“I’m honored to represent IE Business School on the Poets & Quants Best & Brightest MBAs list. As Poets & Quants mentioned, the MBA is not an easy ride. Like my other colleagues, I’ve been through a whirlwind of exams, countless group projects, travel opportunities and plenty of extracurricular activities. But it’s these situations that have challenged me to think differently and achieve more while racing against the clock in this one-year MBA. At IE, I’ve learned to get comfortable with uncertainty, to embrace change and importantly, to be willing to ask questions and be curious.” Alissa Warne.


Alissa Warne

Age: 30

Hometown: Perth, Western Australia

Why did you choose this business school? I chose IE because of its focus on entrepreneurial thinking and practical courses that can help me succeed in the real world. Because my post-MBA goal is to become a product manager, I chose the school that would allow me to think and act “intrapreneurially”, which is pretty much like running my own startup within a corporate environment. The opportunity to participate in IE’s Startup and Venture Labs were major draws and provide an ideal testing ground to develop new ideas.

Secondly, almost all our professors are practitioners, which means they bring their work experiences into the classroom, teach by the case method, and use simulations/roleplays to help us learn better. Lastly, I chose IE for its one-year program, highly diverse student body and its fantastic location in the city that never sleeps – Madrid!

Full interview: https://poetsandquants.com/2019/04/28/2019-best-brightest-mbas-alissa-warne-ie-business-school/?pq-category=students 

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