Global MBA+, combining online and face-to-face learning
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. Any given week on the Global MBA+ will start on a Saturday, with two classes given via live videoconference. Then from Monday to Thursday, the following two classes will take place in the form of debate 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.
Classes through the IE Online Campus
These sessions allow both professors and students to transmit audio and video material live via webcam. The videoconference sessions are mandatory and have two time options:
•Saturday mornings from 11AM to 2:30PM local Madrid time
•Saturday afternoons from 4PM to 7:30PM local Madrid time
These sessions will be your weekly face-to-face contact with the professor and your peers outside your regular online group meetings.
From Monday through Thursday the sessions take place via the online forums. As the online campus runs actively 24/7, you can choose the time that best suits your schedule to participate. The number of contributions to each forum is limited to ensure a smooth flow in the communication threads (5 brief entries per participant). The online discussions are moderated by the professors, who guide students' reflections in order to obtain the best possible results for each case.
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 period 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'll establish with your new classmates from your chosen specialization module.