IESE Business School

DEFINITION of 'IESE Business School'

The graduate school of business at the University of Navarra. IESE offers highly acclaimed MBA and executive MBA programs and has locations in both Barcelona and Madrid. IESE stands for "Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa" in Spanish, or "Institute of Higher Business Studies" in English.

BREAKING DOWN 'IESE Business School'

IESE was founded in 1958 and introduced its MBA program in 1964. It has since undertaken joint ventures with several key schools of business in the U.S. to offer customized curriculums. This institution ultimately operates under the umbrella of the Catholic Church.