WHY STUDY CORPORATE COMMUNICATION AT IE?
We live in a fast-changing environment where companies are in continuous transformation as they merge, de-merge and new ventures are created. Not to mention that the digital media revolution has created new corporate challenges, forcing companies to reinvent the way they operate. In this landscape, organizations need to: (1) be ready to rapidly adapt to the latest trends; (2) magnify its reputation and brand; (3) create value and cultivate relationships with offline and online stakeholders.
The MCC as your way forward
The Master in Corporate Communication satisfies three main needs of today’s communication industry:
1. UPDATE NEEDS: due to the digital revolution, corporate communication is constantly evolving. With the knowledge acquired in our program, you will learn to implement the latest practices and become critically aware of the need to anticipate future developments in the profession.
- A crisis exploded online and went viral in few hours, how can I prepare my team for next time?
- I have to develop a social media strategy, but how do I start?
2. PROFESSIONAL NEEDS: when a financial crisis takes place, companies tend to cut funds in marketing and communications. By learning in our program how to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), you will be able to show the value added to the company through communication initiatives.
- How can I show the value of my communication and marketing plan?
- How can I measure reputational risks?
3. CAREER SHIFT: your profession might be going through critical times and you might like to reinvent yourself as a corporate communication professional.
- I have passion for communication and corporate social responsibility, how can I make a shift in my career?
10 REASONS TO JOIN THE MASTER IN CORPORATE COMMUNICATION
Excellent faculty: international professors who are working in director positions in the corporate communication field or who are recognized academics.
Incredible experience on campus: thanks to 1) the network you can create in IE clubs and with students from other programs, 2) #IEComm Talks and other IE conferences you will attend, and 3) due to IE’s location in the heart of Madrid.
IE’s international prestige: sealed on your resume thanks to the top global university rankings that IE leads.
Multicultural environment: IE has more than 90 nationalities on campus.
Alumni network: you will be part of the life-long alumni global network comprising over 46,000 former students in more than 100 countries.
IE’s innovative and practical approach to learning: focuses on real-world projects, case studies, multimedia simulators, debates, team projects and the most innovative corporate communication tools used in this industry.
Latest trends in communication: this program has been designed with the help of an Advisory Committee that consists of top international figures from the communication field, ensuring that all the sessions are based on the latest market trends and on the needs of today’s employers.
Business management + communication skills: students will integrate the latest research within the communication field, with managerial and analytical knowledge taught by professors of IE’s top worldwide Business School.
Career Management Center: you will count on the guidance and assistance of IE’s careers professionals.
Bologna-compliant program: you will obtain an official degree certification.
Program Modules and Courses
Increasing corporate value in today’s complex digital world through reputation management and communication with stakeholders
GLOBAL DIGITAL STRATEGIES 20%
Business and Management 29%
Strategic Communication 41%
Business Analytics and Research Methods 10%
TERM 1 – October to December
- Communication Management, Media and Globalization
- Social Media and Community Management
- Digital Communication and New Business Models
TERM 2 – January to April
- Digital Marketing and Advertising Management
TERM 1 – October to December
- Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Team Management
- Careers: Personal Branding and Employability
- Networking in Professional Careers
TERM 2 – January to April
- Careers: Personal Branding and Employability
- Strategic Marketing
TERM 1 – October to December
- Internal Communication and Change Management
- Strategic Sponsoring
- Public Speaking and Communication Abilities
TERM 2 – January to April
- Brand and Reputation Management
- Internal and External Communication
- Issues, Crisis and Stakeholder Management
- Branding and Corporate Identity
- Communication Management and Consulting
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Non- Market Strategies and Public Affairs
- Media Relations and Media Training
TERM 3 – May to July
- Visual Storytelling
- Visual Communication Workshop
TERM 1 – October to December
- Internet Metrics and E-audience Measurement
- Measuring Intangibles and Key Performance Indicators
TERM 2 – January to April
- Research Methods in Communication
TERM 3 – May to July
One final project is selected for an award, which is presented to the winning team by the global public relations leader Weber Shandwick. These are some of the companies in which our students have been working:
Communication and Marketing
Corporate Social Responsibility, Branding and Reputation
Marketing and Communication
Branding, Marketing and Luxury
Communication and Marketing
Brand Repositioning and Reputation Management
Communication and Marketing
New Markets, Industry Reputation, Branding
Communication and Public Affairs
Community, Social Networks, Branding and Reputation Building
Brand and Internal Communication
PR and Communication
Brand, Reputation Management, e-Commerce, Luxury
Corporate Communication and Marketing
Marketing Communication, Branding and Reputation
Branding and Marketing Communication
Corporate Communication and Sponsoring
Sponsoring, Social Networks
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility and Online Communication
Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility
Branding, Experiential Marketing, Storytelling, Advertising
Marketing and Communication
Branding, Marketing Communication, Communication for luxury brands
CEO and Founders
Branding, Sponsoring, Entrepreneurship
Corporate Communication and Business Unit
Advertising, Branding, Marketing Communication
Social Impact Projects (South Africa and Peru)
Students can participate in EMZINGO’s “NextGen Fellowship Program” and work as consultants in the context of Social Impact Projects in South Africa or Peru. Students can substitute the Final Project with this experience. So far students have worked as consultants for social enterprises such as “Play Africa” and “Bean There Coffee Company”, and for an international NGO called “African Leadership Institute”. The projects done with EMZINGO can include activities related to Marketing Communication, Branding, Image and Reputation building, Corporate Social Responsability. *The enrollment in this program depends upon EMZINGO´s selection criteria and implies an additional cost.
