Asia Select, Inc. and IESE Business School, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, officially launched their educational partnership. The contract between the two organizations was agreed upon by Asia Select, Inc.’s President and CEO, Engelbert Camasura, AFPM, and IESE Business School’s General Administrator, Jaume Vidal Alegret. Through this partnership, executive education in the Philippines will be brought towards meeting global standards.
IESE Business School recognizes that Asia Select is an invaluable partner for delivering executive education to the Philippines because of its human capital solutions, experience across multiple industries, and wide network. Additionally, Asia Select’s drive to promoting continuous learning and the professional development of Filipino professionals is aligned with IESE’s goal to develop and inspire business leaders to create a positive and lasting impact on the people, companies, and society they serve.
Asia Select, Inc. will be promoting IESE’s Focused Programs to Filipino executives. These programs are designed to turn managers and bosses into leaders and decision-makers who can deliver better value to their organization thereby creating a legacy that stands out.
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For over fifty years, , has been at the forefront of management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve.
IESE’s success is built on a humanistic approach to business and leadership, complemented by a world class faculty producing ground-breaking research; the global scope of its programs, faculty, students and campuses; a practical and relevant teaching methodology; and a growing alumni network of 40,000 professionals world-wide prepared to take on today’s challenges and lead business into the future.
Inherent in everything IESE does is a focus on people – on the personal and professional development of every individual partaking in the IESE experience – as the primary driver of positive change and impact on business and society.
IESE Ranked 1st in the World for Executive Education by FT for 4th Consecutive Year
IESE’s Executive Education programs have been ranked the best in the world for the fourth straight year by the Financial Times, with the school standing out for the quality of its teaching, the diversity of its faculty and its international scope.
In addition to coming first overall in the combined ranking, IESE ranked first for custom programs for the fourth straight year, and third in open programs. The FT ranks custom and open programs separately, and then produces an overall rating for all Executive Education.
Regarding custom programs, which are tailor-made courses for organizations, IESE scored high marks across the board, placing in the top five spots in 13 of the 15 categories that the FT uses to rank programs. These include factors such as program preparation, course design, the new skills learned, follow-up, value for money and aims achieved. In particular, the quality of IESE´s teaching, the diversity of its faculty and its international reach stood out. Recent clients include: BBVA, BMW Group, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Campofrío, The Dow Chemical Company, Enagás, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, Erste Group, Gas Natural, Grupo Correos, Henkel, Iberdrola, Idom, Kurita, Nissan, Oracle, PageGroup, Pepsico, REE, Rijkzwaan, Roche Schneider Electric, Telefónica and ukactive, among others.
For open programs, participants especially valued how IESE´s programs encouraged new ways of thinking, and equipped them with new skills and perspectives directly relevant to their work. IESE´s internationality and strong alliances with top business schools such as Harvard, Wharton and CEIBS, also drew praise, as they allowed rich opportunities for networking and helped foster an international mindset. Open programs are taught from IESE´s campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Munich and Sao Paulo, among other locations around the world.
The FT ranking is based on survey responses from custom program clients and open program participants, combined with data provided by the business schools themselves.
Personalization, Innovation and Global Experience
According to Mireia Rius, Associate Dean of Executive Education and member of the Executive Committee at IESE, "This ranking is evidence of the confidence placed in IESE, year after year, by our alumni, participants and corporate clients, who recognize the impact, excellence and effectiveness of our programs."
For Rius, IESE´s prolonged stay at the top of the custom program list is due to "the highly-personalized nature of IESE´s programs, which are tailored precisely for each client." More than 5,000 participants take part annually in IESE´s custom programs around the globe.
Regarding the more than 30 open enrollment programs offered each year by IESE at its various international campuses, as well as its more than 40 short focus programs, Rius highlighted the importance IESE places on incorporating the latest academic and technological advances. "New perspectives are essential to improving decision making and thriving in such a highly volatile business environment as our current one," she said.
The other schools rounding out the top three are IMD in second and Insead in third position.