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IE Executive MBA ranks 2nd worldwide

Written on August 16, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE Business School holds the No. 2 position worldwide in the ranking of Executive MBA programs drawn up for the first time by The Economist. This achievement further consolidates IE’s position as one of the world’s leading business schools for senior management education. The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA run jointly by Northwestern (Kellogg) and York (Schulich) heads the ranking.

The Economist evaluated IE Business School’s Global Executive MBA, an English-taught program aimed at international managers, with onsite periods in Spain, Singapore, the US, and Brazil. The ranking was based on the opinions of 8,400 Executive MBA graduates from business schools around the world who were asked about aspects that included quality of the school’s faculty, diversity of the student body, networking, salary increase and career progression.

IE Business School Executive MBA programs are run in both face-to-face and blended formats, and offer English-taught and Spanish-taught versions. This academic year saw the launch of IE’s Executive MBA+, which integrates the management education provided by an MBA program with modules focused on specializations in the fields of Advanced Global Management, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance, Marketing and Sales, Digital Innovation and Technologies, and Healthcare Management. Executive MBA+ students can do the core MBA program and/or the specialization module in either English or Spanish, in weekly onsite format and/or bi-weekly blended format. This system is unique to IE and permits students to design their own bespoke Executive MBA+ programs.

IE’s Executive MBA portfolio is rounded off with the IE Brown Executive MBA, aimed at senior managers with an international profile. The IE Brown Executive MBA is run jointly with Ivy League member Brown University, renowned for its excellence in the field of humanistic, social and scientific disciplines.


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…


IE Venture Day in Shanghai

Written on May 20, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE celebrated this week its 3rd Venture Day in Shanghai. The program was made up of 12 IE startup projects from the Global Executive MBA and Executive MBA+ programs presenting to a Jury of 10 local and international investors, including James Tan from Beijing, Casey Wahl from Tokyo and several local Chinese investors and venture capitalists. The winner of the morning session was a “Curly” (Global Executive MBA), a new hair salon business model (see picture of winners Normen & Stephanie with Paris de L’Etraz).

In the afternoon the top three IE projects competed against 6 local Chinese startups. The winner in the afternoon was also an IE project, Aphelion Energy (Global Executive MBA) which develops renewable energy solutions in Africa for small villages. Over 200 people attended the event at China’s top Accelerator, Innovation Works in Shanghai.


Global Executive MBA on tour: Shanghai

Written on March 13, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

P22100305 exciting residential periods are part of the Global Executive MBA program: Madrid, Shanghai, Providence, Sao Paolo and again Madrid. The Shanghai module provides an Asian perspectives: In partnership with Chinese and ex-pat business leaders, participants will gain insight in Asia’s evolving business market and how to be a part of it.

Global Executive MBA visited Shanghai at the end of February,  participating in their second face to face module during the program, reconnecting with their peers, spending time both inside and outside the classroom. The module kicked off on Sunday with a city tour organized by the IE, and was followed throughout the week by different sessions, some given by their IE professors, some by Fudan University faculty and some by external collaborators.

Besides the academic part of the agenda, the students also participated in a networking event organized by the IE, where 20 alumni based in Shanghai joined the students and the professors for dinner, spending a great evening exchanging professional and academic experiences. Once again, a face to face module of a blended program has strengthened the connections of the students that recharged their batteries for the upcoming online period.

Undoubtedly, everyone is looking for the next adventure in Providence, Rhode Island, in May.

More details about the Global Executive MBA you can find the the Program Web and on Youtube.


How to use your lunch break effectively: IE Lunch & Learn

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

There are many ways to use your lunch break. Forbes recently published a list about it and I would like to benchmark it with the upcoming IE lunch events:

1. Make a plan – definitely!
2. Take a real break – yes!
3. Get up from your desk or work space – no doubt about it
4. Eat – food provided!
5. Enjoy your food – how do you best enjoy your food? In company…
6. Do what you can’t do in the morning or evening – you have to be at the office at a certain time, but don’t know when to leave. So, lunch is your only ‘secure’ time for off-office activities
7. Use the time to connect with someone new – promised!
8. Catch up with old friends – you can bring your friends!
9. Engage in activities that will help you re-energize – we will show you something that will motivate you for a long time
10. Network – up to you…
11. Don’t get stuck in a routine – sure you won’t
12.  Avoid all screens – re-edit: avoid almost all screens
13. Don’t take too long or too short of a break – one hour is just right

So, as long as you’re interested and keen to further your career you have 13 reasons to join our upcoming IE Lunch & Learn events. All events are held at The Executive Centre, Ocean Financial Centre (Level 40), Raffles Place in Singapore from 12noon to 1pm.

Global MBA+ / Executive MBA+
October 23, 2012

Global Executive MBA / IE Brown Executive MBA
October 31, 2012

Masters in Finance
November 6, 2012

Hope to see you there!


