Executive MBA_Blended study format
Our learning experience
IE's Blended methodology is characterized by its eminent practicality, based on the case method and on team work. The topics in each subject are based on real cases and analyzed and discussed by students in forums and videoconferences under the guidance of the professor. Frequent, almost daily contact between students is fundamental. The technology we use allows us to replicate the methodologies of on-site classes and to enjoy the same experience as you would in an on-site class. The program includes two live videoconferences per months on Saturday, from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM Local time Madrid. Then from Monday to Thursday the program continues through the discussion forums, and you decide when to make your contributions to the discussion at the time that suits you best, as the Online Campus runs actively 24/7.A Blended experience
Forums and videoconferences
Forums are active 24 hours and the number of contributions to each forum is limited. The fact that it is a written debate invites a high level of reflection and analysis. The professor plays a key role directing, making reflections and offering guidance in order to obtain the best possible results for each case. The program includes 2 videoconference classes per month on Saturday, from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm (local Madrid time). These classes feature guest speakers, presentations or in depth analisis.
The program begins in Madrid. This is the time to get to know your fellow course members, those with whom you will work together to prepare cases and share class discussions. It will promote strong ties between students, enabling them to successfully develop their team work skills during the online periods. Then, just before a month of vacations begins, another week in Madrid provides a new turning point, the perfect moment to meet again, to change to a new study group and to strengthen all the bonds created so far.
Expand your network
During online periods…
An essential part of any MBA is to establish a solid network of social and business contacts. The combination of team work, videoconferences, and debates guarantees close, almost daily contact, between students. The flexibility of the online format means that you are able to be part of a class who's students are located all around the world. It's a place where professionals of different nationalities, residing in their own countries or developing international careers in the most diverse locations come together to share an experience that will impact and change their lives forever.
… and face-to-face study
The face-to-face periods in Madrid, coupled with the Global Immersion Week in an international destination, provides new opportunities to strengthen the contacts you have made up until now. During these periods, you will mix with students from the Spanish track of the program, whom you will get to know during extracurricular leisure time. This however is not the last opportunity to expand your network beyond the confines of your class, as you will also get to add the network you will establish with your new classmates from your chosen specialization module.