How is it to start a new life?

Starting university marks a new chapter of your life. And the new chapter brings a lot of challenges along with it – far away from home, the first real separation from your family, a much more self-driven learning experience and for most of the IE University students a new cultural environment. Learn from freshman students…

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Scared about your MBA admissions interview?

You made it! After suffering during month preparing the application for the IE Master Degree, getting the essays right, find your recommenders, you finally submit your application. Clicking the SUBMIT button of the online application, relieves adrenalin: DONE but just second afterwards doubts will come up if everything was fine. What if I didn’t answer…

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Who says that MBA is about studying?

Doing an MBA or any other postgraduate degree is about enhancing your academic skills to prepare you better for future professional challenges. No doubt about it. But is that everything?

Some students might feel there is nothing to add but certainly – I hope – they are the minority. Such a degree is much more than that: it’s a journey, a bath in diversity, a mosaic of professional, personal, cultural, entrepreneurial experiences. Getting challenged with different perspectives in every moment of the program and LEARN from it. It opens your horizons, brings you out of your comfort zones and you enjoy it, can’t get enough…

Another important part of this “bath” is FUN! That is what the participants of this year Global Village had… watch, enjoy and if you wish to be part of it soon, let us know!

 

Some more details about the 2012 Global Village: 

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IE Ideas || 2012, a year of decisions

The world economy will not recover this year. All qualified observers forecast lower growth, unusually high unemployment levels and continued financial tension. The fearsome “double-dip” recession is a reality. But there is no reason for chronic pessimism.

A new reality characterised by the movement of economic activity -production, consumerism, investment and employment- from the North Atlantic to other areas of the world, especially but not exclusively Asia. But also because we have abandoned the world of cheap money and credit abundance and will be away from it for some time. A structural change that gives rise to an understandable feeling of malaise in developed countries, whose populations refuse to accept that the future will not necessarily always be rosier, that they will have to give up some of what they considered as inalienable rights and reform their welfare states to make them sustainable. Simply because we are witnessing the end of the exceptional condition of the West. Emerging countries now produce more than 50% of the world GDP, but they consume only 30%… a proportion that can only rise and which will undoubtedly improve the standard of living of humanity. However, it is a process that needs to be handled intelligently.

HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY
We are facing a historic opportunity that is not exempt from risk. Imperial transitions and changes in the relative power of the different states have always been solved by war. This time, it can and must be different. The price system, macroeconomic coordination, financial globalisation and international institutions are poised to ensure a peaceful transition, which does not mean that there will be no cost or tension. The world managed to avoid protectionism after the dramatic events that followed the burst of the financial bubble in the United States. The commercial world maintained its strength, and general policies for making your neighbour poorer were avoided. Regardless of how virulent its death throes may seem in Europe owing to the fact that it coincides with the questions being asked of the monetary union, it would be a paradox now that we are at the end of the crisis if we were to forget the lessons taught by history.

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IE’s network in Asia is growing – fast!

A Master Degree at a non-local institution is always about accessing new and different networks. You will gain, of course, cultural insights and regional specific knowledge but what for?  Just for the sake of it, just to have personal challenge, to be different or – to work in that specific region or build up business…

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