Had an interview with a member of the admissions committee of IESE the other week, and it was very pleasant. She confirmed my positive feelings about the school, and it was very informative and relaxed. IESE is definitely high up on my list. Great school, opportunity to learn Spanish properly (more than the two beer that I can order now), great city, great exchange program. I’m a bit worried about the extensive use of the case method, as I have little formal background in business, I could probably do a bit more with lectures. But I’ve spoken to people about this and they say it shouldn’t really be a big problem.


It’s been a while since my last post, and in that time I’ve taken my GMAT. The whole experience was actually quite relaxed and after all that hard work studying, it was satisfying to finally be taking the test. I startled myself and scored higher than I expected (the exact score will remain between me and GMAC) and I was very pleased.

I missed round 1 due to work commitments, so I’m focussing on round 2. So far, so good, I’ve got all my recommendations but one, and I’ve been hard at work writing my essays.

To put this all in perspective: