Over the past two weeks, IE Business School and LBS students from the Master in International Management have engaged in an exchange program in Madrid and London respectively.
The exchange program in Madrid focused on entrepreneurship. IE is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit, having been founded by entrepreneurs in 1973. Our peers from LBS had some very interesting seminars on the topic with well known professors and promising start-ups such as IE Alumni companies like Busuu and Groupon in order to get a feel for the entrepreneurial character. They also had the chance to enjoy the beauty of Madrid and even experience some Flamenco.
A couple of days after hosting LBS, it was the turn for IE MIM students to take over London and live a new experience. The central topic of the exchange was Global Markets, which made a lot of sense since London is one of the largest financial capitals in the world. We had the opportunity to be part of some great seminars on Private Equity and Global Economy. The most exciting aspect was to listen in on meetings and visit large financial companies such as Thompson Reuters and Morning Star. We even got the chance to see ‘traders’ in action at the London Metal Exchange; a total rush of adrenaline. We also took part in some London pastimes such as relaxing in a traditional English Pub and enjoying the beautiful view on the River Thames.
The best part of the experience was to meet and to network with many young professional and to share our insights on careers, expertise and life. This is something that none of the participants will forget and from now on we will continue to develop the bond made between Madrid and London.
So, what do you get when you join students from 2 of the top Business Schools of the world? I will let the pictures talk for themselves since, as you know, an image is worth a thousand words.
To learn more about the program structure of the Master in International Management click here.