After the MCC students completed a survey to see where are they currently working:
- 91% of the MCC stated that they found a job during the first 3 months after graduation: 62% of the class is working in Europe, 10% in North America, 19% in Asia & Middle East, and 10% in Latam.
- 57% of the class that was seeking jobs after graduation got it though IE´s Career Management Center.
- More than 41% of the class works for multinational companies that have more than 500 employees worldwide.
- Their current jobs are in diverse industries, mainly in Communications, Marketing and Consulting.
- Public Relations
- Crisis and Issues Management
- Marketing Communications
- Online Communication
- Public Affairs
- Reputation Management
- External Communication
Sample job Positions:
- Global Reputation Manager
- Risk and Crisis Communication Manager
- Senior Marketing Communication Manager
- New Media Strategist
- Community Manager
- Brand Manager
- Corporate Communication Officer
- Head of Campaign Unit
- Director of Corporate Affairs
- Online Marketing Director
- Head of Public Relations and Media Relations
- Manager of Internal Communications and Change Management
- Social Media Manager
- Professional experience Junior or middle.
- Balanced life Can invest 10 months for education.
- International background 76% of the MCC students at IE are international and more than 24 nationalities are represented in the class.
- Interested in Strong interest in developing their strategic and managerial abilities to work in the dynamic world of corporate communication.
Saskia Kristina Schupp, Germany
Brand Manager, LEGO - Consumer Goods, Toys
The program allowed me to deepen and expand my knowledge in the Brand Management field through its comprehensive and hands-on learning methods.
Valentina Casas Ortiz, Venezuela
Corporate Communication Specialistm Banesco Banco Universal – Banking and Finance
Having a group of people from diverse professional and personal backgrounds with experience in many different countries and areas, who also share a passion for good, effective and transparent corporate communication is a delight.
Hussein Itany, Lebanon
Communication and Digital Media Strategist, UFC Services
I think that doing the Master’s in Corporate Communication at IE is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. It didn't only allow me to grow professionally, but also as a person. The MCC also helped me able to develop a "global citizen" mind-set. I truly believe that even if your future career is not in communication, still doing this master’s would be valid because it adds value that is priceless for every professional who is seeking to be a future leader and global citizen in both the business and social world.
Greg Dost, USA
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting - Strategic Consulting
Above all, the program gave me a better appreciation for how to bring a more academic mindset into my work. In particular, I’ve found myself regularly and directly applying research skills, convention challenging techniques, case study methods, and much more of what I learned with different subjects in the program.
Kyle Fiore, Canada
Strategist Planner, Leo Burnett, Consulting - Marketing/Advertising
The intense and quick-paced environment of the Master in Corporate Communication facilitated my career switch into the world of advertising.
Rosario García Compagni, Spain, MCC 2014-2015
What did I love the most about the Master in Corporate Communication? Well I could start with the diversity of a class with more than 20 nationalities, the opportunity to join the IE community, the dedication of top professionals as our professors... Yet, what most impressed me was the quality of the team that surrounded the MCC experience. They have all helped me find my way in the field of Corporate Communication and, most importantly, they have changed my perspective of how the business world should be.
Ana Carolina Bustamante, Venezuela, MCC 2014-2015
The Master in Corporate Communication has been a great step forward in my career. I had the opportunity to relate and work with people from over 20 nationalities on finding solutions, from a managerial perspective, to complex communication and business related scenarios. The intense teamwork experience allowed me to make great friendships that I am positive will last for a lifetime. This has definitely been one of the best years of my life.
Juliet Essien, Nigeria, MCC 2014-2015
Studying for the Master in Corporate Communication has been one of the most unique educational experiences I have ever had. Starting with the rich and intense curriculum designed for the program; followed by the instructors who were experts in their fields; straight to the impressive talents in my class; I was able to unlock so many potentials that I did not even know that I had. Furthermore, the practical and entrepreneurial strategy used at IE helped me see myself as a ready-to-go brand, with unique benefits, for the world of business.
