The Union Gathers Strength

IESE Executive MBA Clubs

10/10/2013 Madrid

Executive MBA

Five EMBA clubs aim to become the ideal space for alumni who wish to expand their professional knowledge in specific areas.

The clubs are a place where you can discuss and share information about a specific sector and where EMBA graduates and current participants can stay in touch with each other.

This is the thinking behind the five EMBA clubs, each of which covers a different field: entrepreneurship, energy, health, finance and aerospace, transport and defense.

Member profile

To join you must be an alumnus or be participating in the program, as well as having an interest in the relevant theme. Everyone agrees that the opportunities for collaboration and networking among members are among the main advantages of the clubs.

The clubs have been well received by EMBA alumni who participate enthusiastically when it comes to suggesting topics, debates, speakers, colloquiums and other activities, such as trips and company visits. The feedback between colleagues, who share their professional interests, serves to complete the EMBA education. This interaction and exchange of views is part of club members’ development. It also encourages personal relationships between IESE alumni, who extend their activities within these five sectors, with the faculty and professionals who take part in the activities.

The club coordinators emphasize the friendly atmosphere, collaboration and motivation that exists among members.

At a professional level, the club helps members to stay up to date with trends and new developments in their field, refresh their knowledge and strengthen their network of contacts, as well as acquiring in-depth knowledge in specific areas and sharing experiences with people with similar interests. They offer, in short, an excellent opportunity for professional growth and development.

The pioneers: the entrepreneurs’ club

The first club, the CEEMBA, was established four years ago. Given the EMBA’s entrepreneurial spirit, it’s no surprise that this should have been the first. The aim is to share business ideas at a planning stage in order to provide as much feedback as possible, with the hope that these might develop into real businesses.