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Don´t miss the opportunity to participate to the exciting book launch event & a special presentation delivered by IE Professor Steven D´Souza on the 25th February at the The Westin Hotel in Melbourne.

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Steven D´Souza – Director of Programmes for the Financial Times| IE Business School Corporate Alliance, is an international educator with experience in the fields of HR, leadership and talent management, diversity and organizational development will be delivering a presentation on his most recent publication “Not Knowing” a book he co-authored with Diana Renner.

In order to be thriving in uncertain times, this fascinating book proposes we head, uncomfortably, toward the unknown, rather than away from it. By developing a unique relationship with “Not Knowing” we discover a new way of living, leading, working and succeeding in our modern world.

This book re-frames the concept of Not Knowing, from being in a fearful place of weakness and ignorance, moving to something we must engage with personally. It introduces us to a new paradigm, where Not Knowing becomes an exciting opportunity, where we are no longer limited by what we already know and our habitual reactions to things that life throws at us, so that deeper knowing can emerge, full of rich possibilities and wisdom.

This topic will be relevant to all those who experience uncertainty, volatility, complexity and ambiguity in their work. Especially those who are leaving the familiar and venturing into new unknown territory.

About Steven D´Souza

Steven is Director of Programmes for the Financial Times| IE Business School Corporate Alliance. He is an Associate Professor at IE Business School and a former Executive Fellow, Program Orchestrator for their Global Executive MBA and IE Chicago Booth Global Senior Management Program. He has been a visiting lecturer on several programmes including at London Business School’s EMBA, the Masters in Organisations and Governance at the London School of Economics, and the IE Brown Executive MBA.

Steven has trained in Gestalt psychology for groups and individuals, ontological coaching and is an experienced executive coach, working frequently with senior teams including at the CEO level. He is a sought after speaker in many global companies and some of his clients included firms such as Accenture, AMEX, BT, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Eurostar, Goldman Sachs, Financial Times and PwC. He has also delivered workshops or talks for the United Nations ILO, On Purpose, the Hub Connections, TEDx and the Windsor Fellowship among several other social enterprises and government organisations. He has spoken in places as diverse as Tbilisi, Bucharest, Shanghai and Sofia.






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


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 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:

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:




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, an online start-up in Greater Noida, INDIA. uses algorithms to customize gifting ideas for loved ones based on their personality and interests.

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

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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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Give us 1 minute and discover our MIM students!

Written on April 25, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Knowing IE Business School, you realize quickly that you will study in a truly diverse environment. With 80% of international students with 55 different nationalities in the classroom, the IE Master in Management is probably one of the most international programs. But did you know as well that in this year intake you will find a National Table Tennis Player, a professional pianist, a London Olympics swimmer (without medal though :0), a TV Presenter and of course some social and not so social entrepreneurs. Get an idea on how your class may look like!

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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 to explore the details!

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