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If you want to understand the world, you need to understand Asia.
— Nicholas D. Kristof, 
New York Times.


  • Global curriculum, Asian perspective
  • Joint degree from IE Business School and Singapore Management University
  • Flexible programme structure
  • 5 face-to-face residential periods in Singapore and Madrid
  • Real time applicability

Heralded as the “Asian Century”, the 21st century has witnessed the rise of the Asia. Not only does the continent hold over half of the world’s population; but it has also enjoyed rapid economic growth, with more than a third of the World Gross National Product coming from Asian economies. It is no wonder that the business world has turned its eye on the Asian region, seeking key players who will gap the bridge between Western business culture and their Asian counterpart.

IE Business School, the #1 Business School in Europe as ranked by Financial Times 2014 & 2015, and Singapore Management University, a pioneer in Asia and one of the most prestigious universities in Singapore, have partnered to bridge a gap in the business education space by offering the IE-SMU MBA. This unique 13-month joint-programme offers a global curriculum and advanced insight into Asian markets. This is an MBA designed to address the ever-changing skills development needs of those managers who are continuously engaged in business activities within the Asia Pacific region. The programme provides professionals from within and outside the region with a competitive advantage by supplying the necessary tools to become an Asia-Pacific expert, it helps program participants design better business strategies, and the training obtained helps graduates foment a more productive management culture at their organizations.

Replicating how business is done today, the IE-SMU MBA is offered in a Blended learning environment, which combines 5 face-to-face residential periods with interactive online modules, allowing professionals from diverse backgrounds, industries and cultures to unite in the spirit of learning, open mindedness and debate, regardless of their geographic location, travel schedules and work commitments.

The IE-SMU partnership combines the best of theory and practice by permitting students to test out newly learned concepts, skills and management techniques in business case analyses, simulated environments and faculty-guided, cross-functional, real-life projects



Last updated on 13 May 2016 .