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You can register here for an Open Day that takes place near you, and see first-hand the Executive MBA at IESE . You will attend a session led by an IESE professor, discuss a real business case, and meet alumni who will share their opinions and personal experiences with you.An intense journey of personal and professional transformation. The Executive MBA prepares you for the challenges ahead in today's interconnected business world. If you are a professional who wants to expand your limits and have a real impact on the world. You are an ideal candidate for the IESE Executive MBA (EMBA) .
The IESE EMBA transforms the future of people. Will yours be the next success story?Executive MBA Barcelona / MadridThe original IESE campus is architecturally one of the most impressive in all of Europe. Its three main buildings occupy 60,000 m2, and include classrooms equipped with the latest technologies, a library, an auditorium with capacity for 597 people, digital and virtual educational spaces, meeting rooms and food areas, all surrounded by pleasant garden areas with spectacular views. Barcelona, historically an important port city, is today one of the main hubs in Europe in terms of technology, design, fashion, industry, sports and biotechnology. Its strong business tradition now fuels a truly flourishing scene for start-ups.Program format and languages
Biweekly format: Friday / Saturday mornings 6 intensive weeks (4 international weeks)
Start date: October 2021
Weekly format: Friday afternoon / Saturday morning 6 intensive weeks (4 international weeks)
Language: Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Start date: October 2021
Why choose the IESE EMBA?To be good at something, you have to be good at everything.
We want to accompany you on one of the most important journeys of your life: the path to personal growth and professional fulfillment. The formula is simple: a prestigious faculty, excellent students and a high degree of rigor. We will put you to the test so that you can reach your full potential.
Give us 18 months, and we'll give you an impact for a lifetime.
The Executive MBA prepares you to face challenges in any business scenario.
1. A general direction perspective
You will get a comprehensive and comprehensive view of the company from the point of view of the general management. This vision will allow you to understand the uniqueness of the different operational areas, how they are interrelated, and the implications that your decisions have on them.
2. A professional decision-making
To be an exceptional leader, you must become an expert at making tough decisions. By analyzing more than 300 business cases, you will improve your ability to analyze difficult situations, to justify the strategy you adopt and to choose the best among all possible decisions.
3. An entrepreneurial spirit
You will discover the entrepreneur that you carry in you. You will learn to detect new opportunities and you will obtain the knowledge and tools to make the most of them, both within your organization and outside it.
4. Efficient leadership
You will increase your ability to motivate your team and to manage diverse personalities and motivations, aligning them around a common goal. You will become a committed leader who will demonstrate professionalism, integrity, and a spirit of service.
5. A global reach
You will have a better understanding of the trends and opportunities that occur in today's global business arena, thanks to impactful content, the advice of teachers and intensive weeks in three global scenarios.
Your work will be directed towards a greater sense of self-awareness and towards discovering your strengths and areas for growth. The result will be better preparation to meet any leadership and management challenge.
“IESE is a transformative experience. It takes you to a stimulating and demanding place, and at the same time you will have the feeling of being in a family with which you are growing up and learning to become a person who is excited to leave your mark ”.
Jacobo Domínguez-Blanco (EMBA'18)
VP of Customers Experience & Operations, CabifyRankingIESE Business School","author_url":"","source":""}" />Give us 18 months, and the impact of the program will last a lifetime.18 months, 300 cases, three international weeks and 1,500 hours of work, individually and as a team, will broaden your vision of the world and forever change your view of leadership .
When you start the EMBA, you will enter a prestigious ecosystem of learning and discovery. IESE's more than 60 years of experience (and innovation) will help you discover your strengths, transform your capabilities, and broaden your perspectives . Update and improve all your skills, from your strategic decision making to your soft skills. In this way, you will be prepared for your next professional step.
IESE Business School","source":"University of Navarra/IESE Business School"}" />Contents of the program1st academic year
The first academic year is the one that lays the foundation for the program. It is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of the overall management of the company, as well as the essential skills required for successful leadership.
Analysis of Business Problems
Capital Budgeting, Operational Finance
Human Resource Management
Managing People in Organizations
Marketing Planning and Implementation
2nd academic year
The second year of the Executive MBA allows you to customize your learning journey based on your particular goals. Core courses provide you with the framework upon which you can develop your specialized knowledge and transformational leadership.Competing Through Operations
Corporate Strategy and International
Management of Small and Medium-sized Companies
Marketing of Experiences, Innovative Concepts and Media
Quantitative Methods for Management
Strategic Leadership: Getting Things Done
(TFM) Business Plan
Transforming Organizations and Markets with ICT'sIESE Business School","author_url":"","source":"University of Navarra"}" />MethodologyA way to learn
IESE professors view rich and engaging discussions and debates as the high point of leadership development. With case studies, team projects, and business simulations, diverse learning methodologies are dynamically combined to trigger these vital interactions.
Professors serve on the boards of numerous companies and lead front-line research on the latest trends in global management. With extensive global experience, they will foster a stimulating exchange of ideas by drawing on the collective experience of the group.
A personal tutor will provide you with constant feedback and professional advice throughout the program to ensure that you make the most of the experience and that you reach your full potential.
