The IESE Program at the School of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Navarra is the only undergraduate degree program taught at a top-level business school by its renowned professors, methodology and materials. According to the Executive Education Ranking 2012 of the Financial Times, IESE at the University of Navarra is the best school in the world for executive education.
The goal of the program, which is based at IESE Business School's Madrid campus, is to allow students to complete their education with an approach to work that enhances their professional competences.
The IESE Program is aimed at students in the last years of their degree programs and is completed in the last semester of Fourth Year for undergraduate students and the last semester of the Fifth Year for double degree students.
The IESE Program is based on a unique, innovative model.
It is the result of collaboration between IESE Business School (University of Navarra) and the School of Economics and Business Administration.
The goal of the program is to give students finishing their studies the enabling perspective offered by one of the top business schools in the world.
The is open to students in their final and second-to-last years, the second semester of which is demanding program spent on IESE Business School's Madrid campus. Places are limited to 50 students each year. To secure one of these places, students participate in a selection process within the School that takes into consideration grade point average as well as other matters, such as having completed an internship, volunteer activities, academic exchanges and language skills.
Students who are selected move to Madrid and settle into the IESE Business School campus. Throughout the semester, they follow the case method approach. Students are evaluated based on their participation in resolving and presenting cases posed by professors in different subjects. This involves an approach to business and professional situations similar to that which students will face when they graduate and begin working. It is undoubtedly a significant challenge for students, since it involves a change in methodology that requires students to use professional knowledge and skills, especially in the areas of communication and teamwork.
The professional world recognizes the value in this program and participates in different ways: sessions within subjects and extracurricular seminars, and more directly through presentations and recruitment processes. In this way, the program meets its objectives by helping students join companies and get their careers off on the right foot.