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IESE Business School

IESE Business School
Average GMAT Score670GMAT Range550-780
Total Applicants

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Acceptance Rate

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Class Size280Average Work Experience48 Months
Applicant DeadlinesR1:04-Oct-2016
Decision DatesR1:25-Nov-2016
Length of Program19 MonthsPlacement Information

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IESE Business School, the University of Navarra, is located in Barcelona and Madrid and has facilities in Munich, New York and Sao Paulo. IESE Business School is ranked 9th in Financial Times. It offers the variety of courses like MBA, Global Executive MBA, Executive MBA and PhD in Management degrees, as well as a wide range of executive education programs for global senior executives and Continuing Education programs for alumni.

IESE MBA is an academically rigorous, 19 month program with a general management orientation. It seeks to develop sound business judgement, the ability to work effectively in a variety of cultural contexts, and the knowledge, skills and attitudes for on-going professional success in the field of international business.

A hallmark of MBA program is the second-year entrepreneurship course, in which students develop business plans and are eligible to present them to actual investors in order to receive seed money.
The first year of the MBA program is divided into four sections, each comprising of approximately 70 students.

IESE MBA Essays for 2017-2018:

IESE Essay 1:Please answer any ONE (and only one) of the following two questions. (400 words)

  1. Please describe a time when you had an idea that had a positive impact.
  2. How do you develop yourself? What do you see as your development areas now?

IESE Essay 2(Optional):

I wish that the application had asked me.

This essay can be submitted eitherwritten(200 words) or as avideo(max 2:00 minutes total in length).

IESE MBA Essays for 2015-2016:

IESE Essay 1:In the style of a “Tweet”, sum up clearly and concisely your post-MBA goals. (Maximum 280 words)

IESE Essay 2:Describe a recent professional situation (1-2 years ago maximum) that demonstrates your fit with IESE’s mission and values (Maximum 300 words)

IESE Essay 3:I wish that the application had asked me..(Maximum 200 words)

IESE Essay Analysis 2013-2014

IESE Essay 1: Describe your short-term and long-term career goals (post MBA). (300 word limit)

IESE Essay 2: Describe two substantial accomplishments and one failure in a professional or private endeavour. (600 word limit)

IESE Essay 3: I wish that the application had asked me... (200 word limit)

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