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Bachelor in Business Administration Specialization Programs
If you feel prepared to choose a specialization program in year one, then you can start diving deeper into the area of your preference in the first semester through specific activities, personalized career guidance, seminars, and more. You can also delay your choice up until the end of your first year or even your second year. By then, you will have to decide either if you wish to pursue a specialization program in finance, entrepreneurship, or technology, or if you would rather continue with the broader curriculum of the BBA in which case you will pursue a specialization program in general management.
BBA IN FINANCE
Master financial strategy and become a game-changer in Business
In our increasingly globalized and digitalized business world, top executives must know how to implement financially sound business solutions using efficient and tech-forward methods. The Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance will equip you with all the knowledge and skills needed to become a cutting-edge business professional with sharp finance skills to work across borders and drive business growth under any circumstance.
This highly practical program is aimed at ambitious individuals seeking to become disruptive innovators in the corporate world. You will master your managerial, accounting, statistical and math skills, while harnessing the power of financial analysis to succeed in today’s ever-changing business economy. After gaining an understanding of how money is raised and invested, you will learn how to make corporate investments and implement sound financial strategies, all while increasing your business acumen. This holistic view of business and finance will allow you to make informed decisions compatible with the upward growth of any business or organization. By the end of the program, you will have mastered this business knowledge and theory, while also gaining the hands-on tools to help any company stand out from the competition.
IS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE…
Analytically driven, dynamic and ambitious, with a tactical mindset that enables them to solve global business and financial problems.
A comprehensive, international program that will equip you with cutting-edge business and financial insights, as well as the skills and tools to stand out in today’s increasingly competitive sector.
TO BECOME A…
• Investment Banker
• Management Accountant
• Corporate Finance Associate
• Financial Analyst
• Merger and Acquisitions Associate
• Quantitative Analyst
MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS
Accelerate your professional growth
The business world offers a huge number of opportunities—especially when it comes to financial professionals. The U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job openings for financial managers will grow 16 percent between 2018 and 2028, and those with expertise in accounting and financing will be equally sought-after. What’s more, jobs in finance and accounting are among the best paid worldwide, in particular investment banking, financial advising and trading. This degree will give you the competitive edge you need to stand out in a broad, diverse, and ever-expanding sector. After completing the program, you will benefit from a prestigious title that provides an open door to a high salary and unparalleled growth opportunities.
Broaden Your Horizons
Studying a Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance presents you with interesting opportunities to learn about business models and financial markets while also developing new, transferable skills. With such highly in-demand knowledge and advanced problem-solving abilities, you will unlock a world of exciting career opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries including banking, insurance, and real estate. Finance is a huge, and growing sector—and it extends far beyond Wall Street. The financial services sector is one of the most, if not the most, important industry in many developed countries across the globe. The possibilities are vast and there are many paths you can follow depending on what you are most interested in, from banking and financial advising to accountancy and stockbroking. Throughout this program, you will master the fundamentals of finance and develop all the tools you need to kickstart a meaningful career in which you can add value to people’s lives and provide services necessary to the daily functioning of economies.
An immersive educational experience
The Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance has been specially designed by IE Business School to prepare students for success in today’s business world. Thanks to our cutting-edge approach that mirrors market trends, IE University is recognized worldwide for its top-quality teaching, work-class faculty and dynamic student base. The sector-specific material is brought to life by a frontline faculty, our professors are leaders in investment banking, private equity, and capital markets. Guided by these industry experts, and with access to exclusive networking events, workshops, placements and talks, you will be able to build the skills, knowledge and mindsets to drive ongoing professional success.
Unlock unparalleled networking opportunities
Immersed in such an innovative environment, you will have incredible opportunities to kick-start your professional network—a key aspect of any successful business or finance career. With access to our world-class faculty of industry game-changers and a broader network of international contacts, you will find firm footing in a volatile job market. During the program, you will be surrounded by like-minded business and finance leaders of tomorrow, who will come from diverse backgrounds and represent a number of nationalities. As you interact on a daily basis, you will grow together and begin breaking boundaries to redefine the future of business. What’s more, when you graduate you’ll also have access to our global network of 60,000 alumni who are already making waves in their respective industries.
