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About The School

IESE was founded in 1958 and is part of the University of Navarra. The philosophy of the school is based on a people-centered, integrative, and socially responsible approach to business, building on their values of professional excellence, integrity, and spirit of service. The main campus of IESE is in Barcelona, Spain, with additional campuses in New York, Sao Paolo, Shanghai, and Nairobi

Central to the learning experience on the IESE MBA is the Case Method. In highly diverse and international teams, IESE MBAs work through more than 600 cases during the programme. During the elective portfolio, students can choose from four concentrations: International Business, Finance, Data Analytics & Digital Business, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Beyond the entrepreneurship curriculum, students have the opportunity to do a summer entrepreneurship experience, working in project teams on either their own idea or someone else’s. Budding entrepreneurs would do well to investigate IESE’s impressive entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Strengths And Specializations

General Management, CSR/Ethics 

Incoming Class

MBA Class size – 350+ 

Annual tuition -€99,500 

Avg. Work Experience – 5.4

Avg. GMAT – 670 

International Students – 85% 

Female Students – 38% 

Post-MBA Careers

Career Sector: Consulting 33%; Finance 21%; Technology 18%; Healthcare 11%

Avg. Base Salary – €92,500

Salary Increase – 144% 

Employment in 3 months – 95% 

IESE Rankings


Deadlines: R1: Sept 19, 2023; R2: Jan 9, 2024; R3: Mar 21, 2024; R4: May 13-31, 2024

Essays (2023-2024):

NEW Essay Question 1: Who do you admire the most and why? Help us to understand who has played a pivotal role in shaping you to be the person you are or the person you aspire to be. Please provide specific examples of how they have shaped or inspired you. (300 words)

Revised Essay 2: What are your post-MBA career goals right after graduation and five years after? What kind of resources or opportunities offered by IESE will help you achieve them? (300 words)

Optional Essay: What would you like to highlight about yourself or your journey which may have not been captured in your application? (300 words)

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