At a Glance
Program Format: Blended (online sessions & face-to-face sessions)
ONLINE SESSIONS – using Interactive Distance Learning Methodology
The methodology is eminently practical and based on teamwork and the case method, key concepts on both IE’s blended and full-time programs. Topics are analyzed through participants’ discussion of real business cases and simulations under the guidance of the professor, who leads and focuses the debate.This methodology helps identify the main problems companies have to deal with, and develops participants’ decision making skills. The interactive distance learning dynamic is based on combining live videoconference sessions and asynchronous discussion forums. This combination ensures the same quality and excellence shared by all IE Business School master programs.
- Asynchronous Online Sessions- Discussion Forum (From Tuesday to Friday using the discussion forums of the Online Campus).
- Synchronous Online Sessions - Videoconferences (On Saturday afternoons (15h30) - Madrid local time) using an application that permits communication in real time between participants and professors using audio and video tools).
FACE-TO-FACE SESSIONS (during the residential weeks in Madrid and London):
- Regular face to face sessions on some subjects
- Academic workshops for developing managing skills (e.g. Teamwork, Employability)
- Finance insights (conferences, company visits)
- World Awareness Seminars (Culture and Society)
Introduction to General Program
Optional, introductory courses in Financial Accounting and Quantitative Methods are available to students on enrollment to the program. They are aimed at students wishing to refresh their basic technical skills in these areas. This courses are in a self-study format and are overseen virtually by an expert tutor.
Students will start the First Module with the two-week residential period in Madrid to attend the Opening Ceremony, and to attend various classes at our Madrid Campus such as Case Method, Campus Online Sessions, Ethics Workshop, World Awareness Seminar.
Topics are analyzed through participants’ discussion of real business cases and simulations under the guidance of the professor, who leads and focuses the debate.
Second Module of the Global Master in Finance will cover more advanced topics of finance, it starts after the residential period in London and ends with the last residential period in Madrid.
The Second Module will focus on more advanced topics of finance such as: Advanced Corporate Finance, Asset Allocation, Portfolio Management, Valuation & Equity Research. This Second Module will start after the residential period in London in May, and students will come back to Madrid in December for the 3rd residential period in Madrid to present final exam, and attend the graduation ceremony together with MBA students and students from many other Masters.