B. What do you consider to be the most significant developments at your school this year?
- Campus expansion in Madrid and Barcelona. Major refurbishments of the Madrid and Barcelona campuses will ensure that IESE continues to grow both academically and visibly. Both campuses feature the latest multimedia learning technologies in its state-of-the-art lecture rooms.
- Launch of more international programs abroad.
This year, the launch of the school's hallmark Advanced Management Program in Poland was an important step toward strengthening the school's presence in Eastern Europe. At the same time, the executive program Inside India - to be held in Mumbai and other sites - was launched. The school has also entered into an agreement to support a business school in Kenya, after many years of activities in Africa. These international projects in emerging markets, follow others launched in the past such as programs in Brazil, Egypt and China.
- International programs with powerful alliances such as Harvard and C EIBS for Global CEO Program for China.
- Greater strategic interests in Asia (China, Japan, India), Central Europe (ex-communist countries) and the U.S.
- Hiring of more young and reputable international faculty
- Rise in MBA applications despite general trend of falling applications