Making Change Happen is a one-week intensive module that forms part of the core IMBA curriculum at IE Business School. This dynamic module provides students with the unique opportunity to interact with seasoned professionals and learn firsthand about different ways to approach change management initiatives.

This year IE is proud to have collaborated with another top consulting firm, a worldwide consulting leader, to actively engage you in a “Change Challenge.” Consultant representatives assumed the role of key decision makers within an organization and presented students with a practical “real life” problem. In turn, students were expected to analyze the issue within a condensed period of time and produced a proposal that detailed not only a solution, but more importantly a methodology on how to reach that solution.

This challenging exercise was intended to push students beyond their comfort zone, as they learned how to address complex issues that arise in change management processes. The climax of the week occurred as students presented their solutions internally to a team of IE Professors whom screened for the best semi-finalists. These eight semi-finalists then presented to a former partner of the consulting firm, who hand-picked four finalist groups to present on the last day of the module, where the Consultant representatives determined the overall winning team.

First published on the International MBA Blog.