IE Business School Online Masters
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March 13, 2012
Focus on Blended Education in The Financial Times

The Financial Times has just launched its Special Report focusing on Online Learning.

While most of schools are struggling to stand out of the crowd, IE Business School is proud to lead the challenge with its Blended Education model.

Prof. Álvaro García Soto, executive director of the Global MBA analyzes this educational trend in one of the articles published in this special report.

 Financial Times Special Report

Alvaro Garcia Soto

Prof. Álvaro García Soto

FT Blended Education


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January 20, 2012
Don´t miss the next Online Master Class!

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (24th January)

IE Business School invites you to participate in an actual Online Master Class that will be brought to you and other standout professionals via live video conference streaming. The discussion will be led by Newton Campos, professor of “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies“, who will introduce and analyze the challenges of the subject in question with joining participants.

Professor Newton Campos has been studying the phenomenon of entrepreneurship over the past 10 years and has contributed to the start-up of several companies in Brazil. In this session, Professor Campos will discuss the paradoxical impact that obstacles can play on the development of new businesses in these growing regions all over the world. Subsequently, he will host a debate and stimulate the reflection on how people can generate benefits from these obstacles by identifying business opportunities and putting ideas into practice in some emerging markets that will soon become the largest players in the world.

Please register below to one of our Online Master Class sessions:

 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: NEWTON CAMPOS, PhDNewton Campos

Academic Background

• Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, FGV-SP
• MBA, IE Business School & IIM Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata
• Bachelor in Accounting, PUC-SP
• Information Technology, ORT Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

• Professor of “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets”, IE Business School
• Admissions Director, IE Business School
• Country Manager, Brazil, IE Business School
• Extensive participation in successful and failed start-ups in Brazil
• Marketing Expert, Telefonica

ADVANCE PREPARATION

 

For a better simulation of a debate generated under the case method, we suggest you to take a look at the Master Class video of Hans Rosling on Global Population growth and try to find answers to the following question: What kind of business opportunities arise with the phenomenon observed by Rosling?

Looking forward to your participation at the event,

Warm regards,
Blended Programs Admissions Team


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November 28, 2011
Back from “The Silicon Valley Experience”

The Blended Programs  have reached one step further!

The Face-to-face period for the Master in Digital Marketing students, held for the first time in San Francisco, California has been an amazing success.

Our 2011 MDMKT intake and a group of students representing the Global MBA ,  had the unique opportunity to attend lectures from prestigious professors of Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley , combined with relevant visits to New Tech big firms such as Google, Electronic Arts or Zynga.

Moreover, the group had networking meetings  with brilliant entrepreneurs from start-ups and incubators  in the Silicon Valley area.

Do you want to know more about their agenda and insights?

Check our Master in Digital Marketing playlist   and stay tuned to “The Silicon Valley Experience.

And don´t miss our live picture gallery below to see the students´materials!


blended.team
November 15, 2011
This is “A Blended Life”: the best of both worlds

Find out more about IE’s innovative blended education format – a format that combines the best techniques of traditional face-to-face education with technology-supported online interactive learning.

Check out this video and learn for yourself the key values of the Blended Education:

Balance and flexibility, applied learning, networking and diversity

 


blended.team
October 17, 2011
Facilitating Successful Meetings by Mark Fritz

 

fritz9How you facilitate meetings can make a big difference on the quality of the discussions and the ultimate outcome you are to achieve.  This Six P’s will help you lead more successful meetings in the future.

1. Preparation
As in everything in life, you do a better job on anything if you do the preparation; and the same is true if you are going to lead a meeting.  There are two key actions to do in this preparation.  1) Get very clear on the outcome you want to drive in the meeting and remember to state it up front at the start of the meeting.  2) Meet some of the key participants prior to the meeting.  Especially with a meeting discussing a very emotive topic, you want to meet some of the key people beforehand and really understand their position. Understanding the position of key participants helps you to control the actual meeting much more effectively.

2. Performance
How you act in the meeting can really set the atmosphere for it.  If you speak with energy and passion, the people in the room will pick up on that and speak with energy and passion.  Very often, the people in the meeting will feed off the energy and attitude of the leader.  Therefore, as the leader, always bring in the most energy and drive into each meeting; and leave any negativity or tiredness at the door.

3. Paraphrase
People express their thoughts in different ways, and sometimes in ways that are not as meaningful to others.  When this happens, you can help others to understand better by paraphrasing what was said in a different way.  Keeping the discussions moving forward is key for meetings, and paraphrasing is one of the best ways to accomplish this.  Also, you can paraphrase negative comments of some participants into a much more constructive and productive way.  In fact, paraphrasing negative comments can be one of the most important skills to help keep the discussions moving forward and not letting a particular negative comment destroy what was a good discussion.

