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Why do a Blended Programme?

  • Real-time application
  • Work-life balance
  • Flexible time schedule
  • Global network
  • Diverse class profile

The IE-SMU MBA is a part-time programme which combines short face-to-face periods with interactive online study. Throughout the 13-month programme students interact through the Virtual Campus, an extension of a traditional class into the online environment, and 5 residential periods in Madrid and Singapore.

This method of teaching is ideal for the busy schedules of high-performing professionals who do not wish to leave the work force, yet want to take advantage of top quality education. Participants are also able to acquire practical skills and immediately apply them to their jobs.

Online courses give participants the chance to read, reflect and contribute in a flexible manner – from any location and at any time of the day.

Project Based Learning

13-month strategic project

Value creation goals for partner companies

Hands-on experience in project management

Application of last-night’s theory to tomorrow’s solutions

What is the project-based learning component of the MBA?

Project-based learning allows participants to apply their newly acquired knowledge to design and test real change with our partner companies.
Within your team, you will undertake a 10-month Action Research Project with the aim of devising value creation goals for the company you are working with.

Your team will be guided by faculty, both online and during three face-to-face sessions. For an enhanced learning experience, you will also benefit from an Advanced Project Management Course in the first online period.

Past projects have focused on the implementation of new company strategies, improvement of a business process with specific improvement targets, design and development of a new/enhanced product or service, or development and implementation of a market entry plan.

Real projects – Real companies

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