IE has its roots in IE Business School, which was founded in 1973 in the heart of Madrid’s financial district. Those early years saw the launch of IE Business School’s MBA and Executive MBA programs. As Spain opened its doors to the world, IE served as a platform for debate on business challenges on an international level. In 1983, the School’s International MBA was born.
IE has delegations in 28 countries and teaches its students in Madrid, Segovia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Providence, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Cape Town, and Shanghai, among other cities.IE’s Madrid campus is located in the financial district of the Spanish capital. IE students, who this year come from 128 countries, have the opportunity to establish contacts with major corporations that have European headquarters in Madrid.IE’s historic Segovia campus, where part of IE University’s bachelor's degree programs is run, is located in woodland close to the center of the city, which in turn is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The EU has agreements with sports complexes on the outskirts of the city, where students can practice a wide selection of sports. In most cases, when more than 15 students will be attending the practices, we provide free private transportation to the sports complex and back to campus. Sports lovers attend formal and informal practices and games organized by official teams or individual players. The sports offerings available to these two different participants vary, and you will be able to become familiar with them in the section provided below. There are more than 90 different clubs at IE. Networking at IE starts in the School’s classrooms and clubs and continues through the Alumni Association. Each year our students and alumni come together to participate in extracurricular activities designed to enable them to broaden their knowledge, establish new contacts and lifelong friendships, and enjoy themselves.IE Clubs are the umbrella structure under which we organize events worldwide, grouping activities according to functional area, sector, geographic region, or special interest. These clubs bring together people with shared interests and are a great way to combine management education with networking.