New Stars in Finance

Written on July 1, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Academics

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New Stars in Finance

IE Business School celebrates on July 4, 2008 the first edition of New Stars in Finance Conference. Organized by the IE Business School and IMDEA Social Sciences, this conference aims to bring every year the five most successful rookies in the finance job market. The selection is based on a survey among 25 senior scholars from the finance departments of top US Universities. This is a unique opportunity for finance academics and practitioners in Europe and beyond to share ideas with the new rising stars in finance.  Furthermore, it offers a great opportunity for Ph.D. candidates to get acquainted with cutting edge research.

In this first edition Ph.D. candidates who have been hired by the University of Chicago, Stanford University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University will talk about topics like

  • The Cross-section of Managerial Ability and Risk Preferences,
  • Deep Habits and the Cross Section of Expected Returns,
  • Corporate Governance Objectives of Labour Union shareholders,
  • Ambiguous Information, Risk Aversion, and Asset Pricing,
  • Levered Returns

For more information you can visit, www.newstarsfinance.ie.edu.


Spain gains European Championship

Written on June 30, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE



Game for online MBA?

Written on June 29, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Go for IE

IE Business School Student working on computer

The original of this article was published on June 28 by India Times

With the advent of the Internet and advancements in technology, schools have realised the importance of online education. In order to cater to working professionals, who donâ??t have the time to attend a full-time MBA programme, many schools have started offering online programmes.

Online MBA is an excellent option for working students: you can pursue an MBA and take up specialisations such as finance, marketing, international business, etc.

â??One important benefit and difference between an ordinary MBA and an online MBA is the asynchronous sessions. When you have the time, you follow the forums and appear for the exams. Also, the opportunity to review classes and discussions several times is extremely valuable. This is the only way for many managers to do an MBA, and of course valuable for participants in different time zones. The challenge is to â??virtuallyâ?? put your personality, skills and knowledge, and network across. Also you need more cross-cultural and social skills in order to succeed on the Internet; words are more apparent when written online,â? says Sara Sjogren, a Swedish student pursuing an online MBA at IE Business School.

An online MBA is mostly attractive to people with financial constraints, commitments to work or family, or the lack of access to higher education. The most obvious advantage of an online degree is the flexibility to study and learn whenever you want.

You are not time bound and can fit the online schedules in your working life. â??Again one main benefit and reason for me to choose this programme is flexibility. I work as a manager and am trying to pursue my business ideas as well. I also have domestic responsibilities. So this is the only way I can manage an MBA,â? adds Sjogren. Read more…


Written on June 28, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

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On June 30, 2008, students of IE Business School will have another great opportunity in the Venture Lab Speaker Series to share the experience and opinions about what innovation means for one of the most innovative Spanish entrepreneurs: DAVID DEL VAL. David is a pioneer in compression technology for video and founder of V-Xtreme, a company acquired by Microsoft two years after its creation. Del Val owns more than 16 international patents in US, Europe and Japan. Holder of a telco engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Del Val launched his career in 1994 with the first broadcasting of video by Internet in Spain, using technology preceding the current ADSL (conventional telephone line) system.

During the summer of 1994 he joined Stanford University for a master in computer science. He was totally â??infectedâ? by silicon valley´s innovation and entrepreneurial culture and ended up founding VXtreme Inc., a company with Cisco, Softbank and Informix among its investors and CNN as its key client. There are currently millions of users of Del Val´s technology in more than 29 languages.

After V-Xtreme was acquired by Microsoft, he spent some years there running the R&D department but finally Del Val decided to come back to Spain and start up, once again, a new venture, TechFoundries. TechFoundries is â??five companies in oneâ? with business lines in interactive TV, video on demand, domestic technology, etcâ?¦ media, technology and telecommunications. This was in 2000.

And recently a new challenge knocked at his door� One of the most innovative companies in the world persuaded him to head its innovation and technology department: Telefónica. But where does an entrepreneur fit in a big company like this?

â??Now I am managing one of the largest innovation budgets in the worldâ?¦ it is a huge entrepreneurial challengeâ?¦ but this time I have resources from the beginningâ?



