Effective Executive Education Requires a Focus on Business Outcomes

LONDON, December 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

FT | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance marks first anniversary 

The Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance (http://www.ftiecla.com) today marks its first anniversary of delivering premium custom learning to help many of the world's leading organisations reach their strategic goals. It enters its second year as the outlook for executive education and learning & development continues to brighten.

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VanDyck Silveira, CEO of FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance, says: "The influence of chief learning officers and other learning & development leaders continues to grow inside organisations as the relationship between executive education initiatives and corporate strategy strengthens. Yet a culture of learning can only thrive if it leads to business outcomes and impact for the C-Suite and senior management."

The first year for FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance has been marked by the growth in its powerful global alliance of educators, FT journalists and business schools. The Alliance, launched in December 2014 as a joint venture between the Financial Times [http://www.ft.com ] and IE Business School [http://www.ie.edu/business-school ], combines the academic excellence of some of the best business schools with insights from the FT's award-winning journalism to address real world challenges for the world's leading companies.

John Ridding, CEO of the Financial Times, says: "Bringing FT journalists from the newsroom to the boardroom adds a new and unique dimension to custom executive learning. The resulting programme equips leaders with valuable context and a deeper understanding of the real-time challenges and opportunities facing their business and sector."

The partnership is further powered by a Global Educator Network, an international group of more than 500 experts from a diverse range of fields, 95 percent of whom are from one of the top three business schools in their countries.

Santiago Iniguez, Dean of the IE Business School, says: "We are proud to build on the entrepreneurial heritage of the IE Business School and to be part of an unrivalled global alliance of world-class schools." The Corporate Learning Alliance continues to grow and now includes such partners as Imperial College Business School (United Kingdom), EGADE Business School (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico) and the Yale School of Management (United States).

Read more about the Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance at http://www.ftiecla.com.

About Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance

FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance has been created to provide executives and their teams with world-class business expertise which is locally applicable, globally scalable, academically rigorous and relevant in practice. It is unlike any other executive learning programme.

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About the Financial Times 

The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 750,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost half of total traffic.

About IE Business School  

IE Business School shapes leaders that promote innovation and change in organisations, equipping managers with an entrepreneurial mind-set that generates employment, wealth and social wellbeing. Recognised as one of the world's leading business schools, IE Business School has an urban campus in Madrid and a faculty of more than 400 professors who teach students from approximately 90 countries in its master, PhD, and executive education programmes. IE Business School students use innovative online and presentational learning formats, including the IE Communities platform where they exchange knowledge and experiences with the 40,000-plus IE graduates that currently hold management positions in more than 100 countries.

Notes to editors 
Press contacts:

David Wells 
Head of Communications 
FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance 
Office: +44-(0)20-7775-6241

Olivia Lewis 
Account Coordinator 
Office: +44-(0)207-611-3569 



FT IE Corporate Learning Alliance

CONTACT: David Wells: Mobile: +44-(0)7921-582419 / Olivia Lewis: Mobile:+44-(0)7810873927

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