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International MBA
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Doan Trang Nguyen, Associate Director Postgraduate Programs


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Course profile

The International MBA program follows a learning-by-doing approach. This approach extends to the integrative exercise at the end of the year, aimed at culminating your learning experience feeling already familiar with the real business challenges of today. Explore the value proposition of our International MBA through its core, the elective period and innovative methods to maximize your entrepreneurial mind set. In other words, it creates an environment for unconventional thinkers like you who dare to be different and wish to create an impact!

During the Core Period, you acquire the needed business acumen of a regular MBA degree through courses in Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Operations and Finance among others. In addition, subjects on Innovation and Design, Critical Management Thinking, and Entrepreneurship are designed to give you an edge over other MBA graduates.

After the Core Period, you enter an accelerated module offering an entrepreneurial pedagogy, and can choose a track aligned to your career objectives by either starting a business or becoming a change agent within a corporation. These “Labs” use experiential learning through challenges, workshops and multimedia tools, to bring you as close as possible to solving real case scenarios.

To further enable you to pursue your passions, the elective period at the end of the program offers a wide variety of customization options, including trends and track specific electives as well as exchanges. After the Lab Period, you will also have the possibility of participating in different international options like the IE Venture Days, short exchanges such as a finance trip to Jeddah, or social impact trips to Ethiopia or Brazil as part of the Global Immersion Experience.

IE Part-time MBA Options: Global MBA & IE-SMU MBA

2 intakes: January and September

Course details


Primary Area of Study

Primary Area of Study: 
Business & Management, General

Secondary Area of Study

Secondary Area of Study: 
Business, Global and China
Delivery Mode: 
Full Time
1 Year
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Course fee: 
61,900€ (subject to change annually)

BA Degree, 3+ years of work experience

Paul Shanley

For me, the most important part of my MBA was learning from the students around me. With such a great variety of professional and life experiences I was challenged, motivated and inspired in equal measures almost every day. The network of friends and colleagues I now have, even after the MBA has finished, continues to ensure that life will always be full of amazing experiences!

Paul Shanley

Head of Products and Partnerships, Associated Press (United Kingdom Class of 2010) 

Sara Beneroso

The IMBA program is a one-in-the-world experience, both personal and professionally. For a full year you work on your own under constant pressure to build your soft and hard skills, while at the same time undergoing the most intensive teamwork learning process ever.

Sara Beneroso

International CRM Manager, Chloé (Spain Class of 2013)

Vineeta Doshi

Before the MBA, I was working as a Tax Associate in PwC India, bored of my regulatory and accounting profile, the IE IMBA was a seamless fit that met all my requirements. Today, I am working as a Senior Consultant in PwC India as a business and a functional analyst in the technology domain. The IE IMBA has given me an edge and the ability to position myself and my offerings in a positive manner.

Vineeta Doshi

Senior Consultant, PwC (India Class of 2012)

Elliot Stone

Before the IMBA, I was a consultant-turned-Strategic Program Manager for CHC Helicopter. I wanted to be back in a learning environment and surrounded by a diverse group of talented and driven peers. It was an easy decision, because all signs were pointing to IE IMBA. Today, I am in Business Development at Parsifal Entertainment Group Playco, a start-up. I participated in Venture Lab and qualified as a finalist to Venture Day in May 2014. The experience was priceless!

Elliot Stone

Business Developer, Parsifal Entertainment Group Playco (United States of America Class of 2014)