Explore the portfolio of some of our students
Jade Abecassis, Lola Garralda Monereo, Killian O Keeffe, Alejandra Rojas Bandini, Yamila Schillaci, Theresa Schramm, Alvaro Troyano de Loma-Ossorio
Yamila Schillaci, Dali Akl, Laura Castro, Martha Gomez, Serim Otuzbiroglu
Adriana Joseph, Camille Rieme, José Maria Sabater Toròntegui, Marta Gomez Lainez, Shanshan Fu, Rosa Casoni, Paulo Bischof
Clara Rosales Insausti, Beatriz Prioste Rocha, Anna Frederike Rohr
Jade Abecassis, Shaikhah Alawadhi, Paulo Francisco Bischhof, Gabriela Castillo, Catherine De Fazio, Mariana Gutierrez, Juan Ricardo Perez Escamilla
Jade Abecassis, Shaikhah Alawadhi, Paulo Francisco Bischhof, Gabriela Castillo, Catherine De Fazio, Mariana Gutierrez, Juan Ricardo Perez Escamilla
Martha, Isa, Rosa, Mila, Yash, Camila, Chloe & Serim
IE School of Communication maintains close and enduring relationships with top communication companies and leading corporations and organizations that recognize IE School of Communication’s excellence, demonstrated in the recruitment of our students.
As part of our master programs’ Final Project, students are given an opportunity to apply all the knowledge acquired throughout the master in a real case for a company. Students work in teams under the guidance of IE strategy coaches and they have to act as consultants in order to manage the project.
The IE Learning Methodology
Students are not only the center of our concern ; they are the essence of this program. Through our hands-on teaching approach and our academic standards, they will gain the ability to think differently and become leaders of tomorrow
40% Seminar-style discussions and presentations
20% Role-Playing (debates, client-consulting)
30% Practical and creative workshops and management case studies
Apply what you learn
PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON LEARNING
IE’s innovative learning methodology focuses on active-learning using case studies, multimedia simulations, class debates and team consulting projects with real clients in the corporate communication, visual and digital media fields.
WORLD-CLASS UP-TO-DATE FACULTY
That include full-time academic professors, as well as faculty-practitioners who are working in senior positions in corporate communication, branding, visual/digital media and management.
Designed in conjunction with industry professionals and based on the needs of employers.
SPEAKERS AND EVENTS
Spans all of IE Schools and provides students with a rich source of new ideas and perspectives. Our students can also attend #IEComm Talks organized by IE School of Communication, with top international professionals that work in the Communication, Marketing and Visual/Digital Media industry.
Ph.D. in Communication, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ES). M.A. in Communication, Annenberg School for Communication/University of Pennsylvania (US). Professor of Media Studies at University Rey Juan Carlos I. Other appointments: Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Internet Research Group.
Fernando Bermejo’s research focuses on the study and measurement of audiences, on media events, advertising and new technologies, and on communication theory and cybernetics. As a result of these lines of research, he has published various articles in national and international journals, and is the author of the book The Internet Audience: Constitution and Measurement (Peter Lang, New York) and the editor of On Communicating: Otherness, Meaning, and Information (Routledge: New York). He is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, where he was a Fellow in residence during the 2009-10 academic year. He is also a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences 2 at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and has taught at a number of institutions, including the University of Syracuse (Madrid Center) and the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. Outside of the academic setting, he has served as Research Analyst at CDNOW Inc., and as Senior Analyst at the Internet Research Group.
PSGE Dircom, IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). BA in Business Administration, CUNEF (Spain).
Juan is Head of Brand & Communication at BNP Paribas in Spain since December 2006. He is in charge of the group’s communication strategy in Spain, coordinating media relations, internal communication, public relations, sponsorship, events, marketing, plus corporate and social responsibility. He is a member of the management committee of BNP Paribas in Spain. Prior to this, he has held various Market Relations & Public Affairs positions at BNP Paribas Securities Services, following a number of Sales & Relationship Management and Operations Management roles. Before moving to Paribas in 1997, he had worked for JP Morgan in Spain since 1994. He has also developed his career by participating in numerous conferences and forums on business and communication. At the same time, he has created and participated in various projects regarding alternative pop music on the radio, in magazines and on websites.
Executive MBA, IE Business School. Group Senior Director, Reputation & Innovation, Spain, Portugal and Latin America, Llorente & Cuenca. Previous employers: Burson-Marsteller, JTI (Japan Tobacco International), Ford Motor Company.
International Senior Executive: IE Business School Executive MBA and Oxford University educated, 20+ years of Executive responsibilities in large multinational corporations (tobacco and automotive) and in multinational consultancy, with extensive international exposure and professional experience across European and Latin American markets. Expertise in Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Reputation Management & Stakeholder Engagement, Strategic Communications, Legal & Ethics & Compliance, and General Management.
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (US). M.A., Abilene Christian University (US).
Chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism at Lipscomb University and visiting professor on Research Methods in Corporate Communication at IE School of Communication. He joined Lipscomb from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was Assistant Professor in Public Relations and Director of the Carolina Observatory on Corporate Reputation, both in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Arthur W. Page Society’s Grand Prize Winner, the Andrew Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the Award for Excellence in New Communications. He serves as the Chair of the International Communication Association’s Public Relations division. He serves on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Communication, Corporate Reputation Review, Management Communication Quarterly, Corporate Communication, Public Relations Review, and Journal of Public Relations Research.
Ph.D. ESADE, Executive MBA ESADE, Master in Economics University of Valencia.
Itziar Castelló has been working for more than ten years developing integrated business strategies on sustainability issues. Itziar holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and an Executive MBA from ESADE, a Master’s in International Economics from the College of Europe and a Master’s in Development Economics from the University of Valencia. She has developed her career mainly as a business advisor in positions such as an Internal Strategic Consultant at General Electric, Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Senior Manager at AccountAbility, a sustainability think tank in UK.
Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor at the Carlos III University and a business advisor. Itziar is especially interested in the processes of stakeholder engagement through social media and internet tools. She is currently analyzing how stakeholders, in the form of publics, are becoming empowered by new media and challenging business legitimacy and how businesses are developing not only new communication tools and stakeholder forums, but also new mindsets to collaboratively face the challenge of global issues.
Cortés Alonso, Enrique
MBA IE Business School, BA in Law at ICADE.
Ph.D. Candidate, Complutense University, Madrid. Master’s in Business Administration, MBA, and Master’s in Marketing, MDCM at IE Business School. Bachelor degree in Law at ICADE. Accelerated Development Program, ADP, at London Business School. PDD at IESE. Diploma with distinction in Business Administration at London College of International Business Studies. Program on “Intelligent Organizations” at MIT Sloan Business School. Program on “Strategic Intuition” at Columbia University. Programs on Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at Harvard University. He worked for Barclay’s Bank and Elosúa Group in Spain. He has been an entrepreneur in different sectors. Currently, he is an advisor to several entrepreneurs and CEOs and Managing Partners at Copley Advisors. At the same time he is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at IE Business School.
Ph.D. in Business Economics and Sociology, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Master in Business Economics, University of Fribourg.
Patrick is CEO and Chairman of CCI Cotting Consulting AG, a firm specialized in strategic consulting, connecting and innovating. Previously, he held key positions at Eurosport including Alliances & Partnerships and Director of Marketing & Sales for Central Europe. During his tenure at Eurosport, he had the opportunity to work in media campaigns for companies such as Swatch, UBS, Longines, Nespresso, Procter & Gamble, ING Group, Austrian Airlines, Tommy Hilfiger, and Zurich Financial Services among others. He is a regular invited guest speaker at international marketing, sponsorship and event management conferences, such as the IEG Event Marketing Conference in Chicago (USA), ISPO Munich, Euroforum Köln, Sport.Forum.Schweiz, and Marcus Evans London.
Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and Academic Director of the Master in Visual Media, IE School of Communication. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, he holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA), and a Master’s degree in Communication from McGill University, Montreal (Canada).
He is a Fellow of the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program of the U.S. Social Science Research Council (2000) and has received two top paper awards from the International Communication Association. A book based on his dissertation—about the media activism of the U.S.-based Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)—is under development. Prior to his appointment at IE University, he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota (USA).
Elving, Wim J.L.
Ph.D. Twente University, MA in Social and Organizational Psychology, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
Wim J.L. Elving is Professor in Corporate Communication at the Department of Communication, University of Amsterdam. He is member of ASCoR, Europe’s largest research school in communication. His main research deals with communication during organizational change and corporate communication. He is Editor in Chief of Corporate Communications: An International Journal and published four books (in Dutch), of which the latest (Veranderkunst:The Srt of Change) received positive reviews in the Dutch management community. He has co-authored more than 100 papers in international and Dutch journals and at conferences.
Ph.D. in International Management, International School of Management, France/USA, MBA in Organizational Theory, Columbia Southern University, USA.
He is a contemporary author, researcher and professor, in the field of Economics of Strategy, Complex Systems, Economic Development, and Sustainability. His work has been widely recognized internationally and Mark has been featured as “Professor of the Week” by the Financial Times, for the FT Lexicon, where he authored three terms. He has published eight books, over 25 business cases and several academic articles. His academic work appears regularly on the Academy of Management, as well as in The Economist and Harvard Business Review. Mark is the Founding Director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness; a research think tank affiliated with the MOC network of Prof. Michael Porter at Harvard Business School. He holds Research Fellowships at Ashridge Business School and at the Institute of Competitiveness in India. Mark’s teaching experience includes appointments at Grenoble Ecole de Management, IE Business School, UMass Amherst, Harvard University, and the University of Cambridge, where he also currently serves as Senior Associate for the “University of Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership.”
Professor of Visual Narratives and Representation and Ethics. Dean of IE School of Communication. Ph.D. in Literature, Universidad de Navarra. BA in Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Navarra.
