FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance (FT|IE CLA)

Written on December 15, 2014 by irinadeneanu in IE News


The Financial Times and IE Business School announce the launch of the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance (FT|IE CLA), a new joint venture providing premium custom learning for business   leaders.

The partnership connects the academic excellence of prominent business schools with the FT’s award-winning journalism and insight into real world business challenges.

The FT|IE CLA partners with the world’s leading business schools from Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, to design and deliver tailored programmes that meet the learning needs of today’s executives. Schools partnering for the launch of the CLA include Yale School of Management (United States), Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil), Antai Business School (Jiatong University, China), Renmin Business School (China), Singapore Management University, and EGADE (Tec de Monterrey, Mexico), among others. Together they make one of the largest pools of local and international expertise and content. The unique programmes combine face-to-face modules with innovative online and offline learning methods. Programs can be delivered in multiple languages including Arabic, English, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The program includes a measurement framework developed by FT parent company Pearson, that uses the latest research from statisticians and experts in pedagogy to ensure clients’ broader business goals are met.

FT CEO John Ridding said: “The FT|IE CLA combines business insight from the FT’s renowned journalists and columnists with IE’s expertise and academic theory in the classroom. This will give leaders valuable context and a direct link to real time challenges and opportunities.”

Dean of IE Business School Santiago Iñiguez added: “We believe this innovative collaboration will deliver the next era of executive education, combining the FT’s world-class, real time business news and analysis with the very best that business schools have to offer. As corporate customers are demanding more tangible results from their learning programs, we will design and deliver tailored programmes that meet the changing needs of executives, drawing on extensive local and international expertise and content provided by our School and our academic partners.”

The CLA will be led by VanDyck Silveira, who has extensive experience in executive education and corporate development and was previously IE Executive Education CEO. Prior to joining IE Business School and the CLA, Silveira served as CEO and President of Grupo Ibmec, which focused on high-end for‐profit education and ranked among the top universities in Brazil.

To read more about the CLA please visit www.ftiecla.com


Asia Pacific Networking Cocktail

Written on December 5, 2014 by irinadeneanu in IE News

Save the date! APAC Quarterly Networking Cocktail December 17, Paper Pavillion Serrano 99, 18h30 -20h00
Attention all students, alumni and staff: we’ll be hosting the final APAC Quarterly Networking Cocktail in the Paper Pavilion. The speaker is a senior analyst at the Royal Elcano Institute, a professor on our Master in International Relations program, and an alumni of both the London School of Economics and the SIPA at Columbia University. There will be food and refreshments provided by the International Development Department team for APAC, and they’re will be 5 prizes from The Economist, drawn from those who register before 15 December.

Come learn about multilateral organizations that are shaping political policy and trade relations – globally, and in Asia particularly.
This Fall has been a season of major summits in Asia Pacific (APAC): The G20 in Brisbane, APEC in Beijing, and ASEAN in Naypyidaw (Myanmar) are all examples of high profile events that gave real visibility to the power jockeying of both China and the US in the APAC region. Currently, there are three major trade agreements being negotiated in the region (TTP, RCEP, and FTAAP-21) that will have important and varying impacts on global trade.
At this edition of the final APAC Quarterly Networking Cocktail you’ll not only get all the key information you need on this Fall’s summits and what the issues being decided are, but you’ll also get an update of all IE has been doing in the region to build the IE brand, and continue to recruit the region’s top talent to our bachelor, master and doctoral programs.
The featured expert who’ll be speaking at the event is Federico Steinberg, who is not only a professor on IE’s Master of International Relations program, but he’s also a Senior Analyst for Economy and International Trade at the Royal Elcano Institute – Spain’s most international think tank. Mr. Steinberg graduated from both the London School of Economics and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), before he did his doctoral work at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
The update on IE’s activities in Asia will be given by Mr. Joël McConnell, Director of International Development for the Asia Pacific Region.
To register for the event email asia-pacific@ie.edu with the title “Multilateral and FTA”. If you are not a current student, staff member or alumni of IE you should also include a link to your LinkedIn profile or attach a copy of your CV.

Master Classes ʺLeadership through Innovationʺ in Australia

Written on November 13, 2014 by irinadeneanu in IE News

When: Sydney, Nov 18th, Melbourne Nov. 19th and Perth, Nov. 20th from 6 to 7.30 pm.

For more information on the venues, and to register please visit our events webpage: www.events.ie.edu

BalPowar1IE Associate Professor Balvinder Singh Powar will be holding a series of workshops in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney to discuss his experience in the Innovative & Disruptive Commercial Space sector through his company BOOSTER Space Industries, the entrepreneurial challenge of setting up a business in an unproven & pioneering industry and how soft skills are fundamental to success.

At the heart of these sessions will be Innovation as an Attitude for Success at both a personal and company level by adopting creative approaches and using the power of soft skills as a value creating differentiator in an ever competitive and uniform world.

Balvinder will touch on aspects of his core specialist areas to create an active, fun, lively and useful session where people can openly debate various topics.

The classes will focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership/soft skills and how we can inspire each other to take responsibility and dream BIG.

Balvinder is English of Indian origin, resident in Madrid, Spain.  He is a Business & Finance graduate who also studied a Masters in Mediation from the University of London. He has extensive experience leading business, social, cultural, media and technology projects in Spain and internationally. His main skills include creative & strategic input, business development & senior management, team leadership, relationship management and business mediation.

Balvinder is passionate about the importance of building strong and effective teams and enabling  projects which push boundaries. He is a strong advocate of self empowerment and pro-activeness to achieve one´s goals, with his favourite quote being that of Mohatma Gandhi: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Currently, he is a Board Member and Director at BOOSTER Space Industries, an innovative international Sub-Orbital Space/Aerospace project and consultancy with important stakeholders in Spain, Europe and the US. He is an Associate Professor at IE Business School, giving sessions on  Leadership, Team Management and Motivation, Conflict Resolution Skills, Entrepreneurship and the New Commercial Space Industry.

You can see an IE “The Other Side” Interview with him here:  http://theotherside.blogs.ie.edu/tag/balvinderpowar/




10 Common mistakes Entrepreneurs make and should avoid

Written on August 10, 2014 by irinadeneanu in IE News

AREA31 2014 134Entrepreneurship is risky, uncertain and exciting. But when you are pushing the limits it is easy to make mistakes or even fail. That´s normal life for entrepreneurs. Yet there is good news too, because mistakes can be a great opportunity to learn. However, there are some mistakes that are not helpful at all. They offer few learning benefits and can inflict significant damage. Therefore some mistakes are worth it, and others are not.

Join us for an interactive workshop with professor Peter Bryant where we will explore 10 of the common mistakes that entrepreneurs make and should avoid.

Peter Bryant is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Peter studied at the University of Sydney and earned his PhD in Management from Macquarie University in 2006. During the preceding fifteen years, he worked as a manager in the airline, banking, consulting and venture capital industries. In his academic career, Peter researches and teaches in the fields of entrepreneurial management and strategy, and their relationship to the evolution of organizational capabilities.

When? Thursday August 14th, 2014 @ 5,30 pm
Where? New South Innovations Level 2, Rupert Myers Building (South) UNSW Kensington Campus. Near Gate 14, Barker Street. Kensington 2052. Australia


IE Brown Executive MBA becomes joint degree

Written on May 29, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE Business School and Brown University announce a joint degree through the IE Brown Executive MBA. Students who enter the program in 2015 will be the first to earn the joint degree from these internationally top-ranked institutions.

The world-class IE Brown EMBA leverages the strengths of both schools. Launched in 2011 as a degree program at IE enriched by a partnership with Brown, the new joint degree program will expand the collaboration of the schools, deliver a well integrated curriculum, and inspire business leaders to build their competitive edge. With the joint degree, IE and Brown expand the global reach and impact of the IE Brown EMBA.

