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IE Business School

Coordinates: 40°26′18″N 3°41′15″W / 40.4382°N 3.6874°W / 40.4382; -3.6874
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IE Business School
TypePrivate business school
PresidentDiego del Alcázar
DeanLee Newman
40°26′18″N 3°41′15″W / 40.4382°N 3.6874°W / 40.4382; -3.6874
AffiliationsAACSB, EQUIS, AMBA,

IE Business School is a graduate and undergraduate school of business, located in Madrid, Spain. It was founded in 1973[1] under the name Instituto de Empresa and since 2009 is part of IE University. IE Business School runs BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, master's degree programs in finance and management, executive education programs, PhD, and DBA programs.


In 1973, three entrepreneurs[who?] founded[why?] IE Business School with the goal of fostering an entrepreneurial environment. This is achieved through its various programs and many collaborations, such as the IE Brown Executive MBA,[2] a dual MBA with Brown University, and an Asian-focused program run with Singapore Management University.[3]


Exterior view of IE Business School in Madrid (Spain), at 11th María de Molina Street.

IE Business School is centrally situated in Barrio de Salamanca, Madrid's financial district. The IE campus currently occupies a total area of some 28,000 square metres (2.8 ha), distributed among 17 buildings along and near Calle Maria de Molina.[citation needed]

In addition to the existing IE Business school campus, IE University has a new campus, known as "Campus IE", located in the north of Madrid. The new campus hosts 6,000 students and has an area of 50,000 square metres (5.0 ha).[4]

International rankings[edit]

Business Rankings
Europe MBA
QS (2024)[5]3
Financial Times (2024)[6]6
Global MBA
QS (2024)[7]7
Financial Times (2024)[8]22
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Best B-Schools Ranking in Europe - Bloomberg Businessweek 6th
MBA - Businessweek[9] - - 83rd - 6th 11th
Global Online MBA - FT[10] 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st [11]
Master in Management - QS World University Rankings 6th 5th 4th
Global MBA - QS World University Rankings 9th 7th 7th
Master in Business Analytics - QS World University Rankings 7th
Global Online MBA - QS World University Rankings 1st 1st 1st 1st
Master in Finance - QS World University Rankings 13th 11th 11th
Master in Management - The Economist[12] - 11th -
Master in Management - FT[10] 7th 3rd 10th 14th 25th 13th 17th 16th
Master in Finance - FT[10] 3rd 8th 11th - 12th 8th 8th 7th
European Business School - FT 4th 3rd 20th 8th 12th 12th 10th 8th
MBA - FT[10] 12th 8th Excluded[13][14] 31st[15] 52nd[16] 40th 22nd
IE Brown Executive MBA - The Economist 3rd[17]
IE Brown Executive MBA - QS Top MBA 5th[18] 7th 6th

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Eduard Punset Casals – Innovation and technology professor, lawyer and economist
  • Martín Varsavsky – Argentine entrepreneur, author and professor
  • Juan José Güemes – Former Politician, General Secretary of Tourism 2000–2003, Madrid Councilor for Employment 2003–2007, Madrid Health Councilor 2007–2010
  • Luis Garicano – Spanish Economist, vice-president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Head of Economic and Employment Policy at Citizens
Torre Caleido in Madrid, another of its campuses

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "IE Executive MBA | Brown University". emba.brown.edu.
  3. ^ "IE Business School". Poets&Quants. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  4. ^ "NEW IE CAMPUS TO REDRAW MADRID SKYLINE | IE University". IE University. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  5. ^ "QS Europe MBA Rankings 2023". Quacquarelli Symonds.
  6. ^ "Global MBA Ranking 2022". Financial Times.
  7. ^ "QS Global MBA Rankings 2023". Quacquarelli Symonds.
  8. ^ "Global MBA Ranking 2023". Financial Times.
  9. ^ "Bloomberg". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  10. ^ a b c d "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - FT.com". rankings.ft.com. Archived from the original on 2020-05-07. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  11. ^ "Spain's IE Business School overtakes Warwick as leading Online MBA provider". Financial Times. 2023-03-12. Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  12. ^ "Masters in Management 2017 Ranking". The Economist. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  13. ^ Byrne, John. "The Biggest B-School Scandals Of 2018". Forbes.
  14. ^ "Financial Times Excluded IE From Ranking Due To 'Irregularities'". Poets&Quants. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  15. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - FT.com". rankings.ft.com. Archived from the original on 2019-09-12. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  16. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - FT.com". rankings.ft.com. Archived from the original on 2021-01-11. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  17. ^ "Executive MBA Ranking 2020". The Economist. Retrieved 2021-09-20.
  18. ^ "QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021: Joint Programmes". TopMBA.com. Retrieved 2021-09-20.

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