IE Business School shapes leaders that promote innovation and change in organisations, equipping directors with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth and social well-being. Founded in 1973, the school has undergone a rapid process of growth and internationalisation and is now recognised as one of the world's leading business schools. The School has an urban campus in Madrid and a faculty of more than 300 professors, 100 of them full-time, who teach students from 83 countries on its master, PhD and executive education programs. IE students use innovative online and presential learning formats, including the IE Communities platform where they exchange knowledge and experiences with 37,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in over 100 countries. IE Business School is regularly ranked among the top 20 business schools by media like BusinessWeek, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, who consider IE's flagship International MBA and Executive MBA programs as among the best in the world.
Entrepreneurial Culture Founded by entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial vein runs deep at IE, where business creation is seen as an engine for growth, value generation, employment and social well-being. All IE students design business plans during the program with the help of a team comprising over 200 external tutors from the business community. Students may also opt for the Social Entrepreneurship Track, a specialization whereby MBA participants pursue a career as a social entrepreneur. Some 25% of IE Business School MBA graduates set up their own companies.
International Focus The diversity and international focus of our faculty, student body and research is something of which we are truly proud. This year 7,800 students of 83 different nationalities, 35% of which are women, will attend our campus. We will partake in exchange programs with leading business schools, work with large and small corporations to address their talent development needs, and undertake applied business research around the world. This commitment to working with and understanding diversity ensures that participants are truly prepared for the challenges of working in multi-cultural environments. IE Business School's 37,000-strong alumni network spread across 100 countries is a direct result of a global outlook at every level. The result is a highly international program content, and a faculty and student body that comprises a veritable cultural melting pot.
Commitment to Society IE's commitment to society permeates every aspect of the school, as reflected by core program content, electives specialized in the field of ethics, and consolidated initiatives like the IE code of professional conduct, the result of a joint effort by professors, students and alumni, and Social Impact Management at IE, a dedicated department that now plays a pivotal role in the day-to-day fabric of the school. Engagement of Master students in CSR activities starts with the admissions process and continues through initiatives like the net impact chapter, the Diversity, Entrepreneurship, and Women in Business at IE clubs, the Mentor Program, and internships in NGOS.
Programs IE Business School provides a wide range of MBA programs, including the flagship International MBA, the innovative IE-Brown Executive MBA, International Executive MBA, the Executive Bi-weekly MBA and the Global MBA, all offered in English. This offer is rounded off by further full-time English language programs that include our Master International in Management, the Master in Digital Marketing Online, Master in Sports Management Online, Master in Biotechnology Online, Master in Finance and Master in Advanced Finance, Master in Corporate Communication, Master in Organizational Leadership, Master in Economics and Business Journalism, Master in Architectural Management and Design and Master in Global Environmental Change, all taught in English. In addition to these master's degree programs, IE Business School runs a PhD program and a DBA program aimed at educating professors and professionals in business administration. Both are taught in English.