The EMBA brings together successful managers from a wide variety of sectors, companies and professional profiles. The diversity of the group will enrich your professional network, and will open your eyes to new perspectives and practices beyond your corporate sphere.
The case studies are based on real-world business scenarios, often subject to intense pressure, incomplete information, and data conflicts. Working both individually and as a team, you will adopt the role of the decision maker, and define the line of action between a set of equally plausible solutions, sharpening your critical thinking and strategic skills in the process.
Teamwork will give you the opportunity to exchange and compare knowledge with your colleagues, as well as to reinforce your ability to align opposing perspectives.
With simulations you will take your knowledge to a new level. You will improve your management and communication skills in a realistic test environment, which includes time constraints and opposing sources of power.
International weeksThe EMBA organizes international weeks in Nairobi, New York, São Paulo and Shanghai that will provide you with first-line knowledge of global business ecosystems, as well as new perspectives on global and cross-cultural management.
Capital of Kenya and one of the most dynamic economic and cultural centers on the African continent
The most densely populated city in the United States, and an international financial, cultural and media epicenter
A vibrant financial center and regional base for numerous multinationals
The largest city in China and an important economic hub
EXSIM by IESEThe Executive Management Simulation Program (EXSIM) is a dynamic business simulation exercise that places you in the role of a company advisor. This is an opportunity to apply everything you have learned during the first year of the Executive MBA.
Throughout a stimulating (and intense) week, you will be able to boost your strategic thinking by analyzing real business situations, and defending your positions before a board of directors made up of professors and experts from the sector.Learning journeysThe program includes several trips that will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the main challenges facing today's business leaders, including digital disruption, innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalization. Through real-world, contemporary business simulations and case studies of pioneering and global organizations, you can hone your strategic, decision-making, and leadership competencies.
Implications for marketing
Entrepreneurial spiritBusiness plan
Women in the company
Executive management simulation
Teachers from 31 countries
Global Leadership Series
The Global Leadership Series are quarterly conferences with prestigious CEOs, entrepreneurs and top executives, who will share first-hand the experiences and knowledge they have acquired throughout their careers. You will discover the secrets behind their success, as well as the strategies they have followed to ensure the long-term sustainability of their organizations.
New Frontiers Series
Each quarter will include an in-depth session on a specific trend in the business world, led by a professor with experience in the field. Technological disruption, the role of artificial intelligence in human resources and global business systems, digital supply networks, and the future of the global real estate sector are some of the issues that will be addressed.
Working in teams, you can participate in projects with leading companies to apply your newly acquired knowledge to real-life business challenges.
IESE Business School","author_url":"","source":"University of Navarra"}" />Career path managementThe Career Management sessions will help you better understand the job market and take control of your own professional development. Activities include:
Get ready to get the salary you deserve.
Position your personal brand and stand out in a competitive market.
Job search 2.0
Learn to take advantage of social media when looking for a job.
Chart your path with the advice of a professional headhunter.
Prepare a CV that suits your target market.
The headhunter's vision
Headhunters channel roughly 40% of career changes. Find out what qualities they are looking for.
Admission Process1. Application for registration
The admission process begins when you complete your online application.
2. Submit academic title + letters of recommendation
Along with the online application, or later via email, you must send:In case of not taking the IESE Test, results of the GMAT or the Executive Assessment (EA).
English test results.TOEFL. The minimum accepted score is 95. The code for the IESE EMBA is: 7237. www.toefl.org
TOEIC 4 Skills (Test of English for International Communication) The minimum accepted score in Listening & Reading is 850, in Speaking 150 and in Writing 150. www.etseurope.org
IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The minimum accepted score is 6.5. www.ielts.org
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English or higher. The minimum accepted score is Grade C or higher. www.cambridgeesol.org
PTE academic The minimum accepted score is 68. www.pearsonpte.com They are exempt from presenting any of the certificates:Those candidates whose mother tongue is English.
Those who have completed all of their university studies in English.
Those who prove that they have lived and worked for at least two consecutive years in an English-speaking country.
Letter of support from the current company, stating your intention to do the Executive MBA.
Two letters of recommendation that prove your suitability to take the program.
Title and university academic record with notes. It will be necessary to present the original at IESE later to check it.
Photocopy of ID or passport.
A passport photograph in digital format.
Proof of payment of the application fees (145 euros) and, where appropriate, the IESE test fees (145 euros).3. Admission interview
Once your application has been submitted and you have passed the admission tests, you will carry out a personal interview in which a program manager will evaluate the suitability of your profile to take the program.
4. IESE / GMAT test
The IESE Executive MBA admission tests are designed to determine if you have the skills that will allow you to get the most out of the program.
5. English test
The Admissions Committee will assess all aspects of your application and will make a decision that will be communicated to you by letter or by e-mail.Upcoming Rounds of Admission Barcelona Application deadline Round 1 Overdue Overdue Round 2 Overdue Overdue Round 4 May 12, 2021 Apply now Round 5 June 21, 2021 Apply now Round 6 July 25, 2021 Apply now