IE is a pioneer in the introduction of humanities as a core value and a core program in its business curriculum. The aim of humanities studies is to provide students with critical thinking and problem solving skills and ultimately help them to build a critical spirit and a mind of their own. The video below…Details
The post was written by Maya Helbaoui and first published on news.imba.ie.edu.
“I have a doctorate degree in Pharmacy (Pharm.D) and I am a current IMBA student with over 6 years of experience within the healthcare and media industries in the Middle East as a medical consultant, project manager and executive producer for health media projects. I am also a current member of the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum here at IE.
In general, the WGCP is a consulting project in which 10 MBA students (5 IMBA students from IE and 5 executive MBA students from Wharton, USA) work together on a real life problem – the market entry strategy for a Spanish client into the US market, keeping in mind that companies and sectors change every year.
This year’s project is about the biotechnology sector and involves 2 Spanish biotech companies that already have different products in Spanish and European markets; the goal as stated previously is to help them develop a strategy to enter the US market.
From my experience at this point, the WGCP creates a very challenging and competitive environment in which all team members have to dedicate a big chunk of their time to work on deliverables, market research, interviews with KOL’s among others in addition to the heavy workload of the IMBA here at IE.
However, it is an excellent experience based on its “hands on” nature which gives all participants the chance to work with a real client and apply all the lessons learned during their MBA.Details
Watch the following video on the benefits of IE’s blended learning methodology. IE will soon introduce even more flexibility in its blended programs, so watch out for the Global MBA+ and the Executive MBA+ launch in the next weeks
Steven Ghoos explains us about his day during the IE International MBA. This post was first published on news.imba.ie.edu
07:45am: Alarm rings; I wake up and get into the shower. Like always, I quickly check my email for updates; last night some team members stayed up late to make the latest changes to our marketing project.
08:40am: After a quick breakfast, I’m off to school with my Indian flatmate, Syd. He tells me about what is going on in his section. But he’s in a hurry for his marketing class, as the professor “lets” people that come in late sing a song.
09:00am: After trying to catch up on some sleep 5 min before class, the first class starts: Strategy by Manuel Becerra. Today, we see a case of Pepsi; how they successfully reorganized their company to focus less on their competitors and ‘hero culture’ and more on formal processes and their customers.
10:20am: Break to take my coffee with classmates on campus – the sun is out. We chat about the Atlético game, as they won the Europe League. We watched the match with some friends in a bar in Malasaña – the more recreational area of Madrid, where things loosen up more (especially at night).Details
Students of the IE University BBA program will have to get involved into a Social Impact project during their studies. See some of the examples of their initiatives and feel the impact they created.
This pilot project’s objective was to develop the digital presence of students of the Global MBA with the help of digital tools. Personal Branding also forms part of Reputation Management in the digital environment and is an important pending task for managers. About.me is a free service that allows the creation of very aesthetic one-page…Details
With a continuously growing impact of social media in our personal and professional life’s, there is no way back NOT to think about building and orchestrating your digital identity. In the upcoming seminar series in South East Asia (dates below), we will highlight certain social media and the way you should use them in your…Details
IE Impact Weekend is back and once more sets out to share ideas and develop socially responsible business plans by bringing together students from IE Business School with social entrepreneurs from across Spain. The main goal: to reach impact! Created by IE Business School and IE Venture Lab, along with strategic partners such as the IE Net Impact Club and iWeekend, the Impact Weekend experience…Details
Hi Prateek, thank you for taking the time to share some insights about your IE experience. Please tell us a little bit about yourself before we get started!
Well, my name is Prateek Rathore. I am from India and I am 24 years old. Currently, I am finishing the second core period of the Master in Management Program here at IE. I am a computer science engineer and did my undergraduate studies at IIT Delhi, considered one of the best engineering colleges in India. Before coming to IE, I also worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland for over a year. I like to travel; have travelled across 16 countries in Europe and a lot in India as well, and I’ve also choreographed dance teams at various national-level competitions.
Thanks Prateek! And now a question that might be interesting to prospective students; why did you choose IE as your center of excellence?
First of all, it is not a secret that IE is one of the best schools in the world that offers a master program in international management. Besides, I am a firm believer that in management studies, one learns more from one’s classmates than from the professors, and given that diversity is one of IE’s core values, it made my decision to apply to IE fairly easy. In addition, as I am very interested in technology, IE is one of the only schools to my knowledge that offers a specialization in Digital Business which I am about to start in a few days. And last but not least, I applied to IE because of the Venture Lab and the overall entrepreneurial spirit it instills in the students here.
Perfect! Prateek, but what about your actual IE experience? Now that you have completed two of the three core periods, what are the things that stand out during this time?
The one thing that immediately comes to my mind has to do with how classes are being taught here at IE. The case methodology really makes the classes more interesting and interactive while giving one a great variety of practical as well as theoretical knowledge about different sectors in the market. Another thing that stands out is the competition between classmates. Everybody and when I say everybody I mean everybody, is competitive at IE. However, it is a healthy competition because people really grow together, learn from each other and many times help each other with problems. One more reason to do so may be the high workload here, as you simply cannot complete all the tasks by yourself. And this brings me to my next point. Over the last two periods, I really learned how to manage my time and prioritize the things that I had to do. IE offers you many extracurricular activities, such as speeches, workshops, weekly meetings etc.; thus, you really have to learn how to manage your time well if you want to grab as much as you can on the way. And, I think I don’t have to tell you about the Madrid night life; it’s amazing. But I guess the most important thing is truly the diversity in class, on campus and even in Madrid. You can get so many different view points on a topic that you feel like you grow with every class discussion while your global network keeps increasing day in and day out.
We all hear this word at least a few times during the day. It’s a short one, starts with “c” and ends in “risis.” It’s a word that has the power to change the world and can be found throughout history. This time, everything started with the collapse of the debt crises in the US,…Details
In response to the slow job market and heightened interested in strategic career planning, IE Business School sponsored a special lecture for AIESEC Korea (an international collegiate leadership group) and the Seoul business community titled “The Future of the Job Market: What HR Managers Want, What Job Hunters Need to Know” last Tuesday, March 20th…Details
Following a session on the admissions process at IE Business School in Singapore, here is a presentation which details the steps to take to gain admission to IE.
Since yesterday to March 30th 2012, IE University’s Junior Advisory Board will hold its fourth annual meeting. Founded in 2009, organized and promoted by IE School of Arts and Humanities, Junior Advisory Board is a highly selective group of pre-university students, aged from 16 to 18, who advise IE University about the future of university education.…Details
Are you a lawyer or a manager with responsibilities on Marketing and Business Development activities inside your firm? Are you a fee-earner in charge of supervising these actions? If your answer is yes, IE Law School Executive Education designed a specific online program for you. “Organizing the Marketing & Business Development Activity inside the Firm:…Details