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24
Mar

Some tips from a “Landing in Madrid Session”

Written on March 24, 2014 by IMBA News in News

Jacob Huber International MBA Student/IE Fellow IE Business School

Hi all! I attended a “Landing in Madrid” session with the very helpful Carmen Rein at Student Services and thought I would share a few things I found useful; only a few days left until the beginning of the program.  
Accommodation/Immigration:

A number of useful websites to search include idealista.com, segundamano.es, fotocasa.es, and the housing group on Facebook. IE also has deals with some real estate agencies that charge lower fees, including Dflat, and housie.es, which also has a secondhand market for furniture. Also, for example:

- Utilities and taxes for trash are generally not included in the rent.
- Always sign a contract, and after that you must register at the city hall (“Empadronamiento” in Spanish)
- You must register at the city hall before registering with the immigration office, and registration with immigration is also obligatory for EU/EEA citizens
- After arrival you have thirty days to register with immigration

Medical insurance:

You must have insurance, but it does not have to be Spanish. When you renew your student permit (after one year) you will be asked to prove you have been insured during the previous year. IE´s Online Campus has all the information about Sanitas and Cigna Salud, but there are a number of other Spanish insurers.

Banks:

It is not obligatory to open a bank account, but it is of course useful for things like paying rent, getting a cell phone contract, gym, etc. Banco Sabadell has a deal with IE (and I have had great luck with them personally) but Santander will also open an account for IE students without an NIE. In general, banks are open from 8:30 to 14:30.

Cell Phones:

An NIE (which you get after registration with Immigration) is required for a phone contract, but you may get a prepaid card without an NIE and later switch to a contract.

A few other notes:

- The emergency number in the EU is 112 (like 911 in the USA)
- You must carry ID at all times in case the police ask
- EU citizens must also register with Immigration!
- There are a lot of discounts available to IE students: check out http://www.ie.edu/alumni/services_resources

I am looking forward to meeting more of you and getting started with the IMBA adventure as soon as possible!

7
Feb

IE Business School Student Perspectives

Written on February 7, 2014 by IMBA News in News

Listen to what current IMBA students Annie Chor and Lisa Slepchenko have to say about their passions, international development, Madrid, as well as entrepreneurship… and why IE is a great bridge that connects all of these dots.

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19
Jun

Life Experience in Madrid – Gerardo Lara

Written on June 19, 2013 by IMBA News in News

Current IMBA Student, Gerardo Lara

Uno de los valores agregados que tiene realizar cualquier programa en el IE Business School, es la ciudad donde se encuentran sus instalaciones: Madrid. La capital española cuenta con una gran variedad de actividades a realizar y a su vez es una de las opciones más económicas, para realizar un programa de negocios en una institución reconocida.

Cuando inicié mi búsqueda de los posibles programas, traté de priorizar las variables que influirían en mi decisión: reconocimiento de la escuela y del programa, costo, facilidad para conseguir trabajo luego de haber culminado el programa, network y ciudad a realizar el programa. Esta última tiene gran importancia y no fue sino luego de haber iniciado el programa que entendí lo valioso que es estar en una ciudad que te ofrezca un amplio abanico de opciones para complementar la formación académica, especialmente durante los momentos de bastante presión como pueden ser entregas de proyectos, presentaciones o exámenes finales.

Madrid es una de las ciudades mas visitadas del mundo, lo cual nos da un indicio de lo atractiva que puede ser. Tiene múltiples razones para serlo: la actividad deportiva que se lleva a cabo no sólo con el fútbol, sino con varios deportes como tenis, baloncesto, balonmano y otros. La actividad cultural con varios museos los cuales están presentando distintas exhibiciones a lo largo de año. Hasta para los eventos musicales, Madrid es una ciudad privilegiada ya que todas las bandas escogen presentarse en cualquiera de sus instalaciones. Y no es necesario mencionar la cantidad de bares y restaurantes donde puedes degustar una gran cantidad de tapas acompañadas de una caña o de un buen vino de Rioja.

Desde mi llegada, el pasad mes de noviembre, he experimentado algunas de estas actividades: asistí a un juego de la Uefa Champions League y a uno de la Copa del Rey, lo que significa un sueño hecho realidad. Fui a un concierto de Rammstein, salté en paracaídas y hasta practiqué capea. Esto entre algunas cosas importantes que he hecho.

Y no es sólo Madrid, sino también importan sus alrededores. En general, España cuenta con varias ciudades importantes tan diferentes que hasta tienen su propia lengua. Vigo, Málaga, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona y San Sebastian entre otras, ofrecen escapes perfectos para esos fines de semana disponibles.

Fuera de la frontera española también hay destinos interesantes: Lisboa, Oporto, Casablanca, Andorra, Milan, Roma son algunas de las opciones que no requieren de mucho tiempo desde Madrid para trasladarse hasta ellas. Y al ser otro país, la experiencia es completamente distinta. Ya he estado en Portugal, Italia y Francia. Y es mi intención seguir cruzando nuevas fronteras. Ya para agosto tengo planes para visitar algún país africano.

El último punto, pero definitivamente no el menos importante, es el costo de la vida en la ciudad. Al hacer una comparación entre las ciudades que tienen escuelas de negocios reconocidas, encontramos que Madrid presenta uno de los menores costos de vida. En este listado podemos encontrar a San Francisco, New York, Boston, París y Londres. Para mi, como estudiante que debí renunciar a mi trabajo y por ende a una fuente de ingreso permanente, es un dato muy importante y que terminó de inclinar la balanza por IE Business School.

If you want to read more, please check out Gerardo’s Blog here! 

5
Oct

Madrid – What is it all about?

