Archive for November/2011


IE’s Moscow Office Director, Ms. Irina Polovneva, is currently leading IE Business School’s collaboration with the organizers of the Changellenge Competition (, scheduled to take place since November 20th with the final on December 12th. Ms. Polovneva says that “IE’s collaboration on this project means we’ll meet some of Russia’s best and brightest future leaders, and so it’s a great chance to meet potential students for IE Business School’s Master in International Management program.”

IE Business School will be participating in the Changellenge Competition in several ways. In addition to Dr. David Bach’s Master Class on Strategy Beyond the Market, IE Business School will be meeting with semi-finalists and top contestants at invite-only events to learn more about their professional objectives and their potential to come to IE Business School for master-level study. As part of IE’s commitment to the Changellenge Competition, two candidates who’ve managed to show top results throughout the competition and who’ve obtained admissions to IE Business School, will be awarded a sizeable scholarship. There is one scholarship of 30% of tuition fees, and a second of 50% of tuition fees.

Competition contestants who will be participating in the Changellenge Competition and who wish to be considered for one of the scholarships, must have submitted to their admissions application to IE Business School no later than 10 March, 2011. For support on applying to IE, contact IE’s Moscow Office via email at

We wish all Changellenge Competition contestants the best of luck.


A recent article in the Financial Times talks about the importance of helping women reach the C-suite, and eventually the Executive Board.  The author, Forté Foundation Executive Director Elissa Sangster writes:

“A number of things could be done to influence these various inflection points in a woman’s pre-MBA career path: educating and motivating women to pursue internships and majors beyond liberal arts, educating campus advisers to relay the value of an MBA to women, and steering women to resources to help them plan their college experience to better prepare for career success. Companies and organisations could offer financial incentives and support to women to relocate with their family, or significant other, to pursue a full-time MBA.”

With respect to providing financial incentives, IE Business School is now providing 3 annual scholarships for top women candidates who obtain admissions to IE Business School’s MBA or Master in Management programs.

To read the full Financial Times article, click here.

To learn about the IE Business School scholarships offered through our partnership with Forté Foundation, see the Financial Aid web site ( or the related blog entry by clicking here.

In addition to scholarships and student loan offers available directly from IE Business School, we also have several support and leadership development networks managed through our IE Center for Global Diversity in Management.  To see our brochure that details several of our women-focused initiatives click here.


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:


Recently, Nigerian daily The Nation featured a story on IE’s scholarship program with the Foundation for African Leadership in Business (ALB) which put a face to the award recipients in 2011:

“To say that the continent of Africa is richly endowed with human and material resources is not in doubt…. The 2011 fellowship recipients, Andrew Tarawali from Sierra Leone and Funmilayo Odushola from Nigeria, received a total of 114,000 Euros towards their tuition to study at the prestigious IE Business School in Europe…”

See the full news article in The Nation by clicking here.

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