Head of Evaluation & Strategy, Enertrag AG, Germany
Class of 2013
The program is aimed at executive professionals with a minimum of 5 years work experience in the world of finance or related field. The program is offered in the blended format with three residential periods in Madrid-London-Madrid. This unique methodology allows participants to obtain a Master degree while staying at work.
Designed through the awarded IE Blended Methodology, the Global Master in Finance combines 3 face-to-face periods with online interactive distance learning periods, with asynchronous online sessions and live interactive videoconferences. This new generation of blended education has been recognized as the best in the world by the FT for IE´s Global MBA in 2014 & 2015.
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Apart from live videoconference that take place every Saturday at 16.00 and 18.00. During the week, students participate in asynchronous forum sessions according to their time zone. Participants connect to the Virtual Campus in order to access the 24/7 forums. This allows students to make their written contributions at whatever hour best fits their schedule.
One of the highlights of the program is the optional trips to New York (limited places). Students have the opportunities to visit top companies in the financial industries in NYC and meet top strategists and experts through seminars and talks. In addition, the trip to Ghana will allow students to have a life-changing experience in Ghana as part of the Microfinance project (Financiers without Borders) and will be able to apply their knowledge in finance to a real life case.
This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of IE Business School. More Information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.
*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both Official University Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), which are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
IE Business School is accredited by the following international accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS.
IE’s blended methodology allows participants to interact with classmates and professors from any part of the world, without interrupting their professional lives.
The program combines face-to-face periods with online interactive learning periods. The online interactive learning periods take place when students get back to their countries.
The methodology is eminently practical and based on teamwork and the case method. 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.
IE’s virtual campus is the principal tool used by students and professors, and is the basic web platform which supports all of the program’s online activities. Every student has their own personal access codes to allow them to use the campus whenever they wish. Once logged in, students have access to forums focused on the subjects they are currently studying. In addition to this, students can make use of private forums for group work, and the virtual café, a space where all class members can discuss any topics of interest.
A live videoconference takes place every Saturday from 15:30 – 17:00 (Madrid time). These sessions allow students and professors to have live interaction via video and audio connections (using webconference platforms provided by IE). Each session lasts 90 minutes and attendance is mandatory. This format allows class members to maintain weekly face-to-face contact with professors and fellow participants. Sessions consist of a mixture of case discussions, group presentations, and lectures.
Between Monday & Thursday, students participate in sessions which take place on the discussion forums. Participants connect to the Virtual Campus in order to access the forums, which are active 24/7. This allows students to make their written contributions at whatever hour best fits their schedule. The number of interventions per student is limited to 5 short contributions in order to encourage a fluid debate.
Head of Evaluation & Strategy, Enertrag AG, Germany
Class of 2013
IE’s Global Master in Finance gave me a great opportunity to cover a wide range of different finance areas from Behavioural Finance to Portfolio Management and Islamic Finance. The blended format combines residential periods – which is very important to get to know better your class mates – with online classes – which permits you to continue my current job position while studying at the same time.
Chief Financial Officer, CREDIQ
Global Master in Finance 2015
The program’s strength lies in its focus on enhancing students’ intellectual and interpersonal skills through academic excellence and numerous options to expose students to real-world experiences and leadership opportunities. IE has world-class professors whose focus and structure (blended) is aligned with my current needs. Furthermore, IE’s focus on a collaborative culture and community will provide me a strong network of like-minded “next-generation” leaders. .
The Master in Finance has been consistently ranked in the top 8 by the Financial Times´ Global Masters in Finance rankings in the past four years. It is also ranked No.1 worldwide by eFinancialCareers, a ranking that measures the number of students who got jobs in top investment banks.
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