IE Executive MBA ranks 2nd worldwide

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)…

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IE’s Global MBA ranks 1st worldwide

IE Business School has been ranked the No. 1 business school in the world by the QS Distance Online MBA Ranking, an international survey conducted by QS Intelligence Unit.

The ranking examines the quality of online, distance and blended MBA programs, and is based on criteria that include the employability of graduates, student profiles, levels of diversity, faculty, academic experience and international accreditations of the MBA program.

The ranking reflects the fact that in 2008 4.4% of MBA program candidates were interested mainly in online and distance MBAs, rising to 15.6% in 2012. Nunzio Quacquarelly, editor of the Top MBA Careers Guide, said that the attraction of this type of MBA is growing among candidates and recruiters, who recognize the value of such programs run by prestigious schools. “This new ranking provides a snapshot of a sector that is evolving fast. It’s a new tool that will help students select an MBA program.” Newton Campos, Director of Admissions for Blended Programs at IE Business School, says that there has been a major shift in the mentality of businesses, particularly in innovative, high-tech companies that operate online. “These firms prefer graduates from our blended MBAs, which combine online and onsite learning, to traditional face-to-face programs. Recruiters realize that these graduates have the profile and skills they need.”

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IE Business School ranks again #2 worldwide in Finance education

IE Business School has further consolidated its position as No. 2 school worldwide in finance according to the latest ranking of Masters in Finance published by Financial Times.

IE achieved this result for the second year running in the pre-experience category with its full-time English-taught Master in Finance, aimed at young professionals with an international profile. The student body of IE’s Master in Finance comprises 95% international students from 26 countries, with an average GMAT score of 680. They will complete the program at the end of this month to start work in international companies that include Morgan Stanley, Merril Lynch, Jefferies, Barclays Capital and Rothschild. The Master is the first program in Spain to be made a CFA (Chartered Financial Advisor) program partner, the leading international endorsement for financial analysts.

“The financial sector needs specialized profiles with an international focus,” says Ignacio de la Torre, Director of Masters in Finance at IE Business School. “IE’s finance programs equips students with this type of education, and our graduates go on to work in firms like Goldman Sachs, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Nomura, and in emerging economies that offer enormous potential given the accelerated development of their capital markets”.

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IE University among world’s top 10 universities for innovation in teaching methodologies

Youth Incorporated  magazine placed IE University No. 37 worldwide and No. 9 in Europe. IE University also holds the No. 10 position for innovation in teaching methodologies. IE University and Pompeu Fabra University (No. 98), are the only two Spanish universities that made it in the ranking.

IE University has achieved the No. 9 position in Europe and No. 37 worldwide in a ranking of universities “Education Times & Youth Inc Global University Rankings 2011”drawn up by Youth Incorporated Magazine and Times of India Education Times supplement, which has one of the world’s largest circulations. The survey also places IE University among the top ten universities worldwide in terms of innovation in teaching methodologies. .

The ranking is based on a survey conducted in 500 centers of education in 30 countries. Participants include students, recruiters, and professors, who evaluated the key factors in university education, including levels of diversity among the student body and faculty, work opportunities after graduation, campus facilities, financial aid, innovation, international exchanges, and the level of satisfaction among students. One of the features of the ranking is that it contrasts the opinion of universities and their students with that of leading international recruiters who intend to recruit from them in the future.

The first three places in this global ranking are held by US universities Harvard, Stanford and MIT. IE University holds the No. 37 position worldwide with a score of 93.6 out of 100, and the No. 1 position in Spain. The other Spanish university that made it into the top 100 is Pompeu Fabra University, at No.98. 

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IE’s EMBA ranks 8 worldwide by FT

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…

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IE Business School, No. 3 worldwide in Aspen Institute´s sustainability ranking

IE Business School holds the No. 3 position worldwide in Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking.

The biennial survey is the most important in its field, gauging the level of integration of social, ethical and environmental issues in the MBA and executive education programs of 149 business schools. In this latest edition, IE Business School has climbed from 9th to 3rd place, thereby further consolidating its position as a leading reference worldwide in the integration of corporate social responsibility into management education programs.

The Beyond Grey Pinstripes report examines the extent of each school´s inclusion of issues related to social responsibility, ethics, and the environment in MBA programs, aimed at shaping managers and directors with a sound awareness of how their business decisions impact the environment. The ranking is based on a total of over 80,000 pages of information provided by 149 business schools from 22 countries. Parameters include social, ethical and environmental content in MBA programs, and the level of student exposure to related issues. In this year’s edition, the MBAs of business schools include an average of 33 courses that feature content related to sustainability, while the IE Business School MBA includes over 90. The report also evaluates the opportunities schools provide for their students to devote time to ethical and environmental concerns, along with the number of teaching hours dedicated to such issues, the percentage of students who choose to get involved, and the relevance of MBA course content and research carried out by faculty.

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IE Master in Finance ranked No. 2 worldwide by FT

IE Business School holds the No. 2 position in the Financial Time ranking of Masters in Finance programs.

The IE Master in Finance achieved this result in the pre-experience category with its full-time English-taught program, aimed at young professionals with an international profile. The student body of IE’s Master in Finance program comprises 95% international students from 23 countries, and takes place in Madrid and New York.  It is the first finance program in Spain to be awarded the status of Program Partner by the CFA (Chartered Financial Advisor) Institute, the leading international standard for financial analysts.

Ignacio de la Torre, Director of Masters in Finance at IE Business School says that the finance sector needs specialized profiles with an international focus. “This is exactly what our programs provide, and our graduates work in firms like UBS, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Waterland and BCG. Emerging economies also offer enormous potential given the rapid development of their capital markets.”

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