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The admissions process begins when you start and submit your online application.

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In your online application you are asked to upload the following (you can still upload the items after submitting your application):

  • Your Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Executive Assessment (EA) results, unless you opt to take the IESE Test.
  • Candidates must submit one of the following certificates so we can assess your English language skills:
    English Certificates
      Minimum scores required: 10.3
    • TOEFL
      Minimum scores required: 95
      IESE EMBA code: 7237,
    • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) 4 skills
      Minimum scores required: Listening & Reading: 945; Speaking: 150; Writing: 150.
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
      Minimum score required: 6.5
    • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced) or above
      Minimum score required: C
    • PTE academic
      Minimum score required: 68
    • Duolingo English Test
      Minimum score required: 130
    • Candidates don’t need to submit a certificate if:
      – English is your native language.
      – All of your university courses have been taught in English.
      – You can demonstrate you have lived and worked in an English-speaking country for at least two consecutive years.
  • Letter of support from your current employer, in which they refer to your intention to enroll in IESE’s Executive MBA.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Degree and academic experience including grades. Later on you will need to provide IESE with the originals.
  • Photocopy of your national ID document or passport
  • Passport-sized photograph
  • Payment receipt for the application fee (€145) and, where applicable, the fee for the IESE Test (€145)



Once you have submitted your application and passed the admissions requirements, you’ll meet with one of our program managers for a personal interview.


The admissions tests for the IESE Executive MBA are designed to assess whether you would be able to gain the maximum benefit from the program.
You can choose to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Executive Assessment (EA) or IESE Test.

IESE Admission TEST & GMAT Test

IESE Admission Test

The IESE Test assesses your knowledge of basic math skills, verbal reasoning and analytical writing. The multiple-choice test is online and it is conducted in Spanish and in English.

Both the mathematical and verbal elements of the test require prior preparation. IESE’s test doesn’t have its own specific preparatory material, but its content is very similar to that of the GMAT .

The fee for the IESE test is €145. If you opt for this test instead of the GMAT, you must send your online application form at least one week before your test date.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Your GMAT results should be sent directly to IESE by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). You’ll be able to select the IESE Executive MBA as a recipient of your official GMAT score report before taking the exam. The code for the Executive MBA in Madrid is S21-G2-71, while the code for the Executive MBA in Barcelona is S21-G2-35.

For more information about the GMAT:

Executive Assessment (EA)

Your EA results should be sent directly to IESE by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). You’ll be able to select the IESE Executive MBA as a recipient of your official EA score report before taking the exam. The code for the Executive MBA in Madrid is S21-G2-71, while the code for the Executive MBA in Barcelona is S21-G2-35.

For more information about the EA:

Técnicas Lingüísticas Aplicadas
Via Augusta 123, Barcelona

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The test result is valid for five years and assesses your knowledge of basic math skills, verbal reasoning and analytical writing.

For more information about the GRE:


The Admissions Committee will evaluate your application and communicate its decision by email.

Benefits for your company

The IESE Executive MBA develops the top talent of your organization and helps your business achieve breakthrough performance.

Development of internal talent

Motivate your company’s high-potential talent and foster their personal and professional growth.


Develop leaders who can motivate individuals and teams, unite them around a common objective, and foster a sense of belonging in the organization.

International perspective

Prepare your executives to adapt to an increasingly uncertain global economic landscape.

New challenges

Equip your managers with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently take on new challenges.

Entrepreneurial spirit

Empower your executives to detect and create new business opportunities within your organizational framework.

Agents of change

Trigger change and innovation by empowering your people to break down internal and external barriers.

