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February 4, 2016Brown University

Training Business Leaders for a Post-Paris Climate Era

The historic Paris Agreement at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference achieved a record number of individual country commitments to decarbonize their economies. Now we need businesses to make these commitments real. By cultivating an environmental consciousness through a required interdisciplinary course called Natural Collections: Perspectives on Science, Art and Nature, IE Brown readies graduates to:

• Innovate to meet new emissions standards
• Capitalize on the growth of a 21st century clean energy economy
• Pursue policies that build brands aligned with growing environmental values
• Create a sustainable society and planet for economic growth

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February 2, 2016LinkedIn

Managerial Capital & Fitness for the VUCA World

Check out the Linkedin Pulse article, Managerial Capital & Fitness for the VUCA World by Kheepe Moremi, Managing Partner at Moremi and Associates and IE Brown Alum 2015. As a strategy and marketing advisor to top leadership in government and the private sector, Mr. Moremi provides advice for executives wondering, “how can I grind out improvement performance in these tough trading circumstances?”

You can see IE Brown’s influence on Mr. Moremi’s thinking in this advice-filled article from the beginning to the end. His title riffs off a previous IE Brown course, Behavioral Fitness. Recognizing the limitations of a traditional MBA and reflecting IE Brown’s “beyond business” approach, he concludes - “If you are considering enrolling in a business school program, firstly determine whether the program in question gives you the tools to develop a unique perspective. Secondly, determine whether the program provides you with a ‘diverse managerial toolbox.’ If the emphasis of the program is on 2 by 2 matrices only, be aware that you be buying a hammer, which may not be suitable for all managerial challenges."

January 27, 2016Brown University

Cyber Liability Breakthrough from IE Brown Alum 2012, Garrett Koehn

Congratulations to Garrett Koehn, President of Northwestern US at CRC Insurance Group and IE Brown Alum 2012 for the development and launch of a breakthrough cyber liability tool, CRC’s Exclusive Benchmark Assessment Report System.

Read more about Koehn's innovation, here.

January 26, 2016LinkedIn

Security of Cloud Services: A Question of Risk Perception

Who says class ends when the bell rings? Check out this article by Jerome Vetillard, Microsoft Enterprise Architect and IE Brown Alum ‘15, on cloud security. He was inspired to share his excellent cybersecurity insights by his classmates in the IE Brown IT Strategy Class.

You can read the article here.

January 13, 2016Brown University

IE Brown ‘16 Live from South Africa on Twitter #iebrown

And they’re off. IE Brown ‘16 students arrived in Cape Town, South Africa for a week-long experiential learning session. We throw students into a foreign environment with unfamiliar rules and culture to force them to apply their IE Brown business skills to develop market solutions.

Click here to read more about the South Africa experiential session.

January 8, 2016LinkedIn

Sustainable Healthcare Services through Digital Innovation

In an aging world racked by economic crises, Jerome Vetillard, Microsoft Enterprise Architect and IE Brown Alum ‘15, shares his thoughts on the challenges facing healthcare and the role digital innovation can play. As he states, “It is not about using IT cloud services to address healthcare service providers issues (although it might be part of the solution), but really to embrace cloud services architectural patterns in an attempt to zero marginal cost healthcare services.”

You can read the article here.

December 22, 2015Brown University

The Value of Hard Work and the Lasting Bonds It Creates

By Bilal Arif, IE Brown Alum and Head of Due Diligence, Integration & Alliance Management-Technical Operations, at Shire

I won’t kid you. The IE Brown Executive program was brutal - especially with a full time job and three kids. But what I gained from that hard work was life changing in ways that I would never have thought.

To read Bilal's full story, click here.

December 15, 2015Brown University

Bridging the Gap From Functional to GM-level Performance: Q&A with ICON VP and IE Brown Alum Mary Pan

Given your success in the healthcare sector, why did you decide to get an Executive MBA?
At the time, I was head of public affairs for a major healthcare company, but I wanted a new career challenge - an executive position at a global company managing a large P&L. Though I was a top expert in my field of healthcare (biopharmaceutical and medical devices), I didn’t have a general management field of vision. I needed to break out of the narrow focus of my functional area and gain access to perspectives across my industry’s footprint. The IE Brown Executive MBA proved to be an excellent solution.

Why IE Brown?
Having completed my undergraduate degree at Brown in Economics, Psychology, and Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education, I knew the value of Brown’s unique capacity to encourage new ways of seeing based on rigorous integration of data mined from multiple cultural and disciplinary perspectives. I knew that this was the broad general management thinking that I needed to lead companies in a global and rapidly evolving world.

Click to read Mary's full interview.

December 10, 2015LinkedIn

How to Win in Emerging Markets - Insights from Deloitte Executive Lead and IE Brown Alum Kheepe Moremi

Emerging markets offer a number of tantalizing business opportunities from new markets to lower production costs. But how do you actually “win” in these markets? Check out Deloitte Executive Lead and IE Brown Alum 2015 Kheepe Moremi’s article for his advice.

November 19, 2015Brown University

IE Brown Executive MBA Scores in Top 10 ​​in Ivy Exec's 2016 Best Joint Executive MBA Programs for career advancement, reputation, and curriculum

Reflecting the demand for an MBA designed for 21st century business challenges, IE Brown Executive MBA advanced to the top ten in the Ivy Exec 2016 Best Joint Executive MBA Programs in three out of the five ranking categories for joint programs including career advancement, reputation, and curriculum.

