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30
Aug

IE Master in Finance ranks 3rd worldwide

Written on August 30, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE Business School holds the No. 3 position worldwide in finance according to the 2013 Ranking of Masters in Finance published by Financial Times.

IE achieved this result 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 88% international students from 29 countries, who will complete the program at the end of this month to start work in international companies that include JP Morgan, UBS and Mckinsey. IE’s Finance Master was the first program in Spain to be made a program partner of CFA (Chartered Financial Advisor), the leading international endorsement for financial analysts.

“This result further consolidates our Master in Finance Program as a leading international reference in the field of finance. We are proud to welcome these top-level students from around the world, taught by more than 85 professors who draw on their extensive professional experience in finance markets,” says Ignacio de la Torre, Director of Masters in Finance at IE Business School.

The Master in Finance forms part of IE Business School’s Masters in Finance portfolio, along with the School’s Master in Advanced Finance, Executive Master in Finance (Spanish) and the Global Master in Finance, a blended program with residential periods in Madrid and London. The five programs offer a selection of 200 subjects in fields like non-banking finance, Islamic finance and microfinance. Students have access to a pool of more than 60 electives in fields like raw materials, distress investments, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. The methodology employed by IE’s Masters in Finance is eminently practical, employing management education tools like portfolio management simulation in real-time using the Bloomberg platform, Factset, or Matlab, which analyzes fixed income.

Students can round off their learning experience in New York, visiting investment banks and hedge funds, holding meetings with financial executives, and gaining a deep insight into how Wall Street works. They also get the opportunity to take part in corporate social responsibility projects such as the initiative based in Ghana run by NGO Financieros sin Fronteras, aimed at gauging the impact of microfinance institutions on the eradication of poverty. In the field of research IE Business School’s Center for Islamic Finance has ongoing agreements with institutions that include King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia.

The Financial Times ranking of Masters in Finance comprises the categories of pre-experience and post-experience programs. It is based on 18 criteria that include the percentage of students working on completion of the program, graduate salaries 3 years after graduation, the degree of internationalization of the school and its programs, the fulfillment of students’ expectations, the percentage of international faculty and students, the percentage of women faculty and students, the percentage of professors that hold doctorates, and research levels.

16
Aug

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.

4
Mar

IE University BBA ranked no. 8 worldwide

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

IE University students on Segovia campus.

IE University holds the No. 6 position in Europe and No. 29 worldwide in the ranking of universities drawn up by Youth Incorporated and the education supplement of Times of India, “Education Times”, which has one of largest circulations on the planet.

IE University has climbed 8 positions since the previous ranking, to become a leading university both in Europe and worldwide. Youth Incorporated sees IE University as eighth in the world in terms of university business programs, and tenth in terms of campus facilities. It also places IE University in seventh position worldwide for innovation in teaching, three places higher than last year’s ranking.

IE University and Pompeu Fabra University, which holds the No. 94 position, are the only two Spanish universities that made the ranking. The ranking is based on a survey carried out in over one thousand centers of education in fifty countries. Participants comprise students, recruiters and professors, who evaluate the key factors in university education like program content, employability and job opportunities after graduation, levels of diversity among student body and faculty, innovation, international exchanges, student satisfaction, campus facilities and financial aid. One of the main 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.

“It gives us great satisfaction to know that recruiters worldwide recognize our international profile, and that they also value our commitment to education in the field of management and the employability of our students,” says Isabel Sánchez, Adjunct Vice Rector and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Business Administration at IE University.

The first three places in the ranking are held by US universities Harvard, Stanford and Pennsylvania. IE University holds the No. 29 position worldwide with a score of 94.9 out of 100, making it the top-ranked university in Spain and sixth in Europe. IE University’s position in the Youth Incorporated ranking is the latest in a series of achievements in terms of recognition by international media, including the latest higher education ranking carried out by International Herald Tribune, which places the IE University in No. 43 worldwide in terms of employability of its students.

More information: http://www.youthincmag.com/rankings/

3
Dec

IE Business School ranked no. 1 in Europe: FT

Written on December 3, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE Business School holds the No. 1 position in the 2012 Financial Times ranking of European business schools. 

The FT’s annual survey of business schools in Europe is based on results obtained by leading European schools in the rankings drawn up by FT throughout the year of MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management and Executive Education programs.  This latest result further consolidates IE’s position as one of the world’s top business schools.

