A SCHOOL BASED ON PASSION AND EXPERTISE
The International Executive School is above all the passion of two inspirational professional, Zina and Soula, who have years of experience in higher education combined with a diversified professional experience in several fields: Hotel, Luxury, Consumer Goods and Professional Training.
In light of our multicultural backgrounds, it makes sense to begin by introducing ourselves in order to better understand the fabric of our school.
We passionately desire our business school to be characterized by educating generations that will shape tomorrow’s world. To achieve this we believe that coaching is also essential for young students to grow in self-discovery, become aware of their talents and be successful. This unique combination of teaching and coaching motivates us and is core to our mission.
THE ISSUES OF EDUCATING NOWADAYS
Nowadays teaching has evolved to be more about preparing and equipping students for the business world rather than solely transmitting knowledge. However certain skills have become essential to success in the active world which is why soft skills are at the heart of our teaching, especially our philosophy, skills such as: mobility, flexibility and above all communication are critical for self-development.
Today’s world appears far removed from the world of previous generations thanks to enormous advances in technology. Young people are born into a world of the internet and the internet of things.
WE ADAPT OUR EDUCATION TO TIME
Thus knowledge is accessible everywhere, at any time and as such teaching has had to become more multi-faceted. In spite of ready access to knowledge we must equip ourselves, train ourselves to better analyze, decipher and capture the expectations, needs and evolution of our societies and this calls for new skills different from those that we traditionally sought training. In short, knowledge is not enough.
For example, communication, meaning listening, persuading and convincing is a key skill as well as the ability to coordinate clearly one’s thoughts and ideas. All of this requires leadership and personal development. We want to bridge the ever-present gap between head knowledge and real-world business skills.
A FUTURE FOR OUR STUDENTS
We aim not only to deliver a high-class professional program but also to accompany our students throughout their lives. Our goal is that our students will share our vision as we invite them to become our future partners and actors in the business world.
We hope to foster and develop a healthy curiosity in our students, an essential facet of our DNA at IES. It allows us to develop our capacity to think differently by exposing ourselves to new ideas, asking ourselves new questions or to formulate them differently hence broadening our horizon. In the current globalized world it is essential for our students and us to have a positive curiosity about the cultures that make this world and that sometimes confront one another. A positive and open-minded curiosity will allow us to decode the different underlying rules and understand why certain behaviors seem to be accepted and familiar in some places and not in others
BE THE SPRINGBOARD OF OUR STUDENTS
Our Mission is developing our students both professionally and personally through bridging the gap between knowledge, action and behaviour with the support of our skilled team of teachers, coaches and counselors we aim to create tomorrow’s business leaders.
A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS
Our business school is primarly a journey between us as teachers, our students and external actors in the professional world.
As such is essential that we create a positive environment where a virtuous circle is encouraged so as to bette collaborate with the environment.
Our vision at IES is to not only instruct but to walk alongside our students as they build their future by taking into account their unique personal history and talents. IES aspires to become a strategic link in the development of each of our students. Our diverse teaching, consulting and coaching teams will develop them and provide them with support. We want our students’ academic life at IES to be a unique asset in their journey into their professional world.