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IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2013, 08:11
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From the Blog of ADMISSIONADO


Insider’s Guide to IESE

Oh, hello there.

Good to have you back, joining us on our journey across the pond to look at the best of the best European MBA programs. We already took a gander at the ins and outs of INSEAD, and today we’re gonna turn our sites to Spain. So let’s dig into IESE, one of the top three Spanish business schools, and, according to the Financial Times, one of the top 10 schools in Europe.

The What

IESE offers a world-class program on two Campuses in Spain’s two largest and most business-friendly cities – Madrid (for the EMBA programs) and Barcelona.

Although IESE had a very diverse and mobile student body – much like most programs in Europe – in many ways the program is quite different from most European MBAs, and actually more closely resembles the typical US MBA programs.

First of all, the average age for IESE students is 28, which is considerably younger than most other European MBA programs that have an average age of 30+.
Secondly, unlike most other top European schools that offer 1-year programs, IESE’s MBA programs is 19 months.

IESE is also less industry oriented than many Euro MBAs, and far stronger in the two traditional industries of recruitment for MBA grads – Finance and Consulting, with about half the graduating class going into these two business mainstays. IESE is also the only place you can get a Harvard education outside of Harvard, as they use the Harvard case-study method as their study method of choice.

Notable for its Spanish location, IESE is one of the few schools in Europe that has excellent connections with Latin America, and in the last graduating class 12% of the class went on to find jobs in Latin America.

The Who

IESE’s grads are a mighty diverse bunch. They come, like in many European programs, from….well… EVERYWHERE. Case in point: more than 80% of the class of 280 students came from places OUTSIDE of Spain. And given its connection with Latin America, a far larger portion (between 10-15% in recent years) of the student body come from that part of the world.

That’s some serious diversity, folks.

The How – Tips for Getting In

Besides the good old recipe for success of great GMAT + fantastic GPA at a great school + strong work experience, IESE is building a name for itself in the area of Entrepreneurship. So it is a particularly good destination for candidates who either come from or intend to go into entrepreneurship (family business counts too!).

Also, given that the school is an initiative of the Catholic Church’s Opus Dei, it should come as no surprise that IESE considers ethics to be a fundamental part of the business school studies and experience. So if you can work that into your overall profile in some way, that’s gonna help you show your fit with IESE in a very strong (and organic!) way.

IESE also likes students who are well-rounded, who have lives and interests that extend beyond their work experience. What instruments can you play? Were you ever a pro sports player? Are you impassioned for the art of Goya? Show a bit of general culture and diversity and it can go a long way.

Leadership, and especially international leadership is also highly regarded, although not a necessary prerequisite like it might be at schools like INSEAD, LBS, etc.

Bottom Line

Although it doesn’t yet have the same prestige, make no mistake: IESE is one of the best schools in Europe, playing in the same field as INSEAD and LBS. IESE grads are talking to the same recruiters, and making the same salaries as grads from those more well-known programs! And besides its general strength as an international MBA program, it is especially good for those who intend to work in Europe or South America after their studies, and who want to have that extra time to really make the most of business school.
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2013, 00:50
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Folks,
Any idea whether IESE has two intakes like IE?

These two schools appear quite silent..! :o
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2013, 14:37
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Any idea whether IESE has two intakes like IE?

These two schools appear quite silent..! :o


No, unfortunately it only has one intake, in September.

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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2013, 07:01
Placement question.

Could any alumni speak to the recruitment outside of Spain? I would love to Spanish while at school and IESE offers this while also being a top school. Canadian banks are exanding quickly in to Latin America and there are many positions openning up to Spanish speakers. I, however, don't want to necessarily pigeon hole myself to coming back to the same company if they aren't going to pay for school. Are there many recruiters for North American offices (doesn't have to be Canada) or are most of the positions on the job report students returning back home?

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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2013, 21:02
Very quiet on this board - anyone hear back for interviews on Round 1 submissions?
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 06:21
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Very quiet on this board - anyone hear back for interviews on Round 1 submissions?

