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IESE Business School has posted the following application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season.

Round 1
Application due: October 4, 2016
Decision released by: November 25, 2016

Round 2
Application due: January 5, 2017
Decision released by: March 10, 2017

Round 3
Application due: March 7, 2017
Decision released by: April 28, 2017

Round 4
Application due: April 18, 2017
Decision released by: June 1, 2017

For more information, please visit the IESE MBA admissions website.

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The Class of 2019 application is now live at IESE Business School, and so we bring you this preview of the essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season.
Required Essay
Please answer ONE (and only one) of the following two questions. (400 words)
  • Please describe a time when you had an idea that had a positive impact.
  • How do you develop yourself? What do you see as your development areas now?

Essay Question II (Optional)

I wish that the application had asked me…

This essay can be submitted either written (200 words) or as a video (max 2:00 minutes total in length). We are aware that you are not a media professional.

For more information, please visit the IESE MBA admissions website.
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IESE Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, tomorrow’s business professionals will need to develop an adaptive mindset that allows them to successfully navigate a variety of markets, languages and cultures.

We’ve seen a lot of growth lately in the range of international full-time, part-time and executive MBA courses aimed at U.S. students looking for a global business school experience, and there’s no better way to expand your horizons than by studying in another country.

While top U.S. business schools continue to dominate many rankings, programs at global universities hold their own when it comes to prestige and quality. Of the top MBA programs in the world, there are typically high-ranking programs outside of the U.S., including the University of Navarra’s IESE Business School in Spain, the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Paris and the University of Queensland Business School in Australia.

But what sets apart an international MBA? Student body diversity is one.

European business schools, for example, boast a roughly 80 percent non-national ratio, compared to 30 percent at their U.S. counterparts. Whether these programs include class trips to work in emerging economies or offer a cohort with students from numerous different countries, they compete on equal footing with the best North American schools.

Another attractive characteristic for U.S. students is that many of the highly ranked business programs in Europe are just one year. Though the shorter MBA program means a more grueling schedule, many feel it’s worth the trade-off because it translates into just one year of foregone salary and the possibility of students getting their educational investment back in less than three years.

You’ll always have the highest exposure to jobs in your geographic area, so keep that top of mind as you think about your career goals and fields of interest. If you already know that you want to work in Asia, Europe, the Middle East or Latin America, you’d be better off choosing a local school where you can network directly with employers.

Many international MBA programs are offered in English, though fluency in the local language greatly enhances your candidacy when applying. English-language MBA programs at IESE Business School and HEC Paris, for example, offer students a chance to strengthen their Spanish or French while learning how commerce works in the host countries.

In general, though, overseas MBA programs prefer applicants who can point to previous professional or study abroad experience, since this demonstrates that you already know how to work with different cultures and are more likely to enrich the experience of others in the cohort.

INSEAD Business School in France opened a second campus in Singapore in 2000, clearly a shift to specifically target Asia and the Pacific Rim. Asian universities in turn have stepped up their game when it comes to competing for students.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, one of the region’s highly recognized graduate schools of business, has joined forces with China Europe International Business School in Shanghai and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore to raise their visibility in North America and Europe and interest more Western candidates to Asia to earn MBA degrees. Lower program costs and Asia’s ever-increasing economic relevance, plus the use of English as the language of instruction, makes this trio particularly appealing to students in the West.

Latin America, meanwhile, is a relatively young MBA market that offers substantial growth opportunities and an affordable management education compared to its North American counterparts. According to the most recent QS Top MBA Report on the global job market, hiring is particularly insular in Latin America, and the percentage of employers who look for talent within their own region is second only to the U.S. and Canada.

The region’s rapidly growing economy – notably in Mexico, Brazil and Peru – means increased opportunities for business and trade, and MBAs who are comfortable with the local language as well as with the region’s social and cultural norms will thrive.

Some of the schools recognized throughout the world are the EGADE Business School and IPADE Business School in Mexico, the CENTRUM Católica Business School in Peru and FGV’s São Paulo School of Business Administration in Brazil.

Whether your goal is to establish yourself ahead of U.S. candidates for international jobs or simply to have a degree that carries the cachet of regional knowledge, choosing to pursue an MBA overseas give you the opportunity for a truly transformational experience, leading to a greater understanding of yourself and how business operates around the world.

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Spain’s IESE Business School has posted the following essay questions, found within the online MBA application, for the 2017-18 admissions cycle.
Essay Question 1
Please answer ONE (and only one) of the following two questions. (300 words)
  • If you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? Please give examples of both your strengths & weaknesses.
  • Describe a recent situation (1-2 years ago maximum) that demonstrates your fit with IESE’s mission and values.

Essay Question 2 (Optional)
I wish that the application had asked me…

This essay can be submitted either written (200 words) or as a video (max 2:00 minutes total in length). We are aware that you are not a media professional.