Study at a leading business school with a Triple Accreditation
Both the Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance and IE Business School have the “Triple Crown” of accreditations, a claim only a select few elite institutions worldwide can make. This means the three most important accreditation organizations in the world—AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS—have recognized IE University’s world-leading position in business education. This honor is only shared by 97 business schools across the globe, which equals less than one percent of all of the world’s business schools. With such incredible recognition, IE Business School truly represents the gold standard in industry expertise, groundbreaking teaching methodologies and undying commitment to shaping the world’s business leaders of tomorrow.
One-of-a-kind educational experience
IE Business School has crafted a world-class, one-of-a-kind teaching methodology to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of business administration. This future-forward degree is flexible, personalized and well-connected. The program’s unique layout allows you to craft your own individual learning journey and choose the topics that will kickstart your path toward professional success. This unparalleled learning experience will shape you into a leading professional in the world of business and finance, equipping you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to excel in an increasingly demanding job market.
Get prepared for today’s ever-changing business landscape
Theory will only get you so far—nowadays being able to implement and execute theoretical concepts is key to becoming a successful business leader. This innovative degree strikes the perfect balance between pioneering academic teaching, a unique learning methodology and real-life, hands-on business experience from day one. Alongside mastering the principles of business administration and finance, you will work with real companies on real-world problems and projects, allowing you to fully observe and understand how this field of work operates on a day-to-day basis. This will shape you into a prepared, adaptable and one-of-a-kind professional able to tackle the realities of the corporate world and capital markets straight out of university.
Gain a deep understanding of business and the financial sector
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, it has never been more important to study the business world from a global perspective, and master the skills necessary to operate across borders, languages and cultures. By the end of the program, you will have harnessed the power of microeconomics, macroeconomics and investment strategies, such as hedge funds, asset management and distress investments. Alongside these industry-specific skills, you will develop your management, leadership and technical abilities, preparing you for today’s global business economy and the rapid advance of financial technology within it. Begin your career one step ahead of the game as you gain the skills and insights to become a successful market disruptor.
Dive deep into the world of Fintech
Digital transformation continues to take the financial sector and capital markets by storm. Advanced methods and tech-forward techniques are pushing traditional business norms out the window—understanding the impact on financial services is crucial to excelling in the sector. IE Universty’s Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance will allow you to harness the power of FinTech and gain first-hand insights into the impact of technology on the financial markets and the future of corporate finance and private equity. As technological innovation becomes increasingly relevant to business growth, your understanding of FinTech will increase your recruitment appeal and shape you into an in-demand entrepreneur.
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES
As an investment banker you are responsible for helping clients raise money in capital markets through buying and selling a wide range of financial products, derivates, options, and assets.. When clients seek investment opportunities outside their usual areas of expertise, investment bankers will be enlisted to advise them on how to manage their money and ensure everything goes smoothly. Investment Banking is a highly prestigious and competitive field to work in. The in-depth knowledge of financial principles and hands-on business experience you will gain from this degree will give you the tools you need to thrive in such a demanding field.
After completing this program, you will have developed your leadership and management skills and mastered your ability to work with financial tools and models to accurately predict and drive business growth. With this experience and expertise you will be fully qualified to work for a public company, private business or a government agency, managing a company’s Financial Planning & Analysis team or managerial accounting team. This involves performing tasks such as budgeting, strategic business planning and risk management, helping businesses to drive growth as a result.
Corporate Finance Associate
Corporate Finance Associates use advanced technology, complex financial tools and market research to conduct comprehensive financial evaluations for transactions. This job combines extensive behind-the-scenes work with client-facing responsibilities, as you participate in meetings with buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords, advising them on their strategies and investments. With the relevant theoretical knowledge with the hands-on, practical experience the program provides, you need to successfully excel in this industry after you have completed your degree.
