THE IESE ELECTIVE WITH 40 FT MBA STUDENTS HELPED TO EDUCATE TECHNOLOGY AS PART OF THE OFFERING
The course BUILDING Digital Solutions for your Business was offered to FT-MBA students with a clear goal in mind to allow participants to submit a brand new project-idea related to technology and its applications to modern business life. These project-based learning experiments ranged from new start-up ideas to new products or services. A group of 40 FT-MBA students was asked to not only articulate and submit a novel project proposal but also to deliver a prototype or minimal viable product (MVP) of their idea. The course included workshops on Databases, Mobile UI patterns, basic programming skills and an introduction to Cloud computing. Students were given exclusive access to the Barcelona’s prestigious Mobile World Congress.
The academic challenge with IESEs MBA students was to bridge the gap between business and technology providing an environment that helped to acquire practical skills and experiences. In order to align concepts and methodologies in todays fast moving technological business environment the BUILDING course helped to prepare students to become more eloquent with technology. A significant amount of time and focus during teaching sessions was factored into the overall course syllabus. The academic team together with a small group of digital mentors “real” IT professionals, provided instant feedback about the submitted project ideas, team collaboration, project/ development phase of the MVP as well as delivery of the final technological solution during a period of 90 days.
TELANTOs project and action-learning platform provided a series of ready-to-use, user-based processes were 1) students were given access to project-creation and -bidding and 2) professors & digital mentors access to idea evaluation and selection processes. Furthermore, all project-related communication including set-up of course milestones were managed through TELANTOs Academic Business Network.
IESE (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa) is the graduate business school of the University of Navarra. IESE offers Full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA and Executive Education programs that are consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world. IESE Business School operates campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, and New York City and teaching facilities in Munich and Sao Paulo. Students learn and live alongside each other from more than 56 different countries, guided by a faculty of world- class academics, researchers and global business experts from more than 55 nationalities.
TELANTO supported us collecting project ideas, have digital mentors evaluate and select the most compelling ones and let our MBA students bid on their preferred ideas to finally assemble teams automatically.
Professor, Senior Lecturer