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IE University

IE University

IE University


IE University is a top international university in Spain with campuses in Madrid and Segovia. Recognized as one of the leading higher education institutions in the world, IE shapes leaders who drive innovation and change in organizations, providing a learning environment where technologies and diversity play a key role in fostering global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a humanistic approach.

IE is an eminently international institution, dedicated to preparing students from 130 countries in cities that include Madrid, Segovia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Providence, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Cape Town, and Shanghai. The diversity they offer grants students an international outlook necessary to successfully face an increasingly globalized world.

Founded in 1973, IE offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive education programs in various fields of knowledge, grouped into five schools:

IE Talent & Careers

IE Talent & Careers is the best partner for the professional development of all our current and former students at IE. Our commitment is to provide impactful career advising, learning resources, and development tools that allow students to plan, manage and achieve their professional goals while we position them as the best talent in the corporate community.

The following services are available to all students, throughout all the stages of their professional careers:

  • Impactful training and advising for professional careers
  • Preparation and development of a job search strategy
  • A compilation book of CVs to send to recruiters
  • A job bank: IE Career Portal
  • On-campus and virtual Company Presentations
  • Sectorial Talent Forums

For more information about Talent & Careers click here.

Campus Features

Check out virtual campus tours here!

A True Campus Experience

The IE University campus in the city of Segovia offers an authentic campus experience. It is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site in 1931. Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 80 countries in a global university setting, with an atmosphere that is both academic and lively. (

In the Heart of a Vibrant Urban Center

Madrid is a leading European capital. Our students benefit from a global learning environment, top-tier networking opportunities, and buildings equipped with state-of-the-art facilities – all shared with the prestigious top-ranked IE Business School. (

Campus Life

Never a dull moment at IE University!

With over 6,000 students from 130 different countries, 100-plus clubs, and around 1,500 yearly events, there’s always something happening at IE University. Our unique humanities-centered approach to education will provide you with the global perspectives necessary for success in your chosen sector.

Read more about our Campus Life here.

  • IEU Clubs: No matter what piques your interest, we have you covered. IE clubs are instrumental to the IE experience. They are the engine of a unique and fun-filled time at IE. (Arts Society Clubs, Geographic Clubs, Professional Clubs, Sports Clubs, Social & Community Clubs)
  • IEU Athletics: Represent IE University in a wide range of team and individual sports, in both competitive and recreational atmospheres (Football, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Tennis, and more!)
  • IEU Creativity Center: IE Creativity Center is an open space that triggers creativity transversally, facilitating interaction between Segovia and the diverse IE universe.
  • Our Traditions: IE University’s contagious spirit and pride have grown tremendously over the years, bolstered by exciting campus-wide events and programs.

Our campus is located in the center of the Madrid neighborhood, Salamanca. This bustling neighborhood is a hub of technology and innovation. Spread across several buildings, this diverse and vibrant campus leaves room for networking opportunities, chances to stop for a coffee and provides quick access to public transport to meet up with colleagues after a day of classes.

Take advantage of the opportunity to live in the vibrant city of Madrid. We have several types of accommodation available to our students from residences and private flats to shared flats or guidance on renting on your own.

Living in the city center allows you to fully immerse yourself in the Spanish culture as well as keeping you close to all things IE University. But, Madrid is an incredibly connected city and no matter where you chose to live, you’ll be within a reasonable distance of campus and the beauty and vibrancy of the capital.

As part of the IE Community, you’ll benefit from our agreements with moving and storage companies. Your options are unlimited.


    IE University proudly boasts its top rankings by some of the most prestigious associations in their respective fields. Each discipline is also highly regarded amongst employers from some of the world’s largest corporations.

    • 1st in Spain - Youth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019
    • 5th in Europe - Youth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019
    • 7th in Recruiter Satisfaction worldwide - Youth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019
    • 6th in Student Satisfaction worldwideYouth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019
    • 19th Top University worldwideYouth Incorporated, Global University Rankings 2019


    The various stages of our admission process are aimed at identifying those areas of your academic and personal profile that make you unique and make sure that you fit in with our educational model.

    At IE, we don’t have a specific deadline for admission into any of our programs. We have a rolling admissions policy, which means that you can apply to IE University at any time of the year. However, given the limited number of places in the programs and the diverse student body, it is highly recommended you present your application several months prior to program commencement.

