For more than 60 years, IESE Business School has been at the forefront of management education and leadership development. Our mission today remains the same as it was back in 1958: to educate and inspire leaders who wish to have a positive and lasting impact on people, business and society.
IESE has for years been a leader in the rankings of the world’s best business schools. These rankings acknowledge the quality of our faculty and students and of the education we provide.
The rankings measure factors such as international scope, alumni salaries and the return on investment of our programs. However, our commitment to developing talented managers goes far beyond that. At IESE, we believe that excellence is an attitude reflected by each and every one of the school’s component parts, from teaching and research to campus experience, career development services and enduring relationships with our participants.
IESE are among the World's Best Business School:
#1 in world 2015-2020. IESE placed number one in the FT’s ranking of Executive Education programs for a record-setting six straight years. Drawing particular praise were our diverse, research-based faculty and our programs’ focus on the personal and professional development needs of executives and entrepreneurs, as well as the tailored attention paid to their development after the program. No ranking was produced in 2021 because of COVID, and in 2022 IESE placed second in the world.
#1 in world 2021. IESE received high scores across all four categories that The Economist uses to assess full-time MBA programs: the creation of new career opportunities, personal development opportunities and educational experience, salary enhancement, and the potential to network.
#2 in Europe 2021-22. The Bloomberg Businessweek Best European B-Schools 2021-22 MBA Ranking highlighted the exceptional learning experience that IESE provides MBA students, as well as the rich networking opportunities that are available when studying the program.
IESE has five permanent campuses – in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich New York and São Paulo – at its core. Beyond that, for several decades it has worked in close collaboration with 15 associated schools in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Further collaborations see IESE's reach extended even further around the world, via the various programs, the exchange schools for the MBA and schools with which we cooperate on research projects.