The IESE Business School, past, present and future

The IESE Business School, past, present and future

Last update on November 26, 2018

The IESE Business School has been at the forefront of business education in Europe and worldwide for over 50 years, and its Munich campus offers exciting prospects for the Central European business community.

A history anchored in the Ivy League tradition

The IESE Business School was established over 50 years ago as the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, Spain. With guidance from the Harvard Business School, IESE was a pioneer of two-year MBA programmes in Europe, starting in 1963. Since then, it has been at the forefront of management and business education, producing inspiring and innovative business leaders from around the world.

The school has five campuses around the world, and delivers programs worldwide. It has close alliances with some of the world’s best business schools and continues to work closely with Harvard, whose Professor of Business Administration W. Carl Kester noted ‘We from Harvard are always astonished when we look at the map of the world and see all the places you could put a little flag marking where an IESE programme is offered.’

The new Munich campus

The latest addition to the network of IESE campuses and associated schools is the Munich campus. Opening in 2015 next to Bavaria’s Parliament houses, the facility is the only IESE campus in Central Europe, and the first international business school with a permanent presence in Germany. IESE Munich is a great gateway to the markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. IESE events are held regularly in cities of all three countries.

The opening of the Munich campus followed a decade of IESE activities in the city. The school launched an Advanced Management Program (AMP) in 2005 and has since run other Executive Education courses, as well as Custom Programs for some of Germany’s top companies.

The current programmes at IESE Munich

The school is currently offering Executive Education for functional managers striving for senior-level positions and senior managers in C-level positions at the peak of their career, eager to rise to new challenges. These programmes include the Advanced Management Program (AMP), a four-module course for senior management staff spread across six months, and the Program for Management Development (PMD) for those who want to progress to senior leadership. This consists of five modules spread across six months. Both programmes are split between IESE Munich and IESE Barcelona. The next PMD programme starts in January 2018 and the next AMP is in November 2018.

IESE also offers bespoke Custom Programs, designed to tailor-fit the training needs of individual companies – such as Allianz, BMW, Deutsche Bank, Henkel, Opel and Volkswagen.

Future projects for the Munich campus

To build on the successful delivery of these Executive Education and Custom Programs in Munich, IESE plans to introduce MBA programme modules as well as an Executive MBA programme starting in 2019. These will be based in the city and tied into the global network of IESE. There will also be new custom programmes, as well as ongoing events hosted at the Munich campus.

Where do I sign up?

Both the Executive Education and Custom Programs delivered at IESE Business School are currently ranked 1st in the world in the Financial Times Business School rankings. The next IESE Munich programme is the Program for Management Development which starts on 30 January 2018. Applications are currently being accepted for this programme. You can apply here.

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