IE University experience… just warming up

How is life on a university campus? This very simple but broad question many of our IE University candidates are asking to their families, friends and within their social media networks. In order to provide that “real life experience” as a kind of  teaser or warm-up, IE University invites the admitted candidates to come to…

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How to lead a project without talking

Have you ever thought of crossing a (virtual) river in the middle of a classroom? – That was one of the Masters in Management student’s challenges in their Project Management class. This entertaining game is made up of two rival teams whose objective is to cross the river by foot. The “river” is basically a…

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University students go online

2012 is an era full of different open initiatives around the globe, but there is still one very important question for institutional learning: How is it possible to integrate online learning and face to face classes effectivly in a formal higher education setting? As some of you may know, at IE University students from the…

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IE’s Global MBA ranks 1st worldwide

IE Business School has been ranked the No. 1 business school in the world by the QS Distance Online MBA Ranking, an international survey conducted by QS Intelligence Unit.

The ranking examines the quality of online, distance and blended MBA programs, and is based on criteria that include the employability of graduates, student profiles, levels of diversity, faculty, academic experience and international accreditations of the MBA program.

The ranking reflects the fact that in 2008 4.4% of MBA program candidates were interested mainly in online and distance MBAs, rising to 15.6% in 2012. Nunzio Quacquarelly, editor of the Top MBA Careers Guide, said that the attraction of this type of MBA is growing among candidates and recruiters, who recognize the value of such programs run by prestigious schools. “This new ranking provides a snapshot of a sector that is evolving fast. It’s a new tool that will help students select an MBA program.” Newton Campos, Director of Admissions for Blended Programs at IE Business School, says that there has been a major shift in the mentality of businesses, particularly in innovative, high-tech companies that operate online. “These firms prefer graduates from our blended MBAs, which combine online and onsite learning, to traditional face-to-face programs. Recruiters realize that these graduates have the profile and skills they need.”

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