As a Financial Analyst, you are responsible for assessing a company’s financial situation and budget. Using this information, you then have to develop and present financial strategies, with the ultimate aim of boosting the company’s returns. Depending on the size of the firm you work for, you could be an analyst for a single division or an entire company. Duties and responsibilities include assembling financial reports, forecasting incoming revenue and identifying and evaluating new financial opportunities. After completing this program, you will have mastered the principles of business administration and finance, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to offer informed and constructive financial advice to businesses across the globe.
Merger and Acquisitions Associate
Merger and Acquisitions Associates usually monitor junior analysts and train them to work with complex financial structures, ultimately enhancing their research and analytical skills. This involves offering guidance and teaching on business theory as well as digital skills, such as working with excel spreadsheets and programming tools. A Merger and Acquisitions Associate will also conduct market research to support an organizations’ deal and justify their financial strategy and decision-making. This degree will equip you with the business acumen and technical skills you need to land such a high-earning position in leading international financial service companies across the globe, such as JP Morgan, Deloitte and PwC.
A Quantitative Analyst is a financial specialist who writes complex financial models to solve accounting and risk management problems. They are the brains behind the mathematical and statistical methods used to make financial and business decisions about pricing, investments and risk management in investment banks and hedge funds. As Big Data continues to lead change in the financial services industry, these analysts are becoming increasingly sought-after, particularly in the FinTech sector, where models are needed to handle and automate huge amounts of data for trading purposes. This degree will equip you with the digital expertise you need to successfully create and operate these financial models, and in turn use them to offer sound insights on business and financial matters.
BBA IN Entrepreneurship
Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit and bring your game-changing ideas to life
In today’s modern era, the world’s business landscape is constantly changing and becoming increasingly demanding. Top entrepreneurs must be able to manage, lead, and innovate in order to navigate our complex global markets efficiently and effectively. The BBA in Entrepreneurship is a dynamic program aimed at driven individuals who are prepared to tackle the larger world of business headfirst while seeking to improve economies and societies with new, disruptive business ventures.
Throughout the program, you will enhance your management and leadership prowess as you learn to drive business development and innovation on a global scale. You will hone the skills needed to get a new business off the ground, from pitching your idea, to shaping it into a fully-fledged, successful business. After gaining an in-depth understanding of how to launch a company, you will learn how to handle the various obstacles and pitfalls that may arise along the way, as well as how to harness the power of technology to drive your business forward.
Entrepreneurship is no longer purely personal. Today’s entrepreneurs are focused on much more than their bottom line. They contribute to society, both financially and on an individual basis, in order to solve practical, economic, and social problems. This program will enhance your ability to innovate and disrupt as you build, lead, and manage a business, giving you the tools you need to spearhead global advancement and make a positive change in the world.
IS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE…
Passionate, with entrepreneurially focused business ambition and a vision to create a new venture. These natural leaders are not afraid to take risks as they develop innovative solutions to boost business performance and generate impact.
A challenging, hands-on degree dedicated to developing business ideas, creating opportunities, or searching for leading positions in dynamic new ventures. You will develop real-life entrepreneurial and leadership abilities, alongside key skills to drive a successful, sustainable, and responsible business. These will include project management, systems thinking, service design, digital business knowledge, and high-level communication skills. Coupled with a grounding in negotiation best practices, these skills will transform you into a creative and strategically minded entrepreneur, able to design and carry out effective business plans.
• Business Consultant
• Business Manager
• New Product Manager
• Business Developer
• Transformation Manager
• Research and Development Manager
• Innovation Advisor
MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS
Unlock your potential
The BBA in Entrepreneurship has been specially crafted by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. It will prepare students to innovate and disrupt in whatever career path they choose to follow. Recognized worldwide for our top-quality teaching, world-class faculty, and cutting-edge resources, IE University’s unparalleled learning environment allows students to reach their full potential as they follow their own unique professional journeys. Whether you’re interested in launching your own business, helping a startup to develop and expand, or pursuing another career in which strong management and leadership skills are required, this one-of-a-kind program will prepare you to create your own opportunities. At the end of the program, you will be empowered with all the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in the business world of today and tomorrow.
