August: New Executive Masters, China and Innovation
In Executive Education we have been innovating significantly in our portfolio of Executive Masters and August was a particularly important month in this process.
On August 27, a total of 20 students from 7 countries began in Costa Rica the first module of our new Executive Master in Operations and Technology, directed by Professor Luis Eduardo López.
The group is also made up of 50% women, which represents an important mark in INCAE's master's degrees and demonstrates the leading role that women are taking in areas as important as operations and technology management.
The classes were held, in the new executive classrooms in the Stephan Schmidheiny building, recently remodeled and equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment.
Students will take 8 additional modules at the Walter Kissling Gam Campus and one additional module at McCombs School of Business, at the University of Texas at Austin, United States.
On the other hand, the also new Executive Master in Finance It will begin next Sunday, September 10, at the Walter Kissling Gam campus, Costa Rica.
EMBA 2017-II traveled to Beijing and Shanghai
As part of the international modules that Executive MBA students study during their master's degree, the 2017-II generation traveled to two of the most important cities in the Asian giant to learn how to do business with a changing China.
The module was carried out in the classrooms of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and Shanghai. There, professors such as Li Zhou, Edwin Keh and Bingsheng Teng, among others, shared with the students an intimate and current vision of their country, reviewing topics of great importance such as globalization and innovation in Chinese companies, the risks and opportunities for invest in that great country, as well as the future of “made in China”.
In addition to the classes, the students visited the companies ICBC Bank, WPP and China Eastern Airlines, receiving first-hand the vision that these three great organizations have of the reality of the world and of China.
Today's professionals must function in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, so living in China is of paramount importance in the formation of the leaders that our region requires to successfully face the challenges of the present and the immediate future. Hence the relevance that INCAE, together with its academic partner CKGSB, put on these enriching experiences.
The Senior Executive Program closed its 2017 edition in Boston
Hand in hand with Babson College, the world's # 1 school for entrepreneurship, SEP participants had a special closing of the program in the vibrant city of Boston.
With special content focused on dynamics of innovation, fintech, strategy and leadership and other topics related to the changes that the world is going through, the students lived a unique and exciting experience.
In addition, they had the opportunity to visit highly innovative companies such as Fidelity Labs (innovation in finance) and Formlabs (3D printing), as well as dining at the Harvard Faculty Club and visit the Cambridge Innovation Centerr; all under the guidance of the most distinguished of the faculties of INCAE and Babson.