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1 Fulbright/IE Business School International MBA Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
11 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

International MBA

School: IE Business School

Length: 11 months

From September 2019 to July 2020

Both English and Spanish tracks

Tuition fees: 71,000 EUR (these are tuition fees for 2018-2019. Fees may vary for the 2019-2020 academic year)

One award is available to pursue an International MBA at the IE Business School in Madrid, an accelerated and highly customizable one-year program at one of the world’s leading business schools. IE has a multilingual and multicultural student body that comprises students from more than 70 nationalities. In addition, IE is fully accredited by the three leading accreditation agencies in the management education arena: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Upon successful completion of the Master's Program, graduates will receive the private diploma from IE Business School. In addition, students are entitled to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master's Program and fulfillment of applicable requirements.

This award is co-sponsored by the IE Foundation.

Grant Period

11 Months

Grantees may only join in the September 2019 intake.Attendance at the Madrid orientation in early/mid September is mandatory. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

This program is open to graduate students from all academic and professional backgrounds with a minimum of three years of full-time work experience. Successful candidates demonstrate a combination of the capabilities and drive that a one-year MBA requires, together with an understanding of IE's core values and global mindset.

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Novice

Additional Information: Basic Spanish language proficiency is required at the time of application for all candidates. Students may enroll either in the International MBA English or the International MBA Español (only for candidates with advanced Spanish proficiency). 

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Applicants are required to apply both for a Fulbright award and for admission to the International MBA program through the IE website.  Students may enroll either in the International MBA English or the International MBA Español.

More information on the IE admissions process can be found at  Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of Fulbright application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by IE no later than February 15, 2019.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

The Instituto de Empresa (IE) provides full tuition waivers for Fulbright grantees.


Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship, or candidates residing in Spain at the time of application or any time thereafter, are not eligible for the Fulbright Program to Spain.

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Question #22 Award Name please select International MBA from the drop down menu.


Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Academic Advising Office

Additional Online Resources

IE Website

IE Admissions Office