The admissions process is designed to help you and IESE to figure out if the MiM is the right fit for you and your goals. You must hold an undergraduate degree and, if you are not a native English speaker, pass an English language test, as the programme is taught in English.

Your GMAT or GRE results are important but not decisive: Your personality, motivation, goals, leadership abilities and communication skills will also be taken into account.


RoundApplication DeadlineDecision Released
1October 25, 2021November 26, 2021
2December 6, 2021January 28, 2022
3January 31, 2022March 4, 2022
4March 28, 2022April 29, 2022
5May 30, 2022July 1, 2022
6July 4, 2022July 22, 2022

We recommend you to submit your application as soon as you feel ready, even if it is before the deadline mentioned below. Applications are reviewed and processed as soon as they are received within each round. The earlier you apply, the earlier we can get back to you with a final decision. It will take us approximately *4-5 weeks to process your completed application from the day we receive it, till you get your final decision.

*Deposits will be due 1 month after you receive your official admissions letter. During school holidays such as Easter and Christmas break, processing times may be longer than usual.


The admissions process helps us to select students whose ambitions and abilities align with the challenges of the MiM. By following our step-by-step admissions guide, we’ll find out more about you while you decide if IESE fits your goals. You’ll also discover what you need to know, the documents you should submit and the dates you need to do it by requesting an info meeting.


Documents required:

  • Application Form 
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts

    GMAT/GRE Test

    The GMAT/GRE test is an obligatory component of your application and cannot be waived. Please find some useful details in the following:

    • Our GMAT code is S21-BK-30. Please arrange to have Pearson VUE submit your GMAT test scores directly. Our GRE code is 6951.
    • GMAT/GRE scores should be received before the application deadline you wish to meet. IESE will take into consideration any test taken before the last application deadline for entry the following fall.
    • If you submit multiple test scores, we will automatically use the highest score presented.
    • IESE does not accept test scores that are more than five years old or photocopies of score reports, notarized or not.
    • If your name on the application form varies from the exact name used to register with GMAT/GRE, please inform us so we can match your application form with your GMAT/GRE report.

    IESE Test

    The IESE Test assesses your knowledge of basic math skills, verbal reasoning and analytical writing. The multiple-choice test is conducted in both Spanish and English on the IESE campus. IESE’s test doesn’t have its own specif ic preparatory material, but its content is very similar to that of the GMAT.

    If for any reason you are unable to take the GMAT/GRE test, please contact your Admissions Representative and let them know you would like to sit for the IESE test and check for availability of slots.

  • CV
  • English test

    English Language Test

    This requirement can be waived for those people meeting at least one of the following criteria:

    • For those whose mother tongue is English.
    • Have obtained a university degree or post graduate degree entirely in English or in an English speaking country. In order for a post graduate degree to qualify, it must be at least a 2 year degree.
    • Have lived and worked for at least two consecutive years in an English speaking country (i.e. someone who is working for a multinational f irm in France where the language of communication is English, for example, is not exempt.)

    English Test scores are valid for 2 years and scores should be valid on the day of receipt of your application and supplemental documents. English Tests accepted by the MiM Admissions Department are:

    TOEFL: The recommended TOEFL for admission is 100pts. English proficiency level is essential in order to be able to interact and participate in class. Our TOEFL code is 7237 and we should receive the original score directly from ETS – photocopies will not be accepted. www.toefl.org

    Please note that in order to participate in the International Exchange Program, TOEFL is the only test accepted.

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic): The PTE Academic score required for admission is 68 (C1). For more information, please visit: www.pearsonpte.com

    IELTS: (International English Language Testing System) The IELTS score required for admission is band 7. IELTS is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia. For more information, please visit: www.ielts.org

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: The Cambridge Proficiency Certificate score required for admission is level A or B. For more information, please visit www.cambridge-efl.org

  • 1 letter of recommendation

    One recommendation letter is required. We recommend that the letter be from your university professor or a direct supervisor (current or former). The recommendation letter can be submitted in Spanish and/or English. If your recommender is not able to submit your recommendation letter through the on-line application system, please let us know at mim@iese.edu.

  • Mandatory essays (online form)
  • Passport-size digital photograph (max. 2Mb.)

Apply online and upload scans of the following documents in English. We recommend that you:
  • Keep a copy of all documents
  • Attach each of the different documents separately
  • *The GMAT/GRE is highly recommended for all applicants. If for any reason you are unable to take the GMAT/GRE, we offer an internal IESE test whose content is similar to that of the GMAT. Please speak to the Admissions Director responsible for your region to see if the IESE Test alternative is applicable in your case.


Admission Process

Your application will be considered by the committee only when IESE has received copies of all documents via the online application process and the non-refundable application fee of 40€ has been paid.


Admission Process

Face-to-face interviews can be held on the IESE campus in Barcelona, via videoconference, or with admissions directors who travel across the world to meet candidates every year. Your interview will be conducted in English.


Admission Process

Once you finished the selection process your application will be presented to the final committee:


Admission Process

Welcome to IESE!

You’ll receive a phone call and email confirming the committee’s decision.