20
Mar

Meet the IE Brown EMBA Class of 2015

Written on March 20, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

The 4th intake of the IE Brown EMBA, Class of 2015, just got together for the first last week. Check out the fantastic diversity, entrepreneurial experience and international exposure!!

IE Brown EMBA M14 MEET YOUR CLASS

19
Mar

IE University opens new urban campus in Madrid

Written on March 19, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

IE University is to open a new campus building in the center of Madrid this coming September. The new building, which has a surface area of some 7,000m2 and is located at Calle Velázquez 130, forms part of IE University’s plans to strengthen its presence in Madrid and expand its bachelor degree program portfolio.

IE University began work on the new building 3 months ago. This latest addition to the IE Campus is located less than 200m from the main IE Business School campus in Calle María de Molina, and is adjoined to the building which houses the School’s MBA programs and Area 31, a space for entrepreneurship and innovation designed to bring added impetus to entrepreneurial initiatives.

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In addition to the full range of bachelor programs run at IE University’s main campus in Segovia, the new Madrid-based campus building will house the University’s Bachelor in Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws, and its Dual Degree in Business Administration and Law, which have been taught in Madrid since the beginning of the present academic year. These programs will be joined in the upcoming academic year by a new intake of the Bachelor Degree in International Relations and the Dual degree in Business Administration and International Relations, which round off the programs taught on the Madrid Campus.

“The new building forms part of IE University’s commitment to further consolidate its academic offering in Madrid and provide its students with top quality programs that enable them to develop their full potential using a dynamic and flexible learning methodology centered around new technologies,” says SalvadorCarmona, Rector of IE University.

The new building strengthens one of the differentiating factors of IE’s Madrid campus, namely its entirely urban location, with buildings that are all within a 250 meter radius of its main campus building in the center of Madrid.

This latest addition to the campus is 8 stories high with its main façade facing South. It comprises a total of 23 classrooms equipped with latest generation technology and with a capacity for 1,150 students. The rest of the building is made up of open multi-use areas where students can work in teams, and areas used for departmental and administrative work. The building breaks with standard design, being based on tailored solutions that give it personality while ensuring that it is also highly functional.

The building will be accessed through Calle Maria de Molina 31bis, through a large open area designed as a communal area which may on occasions be used as an open air classroom or for university events.

11
Mar

An educational fusion – IE-SMU MBA

Written on March 11, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE-SMU MBA

There are few moments to present a uniquely differentiated new MBA program. The IE-SMU MBA is one of those occasions in which two leading academic institution bring together a sound mix of elements, blend them and create a true EDUCATIONAL FUSION.

The IE-SMU MBA is an intensive 10-month MBA program developed jointly by IE and Singapore Management University to shape top talent in Asia. This blended MBA offers insights into Asia-Pacific markets, business strategies and management cultures. The program is angled around 5 periods (1 week full-time at the beginning in Singapore, 3 weekend periods in Singapore and one last period of 4 days in Madrid) intercepted by interactive online periods. Those online periods are delivered either through real-time video conferences or through asynchronous forum discussions.

A hands-on, case-based approach mainly with cases from Asian businesses aligns smoothly with the project-based learning along the program in which participants work with companies on real projects geared to improve efficiency and productivity.

If you are based in Singapore, join our upcoming presentation at SMU:

Date: March 12, 2014

Time: 19.00 – 20.00

Venue: SMU, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, 50 Stamford Road

Registration: ie.smu.mba@smu.edu.sg

Further information on the program you can find on www.ie-smu-mba.com.

15
Jan

Share Anna’s and Lisa’s excitement about the IE MBA

Written on January 15, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

WATCH the engaging comments from Anna and Lisa as they talk about their motivations, experiences and professional goals.

WONDER how much the IE MBA can do for you!

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3
Jan

Enjoy a successful and healthy 2014!

Written on January 3, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

IE wishes a Happy New Year!

30
Dec

Week Zero – it starts all here!

Written on December 30, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

Starting university is a big step but it does not need to be a hurdle… see how smoothly you will start in your university life at IE University’s Week Zero!

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23
Dec

Studying on the go… IE Campus apps

Written on December 23, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Missing any important session during your Master is no longer an excuse. Get your grades when you’re chilling out in the outskirts of Madrid. Forgot the case you have to prepare over the weekend? No issue with the new IE Campus app… everything is in the palm of your hand allowing you studying non-stop!

Sorry, it’s only for IE Students! You can apply here!

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17
Dec

All positive in positive leadership?

Written on December 17, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

One of the most recent programs launched by IE is the Executive Master in Positive Leadership & Strategy. Students from the first intake talk about their impressions and their learning outcome… stay positive!YouTube Preview Image

For more information on the program, plesae visit www.ie.edu/exmpls.

 

13
Dec

Young Talented Leaders Scholarship

Written on December 13, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE University

Sin título-2Can you imagine to start your university career overseas but hesitated because of the cost involved? Now you can continue dreaming with a 4 years scholarship covering all of your expenses and providing you with annual internships. To good to be true… well, here it is:

AJE, the producer of BIG COLA, and the IE Foundation recently launched the Young Talent Leader Scholarship. It is aimed at Indonesian and Thai high school students with IB Diploma or A’Levels. It covers 100% tuition fees plus living expenses and housing.

Why wait? Apply for your Bachelor Degree and for the YTL Scholarship here!

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Get all the details here!

10
Dec

3 start-up benefits that go beyond monetary compensation

Written on December 10, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

Gessica Lomonte, MIM Graduate

The following post was composed by one of our MIM Alumni, Gessica Lomonte. You can check out how her start-up is doing, here.

When you are starting a new company finding awesome team members can be one of your biggest challenges. Your salary is likely to be much lower than the market rate; your boss could be younger than you are and you’ll probably become tired of listening to sentences like “We are running out on cash”. It is going to be hard, but living with these kinds of fears will really make an impact on you. Maybe you might not ever gain much in terms of monetary compensation, but on a personal level rewards are priceless. Here are three benefits you will have:

First-hand Experience

Maybe working for a huge multinational company would give you greater security, but on the other hand, it would also entail more corporate ladders and less responsibility. In a start-up everyone is expected to contribute right from the beginning, to actually make decisions and all in an environment with almost no hierarchy, which means you will manage and learn multiple parts of the business at the same time and a faster pace.

The Chance to make a visible Impact

Problems are catalysts for start-ups. Companies are created with the aim of finding solutions for everyday problems, or for making our lives easier. By working in a start-up and given that teams tend to be rather small, you will be able to contribute and be part of that solution through your ideas and your work.

Attitude and Environment

As Steve Jobs said “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do”. But most importantly, whether you love your job or not will depend on the people that surround you. Start-up teams are usually made of young and ambitious individuals, and chances are they are also a bit crazy, or at least that is what the rest of the world thinks of them, just because they believe in the unbelievable – and that positive attitude towards the future will shape your personality.

Maybe your salary will be lower, maybe you will have to bring your own laptop to work, and maybe you won’t have monetary benefits; but you will build great friendships and most importantly you will see the outcome of your actions and you will be seen as a person, not a mere number in the annual balance sheet equation.

First published on the Master in Management Blog.