Big events coming up in Italy

This spring is going to be a busy one for IE in Italy. On February 29th, IE will be present at the PWA (Professional Women’s Association) event called “Ready for Board Women” (more info here). The project “Ready for Board Women”, is focused on eliminating the most frequent excuse used to justify the scarcity of…


IE Business School scholarships are available for Free University students in Georgia

Under a cooperative agreement forged between the international organization IE and Georgia’s Free University, five candidates of Free University/ESM will have the opportunity to access a special scholarship program that will provide them masters-level studies at IE Business School. “Free University students frequently continue their education by taking on masters degree programs at leading institutions…


IE comes to Latvia

IE, and one of our top professors Eduardo Fernández-Cantelli would like to invite you to a Master Class titled “Nike and Adidas: communication strategies for major sports events”. Date: Thursday 22nd March, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Room 303, Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga LV 1010, Latvia About the event: This Master Class…


IE desembarks in Turkey

  Dear Readers, It is my pleasure to inform you that IE has now a representative in Turkey, one of the most promising economies within the European region. It is Sevtap Bas, a 32-year-old Turkish woman, but born in Sweden. Sevtap is an intelligent, good-looking and energetic. She likes practicing all sort of sports and…


Russian Master in Digital Marketing Student Launches a Successful Start-Up

Anna Znamenskaya – a student of Master in Digital Marketing program @IE Business School has recently launched a start-up aimed at making the life of women with both families and careers easier. Anna with her WorkingMama.Ru has already won the Best Start-Up award at MITEF ( and is invited to the Silicon Valley to present the project to…


Student Perspective: Liviu Nedef, Romania

Liviu Nedef, a student in the April 2011 intake of the International MBA, shares his experiences so far at IE Business School in Madrid.

Why did you decide to do an MBA at this stage of your career?

I decided to do an MBA because I wanted to get a better understanding of business. A good MBA should be designed in such a way to allow you to develop your career to its fullest potential and at an accelerated pace, that’s what I signed up for. Don’t get me wrong, I was enjoying my job prior to the MBA, but my tasks and knowledge were very focused and I knew that an MBA would give me a broader view of business.

How do you think your MBA will contribute to your success?

I think first of all it will diversify my skills set and allow me to position myself  better in the tough job market we face nowadays. An MBA helps you see the big picture and at the same time understand the details of the day-to-day challenges one has to deal with in the real business world. I am also confident it will help me open new doors for more responsibility.

How would you describe IE culture?

One of the things IE is best known for is the incredible cultural diversity of its students and I really wanted to be a part of this type of international learning experience: in my class of 50 students there are more than 30 nationalities and you can benefit from each of your colleagues’background and experience. You can also get really cool advice for places to visit or new food to try!