The rapid breakdown of national barriers over the last decades has resulted in English language skills acquiring a great deal of importance in business circles.
IE wishes to impress upon its students that an ability to communicate in English is vital, particularly in the present economic climate. The vast majority of companies list English amongst the essential qualities required for posts at management level. A lack of English skills is a serious handicap to any young aspiring professional, and in recognition of this fact, IE demands a minimum level of English from its students.
The minimum level is by no means considered high enough to meet language requirements in what is at the moment a highly competitive work market. It is designed to make sure that the student has at least a reasonable base on which they can build a level that will help them face fierce competition when they begin to search for work. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing someone far less qualified or capable obtain the post that you wanted for the sole reason that they have a superior level of English.
Nobody can afford to underestimate the importance of the English language in the business world today. In view of this fact, IE stipulates that students must provide proof of an acceptable level of fluency in order to qualify for the titles of MAF, EMBA and Masters en Abogacía.
The qualifications listed overleaf will be accepted as such (please note that they must be the exact versions of these titles, not equivalents). Any student that fails to fulfill these requirements before the end of their program will have eighteen months (twelve months plus six months’ grace), as from the closing date of the course, in which to obtain any of the alternative qualifications.
The validity of the following English certificates for IE’s admissions process is two years, form the date students took the exam.
TOEFL scores are only considered valid if obtained less than two years before presentation. Please note that Institutional TOEFL exams are NOT valid. Minimum scores:
The reporting code for sending your TOEFL score to IE is 0707.
The Duolingo English Test with a minimum score of 90 points. This qualification is accepted if obtained less than two years before starting the Master’s program.
Once you receive your certified test results, log into your Duolingo account, click on the “Send Results” button next to your test results, and select “IE University” from the list of institutions.
IELTS with 6 points or over. This qualification is only considered valid if obtained less than two years before starting the Master’s program.
GMAT of minimum 550 points. The reporting code for sending your GMAT score to IE is 6XT-ZH-98
A pass certificate for level five English from La Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Spain). This qualification must have been obtained less than four years before starting the Master’s program.
With at least a B2 level. This qualification is accepted if obtained less than two years before starting the Master’s program. To take the test, students must click on this link and choose the English 360° Business Certificate.
Completion of a University degree in English (3 years minimum) in an English spoken country. Students will be required to submit academic transcripts demonstrating that courses were taught in English.
Evidence of work experience for a minimum of 2 continuous years in an English speaking country.
The presentation of documentation demonstrating the nationality of a country where English is an official language (students must do a personal interview for this point to be valid).