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Date Publisher Press Item

6/6/14

Brown University

IE Brown executive MBA students graduate, alumni meet
Madrid, Spain (IE Business School) and Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Brown University)

June 6, 2014 | Media Contacts: Courtney Coehlo courtney.coehlo@brown.edu (401-863-7287) and Kerry Parke, IE Business School kerry.parke@ie.edu +34 616 392 358

IE Brown Executive MBA Class of 2014

The third class of the IE Brown Executive MBA students celebrated graduation at IE Business School in Segovia, Spain today in a ceremony that featured remarks by Joseph Meisel, Deputy Provost at Brown University, and Santiago Iňiguez, IE University President and Dean of the IE Business School. Sprinting to the finish of their 15-month program, 25 executives from around the world attended classes and wrote exams during their final session May 26 to June 5 at IE Business School. Recent classes included Advanced Financial Management, IT and Innovation Strategy, Non-market Strategy and others taught by IE faculty, and Illicit Globalization taught by Peter Andreas, associate director of the Watson Institute at Brown University.

Brown professor Angus Kingon and IE professor Cristina Simón, academic directors of the IE Brown EMBA program, presented the diplomas to these newly-minted MBA graduates in the inspiring 15th century Convent of Santa Crus La Real at the heart of the IE University campus. Adding to their global experience, this cohort was the first IE Brown class to complete an experiential learning session in Cape Town, South Africa were they engaged with local entrepreneurs in investment, financial services, retail, healthcare, and the arts. 

This graduating class ranges in age from 30 to 40 years, is 30% female, and averages 13 years of professional experience. They reside in 13 countries and are citizens of 16. These highly accomplished professionals come from 10 industry sectors, including high tech and telecommunications; manufacturing; legal; advertising, entertainment and media; financial services and consulting; energy and mining; and the public sector. 

On June 7, these new IE Brown graduates will join colleagues at the inaugural alumni reunion.  In addition to the fun of getting together, these alumni will attend Positive Leadership workshops facilitated by IE professor Lee Newman, and a Creativity Lab hosted by Brown professor Ian Gonsher at the Prado, Spain’s national museum of art. Gonsher will focus on the art of training ourselves to look – deeply and with intention – to find opportunities where others may not see them. With these activities, the IE Brown alumni continue to build advantage established in the IE Brown EMBA program as they integrate management sciences and the liberal arts. 

The IE Brown Executive MBA program was established in 2011 as a unique MBA program focused on enhancing the understanding of the historic, social and political context for enterprise success. Students engage with faculty in residence at both institutions and continue their studies online. Three cohorts have graduated from the program and join the global network of 500,000 IE and Brown alumni.
 
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Brown University and IE Business School
Founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, School of Professional Studies, and School of Public Health. Brown is a leading research university that maintains a commitment to exceptional instruction. Its vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Students come to Brown in Providence, Rhode Island, from all 50 US states and more than 100 countries.

IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world. Founded in 1973 as an independent, post-graduate institution, IE has earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial school offering a range of management programs in undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies, MBA and executive education. IE has transformed management education with practice-oriented programs, by incorporating the humanities into business education, and using blended learning that combines online and face-to-face interaction. More than 40,000 IE alumni hold management positions in 125 countries.


5/27/14

Providence Business News

Brown, IE Business School now to offer joint business degree

Brown University has decided to offer a joint master’s degree in business administration through its joint program with the IE Business School in Madrid.

5/23/14

Bloomberg Businessweek

Brown University Gets Into the MBA Game

Brown University's governing body voted Friday to begin issuing a master's in business administration for the first time in its history, carving out a decisive, if small, claim to the business school landscape.

3/6/14

Brown University

Brown goes beyond business
March 5, 2014  |  Media Contact: Courtney Coelho, 401-863-7287

Brown University welcomes 20 global executives to the IE Brown Executive MBA program on March 9 - 21, 2014 for a unique program that goes beyond business and prepares a new type of executive for the challenges of today's dynamic market. During this 15-month program of residential and online learning, these executives will combine management science with the liberal arts and humanities at Brown, at the IE Business School in Madrid, and on a global experience in Cape Town, South Africa.

Providence, R.I. (Brown University)
From among all the MBA programs offered in the US and abroad, 20 fast-track business leaders will build their competitive edge with an IE Brown Executive MBA. These executives, from 12 different industries and 14 countries, are the fourth cohort to enroll in this innovative program offered by top-ranked IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, and Brown University. When they arrive on March 9 for their first residential session at Brown, they will be ready to tackle a challenging curriculum of management science, liberal arts, and humanities.

This new cohort of students averages 14 years of work experience and 37 years of age with a range in age from 31-56 years. Like the three IE Brown EMBA classes before them, 33% are women and all are eager to push their thinking in this program by going beyond the boundaries of a traditional MBA. By integrating innovative management science with the human sciences of liberal arts and humanities, the IE Brown EMBA is a platform for business leaders to hone their skills and to explore the increasingly complex economic, social, and political forces shaping our world. Graduates become leaders and entrepreneurs who do not shy away from the difficult questions, and change agents in their organizations, industries, and communities.

"We are looking forward to welcoming the IE Brown students," said Angus Kingon, Academic Director of this program at Brown, and Professor of Engineering. "I'm impressed with the diverse perspectives and energy these executives bring to campus. They will get right to work, coalesce as a learning community, and go after the tough challenges together. Best of all, they will form a powerful network and become a lifelong resource for each other."

During the 15-month program, these students meet for two residential sessions each at Brown and IE, and tackle a complex and real problem in their global experience in Cape Town, South Africa. When not face-to-face, they learn online in a business-friendly format that respects the demands on their time, and allows them to continue working while earning this degree. By gaining new knowledge, perfecting their managerial skills, and becoming more responsive to the global context of their work, these students emerge as highly effective business leaders.

This new class will graduate sooner than they imagine. With an MBA from IE, they become alumni of Brown as well and, like those before them, they will have an impact at Brown and beyond. Recent IE Brown alumni are creating companies, hiring their classmates, and creating internships and other opportunities for Brown undergraduates. IE and Brown welcome these students who are ready to make a difference.

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Brown University and IE Business School
Founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA. Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Its vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Students come to Brown in Providence, Rhode Island, from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.


IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world. Founded in 1973 as an independent, post-graduate institution, IE has earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial school offering a range of management programs in undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies, MBA and executive education. IE has transformed management education with practice-oriented programs, incorporation of the humanities into business education, and use of blended learning that combines online and face-to-face interaction. More than 40,000 IE alumni hold management positions in 125 countries.