IE Business School


IE Business School offers on a rolling admissions process. As such, there are no submission deadlines for any particular intake.


Express Yourself

In this second part of the section “More about You”, you have the chance to show us in a freer, more personalized way, characteristics of how you think and work, which will help us analyze your candidacy more in depth. For this, you will need to write a Personal Statement (maximum 2 pages, 1.5 space). Please type your name at the top of each page.

Consider this statement an opportunity to introduce yourself to the Admissions Committee. You are encouraged to discuss your personal and professional achievements and goals and to include information about your background, education, community involvement, and specific interest in this Program. Also, please specify your field(s) of interest.

You have to choose and respond to three questions. At least one of these responses must be in text format. You have the option of responding to the rest of the questions through the following forms of human expression: poetry, photography, drawing, video (with a response that is spoken, sung, danced or played on a musical instrument), animation or presentation. With the exception of compositions in text format, all the rest of the responses must be linked to content hosting platforms. You may also choose to tweet your response using the hashtag #IEApplication and copy the link of your tweet in the bottom of this page.

We suggest the following platforms:

photography or drawing

video or animation



All your compositions must be absolutely original and specifically intended for this admission application. The compositions must be composed, executed and completed by you alone, without the direct help of outside experts. Before submitting the links, check that they work correctly. The links must be active and available for consultation for a minimum of 18 months after the date the application is submitted.

These are the questions you must choose from:

A. If you had the opportunity, what actions would you demand of the United Nations Secretary General and why?

B. Describe the situation with the greatest ethical complexity that you have faced in your professional or academic life, and how your input helped resolve it.

C. Describe a time when you took a great risk. What was the outcome?

D. Cite at least one example of when your leadership had an impact on or changed a certain situation, and justify how an IE Master’s Degree program would help you to strengthen or improve this competence.

E. Describe the most outstanding leader you have worked with. Indicate some aspects of the way you work that are similar to the way this leader works and others that are different.

F. You have just participated in an important meeting with your superior. How will you ensure that every part of the instructions you received