Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2024
    September 2, 2024 to December 18, 2024
  • Spring 2025
    January 7, 2025 to May 30, 2025


Brianna Brown

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


This program accepts by rolling admission and may fill prior to Cornell’s deadline.

Applicants should also apply for a back-up program.

Opportunity Description

What is unique about this program?

IE University has its roots in IE Business School, which was founded in 1973 in the heart of Madrid's financial district. Those early years saw the launch of IE Business School’s MBA and Executive MBA programs. As Spain opened its doors to the world, IE served as a platform for debate on business challenges on an international level. In 1983 the School's International MBA was born. IE has since grown to become a hub for international business students and enjoys top rankings worldwide as a leading business school. IE has now expanded to be comprised of six different schools, such as the Business School, Law School, School of Architecture & Design, School of Science & Technology, School of Politics, Economics, & Global Affairs, and the newly launched School of Humanities. IE’s undergraduate programs have been growing rapidly, both in terms of enrollment and programs offered.

Cornell Area of Study (College)IE Area of Study (School)
Communications (CALS)Communication and Digital Media (Business School)
Information Science (CALS)Data and Business Analytics and Computer Science & AI (School of Science & Technology)
Global Development (CALS)International Relations (School of Politics, Economics, & Global Affairs)
Applied Economics and Management (Dyson)Business Administration (Business School)
Design & Environmental Analysis (Human Ecology)Design (School of Architecture & Design)
Human Development (Human Ecology)Behavior and Social Science (Business School)

International Relations (School of Politics, Economics, & Global Affairs)

Behavior and Social Science (Business School)

Business Administration (Business School)

Politics, Philosophy, Law & Economics (School of Politics, Economics, & Global Affairs)

Economics (School of Politics, Economics, & Global Affairs)

What is unique about IE University Madrid?

The IE University campus is located in the center of Madrid, one of the leading financial capitals in Europe, in one of its most symbolic districts. Students benefit from a global learning environment, top-tier networking opportunities, and facilities equipped with the latest generation technologies–all shared with the prestigious top-ranked IE Business School and its multiple buildings. 

Things to consider before applying

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How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.