Yup. Interviewed late last month. Yet to get an AD invite.
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 11:31
I'm going in for the interview and assessment day in NYC this week. Likely participate in the Open Day as well.
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2013, 20:33
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Placement question.

Could any alumni speak to the recruitment outside of Spain? I would love to Spanish while at school and IESE offers this while also being a top school. Canadian banks are exanding quickly in to Latin America and there are many positions openning up to Spanish speakers. I, however, don't want to necessarily pigeon hole myself to coming back to the same company if they aren't going to pay for school. Are there many recruiters for North American offices (doesn't have to be Canada) or are most of the positions on the job report students returning back home?

Thanks.



I have the same question in mind - would love to hear from an alum
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2014, 23:19
Hi Guys,
Any idea about the expected time between application submission and receipt of interview invitation.
I submitted my application in Round 2 on January, 5 and was wondering when should I start getting worried about not getting an interview invite.
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Any idea about the expected time between application submission and receipt of interview invitation.
I submitted my application in Round 2 on January, 5 and was wondering when should I start getting worried about not getting an interview invite.


I submitted my application in Round 2 on January 4 and got an invitation on January 14.
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2014, 20:48
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Hi Guys,
Any idea about the expected time between application submission and receipt of interview invitation.
I submitted my application in Round 2 on January, 5 and was wondering when should I start getting worried about not getting an interview invite.


I submitted my application in Round 2 on January 4 and got an invitation on January 14.


Thanks a lot. One thing I forgot to mention is that I submitted one of the recommendations on January 13. So they might have considered my application complete then.
By the way, best of luck for the interview and please sure your experience once you are done with it.
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2014, 14:22
Hi all!

I'll be interviewed next week for the iese mba. Anyone planning to attend the Open Day and Assessment Day on Feb 7th & 8th?
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2014, 12:23
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This is for the information of all R3 as well as European school applicants.

Admissanado experts - Jon and Lauren - conducted Q&A chat in GMATCLUB chat room few days back in which they offered tips and guidance to prospective R3 & European school applicants.
I have updated the first post with the transcript of this chat. Interested members can download this transcript from there.

Good luck to everyone applying and have a nice weekend. :)

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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2014, 15:59
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I'll be interviewed next week for the iese mba. Anyone planning to attend the Open Day and Assessment Day on Feb 7th & 8th?


I am going to attend Assessment Day on Feb 8th.
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2014, 06:36
Aren't you coming to the Open Day on the 7th? See you at the Assesst. Day, so!
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2014, 20:44
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Hi all!

I'll be interviewed next week for the iese mba. Anyone planning to attend the Open Day and Assessment Day on Feb 7th & 8th?


Good luck for your interview.
I am now starting to get a little worried as I haven't received an invite yet :(
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2014, 12:21
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Hello GMATCLUB Members,

We are bringing a webinar with Q&A as well as chats with current students focused on the Waitlisted Applicants.
The first event of this series is Webinar conducted by Admissionado's Founder and HBS Alum Jon Frank. Jon will share his suggestions followed by a Q&A session. This is your opportunity to ask your specific questions. The webinar will take place on 31st January 2014, Friday, 9 AM PST.

We shall also be conducting chat sessions with some Current students from various schools who were successfully admitted from a waitlist so you can learn what to expect from the process, what worked for them, and what it takes. These chats shall take place in our Chat Room. We will release the times & Dates (all will be the first week of February)

Registration Link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/531329318
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If you are on a waitlist - you do NOT want to miss these!

The webinar and chats are free. There will be a 30-minute Q&A session at the end of the Webinar on Friday Jan 31st at 9 AM PST - join to have your questions answered.

Thank You! :)
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2014, 06:16
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Join us for a chat with several current students who have been admitted from WL last year.
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Re: IESE 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 05:42
Did anyone from India get an invite for the Singapore AD on 22nd Feb?

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