The school, one of the most prestigious worldwide, offers innovative teaching methods based on the concept of "blended education".
"An unusual business school, with unusual people". With these words the dean, Santiago Iñiguez, has welcomed the indian pundits to IE Businesss School. Next, Jöel McConnell, director of international development in the Asia-Pacific region, took the floor. During his intervention, he explained that from all recruitment offices that IE has spread throughout the world, India is the one with more staff and is one of the fastest growing centers of enrollment.
In the symposium also parcipated one professor and two students of Indian roots. Students, already graduated, highlighted some strengths of IE based on their personal experience. On one hand, they appreciated the international atmosphere of the school, because it represents the actual environment that they will have to face in the real world of business, increasingly global. On the other hand IE offers a wide range of possibilities to complete the educaction.
The indian leaders exchanged views with the representatives of IE Business School. All of them recognised that it is essential to solve urgently the geographical distance between the two countries by creating direct flights. Nowadays, none of the Spanish or Indian airlines offer this service.
Finally, leaders pointed to the unknowledge of Spanish language as a difficulty for international students. The dean of IE acknowledged that "no business school can close the doors to talent wherever it comes from, now more than ever we need entrepreneurs." So, to keep their overall essence, the formation of the Instituto de Empresa is taught primarily in English.
The international vocation of IE Business School is represented by the enormous diversity of students and faculty. The teaching staff of IE is close to 500 professors who teach pupils from 88 different countries. The quality of their training is supported by awards such as the one frome the Financial Times newspaper, which awarded IE as the best business school in Europe in 2012.