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7
Apr

Get insights into the IE-SMU MBA

Written on April 7, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

A blended program sounds abstract and difficult to catch. MOOCs help to get the idea to study a program mostly online and gain valuable knowledge, industry insights and network through it. But still doubts remain…

The following presentation on the IE-SMU MBA, an educational fusion created by IE Business School and Singapore Management University, gives you visual support that online learning works, is effective and produces a great return on investment. Keeping your job, studying with a mostly flexible time table and be able to travel and relocate while doing the program are some of the features of such programs. An Asian focus, project-based learning  and getting taught by global and outstanding faculty are additional valuable elements.

Keen on more arguments? Visit our face-to-face event or virtual information sessions which we are hosting over the next couple of months. Just connect to www.ie-smu-mba.com to explore the details!

20
Mar

Meet the IE Brown EMBA Class of 2015

Written on March 20, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

The 4th intake of the IE Brown EMBA, Class of 2015, just got together for the first last week. Check out the fantastic diversity, entrepreneurial experience and international exposure!!

IE Brown EMBA M14 MEET YOUR CLASS

11
Mar

An educational fusion – IE-SMU MBA

Written on March 11, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE-SMU MBA

There are few moments to present a uniquely differentiated new MBA program. The IE-SMU MBA is one of those occasions in which two leading academic institution bring together a sound mix of elements, blend them and create a true EDUCATIONAL FUSION.

The IE-SMU MBA is an intensive 10-month MBA program developed jointly by IE and Singapore Management University to shape top talent in Asia. This blended MBA offers insights into Asia-Pacific markets, business strategies and management cultures. The program is angled around 5 periods (1 week full-time at the beginning in Singapore, 3 weekend periods in Singapore and one last period of 4 days in Madrid) intercepted by interactive online periods. Those online periods are delivered either through real-time video conferences or through asynchronous forum discussions.

A hands-on, case-based approach mainly with cases from Asian businesses aligns smoothly with the project-based learning along the program in which participants work with companies on real projects geared to improve efficiency and productivity.

If you are based in Singapore, join our upcoming presentation at SMU:

Date: March 12, 2014

Time: 19.00 – 20.00

Venue: SMU, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, 50 Stamford Road

Registration: ie.smu.mba@smu.edu.sg

Further information on the program you can find on www.ie-smu-mba.com.

15
Jan

Share Anna’s and Lisa’s excitement about the IE MBA

Written on January 15, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

WATCH the engaging comments from Anna and Lisa as they talk about their motivations, experiences and professional goals.

WONDER how much the IE MBA can do for you!

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3
Jan

Enjoy a successful and healthy 2014!

Written on January 3, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE wishes a Happy New Year!

23
Dec

Studying on the go… IE Campus apps

Written on December 23, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Missing any important session during your Master is no longer an excuse. Get your grades when you’re chilling out in the outskirts of Madrid. Forgot the case you have to prepare over the weekend? No issue with the new IE Campus app… everything is in the palm of your hand allowing you studying non-stop!

Sorry, it’s only for IE Students! You can apply here!

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17
Dec

All positive in positive leadership?

Written on December 17, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

One of the most recent programs launched by IE is the Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Strategy. Students from the first intake talk about their impressions and their learning outcome… stay positive!YouTube Preview Image

For more information on the program, plesae visit www.ie.edu/exmpls.

 

10
Dec

3 start-up benefits that go beyond monetary compensation

Written on December 10, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Gessica Lomonte, MIM Graduate

The following post was composed by one of our MIM Alumni, Gessica Lomonte. You can check out how her start-up is doing, here.

When you are starting a new company finding awesome team members can be one of your biggest challenges. Your salary is likely to be much lower than the market rate; your boss could be younger than you are and you’ll probably become tired of listening to sentences like “We are running out on cash”. It is going to be hard, but living with these kinds of fears will really make an impact on you. Maybe you might not ever gain much in terms of monetary compensation, but on a personal level rewards are priceless. Here are three benefits you will have:

First-hand Experience

Maybe working for a huge multinational company would give you greater security, but on the other hand, it would also entail more corporate ladders and less responsibility. In a start-up everyone is expected to contribute right from the beginning, to actually make decisions and all in an environment with almost no hierarchy, which means you will manage and learn multiple parts of the business at the same time and a faster pace.

The Chance to make a visible Impact

Problems are catalysts for start-ups. Companies are created with the aim of finding solutions for everyday problems, or for making our lives easier. By working in a start-up and given that teams tend to be rather small, you will be able to contribute and be part of that solution through your ideas and your work.

Attitude and Environment

As Steve Jobs said “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do”. But most importantly, whether you love your job or not will depend on the people that surround you. Start-up teams are usually made of young and ambitious individuals, and chances are they are also a bit crazy, or at least that is what the rest of the world thinks of them, just because they believe in the unbelievable – and that positive attitude towards the future will shape your personality.

Maybe your salary will be lower, maybe you will have to bring your own laptop to work, and maybe you won’t have monetary benefits; but you will build great friendships and most importantly you will see the outcome of your actions and you will be seen as a person, not a mere number in the annual balance sheet equation.

First published on the Master in Management Blog.

1
Oct

IE Entrepreneurs: MBA inspired jewelry

Written on October 1, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Doing an MBA at IE and living in Madrid for a year and half is a life changing experience. I have met the most amazing people and made friends all over the world. Madrid is a wonderful city to live in and has plenty to offer, which can sometimes be a challenge to staying focused on school while living there.  When it comes to MBA itself, at first I was very frustrated thinking I was not receiving the knowledge I expected, but it wasn’t until the end of the core period that I realized how much I had changed and the amount I had actually learnt.  It is so that I have gained many skills that I can now apply to my new business.

When I first joined IE, I wanted a career in investment banking or consulting, but during my stay at IE, I realized that I would be mislabelled if I joined any of these fields. I realized that I would only be happy while helping other people and that, if I wanted to help people, I needed a sustainable business model. With the help of friends and a lot of research, I concluded that handcrafted jewelry would be a good line to start with. Finally in March 2013 Fairose was born, with 5 product offerings, which we plan to expand soon. Fairose will devote 25 percent of its profits to help the community and save certain handcrafts from being extent. For the coming 2 or 3 years we will focus on producing jewelry but after we hope to start producing apparel. We also hope we can replicate our model in different countries to help as many people as we can.

By Hany Abdel Shahied (IMBA 2011), first published on the International MBA Blog.

24
Sep

TYBA, winner of Venture Day Madrid 2013

Written on September 24, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

BBA Students Eiso Kant and Jorge Schnura talking about their company TYBA and their IE Venture Day win. They explain how the company was created and how it feels to be the first undergraduate team from IE University to win first place at IE Venture Day.

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