Infobox University

name = IESE Business School
established = 1958
type = Private
dean = Jordi Canals
city = Barcelona
country = Spain
students = ~600
staff = 171
campus = Urban
website = []
endowment = US$ 32.64 Million

IESE Business School, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, is ranked as a top 5 business school in Europe and is renowned for its MBA and Executive MBA programs. IESE has campuses in Barcelona and Madrid. IESE is an initiative of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. The endowment of IESE in December 2006 stood at an all time high of US$ 32.64m

IESE stands for "Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa" in Spanish and in English: "Institute of Higher Business Studies" or "International Graduate School of Management".


Its main features are:
* An international character that combines a global mindset with an understanding of the different cultural, institutional and social dimensions that play a role in business in different regions.
* A general management view of companies and business problems and challenges.
* A culture of learning that helps participants ask not only what, but why and how.
* The human and ethical values indispensable for personal growth and corporate sustainability.
* The belief that business leaders can have a profound impact on people and society through professionalism, integrity and spirit of service, fostering in this way true corporate social responsibility.
* A personalized approach to management education.
* Rigorous research on real problems which are relevant to the business world. []
* Comprehensive international exchange programs with top schools (e.g., Columbia Business School, Kellogg, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College)

ome of the Programs Offered

* Executive MBA
* Global Executive MBA
* General Management Programs
* [ Short Focused Programs]
* Ph.D in Management
* Custom Programs
* Alumni Continuous Education Programs
* International Faculty Development Program

Brief History

*1958: IESE Business School Established in Barcelona
*1963: Harvard-IESE Committee meets to guide the IESE MBA program
*1964: IESE establishes Europe’s first two-year MBA program
*1973: Europe’s first entrepreneurship course offered at IESE
*1980: Bilingual program, Europe's first, created
*1989: International Advisory Board established
*1991: International Faculty Development Program for faculty members in Europe formed
*1994: IESE begins offering executive education programs in partnership with other leading business schools including Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan and University of Michigan
*2000: Europe's first Global Executive MBA established
*2002: Advanced Management Program in Brazil established
*2003: Executive Development Program in Egypt established
*2004: Advanced Management Program in Munich established
*2005: Inside India Program established
*2007: King and Queen of Spain Inaugurate Expanded IESE Campus in Barcelona, New York City research center established


IESE ranked as number one business school in the world based on the study of the Economist Intelligence Unit of 2005 and 2006. The ranking criteria of the Economist are (a) Open new career opportunities (35%), (b) Personal development/educational experience (35%), (c) Increase salary (20%), and (d) Potential to network (10%). []

It ranked 11th in the world based on the study of the Financial Times in 2008. [] and 1st non-U.S two year business school according to Forbes magazine. []

In its Executive Education 2000 survey published on May 23, The Financial Times ranked IESE one of the world's leading providers of open enrollment and in-company programs for global senior managers. In the global Top 20 ranking, IESE ranked 9th in the world and 2nd in Europe. The Financial Times also named IESE No. 1 in the world in two categories: internet usage and relevance of teaching in the workplace.

IESE is one of the world's pioneers in joint-venture executive education, offering open-enrollment programs in partnership with leading U.S. business schools and companies since 1994. The school's in-company programs have attracted such leading clients as Bertelsmann, British Telecom, Boeing, Fortis, Henkel, Sun Microsystems and Volkswagen in recent months. []

