With campuses and alliances that span Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, IESE has more global scope and reach than most other top-ranking business schools.Students will learn alongside other students from over 55 different countries, guided by a faculty of world-class academics, researchers and global business experts of more than 30 nationalities.Students will be exposed to active learning methodology such as simulations and the case method, which will help them see the big picture, and explore new approaches and perspectives to real-life business problems from all over the world.

At IESE, students get to have access to the biggest picture in global business. As well as career opportunities, the global reach of IESE’s international alumni network will also serve to immensely benefit students. Cross-cultural learning experiences and a focus on general management will help students attain a global business vantage point, as they develop the decision-making skills to drive their careers. Graduates will emerge ready to fulfill their potential and make their mark on the world.

IESE Business School has been ranked 1st in the world by Financial Times. The MBA program has been ranked 1st in all of Europe by The Economist 2018 and 3rd in Europe by FT 2019. IESE is also the Number 1 ranked school for the number of overseas alumni chapters.

Fees for the IESE MBA are approximately €89,950. The university is committed to helping students explore financing options and opportunities so that they can make the best investment in their careers and  future. The Financial Aid office will guide students in finding suitable sources of finance. Every year, the office grants and manages up to €20 million in financial aid and scholarships.

As per latest employment data, 94% of the MBA graduates had accepted job offers within 3 months of graduating, with an average base salary of €85,046 and bonuses of €50,228. 33% of these graduates were employed in the Consulting sector.

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Application Deadlines

Round 1: 10 October 2019

Round 2: 08 January 2020

Round 3: 03 March 2020

Round 4: 05 May 2020

Round 5: 04 May 2020

Application Fee: $200

Admissions Facts

 Program length: 15-19 months

Average age of new entrants: 29 years old

 Require standardized test: GMAT, GRE

 Average GMAT score: 686

 Average GRE score: 340

  Average GPA score: 3.32

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 5 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

Essay 1

What do you want to be remembered for? (word limit 300 max)

Essay 2

Describe your short and medium term post-MBA goals? (word limit 300 max)

Essay 3

I wish the admissions committee had asked me… (word limit 300 max)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

One recommendation letter is required. We recommend that the letter is from your current employer. The letter should reflect your capacities in the work environment. Recommendation from a former employer, client or extra-curricular activity such as Volunteer Organizations can also be considered.

The recommendation questions for the MBA application to IESE Business School are as follows;

Recommender Information

First Name

Last Name

Position or Title

School, Institution or Company

Relationship to applicant

Written Responses

1. How do the candidate’s performance, potential, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)

2. Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)

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