IE Business School

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IE Business School
IE Business School Logo.png
TypePrivate business school
PresidentDiego del Alcázar
DeanMartin Boehm
40°26′18″N 3°41′15″W / 40.4382°N 3.6874°W / 40.4382; -3.6874Coordinates: 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[2] 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.


IE Business School was founded by three entrepreneurs in 1973 with the goal of fostering an entrepreneurial environment that it instills in its various programs, and many collaborations such as a dual MBA with Brown University and an Asian-focused program run with Singapore Management University.[3]


IE Business schools provides business graduate level programs such as masters with specialisations in International Business, Sales & Marketing or Digital Business, Finance. International MBA (IMBA), Global Executive MBA or Executive MBA.[4] Doctoral programs and Executive education.


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

IE Business School is centrally situated in Madrid's financial district (Barrio de Salamanca). The IE campus currently occupies a total surface area of some 28,000 m2 distributed amongst 17 buildings along and near Calle Maria de Molina.

In addition to the existing IE Business school campus, IE University's new campus, known as “Campus IE” and located in the north of Madrid. The new campus will host 6,000 students and have a surface area of 50,000m2.[5]

International rankings[edit]

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
MBA - The Economist[6] 17th[7] 16th[8] 34th[9] 63rd[10]
MBA - Businessweek[11] - - - 83rd
MBA - FT[12] 12th 12th 8th Excluded[13][14] 31th[15]
Master in Management - The Economist[16] - - 11th -
Master in Management - FT[12] 10th 7th 3rd 10th 16th
Master in Finance - FT[12] 4th 3rd 8th 11th

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


  1. ^ Byrne, John A. "IE Business School". Poets&Quants.
  3. ^ "IE Business School". Poets&Quants. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  4. ^ "IE University's study programs explained -". Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  5. ^ "NEW IE CAMPUS TO REDRAW MADRID SKYLINE | IE University". IE University. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  6. ^ The Economist. "Full time MBA ranking". Retrieved 2018-02-21.
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  11. ^ "Bloomberg". Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  12. ^ a b c "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -". Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  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 -". Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  16. ^ "Masters in Management 2017 Ranking". The Economist. Retrieved 2018-03-01.

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