany, is one of the students in the inaugural class. After completing an undergraduate degree in economics, the MiM appealed to her as she was looking to gain more business experience and an overview of general management principles.

Schart said she decided to go to IESE after being impressed by the community feel on campus, the personalized career support offered, which includes working with students one-to-one, as well as the relevancy of the program:

 “I want to go into consulting, but at the same time I am really interested in entrepreneurship. IESE is known for both, so I thought this would be a great way to get my foot in the door with big firms while, at the same time, work with some of the best professors in the field on some of my own ideas. “

Taught over 11 months (corresponding to one academic year), the program is studied full-time in English from IESE Business School´s campus in Madrid.

The program´s launch is part of an on-going project to expand IESE´s presence in Madrid, which includes the opening of a new look campus in September 2020. IESE´s Madrid campus expansion will give the school the space needed to increase its teaching and research activity in the Spanish capital by 50%, as well as providing a meeting space to the more than 15,000 IESE alumni in the city.

About IESE Business School

IESE Business School is the graduate business school of the University of Navarra. Founded in 1958, the school is one of the world’s most international business schools, with campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York and São Paulo. Consistently ranked within the top ten worldwide, IESE Business School has pioneered business education in Europe since its founding. For sixty years, IESE has sought to develop business leaders with solid business skills, a global mind-set and a desire to make a positive impact on society. The school distinguishes itself in its general-management approach, extensive use of the case method, international outreach, and emphasis on placing people at the heart of managerial decision-making. In the last five years, IESE has positioned itself as number 1 in the world for Executive Education programs, according to the Financial Times ranking.