While gains have been made, we still need to take steps to provide equal opportunities, open doors for employment and recognition of talented women, and provide tools and knowledge for women´s progress.
A letter by Martha Thorne, Dean at IE School of Architecture
I would like to share with you information about three scholarships that that IE School of Architecture & Design has in place to attract capable women candidates to our Master of Real Estate Development (MRED), a year-long, full-time master program and our Global Master in Real Estate Development (GMRED) a 15-month part time, mostly online program to start in April. The MRED program is based in Madrid (with site visits to Germany, and Barcelona), this accredited degree program explores the increasing relationship between real estate and the making of a city. Likewise, the GMRED program, geared to the schedules of working professionals and who want to scale up their careers, will be mostly online with brief periods in Madrid and another Mexico City. These advanced degrees, imparted exclusively in English, are aimed at understanding the breadth and depth of the development process. With a foundation in economic, financial, strategic, and legal aspects of real estate development throughout the world, these comprehensive courses go beyond traditional subjects to have a holistic view against a backdrop of urbanism, sustainability, and changing technology.
The three special scholarships have been established for talented women who may wish to join one of our programs:
- The Women’s Mentorship program combines a 25% scholarship towards tuition and contact with a specialized mentor to be available and provide guidance to the student through part of her program.
- The Women´s Scholarship is a partial scholarship granted to outstanding women who are studying in traditionally male sectors or are at a time in their careers, where they may need the extra support of a grant. Awards are based on talent and need.
- IE grants a very limited number – High Potential Awards to the outstanding and talented candidates who show the most promise. These are direct grants with no application process.
I hope you find this information useful for members of your community. Please feel free to pass it on and don’t hesitate to contact me or our admissions team (Daniel.Dipaolo@ie.edu) for further information and if you have any questions.
IE School of Architecture and Design
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