Entrepreneurship is in our DNA
At IE University, we are committed to helping our students tap into their entrepreneurial spirit and fine-tune the skills they need to start their own ventures. We are here to provide you with expert teaching and the state-of-the-art resources and facilities you need to explore your business ideas, maximize your potential, and kick-start your journey to success. Cutting-edge programs like our Venture Lab, Startup Lab, Business Plan Challenge and Entrepreneurship Evenings will allow you to develop your promising initiatives in a tech-driven environment with unlimited access to advice and guidance from world-class professionals from across the globe. You will also have the opportunity to meet alumni who have founded their own businesses, getting to know their story.
Weave an international network
An essential aspect of a successful career in entrepreneurship is an expansive and diverse professional network—new businesses require investors, mentors, and clients to strengthen and support their standing in the world. With access to IE Business School’s expert faculty of global change-makers, and an even broader network of alumni, you will have endless opportunities to connect and build relationships with highly successful and influential people.
Break cultural boundaries
In order to be a top entrepreneur, it is extremely important to navigate new business cultures and interact with people from different places. Today’s companies are increasingly global, as executives are constantly on the hunt for the earth’s best manufacturing locations, most lucrative raw materials, and highest-performing employees. IE University’s commitment to diversity is clearly demonstrated in its sharp global focus, pioneering international faculty, and far-reaching ideas and visions. By the end of this program, you will have developed a flexible and international mindset, enabling you to build a strong and diverse team, scout out first-rate supplies, negotiate with understanding and empathy, and enter new territories with knowledge, confidence, and determination.
Become an adaptable and versatile professional
In today’s modern era, the most successful entrepreneurs are those who are attuned with soft skills. These are essential for better understanding the business world and the people and operations that work within it. It goes without saying that you must be able to lead and manage both people and a company—being able to set careful goals, execute business plans, and see them through. You should be skilled at uncovering creative solutions to problems, implementing strategic decision making, and motivating your team. However, soft skills such as curiosity, resilience, and networking are also necessary to establish a firm footing in the larger business world. You must be able to handle rejection, stress, and burnout; be willing to explore new avenues, take risks, and innovate; and have the drive to build not only a business brand but also a personal brand, exploiting connections and opportunities to boost business success. You will gain these skills by working in teams, in which you will work with diverse people and learn how to manage multicultural dynamics.
Put your entrepreneurship skills into practice
It is a universal fact that understanding the theories of entrepreneurship are key to becoming a successful business trailblazer. However, nowadays it is more important to put these theories into practice and gain firsthand experience of the real world. The BBA in Entrepreneurship combines rigorous academic teaching with real-life, practical business experience from the get-go, preparing you for a smooth transition to working life once you graduate. Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to apply the strong business and managerial foundations you will develop to hands-on courses and real-life projects. By merging your acquired knowledge with the practical components of entrepreneurship, you will become better equipped to identify, understand, and take on the challenging and changing realities of business in today’s volatile economy.
One-of-a-kind learning journey
The innovative composition of the program combines Fundamentals, Broadening Options, and Practicals to ensure your professional learning journey covers all bases and sets you on an upward path to success. This unique teaching methodology allows you to shape your own future-forward, flexible and personalized educational experience at the same time as mastering the core aspects of business administration and entrepreneurship. This course will shape you into a disruptive game-changer able to successfully navigate the complexities of an increasingly competitive business world and the job market.
