Archive for July/2011


IE Business School has joined Forté Foundation, a consortium of leading multinational corporations, top business schools in the U.S. and abroad, as well as the Graduate Management Admission Councilâ.  The Forté Foundation is the leading organization that provides a national infrastructure for college students, business school women, and working professionals to access the “real world” information, scholarship opportunities, and essential networking connections they need to succeed in business careers.

In joining the consortium, IE Business School will participate in the Forté Fellows Program, enabling three exceptional female candidates per year to join an IE Master program with a grant and receive special leadership mentoring during and after the program.  In addition, IE Business School will participate in a variety of Forté hosted recruiting activities, have access to the foundation’s international database, and collaborate on career placement and best practice activities.

“As the only partner school from Spain, IE Business School is proud to join Forté Foundation in the effort to boost women in business leadership roles,” says Professor Celia De Anca, Director of IE’s Center for Diversity in Global Management.  “Diversity is essential to the success, sustainability, and continued innovation in business, and this includes equal representation of women throughout – from the MBA classroom to the boardroom.”

Forté Foundation enables its corporate and business school sponsors to effectively reach, recruit and retain top female talent. Forté’s agenda to reach college-aged women, MBA candidates, and MBA alumnae will build on its founding commitment to increase the number of women in the early business pipeline, and will create partnerships with academic and advocacy groups, as well as its own sponsors, to attract and retain women in business careers.

“Forté Foundation welcomes these leading MBA programs, who, through a competitive process, have demonstrated their proven leadership in educating women in business,” said Elissa Sangster, Executive Director of Forté Foundation. “We’re looking forward to a fruitful partnership as we make an even greater impact over the next decade by expanding our outreach and aligning with their global and diverse networks and alumnae connections.”

When Forté Foundation was founded in 2001 it set out to direct women through educational gateways and into business leadership positions.  Ten years later, Forté has built an online community of over 60,000 women, reached thousands of MBA prospects through its Forté Forums educating women on the value of an MBA, supported over 750 MBA candidates with nearly $30 million in scholarships through the Forté Fellows program, driven the corporate recruiting dialogue through Corporate Best Practices Summit and Network of Women’s Networks events, and provided hundreds of MBA women at Forté sponsor schools with professional development workshops through its annual MBA Women’s Conference and Company Expo.

See the official release here.


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.

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Although the prize winner won’t be decided until November 2011, at the Architecture of the Year Awards in London, one top UK graduate architect will be selected for a full scholarship towards the Master in Architectural Management and Design course (more information on the program here). The scholarship, as well as a new program for 16 architects from 10 different countries and IE School of Architecture and Design were all promoted in a recent article published in Building Design BD (see the full BD article on page 17 here).

Offered in February of every academic year, the Master in Architectural Management and Design is aimed to bridge the gap between advanced design and the business management facet in the architectural field. The innovative and pioneering profile of this master course lies in the combination of IE’s entrepreneurial spirit and business expertise in conjunction with the design approach of IE School of Architecture and Design.

Interested applicants who are not invited to the  Architecture of the Year Awards this coming November in London can still access other shcolarships as well, via IE Financial Aid.  If you are an admitted candidate to the course, then think about applying for the Scholarship for The Entrepreneurial Architect award for example, via the Online Financial Aid Application Form (click here to access the form).


Entendemos que ahora quieras valorar tus inversiones y emplear tus recursos de forma inteligente. Con el objeto de apoyar a los mejores candidatos del Executive Master en Dirección Financiera de la convocatoria de Octubre 2011, la Fundación IE ofrece un número limitado de ayudas.

Las Becas para Directivos de Finanzas consisten en 10 becas de entre el 15% y el 30% de la matrícula (4.350€ y 8.700€) que serán concedidas a aquellos candidatos admitidos en el programa por el 22 de julio de 2011. Estas becas son compatibles con los créditos a disposición de nuestros alumnos, ofrecidos por socios financieros como Banco Sabadell, Bankia y Banca March.

Conseguir una beca disminuirá la cantidad que deberás invertir para financiar tu formación en IE y con ello agilizar el retorno que estás buscando. Si tienes pensado financiar una parte de tus estudios mediante préstamos, ten en cuenta que los créditos ofrecidos cubrirían tu matrícula con tipos tan bajos como Euribor+0,50% a pagar en hasta 10 años.

¿Qué tengo que hacer para aprovechar esta oportunidad?

Debes estar admitido en el programa, con lo que si no lo has hecho ya, realiza tu proceso de admisión con premura comenzando con la cumplimentación de la solicitud online. Para más información sobre el programa visita la página web

Una vez recibida la admisión, el siguiente paso es solicitar la beca a través de la solicitud online de Ayuda Financiera:

Los candidatos admitidos en el programa que hayan solicitado la beca antes del 27 de julio, recibirán la notificación de la beca el 29 de julio, así que los seleccionados se podrán ir de vacaciones con el tema resuelto.


If you are a German national with admissions to an IE master program, you should contact Deutsche Bildung, a potential source of funding for German nationals who plan to come to IE for study.  And they don’t just provide loans, they also provide extracurricular development.

Financial Support: Loans Repayable After Graduation

Monthly payments of up to 1.000€ for the duration of the program, and there is also the option of having a single payment when a formal request is made by the student and approved by Deutsche Bildung.  Single payments are for expenses such as semester tuition fees and laptops for example.

After graduation students pay back their loans on an income-linked basis over a defined period.

Extracurricular Support: Coaching and Support

Students who receive financial support from Deutche Bildung also receive extracurricular support to ensure they are successful students during the program, and that they go on to become successful professionals upon graduation.  Some of the extracurricular activities are general and compulsory for all aid recipients, while other are specificialy designed for the individual candidate.

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