The courses begins with an online pre-programme which allow students to acquire or refresh basic business-related skills. The programme then starts with students gaining a thorough understanding of the business environment and learning about important concepts and practices of the various business functions. It continues with a set of courses specifically designed to promote critical analysis and to hone leadership and management skills, all of which are tested during a programme-long project experience.
The programme structure
The IE-SMU MBA is a 13-month programme with five face-to-face periods (four periods of three days, and two one-week periods). The face-to-face periods take place on the campuses of SMU in Singapore and IE in Madrid, Spain. When participants are not on campus, they continue their learning through interactive online modules led by experienced faculty members.