Tech-driven approach to entrepreneurship
Technology has never before been so ingrained in every aspect of the day-to-day running of businesses. From research and development to advertising, there are countless areas in which the incorporation of new technology can streamline, automate, and transform how modern-day companies operate. It is therefore more important than ever for entrepreneurs to take advantage of technological advancements to catapult their businesses to new heights. At IE University, we are firm believers in the powerful effects and enormous potential of technological innovation and disruption. No matter what industry you work in, harnessing the power of technology is key to success. That’s why we offer our students all the cutting-edge resources and state-of-the-art facilities they need to get to grips with the new digitally transformed landscape we live in, and understand its revolutionary impact on the business world.
Leave your mark on the world
It is easy enough to come up with a good business idea, but what separates a good idea from a great one is the value it adds to people’s lives and society as a whole. There must be a gap in the market—a need for your business, product, or service. Without a need, your business will not be supported nor impactful, and is unlikely to last. The most successful business ideas change the way we live and work, improving our standard and quality of living, producing economic wealth, and even creating jobs. Entrepreneurship is much more than a simple idea, and IE University recognizes this. With our pioneering faculty, cutting-edge resources, and unparalleled global network, you will be equipped with everything you need to transform your business idea into a reality and drive long-lasting, positive change across the globe.
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES
Innovation Business Consultant
Consultants advise businesses and organizations on strategy optimization. They conduct research and collect data to understand operations, while liaising with different stakeholders to implement business solutions across all functions and areas. A good business consultant will have a strong strategic vision, with the hands-on entrepreneurial tools and training to implement new practices. Your ability to go on site, identify problems and find solutions will help you stand out in this position, regardless of industry or company type.
Business managers typically plan, direct, and oversee both operations and employees in a company. The position calls for holistic individuals with a broad range of skills and abilities, able to understand the functions and inner workings of every level of a company. With strong, inspirational leadership skills alongside the practical, entrepreneurial know-how to roll up your sleeves and make things happen, students of this program have the perfect combination to perform well in this role.
This program is the ultimate in hands-on, practical training for entrepreneurially minded individuals looking to set up their own business. Based on a foundation of creativity and innovation, business owners are able to implement solutions and develop solutions to improve their competitive position in their chosen markets.
New Product Manager
An idea is one thing—a viable product is another. New product managers are the wizards that take the spark of an idea and breathe life into it, getting it ready for distribution. The stages involved move from research and development to engineering, manufacturing, going live and finally distribution. Creative, highly driven individuals with the right mix of entrepreneurial vision, leadership skills and practical problem-solving know-how are perfect for this role. Whether working on their own product or someone else’s, product managers are natural collaborators with the drive and passion necessary to bring a product to life.
Taking a business forward requires more than an innovative product. It takes a holistic approach that touches on all levels of a business, from individual, self-starter work to defining concepts and procedure to bringing the best out of your team. Whether you’re developing your own business or another’s, your strong grounding in entrepreneurship and leadership will give you the broad mix of important skills necessary to improve a company’s performance. If a business runs like a well-oiled machine—a business developer is the engineer that brings it to life.
Companies are brimming with opportunities for growth and development. As a business transformation manager, you would take an active role in searching for these opportunities, and implementing change to improve performance. It’s a creative, challenging, and highly rewarding role that promotes interdepartmental communication and touches on all areas of business. Creative individuals with well-developed soft skills and a penchant for implementing operational change and delivering measurable improvements will excel in this position.
Research and Development Manager
Regardless of the field, sector, or specific organization, research and development managers play an important role in a company’s success. They are responsible for overseeing the entire development process for new company programs and protocols, beginning at the researching and planning phase right through to implementation. To succeed in this position, you need a holistic managerial and organizational skill set, as well as your fair share of creative flair. You’ll be working with budgets and pushing ideas forward, while staying up to date on the wider R&D trends to keep your company a top market force. The rigorous entrepreneurial training on this program provides the perfect toolkit for anyone looking to take on this exciting and impactful role.
