With IE’s new structure, a lot of changes have taken place, but one thing’s for sure: we are stronger than ever. Recently, Santiago Íñiguez stepped up to become the Executive President of our new umbrella brand, IE University. Within such brand, we now have 5 different schools that integrate both undergraduate and graduate programs: IE Business School, IE Law School, IE School of Human Sciences and Technology, IE School of Architecture and Design, and IE School of International Relations.
Before Santiago Iñiguez left his role as Dean of IE Business School, he made sure to leave a mark, globally, of his success as leader of the school. Last December he was selected Dean of the Year by Poets & Quants, thus becoming the first European Dean to make it, and following the footsteps of Deans from Harvard Business School, Yale School of Managements, and University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Regarding such honor, Karen Sibley, Dean of Professional Studies at Brown University, said the following about Santiago “I saw him right away as a person who looks for big visions but not unrealistic ones. He is a thoughtful visionary. He thinks really carefully about the quality of education and the student experience and what students will do with it”.
We are proud of you Santiago!
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As Santiago’s successor was appointed Martín Boehm, who was previously the Dean of Programs of IE Business School. Martín is well known for his focus on digital teaching initiatives, pedagogical innovation and academic excellence. He has been a driving force for teaching and innovation, highlighted by the launch of the WOW Room, the first digital classroom of its kind in Europe, and the redesign of several MBA programs. Martín Boehm joined the IE team on 2006, and has since formed an integral part in the evolution of the school. “He has a formidable understanding and strategic vision of the business education sector and has been an excellent team builder, fostering solid support networks within the IE community and around the world” noted Santiago Íñiguez.
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To top it all off, Financial Times ranked our International MBA program No. 8 in the world, No. 4 in Europe, and No. 1 in Spain, in its 2017 Ranking of MBA programs published last week.
This particular Financial Times ranking evaluated 21 quality indicators of both the School and program graduates. These indicators include the international focus of the school and its programs, the extent to which students’ expectations are met, increases in salary in the years following their graduation, the percentage of international professors and students, and the percentage of women among faculty and the student body, as well as levels of research at the school.
IE Business School has climbed four places, from the No. 12 position it held in the 2016 edition of the ranking. This recognition further consolidates IE’s position as a world leader in education, and as Erik Schlie, Vice Dean of the IMBA, highlights: “This result reflects the quality of our MBA program”.
Read the full press release Press release ranking Financial Times.