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Master in Finance Final Projects Reap Accolades
Master in Finance students bring real-world know-how to their final projects.
Industry insiders praised IE Business School’s Master in Finance students’ final projects as professional-grade material, with projects addressing issues like digital assets, solar power plants, and microfinancing.
“The project approached the level of an institutional standard, which is quite an accomplishment at the graduate student level. The team was a pleasure to work with and put in tremendous effort and attention to detail,” MIF alum Matt Buchholz, Co-founder and Managing Director of Pliris Wealth, who helped mentor one of the projects.
Marco Trombetta, who tutored a group working on a microfinance in Ghana project, commended the students’ ability to grasp the intricacies of the issue without being able to travel to Ghana.
27 Jul 2021IE Community, Programs, The School
Bringing women to forefront: Valentina Llinas’ path to success
For Valentina Llinas, experiencing the world through work has always been a priority. Being part of a large family whose nomadic lifestyle took them ...
12 Jul 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders
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Transformational leaders: International MBA 50th intake
For over 50 intakes, IE Business School’s International MBA has transformed its students into industry leaders and future-forward thinkers. In celebration of the program’s 50th intake, we’re honoring our outstanding alumni through a series of articles showcasing their incredible accomplishments over the years—and how the International MBA has played a role in their success today.
We invite you to read the alumni stories below, and for more information about the International MBA, click here.
Udochuku Richson: A passion that knows no limits
Udochuku “Udo” Richson is one of those people who never slows down. The Austrian-born International MBA graduate has been recognized time and time again for his achievements, from earning a talent scholarship to IE Business School for his skills as a musician and national rugby player, to working on the development of a breakthrough research project. It’s clear that Udo’s ambitions are both eclectic and far-reaching.
Udo’s talent, however, isn’t confined to hard sciences. After his ten-year stint playing rugby, an unfortunately-timed injury took him out of the team just before the final game of the season—but he was not to be deterred. From the sidelines, he brewed up the idea for a nonprofit: a program for the social integration of young refugees through rugby. The program, dubbed Rugby Opens Borders, helped children who were seeking asylum in Austria to meet locals, learn the language and have fun along the way.
For Udo, this opportunity to step outside of his comfort zone and act for the greater good was well worth it. What’s more, the importance of sport in bringing people together is something Udo is very passionate about.
“Sport [can] help with a lot, like getting stabilized and really having more social interactions—and of course, leveraging opportunities like learning a [new] language. [Meeting] people that can help you find your spot in a new country is [vital].”
19 Jul 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders
Transcending borders: Estela Ping Ye overcomes cultural differences
Hailing from China, Estela Ping Ye acquired a desire early on to explore the world around her. Growing up, she learned Spanish at school, which ...
05 Jul 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders
Working toward sustainability: Dale Hobson’s mission to take risks
Dale Hobson works in an industry that infuses all aspects of our lives, from the beverages we drink to the perfume we wear and the candles we burn.
28 Jun 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders
Setting her sails: How Emma Heslop’s love for the sea shaped her career
They say that the key to great work is being passionate about what you do. In Emma Heslop’s case, her inherent love for nature has served as a ...
21 Jun 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders
Driving change: Sebastian Mackensen’s road to success
Originally from Germany, Sebastian Mackensen’s two-decade career in the automotive sector, working for brands like Porsche, Audi and BMW, has ...
14 Jun 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders