Founded in 1973 in Madrid, IE has in a relatively short period demonstrated pre-eminence of its faculty, programs and students. The university is home to 9 centers for research. IE Business School is regularly ranked among the top 20 business schools by Business Week, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, who consider IE's flagship International MBA and Executive MBA programs as among the best in the world. Its MBA is ranked 6th among 100 business schools evaluated by the Financial Times in its 2010 global ranking. IE Business School is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the leading international accreditation associations for business schools.
IE Business School provides a wide range of management programs taught in English from which a rich array of courses will be available to incoming exchange students from across the world. Fully 82% of students at the Madrid campus do not hold Spanish citizenship.
IE Business School's campus is located within Madrid, a leading European capital, business hub and strategic location that serves to link Europe, North America and Latin America.