4. Prompt
Many times you will lead meetings where you know some of the people really have some good ideas to share, but just don’t speak up.  As the leader, you can pick them and ask if they have any ideas they would like to share.  Also, if you did your preparation and spoke to them prior to the meeting, you can then say to them “John, remember you had this idea when we talked this past week – could you share that with the others”.  The problem is never that there are not enough good ideas in the room, but that people don’t always share them.  Prompting gets more information out of everyone that could be useful for getting a better outcome from the meeting.

5. Pre-empt
Now, the next P is the opposite of prompting.  Here you want to pre-empt some possible negative comments from someone in the meeting. Again, if you have done your preparation, you would have talked to the people who you thought might be negative in the meeting.  When they begin to express their negative thoughts, you then “pre-empt” them by saying “yes John, when we met this past week you said that…..”.  This gives you a way to share what John wanted to say, but in a much less confrontational way.  However, remember that to pre-empt someone in a polite way you must have talked to the meeting where they expressed that thought.

6. Position
Where you stand in the room and how you move around the room can either help or hinder the conversations.  If you are in the middle and constantly moving around to help drive the conversation, you are then really controlling it as well.  Sometimes you need to back away in a corner if the conversations are being productive and don’t really need your help.  Also, there’s a great way to control people who are speaking too much.  Why don’t you just stand in front of them for a few minutes and you take them out of the conversation quite naturally.  That’s not something you want to do often, but there always comes the times when someone is just being too disruptive.

Remember these six P’s for the next time you need to lead a meeting, and you will drive it to a much more successful outcome.

PreparationPerformanceParaphrasePromptPre-emptPosition

 


blended.team
October 13, 2011
GMBA Students Talk!

Our newest students from the Global MBA S11  have a lot to talk about their first days at IE Business School in Madrid.
They started the first face-to-face period full of energy and with many insights to share with the audience.
Click the image below to watch their testimonials and many others from previous intakes….

Global MBA Playlist


blended.team
October 4, 2011
Day TWO! – Global MBA

Here´s a sneak-peek of what the students have been doing our Global MBA in their 2nd day of the first Face-to-face period…
Seems they have started with loads of energy!


blended.team
October 3, 2011
Welcome GMBA Sep´11 to IE Business School!

Welcome to IE Campus to the new Global MBA September 2011 for their first residential week in Madrid!

This intake is all about diversity:  62 students from 33 nationalities living in 31 countries.

Go Global MBA!!!!


blended.team
September 23, 2011
IE Campus Mobile has just landed!

IE Campus Mobile
This new semester has brought with it some big changes to IE Campus, we took advantage of the summer break to roll out a completely new version – incorporating for the first time a dedicated mobile site – IE Campus Mobile.

Now when accessing IE Campus from a smartphone, you will now be taken to our mobile optimized site giving you access to all the information you need, to get the most out of your program, wherever you are.

IE Campus Mobile provides access to schedules, announcements and documents amongst various other useful tools, and will work on any smartphone. The video below shows you a few of these new features and lets you see them in action.

This is just the first step in a project designed to make accessing our courses easier than ever, incorporating the most up to date and innovative ways to access all you need, to get the most out of any of our programs.

Click on the smartphone to see a live demo of the IE Campus Mobile


blended.team
September 13, 2011
Predicting the Price of Oil – playing this game makes it easy!

The global petroleum market is something that is always making news. Whether it’s OPEC dictating output or governments imposing new tax regulations, such topics are always likely to cause great debate amongst economists. The World Oil Prices game brings this discussion to the classroom – through the use of basic economics – the Supply and Demand model.

The game is made up of 15 real events, some dating back to the early 70s. The idea is to study the event in question and to think about how this event affects the supply of oil on the world market, its demand, or even both. By applying supply and demand theory economics correctly, through the use of an interactive graph, you should be able to predict whether each event has a positive or negative effect on the price of oil. After playing the game the posterior class discussion focuses on analyzing the movements of the supply and demand for each scenario, thus helping students to feel more confident applying the model.

World Oil Prices can be accessed by visiting the following link and is adapted for both CPU’s and mobile devices.

So, what effects did the Iranian revolution in 1979 have on oil prices? Or the hurricanes that caused havoc across the Gulf of Mexico in 2005? Play the game to find out!

This is only one of a great number of interactive resources; visit the IE multimedia documentation catalogue to experience more.


 
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