Education for the higher educated

Global MBA

IE Business School

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The Global MBA at IE has raised the benchmark for online MBA programs across the globe. Our program includes not only the full MBA syllabus but also a highly innovative online methodology where our specialized professors and state-of-the-art technology combine to enhance the overall learning experience, furthering our students´ skills and career prospects. IE's distance learning methodology earned IE Business School 2nd place in The Economist Distance Learning MBA Ranking 2008. IE also prides itself on a vast global network of alumni and resources to help students reach their educational and career goals.

The Global MBA is intended for the graduate with several years' experience.

- Bachelor degree or equivalent - Several years of work experience are expected although this requirement is flexible. Students must be working during the program. - Application form + 2 letters of recommendation + 3 essays - GMAT (average: 680) or IE Admission Test - Personal interview - Certificate of proficiency in the English language (where applicable), e.g.: TOEFL (minimum: 250)

The Global MBA online is a 9-month, highly innovative online program that can be followed from anywhere in the world. Intended for young professionals, the Global MBA allows you to study for an MBA without relinquishing your career, providing the flexibility required to study and work at the same time, no matter where you are in the world. Using principally online teaching, coupled with face-to-face sessions, the Global MBA is second-to-none in modern business education and the title granted is identical to that given after studying a full-time MBA.


The Global MBA online is carefully structured to progressively cover the fundamentals of management know-how and later introduce more advanced concepts.

Online Methodology

The Global MBA Virtual Campus brings participants together from all over the world for asynchronous online sessions (a mix of forums and multimedia) open during the week at your convenience, as well as Live Interactive Video Sessions, conducted on Saturdays in which you will participate in real-time in hands-on cases. This online methodology not only provides the freedom of geographic mobility but also access to an international network of peers and alumni.

Face-to-face Integration Days

In order to increase your exposure to current business practices and interaction with peers, the Global MBA online features 2 residential periods, lasting 5 days each, which allow you to meet professors and classmates, experience management skills workshops, and network with the experts. The Integration Days also give you the opportunity to travel, experience other cultures and, thanks to our Community Integration Events, address current business challenges.

The Global MBA online program at IE provides all the tools for professional success in international business, bridging the gap between geographical location and face-to-face learning maximizes the distance learning experience preparing students for the requirements of a dynamic working environment.

Level University
Form Part-time
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 9 months
Costs €43200
Class location type Home learning
Titles No title
Learning method E-learning (online), Self-tuition
Required language skills English
Country Spain
Completion Diploma
Challenging through a Broad curriculum
Global MBA - Technology at IE Business School
I feel multinational companies will need executives that understand the world landscape, and a real global business education will be a competitive advantage for aspiring graduates. IE has embraced technology ahead of every other top school I've seen and I've done my research - both through my links at Microsoft and in exploring which program I want to apply
Sakhee Joiser (Investment Banking), UBS