IE Business School Admits 2010!


Hi Sally thanks again.

For documents, I found the solution. The IE India office is agree to certify the copy of my origin documents. I need to bring the copy set and originals while I go to their office for admission test.

For scholarship, my question is that if I want to apply for scholarship available at IE, should I mention about it in the application? Or the scholarship option under "Financing Section" is for other scholarships than IE?


Thanks

Hi Sally thanks again.

For documents, I found the solution. The IE India office is agree to certify the copy of my origin documents. I need to bring the copy set and originals while I go to their office for admission test.

For scholarship, my question is that if I want to apply for scholarship available at IE, should I mention about it in the application? Or the scholarship option under "Financing Section" is for other scholarships than IE?


Thanks
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sally

I see. I think I just put "loans and personal savings".

Since you haven't received a scholarship yet I wouldn't list it as how you plan to pay, since there's a chance you might not get it. And you want them to think you have a certain way to pay for the program.

If there is a certain scholarship you plan to apply for, and think you have a good shot at, you could mention it, though.

I really don't think this question is that important. They just want to see that you have thought about how you will finance the program.

I see. I think I just put "loans and personal savings".

Since you haven't received a scholarship yet I wouldn't list it as how you plan to pay, since there's a chance you might not get it. And you want them to think you have a certain way to pay for the program.

If there is a certain scholarship you plan to apply for, and think you have a good shot at, you could mention it, though.

I really don't think this question is that important. They just want to see that you have thought about how you will finance the program.
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sally

I think 2 IE alumni references is probably plenty! I didn't have any. I am technically a future student, not an "alumni". (Alumni would be someone who has already graduated the program.)
But if you can put my name down if you really want to! Hopefully they don't ask me about you though, because I don't know you very well!

I think 2 IE alumni references is probably plenty! I didn't have any. I am technically a future student, not an "alumni". (Alumni would be someone who has already graduated the program.)
But if you can put my name down if you really want to! Hopefully they don't ask me about you though, because I don't know you very well!
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jk78

I was admitted to the IE Global MBA online (September 2010 intake)

I was admitted to the IE Global MBA online (September 2010 intake)
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sally

Congratulations, jk78! You should talk to EnglishDesi: http://www.find-mba.com/board/13322

The Online program sounds interesting. They apparently use that same interface they use for their virtual sessions, which is pretty cool!

Congratulations, jk78! You should talk to EnglishDesi: http://www.find-mba.com/board/13322

The Online program sounds interesting. They apparently use that same interface they use for their virtual sessions, which is pretty cool!
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dvsr

Hi Sally

I'm planning to apply to the November intake of IE's IMBA in the next couple of weeks (just need to finish few last things in the application).

Do you think that it would still be early enough?

Thanks

Dave

Hi Sally

I'm planning to apply to the November intake of IE's IMBA in the next couple of weeks (just need to finish few last things in the application).

Do you think that it would still be early enough?

Thanks

Dave
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sally

From what I understand, IE's admission process is "rolling" so you can apply at any time. Once you're admitted, it is first-come first-serve. So, you could get admitted, but if you wait too long to accept the class could fill up and you could be shut out.

I think you still have time for November because I've heard that it usually doesn't fill up until at least late spring. I was told to enroll by March to be safe.

However, if you end up being too late for the November enrollment, it's not the end of the world. Your admission is good for the next three intakes. That means, once you're admitted, you could choose to enroll in the class that begins Nov. 2010, April 2011 or Nov. 2011.

Hopefully that makes sense! Anyway, if your goal is to start this November, I would just try to get your application in as soon as possible. If you apply now you should have your decision in about a month, and that should safely give you enough time to enroll in the soonest class.

Unlike many other schools that have "rounds" of admission, at IE the timing of your application is not supposed to have any impact on your likelihood of being accepted. So, good luck!

From what I understand, IE's admission process is "rolling" so you can apply at any time. Once you're admitted, it is first-come first-serve. So, you could get admitted, but if you wait too long to accept the class could fill up and you could be shut out.

I think you still have time for November because I've heard that it usually doesn't fill up until at least late spring. I was told to enroll by March to be safe.

However, if you end up being too late for the November enrollment, it's not the end of the world. Your admission is good for the next three intakes. That means, once you're admitted, you could choose to enroll in the class that begins Nov. 2010, April 2011 or Nov. 2011.

Hopefully that makes sense! Anyway, if your goal is to start this November, I would just try to get your application in as soon as possible. If you apply now you should have your decision in about a month, and that should safely give you enough time to enroll in the soonest class.

Unlike many other schools that have "rounds" of admission, at IE the timing of your application is not supposed to have any impact on your likelihood of being accepted. So, good luck!
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ronnie987

I just got admitted to IE Business School in Madrid, and plan to accept. Anybody joining me?

Hi Sally. Seems lk you've done quite a lot of research on MBA in Europe. I would want ask a question. Given that all the MBA progs in Spain are of 1 yr duration, have you come across any school wich favors younger applicants..lk 2 yrs of work-ex

Thanks in advance

<blockquote>I just got admitted to IE Business School in Madrid, and plan to accept. Anybody joining me?</blockquote>
Hi Sally. Seems lk you've done quite a lot of research on MBA in Europe. I would want ask a question. Given that all the MBA progs in Spain are of 1 yr duration, have you come across any school wich favors younger applicants..lk 2 yrs of work-ex

Thanks in advance
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dvsr

Hi sally,

Thanks a lot for the information!

Dave

Hi sally,

Thanks a lot for the information!

Dave
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sally

Ronnie,

IESE in Barcelona is a two-year program and is more like a traditional U.S. style MBA course. Their statistics show that they're more likely to admit people with less work experience. However, i think you need a really high GMAT, as well as an excellent undgergrad track record to get in.

I actually think you could get into any of the Spanish schools, IE, ESADE and IESE, with two years of experience if your work experience, academic background, and GMAT score are impressive. But I think ESADE and IE are a little more likely than IESE to tell you to come back next year if you don't have at least three years of solid work experience. It's still worth a try, though. At ESADE their minimum requirement is 2 years, at IE, I think it's technically three years. But I would talk to someone on the admissions staff at each school and ask them to give you some feedback on your profile. You can probably get some good advice that way.

And, you're right, i have done a lot of research on Spanish business schools. I am not as much as an expert on other parts of Europe, though, because coming to Spain was my focus :)

Good luck!

Ronnie,

IESE in Barcelona is a two-year program and is more like a traditional U.S. style MBA course. Their statistics show that they're more likely to admit people with less work experience. However, i think you need a really high GMAT, as well as an excellent undgergrad track record to get in.

I actually think you could get into any of the Spanish schools, IE, ESADE and IESE, with two years of experience if your work experience, academic background, and GMAT score are impressive. But I think ESADE and IE are a little more likely than IESE to tell you to come back next year if you don't have at least three years of solid work experience. It's still worth a try, though. At ESADE their minimum requirement is 2 years, at IE, I think it's technically three years. But I would talk to someone on the admissions staff at each school and ask them to give you some feedback on your profile. You can probably get some good advice that way.

And, you're right, i have done a lot of research on Spanish business schools. I am not as much as an expert on other parts of Europe, though, because coming to Spain was my focus :)

Good luck!
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ronnie987

Hey. Thanks for the reply. I've found a new MBA programme offered by Goethe' businesss school in Frankfurt. They've launched it in 2009. They already had some executive MBA or finance courses(in collaboration with Duke).
I researched bout the school and found it to be very impressive. The school claims it's proximity and tie ups with the frankfurt finance industry as one of its strenghts. The programme in new and the minimum work ex reqt is 2yrs. Since I'm pursuing CFA L-2, i believe that it'll will be a good fit. Moreover, since the programme has been launched last year, the competition among the international candidates might not be very fierce. I have 1.5 yrs of work-ex and 740 GMAT.
I would request you or anyone else on board to share his opinion about the programme.

