Management Education Redefined

Two Prestigious Schools, One Unique Approach to the Executive MBA

The 21st century manager must engage with complex organizations, collaborate with international teams, and influence individuals from diverse backgrounds. To achieve these goals successfully, a traditional approach to managerial education may no longer be sufficient.

Combining IE’s strength in practice-oriented management education and Brown’s excellence in the humanities, social-, biological- and physical sciences, the two schools created the jointly awarded IE Brown Executive MBA degree with a single purpose: to develop well-rounded managers and entrepreneurs who do not shy away from difficult questions and can therefore be change agents in their organizations, industries, and communities.

This programmatic integration develops key skill sets allowing participants to think beyond the need for an immediate solution and focus on strategic success. Graduates, as reflective leaders, will be able to draw on critical thinking skills, ethical business practices, and apply an entrepreneurial mindset with the agility and versatility demanded by today’s business environment.

Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the most highly esteemed universities in the U.S and a member of the Ivy League. Its outstanding programs in undergraduate, graduate, and medical education are characterized by a distinctive academic philosophy, a world-class faculty, and a tradition of innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary study. Brown’s mission is to serve the community, the nation, and the world by educating and preparing students—in the words of its original charter—“to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.” Empowered by this training, Brown graduates hold leadership positions across the globe in industry, politics and society.

IE Business School is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world. Since its founding in 1973 as an independent, post-graduate institution, it has earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial school that has transformed management education with practice-oriented programs, the incorporation of the humanities into business training, and the use of learning methodologies combining online and face-to-face interactions.

Global Recognition

IE Business School is considered one of Europe's leading business schools by international media like Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal or América Economía. These publications recognise IE as a leader in academic areas like entrepreneurship, or in the field of learning technologies.
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