IE Business School

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IE Business School
IE Business School logo.svg
TypePrivate business school
PresidentDiego del Alcázar
DeanLee Newman
40°26′18″N 3°41′15″W / 40.4382°N 3.6874°W / 40.4382; -3.6874Coordinates: 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[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.


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 the IE Brown Executive MBA, a dual MBA with Brown University, and an Asian-focused program run with Singapore Management University.[2]


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 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.[3]

International rankings[edit]

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
MBA - The Economist[4] 16th[5] 34th[6] 63rd[7] -
MBA - Businessweek[8] - - 83rd - 6th
MBA - FT[9] 12th 8th Excluded[10][11] 31st[12] 52nd[13] 40th
Global Online MBA - FT[9] 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Master in Management - The Economist[14] - 11th -
Master in Management - FT[9] 7th 3rd 10th 14th 25th 13th
Master in Finance - FT[9] 3rd 8th 11th - 12th 8th 8th
IE Brown Executive MBA - The Economist 3rd[15]
IE Brown Executive MBA - QS Top MBA 5th[16]

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

Notable alumni[edit]


  2. ^ "IE Business School". Poets&Quants. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  3. ^ "NEW IE CAMPUS TO REDRAW MADRID SKYLINE | IE University". IE University. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  4. ^ The Economist. "Full time MBA ranking". The Economist. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  5. ^ "Full-time MBA Ranking 2021 | Which MBA? | The Economist". The Economist.
  6. ^ "Full-time MBA Ranking 2021 | Which MBA? | The Economist". The Economist.
  7. ^ "Full-time MBA Ranking 2021 | Which MBA? | The Economist". The Economist.
  8. ^ "Bloomberg". Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  9. ^ a b c d "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -". Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  10. ^ Byrne, John. "The Biggest B-School Scandals Of 2018". Forbes.
  11. ^ "Financial Times Excluded IE From Ranking Due To 'Irregularities'". Poets&Quants. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  12. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -". Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  13. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -". Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  14. ^ "Masters in Management 2017 Ranking". The Economist. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  15. ^ "Executive MBA Ranking 2020". The Economist. Retrieved 2021-09-20.
  16. ^ "QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021: Joint Programmes". Retrieved 2021-09-20.

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