IE Business School is No. 1 in Europe and No. 5 in the world in Executive MBA programs according to the 2008 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…Details
The training of future business leaders comprises more than equipping them with knowledge. It is essential to instill them with values in order to combat bad business practices.
The directives included in the Bologna Accord seek to converge the various higher education systems in Europe and lay down design principles which most leading Spanish business schools already apply in their master degree contents and activities.
One of the key issues is the search for a balance between the academic point of view and the interests of the companies that hire the students. Accordingly, Bologna recommends asking employers about the skills and knowhow they consider relevant in the recent university graduates they hire. Leading schools have applied this principle since they first began. The ability to do so is based on two facts: One, they are fully integrated in a highly entrepreneurial environment owing to the academic and education activities they carry out with managers and companies; and two, as leading schools they help manage their students´ careers given that they are very aware of the needs of enterprise and integrate them into their programmes.
A second issue highlighted in the Bologna Accord is that the pedagogical focus should shift to achieving expected results. These results include the personal skills associated with behaviour and capacity for action as key factors. There may not be a specific programme for certain cross-skills, which may be developed across several academic subjects.
Hence the significance of skills workshops in the sessions of a master programme has increased; however, these skills should not only be developed thought dedicated sessions, but rather they must be integrated into other subjects in such a way that certain forms of behaviour are reinforced.Details
Last Friday finished the first residential week of the Global MBA 2009 at the IE Business School campus in Madrid. This week along with another week at the end of the program was introduced for the first time in this intake and the feedback has been totally positive. Mariel from the Philippines, residing in Thailand:…Details
On October 23, IE will present its academic offer for Singaporean residents. During this presentation, participants will also learn why IE is one of Europe’s leading business schools and why its MBA programs are considered within the Top 10 in the world. Get more information in the attached presentation and sign up here for this…Details