IESE Business School, University of Navarra for MBA in Spain
Home to Three of Europe's Finest Global MBA Programs. Spain is home to three of Europe's finest and top-ranked global MBA programs by Cat's Global Rankings 2016. It has also scored two out of the top 20 full-time MBA programs in the world.
Generally, Spain is a relatively affordable country where international students should not feel financially pressured. You'll need between 900 – 1,100 EUR to live in Spain. Costs are higher if you choose Madrid or Barcelona, which are the most expensive Spanish cities.
IESE Business School is the graduate business school of the University of Navarra. Founded in 1958 in Barcelona where its main campus is located, IESE in 1963 formed an alliance with Harvard Business School (HBS) and launched the first two-year MBA program in Europe. IESE has campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York, and São Paulo.
As a business school, the different campuses teach Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA, and Executive Education programs. IESE is an initiative of the Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church.
IESE's main campus is located in the Pedralbes neighborhood of Barcelona, at the foot of the Collserola mountain range. The 52,000 m2 campus features more than a dozen buildings, the newest of which was inaugurated in 2018 to house its research division and doctoral programs. The MBA programs and a wide range of Executive Education programs are offered on the Barcelona campus.
Since its founding in 1974, IESE's Madrid campus has focused on Executive Education programs. The Executive MBA is also offered on the Madrid campus, along with a special program for public sector management. The campus, spread over 19,000m2, is located in a northeastern suburb of the Spanish capital. The campus is being expanded by the city's growing appeal to foreign students. A new program has also been introduced since August 2019, the Master in Management (MiM).
IESE opened a campus at 165 West 57th Street in Manhattan in 2007. Housed in a neo-Renaissance building constructed in 1916 as the Louis H. Chalif Normal School of Dancing, IESE's New York campus delivers customized programs for companies and general management programs for executives, with a particular focus on the media and entertainment sectors.
IESE's Munich campus, established in 2005, has focused on Executive Education programs for companies and professionals working in Germany and Central Europe. It also offers an Executive MBA program, and courses included in the MBA and Global Executive MBA programs.
Since 2000, IESE has delivered its Brazil-based activities and programs at ISE Business School, in the Bela Vista neighborhood of São Paulo, home to a number of educational and financial institutions. In addition to general management programs for executives, IESE's São Paulo campus offers an Executive MBA degree.