IESE has created a scholarship program for students of the Executive MBA with proven potential to have a positive and significant impact on business and society.

If you are interested in applying for a grant from the IESE, please fill out an application and send us an email to EMBA Madrid or EMBA Barcelona:  (for Madrid Applications) (for Barcelona Applications). Click here to download the application form.

Excellence Scholarship

Designed for candidates who demonstrate academic merit together with a professional track record and proven leadership experience.

Female Talent Scholarship

Open to women with outstanding performance and great development potential.

Entrepreneur Scholarship

Support for entrepreneurs who have launched or are developing a new business. In collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric.

IESE and ONCE Foundation Scholarship

IESE and the ONCE Foundation award scholarships each year of up to 65% of the program’s fees to persons with disabilities. Through this initiative, IESE and the ONCE Foundation support the integration of disabled people in the business world and the commitment to advanced training of this group.

These scholarships are offered to people with a disability of at least 33%, legally recognized.

As part of the evaluation process, applicants must submit a copy of their certificate of disability and complete the scholarship application. A committee comprising members of the ONCE Foundation and the IESE EMBA selects the candidates who will receive the scholarships.

The deadline for this application is 1 June. Award decisions will be communicated one month later.


Candidates admitted to the Executive MBA program can apply for a scholarship.

Special attention is paid to those who are experiencing economic issues. Applicants may apply for a grant in more than one category, but only one scholarship will be awarded for any one candidate.

In the case of a candidate withdrawing before the start of the program, admission will be extended, but not the scholarship.

For the Executive MBA program starting September 2017, 75% of the grants are awarded to candidates who completed the admissions process for the EMBA in the two first rounds (January 30, 2017 and March 30, 2017). The deadline to apply for the scholarship ended on 30 May.



The jury bases its decisions on the following criteria:

  • The academic merit of the candidate (including scores of the GMAT, Executive Assessment or IESE Admissions Test).
  • The experience and leadership exercised by the candidate in their professional development.
  • The impact of the candidate in their business and in society.
  • The candidate’s entrepreneurial initiative, capacity for innovation and international trajectory.
  • The candidate’s motivation for requesting the grant.