Some General Introduction about Business School Rankings

As we can see each year, there are a variety of rankings about business school programs from different organizations, and it has been more common than before that school’s ranking from one organization varies a lot from another. The answer is obvious: different rankings have different standards and specialization. Here are some general introduction about the most commonly applied business school ranking.
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Economist Intelligence Unit 英国经济学人信息中心(EIU)每年发布一次全球百强商学院排行榜,其依据的是校友和在校学生的反馈,以及学校提供的数据。该排名主要考量的是商学院能在多大程度上满足学生的预期。
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Financial Times《金融时报》(FT)每年推出的商学院全球百强榜,主要依据的是毕业三年后的校友的反馈、校方提供的数据以及对商学院研究成果的评估结果。排名的三大标准是:毕业生的职业发展情况、学校的国际化程度和新思想的开创性。
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The Aspen Institute (Aspen)的榜单主要衡量的是在世界排名前100位的商学院中,将社会和环境问题纳入课堂教学和课后实践的广度和深度。其排名被认为是目前在该领域最具权威性和发言权的。

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Another top ranking for IE: FT Executive MBA

IE Business School is No. 3 in Europe and No. 5 in the world in Executive MBA programs according to the 2007 Financial Times Ranking. The ranking considers IEâ??s Executive MBA as one of the best in the world based on criteria that include graduatesâ?? subsequent professional development, fulfilment of participantsâ?? expectations and the international…

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My First Post-Master Confernce@IE

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I have been an IE student for over one year, but to be honest I hardly know any confernce going on inside IE until very recently when I started my internship in IE campus. Well here is the first conference I attended called “Leading for the Future”, which was an international workshop co-organized by IWE (International Women of Excellence) and IE.
The idea of the workshop is ¨to help women maximize both of their individual and career potential by sharing successful experiences from others and building on positive experiences; meanwhile, to help organizations attract and retain women talents by creating flexible working environment for them.” as said by Brian Hadfield, Chairman of IWE.
Well if you think carefully about it, this women issue is getting more important among all corporate stuff. But the problem is—–
despite the fact that women are gaining more important positions in the corporate world due to their contribution to facilitating the organization’s capacity to innovate, more women are leaving their organizations due to issues such as inhospitable corporate culture, lack of visibility in the organization, commitment to personal life or family responsibilities.
So what can we do?
(Yes, I was also participating the workshop, and surprisingly the result turned out that many of us rarely do any self development planning regarding social networking with peer business women, or seeking ways of dealing with a male dominated business world, etc., even if we´ve already been in middle management level.)

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European Energy Challenge

Well this meeting European Energy Challenge was initiated by IE Business School in homage to the former Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms. Loyola de Palacio, who had cancer and passed away not long time ago. Loyola actually is sister of one of the board members of school, well, I guess that’s the very important part for us to hold this event. Anyway the event was quite influential, apart from Spanish national media, about 22 international media participated the event, among those are Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Reuters, Dow Jones, CNN International, etc. Just give you some idea, here are pictures from an amateur’s perspective.
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