Taught course


IE University · IE Business School

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the IE-SMU MBA you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Solid academic record
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited undergraduate university
  • A completed application form

Required supporting documents

  • GMAT or GRE score, with IE or SMU admission tests as alternatives
  • One essay and one other form of self-expression
  • Two Referee letters
  • Work verification letter (optional)
  • Organization Chart
  • Résumé
  • Transcripts
  • Bachelor’s Degree (if award of degree is not mentioned on transcript)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if candidate’s degree was not taught in English)

Applicants have on average 7 years experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme provides professionals from within and outside the region with a competitive advantage by supplying them with the necessary tools to become an Asia-Pacific business expert.

The IE-SMU MBA is offered in a Blended learning environment, which combines five face-to-face residential periods with interactive online modules. This allows professionals from diverse backgrounds, industries and cultures to connect, regardless of their geographic location, travel schedules or work commitments.

The IE-SMU partnership combines the best of theory and practice, including the analysis of business cases, simulated environments, as well as faculty-guided, cross-functional, real-life projects.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    13 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Sheena Mehta