Uniquely Global

Campuses, centers, research hubs, strategic alliances and programs that span 5 continents. An alumni community of 130 nationalities.

General Management

Develop the broader, integrative vision of a business leader generalist. Because when you see the big picture, you make better decisions.

Leadership with Integrity

At IESE you’ll be challenged, stretched and encouraged to be the very best you can be: as a leader, as a human being.

A World of Options

A broad range of programs by region and by language. Precision-match a specific program edition to your goals and needs.

Balance Learning, Work and Life

Flexible learning formats so you can balance your investment in your leadership with professional and life commitments.


#1 in Executive Education 2015-2020 by Financial Times | IESE Business School
#2 in Executive Education 2022 by Financial Times | IESE Business School
#3 in Open Programs 2022 by Financial Times | IESE Business School

  • Testimonial

    “My time at IESE challenged me intellectually, strategically and personally as a leader. I gained a new network of global executive classmates, who along with the program faculty, provided a thought-provoking and engaging experience. Back on the job, I feel more empowered to create value.”

    Michael Collinson

    Michael Collinson
    SVP of Technical Operations PVH CORP New York City
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    “Leadership is a challenge for all of us. Success means leading within the parameters of human values, service, value and quality. My experience at IESE, the teaching methodology, the dynamism and the rich exchange – all of this has enriched my leadership.”


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    “What makes IESE different is the human touch – the way we integrate the human factor into the business purpose.”




At IESE you will have open-door access to some of the finest minds in business. With PhDs from many of the world’s leading schools and deep global business experience, IESE professors are at the forefront of business innovation.

Faculty expertise is built on deep experience – in consultancy, within boards or at the helm of their own enterprises.

Our professors teach at IESE campuses and centers all over the world; across borders and cultures, and across the full spread of our program portfolios.

100% PhDs
4:1 student-professor ratio
30 nationalities in faculty
100% open-door policy


Wherever you are in your career, whatever your goals and challenges, at IESE you will develop a number of core leadership skills and competencies that will transform you as a leader. In the table below, the darker the shade of the competency, the more intense the focus.

C-Suite Senior Executive Functional Director

Integrative thinking
Craft the future of your company and set its long-term direction in the global economy.Integrate and align functions & geographies. Be a bridge builder, translator, aligner.Adopt the integrative perspective of a senior generalist.

Innovation mind-set
Spot the global trends and connect the dots, capitalizing on technology, resources & talent.Identify and leverage the creativity in your organization to exploit opportunities. Address business problems with creativity, leveraging resources from

Decision making
Bring the big picture perspective. Make swift decisions with incomplete knowledge and in uncertainty. Improve decision-making and delegation by understanding your broad competitive context. Make more confident decisions with a deeper understanding of cross-functional dynamics.

Change competency
Build the macro-framework and change agents to improve processes and systems.Identify levers and the key people to build impetus for change and follow-through.Enhance your ability to plan resources and tactics to execute change.

Negotiating & influencing
Influence a broad spectrum of stakeholders with deftness and versatility.Lead complex negotiations to more effective outcomes. Cascade organizational objectives and advocate upwards for your function when necessary.

Articulate your company’s vision, its values and its mission. Translate complex problems into simple, meaningful explanations. Build team buy-in and alignment to streamline processes.

Self management
Listen with humility and learn from the global environment. Develop empathy, self-awareness and emotional intelligence.Assess leadership growth opportunities.

Team management
Balance the needs of all stakeholders to drive your organization in one direction. Align your teams around a shared vision and common purpose. Drive engagement and efficient collaboration between your team members.