Institutional Members - Instituto de Empresa (IE)

Founded in 1973, Instituto de Empresa (IE) is an independent, international business school regularly recognized as one of the world top 40 leaders in management education by BusinessWeek, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. IE's flagship International MBA and Executive MBA programs are consistently ranked among the best in the world by The Financial Times . Leading companies recruit IE graduates, who hold key positions in companies like Coca Cola, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Warner Bros., Telefónica, Alcatel or Citroën.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Founded by businessmen and embraced by the business community, IE is widely known as one of the foremost promoters of the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2004, Financial Times positioned the IE MBA among the top 10 in the world for entrepreneurship and organizational behaviour. In 2003 The Wall Street Journal placed the IE MBA No. 1 in Europe. And in the same year Financial Times placed the IE Executive MBA Program No. 2 in Europe and 8th worldwide.

International Outlook: In addition to fostering an entrepreneurial spirit, IE also instills in its students an international perspective, vital to succeeding in today's business world. IE provides essential skills and opens doors to countless opportunities within the global Spanish-speaking community and marketplace. IE's faculty, student body are truly international, and its 30,000 alumni hold management positions in 85 countries.

Recognition: IE is fully recognized by the three leading accreditation agencies in the business education arena: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Programs: IE provides a wide range of business masters, executive education, IT and legal programs, both in the classroom and online. Specific business masters programs include the International MBA and International Executive MBA - both taught in English - as well as the Executive MBA, Executive MBA in Tourism Management, Master in Operations Management, Master in Sales and Marketing Management, Master in Human Resources Development, Master in Financial Management and Control.

Online education: IE is a pioneer in Europe in the development of online learning for professionals and executives. In 2002, IE unveiled its online executive education division, IE Online Unit, backed by an investment of 12 million Euros. All programs retain a classroom element of up to 40 per cent, provided either at the Madrid or Miami, Florida, campus or at a client company's location.

Faculty: IE's international faculty is made up of nearly 100 full-time and over 200 part-time professors who are experts in functional areas of business and economics and combine teaching with research projects and consulting to a wide range of companies worldwide. Professors participate in international research projects and their work is published in leading media channels and management journals.

International Alliances: IE is one of the founding members of SUMAQ, the largest alliance of major business schools in the world. Focused on the provision of classroom- based and online executive education programs, the alliance of eight leading business schools in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds brings together the resources of over 500 faculty spread over 11 campuses in Europe and Latin America.

International Advisory Board: IE is not simply an academic institution, but one rooted firmly in the real business world. To maintain contact with the very best in current business thinking, IE works with a high-profile international advisory board made up of 46 key figures from commerce, industry, banking and government.

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