Spain’s IE Business School recently announced it has redesigned its one-year international MBA degree to allow students to design a custom program in accordance with their own specific interests and career plans. Students can center on becoming creators by opting for the track with a special focus on entrepreneurship, or transformers, if they prefer to concentrate on developing their managerial careers in the corporate world.
The new IMBA will start this month with a student body comprising some 90% international students from 65 countries, with an average of 5 years of professional experience. The program also has Spanish and English-language versions.
Students can choose from over 150 elective courses to personalize their learning experience, and can opt to develop business projects or work on social projects in South Africa, Ethiopia, Peru, or Brazil. The program offers a total of 66 international destinations designed to enrich the MBA experience.
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IE Business School’s International MBA program will also include Professional Fitness sessions throughout the entire program. Students will use the sessions to design a professional growth strategy, attending sector-specific workshops and participating in the new Talent Forum, a three-day job event run in collaboration with recruiters.
They will also build on their contact networks during the Global Network Week, travel with the Venture Lab initiative to get to know entrepreneurial ecosystems in other countries, or present their own business projects during the Venture Days organized by IE in cities worldwide, including Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Mexico D.F., Providence, Berlin, Tokyo and Lisbon.
Students will develop their soft skills as part of the new Behavioral Fitness model, aimed at building on their capacity for leadership, communication, management of high-performance teams, mindfulness, influence, and change management, all key factors for success in the field of business management.
Participants will also be able to take part in the Post MBA Long Exchange Program, a three-month exchange program with any one of 58 business schools worldwide, including Chicago Booth School of Business, Babson College, NYU Stern School of Business, London Business School, or CKGSB Beijing.
“The program has a marked focus on entrepreneurship, social commitment, and innovation, as well as bringing added impetus to students’ soft skills and capacity to map a career path,” says Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School, explaining in a statement how the redesign of IE’s International MBA will further strengthen the international nature and humanistic approach of the program.
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