    The admission process is divided into five main phases:

    • Online Application & Supporting Documents
    • Admission Test
    • Online Assessment
    • Personal Interview
    • Final Committee Decision

    We recommend that you register for our upcoming events (open house, virtual sessions) so that you can receive information on all our degrees, read about our methodology, and air any questions you may have.

    Admission Days

    Admission Days are unique combined events taking place at IE's international offices, where the participants will have an amazing opportunity of getting a feel of what it means to be part of the IE University community. The applicants who wish to accelerate their admissions process will have the chance to finalize it in one day. What makes an admission day unique?

    • Attend informative sessions regarding important aspects of your admissions process
    • Answer all your questions with the IE University representatives in person
    • Meet with staff, alumni, and faculty
    • Take the IE University admission test
    • Have your interview on the same day
    • Experience our teaching methodology

    For more information about Admissions Days click here.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Studying at IE is an investment of time, effort, and financial resources. To help students manage the funding of their program, IE Financial Aid provides access to scholarships and student loan programs. Financial aid applications are received on a rolling basis, but certain scholarships do have specific deadlines. It is strongly recommended to apply as soon as possible, funds are limited, and therefore the closer the intake is, the lower the number of funds available.

    To request financial aid, it is necessary to complete our online form available at once the admissions form has been submitted and always prior to the start of the program.

    The IE Financial Aid Department is here to answer your questions about our financing and scholarship options available. We aim to guide our students to find the financial solution best suited for their economic needs.

    The IE Foundation, thanks to our alumni and donors, offers need-based, merit and professional excellence tuition assistance to talented students. A list of our scholarship options, such as the IE High Potential Award or the IE Scholarship, can be found on our website. Loan options and payment plans are also available.

    Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Department with any doubts on scholarships and financial assistance.

    Why study at IE University

    IE University is more than just an education, it’s a life-changing experience. With cutting-edge resources and innovation at our core, our programs guarantee that you gain the tools necessary to be a leader of tomorrow. Step into the IE Community—a world of like-minded colleagues, experienced faculty and an extensive global network—and step out as a well-rounded professional with a worldwide network, ready to tackle today’s challenges and predict tomorrow’s trends.

    With our unique methodologies and over 45 master’s programs on offer, you’ll be able to find a program that best suits your needs. What’s more, you can personalize your studies to adhere to your schedule and professional goals. Don’t put your education on hold: the future is now.

    Awards & Accreditations

    1st worldwide - Online MBA

    QS Rankings (2021)

    5th worldwide - ie executive MBA

    QS Rankings (2021)

    6th worldwide - master in management

    QS Rankings (2020)

    3rd worldwide - online MBA

    Financial Times (2022)

    8th worldwide - master in finance pre-experience

    Financial Times (2021)

    12th worldwide - executive mba

    Financial Times (2021)

    Campus Life & Facilities

    • State-of-the-art WOW room at IE Business School: an unmatched virtual learning space.
    • Area31: a hub where our talented game-changers develop their startup ideas.
    • IE Talent & Careers: career guidance, resources and opportunities for students to set you on your career path.
    • Media Lab: learn to plan, produce and broadcast multimedia materials.
    • Creativity Center: Unleash your creative side with projects, exhibitions and activities.

    There’s always something to do at IE University, and always something happening. The IE Experience is exactly that: a full experience. With more than 140 clubs and upwards of 500 events, your time at IE University is designed to be lived to the fullest. The diversity and entrepreneurial mindset of the IE Community guarantees that you’ll find a dynamic experience that best suits your interests.

    From sports and social clubs to community and professional clubs, you’ll have the chance to network as well as develop both personally and professionally. What’s more, the prime location in the center of Madrid will lead to days of exploration and nights that turn into mornings.

    IE University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge

    Program Admission Requirements

    Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


    • Madrid

      C/ María de Molina, 13, 28006, Madrid

    • Amsterdam

      Amsterdam, Netherlands

      • Madrid

        Madrid, Spain

        • Chicago

          Chicago, USA

          • London

            London, United Kingdom

            • Singapore

              Singapore, Singapore

              • Los Angeles

                Los Angeles, USA

                • Mexico City

                  Mexico City, Mexico

                  • Shanghai

                    Shanghai, China

                    • Geneva

                      Geneva, Switzerland

                      • Dubai

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates

                        • Segovia

                          Segovia, Spain

                        • Nicosia

                          Nicosia, Cyprus

                        • Providence

                          Providence, USA

                        • Frankfurt

                          Frankfurt, Germany

                        • Cape Town

                          Cape Town, South Africa

                        • 7th Avenue

                          7th Avenue, USA