The rapid breakdown of national barriers over the last decade has resulted in English language skills acquiring a great deal of importance in business circles.
IE Business School 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 Business School demands a minimum level of English from its students.
The minimum level should by no means be considered high enough to resolve 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 to 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 Business School stipulates that students must provide proof of an acceptable level of fluency in order to qualify for the titles of IMBA, EMBA, and MIM.
The qualifications listed overleaf will be accepted as such (please note that they must be the exact versions of these titles, not equivalents), or the student may sit the English exam organised by IE Business School, the details of which are available in this dossier. Any student that fails to fulfil these requirements before the end of their programme 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.
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.
Completion of a University degree in English (3 years minimum). Students will be required to submit academic transcripts demonstrating that courses were taught in English.
A pass certificate for level five English from La Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Spain). This qualification must have been obtained less than 4 years before starting the Master’s program.