The IE Brown EMBA prepares reflective leaders by integrating management science with the humanities and social sciences, and by building their capacity for entrepreneurial action. This highly competitive program maximizes the advantages of the knowledge, pedagogies, and faculty from IE Business School and Brown University, and includes applied, experiential learning. Designed for executives who seek a unique perspective on management education, the IE Brown EMBA builds participants’ understanding of the cultural, social, and historical context, all critical for business success.

The image represents the student profile of the current IE Brown Executive MBA class!


A start-up that customizes gift giving by IE Entrepreneurs

Written on May 27, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Everybody knows the situation which happens every now and then: What gift shall I buy? Another perfume, a tie, some socks, a bag? Nowadays with all the technology around it shouldn’t be that difficult but it looks like that only some Indian entrepreneurs found the solution or at least an approximate solution to this real-life problem: Thank you!

Prateek Rathore, Master in Management September 2011 intake, is now a full-time entrepreneur as a co-founder of  Wishpicker.com, an online start-up in Greater Noida, INDIA. Wishpicker.com uses algorithms to customize gifting ideas for loved ones based on their personality and interests.

Take a look at the website of Wishpicker.com and find out more in the video.

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Toledo: a city of three cultures

Written on May 26, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

The Other Side | By Felix Validvieso, Director of Communication, IE Business School

Operations and finance professor Alber Sabanoglu Segura comes from Turkey, and he is also a Sephardic Jew. Hence we decided that there was no better place to shoot this video than the ancient Jewish quarter in Toledo. When the Sephardic Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, they headed for many different countries, and his family ended up in Turkey.
What this basically means is that Prof. Sabanoglu Segura is a true world citizen. He was born in Turkey, lived in the States for a while, and now lives in Madrid. He is fluent in many languages, including Ladino, the old Spanish spoken by Sephardic Jews. Moreover, he is a critic and writer of short stories, not to mention the fact that he also sings in a group. I hope you enjoy his video, if only because he was such good company while we were shooting it!!!

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The Socratic value of MOOCs

Written on May 21, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in Academics

IE Focus | By Rolf Strom-Olsen. Academic Director of Humanities Studies at IE Humanities Center

The rise of MOOCs and the fact that they are open to all and free of charge has caused great consternation in the academic world. Socrates, however, would have approved.

In the brief introductory video of my MOOC (Critical Perspectives on Management) that we put together to walk through the class syllabus, I make the point that, as a Humanities course masquerading as a strategy class, the methodological inspiration derives from those two fundamental tenets of the Socratic imperative: that true wisdom consists in knowing you do not know and that the unexamined life is not worth living.

But while these two sentiments of the Socratic imperative are certainly the best known and serve as the fons et origo of humanist enquiry, there is a third, equally critical, part of the Socratic imperative that I had to leave out (since the video was testing weary viewers’ patience already).

It’s this bit, from the Apology. Read more…


IE through the eyes of a Chinese student

Written on May 19, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Interview between two Chinese students of IE, Shanshan, who studies the Master in Corporate Communication at IE School of Communication and Cindy, who studies the International MBA at IE Business School. Listen to what they have to say about studying at IE and living in Madrid.

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Only two days

Written on May 14, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

The Other Side | By Felix Valdivieso, Director of Communication, IE Business School

Some say imagine how bad work is that they have to pay you to do it… But joking aside, the good news is that at times there are things you do at work, and people you meet, that you would anyway, just for the sheer pleasure of it. Shooting this video, and meeting IE Law School Intellectual Property Prof. Pedro Letai, was one of those times.

I don’t know how good a professor he is, but I heard his students love him, and I can also say I thoroughly enjoyed reading his poetry book “The Great Buffalo”. The book is in Spanish, but we’ve translated a couple of poems just to give you a taste. Expect more surprises in the video! Prof. Letai is also a literary critic, columnist, and novelist. His first novel is coming out any day now. As a matter of fact the day of the shooting he was expecting his editor to send him the first copies, so I’ll keep you posted!

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