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IESE Business School

IESE Business School

IESE Business School


At IESE Business School we want to educate leaders to whom we can entrust the future of business and society.

As the business school of the University of Navarra, our activities are centered around three management axes:

  • a global mindset
  • a general management approach
  • a people-centered vision, with the ethics and social responsibility that entails

We believe that companies are, above all, communities of people who work better in an atmosphere of respect and trust.

Our mission

We develop leaders who strive to have a deep, positive, and lasting impact on people, companies, and society through professional excellence, integrity, and the spirit of service.

Our Vision

We aim to be the top business school in the world for a purpose, inspiring leaders for whom everybody matters. By accompanying men and women on their journeys of lifelong learning, we bring a deeper meaning to doing business. We do this through global business programs and thought leadership based on relevant research.

Our Values

The ethical and moral values of the school are based on the Christian tradition. These values highlight the rights, the freedom, and the dignity of each person, who we consider the heart of any organization of society.

A key virtue that IESE promotes is that of hope: we teach our students to have a positive outlook in solving problems, large or small.

Precisely because we follow the Christian tradition, with respect for the freedom and the dignity of every human being, people of all beliefs (or of none at all) are welcome at IESE. We consider this openness to others enriching for all.

Core values of IESE include integrity, a spirit of service, and professional excellence – values that are recognized and cherished universally. We endeavor to instill a sense of responsibility in all who have been entrusted with leadership abilities, helping them see that they’ve received those talents, not for themselves, but to be shared with others.

IESE is an initiative of Opus Dei, a Roman Catholic organization whose primary aim is to help ordinary men and women find holiness in all walks of life.

Standards of Excellence

The quality of our faculty, resources, and programs are recognized on many levels, including by official accrediting agencies. We’re pleased to hold triple accreditation from the following organizations:

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) was founded in 1916 and is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, Masters and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Less than 5% of the world’s business schools hold an AACSB accreditation.

EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is the accrediting body of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and is dedicated to raising the standard of management education worldwide.

AMBA (Association of MBAs) is based in the UK and accredits graduate business programs worldwide.

In addition, IESE is accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education‘s ANECA, which is responsible for accrediting higher education institutions in Spain.


We are IESE

  • 250+ Startups supported
  • 90,000+ Leaders impacted
  • 50,000+ Global alumni
  • Five campuses: Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York, São Paulo

    Campus Features

    Five campuses, one vision

    • Barcelona - Spain
    • Madrid - Spain
    • Munich - Germany
    • New York - United States
    • São Paulo - Brazil


      Executive Education rankings

      #1 in the World

      2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
      Executive Education Programs
      Financial Times

      #3 in the World


      Open Enrollment Programs
      Financial Times

      #1 in the World

      2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
      Custom Programs
      Financial Times

      MBA rankings

      #3 in Europe

      Bloomberg Businessweek

      #1 in the World

      The Economist

      #3 in Europe

      Financial Times


      • Barcelona

        Av. de Pearson, 21, , Barcelona

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      • Madrid

        Camino Cerro del Águila, 3, , Madrid

        • Munich

          Maria-Theresia-Straße 15, , Munich

          • New York

            165 W 57th St, , New York

            • São Paulo

              R. Martiniano de Carvalho, 573, , São Paulo

              • Barcelona

                Barcelona, Spain

                • Santiago de Compostela

                  Gran Hotel Los Abetos San Lázaro, s/n, 15820, Santiago de Compostela

                  • Valencia

                    Valencia, Spain

                    • Zaragoza

                      Escuela de Negocios CAI Urbanización Santa Fe, c/ Segunda, 22, 50411, Zaragoza

                      • Pamplona

                        Pamplona, Spain