Tuition and fees

  • The fee for the Executive MBA program commencing in September 2023 in Madrid and Barcelona (weekly and biweekly formats) is 75,700€.  For the Campus in Munich (every three weeks) and Sao Paulo, please confirm with your Admission Team. The tuition includes teaching materials, as well as meals whenever necessary for program purposes. Travel and accommodation are not included.
     Enroll Year 2023Due Date
    Commitment fee€7,570Refer to admittance letter
    Payment EMBA Year 1€30,280Up to October 1, 2023
    Payment EMBA Year 2€37,850 Up to September 1, 2024
  • IESE offers a scholarship program for promising Executive MBA students capable of making a positive and significant impact on business and society. If you are applying for a scholarship for the EMBA Barcelona, please apply here. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out an application and email us at EMBA Madrid at;  and Munich at
    Click here to download the application form

    Excellence Scholarship
    Designed for candidates who demonstrate academic merit, an outstanding professional track record and proven leadership experience.
    Female Talent Scholarship
    Open to women with a stellar track record and development potential.
    Mitsubishi Entrepreneur Scholarship
    Support for entrepreneurs who have launched or are developing a new business. In collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric.
    IESE and ONCE Foundation Scholarship
    Every year, IESE and the ONCE Foundation award scholarships to disabled students, which cover up to 65% of the program fees. Through this initiative, IESE and the ONCE Foundation promote the integration and ongoing development of the disabled within the business community. These scholarships are offered to candidates with a legally recognized disability of at least 33%.As part of the evaluation process, applicants must submit a copy of their certificate of disability and complete the scholarship application. Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee composed of members of the ONCE Foundation and the IESE Executive MBA.The application deadline is June 1 and award decisions are communicated within a month.
    Candidates admitted to the Executive MBA program are eligible for scholarships.Special consideration is paid to those with economic constraints. Applicants may apply for scholarships in more than one category, but only one will be awarded per candidate.If a candidate withdraws before the start of the program, admission will be extended, but the scholarship will be relinquished.
    Scholarship Jury
    The jury bases its decisions on the following criteria:

    • Academic merit, including GMAT score, Executive Assessment and IESE Admissions Test
    • Professional experience and leadership
    • Proven impact in business and in society
    • Entrepreneurial drive, ability to innovate and international trajectory
    • Personal motivations for requesting the scholarship

  • IESE offers the Global Student Loan Program, a unique financing opportunity in collaboration with Banco Sabadell. The loan covers the cost of the program and is open to students of any nationality from the moment they are admitted to one of IESE’s MBA programs. You can download detailed information (in Spanish) about the Global Student Loan Program for Executive MBA students here continue

    You can find information about IESE loans and scholarships, support and answers to your questions at the Financial Aid Office.

Key Dates

 BarcelonaMadridMunichSão Paulo
ROUND 1October 24, 2022OverdueDecember 7, 2022December 20, 2022
ROUND 2January 26, 2023OverdueMarch 1, 2023January 31, 2023
ROUND 3February 28, 2023
OverdueApril 11, 2023 February 20, 2023
ROUND 4March 27, 2023 May 3, 2023 June 5, 2023
ROUND 5April 24, 2023 May, 29 2023 July 8, 2023
ROUND 6May 26, 2023 June, 19 2023
ROUND 7June 26th, 2023, July, 3 2023
ROUND 8July 24th, 2023 July, 19 2023

 BarcelonaMadridMunichSão Paulo
IESE'S Test Day OnlineMay 9, 2023 May 9, 2023
IESE'S Test Day OnlineMay 18, 2023 May 18, 2023
IESE'S Test Day OnlineMay 30, 2023 May 30, 2023
IESE'S Test Day OnlineJune 8, 2023 June 8, 2023 June 8, 2023
IESE'S Test Day OnlineJune 13, 2023 June 13, 2023
IESE'S Test Day OnlineJune 24, 2023 June 24, 2023
IESE'S Test Day OnlineJune 29, 2023 June 29, 2023
IESE'S Test Day OnlineJuly 8, 2023 July 8, 2023 July 8, 2023
IESE'S Test Day OnlineJuly 13, 2023 July 18, 2023

 BarcelonaMadridMunichSão Paulo
Program Start Date Biweekly Format:
September 14th, 2023

Weekly Format:
September 21st, 2023
October 2023September 2023September 2023