IE Business School and Brown University have forged a unique alliance to offer a joint Executive MBA degree that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional business education. Anchored in the values and strengths of both institutions, the IE Brown Executive MBA integrates innovative management skills with the human sciences and practical business studies. The 15-month curriculum is designed for executives who seek to inspire those around them and disrupt the future of business.
These reflective leaders will explore the complex context that shapes the world around them. The IE Brown EMBA employs both face-to-face and interactive online learning, allowing participants to grow their network, engage in new experiences, and embed their newly acquired knowledge in their day-to-day professions.
The 21st century manager must engage with complex organizations, collaborate with international teams, and influence individuals from diverse backgrounds. To achieve these goals successfully, a traditional approach to managerial education may no longer be sufficient.
Combining IE’s strength in practice-oriented management education and Brown’s excellence in the humanities, social-, biological- and physical sciences, the two schools created the jointly awarded IE Brown Executive MBA degree with a single purpose: to develop well-rounded managers and entrepreneurs who do not shy away from difficult questions and can therefore be change agents in their organizations, industries, and communities.
This programmatic integration develops key skill sets allowing participants to think beyond the need for an immediate solution and focus on strategic success. Graduates, as reflective leaders, will be able to draw on critical thinking skills, ethical business practices, and apply an entrepreneurial mindset with the agility and versatility demanded by today’s business environment.
Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the most highly esteemed universities in the U.S and a member of the Ivy League. Its outstanding programs in undergraduate, graduate, and medical education are characterized by a distinctive academic philosophy, a world-class faculty, and a tradition of innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary study. Brown graduates hold leadership positions across the globe in industry, politics and society.
IE Business School is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the world. Since its founding in 1973 as an independent, post-graduate institution, it has earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial school that has transformed management education with practice-oriented programs, the incorporation of the humanities into business training, and the use of learning methodologies combining online and face-to-face interactions.
Advancing the global learning objectives of this blended EMBA, students will travel to Cape Town, South Africa and study issues, challenges, and opportunities associated with multi-national business environments, cultural difference and emerging markets. This immersion experience allows students to connect their learning in traditional business and entrepreneurship courses with courses that explore history, social context, cultural challenges, economic, and political issues.
IE Business School is considered one of Europe’s leading business schools by international media like Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal or América Economía. These publications recognise IE as a leader in academic areas like entrepreneurship, or in the field of learning technologies.