IE analyzes the future of supply chain management

Written on June 27, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Academics, Live IE

Twenty five experts from Europe, China, Japan and the United States met at IE Business School for the 10th Supply Chain Thought Leaders Round Table last June 24-25. The academics came to Madrid to discuss how Supply Chain Management impacts our global economy. Over the course of the two day summit it emerged that it is no longer enough for supply chains to be efficient and responsive and to help create a competitive edge for companies, they must also be socially and environmentally responsible.

Charles Corbett of the University of California and Patrick Crawford of the Carbon Disclosure Project discussed current trends and opened questions on how to calculate and interpret carbon footprint information. They predicted that with retailers such as Tesco and WalMart joining other firms in committing to provide greenhouse gas emissions information on product labels, the field of â??carbon footprintingâ? is set to explode.

Prashant Yadav of Zaragoza Logistics Center and Luk Wassenhove of INSEAD explained how to create sustainable health supply chains in developing countries. Their work on anti-malaria supply chains showed that whilst the development of new drugs is vital, it is access to these drugs in far reaching corners of our globe that makes the difference. Access however is not achieved by merely shipping drugs to the destination. It requires the skilful alignment of the often conflicting economic interests of the different players in the distribution system. Their work on anti-malaria supply chains supports organizations like the Gates and Clinton Foundation.

Daniel Corsten of IE Business School, chairman of this 10th SCTL, demonstrated how small and mid-sized firms in developing countries can create jobs and grow if they are given better access to capital. Initially explored by the Worldbank in Mexico and Latin America, he discussed a similar financial programme in Russia that reduced the cost of capital for small suppliers by linking its creditworthiness with that of its large customers.

Hau Lee of Stanford University confirms: â??Over the last ten years we have seen a shift in focus of supply chain management. While initially it was about improving on time, cost and quality, we now see strong interest in responsible supply chain management.â?

For Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School: â??It is encouraging to see how supply chains contribute to corporate social responsibility. At IE we believe that this new dimension in management will increasingly influence the future actions of managersâ?.

If youâ??re interested in Supply Chain Management, please check out our Executive Master in Global Supply Chains which is one year, English taught blended program (combining online and face-to-face).



Written on June 20, 2008 by Yan Huang in IE News

Manuel是IE商学院Executive EducationSenior Management Program的Program Director,这个访谈他主要谈及中国企业的中高层管理人员在面临全球化市场竞争时及时更新知识结构和扩大全球商业网络的重要性。

Sina: A dialogue with Manuel Bermejo, Director of Senior Management Programs
Manuel Bermejo explains the importance of know-how and know-who for Chinese executives aiming to maintain sustainable company growth in the global environment.


2008年6月3日至5日2008博鳌亚洲论坛(Boao Forum for Asia):“绿色亚洲(Green Asia)在亚洲之外的第一个资本峰会在伦敦召开,IE商学院荣幸成为应邀参加该峰会的单位之一。照片是伦敦峰会现场。
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在论坛之后召开的新闻发布会上,IE也受新浪(Sina)财经频道委托,与中国中央电视台(CCTV)新华社(Xinhua News Agency),凤凰卫视(Phoenix TV)第一财经日报(China Business News)等多家国内知名媒体一起采访了论坛秘书长龙永图先生(Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia)
这次会议阵容非常强大,英国政府那边出席的演讲嘉宾有伦敦金融城市长(The Lord Mayor of the City of London),英国总检察长(Advocate General),英国贸易投资总署首席执行官等等,知名跨国公司的演讲者则包括了黑石集团高级董事总经理, 高盛国际联席首席执行官,普华永道AIM创业板市场负责人,麦肯锡等等。
关于博鳌亚洲论坛(Boao Forum for Asia)



Written on May 31, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Go for IE

This blog will be unattended during the month of June 2008. In July we will continue publishing the latest information about IE Business School. Stay tuned!


Yahoo! at IE Business School

Written on May 28, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

Yahoo!The IE Telecom Club, an initiative of students of the Master programs at IE Business School, will organize an upcoming conference on Yahoo! and its mobile strategy on June 3, 2008. Alejandro Romero, currently Director of Strategic Relationships at Yahoo! Iberia will introduce Yahoo’s view of the mobile world now, their positioning as well as their rational to focus on mobile. Of course, participants will also learn about the products Yahoo! uses to accomplish with this strategy.



Written on May 23, 2008 by Yan Huang in IE News

我们这几天也在Serrano 99号1楼设了捐款箱,有在读MBA的中国学生已经带头发动了在IE校园的捐款。

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