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IE Financial Aid’s ample funding options make sure IE’s schools are able to enrol the most competitive, high potential candidates possible.  In a recent article published in the National (see exert below), his process of coming to IE is explained.  A link to the full story is also available below.
“The 26-year-old real estate manager for the Al Habtoor Group from Chicago approached Peter Davos after first meeting him through friends. He asked him for help in deciding where to study for a master’s of business administration.
After being accepted into IE Business School, Mr Johnson wanted to apply for competitive scholarship funding to help mitigate the cost of the MBA…”
See the full story here.
Oct is an initiative to highlight or simply provide information about scholarships available across the Globe. This “scholarship integrator” updates their website on regular basis and all types of scholarship and finanacial aid information is posted for the covenience interested site users. The scholarships are categorized in Government, NGO’s / Trusts and Corporate Scholarships. They are also categorized according to the level of education such as Undergraduate, Postgradute, PHD / Doctorate, Post Doctoral Scholarships and Research Scholarships.

IE Financial Aid does not guarantee the quality or accuracy of the information, but does think it is worth checking out for potential funding support, for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at IE.


Loan terms available through the US Federal Student Loan program are becoming less attractive, and origination fees for both Stafford and Federal Plus loans are on the rise.  BusinessWeek writer Alison Damast writes:

“Incoming first-year MBA students and second-year MBA students typically spend July trying to finalize how they’ll be paying for school in the fall. This summer they’ll be in for a rude shock as they calculate how the recent raft of changes to the federal loan programs will affect their student loan payments…”

To see the full article, click here.


The Science Without Borders mobility program, of the Government of Brazil, provides funding for priority areas of study, for students who want to study abroad.  While most areas are quite technical, two of the areas that could apply to IE master programs specifally include:

–  Biotechnology: GMBA+/EXMBA+ Specialization in Biotechnology
–  Prevention and Mitigation Technologies for Natural Disasters: Master in Environmental Management

The full listing of priority areas (in Brazilian) click here.

According to the Science Without Borders web site: “The mobility program proposed aims to launch the seeds of what could revolutionize the R&D system, the Brazilian students and researchers exposed to an environment of high competitiveness and entrepreneurship.”


Ven a aprender más sobre las opciones de financiación para dos de los programas más popular del IE, el Global MBA+ y el Executive MBA+, este sábado, 16 de junio.  En el evento no solo podrás informarme sobre las vías de financiación especificamente disponibles para ambos programas, pero también habrá charlas de gran interés.

Para ver la agenda del evento por clikeando aquí.

Si te animas a asistir, esribir a para confirmar tu asistencia.

Nos vemos allí!


Recently during a market development trip to Ukraine, we met with several high potential candidates to discuss their profiles, motivations in choosing IE Business School and how they planned to fund their studies.  We met with 17 candidates in total, and most of the candidates we met with were very well prepared, and had a very clear financial plan in place.

As part of our activities in Ukraine we worked with MBA Strategy, a local firm that focuses on helping top candidates join elite international schools, to interact with top candidates in Kiev.  We also recorded an interview with them, and it’s now available on YouTube.  To see the video, click here.


As part of a recent IE trip to the UK, the Director of Financial Aid for IE met with BusinessBecause reporter Kate Jillings (see profile here) to talk about the investment that an MBA from an elite school is, and how to go about financing it.

“In the third in our series of ‘Meet the Team’ we go behind-the-scenes with an experienced Financial Aid director to understand what role funding plays in the MBA admissions process. An MBA from a top school, says Joel, is in some ways like a “luxury product experience” and it’s definitely a long-term investment in the future – but what assistance does IE Business School provide to help finance this investment?…”

To see the full interview, click here.


In a recent interview with First Financial Daily, both Julian Trigo – Director of Admissions at IE Business School, and Joël McConnell – Director of Financial Aid at IE, talked about evolving patterns in applicaitons for MBA programs offered by top European business schools.  In the article the effect of the financial situation in Europe on MBA applications is discussed, and the new realities applicants are facing, with regards to program funding, are also discussed.




For the full version of the mandarin-language article, see:


Chinese women are now leading the way, with regards to completing their master studies outside China, at the world’s top institutions (see the recent BusinessWeek article on the subject here) and many of these top candidates need financial assistance to access top master degree programs.  While IE has been active in China for many years, and we also have a representative office in Shanghai (contact: china @, we are actively supporting top candidates via Financial Aid as well.

To learn more about the awards, see here.  Keep in mind that to apply for these awards you must have previously been admitted to a qualifying master program.

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