Hey. Thanks for the reply. I've found a new MBA programme offered by Goethe' businesss school in Frankfurt. They've launched it in 2009. They already had some executive MBA or finance courses(in collaboration with Duke).
I researched bout the school and found it to be very impressive. The school claims it's proximity and tie ups with the frankfurt finance industry as one of its strenghts. The programme in new and the minimum work ex reqt is 2yrs. Since I'm pursuing CFA L-2, i believe that it'll will be a good fit. Moreover, since the programme has been launched last year, the competition among the international candidates might not be very fierce. I have 1.5 yrs of work-ex and 740 GMAT.
I would request you or anyone else on board to share his opinion about the programme.
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Del

Hi Sally,
I got admission too for Nov 2010 intake :) I am from India, but have been residing in Dubai, UAE for most part of my life !

Cheers, Del

Hi Sally,
I got admission too for Nov 2010 intake :) I am from India, but have been residing in Dubai, UAE for most part of my life !

Cheers, Del
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Hi All,

I have a telephone interview with IE on Wednesday, any tips anybody could provide for the interview would be very much appreciated.

Cheers
English Desi

Hi All,

I have a telephone interview with IE on Wednesday, any tips anybody could provide for the interview would be very much appreciated.

Cheers
English Desi
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Del

Hi All,

I have a telephone interview with IE on Wednesday, any tips anybody could provide for the interview would be very much appreciated.

Cheers
English Desi


Hi English Desi,

Well the interview basically revolves around the questions of your application. So make sure you review your essays well, so that your answers in the interview sync in well with your essay responses.

I didn't receive any challenging question as such, it's a pretty straight forward interview.

Good Luck!
-Del

<blockquote>Hi All,

I have a telephone interview with IE on Wednesday, any tips anybody could provide for the interview would be very much appreciated.

Cheers
English Desi</blockquote>

Hi English Desi,

Well the interview basically revolves around the questions of your application. So make sure you review your essays well, so that your answers in the interview sync in well with your essay responses.

I didn't receive any challenging question as such, it's a pretty straight forward interview.

Good Luck!
-Del
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sally

I agree with Del. Like I said earlier:

"The IE interview is very short and painless... only takes about half an hour and the interviewer just asks basic questions about why you want an MBA, why now, why at IE, etc. She also wanted to know about short and long term career goals. These are things you've certainly already thought about when writing your essays."

I agree with Del. Like I said earlier:

"The IE interview is very short and painless... only takes about half an hour and the interviewer just asks basic questions about why you want an MBA, why now, why at IE, etc. She also wanted to know about short and long term career goals. These are things you've certainly already thought about when writing your essays."
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dvsr

HI,

Can anyone please share some information about the admission process?
How long did it take to receive an interview invitation, once you submitted your application? How long did it take to receive a final decision?

Cheers,

dvsr

HI,

Can anyone please share some information about the admission process?
How long did it take to receive an interview invitation, once you submitted your application? How long did it take to receive a final decision?

Cheers,

dvsr
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kundan

Hey @sally and @rakeshsingh,

Seems we are going to be classmates at IE. I have been offered a place in the IMBA class as well and intend to accept the offer for the Nov 2010 intake. Still in the process of finding sources of funding my MBA though.

Sally, glad to see you answering so many questions on the IE admission experience with fellow applicant.

I have recently joined the Facebook group "IE MBA November 2010 intake" as well.

Look forward to connecting with you guys soon.

Cheers,
Kundan Bhaduri
India

Hey @sally and @rakeshsingh,

Seems we are going to be classmates at IE. I have been offered a place in the IMBA class as well and intend to accept the offer for the Nov 2010 intake. Still in the process of finding sources of funding my MBA though.

Sally, glad to see you answering so many questions on the IE admission experience with fellow applicant.

I have recently joined the Facebook group "IE MBA November 2010 intake" as well.

Look forward to connecting with you guys soon.

Cheers,
Kundan Bhaduri
India
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sally

HI,
Can anyone please share some information about the admission process?
How long did it take to receive an interview invitation, once you submitted your application? How long did it take to receive a final decision?
Cheers,
dvsr


It takes a total of about a month and a half. You get the interview invite a few weeks after you apply, and then you get the final decision a few weeks after that.

