IE Business School is a graduate school that is located in Madrid. In 1973 it was founded under the name Instituto de Empresa. The school runs Master’s degree programs, executive education programs, PHD and DBA programs and more. Each year approximately 1 900 students from 90 countries undertake degree programs at the school. There are approximately 5 600 annual participants in the school’s executive education programs. The institution has offices in twenty-two countries and approximately 40 000 alumni residing in 102 countries. It is recognized as one of the leading schools of Business in the world. It is both controlled and owned by Instituto de Empresa S.L. This is a registered in Madrid company which in turn is owned by the holding firm Azlvaro S.L. The school is situated in the financial district of Madrid. Its campus currently occupies a total surface area of some 27 864 square meters. This includes fifty-three lecture halls with an average capacity of 50 students each, 92 breakout and 5 computer rooms and a library. Both the breakout rooms and lecture halls are distributed in different parts of Calle Maria de Molina and the adjacent Calle Serano Area.

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IE Business School has MBA student exchange programs with fifty-three international universities. Furthermore it is one of the founding members of SUMAQ. This is a network that comprises schools of business in both Spain and Latin America. The school has an agreement with Northwestern University School of Law with whom it runs s Master of Laws and the Fletcher School at Tifts University. The two educational institutions run together a dual degree in such fields as international relations and business management. IE’s full-time MBA runs for thirteen months and each year has two intakes in the months of April and November. More than 600 IMBA students graduate each year respectively in May and December. The program is divided into five terms, three core and two elective along with a pre-program covering both financial accounting and quantitative methods. The program has flexibility for students to choose The English or Spanish version with electives in English or Spanish respectively. The school offers Global Executive MBA program. It is a blended program combining onsite modules with online periods in China, Spain, USA and Brazil. The program has a special focus on Asian markets, the liberal arts and sustainable development in addition to traditional MBA components. The program runs for thirteen months and the average age of participants is 37 years old. The Master in Management is also offered in IE Business School. It is for such persons with 0-2 years of experience. It is a full-time program and runs 10 months with two intakes in February and December. They can be extended to thirteen months in case the students want to take part in the so-called Beyond Boarder Experience. Both pre and post-experience specialized in masters in finance are offered by the school. The first two terms are dedicated to the curriculum and during the third students choose elective courses.