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IE Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Leverage Strategic Alliance with First Student Exchange

27 /02 /2019
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The strategic alliance between IE Business School and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gave its first fruits in the form of a three-day exchange in Frankfurt.

Six IE students traveled to Frankfurt to take part in the second-half of the two-way exchange born of the strategic agreement between IE Business School and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management signed last year.

Students from the Master in Finance, Master in Advanced Finance and Global Master in Finance glimpsed the world of German banking supervision and benefitted from a program that allowed them to blur the lines between the academic and professional worlds, while strengthening relationships with students from both schools.

“I applied to the program because Germany is definitely a potential place for me to work in the future”, said Master in Finance student Javier Garcia Vazquez. “The exchange gave me the opportunity to get a taste of their outlook on the world of finance and the structure of their masters”.

“I applied to the program because Germany is definitely a potential place for me to work in the future.”

During the three days, students attended two academic lectures by professor of Finance at the Frankfurt School Sascha Steffen, and Dr. Sebastian Irle, risk management professional at Bundesbank. Topics ranged from quantitative analysis to the review of the BASEL 123 accord, including a practical case study which required they solve a Leveraged Buyout case with Citigroup.

“The sessions complemented what we learn here at IE. We excel in technology, Fintech and Corporate Finance. And they are pretty good in risk management. I think this is fundamental to fulfill your goal of becoming a well-rounded finance professional,” said Master in Finance student Fabio Estévez Caldas.

Visits to the Commerce Bank tower and the headquarters of the European Central Bank heightened the students’ professional integration, exposing them to a new increasingly important financial market.

The three days in Frankfurt represented the second part of the first exchange between the two schools, which started at the end of January when students from the Frankfurt School visited IE in Madrid.

“The most interesting part was connecting with different students from a different university, this gave us a great networking opportunity and allowed us to expand our international exposure even more, it was and is an exceptional opportunity,” said Master in Finance student Hady Jawad Eid.