IE was founded in 1973 by a group of entrepreneurs, and has quickly earned itself a reputation for innovation and quality. With campuses in Madrid and Segovia, IE is now considered one of the world's leading higher education institutions and is comprised of 7 schools - Business, Law, Arts & Humanities, Architecture, Biology, Communication and Psychology. These schools complement each other to create an outstanding academic environment in which innovation and entrepreneurship are an inherent aspect in all of our programs.
IE's programs have been met with worldwide acclaim, featuring highly in the Financial Times, BusinessWeek and Economist business school rankings. These publications recognize IE Business School as a leader in academic areas like entrepreneurship, or in the field of learning technologies.
All of IE's programs maintain a clear focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. We practice exactly what we preach, and there a wide variety of projects and conferences and workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs to develop their skills.
With more than 80 nationalities represented on our central Madrid campus, as well as a global network of alumni, the IE Experience is a truly international one.
IE's campus is situated in the heart of Madrid, placing all that the city has to offer right on its doorstep. Madrid has an immensely rich cultural heritage like no other in the world. The city boasts a host of museums, parks and gardens, palaces, modern and historic architecture, as well as providing an invaluable opportunity to learn one of the world's principal business languages - Spanish. This, together with the great nightlife and shopping streets, makes Madrid an incredible place to live and learn.