IE University and consulting firm Gavin Anderson & Company presented on October 1 the findings of a survey on embassy networks in 18 countries. The information presented in the report was based on bilateral agreements among participating countries and between said countries and the rest of the international community, complete with export figures. The study,…Details
Just some days ago IE Business School inaugurated its Master in Finance the first 100% Finance focused program. This program is along with the Master in Advanced Finance the continuation of the Master in Financial Management. Even though the financial industry is not experiencing its best moment and every minute there can be a new…Details
IE Business School holds the No. 10 position worldwide and No. 5 in Europe in the annual ranking of MBA programs published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU ranking positions IE Business School 6th in the world in terms of network potential and points out that IE has alumni clubs in 49 countries.…Details
IE will be in Manila on October 6 for the IE Insight Session from 19:00 onwards. Learn about what one of Europe’s leading business schools has to offer and why studying in Madrid can be such an exciting and life changing experience. For more information, just watch the following slide show. IE Insight Session –…Details
Except for the odd diehard, nobody is denying that we are facing a credit crisis that is affecting the mainstream economy. The question is: Where do we go from here?
In the city of Boston in the 1920s, an Italian immigrant, Roberto Ponzi, convinced hundreds of people that investing in Spanish and Italian stamps with guaranteed profitability levels was a better option than buying traditional products, such as bonds and shares, whose high prices had rendered them less profitable. Of course, the promised levels of profitability came from the revenue generated by those who were the last to buy the stamps, which is why the English term for this type of con trick is “Ponzi scheme”, which made Roberto eternally famous.
Does this sound familiar?
A scenario of economic expansion with controlled inflation, as took place in the 1920s or, more recently, since 2004, eventually leads to a heavy increase in the money supply. This leads to increases in the real prices of assets (fixed assets, stock exchanges, bonds), dampening their implicit profitability. Investors look for alternative products that can give them greater profitability, causing successive “bubbles” in said assets as they attract investments (in 2006, the JP Morgan index for emerging bonds offered profit levels that were only 1.3% higher than the North American bond). Paradoxically, as pointed out by the economist Hyman Minski in the 1970s, trust in the central bank´s success can involve a disproportionate expansion of credit, which, in turn, brings about greater falls in default (since the refinancing of the debt is easy in this kind of environment), giving rise to a vicious circle. The circle is blown to pieces when a significant event (such as the non-payment of the subprime mortgages) leads the market to reconsider its appetite for risk and this reconsideration brings about a fall in credit, which is quickly transferred to the real economy with the threat of a possible recession (which is where we are today).Details
Professors at IE are constantly on the move. Apart from participating in conferences about their fields of research they are conducting seminars or promote IE as a whole. As you see in a way of example, currently 3 of our professors are in 3 different continents: Prof. Dr. Gildo Seisdedos at the Congress of the…Details
This is the theme of this yearÂ´s conference from IE’s Alumni Association which takes place on Friday, 21 November in Madrid. On this occasion, some of the world leaders will answer some of the questions that we all are asking: What is really happening? What does the immediate future hold? And: How does all this…Details
IE Business School has signed a collaboration agreement with Goldman Sachs to act as academic partner in the â??10,000 Womenâ?? project, an initiative whereby universities and business schools from around the world will provide management education programs for 10,000 women in developing countries. IE Business School will be running a program for women entrepreneurs in…Details
Our idea of a heroine has changed since the days when princesses waited in their towers to be rescued. Todayâ??s heroine is all action, a feminine version of a masculine hero. Therein lies the mistake.
The psychologist Carl Jung argued that by eliminating any element that wasnâ??t strictly rational, the western world transferred a series of stereotypes that were deep-rooted in our primitive collective conscious to our subconscious. Thus manÂ´s relationship with nature, the supernatural or tribal functions became part of our subconscious world, resurfacing in the form of dreams, symbols or myths (1).
Enter the classic hero with a thousand and one faces, as described by Joseph Campbell. However, all heroes share certain features that changed very little since the existence of the subconscious was first acknowledged. Indiana Jones is perhaps one of our most widely known modern-day heroes and, like his forerunners, he demonstrates courage and determination in pursuing his ideals, even if those ideals are somewhat more tangible as a result of changing times.
The heroine, meanwhile, has undergone radical change. She is no longer the princess that waits impatiently to be rescued from her tower. She is an intrepid and independent adventurer who competes with the hero in terms of courage and strength. Although it must be said that it is still the hero who usually saves her from the cliff edge or from perishing in the fire. It seems that the 21st century heroine has become something of an imitation of the male hero, but perhaps a weaker version?Details
IE will be in Bangkok on September 18, 2008 participating in The MBA Tour event which is celebrated in the JW Marriott, 4 Sukhumvit Road. Alternatively you may join also the upcoming IE Insight Session on October 7, 2008 from 19:00 onwards. For more information, just watch the following slide show. IE Insight Session –…Details
IE University has reinvented university education with its new degree communication, one of the international universityâ??s flagship programme for the academic year 2008-2009. The new degree runs in English and Spanish and will combine online and onsite training with internships whereby students can gain work experience in other countries and learn languages. The new degree…Details
Student X is studying his online MBA at the Y Business School and is very enthusiastic about it when he start the program. In the first week he gets a big box by courier send to his home for the assignments in the first semester – cases, technical notes and additional reading recommendations for this…Details
IE Business School holds 4th position worldwide and 1st in Europe in the annual ranking of MBAs carried out by leading Latin American business journal America Economia. IE Business School has climbed 8 places this year to consolidate its position as one of the worldâ??s top business schools. In this yearâ??s survey Harvard headed the…Details
IE will be joining the MBA & Postgrad Expo in Melbourne and Sydney. This underlines the ongoing efforts to build a truly global classroom on campus in Madrid but also virtually in our online programs. Currently, our English-speaking programs are composed by 85-90% of international students from around 75 nationalities. If you wish to join…Details