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Get insights into the IE-SMU MBA

Written on April 7, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

A blended program sounds abstract and difficult to catch. MOOCs help to get the idea to study a program mostly online and gain valuable knowledge, industry insights and network through it. But still doubts remain…

The following presentation on the IE-SMU MBA, an educational fusion created by IE Business School and Singapore Management University, gives you visual support that online learning works, is effective and produces a great return on investment. Keeping your job, studying with a mostly flexible time table and be able to travel and relocate while doing the program are some of the features of such programs. An Asian focus, project-based learning  and getting taught by global and outstanding faculty are additional valuable elements.

Keen on more arguments? Visit our face-to-face event or virtual information sessions which we are hosting over the next couple of months. Just connect to to explore the details!


Are you planning to work in Singapore?

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

See what is happening on the IE campus today: Contact Singapore is promoting to work in Singapore!


Liberal Arts meets Management: student views

Written on December 7, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Learn what Greg, current student from the IE Brown Executive MBA, and Mary, graduate from this program, have to tell about their experiences and take-outs of this journey.

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Paris, where is your passion?

Written on October 14, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Watch what Paris de L’Etraz has to tell about his passions when he is not working as Professor of Entrepreneurship or designing the strategy of the IE Venture Lab.

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If you wish to experience Paris in action, join us for our upcoming Masterclass sessions in Singapore (October 15) and Taipei (October 16).


Do you want to be an Entrepreneur?

Written on October 2, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Do you know what makes a successful entrepreneur? Would you be surprised to learn how the majority of us who never become entrepreneurs can adopt the entrepreneurial mindset to make our company jobs more innovative and creative? The world is much less predictable than it has ever been and it takes thinking like an entrepreneur to deal effectively with today’s ambiguity.

IE Business School is consistently recognized as a leading institution in the field of Entrepreneurship. The fact that IE was created by entrepreneurs and that 15-20% of our graduates are entrepreneurs definitely is not enough to gain this recognition.

In the upcoming IE Masterclass Professor Dr Paris de L’Etraz will provide an insightful session on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how you develop an entrepreneurial mindset. In addition he will explain why all our management students have to write a business plan, how the Venture Lab which Paris is directing helps you to get exposure to investors around the globe and what the AREA 31 is all about.

IE Masterclass – Singapore

Date / Time: October 15, 2012 at 19:00
Venue: Gallery Hotel, 1 Nanson Road (map)
Registration: IE Event Page

IE Masterclass – Taipei

Date / Time: October 16, 2012 at 19:00
Venue: Westin Taipei, 133 Nanjing East Road, Sec.3 (map)
Registration: IE Event Page

About the speaker
Paris de l’Etraz has spent over 20 years in investment banking and venture capital, mainly at UBS Bank and ABN AMRO. Since 2005, he has continued to be in the business of either raising funds, setting up new companies, selling or buying companies through his group Amazing Lab. Professor Paris de L’Etraz runs currently the IE Venture Lab at IE Business School. Learn more about Paris de l’Etraz through this video.


Global MBA / EMBA explained

Written on August 12, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide whether to work or to study, especially when your corporate development is smoothly and you don’t really need an additional degree to grow professionally. REALLY? Have you considered what your peers are doing? They might get an MBA Degree meanwhile you’re enjoying working… and to make the next big step on the corporate ladder an MBA Degree might be required.

So, you might consider combining studying and working at the same time. IE Business School blended programs will provide you with different options to choose from.

If you wish to get a further insight and hear from alumni of the IE blended programs, just join our upcoming session “Global MBA / EMBA explained” in Singapore:
Date: August 14, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Gallery Hotel, 1 Nanson Road (near Robertson Quay)
Registration: IE Event Page
See you around!

IE’s network in Asia is growing – fast!

Written on June 7, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

A Master Degree at a non-local institution is always about accessing new and different networks. You will gain, of course, cultural insights and regional specific knowledge but what for?  Just for the sake of it, just to have personal challenge, to be different or – to work in that specific region or build up business relationships to that region once back home. You might agree that it is for the latter one. But, how do you gain this job, how do you create this relationships? Through NETWORKS.

Over the last 10 years IE has been growing its network strongly in Asia. Along with the creation of IE Offices in Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, India and Australia, the alumni network has been growing steadily to reach about 800 alumni within Asia. As in many countries there are regular alumni meetings, like the IE Peña in Singapore. The IE Singapore Club is getting together every first Wednesday every month following the IE tradition of the Bar of the Week back in Madrid.

In these get-together you meet incoming students learning about the life in Madrid and on campus from graduates, IE entrepreneurs exchanging business ideas and exploring joint ventures, graduates celebrating their new jobs, job seekers who explore Singapore as a possible destination of their next career step, new-comers to Singapore who just get settled as they secured their jobs from overseas – and the “core” enjoying the city both personally as well as professionally.

Why not be part of this network?


IE University || A coffee chat with Tarun

Written on January 20, 2012 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

The other day we met with Tarun to talk about his first impressions on his new life at IE University. He started the BBA program in September 2011 and met with classmates from over 70 different countries. Tarun graduated with his IB Diploma from the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) in Singapore.

What attracted you to come to IE University?
I have always wanted to study business or economics for my career and was on the lookout for exceptional universities in this area. IE University’s exceptional and innovative style of education was what drew me so strongly towards it. Its methodology and emphasis on practical knowledge through experience sets it apart from the other universities.

Tell us a little about your first impressions after your first semester studying the BBA and about the diversity on campus.
At first, I was under the impression that if I didn’t brush up my Spanish skills, I would find it difficult to adjust here. However, my experience here proved otherwise, especially due to the warm and friendly nature of the students here. Due to the extreme diversity, I have had first hand experience with people from all walks of life and have managed to build relationships regardless of borders and regions. If globalization is the ultimate goal of the world, IE University is probably Utopia already.

What is the thing you find most exciting about life at IE University so far, any difference with your country?
The most exciting difference is the abundance of opportunity that IE provides. While people would support freedom to pursue my own dreams in any part of the world, IE takes it a step further with the inclusion of the advisor, who does whatever they can to help you achieve what you want, and give direction and shape to your dreams. At IE, one can aspire to be anything, and the university will do its best, on its part, to help achieve that dream.


IE MBA Information Session – Singapore on Nov 3

Written on November 2, 2010 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Join the upcoming presentation. To register just go to

See you tomorrow!


IE Online Programs – more than just distance learning

Written on May 19, 2010 by Dirk Hopfl in Go for IE

Why switching your postgraduate plans just because of your recent promotion? Are you “scared” about distance learning or online programs just because they do not provide the same learning as in a full-time programs? 

Join the upcoming IE presentation about its online programs and the worldwide recognized blended learning methodology. Prof. Gamaliel Martinez will guide you through the online platform and will explain you how much more you can learn studying from your current residence at one of Europe’s leading business school.

Register and enjoy!!

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