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  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    13 months
  • Fee / Yr. (USD)Average cost of tuition fees per year.
    $50k-$60k

IE-SMU Master of Business Administration (Part-Time MBA) Overview

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 vision: Preparing top professionals for complex leadership challenges requiring effective management skills, with an added feature of having an Asian flavour to its curriculum. The programme provides a unique experience by fusing a global curriculum, provided by IE Business School, with an Asian perspective, perfected by SMU.

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.

Project-based learning allows participants to apply newly acquired knowledge to design and test real change with partner companies. Under the guidance of our faculty members, teams will undertake a 10-month Action Research Project with the aim of devising value creation goals for the company with whom you are collaborating. Past projects have focused on the implementation of new strategies, improvement of a business process with specific targets, design and development of a new/enhanced product or service, or development and implementation of a market entry plan.

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 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.

Program Highlights

Start Month
Nov
Class Size
32
Avg. Work Experience
9
Avg. Student Age
33
Int'l Students
75%
Women Students
40%
Scholarship
Yes
Accreditations
AACSB|EQUIS

Program Available

Part Time MBA

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS BLENDED EDUCATION?

Blended learning combines the best of both worlds by complementing face‐to‐face periods with online learning. It allows exceptional professionals at a pinnacle moment in their career to continue their lifelong learning experience without putting on hold their professional activities for a prolonged period of time.

Eminently practical, we implement the same methodology used in full-time programmes through case method and group teamwork. Diverse topics are studied via the use of real-life case studies and company projects, debates in the online forums and videoconferences. Thanks to innovative use of new technologies, which allow us to replicate face-to-face teaching techniques, students are able to enjoy the same experience they would have in a traditional classroom.

During the online period of study, students are continually connected with their peers through synchronous and/or asynchronous interactive learning sessions which reflect the way companies operate in today’s global environment.

WHO WILL BE TEACHING IN THE PROGRAMME?

The programme will be taught by experienced SMU and IE faculty.

ARE THE PRE-PROGRAMMES CONSIDERED PART OF THE MBA COURSEWORK?

Yes. However, the pre-study is done at your own pace. We will provide materials as well as tutorial support that you can use at your own discretion.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAMME ENSURE CLASS INTERACTION AND NETWORKING?

The very nature of the Blended methodology facilitates networking. In today’s world, all students (face‐to‐face or online) use tools such as Twitter, Skype, Facebook, e-mail or  LinkedIn on a daily basis. The Online Campus reflects this intercommunication in a more structured and organized way, which allows for much deeper content. The programme itself is based on daily interaction between students, whether it is through group work, forums, projects or activities, and is mandatory that students participate on a regular basis. This steady communication between classmates is complemented by the face-to-face periods of the programme.

WHAT DEGREE WILL I RECEIVE AFTER COMPLETING THIS PROGRAMME?

Upon completion of the IE-SMU MBA, the degree awarded is a Master of Business Administration jointly issued by IE Business School and SMU.