Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

11
Nov

OAS Scholarship Winners Winter 2011 Intakes

Written on November 11, 2011 by Joël McConnell in Uncategorized

We’re pleased to announce the 5 most recent winners of the IE – Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarships. In alphabetical order they are:

1) Teodoro Aramburu Fernández – Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LLM)
2) Carlos Jesús Bello – Master in Internationational Management
3) Melissa Koo – Master in Internationational Management
4) Daniela Lopez Cantón – Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LLM)
5) Bethany Wrede Peterson – Master in Architectural Management and Design

For more information on these scholarships, please see the OAS documentation (in Spanish) here.

You can also find more information at: http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/

21
Jul

In academic 2010-2011 we hosted more than 40 informations sessions on Financial Aid, for undergraduate and master degree candidates.  In all, we had more than 3800 participants attend, and so IE Financial Aid information sessions continue to be one of the most attended at IE.  Given that we’re about to start the academic year, here you can find the Financial Aid information session schedule for Academic 2011-2012.

Click here: Financial Aid Information Sessions Schedule 2011-2012

What do we cover during these 30 minute sessions?

1) The basics of Financial Aid: Who we are and what we can do for admitted candidates to IE degree programs.
2) A review of all the tools available from IE Financial Aid, for student who are currently building their financial plan.
3) Overview of the application process for scholarships, fellowships and loans.
4) Recommendations on outside sources to look into.
5) Q&A with participants.

Sign up today by contacting us at financialaid@ie.edu

12
May

América Económia cubre las becas de la OEA y IE..

Written on May 12, 2011 by Joël McConnell in Uncategorized

“La Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) y Instituto de Empresa (IE), de España, han lanzado una nueva convocatoria de becas para estudiar nueve maestrías diferentes en esa institución, rankeada como la 4ª mejor en el ránking global de MBA de AméricaEconomía …”

Ver la cuberta de AE del programa de becas por haciendo clic aquí.

14
Apr

Recently IE Financial Aid participated in the ongoing dialogue made possible through the Finance Masters Blog (http://news.finance-masters.ie.edu/). More specifically, we provided tips on which scholarships finance students should apply for.

To see the Financial Aid post for finance program students, check out the post by clicking here.

11
Apr

The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) is a non-profit organization of leading graduate business schools around the world, and they are also the owner and administrador of the GMAT exam. Recently GMAC published statistics collected from prospestive master students on how they plan to fund their programs (see the full statistics here), and here are some interesting comparisons by funding source and region:

Funding source: Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships

Global average: 21% of candidates said they expected to use this source to fund their program.
Diferences by region: 28% of Latin Americans claimed this source as a primary way they expect to fund their program, versus candidates from the Middle East and Africa at a high of 31% or a low of 14% in Canada.

Funding source: Loans

Global average: 25% of candidates said they expected to use this source to fund their program.
Diferences by region: 35% of candidates from Central Asia plan to fund their programs with loans, followed by 31% of Americans. Loans are not a primary source of funding for candidates from the Middle East and Africa (12%) or candidates from Asia Pacific (12%).

Funding source: Personal Earnings

Global average: 23% of candidates said they expected to use this source to fund their program.
Diferences by region: At the top end of the spectrum, Canadians (35%) and candidates from the Middle East and Africa (33%) said this would be an important source of funding. In comparision, at the low-end 20% of both American and Central Asian candidates cliamed this as a source of funding.

Funding source: Spouse or Partner Earnings

Global average: 2% of candidates said they expected to use this source to fund their program.
Diferences by region: No region claimed more than 4%, so it may be safe to conclude that most students are funding their programs without spousal support.

Funding source: Employer Support

Global average: 13% of candidates said they expected to use this source to fund their program.
Diferences by region: The clear lead here was the US with 19% of candidates claiming they expect to receive support from their companies. Central Asian candidates (3%) were least likely to count on this source of funding, with most other regions claiming between 8-10%.

Funding source: Parental Support

Global average: 14% of candidates said they expected to use this source to fund their program.
Diferences by region: The leader here was Asia Pacific with 28% of candidates claiming parental support, followed by Europe at 22%. Most other regions were somewhere between 10-15%.

Conclusions:

1) Loans continue to be the primary sources of program funding, followed by personal earnings and then grants/fellowships/scholarships.
2) Most candidates believe they’ll obtain support from their parents before obtaining funds from their companies.
3) The vast majority of candidates consider the investment an individual one, and do not involve a spouse or partner in the investment.

Comments from IE Financial Aid

IE currently maintains several in-house loan programs that allow both national and international students to access student loans with attractive terms. In addition to this, our international office network can help students work with 39 different financial institutions in 22 different countries to access student loans in local currency. All the above mentioned loan options for IE students can be found on the Financial Aid web site (click here).

