“Getting the MBA Admissions Edge” from Forbes

Written on September 30, 2015 by nataliareb in News

Applying for an MBA can be a transforming experience for candidates as it gives them a chance to know what they want to achieve in their future. 

Get some tips from Forbes  on what makes a good application turn into an excellent one. 

“The admissions process is a chance for you to learn about yourself, and share your values, your achievements, and your aspirations with the schools. Tell the school in your words who you really are.”

“We now co-direct a boutique admissions consultancy firm Fortuna Admissions, along with with former Admissions Directors and Associate Directors from HBS, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, Berkeley-Haas, IE and Kellogg, helping applicants to understand the subtle nuances of the MBA application process, and the minute differences between a “good” application and a “great” one” by Matt Symonds

Read the rest of the article on Forbes: 

Getting the MBA Admissions Edge


She was founder and vice president of marketing at The 360 Group, Inc. Rodriguez is a Brown University graduate with a bachelor’s in international relations and Hispanic studies. She also received her executive MBA from IE Business School and Brown University.

Ivon Rodriguez has been named vice president of marketing at HistoryMiami, a Smithsonian affiliate.


Do you know what blended learning is?

Written on August 12, 2015 by nataliareb in News


This unique joint degree program brings together a set of courses and practical learning experiences that create a different kind of EMBA graduate equipped with skills, vision and agility to navigate complex decisions within both business and society. Yet many people are not very familiar with the Blended format that has make this program a unique way to cope with studies while continuing with one´s professional responsibilities.

See the benefits from this blended learning format from students themselves.


¨IE-Brown Executive MBA-One Month Later¨by Lenny Kessler

Written on July 15, 2015 by nataliareb in News

Lenny Kessler, 2015 IE Brown Executive MBA, shares his experience a month after graduation.

¨ The business theory was useful in the sense that it put my skills into perspective: I know much more about finance and strategy then I thought! And for other business disciplines (marketing, operations, human resources…), I not only acquired enough vocabulary to communicate with the specialists, but also trustworthy friends to call when needed! ¨

Click to read Article:

IE-Brown Executive MBA – One Month Later…



Experiential Learning in Cape Town, South Africa

Written on February 9, 2015 by Caroline Quintanar in News

During the 2nd week of January 2015, IE Brown Executive MBA students participated in an experiential learning exercise in Cape Town, South Africa.  During this trip students further developed business opportunities they had been working on in their Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Developing Economies course.

Students leveraged reflective learning skills gained throughout the curriculum in courses such as Ethnographic Research Methods and Globalization and the Arts to inform their business plan hypotheses while gaining a richer appreciation of the cultural, economic and political context of the region.

The trip included daily visits to Township sites as students investigated opportunities related to sanitation, retail, couture, food products and construction.  These visits were complemented with events arranged to highlight local musical and visual artists.

The week closed with briefings by student teams attended by many key players met during the visit.  Students continue to enhance their business plans, providing a foundation for future efforts and meaningful impact over time.

-Pat McHugh, Director IE Brown Executive MBA Program


Read more about IE Brown participant Nick DeLena’s experience:


Nick DeLena

IE Brown EMBA Class of 2015

Assistant Vice President, Montpelier Group


“Our Cape Town experience has been fascinating. We spent quite a bit of time in advance preparing for the project, but no amount of research could have prepared us for what we encountered. Our team focused on the challenges of getting over-the-counter medicines into the hands of poor township residents. We met with disadvantaged families, doctors working in townships, traditional healers, as well as project managers from non-profit foundations focused on pharmaceutical distribution. We learned a lot about the challenges facing township residents and the way western medicine is viewed. We also saw surprising examples of how entrepreneurial and resourceful people were. One family, running a hair salon in their garage, felt that they had secured sufficient resources to guarantee their own wellbeing and decided they could start an orphanage in their house to help disenfranchised children. It was quite humbling when you consider priorities often associated with the developed world. I hope we were able to contribute something valuable to the overall mission of supporting township residents and local entrepreneurs-  they’ve given us an experience we’ll never forget.”

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Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous

Written on January 27, 2015 by Caroline Quintanar in News

Current IE Brown EMBA student, Kheepe Moremi, shares his thought on the entreprenuer world in this article published on LinkedIn: An Entrepreneur’s Dream World

“The thought of entrepreneurship as a search for and exploitation of change flashes in my head each time I hear references to the idea that we are living in a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous)”


Miami IE Alumni Weekend from a current student perspective

Written on December 19, 2014 by Caroline Quintanar in News

Current IE Brown Executive MBA student , Ivon Rodriguez, shares with us her experience at the very first IE Alumni weekend event held in November in Miami, Florida USA.

“The IE ALUMNI WEEKEND in Miami was a complete success. With the engagement of over 200 participants from all over the world, there was learning, networking, and lots of dancing… the Miami night and the Grammy award-winning salsa band Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña facilitated the moves. I was taken aback with the diversity in the crowd in terms of industries and countries represented… but more impressive was everyone’s connection to IE. IE was the force that brought us all together… allowing for a thoroughly enjoyable and highly unforgettable weekend”

Speakers: Joe Navarro, Guillermo Arduino with Executive Director of Careers, Amber Wigmore and Executive Director of Alumni, Julia Sanchez

Speakers: Joe Navarro, Guillermo Arduino with Executive Director of Careers, Amber Wigmore and Executive Director of Alumni, Julia Sanchez

Joe Navarro, President of JNForensics, LLC & Author, speaking at the IE Alumni Weekend in Miami


Class of 2015 back on campus in Providence!

Written on October 31, 2014 by Caroline Quintanar in News

The current IE Brown EMBA class had their third residential period in an unusually sunny Providence, RI in October. The week was packed with activities that challenged students to bring together their business acumen with a spirit of creativity and entrepreneurial imagination. Early in the week students participated in yet another outstanding Creativity Workshop where they were tasked with developing an idea for an enterprise 500 years in the future. The four themes for the workshop required students to pursue their visions of sustainable solutions around relevant challenges in society today: education, healthcare, agriculture and entertainment. Students also visited the Betaspring (http://www.betaspring.com/about) incubator, based in Providence. Each of these activities along with the week’s coursework led the participants a few steps closer to one of next major phase of the course- the Immersion Week in Cape Town, South Africa next January.  To build excitement and set the stage for the upcoming experience, students had the chance to meet the director of the documentary “I Live to Sing” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2816158/) and rising opera singers from the University of Cape Town Opera School, inspiring them with the kind of energy they will encounter in Cape Town next year.



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