Ask an MBA hopeful about top European b-schools and IE will figure along with the likes of INSEAD and
Although the Spanish b-school has a footprint in Europe and
Maria Uys, a management consultant at Accenture South
While searching for a suitable program, Uys unintentionally stumbled upon IE at a b-school conference in
“I was mainly looking at Chicago [Chicago Booth],” explains Uys.
“I was there two years ago to visit a friend, liked the structure of the program and there were a few Accenture alumni there. I also looked at
The Accenture employee had also considered INSEAD before opting for IE as its detailed program, focus on entrepreneurialism and vibrant social life was in stark contrast to INSEAD’s “military” approach to studying, says Uys.
Despite IE previously being off her radar, Uys is helping the Madrid-based b-school to build a greater presence in
“Since I’ve been at the school they’ve tried to aggressively expand in
“I met with Accenture South
Uys’s eight years of industry experience, spanning broadcasting, energy and mining, has allowed her to make practical contributions to class discussions. She has also filled in the skills she was lacking in Finance and taken on several subjects including Human Resources and Strategy.
“I have enjoyed many of the subjects, but by far Operations Management and Supply Chain Management as both are more practical and tangible,” says Uys.
“As much as I’ve enjoyed working on Strategy both here and in consulting, Operations and Supply chain have shown me a more detailed side, which I must say I enjoy as it’s closer to "reality" for me.”
After spending more than a year away, the management consultant will return to
Instead of scrabbling to get an interview in the hope of securing a dream job, Uys will return to Accenture with the aim of becoming a mining industry consultant.