The IESE Business School ( Instituto de Estudios Superiores de spanish la Empresa, IESE ) is the business school of the University of Navarra. The IESE maintains a campus in Barcelona and Madrid, as well as a branch in Munich, the Advanced Management Program has been offering since 2005.


IESE is the abbreviation founded in Spain in 1958 " Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa " ( " School of Management" ). She brought the first Business School Executive Education, so an academically sound additional training for managers, to Europe.

The international, bilingual MBA program (two year) was founded in 1964 and is approximately 250 students per year from. MBA exchange programs exist with the business school Wharton, Columbia Business School, Kellogg, Sloan, London Business School, China Europe International Business School, HEC and others. A close institutional cooperation exists with the Harvard Business School since 1964.

The IESE Business School offers world programs ( main campus in Barcelona and another in Madrid and New York City, programs in Munich, Warsaw, Miami, Sao Paolo, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Shanghai, Mumbai and others).

The School of Management was founded by the Catholic organization Opus Dei, whose influence on the teaching of the subject of controversy. Critics such as the sociologist Alberto Moncada accuse the Catholic lay organization, about the university to anchor fundamentalist positions in top positions in the economy and to recruit well-paid members of the organization. However, professors and program participants are represented from all cultures and denominations today.

Courses of Study

The IESE offers open programs, doctoral programs, and corporate programs. Customers include, inter alia, BMW, Bertelsmann, BT Group, Boeing, Fortis, Henkel, Oracle and Volkswagen. The IESE currently has more than 100 tenured professors. The instruction is given in English and / or Spanish.

Since 2003, IESE maintains a representative office in Munich and has there since 2005 to an " Advanced Management Program " (AMP ) for the top management level and since 2013, a "Program for Management Development " (PMD ) for the second management level. Also in New York exists a branch.

The tuition amount for the two-year master's program at about 70,000 €. The average income of graduates was 2013 147.000 U.S. dollars, according to the Financial Times. After evaluation of the magazines The Economist and the Financial Times, the IESE is one of the leading universities for postgraduate business education.


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