November 17, 2015Brown University

Immersive Storytelling: NY Times Virtual Reality to IE Brown in South Africa

New York Times paper subscribers woke up last week to a Google Cardboard VR viewer alongside their daily newspaper. Slowly we got up the nerve to download the app, unfold the box, put these strange but simple goggles to our face and immerse ourselves in a New York Times article, The Displaced - a story about the effects of war told through the story of three children.

October 7, 2015LinkedIn

Nick DeLena, IE Brown Alum, Urges Companies to be #CyberAware

With every day that passes, there are frightening headlines of data breaches, theft, ransomware, and other acts that give us all pause. Just yesterday a high-profile hotel chain warned customers that their credit card information, including the cardholders' names, has been stolen by hackers. Though early in the investigation, it's believed the hackers broke in and maintained their access for almost a year.

IE Brown Alum Nick DeLena discusses the issues surrounding cyber protection and preparation and how companies can be more #CyberAware.

October 5, 2015

IE Brown Early Admission- Candidates who apply from October 8th through November 30th are eligible

The IE Brown Admission Committee makes a rigorous selection among the large numbers of candidates who apply, selecting dynamic, creative, high-potential profiles who stand out by their academic and professional achievements as well as interpersonal skills. All applications received from the 8th of October to the 30th of November will be considered for the Early Admission Process.

Participate in the Early Admission and you will receive your final admission decision in a fast track manner, allowing you to plan early on and kick-start your studies.

September 8, 2015IE Business School

Four IE Business School Professors Shortlisted for Thinkers50 Awards

Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, has announced that IE Business School Professors Enrique Dans, Lee Newman, Juan Pablo Sampere, and Steve D’Souza are among the business gurus shortlisted for this year’s Distinguished Achievement Awards.

August 4, 2015The Watson Institute

IE Brown Professor Mark Blythe cited in New York Times Magazine

Mark Blyth, a political economist at Brown University and the author of Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, traces the concept of fiscal austerity back to the 17th-century British philosopher John Locke and an ambivalence toward state power.


Brown University Gets Into the MBA Game

Brown University’s governing body voted Friday to begin issuing a master’s in business administration for the first time in its history, carving out a decisive, if small, claim to the business school landscape.

The move builds on steps the school has already taken to expand into business education: Since 2011, the Providence (R.I.) university and Madrid’s IE Business School have collaborated on an executive MBA program. Previously, however, graduates of the 15-month program received only a degree from the Spanish school. Now completing the program will earn students degrees from both institutions.

March 6, 2014Brown University

Brown Goes Beyond Business

Brown University welcomes 20 global executives to the IE Brown Executive MBA program on March 9 - 21, 2014 for a unique program that goes beyond business and prepares a new type of executive for the challenges of today's dynamic market. During this 15-month program of residential and online learning, these executives will combine management science with the liberal arts and humanities at Brown, at the IE Business School in Madrid, and on a global experience in Cape Town, South Africa.

Providence, R.I. (Brown University)
From among all the MBA programs offered in the US and abroad, 20 fast-track business leaders will build their competitive edge with an IE Brown Executive MBA. These executives, from 12 different industries and 14 countries, are the fourth cohort to enroll in this innovative program offered by top-ranked IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, and Brown University. When they arrive on March 9 for their first residential session at Brown, they will be ready to tackle a challenging curriculum of management science, liberal arts, and humanities.

This new cohort of students averages 14 years of work experience and 37 years of age with a range in age from 31-56 years. Like the three IE Brown EMBA classes before them, 33% are women and all are eager to push their thinking in this program by going beyond the boundaries of a traditional MBA. By integrating innovative management science with the human sciences of liberal arts and humanities, the IE Brown EMBA is a platform for business leaders to hone their skills and to explore the increasingly complex economic, social, and political forces shaping our world. Graduates become leaders and entrepreneurs who do not shy away from the difficult questions, and change agents in their organizations, industries, and communities.

"We are looking forward to welcoming the IE Brown students," said Angus Kingon, Academic Director of this program at Brown, and Professor of Engineering. "I'm impressed with the diverse perspectives and energy these executives bring to campus. They will get right to work, coalesce as a learning community, and go after the tough challenges together. Best of all, they will form a powerful network and become a lifelong resource for each other."

During the 15-month program, these students meet for two residential sessions each at Brown and IE, and tackle a complex and real problem in their global experience in Cape Town, South Africa. When not face-to-face, they learn online in a business-friendly format that respects the demands on their time, and allows them to continue working while earning this degree. By gaining new knowledge, perfecting their managerial skills, and becoming more responsive to the global context of their work, these students emerge as highly effective business leaders.

This new class will graduate sooner than they imagine. With an MBA from IE, they become alumni of Brown as well and, like those before them, they will have an impact at Brown and beyond. Recent IE Brown alumni are creating companies, hiring their classmates, and creating internships and other opportunities for Brown undergraduates. IE and Brown welcome these students who are ready to make a difference.

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Brown University and IE Business School
Founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA. Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Its vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting and online students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Students come to Brown in Providence, Rhode Island, from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world. Founded in 1973 as an independent, post-graduate institution, IE has earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial school offering a range of management programs in undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies, MBA and executive education. IE has transformed management education with practice-oriented programs, incorporation of the humanities into business education, and use of blended learning that combines online and face-to-face interaction. More than 40,000 IE alumni hold management positions in 125 countries.


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