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IE Business School

IE Business School is a graduate school located in Madrid, Spain. It was founded in 1973 under the name Instituto de Empresa. IE Business School runs master's degree programs, executive master's degrees, executive education programs, PhD and DBA programs. Approximately 1,900 students from 90 countries undertake degree programs at IE each year. There are approximately 5,600 annual participants in the school's executive education programs. The School has offices in 22 countries and approximately 40,000 alumni residing in 102 countries.[1] IE Business School is recognized as one of the leading Business School in the world. According to the Financial Times, in 2012 IE Business School was considered the best Business School in Europe[2]. IE Business School is owned and controlled by Instituto de Empresa S.L., a firm registered under the number B82334319 in Madrid, which in turn is owned by the holding firm Azalvaro S.L. The majority stakeholder (99% of shares) of Azalaro S.L. is Diego Alczar Silvela.[3] Partner universities and institutions IE Business School has MBA student exchange programs with 53 international universities. IE Business School is one of the founding members of SUMAQ, a network comprising business schools in Spain and Latin America. IE has an agreement with Northwestern University School of Law,[4] with whom it runs a Master of Laws, and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, with whom it runs a dual degree in the fields of business management and international relations. The school also has an agreement with University of Chicago Graduate School of Business to run the Global Senior Management Program (GSMP).[5] The School has an agreement with Babson College to run joint executive education programs in the field of entrepreneurship, and partners with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the Global Consultancy Program.[6] IE Business School has a dual degree option in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management.[7] As of March 2010, IE and Brown University have started to offer the IE Brown Executive MBA.[8] International MBA (IMBA) IE's full-time MBA runs for 13 months and has two intakes each year in the months of November and April. Each year, more than 600 IMBA students graduate in December and May respectively. The program is divided into five terms, three core and two elective along with a pre-program covering quantitative methods and financial accounting. The program has a flexibility for students to choose the Spanish version or an English version with electives in English or Spanish respectively. The IMBA November 2012 intake consisted of 92% international students and 68 nationalities with an average work experience of 5 years. Global Executive MBA The Global Executive MBA Program at IE is a blended program which combines online periods with onsite modules in Spain, China, USA and Brazil. In addition to traditional MBA components, the program has a special focus on Asian markets, sustainable development, and the liberal arts.
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The Global Executive MBA Program runs for 13 months, and the average age of participants is 37 years old. The average class size is 32 students, comprising typically 20 nationalities. Executive MBA+ and Global MBA+ The Executive MBA+ and Global MBA+ programs comprise a core MBA module and a specialized module. Participants choose from a series of specializations that include advanced global management, corporate finance, information technology, marketing and sales, tourism management, sports management, biotechnology management and digital marketing. Candidates can opt to take the core MBA and the specialization module in either English or Spanish, and may do the core program in one language and the specialization module in the other if desired. Candidates may also choose to do either module in presential or online format. The sum of these options is more than 100 different combinations of specialization, language and delivery format which participants select in accordance with personal and professional needs and interests. The Global MBA+ Program runs for 12 15 months and the average age of participants is 29. The Executive MBA+ program runs for 12 16 months and the average age of participants is 35 years old. Master in Management The Master in Management is for persons with 0-2 years of experience. It is a 10-month fulltime program with two intakes (February and September) which can be extended to 13 months if the student wants to take part in the so-called Beyond Border Experience. During the third term, the student studies one of the following business specializations: International Business, Sales & Marketing or Digital Business. Students can also opt to do a Dual Specialization by doing an additional specialization, do an International Exchange program, or join the IE Venture Lab, i.e. undertake research or a consultancy project.[9] Masters in Finance and Advanced Finance IE offers both pre and post-experience specialized masters in finance. The Master in Finance is a pre-experience, 10-month course designed by capital markets professionals with a practical approach to the subjects covered. The first two terms are dedicated to the core curriculum, which covers the key topics in finance. During the third term students choose elective courses. Students can avail of preparation classes for the CFA Level I exam. IE Master in Finance students have five scholarships available per calendar year to enable them to take CFA level I, and five students are selected per annum to take part in the CFA Research Challenge. Students may participate in micro-finance projects in Ghana.[10] Students have the option of going to New York with students from other Finance programs. The IE Master in Finance program was ranked No. 2 globally by the 2012 Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking (Pre-experience),[11] and has an average GMAT entry score of 690.[12] Ninety per cent of students on the MiF program are non Spanish (from approximately 30 countries).[13]

Executive education Approximately 5,600 participants attend open and in-company programs at IE Business School each year. The English edition of the Advanced Management Program[disambiguation needed] (AMP) was created in 2003, and the Global Senior Management Program (GSMP) in 2004. The GSMP is a joint venture with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Accreditations IE is accredited by the three leading accreditation entities for business education: Floridabased AACSB, London-based AMBA and Brussels-based EQUIS.[15][16][17] IE is one of the three triple-accredited business schools in Spain and one of the 57 schools in the world with Triple accreditation. It is the first European institution to form part of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.[18] Recent rankings

Forbes, 2011, Best International 1-year MBA Programs, 3rd Worldwide [19] Financial Times, 2012, European Business School Ranking, 1st in Europe [20] Financial Times, 2012, EMBA Business School Ranking, 12th [21] Financial Times, 2012, Masters in Management, 6th [22] Financial Times, June 2012, Masters in Finance (Pre-Experience) Ranking, 2nd worldwide, 1st in Spain [11] Financial Times, 2013, Global Full-Time Ranking, 11th Worldwide[23] Financial Times, January 2012, MBA Ranking, 8th worldwide, 3rd in Europe, 1st in Spain [24] The Economist, 2012, International Full-Time MBA Ranking, 22nd Worldwide [25] Wall Street Journal, September 2009, Top MBA Programs under 2 years long, 1st worldwide [26] Amrica Economa, November 2009, Executive Education Ranking, 7th worldwide, 1st in Europe