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ESADE, IESE, IE, etc. for US job placement (US citizen)

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ESADE, IESE, IE, etc. for US job placement (US citizen) [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 11:21
Hello,

I am an American citizen currently thinking of applying to MBA programs in Spain for 2013 intake, and was hoping to get some thoughts about employment prospects back in the states post-graduation. I understand the traditional path would be attending a US program, but spending a year or two in Spain, making international contacts, and taking my Spanish language skills to the next level are serious motivating factors.

I have nearly 7 years post-undergrad experience in Sales/Marketing at CPG Manufacturers (F500 and privately equity held), and am looking for a boost to take my career to the next level, but not necessarily a major industry change. I'd be open to working for a year or two in Europe (I know being a non-EU citizen may make that difficult), but ultimately want to land back in the US in a role of increased responsibility in my field.

Any thoughts, positive or negative, on this path would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: ESADE, IESE, IE, etc. for US job placement (US citizen) [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2012, 03:49
Although I do not have sufficient knowledge of IE and IESE programs, I do hear that ESADE has a pretty good reputation on the marketing side of things. From their employment reports however it looks as if a good majority of students end up working in Europe. Also I do think that if you have to build good international contacts then you will need to work outside US for a while. In my opinion getting back to US will largely depend on your networking efforts. Nothing wrong with your plans (honestly they are quite realistic) but be prepared to work for them. Also with the way Europe - and Spain in particular - is looking right now you should really think long and hard about your plans.
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Re: ESADE, IESE, IE, etc. for US job placement (US citizen) [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 16:13
There are many US job offers at IESE (that are caught mainly - but not exclusively - by american students). As far as I know, many of them find a job in Europe if they want to stay (mainly in UK, but also in other countries, with an acceptable knowledge of the local language). IESE also has Spanish lessons and people get to know the language soon.
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Re: ESADE, IESE, IE, etc. for US job placement (US citizen) [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2013, 13:03
jperks wrote:
Hello,

I am an American citizen currently thinking of applying to MBA programs in Spain for 2013 intake, and was hoping to get some thoughts about employment prospects back in the states post-graduation. I understand the traditional path would be attending a US program, but spending a year or two in Spain, making international contacts, and taking my Spanish language skills to the next level are serious motivating factors.

I have nearly 7 years post-undergrad experience in Sales/Marketing at CPG Manufacturers (F500 and privately equity held), and am looking for a boost to take my career to the next level, but not necessarily a major industry change. I'd be open to working for a year or two in Europe (I know being a non-EU citizen may make that difficult), but ultimately want to land back in the US in a role of increased responsibility in my field.

Any thoughts, positive or negative, on this path would be greatly appreciated.


Hi there,

Just wondering what you ended up deciding regarding IE, and how it worked out for you. I'm in a similar situation as you, sales/CPG/entrepreneur background as an american, looking for some international experience and exposure to international recruiters as well as perfecting my language skills via IE MBA. I have an interview with them in a week. I am a dual american/italian however, so employment in Europe not a problem after graduation. Be great to hear what you decided, how it worked out. Hearing a lot of mixed reviews on hear about IE, but many of them seem to be coming from people who don't have the language skills or work permits for EU region. The school continually ranks well on every list and their placement reports are excellent.

Any alumni or current students, feel free to chime in........
Re: ESADE, IESE, IE, etc. for US job placement (US citizen)   [#permalink] 01 Dec 2013, 13:03
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