Research and development initiatives are complex processes that require a substantial investment and can represent a considerable amount of risk. Yet the rewards of well-developed initiatives are long lasting and have a huge impact on the company’s performance. As an innovation advisor, you will be responsible for the strategic and analytical development of R&D initiatives to offset risk and produce results. Your day to day will involve anything from performing market research and business assessments to the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. With this data, you can then produce actionable insights that influence business decisions and strategies. Thanks to the strong strategic and managerial skill set gained in this program, graduates are in a prime position to excel in this position.
BBA in Technology
Harness the power of tech to drive business growth
Technology is at the heart of business. It is both a powerful tool for companies to remain competitive and a record-breaking industry in its own right, with tech stocks leapfrogging traditional businesses on stock markets around the globe. And while their stock value continues to rise, US tech companies have already started diversifying their services to enter new sectors and markets. In this high-growth and highly competitive world, we need high-impact professionals to help businesses understand technology and harness its potential to drive their companies forward. That’s where the Bachelor in Business Administration in Technology comes in.
This cutting-edge program is targeted at ambitious individuals who are ready to ignite their passion for tech and become dynamic leaders capable of designing their own paths to success. Students will dive into the world of tech to learn how to harness digital innovation in business and manage innovative tech companies. You’ll also explore what it takes to be a disruptive entrepreneur in the tech industry as you develop the knowledge and skills needed to define an organization’s strategy. As you discover the most impactful methods and techniques for running a successful tech-powered business, you’ll also acquire the soft skills and leadership know-how needed to interact with users, tech specialists and managers to align all stakeholders around a common mission—to succeed.
IS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE…
Innovative problem-solvers fascinated by technology. You are passionate about discovering and implementing technological solutions to difficult challenges.
A cutting-edge, hands-on program that will put you at the forefront of the digital world and enable you to have an impact at the intersection of technology and business.
• Business Innovation Manager
• Business Intelligence Manager
• Information Systems Manager
• Agile Consultant
• Product Manager
• Technology Entrepreneur
MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS
Become a leader in the new world of business
In this program, you will acquire the skills and resources you need to lead innovation teams and inspire others to become agents of innovation as you discover how to connect business teams with tech teams. Thanks to IE University’s world-leading management, business and technology capabilities, you’ll acquire a deep understanding of both business and technology, as well as how to lead teams in any commercial context. What’s more, you’ll discover how to apply technology solutions to any business challenge to become an indispensable leader in any industry. In this way, students acquire critical management competencies in accounting, finance, marketing, operations and strategic management while developing a strong theoretical and applied understanding of IT and computer science. At the same time, students acquire the frameworks and tools needed to engage and unite key stakeholders around a compelling shared vision and culture.
Merge business and technolog
Students will begin a learning journey that equips them with a solid foundation in business, where the building blocks relate specifically to tech companies and the use of technology in managing companies. Our integrated approach connects business and management acumen with deep technological understanding, ensuring students complete the program with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to design and manage digital business transformation and disruptive technological solutions. With this excellent grounding in business and technology, students can decide whether to pursue a career in the technology sector or any other commercial industry where businesses need individuals to drive digital transformation and the innovation of software, products or services. Whatever you decide, your tech-centered mindset will allow you to face any new challenge that arises.
Lead the digital transformation
Technology is revolutionizing the way teams operate. By streamlining internal processes, communications and delivery, companies are leveraging the power of technology to drive greater efficiencies at an operational level. This not only improves the way businesses work, but enables companies to remain both nimble and proactive when it comes to new customer trends and commercial challenges. As teams adopt an agile mindset, they are better able to focus on business value, product quality, stakeholder engagement and customer service. The program immerses students in this new reality by introducing them to Agile methodology. Originally designed for software development, Agile empowers teams across businesses to develop impactful tech-driven solutions that evolve in accordance with customer needs. This not only leads to better-performing, more efficient teams, but allows companies to maintain a competitive advantage in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
Stand out in a competitive employment market
Technology is at the heart of business today. In all industries around the globe, it is both the cornerstone of daily processes and the key to competitive differentiation in a crowded marketplace. For this reason, recruiters today are looking for trained technology professionals who possess highly technical capabilities as well as the leadership and management skills needed to successfully implement disruptive solutions. Unlike other programs, we don’t encourage tech for tech’s sake. Throughout this program, you’ll acquire the expertise needed to design and implement highly useful and practical tech-driven solutions to the real challenges facing companies today. What’s more, at IE University we employ the most innovative learning tools and methods in a diverse international environment to ensure our students graduate with both a comprehensive skill set and the mindset needed to succeed.
