This first term at IE Business School it is been surprisingly challenging and gave me the chance to learn a lot. I have had nine subjects, but do not worry; workload was proportionally distributed across the courses. Every subject saw the grade broken down in three major components, that are, participation (i.e. adding value by contributing to the discussion in class), group projects (i.e. projects carried out with the entire group) and a final exam.
As far as I am concerned, the projects have been the most interesting but fun part. For example, the Financial Markets group work required us to build a Trading Portfolio using an investing technique learned in class, keep it for a month and see the Return on Investment at the end. Eventually, my team ranked second against the class with a 1.5% return on our initial investment, such awesome result!
Furthermore, we had subjects such as Marketing, Technology Innovation Management, Organizational Behaviour, Financial Accounting, Economics Environment but also more creative ones such as Negotiation and Communication.
"Overall, IE has been a pleasant enriching experience where I had the chance to attend engaging classes while still going vibrant after-class events that gave me the chance to gain awareness about the job market and network with new friends and recruiters."
But the Master in Management experience doesn’t stop at the end of the lectures. After class, there are plenty of activities to learn more about what you like. For example, if you are interested in Consulting, the IE Consulting Club organizes periodically “Crack the Case Sessions” with actual consultants from the best companies.
I am also interested in the Healthcare sector and in September, I attended the Pharma & Healthcare Talent Forum where important companies came to present their roles and programmes. I also had the chance to speak with them and hand-in my CV.
Another set of events I eagerly attended was the Fall season of the IE Talent Forum, it was a week-long on-campus fair and every day was assigned to a different industry. I attended the Consulting Talent Forum where I had the chance to speak face to face with the recruiters from top companies of the sector such as Oliver Wyman, PwC, Accenture, among others. Overall, IE has been a pleasant enriching experience where I had the chance to attend engaging classes while still going vibrant after-class events that gave me the chance to gain awareness about the job market and network with new friends and recruiters.