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COVID-19 UPDATE! Due to the current outbreak and lockdown, the Admissions team is working from home. That’s why all our interviews are conducted by Skype and the admissions test are conducted online. We will continue working by your side so your admissions process can continue as usual as possible.

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ROUND 1November 5, 2020 November 5, 2020 OverdueOverdue
ROUND 2January 21, 2021 January 21, 2021 December 7, 2020 Overdue
ROUND 3March 27, 2021 March 27, 2021 March 1, 2021 Overdue
ROUND 4May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021 April 13, 2021 Overdue

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Open Day date Online (English)OverdueOverdueOct 10, 2020
Open Day date Online (Spanish)OverdueOverdue
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Open Day date Online (Spanish)Dec 9, 2020 Dec 9, 2020 Nov 10, 2020
Open Day date Online (English)Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021
Open Day date Online (Spanish)Feb 27, 2021
Open Day date Online (Spanish)Mar 11, 2021

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IESE'S Test Day OnlineNovember 21, 2020 November 21, 2020 November 21, 2020 October 15, 2020
IESE'S Test Day OnlineDecember 15, 2020 December 15, 2020 December 15, 2020 October 19, 2020
IESE'S Test Day OnlineJanuary 23, 2021 January 23, 2021 January 23, 2021 December 5, 2020
IESE'S Test Day OnlineFebruary 23, 2021 February 23, 2021 February 23, 2021 February 11, 2021
IESE'S Test Day OnlineMarch 20, 2021 March 13, 2021
IESE'S Test Day OnlineApril 15, 2021
IESE'S Test DayMay 5, 2021

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Program Start Date October 2nd, 2020September 2020September 2021August 2020

OnlineSeptember 17th, 2020


The admissions process begins when you submit your online application.

Start application Barcelona
Start application Madrid
Start application Munich
Start application São Paulo

Along with your online application, or later on via email, you should also send:

  • 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
    • TOEFL
    • Minimum score required: 95
    • IESE EMBA code: 7237
    • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) 4 skills
      Minimum scores required: Listening & Reading: 850; 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
    • 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)


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.



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 Committee will evaluate your application and communicate their decision by post or email.

Admissions and fees

  • The fee for the Executive MBA program commencing in September 2021 in Madrid, Barcelona (weekly and biweekly formats) and in Munich (every three weeks) is €73,700.This includes tuition and teaching materials, as well as meals whenever necessary for program purposes. Travel and accommodation are not included.
  • 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 interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out an application and email us at EMBA Madrid at; EMBA Barcelona 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 continueYou can find information about IESE loans and scholarships, support and answers to your questions at the Financial Aid Office.

Next admissions rounds


November 5, 2020


November 5, 2020


December 7, 2020

São Paulo

October 30, 2020



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

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:

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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.