Being able to do an MBA in one of the best business schools in the world is something very important for many people that are looking into postgraduate education to propel their careers and trigger personal and intellectual growth. It is even more extraordinary if after having been admitted to such a school, one becomes one of the best students of his or her promotion. But, what if you were one of the top 100 students among all the business schools in the world?


Two of our IE IMBA students, Andrea Fouche and Lolita Taub, are part of this group.


Andrea Fouche:

Age: 32

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa

Why did you choose this business school? I was looking for a one-year full-time MBA program ranked among the top 10 business schools internationally. IE captured my attention for a number of reasons:

  1. My MBA intake is made up of 91% international students from 62 different countries around the world providing an international network, second to none. Over and above the geographic locations, classmates come from a variety of backgrounds with unique and diverse perspectives, fostering critical thinking and mutual growth.
  2. Entrepreneurial/Intrapeneurial mind-set. IE’s IMBA program is innovative and agile, forcing students to evolve and create new ways of thinking. The program dares to be different and fosters an environment of looking beyond your own perspectives, challenging the status quo.
  3. The fact that IE is located in Madrid enabled me to experience the IMBA program amidst the culture and vibrant lifestyle that the city offers, making it all the more appealing.

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Lolita Taub:

Age: 31

Hometown: Carlsbad, California

What did you enjoy most about business school in general? The people. It’s incredible how much you can learn from the comments in class and the meals, drinks, and coffees you share with a group of some of the most eccentric and talented people from around the world. Their stories empower, their interests and values inspire, and their diversity (55+ countries strong) drives you to think global.

I knew I wanted to go to business school when…I realized that an MBA would allow me to learn from the best and brightest businessmen and women from around the world.”

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