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DEADLINES

IE Business School offers on a rolling admissions process. As such, there are no submission deadlines for any particular intake.



ESSAYS

Express Yourself

In this second part of the section “More about You”, you have the chance to show us in a freer, more personalized way, characteristics of how you think and work, which will help us analyze your candidacy more in depth. For this, you will need to write a Personal Statement (maximum 2 pages, 1.5 space). Please type your name at the top of each page.

Consider this statement an opportunity to introduce yourself to the Admissions Committee. You are encouraged to discuss your personal and professional achievements and goals and to include information about your background, education, community involvement, and specific interest in this Program. Also, please specify your field(s) of interest.


You have to choose and respond to three questions. At least one of these responses must be in text format. You have the option of responding to the rest of the questions through the following forms of human expression: poetry, photography, drawing, video (with a response that is spoken, sung, danced or played on a musical instrument), animation or presentation. With the exception of compositions in text format, all the rest of the responses must be linked to content hosting platforms. You may also choose to tweet your response using the hashtag #IEApplication and copy the link of your tweet in the bottom of this page. 

We suggest the following platforms:

photography or drawingPicasaFlickr
video or animationYoutubeVimeo
presentationPreziSlideshare

All your compositions must be absolutely original and specifically intended for this admission application. The compositions must be composed, executed and completed by you alone, without the direct help of outside experts. Before submitting the links, check that they work correctly. The links must be active and available for consultation for a minimum of 18 months after the date the application is submitted.

These are the questions you must choose from:

A. If you had the opportunity, what actions would you demand of the United Nations Secretary General and why?

B. Describe the situation with the greatest ethical complexity that you have faced in your professional or academic life, and how your input helped resolve it.

C. Describe a time when you took a great risk. What was the outcome?

D. Cite at least one example of when your leadership had an impact on or changed a certain situation, and justify how an IE Master’s Degree program would help you to strengthen or improve this competence.

E. Describe the most outstanding leader you have worked with. Indicate some aspects of the way you work that are similar to the way this leader works and others that are different.

F. You have just participated in an important meeting with your superior. How will you ensure that every part of the instructions you received will properly reach all subordinates, suppliers and clients, located in different parts of the world?

G. Do you think that the lifestyle of the inhabitants of your town or city reflects behavior that is in line with the concept of sustainable development? In your opinion, what should be improved?

H. What do you believe are the greatest challenges facing the sector or industry you would like to specialize in at IE? What role do you hope to be able to play in this sector or industry in the medium term?

I. Show us an activity you enjoy doing. Tell us how you think it contributes to your personal and professional development

J. How do you imagine social interaction within 10 years, taking into consideration the impact of technology on human relations?

K. If all of the world´s cultural heritage (sports, music, fashion, architecture, literature, painting, etc..) was contained in a time capsule, what would you include to demonstrate the legacy of your country?

L. How do you envision the city of the future?

* Write between 400 and 600 words per essay (in .pdf, . doc or. docx, font size 11, line spacing 1.5). Remember that all the essays must be in one single file, with the question(s) being answered indicated in its header.



RECOMMENDATIONS

Two letters of recommendation are required. (Word limit not specified)

1. When did you meet the candidate for the first time and in what capacity have you known her/him?
2. What do you consider to be the candidate’s main strengths?
3. What features of the candidate´s personality do you think could be improved or changed?
4. What qualities does the candidate have that foster teamwork?
5. Why do you think the candidate can successfully compete with fellow students under the pressure of heavy workload?
6. Additional comments
 

OTHER INFORMATION

IE Business School
Admissions Department
Calle Maria de Molina 13
28006 Madrid
SPAIN
Telephone: +34 915 689 600
Web site:
http://imba.ie.edu/
Electronic application: https://www.ie.edu/eng/admisiones/solicitud_online/index.asp
 
 


Last updated: July 10, 2012