International Faculty Program


International Faculty Program

Program Content

The International Faculty Program is focused is the case study. Participants will learn how to use case studies as a teaching tool in class, how to analyze them and how to write them. Other topics covered include leadership, how people learn, what makes a good teacher and how schools are run.

* Program Content is subject to change.

Main Subjects

  • Case-Study Method
    Case studies examine real-life business scenarios to develop students’ critical thinking and analytical skills. This proven methodology typically provokes more questions than answers, and requires students to approach business challenges from multiple angles.
  • Case Writing
    Participants learn how to write compelling and thought-provoking case studies, and to identify the key phases in the creation process.
  • Course Design
    In this module, participants explore the fundamentals of solid course design across different fields, disciplines, target audiences and program lengths.
  • Faculty Development
    This module encourages participants to reflect on the broad implications of an academic vocation and how scholars’ needs may vary over time as they progress in their careers.

In addition to, there would be some sessions about:

  • Learning in the Connected World
    This module examines the latest academic methodologies, such as the flipped classroom, social and mobile learning, games, MOOCs and simulations, as well as strategies to leverage their use when designing a program.
  • Institutional Development
    Although business schools are first and foremost learning institutions, they are also organizations that need to be managed. In this module, senior faculty members will examine the principles of business school management and development.
  • Interpersonal Communication in Academic Settings
    Participants discover the keys to designing and delivering informative, captivating, research-based presentations created as “organized conversations” to stimulate intellectual and social connections. The emphasis is on audience analysis, nonverbal communication and trust.
  • Coaching
    This module reflects on coaching as an educational tool as well as its relation to personality.
  • Case Presentation
    Under the guidance of IESE faculty, some participants may have the opportunity to prepare and teach cases during the program.

During the second part of the course:

  • Online teaching methodology
    There will be online discussion of cases for two weeks, during which participants can experience the online learning methodology.

Contact IFP

Roser Durany
IFP Director

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