IESE MiM vs. IE Dual Degree MiM & MiF


Dear all,

I have been accepted to the below programs for Sep 2022:
1. IESE MiM
2. IE Dual Degree MiM & MiF
3. IE MiF

My name is William Pan, and I am a Taiwan born third culture kid who grew up in various countries. I got my bachelor degree (International Studies) at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea (2014-2021). I took 2.5 gap years, hence why it took me so long to graduate. I am currently 26 years old, and do not really have much job experience except a 6-months tech internship at a startup in Taiwan.

I am a native speaker in English and Mandarin Chinese, fluent in Korean and conversational in Japanese. I consider myself a pretty quick learner when it comes to languages. Therefore, I think I would be able to become fluent in Spanish if I were to spend two years living in Spain.

I discovered my interest in Finance during the 2.5 gap years. I passed the CFA level I exam last November, and will be taking the level II exam this August. I would like to pursue a career in Finance after my Masters, preferably in Europe if possible.

I understand that it's difficult for foreigners, especially non-spanish speaking individuals to find jobs in Spain/Europe. Hence, the dual degree seems like a good idea to me due to its length (22 months).

I would love to hear your opinions on which program do you think is the best fit for me, and also about your own personal experiences with the schools!

Thank you so much :)

Dear all,

I have been accepted to the below programs for Sep 2022:
1. IESE MiM
2. IE Dual Degree MiM & MiF
3. IE MiF

My name is William Pan, and I am a Taiwan born third culture kid who grew up in various countries. I got my bachelor degree (International Studies) at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea (2014-2021). I took 2.5 gap years, hence why it took me so long to graduate. I am currently 26 years old, and do not really have much job experience except a 6-months tech internship at a startup in Taiwan.

I am a native speaker in English and Mandarin Chinese, fluent in Korean and conversational in Japanese. I consider myself a pretty quick learner when it comes to languages. Therefore, I think I would be able to become fluent in Spanish if I were to spend two years living in Spain.

I discovered my interest in Finance during the 2.5 gap years. I passed the CFA level I exam last November, and will be taking the level II exam this August. I would like to pursue a career in Finance after my Masters, preferably in Europe if possible.

I understand that it's difficult for foreigners, especially non-spanish speaking individuals to find jobs in Spain/Europe. Hence, the dual degree seems like a good idea to me due to its length (22 months).

I would love to hear your opinions on which program do you think is the best fit for me, and also about your own personal experiences with the schools!

Thank you so much :)
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Duncan

The scale of these schools Madrid campuses differs greatly. IESE has a smaller park setting, centred on the MiM. IE has a tower with almost all its campuses. Education will be better at IESE but the rest of the student experience better at IE. Of course IESE is very conservative Catholic while IE is secular.  I feel that IESE could be a better setting for learning Spanish but maybe not. IESE feels like a stronger brand. 

I think the IE MiF is a private diploma rather than a state recognised masters, but its cute to have it. 

The scale of these schools Madrid campuses differs greatly. IESE has a smaller park setting, centred on the MiM. IE has a tower with almost all its campuses. Education will be better at IESE but the rest of the student experience better at IE. Of course IESE is very conservative Catholic while IE is secular.&nbsp; I feel that IESE could be a better setting for learning Spanish but maybe not. IESE feels like a stronger brand.&nbsp;<br><br>I think the IE MiF is a private diploma rather than a state recognised masters, but its cute to have it.&nbsp;
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Andy776

IESE has a much better reputation than IE. Both are clearly non comparable. If I were you I would go there and also Barcelona >>> Madrid. 

And if I may why target spanish schools when you don't speak Spanish...

[Edited by Andy776 on Jun 24, 2022]

IESE has a much better reputation than IE. Both are clearly non comparable. If I were you I would go there and also Barcelona &gt;&gt;&gt; Madrid.&nbsp;<br><br>And if I may why target spanish schools when you don't speak Spanish...<br>
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Duncan

The IESE MiM is taught in Madrid. 

The IESE MiM is taught in Madrid.&nbsp;
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Andy776

Ah had no clue @duncan thanks! Still reputation of IESE is better regardless of it being in Madrid or Barcelona. 

Ah had no clue @duncan thanks! Still reputation of IESE is better regardless of it being in Madrid or Barcelona.&nbsp;
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Duncan

PS Yup the IE MiF suite [advanced, regular, executive both in English and Spanish] are private diplomas rather than state-recognised degrees.  https://www.ie.edu/official-and-private-degrees/ 

PS Yup the IE MiF suite [advanced, regular, executive both in English and Spanish] are private diplomas rather than state-recognised degrees.&nbsp; https://www.ie.edu/official-and-private-degrees/&nbsp;
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