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Spain’s IESE Business School has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the 2017-18 admissions season.
Round 1
Application due: October 17, 2017
Decision released: December 15, 2017
Round 2
Application due: January 9, 2018
Decision released: March 23, 2018
Round 3
Application due: March 6, 2018
Decision released: May 4, 2018
Round 4
Application due: April 24, 2018
Decision released: June 1, 2018

For more information, please visit the IESE MBA admissions website.

 
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Bloomberg Businessweek has announced its annual ranking of the 31 best international business schools, following up on last month’s release of the top MBA programs in the United States.

The methodology for Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking places considerable weight on recruiter opinions regarding how well MBA programs prepare their graduates with relevant skills, as well as student feedback on the same.

INSEAD, which has campuses in France, Asia, and the Middle East, unseated London Business School for the top spot, Bloomberg Businessweek reveals, thanks to its strong performance in both alumni and employer surveys, as well as a boost in its recent students’ ability to obtain jobs shortly after graduation.
Top Ten International MBA Program Rankings
  • INSEAD
  • London Business School
  • IESE Business School
  • Oxford’s Said Business School
  • IMD
  • Cambridge Judge Business School
  • SDA Bocconi
  • IE Business School
  • ESADE Business School
  • HEC Paris

The article’s authors also note that graduates of Mannheim Business School in Germany are the most likely to get hired quickly, while graduates of Switzerland’s IMD are the highest-paid.

The Bloomberg ranking methodology includes an employer survey (35% of score), alumni survey (30%), student survey (15%), job placement rate (10%), and starting salary (10%). MBA hopefuls should keep in mind that, because the full-time rankings comprise five elements, it’s possible to rank highly without knocking every category out of the ballpark.

Click on over to Bloomberg Businessweek to see the details for all of the 31 schools ranked in this list. And remember, here at SBC we don’t like to encourage clients to focus too heavily on rankings when they’re making their MBA program selections. However, we also know those headed for b-school really can’t help themselves, so be sure to consider multiple factors when making your final school selection.
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Rendering of the new building project for the IESE Madrid campus | Photo: © S-M.A.O

Spain’s highly-ranked IESE Business School will soon undergo a complete facilities transformation, according to a recent announcement by the school’s dean, Professor Franz Heukamp.

In 2018, work will begin on a new, state-of-the-art campus building in Madrid. Designed by the architectural firm S-M.A.O. with the goal of achieving LEED Gold certification, the projected 24 million euro investment will double the current space of IESE in Madrid and triple the amount of land available, allowing for future extensions if needed.

“IESE aspires to have one of the most influential training centers in the world. The enlargement of our campus will help us support and stimulate the growth of the business community in Madrid,” Heukamp stressed to the more than 3,000 alumni gathered to celebrate the school’s Global Alumni Reunion in November.

The expansion of the Madrid campus is designed to help the school better serve the approximately 15,000 IESE alumni living in Madrid, while also continuing to enhance the school’s cutting edge research and teaching offering to the national and international business community.

New international programs for managers and companies will be delivered from the campus, and there will also be a special emphasis on deepening IESE’s research and entrepreneurial activity in the city.

The fundraising campaign for financing the project has already started. IESE has the support of its entire network of former students as well as that of its partner companies, who are collaborating to provide 70% of the funding. The remaining 30% will come from IESE’s regular budget.

This project is part of an overall expansion plan for IESE, which began in 2015 with the opening of a new campus in Munich, continued with the expansion of the school’s South campus last year in Barcelona, and which will culminate with this project for the IESE campus in Madrid.
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Spain’s IESE Business School has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the 2018-19 admissions season.
Early Decision Round
Application due: September 4, 2018
Decision released: October 19, 2018
Round 1
Application due: October 11, 2018
Decision released: December 4, 2018
Round 2
Application due: January 8, 2019
Decision released: March 1, 2019
Round 3
Application due: March 1, 2019
Decision released: April 30, 2019
Round 4
Application due: May 7, 2019
Decision released: June 7, 2019

IESE recommends candidates send in their application prior to the deadline to avoid the rush and get ahead with the process. Applying early will give applicants more chances to earn a scholarship as well.

For more information, please visit the IESE MBA admissions website.
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Spain’s highly-ranked IESE Business School, which is currently undergoing a complete facilities transformation, asks the following MBA essay questions within the online application for the 2018-2019 admissions season.
Required Essay 1
How do you expect to be changed by your experience at IESE and what impact you would like to make after your MBA? (word limit 300 max)
Required Essay 2
What are your short and medium term post MBA career goals and how will IESE help you achieve them? (word limit 300 max)
Optional Essay
I wish the admissions committee had asked me… (word limit 300 max)

For additional information on applying, please visit the IESE admissions website.

 

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