IE Business School is the No. 4 business school worldwide and No 1 in Spain within the non-US business school category of the 2015 Bloomberg Business ranking of MBA programs.
This result further consolidates IE Business School’s position as one of the best schools in the world for management education, having achieved the No. 8 position in the world earlier this week in the 2015 Ranking of Executive MBAs published by Financial Times.
In order to draw up the ranking Bloomberg Business evaluated 177 MBA programs around the world. Criteria included the level of satisfaction among a total of 13,000 students and 18,000 graduates with regard to academic excellence, career opportunities, and the overall program. It also included the views of 1,460 recruiters in order to gauge which schools prepare graduates best for the workplace.
For its latest ranking Bloomberg Business evaluated IE Business School’s International MBA, which has a student body comprised of 90% international students. This year’s intake has students from 65 countries with an average of 5 years’ relevant work experience. The one-year program is available in English and Spanish, and its design permits students to craft a customized program for themselves based on their specific interests and career plans. Students can opt to do the Creators track, centered on entrepreneurialism, or the Transformers track, if they want to map a career path as directors in the corporate world. They can also choose from among over 150 elective courses whereby students can further personalize the learning experience, as well as undertake consulting projects or work on social initiatives in South Africa, Ethiopia, Peru, or Brazil.
IE Business School International MBA students can also participate in the Post-MBA Long Exchange Program, a three-month exchange program which permits them to choose a destination from among 58 partner schools around the world, including Chicago Booth (US), NYU Stern (US), GIBS-Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa), London Business School (UK), and Tsinghua (China). They also have the opportunity to further extend their networks at the Global Network Week, travel with the IE’s Venture Lab initiative to examine entrepreneurial ecosystems in other countries, or present their own business projects at Venture Day events held by IE in cities that include Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Mexico D.F., Providence, Berlin, Tokyo and Lisbon. The program offers a total of 66 international destinations to further enrich the MBA experience.