IE launches Trading Room for Finance assignments

This week IE has inaugurated its Trading Room to better address market related assignments such as Portfolio Management, Investment Game, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Equity/Asset Valuation, Financial Programming, Equity Research, FX Markets. Equipped with Bloomberg, FactSet, WONDA, EVA Dimensions, Thompson, Matlab, Reuteurs, TTR & Zoologic and other technologies, this facility has one of the top collection of analytical tools…

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Take your seat… Why the Euro is here to stay!

By Rolf Strom-Olsen, Director of Studies and Professor at IE University

Articles and media reports predicting the imminent demise of the Euro have become so commonplace over the last months that I suspect the next release of Microsoft Word will include it as a new document template: blank page, letter, CV, “Euro is doomed” article. A quick search on Google for the exact phrase “the euro is doomed” produces so many results (over 65,000), that I cannot even be bothered to look for variants. Pundits and politicians, bloggers and journalists, have all climbed aboard the euro-is-doomed train and cannot wait to tell us all about the destination which is envisioned, variously, as end-of-Euro land, end-of-Europe-itself land, global-financial-Armageddon land (for the real enthusiasts), etc….

Muh. Send us a postcard when you arrive.

That is a postcard I don’t expect to receive. Why not? Simply put because the so-called euro crisis is the product of a narrative gone wild. It has swept up otherwise sober-minded people and produced a wave of incessant hysterical shrieking, fulfilling that deep lizard-brain desire to really enjoy a catastrophe.

Except that catastrophe is largely an artefact of a market-, media- and punditry-driven narrative, increasingly divorced from the underlying reality of what is going on.

What we are really looking at is a sovereign debt crisis rephrased into a “euro-is-doomed” narrative. How sustainable is that? About as sustainable as Greek borrowing patterns.

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IE University student joins UNESCO video challenge

The Communications student at IE University Susana Restrepo Arias has presented an audiovisual work to the contest “International Video Challenge for youth”, which UNESCO organizes from young people around the world in order to promote respect for cultural diversity as key part of human development. The competition offers young people the challenge of expressing the importance…

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Get the IE blended learning methodology visualized

There are many “online learning models” named online programs, distance-learning programs, internet-facilitated programs. IE’s innovative blended education format, however, combines the best techniques of traditional face-to-face education with technology-supported online interactive learning, making it a world-class learning experience recognized by international media and by highly satisfied alumni. Check this out and let us know if…

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Virtual Career Fair for Luxury and Fashion Industry – sorry for IE only!

The IE Careers Department is celebrating today the first virtual career fair aimed at graduates and alumni interested in working in the Luxury, Cosmetics and Fashion Industries. Participating companies are Beiersdorf (Nivea), Desigual, Inditex (Zara, Massimo Dutti), Gucci, Loewe, L’Oreal, Mango, P&G and Richemont Group. More than 100 positions in 8 different countries are accessible…

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