The Communications student at IE University Susana Restrepo Arias has presented an audiovisual work to the contest “International Video Challenge for youth”, which UNESCO organizes from young people around the world in order to promote respect for cultural diversity as key part of human development. The competition offers young people the challenge of expressing the importance…Details
On November 12th, alumni from IE Business School attended the Gala Dinner of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce which was held in the prestigious ‘IvyRoom’ in the Central Business District of Sydney. The IE table consisted of the following IE alumni currently living in Sydney: Fiona Richards EXMBA 2005, Yoshkar Ubieda MBA 2005, David &…Details
Learn from Inga, German Executive Searcher based in Dubai, how inspiring the IE Brown Executive MBA can be.
On December 1st IE Business School and the Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance will host the conference “Islamic Finance in the 21st Century” to be held in Madrid. We are delighted to have on this occasion the presence of H.E. Dr. Ahmad M. Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank, in Jeddah, Saudi…Details
Jem Bendell, visiting professor at IE Business School recently participated in TEDx Transmedia and talked about the money myth. Interesting thoughts… a little frightening though.
Applying to business school can be a tough slog. With all the information that is out there, it’s hard to even find time to dedicate to your resumé, essays and application form. You could be forgiven, therefore, for eschewing the opportunity to attend an information session or master class held by your university of choice.…Details
The IE Masters in Finance portfolio is expanding adding the Executive Master in Finance bi-weekly and the Global Master in Finance. Both programs enable the possibility to combine the professional development with the educational experience. As a immediate benefit, the learning can be applied on a daily basis in the job. The Master in Finance…Details
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…Details
The IE Careers Department is celebrating today the first virtual career fair aimed at graduates and alumni interested in working in the Luxury, Cosmetics and Fashion Industries. Participating companies are Beiersdorf (Nivea), Desigual, Inditex (Zara, Massimo Dutti), Gucci, Loewe, L’Oreal, Mango, P&G and Richemont Group. More than 100 positions in 8 different countries are accessible…Details
Have you ever had a security problem with your computer? Currently there are many out there, such as viruses, spyware and malware. These are regularly called security attacks. Certainly, most of you have encountered one of these. If you think about it, this may be a disaster for end-users, but it’s an even bigger problem…Details
Contrary to popular belief, Steve Jobs was not a great inventor, but rather a great re-inventor, capable of transforming existing products like the mobile phone or MP3 to make life easier for the user.There are certain battles we human beings know we can’t win – at least for now. We all knew that Steve Jobs was going to die: first, because although he may have seemed to be immortal, he wasn’t. And second, because the gap between cancer and technology means that cancer is still cancer, and when it goes badly, you can’t beat it, even with all the means in the world at your disposal. It is very possible that many of the obituaries we have read recently in the press were actually written months ago. When a person with a reputation for being a born worker with a vocation stays at the helm of Apple until so recently, despite such obvious physical decline, you tend to think the worst when he finally takes the decision to stop working, namely that he must be in a very bad way.Details
Aleksandra, current student of the Master in International Management, talks about her experiences during the Master.
Hi Aleksandra! Start off by telling us about yourself…
Hello! My name is Aleksandra! I’m a girl from Cleveland, USA, with Serbian blood, heart, and soul. I did my Bachelor degree in International Business at the University of Akron, USA, and now I am in beautiful Madrid pursuing my passion in international business and management. I first fell in love with Spain when I lived for a summer in Sevilla (southern Spain, in Andalusia). Having that daily magical influence of exquisite Arab architecture, centuries upon centuries of Roman, Jewish, and Moorish history at every step, and the daily siesta coma that apparently comes with the arrival stamp in your passport, the Spanish summer heat just ignited my passion for this land. Did I mention that I also love the culture, language, and zeal for life here in Spain?!
Great stuff, do you have an interesting fact or story to share with us?
I started learning Arabic during my last semester of university! I loved it… but haven’t done it since. It’s such a beautiful language to write!
What are the kinds of things you admire in a person?
I admire people who “dare to be themselves in the face of adversity. Choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience, and truth over popularity….. Since these are the choices that measure your life” (author unknown).
IE Focus | By Fernando Fernandez, professor at IE Business School
The IMF’s absurd proposal to buy debt from threatened European countries like Spain or Italy would have made it into a hedge fund, and it would have been developing countries that paid the price.Ever since the Mexico peso crisis resulted in the so called tequila effect in the early nineties, the International Monetary Fund has been trying to find the formula to prevent financial contagion. To be more specific, it has been searching for the way to stop financial market dynamics from unfairly impacting countries that have no serious solvency problems, but which will end up having them if they fall out of favor with investors, who then pull out en masse causing spiraling debt differentials coupled with a credit crunch. But what it has not done so far is to suggest that it should serve as a highly speculative investment fund that would intervene directly in the debt market, stockpiling the currencies of countries under threat. This is exactly what Portugal’s Antonio Borges, the inexperienced head of the European Department, proposed. The suggestion was only on the table for the space of a few hours, because it was such a ridiculous idea, so out of synch with the nature and functions of the IMF, that he had to withdraw it before the end of the day.Details
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…Details