July 6, 2016Poets and Quants

IE-Brown: B-School, Humanities Chaser - #1 Must Read On Poets and Quants

Congratulations IE Brown community! We’re the subject of the #1 must-read article on Poets & Quants today. The article sheds light on the value of IE Brown’s interdisciplinary excellence and blended experience via interviews with three IE Brown alums:

• Terri-Lynn Thayer, Gartner Inc. Research Vice President, Higher Education
• Joel Maxwell, McMaster-Carr Director of Human Resources
• Samantha McDermott, Strategic Business Initiatives Senior Advisor

These alums share how IE Brown gave them the tools to see the world through a global and multi-industry/disciplinary lens, and the the communications skills to align and inspire stakeholders to transform business. They also discuss the importance of their industry and nationally diverse cohorts and the program’s online/residential format that accommodated their work and family lives.

The following quote is just one example from these alums that captures the power of the IE Brown experience: “The blend of social sciences and humanities that you get from Brown, because they are a world-class research organization, they’re not traditional — and I say traditional with air quotes because it wasn’t hard and fast out of a book,” says McDermott, 44, who graduated this spring. “It was a broader and yet deep experience, and on the IE business side the professors came from industry, some of them were still working in industry, which was really great because you saw a different perspective.”

You can read the rest of the article here.


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