About IE SMU

The Partnership

The IE-SMU alliance brings together two elite educational institutions, creating global access to unparalleled business knowledge for students, faculty, and executives worldwide. Combining IE’s strong management fundamentals with SMU’s innovative curriculum, the two schools have developed the IE-SMU MBA with one unique mission: to prepare top professionals for complex leadership challenges requiring effective management skills, with a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Directors' Insights

Erik Schlie, Associate Dean of MBA Programmes of IE Business School and Lieven Demeester, Associate Dean of MBA Programmes at SMU, introduce you to the IE SMU MBA, its blended methodology.

They describe the MBA as a “very flexible programme that lets you combine your learning time with your career in an accelerated format. Throughout the ten months, you will acquire all the same skills provided by a full-time MBA, as well as develop your personal skills in critical thinking, coaching, and networking. Combined, this will help you take your career to the next level.”

Our campuses

The programme is comprised of five face-to-face periods on our campuses in Madrid and Singapore, where you will get to know two of the world’s most vibrant cities.


IE Business School

In the heart of a vibrant urban center, IE’s campus is located in the financial centre of Madrid. Our students benefit from a global learning environment, first class faculty, and facilities equipped with the latest generation technologies.

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Surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, restaurants and shops, the planning and development of SMU’s campus involved the input from many different groups. Together they have managed to create a unique city campus directed towards the challenges of the new millennium, while still maintaining its connection to the historical origins of this important district.

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