Drive innovation through technology
Organizations across the globe must adapt to our new digital world or risk fading out. Technology is now an integral part of business, no matter the sector or industry. Digital evolution is driving change further and faster than ever before. Proven business models are constantly challenged by the advent of new technologies, and in this upheaval entirely new industries are quickly evolving while established sectors gradually become redundant. In this context, innovation is key to discovering and implementing new, more efficient ways to design and manage products, services and processes. Bringing together technology, strategy and business, this program immerses students in the expansive technology ecosystem. Offering unique insights into the tech industry and the opportunity to develop indispensable tech skills, students will learn to successfully manage innovation projects and become a tech-entrepreneur at any organization.
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY LEARNING
Understand fundamental concepts and apply these to real life with a learning methodology that’s completely connected to the tech world. You’ll experience and develop solutions to real-world problems and discover how to create value through innovation and tech management. Not only will you become a technology expert capable of tackling current and future problems, you will learn how to lead companies into the digital future. What’s more, you will apply concepts such as extended reality, blockchain, and fintech to improve the customer journey across a broad range of sectors including health, energy, and real estate.
LEARN FROM THE REAL PIONEERS OF THE NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY
Our faculty is made up of a diverse group of academics and professionals at the top of the technology revolution who bring real-world expertise to the classroom. During the program, you will take interactive, practical classes that focus on providing you with the real-world knowledge and hands-on skills you need to successfully build and transform technology. You will tailor your IE University labs, internships, and final project to your own path as a technology expert.
SEE THE WORLD THROUGH A TECH LENS
Throughout the program, you will discover how technology is at the center of every business, sector and industry. As you explore the basic concepts of business, you’ll constantly seek new ways to improve traditional business models, services and processes through digital transformation and technology. By the end of the program, you’ll be well placed to approach the world of business from a tech perspective, allowing you to pursue the career path of your choosing—whether at a tech company or a traditional business seeking innovative solutions.
UNDERSTAND THE BIG PICTURE
Gain a multidisciplinary understanding of technology and immerse yourself into the most critical topics facing businesses today, from the economics of technological change and platform economics to innovation management. You will learn to design and utilize thinking methodologies, agile methodologies and change management, and acquire the leadership and interpersonal skills that all technologists need to succeed. Upon completion, you will possess a fully rounded profile with the ability to transform the digital world and drive change to innovate.