Notable alumni

* [ Isabel Aguilera] , Executive Management Program Certificate, IESE - CEO, Google Spain and Portugal "Google Iberia"
*Alfredo Biel Castán, MBA, IESE - CEO, [ Bonsai Technologies group, S.A.]
*Ruben Bonet, MBA, IESE - CEO, [ Fractus]
*Javier Cebrián Sagarriga, MBA, IESE - Chairman, [ Bonsai Technologies group, S.A.]
*Andrea Christenson, MBA 1983, IESE - CEO & Owner, [ Käthe Kruse Puppen GmbH]
*Jacobo González-Robatto, E-MBA 1986, IESE – CEO, [ Barclays Spain]
*Luis Hernández de Cabanyes, MBA, IESE – Chairman, [ Renta Corporación]
*William MacDonald, MBA, IESE – CEO, Lazard Asesores Financieros S.A.
*Jordi Mercader Miró, MBA 1969, IESE – CEO and chairman of the board, Grupo Agbar
* [ Amparo Moraleda Martínez] , MBA, IESE – President of IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel, and Turkey
*Javier Robles, PDG (General Management Program) 1990, IESE – President, Danone Spain
*Juan Antonio Samaranch, former President of the International Olympic Committee
* [ Carmen Valera] , MBA, IESE - CEO, [ Burson-Marsteller] Spain
*María del Pino Velázquez, MBA 1991, IESE – CEO, [ Unisono]
*Rafael Villaseca Marco, MBA, IESE - CEO Gas Natural SDG, S.A.
*Raymundo de Xesus Sanchez, MBA 1999, IESE - Strategic Planning Manager, CEMEX
*Ermenegildo Zegna, MBA, IESE - CEO, Ermenegildo Zegna

upported Business Schools

As IESE was aided by Harvard Business School in its establishment, IESE has continued this charitable activity by aiding the establishment and continued operation of high-quality business schools in various countries, mainly developing. These schools include:

* [ IPADE] (Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa)
Universidad Panamericana,
Mexico City, Mexico,Founded in 1967

*IAE (Escuela de Dirección y Negocios) [ Universidad Austral] ,
Buenos Aires, Argentina,Founded in 1978

* [ PAD] (Escuela de Dirección de la Universidad de Piura)
Universidad de Piura,
Peru,Founded in 1979

* [ AESE] (Associaçao de Estudos Superiores de Empresa)
Lisbon, Portugal,Founded in 1980

* [ INALDE] (Instituto de Alta Dirección Empresarial)
Universidad de la Sabana,
Bogotá, Colombia,Founded in 1986

* [ LBS] (Lagos Business School)Pan-African University,
Lagos, Nigeria,Founded in 1992

* [ IDE] (Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial)
Guayaquil, Ecuador,Founded in 1993

*CEIBS (China Europe International Business School)
Shanghai, China,Founded in 1994

* [ IEEM] (Instituto de Estudios Empresariales de Montevideo) [ Universidad de Montevideo]
Montevideo, Uruguay,Founded in 1994

*School of Business Administration
University of Asia and the Pacific,
Manila, Philippines,Founded in 1995

* [ ISE] (Instituto Superior da Empresa)
São Paulo, Brazil,Founded in 1997

* [ ESE Business School] (Escuela de Negocios)
Universidad de los Andes (Chile),
Santiago, Chile,Founded in 1999

* [ SBS] (Strathmore Business School)
Strathmore University,
Nairobi, Kenya

IESE International Case Competition

The IESE International Case Competition is an annual business case competition run by IESE for MBA students from across the world. The competition has been held since 1995, and is sponsored by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Winning Teams

**1st: London Business School - Mauricio Achurra, Ian Craig, Christophe Haugen, Grant Smith
**2nd: MIT Sloan School of Management - Tal Ben-Shahar, Scott Roberts, Yulia Shpilman, Bryant Vernon

**1st: MIT Sloan School of Management - Jed Finn, Prem Pavoor, Brian Greenfield, Mark Shalhoub
**2nd: Wharton School of Business - Matthew Jeffers, Michelle Tejero, Madhur Aggarwal, CK Siu

**1st: Richard Ivey School of Business - Larissa Chaikowsky, Rayomand Golwala, Monica Chen and Marcel Guay

**1st: Kellogg School of Management - Attila Toth, Paolo Cuomo, Alberto Spangaro and Arlindo Eira Filho.


*Murray, Shailagh. [ A Renegade Among Schools Proves It Can Hold Its Own] . Wall Street Journal.
*Pfeffer, Jeffrey. [ The benefits of company as family] . Business 2.0 Magazine.

External links

* [ IESE Website]
* [ Business Issues for 2007 according to IESE]
* [,,577269,00.html Article at Guardian Unlimited]
* [ IESE Case Competition Website]
* [ Roland Berger Website]

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