Podcast Interview With IESE’s Bruno Lea

Bruno Lea, associate director of MBA admissions at IESE Business School in Barcelona

IESE Business School

“At IESE, networking is not the system,” explains Bruno Lea, associate director of MBA admissions at IESE Business School in Barcelona. “Networking is the consequence of genuine relationships. That is something I love most about the school. Let me tell you a story. Two weeks ago, we had our graduation ceremoney. And I was talking iwth the Class of 2017. That day there is a lot of emotions. You have your family there, your friends, your classmates. So there is a lot of joy. There is also a bit of sadness at leaving the school. You know why? It’s not because they will miss the nice weather of Barcelona. It’s not because they have to go back to work. What they will miss most is the people they have met at IESE, their classmates that they spent 19 amazing months with them, 24/7, and they will miss professors who mentored them, staff members who know them by their first name. They know why they will miss that because they know there are very few places on earth where you can enjoy so much the differences. IESE is a place where you can enjoy that difference.”

Listen to our CentreCourt MBA Festival interview with Bruno Lea, associate director of MBA admissions at IESE Business School

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.