6. IESE Business School

IESE Business School

6. IESE Business School

Avenida Pearson 21

Barcelona, 08034

Spain

Admissions Telephone:

  • Barcelona (+34) 93 253 42 00
  • Madrid (+34) 91 211 30 00

Website: http://www.iese.edu/en/MBAPrograms/programs/emba/home/home.asp

IESE’s Executive MBA is a bilingual program taught in Spanish and English. The program includes two intensive weeks in China and New York City.

The first year is the basis of the program. It is designed to enable students to acquire the tools and skills necessary in each area of the company, while always bearing in mind how each of these areas is interrelated.

The second year of the program is designed to help students continue analyzing the problems experienced by companies and how these problems are interrelated. At the same time, further insight is given into the functions of top company management. Special emphasis is placed on general management, strategy and entrepreneurship.

The program is taught in a weekly format (on the Barcelona and Madrid campuses) and a bi-weekly format (in Madrid and São Paulo).

Classes in the weekly Executive MBA program are held on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The program also includes five intensive weeks, one of which will be held at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Classes in the bi-weekly format are held every two weeks: all day on Fridays and Saturday mornings. The program also includes seven intensive weeks, one of which is held abroad in the case of the Madrid EMBA. The Brazil EMBA includes a week in New York City and a week in Barcelona.

Latest Up-to-Date Executive MBA Rankings:

2014 Poets&Quants: 6

2013 BusinessWeek: 11

2014 U.S. News & World Report: NR

2013 The Economist: 5

2013 Financial Times: 12

Rankings Analysis: In 2014, Poets&Quants switched out a four-year-old ranking from The Wall Street Journal and substituted The Economist’s debut EMBA ranking of 2013. The result: international schools did significantly better on our composite list and IESE Business School was exhibit A, moving up to sixth from 24th place a year earlier.

2013 Rank: 24

Total Program Cost: $90,140

Format: Classes in Barcelona and Madrid are held on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, with six intensive weeks, or every two weeks in Madrid and San Paulo, with all day Friday and Saturday mornings, with seven intensive weeks

Length of program: 19 months

Average age: 32

Average years of work experience: 7.5

Average GMAT: 681

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.