Scholarships for Master’s students

The Foundation promotes the training of business management professionals. It awards scholarships to students with high potential and gives special priority to those coming from countries eligible for development aid.

The scholarships are awarded as support for studies: they are exclusively used to cover academic costs and are normally partial. They are awarded via public tender each academic year and a committee of experts assesses the candidates.

The one-year Master in Management (MIM) program takes the academic record into account, since the students that take it do not have professional experience. 

In the Master in Business Administration (MBA) programs, other social and family factors are also taken into account. The recipients awarded scholarships in the first year that obtain high grades can resubmit their application to renew the scholarship.

The awarding of scholarships is made on the basis of legal disclosure, objectivity and competitiveness.

Grupo Alumnos Master IESE

Scholarships for Doctoral Students

One of the priority areas for the IESE International Foundation is the development of educators and researchers in the PhD and graduate management programs. Through the scholarships it grants, it seeks to attract international talent to management schools and faculties.

These students, once they have received their doctorates, often pursue careers as university and business school professors, making it a training program for educators with a great multiplier effect.

Scholarships are currently awarded to study a Master of Research in Management (MRM) program. 

The awarding of scholarships is made on the basis of legal disclosure, objectivity and competitiveness.

Fernando Pereira Scholarships

Professor Fernando Pereira was a professor at IESE from 1958, Dean of IESE from 1970 to 1978 and in 2010 he was one of the two founders of the IESE International Foundation. He died in 2018.

Professor Pereira is recognized by many business management schools around the world for his great academic work in teaching accounting. He knew how to combine rigor with an ability to make the key concepts of his subject easy to understand. His book “Accounting for management”, published in 1970 and written in collaboration with several professors, is now in its 25th edition.

To honor his dedication to students and society in general over more than fifty years, in 2020 the Foundation established the Fernando Pereira Scholarships for Excellence program for two students with excellent academic records in the Master’s programs.

Other Scholarship funds

In accordance with its foundational principles, the foundation has established some scholarship funds with dedicated donations, received from individual or institutional donors: in this case it commits to investing the fund’s capital so that scholarships can be awarded with the returns obtained, but also to reinvesting a part of the fund every year so that, in the long term, it does not lose its purchasing power, making it a perpetual fund. The established funds are:

  1. Alonso Stuyck Fund, for grating scholarships, in memory of Luis Alonso Manglano and Isabel Clara Stuyck Caruana.
  2. Amtmann Family Fund, for grating scholarships for MBA students from the continent of America.
  3. Bartolomé-Carreño Fund, for grating scholarships to students from rural and sparsely populated areas.
  4. Bernardo Royo Fund, for grating scholarships and research grants.
  5. Josep Maria Bosch Aymerich Fund, to provide stable financing for the scholarship program of the Master in Management (MiM) program at IESE.
  6. Clian Holding Fund, for grating scholarships to students with a university teaching vocation.
  7. IESE Foundation Fund, for granting mobility grants for doctoral students, especially from the continent of Africa.
  8. International Foundation Fund for Educational Development, for granting mobility grants for doctoral students with limited financial resources.
  9. IESE Foundation UK Fund, for grating scholarships for MBA students, established with donations from the British Chapter of the IESE Alumni association.
  10. IESE Stiftung Deutschland Fund for the awarding of scholarships made up of donations from alumni in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
  11. Institute of Leadership and Sustainability Fund, aiming to generate high-quality and impactful knowledge that drives sector leaders to create economic, social, and environmental value both within organizations and in society. Agbar, Allianz Seguros, Caixabank, Celsa Group, Gestamp Grupo Barceló, Mango, and Schneider Electric have joined as initial founding members of this cutting-edge ecosystem of companies, financial community leaders, media, and policymakers.
  12. Quimidroga Fund, to provide stable financing for the scholarship program, facilitating access to postgraduate education at IESE for those communities with lower purchasing power, thus ensuring equality of opportunities.
  13. Stanley A. Motta Scholarship Fund, to finance the scholarship program by granting scholarships to students from Latin America.


Nancy Shiyao Bao


‘I am very grateful to have been accepted to IESE and to have received such a generous scholarship.’


Anita Sharma


‘Working three cases a day for a year with my team has struc- tured my ideas. It’s surprising how much can be learned in this environment.’


Clinton Ofoedu


‘The people who make this commitment apply what they have learned when they return to their countries, in keeping with IESE’s mission and aims to improve decision- making around the world.’


Pham Quoc Dat


‘By offering scholarships to talented students from diverse countries, IESE International Foundation is magnifying the school’s global impact.’