Obtaining family support is an important way to fund your studies at IE, and a word of caution: make sure you have back up plans in place for all your potential funding sources. We’ve recently seen cases where students have had to be creative in finding alternate funding when companies cancelled/put on hold their training budgets for employees, often last minute and with little notice.

IE Financial Aid does maintain assistance programs for students that will be coming to IE for study, with their spouse/partner/family. Check out the Family Support Grant on the Financial Aid web site (click here), and be sure to also look into the Partners’ Club (click here), a Student Office initiative, that provides activities for your spouse.

9
Mar

Becas para no residentes en la Comunidad de Madrid

Written on March 9, 2011 by Joël McConnell in Uncategorized

Desde IE trabajamos continuamente para contribuir a que los mejores perfiles, formen parte de nuestros programas. En este sentido queremos ayudar a todos aquellos que residís fuera de la Comunidad de Madrid pero que queréis acercaros a nosotros y, formar parte de esta experiencia única que es hacer una MBA y pertenecer a la comunidad IE, a través de un nuevo programa de becas.

Acabamos de poner en marcha una nueva Convocatoria de Becas para No Residentes en la Comunidad de Madrid, dentro del programa de Becas de la Fundación IE. El objetivo es el de colaborar en aquellos casos en los que el candidato tenga que desplazarse regularmente para asistir a clases en nuestras instalaciones en pleno centro financiero de Madrid y apoyar de ese modo al desarrollo directivo de profesionales que acuden desde todos los lugares.

Para poder solicitar esta beca debes tener en cuenta:

Para el Executive MBA Quincenal de mayo 2011

Plazo de solicitud: Antes del 8 de abril 2011

Cuantía: 15%-20% del importe de la matrícula

Requisitos: Estar admitido definitivamente en el Executive MBA Quincenal de IE

Criterios de Concesión: Se evaluará la evolución profesional del candidato y su papel como agente de cambio activo en su lugar de residencia. Se tendrán en cuenta las circunstancias personales y necesidad económica del candidato para acceder al programa.

Documentación a presentar:

1. Currículum Vitae actualizado (2 páginas).

2. Dos redacciones (min. 250, máx. 500 palabras):
a) Una vez terminado el MBA ¿Cómo vas a contribuir al desarrollo empresarial de la Comunidad Autónoma donde resides? ¿Qué objetivos profesionales a corto y medio plazo te has marcado?
b) Más del 90% del tejido empresarial en Comunidades Autónomas fuera de Madrid está formado por microempresas: Como directivo/a ¿Qué medidas crees que se deberían tomar para mejorar la competitividad y productividad de las mismas?

3. Haz un planteamiento de cómo piensas financiar el programa Máster y los costes de manutención durante el mismo.

4. Documentación adicional requerida:
a) Criterio Económico: 3 últimas nóminas, extractos bancarios y/o última declaración de la renta del solicitante de beca o persona física que asume el pago de la matrícula, etc.
b) Criterio de logros, éxitos y méritos profesionales y personales: premios obtenidos, investigaciones, publicaciones, certificados de trabajos de voluntariado, etc.

No dudes en ponerte en contacto con nosotros en financialaid@ie.edu o en el + 34 91 568 96 10, para aclarar cualquier cuestión al respecto.

3
Mar

If you are admitted to the Executive Master of Laws (Executive LLM) jointly offered by IE Law School and Northwestern Law and you need access to US Federal Student Loans, then please apply through Northwestern’s Financial Aid Office.

Remember you must be a US national or Green Card holder to qualify for these loans.

More information on Northwestern Law Financial Aid at http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/tuitionaid/ .

24
Feb

Si tu empresa quiere contar con el apoyo de la Fundación Tripartita para ayudar con los gastos de tu formación en IE, esta información será de utilidad para ti y el dpto de recursos humanos de la empresa.  A continuación les facilitamos información y recursos que os ayudaran a tramitar las solicitudes para los PIF y Bonificaciones.

Recursos de primer orden

1) Página web que explica cada una de las iniciativas gestionadas por la Fundación Tripartita: http://www.fundaciontripartita.org/orientacion/index.htm

2) Documento sobre las preguntas y respuestas más frecuentes con respecto a los Permisos Individuales de Formación (PIF) – descárgalo haciendo clic aquí.

3)Documento sobre las preguntas y respuestas más frecuentes con respecto a las Bonificaciones – descárgalo haciendo clic aquí.