Written on October 5, 2012 by IMBA News in News

Welcome to Madrid, where the day starts later, the night ends later, and the locals look like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. Sounds good right? Well there’s more – much more. Check out the video below, to see what our students think about Madrid.

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TOP SIGHTS

  • Royal Palace
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Templo de Debod
  • Madrid Cathedral
  • Plaza de la Villa
  • Puerta de Alcalá
  • Gran Vía
  • Plaza de Cibeles
  • Plaza de Oriente

TOP THINGS TO DO

  • Watch flamenco
  • See a bullfight
  • Watch Real Madrid play
  • Take an open-topped bus tour
  • Eat at the world’s oldest restaurant. Botin is recognised as such in the Guinness Book of Records.
  • Try some tapas
  • Take a ride on Madrid’s cable car
  • Walk in the Park
  • Go to the Rastro
  • Try chocolate con churros

TOP MUSEUMS

  • The Prado
  • The Reina Sofia
  • The Thyssen-Bornemisza
  • CaixaForum
  • Fundación Lázaro Galdiano
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Naval Museum
26
Sep

Meet International MBA Student Akino

Written on September 26, 2012 by IMBA News in News

Check out the video below and listen to International MBA student Akino talk about her thoughts of having a class diversity similar to the United Nations, of what she likes about Madrid and how she has been able to achieve her goal of switching careers with the help of IE. According to Akino, there might be a risk in leaving one’s job for a year, but it is a bigger risk of not coming to IE.

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6
Aug

Why go back to Business School after not being a student for possibly 5 years? Why study in Spain? Why study at IE and how can I get in?

For possible answers and advice, check the BusinessWeek MBA 50 interview below in which IE IMBA students, Will Davis and Susan Friedell from the US, talk about their decision to pursue an MBA in Spain.

With a degree in Spanish and International Relations at Brown University, Susan was a teacher trainer for several years in Madrid for Middlebury College.
Will on the other hand, studied English literature and History prior to working for Target Corporation.  For both, their answers to the question why to study an MBA have changed throughout the process of their program based on the experiences they made. O, why are you still reading, check out the video below!!

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3
Aug

International MBA ranked 3rd according to Forbes Magazine

Written on August 3, 2011 by IMBA News in News

IE Business School holds the 3rd position worldwide in the ranking of non-US schools published by Forbes Magazine. According to Forbes the ranking measures the return on investment (ROI) of MBA programs five years after completion. In order to draw up the ranking, analysts from Forbes calculated the time it took graduates to recoup their investment and how their salaries have evolved over the last 5 years, having deducted program fees and associated costs. For additional information click here.

20
Jul

IE GLOBAL ALUMNI FORUM 2011 in Madrid

Written on July 20, 2011 by IMBA News in News

The most significant annual event for all IE alumni is the Global Alumni Forum, which this year will take place on Friday, September 30th in Madrid. The GAF brings you a unique opportunity to meet not only your former classmates but also alumni from other intakes and programs, and fellow members of the IE Community, many of whom are from your sector, your area, and share your interests.

In this edition, we will have the honor to receive relevant players from the world of economy, institutions and academia, such as Ángel Gurría, OECD General Minister, Eduardo Punset, Science Commentator and Emilio Azcárraga, President of Televisa. Check out the Agenda of the event for more information about the program and speakers.

Looking forward to seeing our alumni on September 30th!

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El Global Alumni Forum es el evento anual más importante para todos los antiguos alumnos de IE. Este año se celebrará el viernes 30 de septiembre en Madrid. El GAF te brinda la oportunidad de rencontrarte con antiguos compañeros de clase y también con antiguos alumnos de otras convocatorias y programas, además de los miembros de IE Community, muchos de los cuales proceden del mismo sector, área o tienen los mismos intereses que tú.

En esta edición, tendremos el honor de contar con importantes ponentes del mundo de la economía, las instituciones y del ámbito académico, como Ángel Gurría, Secretario general de OECD, Eduardo Punset, Comunicador científico y Emilio Azcárraga, Presidente de Televisa. Para más información sobre el programa y los ponentes, mira la agenda del evento.

¡Esperamos ver a nuestros antiguos alumnos el próximo 30 de septiembre!

15
Jun

Un claro ejemplo de cómo IE Business School apuesta por la innovación es a través de nuevos casos en formato multimedia que se estudian en las aulas.

El  equipo multimedia de IE ha desarrollado un nuevo caso interactivo sobre la ciudad de Madrid en el que se analizan factores sobre cómo se ha convertido en una de las ciudades más dinámicas y competitivas del mundo.

El caso se explica a través de gráficos interactivos y por el propio alcalde de Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón.

English version below:

IE’s multimedia team has developed a new interactive case study on the city of Madrid by analyzing the key factors on how it has become one of the most dynamic and competitive in the world.

The case study is explained through interactive graphs, but also by videos including one of the Mayor of Madrid himself, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon.

This type of multimedia content was all thought and designed in-house at IE and is just another example of our dedication to innovation in learning.

Please click here to check out the case study for yourself (in Spanish) or click here to see the rest of our other multimedia content.

5
May

Visit IE Business School Madrid Campus EVERY FRIDAY AT 2PM

Written on May 5, 2011 by IMBA News in News

If you are interested in visiting our Madrid campus and meeting current students we have a Campus Tour every Friday at 2PM. A representative of the Admission’s Team will give you a tour of the Campus located in the financial heart of Madrid and guide you through our facilities. Campus Tours not only give you an idea of how classrooms and workgroup rooms look like but also you get a sense of the International environment that is present daily in the school. Furthermore you also have the opportunity to network with other people that want to study at IE.

To register for upcoming Campus Tours please click here.

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