Ie Business School Video Essay

Financial AidIf I receive a loan from Sabadell, when will I receive my diploma?

Those students that have outstanding loans from Sabadell will receive a provisional diploma at the graduation ceremony due to the specific conditions in place with these cooperating financial institutions. While the diploma itself contains text indicating it is provisional, there is no difference in the distribution of folders at the graduation ceremony. Once the loan is paid in full, graduates should send the confirmation to so that the final diploma can be mailed by post. Should you have any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact


AdmissionsWhat part of the application is most important? What should I focus on?

We take a holistic approach to admissions, therefore, the entire application is important and we will review it in detail. In particular we look at your work experience and career development, international exposure, motivation to do the program, interpersonal skills, academic performance, entrance exam, and your English or Spanish language abilities, depending on which language track you’re applying to.

AdmissionsDo I need to come to Madrid to do the formal interview?

If you have the opportunity to come on campus, we highly recommend it. The interview can also be conducted at one of our offices around the world with one of our representatives or in your city by an alumnus. In case a face-to-face interview is not possible, we can also schedule a Skype interview.

AdmissionsHow long will the Admissions Committee need to review my application?

Once you submit your online application, we will try to get back to you in 1 to 3 weeks after a first revision. We will let you know if any documents are pending, or if we feel your profile is aligned to what we are looking for we will invite you to a formal interview. Once the interview is completed and all your documentation is submitted the Admissions Committee will get back to you with a final decision between 1-3 weeks. Please bear in mind that over holiday periods this timeframe could be longer.

AdmissionsWhen is the deadline to apply to the International MBA program?

We have a rolling admissions process, so there are no application deadlines. However, given the limited number of places in the program and the time needed for visas and securing financing, it is highly recommended that you apply approximately one year to six months prior to program commencement.

ProgramAre there fewer internship opportunities in the September/January intake?

No, it will depend on the sector in which you would like to do the internship. Please keep in mind that different sectors have different timings and some of them take summer internships very seriously. You will need to be aware of these deadlines and timings so you know which intake would benefit you most. Take into account that in the September intake the internship during the program will take place approximately between February to April and in the January intake from August to October. There is also the option of doing post academic internships (after the program).

ProgramIs it possible to take part in the Venture Lab and also to do an internship?

The Academic Department will inform you about all the options available at the beginning of the program. As it is a very intense 1 year program some opportunities will overlap so you will have to decide what your priorities are, what you want to get out of the masters, and what you want to focus on in career and you will need to take decisions that will help you to achieve your goals.

ProgramCan I customize my International MBA?

Around 40% of the program content can be tailored to your needs. Customizing your program begins with the Lab Period where you will choose between the Business Impact Lab, Start-up Lab, and Social Impact Lab. You will continue to customize your program during the Elective Period, where you will have a wide range of options to choose from, such as elective courses focusing on specific trends, exchange programs, internships, the Venture Lab, etc. The third and final customizable part of the program is IMBA Unplugged (for a select number of students) which allows you to extend the length of the program.

ProgramHow is the September intake different from the January intake?

The programs are designed to deliver exactly the same content, meaning it’s the same program for both intakes. The main difference lies in the elective options available. Please make sure you ask your admissions advisor or regional representative about the differences in timings on specific elective options if you have any doubts.

Financial AidWhen can I apply for a scholarship?

You can start your online Financial Aid application as soon as you start your admissions process. You can also submit both applications at the same time, but you will not receive a final decision from Financial Aid until you are granted admission.

Financial AidIs there a deadline to apply for scholarships?

As with our admissions process, there is no specific deadline to apply, but some scholarships have specific deadlines. Keep in mind that there are a limited number of funds available for each scholarship. For the best chance at securing funds we recommend that you apply six months in advance if you think you’ll need financial assistance.

We want to get to know you better and learn more about you!

The online application will allow us to get to know you better and to know if you are the candidate we are looking for at IE. You must fill out the application in the language in which you intend to study the program’s core period. We would like to know about your past experiences and future aspirations, in three steps: 

1. Basic information, where we will ask you for your personal information and contact information as well as for information about your academic and professional careers. 

2. More about You: here we will ask you for information that is more specific, not only through questions and answers but also with other kinds of innovative formats, through which we want you to tell us who you are. This is your chance to reflect the way you think, your experiences, your values, your future plans and characteristics of your life that we consider important at IE. 

3. Requirements: IE’s various Master’s Degree programs have specific requirements that will be asked for in this section. For more information about the requirements, please consult the web page of the IE Master’s Degree program you are interested in. In different parts of the application you may attach all the documentation necessary for the Master’s Degree you wish to study. You may save the application at any time throughout the process. It will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee until it has been submitted and the application fee has been paid. We recommend that in the online application you provide information that reflects who you are, the experience you have gained so far in your life and what you could contribute to the program and to the IE community.

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