Begoña has been working at IE University since 2000 and is currently the Dean of IE School of Communication. Her research and teaching interests are centered on visual narratives, storytelling and representation, focusing on the aesthetic, cultural, anthropological and ethical dimensions of contemporary screen works, in the areas of contemporary cinema, non-fiction film, art film, advertising, and new audiovisual formats.
Her current research is focused on images as a means of creating thought. She believes in the need to study the ethical and aesthetic implications of audiovisual representations of marginal realities and conflicts. She has published several books and articles and has directed interdisciplinary research projects and graduate dissertation papers. Some of the subjects taught by Prof. González-Cuesta are Visual Narratives, Representing Reality, Audiovisual Language, Storytelling, Texts and Images Analysis, Reading Film and Television, Written Communication, Film History, Constructing Narratives in Documentaries, and Re-creating Reality in Contemporary Film. Prof. González-Cuesta has taught in the Doctoral Program “Culture and Communication for the Information Society.”
Managing director of AchieveGlobal Spain. Associate Professor of Coaching at IE School of Communication.
An accomplished business development professional with 21 years of experience in setting up and leading assessment, consulting and training companies in Poland, Romania, and recently in Spain with AchieveGlobal. He’s led international consulting teams to achieve best in class results in Designing & Implementing and Leadership & Sales Academies for Fortune 100 Companies. More than 150,000 people have been supported by his work. As a seasoned presenter, executive facilitator, and change management designer, he’s supported executive teams to effectively engage top 100 managers in living & modeling company strategy. Specialties: Where John adds value:
- Creator of businesses & ideas that create value.
- Strategic Partner for C-Suite in designing human strategy to support business required outcomes for local and European wide interventions.
- Executive Coach specializing in General Management & Sales Productivity.
- Bridge Builder between different cultures in Europe.
Ph.D. Henley Business School.
Carola is Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at Henley Business School, Academic Director at the John Madejski Centre for Reputation (JMCR) and Post-Graduate Research Director for the School of Marketing and Reputation. Carola’s research aligns the subjects of responsibility, relationships and resilience with human decision-making, behaviors and emotions. She collaborates with faculty in psychology, governance and leadership to develop multidisciplinary, cross-university and international programs related to long-term behavioral change. At the moment, she works towards launching the JMCR’s ‘Changing Behaviors for Good’ Program.
Carola is overseeing a variety of international and large-scale research projects and has, since 2003, advised more than 1,000 managers on conducting applied research projects in their own organizations. Her research has won a number of international awards, including the Keith MacMillan Research Price in 2009, and in 2013 the prestigious Jean Perrien Award for Best Paper in Financial Services in Canada and the Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Paper Award.
Carola is a certified Coach, a licensed NLP Practitioner and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Prior to joining Henley in 2002, Carola was an international market-research consultant based in Frankfurt where her work covered research into psychological innovation and advertisement across a wide range of products and sectors, covering both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. She continues to work as an adviser with a wide range of industries including service companies, energy companies, and consumer goods companies.
Ph.D. in Communication, University of Lugano (CH), Executive MSc in Communication Management, University of Lugano (CH), MSc in Corporate Communication, University of Lugano (CH).
Professor in Corporate Communication at the IE University and IE Business School and Academic Director of the Master in Corporate Communication at the same University. Her current research focuses on how issues of organizational identity, social responsibility, and branding are involved in organizational management and change. Prior to joining IE, she conducted research at the Judge Business School (University of Cambridge) and London School of Economics. She has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Lugano, where she worked as researcher. She is a member of the editorial board of Corporate Reputation Review (Palgrave) and Corporate Communication: An International Journal (Emerald). Recently she published a book and various academic articles on themes such as identity, the management of change, CSR, and branding. Her work has been published in the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Corporate Reputation Review, CCIJ, IJWBR, and others.
MA Royal College of Art.
Michele Jannuzzi graduated with a Master of Arts (with Distinction) degree from the Royal College of Art in 1992. A regular lecturer at various European universities, Michele is also the author of several texts on the subject of design and communication.
In 1993, Michele co-founded the agency Jannuzzi Smith with Richard Smith. From 1992 to 1993 he was a Designer with the agency Lambie-Nairn, London. From 1994 to 2001 he was Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London and from 2001 to 2005 at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano. He was Guest Lecturer at Kingston University, at the Royal College of Art, London, at Università degli studi Federico II, Naples, and at SUPSI, Lugano.
Michele has guest lectured at: Fore Communications, Pittsburgh, 2000; IntApps, Vienna, 2001; Design Network Switzerland Annual Conference, Castagnola, 2001; Workshop Design, Morcone, 2005; Design2context, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich, 2006; Britische Grafik seit 1960, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, 2007; Re-brand, Ringier Group, Locarno, 2010.