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES
BUSINESS INNOVATION MANAGER
Innovation is a wide-ranging concept, and as such business innovation managers have extensive roles and responsibilities. An innovation manager is a technologist, an ideator and an enabler, creatively seeking tech-driven solutions while building the structures and processes needed to facilitate the innovation process. As such, they must develop a high-performing atmosphere and collaborate across cross-functional teams to interpret business strategy and devise innovative solutions that meet a company’s overarching goals. A business innovation manager possesses the leadership, analytical, communication and decision-making skills to manage innovation at any organization. After gathering inputs from a range of stakeholders internally and externally, the manager establishes resource allocation and team division to shape a long-term innovation capability. Once the strategy has been set, the innovation manager continuously manages and monitors the process to ensure it overcomes any obstacles to success. Deliverables take the form of new technological capabilities, which the manager transfers to the wider organization to drive opportunities for growth, efficiency and greater customer satisfaction.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE MANAGERS
Business intelligence managers analyze market strategies through the study of related products, markets or share trends. They collate business intelligence data through public information, industry, field reports and purchased sources in order to reach informed conclusions on business practices. Another task is to evaluate technology trends to improve sales of current products or spot markets for future product development. Additionally, business intelligence managers regularly communicate with competitors, customers and suppliers to stay on top of current trends. Furthermore, they ensure efficient utilization of the firm’s resources besides selecting, training and reviewing the performance of new analytical staff. Business intelligence managers are also responsible for analyst teams that utilize an assortment of statistical methodologies to solve quantitative business issues and augment earnings. A business intelligence manager must possess problem-solving and analytical skills, along with a strong knowledge of current industry practices, like different measured profitability approaches. They should understand and use new information for present and future problem-solving and decision-making. The ability to work with other managers and intelligence professionals is vital. Finally, they must be able to convey information in a clear and effective manner.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER
Information system managers or IT supervisors are in charge of the safe and powerful operation of all PC frameworks, related applications, equipment and programming that is utilized inside an extensive variety of open and private area associations. Information systems managers oversee technology use in a business or organization. They make decisions about installation, maintenance and upgrades on the electronic devices used in the workplace. These managers are business executives who both manage and implement computer and IT systems. They act as the liaison between an organization’s top management and IT specialists. The job outlook for these managers is strong, as businesses and institutions are looking to technology to improve productivity and organization. As a high-level executive, the information systems manager is in charge of computer- and technology-related research, development and productivity. They manage the work of other IT professionals, like computer engineers, systems analysts, data security specialists and computer support specialists. They frequently work directly under the chief operating officer. Information systems managers can find work at any type of for-profit or non-profit organization.
Agile consultants provide comprehensive answers to specific problems identified in a particular project. By offering expertise, analysis and recommendations, the consultant leverages their knowledge and expertise to offer impactful methods for resolving problems. Many Agile consultants are self-employed freelancers, working across companies and industries to solve complex issues. As such, these consultants can expect to develop expertise in a variety of industries and countries, using this expansive insight to better respond to progressively more complicated challenges. As an expert on Agile frameworks, Agile consultants work on three key principles: an iterative approach, short feedback loops, and a disciplined project-management process. After being contracted to solve a problem, the consultant will ask teams a series of questions to encourage employees to identify the most pertinent problems and issues. They will go on to design a strategy based on the Agile methodology, coordinating teams and providing support to employees while always remaining attuned to the overarching strategy.
Product managers are the bridge between technology and business. Constantly in touch with the evolving needs of customers and the changing marketplace, product managers design and manage new products to ensure their company maintains a competitive advantage. Taking into account stakeholder needs and commercial strategies, they build a roadmap to manage development of a project from inception to launch. Responsible for the success of the new product, they leverage their creativity, leadership and strong analytical skills to organize and motivate teams. Firstly, a product manager will determine customers’ needs and desires by conducting market research and assessing the competition. Subsequently, they will recommend the function, scope and format of new product lines or suggest improvements to existing services. Working across departments and collaborating closely with R&D, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and customer service departments, the product manager will coordinate cross-functional teams to successfully bring the new offering to market. Ultimately, their role is to meet customers’ changing needs and ensure the business continues to grow and cement its market share.
Technology entrepreneurs explore scientific and research and development fields to transform their potential into innovative products and services. As a result, they are key factors in building the innovation potential of modern enterprises. This is particularly true for SMEs that have a limited ability to carry out independent research and development operations due to their reduced resources. By exploring innovations in product, process, organization and management, technology entrepreneurs can help these businesses acquire profitable and permanent competitive advantages. As a technology entrepreneur, you will plan and direct the operations of a company, providing the organization with leadership and direction. Some of your roles will include: seeking new directions and ways to improve and grow the company; leading strategic and operational matters; overseeing financial records and taking appropriate actions (such as securing a new line of credit to handle unforeseen events); establishing the business’s desired image and overall marketing plan; carrying out HR functions; and ensuring customer satisfaction.