IE opens Alumni Chapter in Melbourne

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

This week the IE expanded its official alumni network by another chapter in Melbourne, Australia. With a continuously growing group with currently about 15 members, Jason Andrew, EMBA 2011, took the lead and will be president of this chapter. For the start the gatherings will happen every 3 months. To connect with Alumni in the Melbourne area and in the rest of Australia, please visit the group on LinkedIn.


IE Business School celebrates Venture Day in Shanghai

Written on January 11, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

On January 10th, the IE Venture Day competition kicked-off very early in the morning at Fudan University in Shanghai, where aspiring IE entrepreneurs presented their business plans to a world-renowned panel of VC and Angel investors. This was the first time the IE Venture Day takes a step further delivering its entrepreneurial spirit abroad by launching the project in the Asian “hub”. The Venture Day is part of the IE Venture Lab which is the vehicle for preparing IE Business School student and alumni startups for pitches in different VC and Angel investor locations.

The Business Plan presentations included projects in micro finance, renewable energy, tourism, electric cars, theme parks, medical devices, biotechnology, agriculture, education, internet platforms and social media. The winner of this edition was the team of Medsynch, a new concept for health monitoring system. Some investors highlighted that all the Business Plans from the IE students were truly representative of the IE Business School approach to entrepreneurship and of its commitment to supporting new and disruptive ideas among the investors. In fact, during the event, one of the teams, XXBB (a social platform for Chinese mothers) has received a proposal from one the investors in the panel!

The IE Venture Day included as well a presentation from a local Angel Investor: The guest speaker, as well as a Jury member for the event was Mr. James Tan, a well-known Angel investor based in Beijing and Singapore who addressed the group on Startup Activity in China. Mr. Tan is Co- Founder of 55tuan and Managing Partner of QuestVC. QuestVC is a venture capital firm with offices in Beijing and Singapore that invests and incubates companies at the seed and angel stage. James is co-founder and former COO of 55Tuan, the largest social e-commerce site in China with 5,000 employees across 200 cities. Prior to this, James was in the technology and financial sectors with companies in the Singapore Technologies group and JPMorgan Chase.


Get the IE blended learning methodology visualized

Written on November 24, 2011 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

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 you wish to learn more!


IE’s EMBA program ranks no. 4 worldwide

Written on November 15, 2011 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE Business School’s Executive MBA program has been ranked 4th worldwide and 1st in Europe in BusinessWeek’s latest ranking of Executive MBA programs.

IE Business School runs Executive MBA programs in several formats to meet the specific needs of different executive profiles. In addition to the onsite version, the School’s Executive MBA program portfolio includes blended versions that combine onsite and online learning available in both English and Spanish versions. These programs include the International Executive MBA, and the recently launched IE Brown Executive MBA, aimed at senior managers with a markedly international profile, with a student body that currently comprises students from 14 countries. IE runs the program jointly with Brown University, an Ivy League university recognized for excellence in humanistic, social and scientific disciplines. The portfolio is rounded off with the IE’s new Global Executive MBA, a blended program that includes periods in Spain, China, US and Brazil.


IE’s EMBA ranks 8 worldwide by FT

Written on October 24, 2011 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE Business School has been ranked No. 8 in the world in Executive MBA programs by Financial Times.

The ranking considers IE’s Executive MBA one of the best in the world based on criteria that include graduates’ subsequent professional development, fulfilment of participants’ expectations, and salary increases. The result further consolidates IE’s position as a leading international business school for senior management training programs.

In this year’s edition, the FT ranking based its evaluations on 16 indicators of quality in Executive MBA programs at 100 business schools worldwide, including graduates’ degree of satisfaction, career progression and increase in salary in the years following the program, and the degree to which the program came up to their expectations. School-based criteria included diversity of program faculty, the program’s international content, and the school’s level of research.

IE Business School’s Executive MBA program offers both weekly and bi-weekly versions. The program has been totally restructured this year to comprise 3 main areas: Global Context of Business, Creating & Developing Business Strategies, and Executing Business Strategies.  It places a special focus on entrepreneurial management, the role of new content in finance, a personal strategy plan, and key elements like international experiences in different locations worldwide, rounded off with a consulting project or master class project.

IE Business School Executive MBA programs come in different formats, including 100% face-to-face sessions, and a blended format, which combines onsite and online learning, available in Spanish or English. They include the International Executive MBA Bi-weekly, a presential program run in English in Madrid, and the recently launched IE Brown Executive MBA, aimed at senior executives with an international profile, which this year has students from 14 countries. The program is run jointly with Brown University, an Ivy League university renowned for excellence in the field of humanistic, social and scientific disciplines. IE’s Executive MBA portfolio also includes the Global Executive MBA, a new blended English-taught program with onsite modules in Spain, China, US and Brazil.

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