Journalist and M.A. in Contemporary History and International Relations, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (ES)
Professor of Media Relations and Media Training in the Unit of Communication and Media at IE University. Since 2010, Mikkel has been working as Communications and Policy Officer in the Danish Embassy in Madrid, where he is in charge of coordinating the embassy’s communications and public diplomacy effort in Spain. Before that he worked for six years as a correspondent in Spain for a Danish daily newspaper, covering also Portugal and Morocco. At the same time, he worked as a stringer for the Danish public radio and TV and as a freelancer for a wide range of other European media. He studied journalism at Roskilde University (DK) and holds an M.A. in Contemporary History and International Relations from the Complutense University in Madrid (ES).
MBA from IE Business School, Degree in English Philology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Ph.D. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Professor of Human Resource Management at IE Business School.
Professor of Teamwork. Laura Maguire has been dedicated to teaching since she started her professional and academic career, first at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid and now at IE. Her commitment to academia is recognized due to the number of publications, papers, both authored and co-authored, and her participation as a plenary speaker for a number of seminars. She completed her studies at Glasgow University, and later on, at the University College of London (UCL). She is also Executive Director, Doctoral Programs, at IE Business School.
MBA, IESE Business School. Bachelor of Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Professor Mayoral is Associate Professor of Human Resources at IE Business School and IE School of Communication. His professional career has focused on all aspects of people development, and the factors that enable people and organizations to be more effective in their personal relationships. After working for four years on several consultancy projects at Accenture, he moved on to head up the Development Area at Agilent Technologies (Hewlett Packard). Daniel has participated in all aspects of organizational development, including the creation of training plans, development of training courses, competencies assessments, mentoring / coaching programs, change management, and online tools development. Having established his own firm, he now focuses on helping both people and organizations in the development of tools and training programs for personal and professional development.
Andrew Peter Wallace McCarthy is a designer, consultant, facilitator, serial entrepreneur, and educator. He studied philosophy, political science, and the history of science and mathematics before becoming a creative director... as one does.
Andrew has worked in his native New York and internationally as an art and creative director in multinationals and advising corporations on creativity, strategy, innovation processes, and design.
He teaches creativity, design thinking, visual communications, and entrepreneurship as an Associate Professor at IE. Andrew is an innovation, design, or user advocacy officer with various companies and advisor to a number of start-ups, encouraging groups and individuals to err on the side of action. Andrew enjoys improv, speaks and moderates at conferences, and his voice has been featured in ads and audiobooks, at his daughters’ bedtimes, and to the startlement of animals great and small.
Kevin has a Ph.D. from Henley. He is the Director of the John Madejski Centre for Reputation and teaches in the MBA program and Henley's flagship Advanced Management Program in areas of Reputation, Responsibility, Teams and Leadership. He also supervises DBA and Ph.D. Research Associates.
Kevin is the Director of The Positive Psychology Forum—an organization that applies advances in psychology to help individuals and organizations improve their performance through a process of reflection on success and failure. Interventions include high-performance coaching, organizational and personal 360 degree feedback and behavioral mapping. Kevin is also a fellow of the Sunningdale Institute and a non-executive director of several organizations, including iSolon and NICRO Trust. Kevin is a Chartered Psychologist, a member of International Association of Business and Society and Academic Board Member of The European Association of Business in Society. He is also a former editor of the Journal of General Management and Manager Update and has acted as a consultant to major companies and voluntary organizations in the UK, USA and South Africa.
BA in Law. MBA from IE Business School. Previous employers: AccesoGroup.
Eduardo Pedreño has worked for 15 years in the fields of corporate communications, digital media, internet, and technology. He was editor of one of the pioneer digital Spanish-language publications, DiarioRed.com. He was founding partner of AccesoGroup in 2000 and developed technology, products and services around journalistic content and Internet services for ten years, the last three as COO of the company. He is currently COO of the software company, Glob3 Mobile.
MSc in Sales and Marketing, EPF Ecole d’Ingénieurs, BA in Industrial Engineering, Comillas Pontifical University.
Partner and Executive General Manager at Territorio Creativo, Social Business Consulting & Agency in Spain. Operations and marketing manager at Internet services companies. Spanish Web 2.0 start-up co-founder and process and organizational change consultant with experience in large multinational re-engineering and IT implementation projects.
Rumschisky Terminiello, Ana
Ph.D. at Universidad Complutense, MBA at IESE, BA in Communication, Journalism and Advertising at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Associate Professor at IE Business School. Previous employers: Kraft Foods, Grupo Cortefiel, Grupo Recoletos.
Ana Rumschisky has wide and varied marketing experience in Spain, having worked in both national and multinational blue chip companies. She has combined this practical experience with an excellent and relevant academic background.
“Marketing,” she says, “is a constantly evolving science, reflecting changes in consumers, society, and technology. These changes offer the marketing professional new challenges and the delight of discovery every day.”
After graduating from the UC, Professor Rumschisky worked with American multinationals initially in the health and beauty aids sector, before switching to the packaged foodstuffs area. In these companies, she had extensive experience working with multicultural teams on pan-European marketing projects. This was followed by a switch to the fashion sector, before entering the world of publishing.
Professor in Public Affairs and Non-Market Strategy. IXMBA, IE Business School. Common and Human Rights Law, University College London. Law, Universität zu Köln.
Associate Professor at IE. Christoph is convinced that the solutions for today’s most urgent global issues like Climate Change and poverty will stem from a more intense interaction of the public and private sector. “It will be here, at the borders between the classical spheres of powers, where engagement and innovation need to flourish to develop new ideas for our societies,” he says. He believes that the global financial crisis is showing drastically that neither the public nor the private sector alone have the knowledge, abilities and power to tackle the fundamental issues challenging societies and markets world-wide.
A German lawyer specialized in International & European Law, he has developed his professional career in international communication companies working on Regulation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Policy. He has developed Public Affairs strategies targeting governments and regulators on a national and international level, but has also defined and implemented engagement programs with civil societies and NGOs. He is convinced that companies in the era of globalization and Internet need to manage public policy strategies in the so-called “non-market environment” coherent with their market strategies and with the same level of professionalism and vigor if they want to succeed. His specific interest is devoted to the area of public policy for the Internet and he is currently engaged in a working group of the United Nations on the future of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). He is currently Director of Public Policy at Telefónica. His past professional experience includes key positions such as Head of Corporate Reputation & Responsibility, and Head of Government Relations & European Regulation for Telefónica O2 in Germany.
BA in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
Brand Strategy Director at FutureBrand Madrid, the Brand consultancy of McCann Worldgroup. Cristina started as a consultant for the Ministry of Finance in 1986, going on to do an MBA at the CEOE, under the European International Exchange Program. The MBA gave her the opportunity to start working in the marketing department of Masterfoods Inc., where she went from Product Brand Manager to Group Brand Manager within six years. After that, she worked as Marketing and Trade Marketing Manager for Yoplait for three years. Since 1999, she has been working at FutureBrand building brand strategies and identities, as well as integrated communication plans for corporate brands such as Telefónica, Acciona, Tavex, Cinfa, Sol Melià, Castilla y León, among others.
Professor in Ethics and Corporate Governance.
Ph.D. in Strategy and Organization, McGill University. MSc in Industrial Technology, University of Piraeus, MBA.
University Lecturer in Strategy at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge, and Director of Management Studies and Fellow of Homerton College. He received his Ph.D. in Strategy and Organization from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and in addition to Cambridge, has held academic posts at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the Rochester Institute for Technology (RIT), in Rochester, NY.
His research interests include the evolution of corporate social responsibility and the management of corporate reputation. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Corporate Reputation Review, Business and Society and Organization Studies. And, is also a member of the Academy of Management, the British Academy of Management, and the International Association of Business and Society (IABS). Stelios has more than twenty articles and book chapters published or forthcoming and a co-authored book on the Evolution of Corporate Corruption.
García Aller, Marta
Professor of Multimedia Reporting and Final Project. MA in Contemporary European Studies at University of Bath, BA in Journalism and BA in Humanities at Universidad Carlos III.
Marta García Aller is a journalist currently working at El Mundo newspaper and Onda Cero radio. Previously, she worked as a business reporter at Actualidad Económica for almost a decade. She has also worked in the Communication Department of the European Commission, more specifically in the Information Society and Media Directorate General in Brussels. She has a Master of Arts in Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Policy and Society from the University of Bath (GB) with a thesis in Pan-European media. Furthermore, she studied two Bachelor of Arts (in Social Sciences and in Journalism) in the University Carlos III de Madrid. She has carried out research on mass society processes and published articles on mass media issues. She has received several journalism awards such as the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award in 2013, Premios Periodísticos Instituto Aviva a la Educación Financiera in 2015 and Journalism AECOC Award in 2013. She has also published two books entitled: La Generación Precaria (Espejo de tinta, 2006), and Siga a ese taxi (Plataforma, 2010).
PhD in Political Science, University of Florence (Italy) MA in International Affairs, “Paul H. Nitze” School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (Washington, DC) BA (cum laude) in Political Science, University of Bologna (Italy)
Michele joined IE University in 2013 where he serves as Adjunct Professor in the School of International Relations. Also, he is Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at John Cabot University, Rome, and Visiting Professor in the “Global Economics and Social Affair Master” co-organized by the University of Ca’ Foscari (Venice) and the ILO (International Labor Organization).
Michele is a specialist in world politics, with a special focus on the relationship between globalization and military security issues. His current research project focuses on NATO and its transformations in the post-bipolar era. A member of the Italian Political Studies Association (SISP for its Italian acronym) and the Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA), from 2010 to 2012 he was appointed Associate Fellow at SAIS-Europe, Johns Hopkins University.
In addition, he is commentator for “Aspenia”, the journal of Italy’s Aspen Institute, and collaborates with Transparency International (IT).