Secciones que destacan in la pagina web

  • Quiero bonificarme por la formación de mis trabajadores: esta sección explica paso a paso todo lo relativo a las bonificaciones que las empresas pueden aplicar para la formación de sus trabajadores.
  • Entidades organizadoras: esta sección habla de todo lo relativo a lo que es una entidad organizadora, e incorpora un buscador de este tipo de entidades.
  • Estoy buscando un curso: esta sección es un módulo dedicado a los trabajadores, que da acceso a la búsqueda de cursos gratuitos de formación a los que, de motus propio, pueden apuntarse.
  • Necesito desarrollar el plan de formación de mi empresa: esta sección ofrece distintos elementos para la organización y/o impartición de los planes de formación de las empresas, desde la detección de necesidades hasta la evaluación del impacto del plan

Para contactar con la Fundación Tripartita

1) Ver la pagina web que proporciona todos los modos de contacto por haciendo clic aquí.

2) Enviarles un email a la siguiente dirección: servicioalcliente@fundaciontripartita.org

3) Llamar a la Fundación Tripartita al 902 183 183

4) Rellenar el formulario de contacto disponible aquí.

24
Feb

We often receive requests for assistance related to payments processing, and so this post clarifies the relationship between IE Financial Aid, IE’s Administration Department and you the student.

Who does what?

1) Student: works with IE Financial Aid before they start their program on issues related to funding support for their program via scholarships, fellowships and/or loans.  Students must have their financial plan in place before they start their program, and IE Financial Aid is their support service before starting their program.  Students work with the Administration Department when it comes time to process payments (tuition and program-related fees).

2) IE Financial Aid: coaches students on how to  fund their programs, taking advantage of scholarships, fellowships and student loans when are where appropriate.  We also handle all processing of applications for grants provided by the IE Foundation (scholarships and fellowships), loan applications for loan programs and partners, and we’re even able to open bank accounts for students before there arrival to Madrid.  The contact email for IE Financial Aid is financialaid@ie.edu.

3) IE Administration Department: helps students with regards to their payments to IE, which include tuition fee payments, the contribution to the IE Foundation, Beyond Borders Experience fee payments and other program related payments.  If you have questions about your pending student account balance, want to notify IE of payments made (send proof of payment for example) or if for some extenuating circumstance you’ll be a little late in making a tuition payment as stipulated in your admissions contract, then you need to contact the Administration Department.  The contact email for the IE Administration Department is AdministracionClientes@ie.edu -be careful with the spelling: it’s administracion (Spanish spelling) and it’s clientes (plural).

Conclusion: while the student works with IE Financial Aid prior to starting their program for everything related to scholarships, fellowships and loans, the student coordinates directly with the IE Administration Department once they’ve started their program and for matters specifically related to payment processing.

23
Feb

If you are a US student coming to IE with funding from Sallie Mae, keep in mind the following information:

1) From the disbursement date Sallie Mae lists on OpenNet to the time any remaining fees are physically in your account here in Madrid, there is a waiting period of 20 business days/4 weeks.  The funds must pass through multiple processes, and so keep this in mind when planning financially for your first weeks in Madrid. Studying outside the US is an exciting and formative experience, but the collaboration between multiple institutions and across borders takes time, often much more so than if all processing were completed within the US.

2) If you have applied for and been approved a loan from Sallie Mae, keep in mind that IE only accepts single disbursements and we only pass on excess funds to students once their pending student account has been covered in full.  This means that if you are planning on coming early, your disbursement date should be at least 20 business days/4 weeks before you plan on arriving to Madrid.  This is especially important with regards to signing lease agreements for an apartment, and having the funds necessary to cover daily living expenses.  IE does not provide cash advances.

3) If you’ll be studyig in Madrid full-time, IE Financial Aid can open a bank account for you in Madrid ahead of your arrival but you must request it.  Contact us to open a bank account at financialaid@ie.edu.

4) If you are studying on a blended format program or the IE Brown Executive MBA, your funds will be handled separately as you will not be able to obtain a local residency number and so we can’t open a local bank account for you ahead of arrival.  If you are funding your program with a Sallie Mae loan, and you are studying in a blended format program or the IE Brown Executive MBA, please contact IE Financial Aid for more information at financialaid@ie.edu.

5) Because Sallie Mae loans must be returned to Sallie Mae by the institution if the student does not join the program, and because place reservation payments to IE to secure your place in a specific program and intake are non-refundable, you cannot pay your place reservation with a Sallie Mae loan.  Place reservation payments must be paid with funds other than your Sallie Mae loan.

We use both our own and third-party cookies to enhance our services and to offer you the content that most suits your preferences by analysing your browsing habits. Your continued use of the site means that you accept these cookies. You may change your settings and obtain more information here. Accept