[photopress:MBA_Santiago_Iniguez_Rector_IE_Universidad.jpg,full,alignright]Following the acquisition of a Spanish university by the IE Higher Education group in January, 2007 IE decided to move to a new, improved model.
Why a new model?
The processes of globalization have created pressures and opportunities. IE will help participants to understand the changing demands of the world around them. With the expected increase in the number of students seeking higher education programs outside their home countries following the standardization of education systems throughout Europe as part of the Bologna accord, IE University will be positioned to provide a high quality international offering. The aim is to have 80% of students drawn from outside Spain within two years.
Santiago Iñiguez, Rector of IE University, seen in our illustration, said, ‘We are seeking to create a new university model, where the professors and knowledge flow amongst the different disciplines, programs and mediums. We will give our students a global vision.’
[photopress:MBA_IE_Universidad_1_2.jpg,full,alignleft]The programs offered by the university have all been designed to comply with the regulations set out in the Bologna Accord and include Business administration, Business and Law. Modules in Management and the Humanities will form a core element of all the degree programs at IE University.
IE University is a standalone entity within the IE Higher Education group. The group is comprised of IE University, IE Business School, and IE Executive Education. Each of the entities operates separately although the faculty is centralized for the group. The President of the group is Diego Alcazar, founder of IE Business School.