In May 2023, IE University welcomed the newly created Bachelor in Applied Mathematics Advisory Board, a diverse group of high-profile mathematicians from the fields of academic management, research and industry. The Board will help ensure that the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics offers an updated curriculum and prepares graduates to excel in their careers as applied mathematicians.
In preparation for the new Bachelor in Applied Mathematics program, starting in September 2023, IE School of Science & Technology has appointed an Advisory Board composed of prominent mathematicians from a variety of backgrounds. They will support the School to oversee various aspects related to the study programs, research, and strategy in this field, ensuring that students benefit from a well-rounded and up-to-date curriculum.
Representing a range of internationally renowned academic institutions, companies and research institutes, including the University of Cambridge, Grupo Santander, Copenhagen Business School and Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT), the board members have been carefully selected for their expertise and relevant experience. On May 19, 2023, they held their inaugural meeting at IE University to discuss various topics including program design, internships for undergraduates, and research, among others.
The Bachelor in Applied Mathematics will benefit frmo personalized guidance throughout their studies. Regular meetings with the students’ advisor, David Gómez-Ullate, and with the program’s Academic Director, Irene Alda, will enable high quality standards and an excellent student experience.
How will the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics Advisory Board benefit students?
Besides ensuring high-quality standards by overseeing the structure and design of the program and fluent communication with students, the advisory board will benefit students across the whole IE School of Science & Technology, in several other ways. An important part of the board’s work is to help identify and promote professional opportunities for students. This will foster a collaborative environment and will enable IE School of Science & Technology to offer both research and industry internship opportunities to its students.
In addition to internship opportunities, there are plans to organize specific seminars for 1st and 2nd-year students and annual research-related activities for 3rd and 4th-year students led by assistant professor Dae-Jin Lee. This will form part of an extensive program of extracurricular activities that IE University offers its students.
A strong focus on internships
A degree in applied mathematics provides a wide variety of career options, including data science and analysis, engineering, actuarial science and quantitative finance—and an internship is an ideal way for students to take the first steps on their chosen career path. Internship opportunities have long been one of the major assets of IE University’s unique offering. IE School of Science & Technology works closely with IE Talent & Careers to support students in finding these opportunities.
If you’re interested in applying your mathematical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to real-world challenges, then why not consider applying to a future intake of this cutting-edge program? Explore the Bachelor in Applied Mathematics to find out what it could do for your career.