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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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Celebrating Diversity: IE Global Village

Written on September 18, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE Business School held Global Village 2013 in June this year. Five hundred students and alumni from over 80 countries took part in the multicultural event, which served to showcase the best of their countries’ cuisine, art and traditions.

There were stands from 25 countries in this ninth edition of Global Village, providing information on tourism and cultural heritage. The event also featured gastronomic exhibitions and music and dance from the different countries, including capoeira, belly-dancing, tango, typical dances from India and Mexican rancheras.

The funds raised by the sale of tickets for the event will be used to fund the IE Social Responsibility Forum 2013, an international workshop that serves as a platform where experts from around the world examine the corporate strategy challenges in the field of social responsibility, and which is set to take place on November 22 and 23 in Madrid.

Giedre Pavalkyte, Campus Life Manager at IE Business School explained that Global Village is unique to IE Business School. “It is aimed at celebrating the cultural diversity of our students and showing the rich tapestry of countries on our campus. Global Village permits students to get to know each others’ countries by showing the best of their home countries, their traditions, their music and dance, their gastronomy and folklore, thereby enriching their academic experience.”

The Global Village event is organized by IE Business School’s Net Impact Chapter. Net Impact serves as an international platform comprised of 40,000 students and professionals in over 300 chapters around the world who use best business management practices to change the world, promoting initiatives in fields that include CSR, sustainable development, social entrepreneurship and responsible investment. IE Business School’s Net Impact Chapter has just achieved gold standing within the Net Impact network, the highest distinction awarded to the chapters that form part of the organization, for work undertaken in the 2011-2012 academic year.

“We are delighted to receive this distinction in recognition of the hard work and dedication of IE Business School’s Net Impact Chapter, as well as the commitment of the entire IE community to the idea that we can change the world through sound business management,” said Tanya Shariff, former President of IE Business School’s Net Impact chapter.


The wealth of experience: Global Executive MBA

Written on June 4, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

In order to join the Global Executive MBA candidates should have more than 10 years of work experience averaging 13-14 years. Participants are coming from a broad variety of cultures, industries, functions and scopes of job. All of them are managing teams, budgets and other resources for more than 3 years. You can imagine the wealth of experience accumulated in this group….

Watch the following videos to learn how participants learn from each other and enjoy the richness of experiences.

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Enjoy as well some individuals comments from participants from the last intakes:  Read more…


Creating an impact in society: IE Brown Executive MBA

Written on March 3, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Meet Peggy, student of the IE Brown Executive MBA, and listen to what she has to say about the program, the professors and her classmates. Peggy is currently Deputy General Manager of Zenith Bank PLC in Nigeria.

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What is IE University?

Written on January 26, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

IE University, being already 5 years old, is getting increasingly popular for international students. With 80 nationalities on campus it features a unique environment for students who want to get most out of their university experience – and for older generations, this experience has been the most important of their lives.

Get a first impression on what IE University can offer you.

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Connecting dots… an Instagram insight into IE

Written on December 6, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

An Instagram insight into IE

Have you wondered what is happening at IE on a daily basis – outside of the classroom? Almost everyday you have a corporate speaker, a conference, a book presentation or a networking cocktail happening on our Madrid campus. Unfortunately, you don’t see so much on the the corporate web

Kerry Parke, associate director of the Communication Department, is connecting those dots invisible to those who are not on campus (yet) with Instagram. She tells the small stories behind the scenes or features another focus of larger events at IE, so that you can explore why IE is considered one of the leading business schools in the world.

Currently Kerry is talking about the LAUNCH period of the International MBA with initiatives like “Revolutionize your space” where students have to step into the shoes of architects or explore what it takes to climb all 14 eight-thousander mountains in the world as the first women ever.


“I love” – a romantic opening of IE’s International MBA

Written on November 28, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

For the 34th time, IE Business School welcomed a new blend of young entrepreneurs, innovators and future leaders to become part of its family. Students from 68 different nationalities, and thus 92% of international students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, came together and had the opportunity to network during the ceremony before returning to Madrid. But what would IE be without its surprises?

Joel Martinez, Veronica Neo, Atsuo Habe, Gilbert Lee, Alexis Berger, Alexandre Goossens and Braden Weinstock created something special, which you can check out below. Class of 2014 – welcome and good luck!

This post was first published on the International MBA blog.


Explore the truly “global” MBA at IE

Written on November 22, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Exciting moments happened earlier last week when the first batch of the revamped Global MBA+ started in Madrid. With 97% of international students and 31 nationalities represented in a class of about 60 students,  participants can expect truly global experiences while living and working in their respective countries of residence.

Take some time to explore the profile in detail – will you be part of the next years intake?


International Relations in its real sense!

Written on September 21, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

September 21 will mark the official launch of IE University’s new Bachelor in International Relations program with a 35-member inaugural class representing 17 different nationalities.

The first Bachelor in International Relations class is a thriving and truly international group of 35 students representing over 16 countries around the world: Argentina, Austria, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, and the USA. Students admitted to the program have excellent academic records and valuable international experience. The program faculty is as international as the overall student body, with 19 professors coming from 8 different countries, such as the United States, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Canada, etc.

The Bachelor in International Relations – Class of 2016 – By the Numbers:

35 Students - 17 Nationalities - 54% International Students - 60% Women - 3 languages spoken on average

The Bachelor in International Relations is a rigorous and innovative degree taught fully in English, and aimed at satisfying the rising worldwide demand for highly-skilled, well-informed graduates, who are capable of meeting the professional challenges of a rapidly changing global environment. Like the IE Master in International Relations, the bachelor program focuses on the intersections between the public and private sectors on a range of international politics and business issues. In addition to mandatory language training and hands-on practical learning, the program will also require students to gain significant international exposure through study abroad programs and internship opportunities.

The new four-year degree is designed to provide undergraduate students with a thorough knowledge of international affairs, combined with solid foundations of business and management, in order to help them bring breadth and depth of understanding to the workplace. This broad multidisciplinary background is intended to produce graduates with an integrated global vision of fields like political science, foreign policy, economics, business, management, international law, international security, history, philosophy, and language. The program aims to produce global leaders with a profound understanding of the complexity of world affairs, who are capable of applying critical thinking and effective leadership skills to a wide range of issues in both the public and private sectors alike. It employs a unique practice-based approach and seminar-type discussions in the IR Lab. Students will learn to analyze interconnections between peoples, societies, governments, corporations, and multilateral organizations beyond the classroom, while being trained in conflict resolution, crisis simulation, strategic thinking, policy-making, public speaking, and news writing.

This post was first published on the International Relations Blog.


Who says that MBA is about studying?

Written on June 13, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Doing an MBA or any other postgraduate degree is about enhancing your academic skills to prepare you better for future professional challenges. No doubt about it. But is that everything?

Some students might feel there is nothing to add but certainly – I hope – they are the minority. Such a degree is much more than that: it’s a journey, a bath in diversity, a mosaic of professional, personal, cultural, entrepreneurial experiences. Getting challenged with different perspectives in every moment of the program and LEARN from it. It opens your horizons, brings you out of your comfort zones and you enjoy it, can’t get enough…

Another important part of this “bath” is FUN! That is what the participants of this year Global Village had… watch, enjoy and if you wish to be part of it soon, let us know!


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Some more details about the 2012 Global Village:  Read more…

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