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Scared about your MBA admissions interview?

Written on June 15, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

You made it! After suffering during month preparing the application for the IE Master Degree, getting the essays right, find your recommenders, you finally submit your application. Clicking the SUBMIT button of the online application, relieves adrenalin: DONE but just second afterwards doubts will come up if everything was fine. What if I didn’t answer the questions correctly, did I upload the right files, did I mix up school names?

You won’t know until you receive an e-mail with the subject “IE Admissions Update” with the notification that you have been selected for the admissions interview. YEAH! The next step in the admissions process isn’t easier and will keep you in the “roller coaster” mood – you don’t know what will happen next.

We hope that the following video helps you to get some tips to bring your stress under control!

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How to gain admission into a top 10 business school

Written on March 29, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Following a session on the admissions process at IE Business School in Singapore, here is a presentation which details the steps to take to gain admission to IE.


IE Masters in Finance || CAIA and CFA exams accepted!

Written on May 6, 2011 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Starting in May 2011, IE accepts the CAIA exams, (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst), both Level I and Level II, as a replacement to the GMAT or GRE exam, one of the admissions requirement to IE´s Masters in Finance programs.

Before that, earlier this year, IE also officially started to accept CFA Level I as a substitute for GMAT or GRE for the Master in Finance & Global Master in Finance) and Level II for the Master in Advanced Finance program. In the past few years, plenty of IE´s candidates for the Masters in Finance programs presented their CFA exams during the admissions process.

Candidates to the Master in FinanceGlobal Master in Finance and Master in Advanced Finance programs therefore can submit either of the above four exam results at the time they apply to the program(s). Candidates for the Executive Master in Finance Biweekly have an additional option of taking the IE Admission test.


IE Admissions Tips: No deadline means NO deadline?

Written on December 17, 2010 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Many candidates struggle with the concept of NO DEADLINE in the application process at IE as they don’t know when to submit their application. This post aims to clarify the concept and provides recommendations on when to apply.

IE operates a rolling admissions process which allos candidates for the Master programs to apply all year around. So, you can apply for a Master Degree which starts in Spring 2012 as well as for a program that might start within the next couple of months. The main difference to admissions processes with established rounds is that IE does not compare candidates with each other as it is difficult to compare an Architect from US with an Engineer from Japan or a Lawyer from Germany. A Master Degree is all about contribution and it is difficult to tell if the architect, the engineer or the lawyer enhances more the class discussions with their experiences while in the program. Candidates who meet the admissions criteria will receive an admission to the program of their choice independently when they apply.

Of course, this does not give any revelation on WHEN to apply. The general indication is to start your application process around 9-12 month before the intended program start. Taking into account that some programs close up to 5 months before the program officially starts, the admissions process takes up to 2 month and the student visa processing alike, you quickly notice that applying 9 months ahead, might already be a little tight. Probably the more simple rule is the following:

  • You apply for the spring intake (programs starting from February to April), you should take your summer holidays to start with your preparation for your GMAT, GRE and gathering the additional required documents.
  • You apply for the fall intake (programs starting from September to November), Christmas time always provides a nice break from the stress at work and gives you time to plan ahead for your Master Degree.

Nonetheless, the best thing of a rolling admissions process is its flexibility. You still might decide to start your program in the coming spring intake, but you should start working on your application NOW and check with the Admissions Department or the Representative Offices whether there are still spaces left in the desired program and intake. As the admissions standards are continuously high, don’t expect an easier process but it might be a little quicker than the previous indications. The worst case scenario always can be that you don’t arrive on time and you have to wait till the coming intake – but if it’s important to you to start as early as possible, if you don’t give it try you definitely won’t make it!

One final recommendation: if you plan to apply for Financial Aid, opt always for the “well-planned option”. Financial Aid funds are limited and will get assigned on the first come first serve basis. The later you apply for any intake, the less likely it is that you will get the desired funds to finance your program.


IE Admissions Tips: Letter of Recommendation

Written on December 7, 2010 by Dirk Hopfl in Go for IE

At IE Business School, we take a holistic approach to evaluating each candidate. We look at every aspect of your application; as such no single element is of unique importance within evaluation, but rather a compilation of all the elements submitted.

Between those submitted elements are the letters of recommendation, fundamental in “adding score points in the path to admission” as Julian Trigo, Director of Admissions at IE Business School. He also addressed that ”finding the right recommenders is crucial” to get to know the strenghts and weaknesses of a candidate applying to the International MBA program.

Here are some tips when choosing your recommenders: Read more…

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