<blockquote>HI,
Can anyone please share some information about the admission process?
How long did it take to receive an interview invitation, once you submitted your application? How long did it take to receive a final decision?
Cheers,
dvsr
</blockquote>

It takes a total of about a month and a half. You get the interview invite a few weeks after you apply, and then you get the final decision a few weeks after that.
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kundan

Contrary to what many would say on this forum, I applied with a relatively low GMAT score (< 650) albeit with a very strong profile (outstanding undergrad, solid workex, international exposure, strong community participation). Interestingly, I was not asked to take the external IE test anymore. I also bear the "Indian-IT-Male" stamp, where applicants come by the dozen.

And I must say it has gone quite well for me... to all applicants who are keen on applying to the IMBA - please believe in what you are writing for your essays; make sure you are objectively putting all the data points that you wanted to highlight. IE for one has a very very good application process in that they do not have a one-piece-SOP based application. 10-12 questions focusing on your 360 degree profile give you a fantastic opportunity to differentiate yourself from the rest of the crowd.

The competition for a top-tier program such as IE is understandably fierce, but you might be better off by doing a couple of rounds of solid proof-read of your essays with alums or people in the business for a long time.

Finally, keep in mind that the application package when sent to Madrid must be very neatly organized. I for one, spent 2 days on organizing all my papers, tediously adding a header page (typed on A4 in large bold font) to each section of my document set - "Academic Transcripts", "Professional Qualification", "Academic achievements", "Professional achievements", "Voluntary Service" etc. Then I neatly stapled each set together and stacked them in order. Do this stuff well, and you can be assured that the folks opening your package at the other end will only be impressed with your basic hygiene of organizing paperwork well.

Ofcourse, the above is only my point of view, the way "I like doing it". There would certainly be many who would differ. would love to hear from other successful applicants.

Cheers,
Kundan

Contrary to what many would say on this forum, I applied with a relatively low GMAT score (< 650) albeit with a very strong profile (outstanding undergrad, solid workex, international exposure, strong community participation). Interestingly, I was not asked to take the external IE test anymore. I also bear the "Indian-IT-Male" stamp, where applicants come by the dozen.

And I must say it has gone quite well for me... to all applicants who are keen on applying to the IMBA - please believe in what you are writing for your essays; make sure you are objectively putting all the data points that you wanted to highlight. IE for one has a very very good application process in that they do not have a one-piece-SOP based application. 10-12 questions focusing on your 360 degree profile give you a fantastic opportunity to differentiate yourself from the rest of the crowd.

The competition for a top-tier program such as IE is understandably fierce, but you might be better off by doing a couple of rounds of solid proof-read of your essays with alums or people in the business for a long time.

Finally, keep in mind that the application package when sent to Madrid must be very neatly organized. I for one, spent 2 days on organizing all my papers, tediously adding a header page (typed on A4 in large bold font) to each section of my document set - "Academic Transcripts", "Professional Qualification", "Academic achievements", "Professional achievements", "Voluntary Service" etc. Then I neatly stapled each set together and stacked them in order. Do this stuff well, and you can be assured that the folks opening your package at the other end will only be impressed with your basic hygiene of organizing paperwork well.

Ofcourse, the above is only my point of view, the way "I like doing it". There would certainly be many who would differ. would love to hear from other successful applicants.

Cheers,
Kundan
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Del

Hey Kundan!

Congrats :) It's so nice to learn about your classmates beforehand! Well I'll be joining in the Nov 2010 intake too. My name is Delna Prakashan, and I'm from India too, but have lived most of my life in Dubai.

I've looked up the group on Facebook, just awaiting confirmation.

G'luck with finding sources to fund the program, I'm sure it'll work out well!

Cheers, Delna

Hey Kundan!

Congrats :) It's so nice to learn about your classmates beforehand! Well I'll be joining in the Nov 2010 intake too. My name is Delna Prakashan, and I'm from India too, but have lived most of my life in Dubai.

I've looked up the group on Facebook, just awaiting confirmation.

G'luck with finding sources to fund the program, I'm sure it'll work out well!

Cheers, Delna
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