Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Oct 2014, 16:27

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Which is the best Spanish B-School?

  • 18% [47]
  • 38% [96]
  • 42% [105]
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2011
Posts: 16
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [1] , given: 0

ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 09 May 2011, 11:54
1
This post received
KUDOS
Who can really tell the difference? Let's debate the virtues and disadvantages of these schools and finally settle who really is the best Spanish B-School.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2011
Posts: 16
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 17 May 2011, 16:03
bump
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2011
Posts: 16
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 19 May 2011, 15:50
um can someone please comment I just got admits from both IESE and ESADE (and interviewer said he would recommend me to adcom for IE)

seems like ESADE is the lowest of the 3
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Status: A quantitative poet...
Joined: 27 Oct 2010
Posts: 14
Location: Singapore
Schools: IESE Business School
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 20 May 2011, 14:23
pavlov wrote:
um can someone please comment I just got admits from both IESE and ESADE (and interviewer said he would recommend me to adcom for IE)

seems like ESADE is the lowest of the 3


Well to start with, I am bit surprised that you are confused on the selection of the school! As all the 3 schools have only location as commonality and on other criteria and attributes, they are pretty different from each other. I am sure while applying to these schools you have answered Why MBA ? question! I believe it's time to revisit that question for real now and see which school is the best fit for you to determine the right school! Match your objectives from the MBA and B-School to the admits you have and you will have your answer! And please do not take such polls as guiding factor on determining anyone as lowest or highest for it's but obvious that people going to a certain school and more active on the gmatclub forum here will have a better poll result! It can be a very wrong way hence in choosing a school!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2011
Posts: 16
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 20 May 2011, 15:28
aksr wrote:
pavlov wrote:
um can someone please comment I just got admits from both IESE and ESADE (and interviewer said he would recommend me to adcom for IE)

seems like ESADE is the lowest of the 3


Well to start with, I am bit surprised that you are confused on the selection of the school! As all the 3 schools have only location as commonality and on other criteria and attributes, they are pretty different from each other. I am sure while applying to these schools you have answered Why MBA ? question! I believe it's time to revisit that question for real now and see which school is the best fit for you to determine the right school! Match your objectives from the MBA and B-School to the admits you have and you will have your answer! And please do not take such polls as guiding factor on determining anyone as lowest or highest for it's but obvious that people going to a certain school and more active on the gmatclub forum here will have a better poll result! It can be a very wrong way hence in choosing a school!


Well for the "Why XXX" question I just said the same thing - international student body, opportunity to learn spanish, quality of life in Spain. I'm really just trying to figure out which is the most prestigious and go there.

do u go to ESADE?
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Status: A quantitative poet...
Joined: 27 Oct 2010
Posts: 14
Location: Singapore
Schools: IESE Business School
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 0

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 20 May 2011, 16:38
1
This post received
KUDOS
pavlov wrote:
Well for the "Why XXX" question I just said the same thing - international student body, opportunity to learn spanish, quality of life in Spain. I'm really just trying to figure out which is the most prestigious and go there.

do u go to ESADE?


I am going to IESE. I am pretty happy and sure about my choice. I have ESADE in mind as back up but I did not have to go for it as I got through couple of schools which I applied in Round-1! In spite of this, IESE was in my preferred list for numerous reasons and I am choosing it over the other non-Spanish B-school, through which I got through, just because of perfect fit! This though should not have any implication on quality of MBA one can have at ESADE! Whatever I have heard and investigated about ESADE, makes it a very good school.

In case you have just answered the question of "Why MBA?" with positives a Spanish education can bring up then I can understand that you are now a bit confused! The best way out in your case then would be to think about the post MBA goals. You want to go into marketing, consulting, finance or entrepreneurship! You like 100% case study as teaching method or a mix of case study and class room lectures! You want to go to a big class size or a small class size where you get more opportunity to gel with your other class members! How much work experience you have and how essential it is for you to return to job after MBA? Are you a potential career changer? Questions like this will help you choose!

IESE uses case study method for its teaching! ESADE and IE a mix of the class lectures and case studies! IESE is a 2 year (19 months + 3 months of internship) MBA course! ESADE has flexibility depending on your requirement to complete your MBA in 15 or 18 months! IE is a one year course! IESE is a general management course, while IE is a international management course! ESADE too I believe is a general management course! Now all these attributes will help one answer of the questions posed in above paragraph. For me my first preference post MBA was consulting followed by health care, hence case study was preferred way of learning and 2 year MBA provided me with internship opportunity which a career switcher needs! I have other reasons too such as small class, good exchange programs availability, longer time reputation (IESE being the first 2 year MBA in Europe and now having 50 years of consistent existence). All my other school's choice was also similar in line.

Talking to alumni and native Spanish and European population also helps in determining the prestige factor! If you plan to work outside Europe, say in US/Latin America/ Asia/ Africa, you need to also check with your preferred employers whether they hire at the selected school or not!

Ask more questions from yourself and your answers would create a match between you and one of the school! Wish you all the best in whatever you decide :)
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2011
Posts: 16
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [1] , given: 0

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 28 May 2011, 11:16
1
This post received
KUDOS
Too confusing just got into oxford gonna go there cuz people have actually heard of it in USA

I feel like in 10yrs it's not going to matter if the particular program was 1,2 years, well known for X, FT ranking, etc

Plus Spanish don't drink enough....

Posted from my mobile device Image
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Jan 2013
Posts: 81
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 6

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 16:25
As I said in other post: the ranking in Spain is IESE first (no doubt), then ESADE, then others. In Europe, IESE has been several years the #1, but it is fair to say it is on the Europe top 3 whatever rankings may say.
_________________

Does this post deserve KUDOS?

Free Prep: Self-prepare GMAT for free and GMAT Math tips for free
Free Flashcards: Free GMAT Flashcards

More: "All I wish someone had told me about GMAT beforehand"
There are many things you want to know before doing the GMAT exam (how is exam day, what to expect, how to think, to do's...), and you have them in this blog, in a simple way

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Admissionado
User avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2009
Posts: 3345
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: Brown University, Harvard Business School
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 561 [1] , given: 30

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 01:04
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
pavlov wrote:
Who can really tell the difference? Let's debate the virtues and disadvantages of these schools and finally settle who really is the best Spanish B-School.

It's because of all the acronyms.
Maybe they should use some of their marketing students, and do some rebranding...
;)
_________________

Jon Frank
Founder, Admissionado

Admissionado.com

If you like the post, give it a KUDOS!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Dec 2011
Posts: 47
GMAT 1: 680 Q45 V38
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 7

Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 05:10
To support that IESE has an advantage over ESADE/IE:

If you check the recruiting websites of McKinsey/Bain/BCG you'll realize that all of them have information about how they recruit from IESE, i.e. it is clearly a target school. For ESADE and IE they don't have this.

Sure, not very scientific, but gives an idea where they see a bigger chance of meeting many good candidates.
Re: ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE   [#permalink] 22 Mar 2013, 05:10
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
ESADE vs IE vs OXFORD iesedream 1 29 Apr 2014, 22:21
Experts publish their posts in the topic IE vs ESADE vs Universidad Carlos III lionx 1 07 Apr 2013, 05:23
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic ESADE vs IE vs IESE mattfrommorocco 7 13 Jan 2012, 15:33
1 IESE vs IE vs Chicago Booth MBA programs nagano98 5 16 Mar 2011, 00:31
1 IE vs ESADE MSc in International Management!! kbaksh 5 14 Mar 2011, 03:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by

ESADE vs. IE vs. IESE

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.