In order to prepare its rankings Financial Times employs criteria that include the career and salary progression of business school graduates, the international slant of programs, the percentage of international students and faculty, and the fulfillment of expectations of students and client firms

29
Oct

IE University ranks among the top 50 universities worldwide: IHT

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

IE University holds the No. 43 position worldwide in the International Herald Tribune ranking of the main universities that employers intend to recruit from in the future, and which have the best graduates.

The ranking is based on the opinion of 2,200 CEOs and top-tier executives from 1,000 companies in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the US and the UK, about the best 150 universities in terms of employability. US universities Harvard and Yale lead the ranking, followed by Cambridge and Oxford in the UK. There are 2 Spanish universities in the top 50, Navarra University (34) and IE University (43), which further consolidates IE University’s position in this second edition of the international ranking. Nineteen of the top 50 universities are in the US, 19 in Europe, 9 in Asia and 3 in Australia.

International Herald Tribune drafted the report in collaboration with consultancy firms Emerging (France) andTrendence (Germany), with a view to analyzing the opinions of top international executives about the quality of universities in their respective countries and continents, as well as other world regions. Some of the main findings are that recruiters hire graduates in universities which are in close contact with the corporate world and whose students gain professional experience during their studies, and companies attach greater importance to the development of social skills such as the capacity to do presentations, motivation and teamwork, than to theoretical knowledge.
“At a time when the employability of future graduates is more important than ever it is very satisfying to see that recruiters worldwide have once again shown that they have a high level of confidence in our students,” said Salvador Carmona, Rector of IE University.
In order to examine issues like the challenges universities face in terms of demand in a globalized world,  the strength of emerging markets like Asia or the Arab world, and innovation in teaching methods, IE University organized the conference on  Reinventing Higher Education which took place this week. Participants included experts from international institutions like Oxford University, Brown University, the World Economic Forum, Wikipedia, Alexandria Trust and the British Council.
19
Sep

IE’s Master in Management gets globally recognized

Written on September 19, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Students of the IE Master in Management

The IE Business School Master in Management (MIM) occupies the 6th position in the world in the Financial Times ranking. This full-time program is aimed at young people who are at the beginning of their career, with an average age of 25 years and about two years work experience.

The master provides a solid foundation in business management and has a strong focus on entrepreneurial management. Students can tailor their program, specializing in Sales & Marketing, Digital Business, International Business and Financial Management and Control. They can then choose to pursue the Beyond Borders Experience and extend their studies with an international exchange or through a dual-specialization.

The Master in Management has a student body from over 40 countries, enriching the experience of the program. The MIM responds to the demands of recruiters, as it provides a comprehensive and integrated view of the business world joined with a specialization in an area of management, all with a practical methodology. More than 89% of the students are working after three months of graduation in a variety of sectors, such as Financial Services (18%), Consulting (24%) and Industry (58%). The MIM has two annual calls, which start in September and February, with the option of being able to chose the classes in English, Spanish or bilingual format.

“As a response to an increased interest in business education among a younger demographic, MIM programs are steadily emerging from schools across Europe, Asia, and North America as an early alternative to the traditional MBA,” said Martin Boehm, Dean of Programs at IE Business School. “The Financial Times ranking underlines IE’s commitment to providing young professionals with innovative management education that mixes theoretical concepts with important technical skills, while offering the opportunity to specialize in a functional discipline like Sales & Marketing or Financial Management & Control.”

19
Jul

IE’s Global MBA ranks 1st worldwide

Written on July 19, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

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.” Read more…

3
Jul

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”. Read more…

31
Jan

IE’s MBA continues to be within the TOP 10 programs worldwide

Written on January 31, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE Business School’s International MBA program is No. 3 in Europe and No. 8 worldwide according to the latest Financial Times ranking of MBA programs. The result of this latest ranking further consolidates IE Business School’s International MBA as the best in Spain.

This year 87% of IE Business School’s International MBA is made up of international students from 76 countries, making the School’s student body one of the most diverse in the wold. The School continues to strengthen its commitment to a global environment with programs like the IE Brown Executive MBA, an innovative blend of management and humanities run jointly with Brown University. Launched last year, the IE Brown Executive MBA is geared to directors with more than 10 years of experience in management, combining IE’s strength in the field of business management with the recognition of Ivy League member Brown University as an international leader in humanistic, social and scientific disciplines. The English-taught program comprises online sessions with 5 residential periods held in Madrid and Providence (US).

The Financial Times ranking comprises 21 categories that refer to both the institution and alumni. They include data like the international outreach of each school and its programs, the extent to which expectations are met, the weighted salaries of alumni three years after graduation, the percentage of women faculty and students, the percentage of international professors and professors with a PhD, and levels of research.

14
Dec

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.  Read more…