Some of the subjects he teaches: Comparative Politics; European Security Issues after the Cold War; Foreign Policy; Globalized Terrorism; International History; International Relations Theories; Political Economy of Globalization; Politics of Developing Countries.
García-Ramos Ortega, Guillermo
Professor of Visual Communication. Film Direction Studies at New York Film Academy, BA in Law at Universidad Complutense de Madrid
After studying Law at Complutense University, I realized that I love Audiovisual Communication and decided to devote myself to my real vocation: filmmaking. I started by studying script in my hometown and continued my preparation at the New York Film Academy, where I lost the fear of saying: “action!”. Since then, I have investigated and experimented with the cinematographic narrative and all its different formats. I have directed, written and/or produced from feature films to TV commercials. Lately, my career has basically been centered on Corporate Videos and Documentary films with the completion of numerous works for very prestigious Companies and Networks as TVE, MULTICANAL, New Atlantis, and different Associations, Institutions and NGO’S.
CASTAÑO HUERTA, ESTHER
Internal Communication Director at Iberdrola
Esther Castaño has a Degree in Communication Sciences (Journalism) by the University CEU San Pablo and a Degree in Sociology by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). She also has a Master in Commercial Management and Marketing by Escuela Superior de Estudios de Marketing (ESEM) and an Executive Master in Human Resources by the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).
I have always worked in the Communications area, developing my skills in various positions and companies. I started my professional career at the press agency Colpisa and the Radio Station Cadena Cope. Then, I was Project Director in the high-tech area at the PR agency Comunicación Empresarial and Account Supervisor at the PR agency ACH & Asociados. In 1999 I joined Otis Elevator Company (Zardoya Otis) in the communications area and became Communications Director for Southern Europe. In 2003 I started to work at Iberdrola as Internal Communication Director, the position that I currently occupy and that I combine with teaching activities.
At Iberdrola, I am in charge of the internal communication strategies (takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, cultural change, among others).
PhD Candidate in Marketing at IE Business School. Professor of Digital Marketing and Advertising Management.
Abhishek Nayak is a research scholar and a PhD Candidate in the Marketing Department at the IE Business School, Madrid. He is an adjunct faculty at the IE University and is a Visiting Professor at ESERP, UIBS business schools in Madrid and CESA Business School in Colombia. He mainly works in the field of quantitative modeling, consumer analytics (understanding and predicting consumer purchase intentions) and advertising effectiveness during recessions (optimizing resources through effective media allocation).
His current research work involves understanding the digital applications of big data and deriving value for both consumers and organizations. He has also co-authored a book chapter on ‘Mobile Big Data: A New Frontier of Innovation’, which is in the process of publishing. Before pursuing his PhD, he completed his MBA in International Business and Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from India. He has industry experience in the Sales and Business Analytics, domain in the logistics, and the IT industry.
Ph.D. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. MSc University of Fribourg, Switzerland
For more than ten years Michael Etter has been working as scholar and practitioner in the area of strategic communication. With a Master in Communication Sciences and a Ph.D. in Organization Studies he has an interdisciplinary background. His previous experience in teaching includes corporate and marketing communications modules on Bachelor, Master, and Executive Master level. He is currently working as an assistant professor in Corporate and Organizational Communication at Copenhagen Business School. He also owns a communication consultancy and advises organizations regarding strategic communication with a particular focus on digital strategies.
Michael Etter’s research interest lies in the challenges that organizations face in a networked and digitalized communication environment. Hi is particularly interested in the processes of reputation and legitimacy formation and how organizations can strategically leverage new media technologies to participate in these processes. The aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility is therewith prevalent in his academic work that has been published in international communication journals, such as Journal of Management Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, and Corporate Communication: An International Journal, among other journals.
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To be considered for admission, a candidate should provide the following:
- Evidence of completion of a bachelor degree from an accredited university
- One-page CV
- Two letters of recommendation
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- English language certificate for non-native English speakers (Cambridge Proficiency, TOEFL, IELTS, EOI). A certificate is not required if you completed an undergraduate degree in English
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- Application fee 125€ (non-refundable and payable by credit card or cash)
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- Personal interview
- Final decision
FEES AND FUNDING
The tuition for the October 2015 intake of the Master in Corporate Communication is 22,200€. *Please bear in mind that prices are reviewed annually and are subject to change. To reserve a place, prospective students are requested to make a deposit of 5.200€ (4,000€ + 1,200€ contribution to the IE Foundation) that will be deducted from the total tuition fee.
IE Financial Aid Department currently offers a range of scholarships, loan agreements, and other financial aid options to help you fund your studies in the Master in Corporate Communication. We recommend that you apply for financing options as early as possible, as financial resources are limited and competition is high!
In addition to general scholarships, several specific scholarships are available for outstanding candidates:
- Scholarship for Communication Professionals
- Scholarship for Digital and Visual Media Professionals
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