We confirm the international prestige of our Executive Education

26 2019 August
Randall Corella V.

August was a month to confirm the international prestige of INCAE Business School programs, Faculty and alumni. 

We started the month with a deserved distinction for our Dean, Camelia Ilie-Cardoza, who received the award "Women of the Decade in Education & Leadership", at the 28th edition of the Women Economic Forum, held from August 1 to 3 in Cartagena, Colombia. 

It was the first time that the prestigious Global Forum was held in Latin America and addressed issues such as disruptive economies, education and technology. At this event, Dr. Ilie-Cardoza gave a plenary lecture on women entrepreneurs and their impact on the Latin American economy.

This was also a month to reunite the great Inca family that can be found in dozens of countries. On August 8, INCAE celebrated its networking night, one night in which the graduates of our business school met in more than 30 cities to celebrate the anniversary of the first graduation of their Alma Mater

This year, more than 1 000 Incaists gathered in different corners of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay, among others.

Executive Masters

This was a very active month with great experiences for our executive masters. We start with the Executive Master in Marketing and Digital Transformation, that had from August 4 to 10 the second week of module 3, taught on the virtual platform of Harvard Business School Online, our international partner in this new part-time master's degree.

For their part, the 52 students of the Executive MBA 2020-I they met in Costa Rica to receive module 3 of their executive master's degree. From August 12 to 17, they participated in master classes, case studies and simulations with professors Roy Zúñiga and José Exprúa.

The following week, from August 18 to 24, it was the turn of the students of the Executive Master in Business Analytics, who lived in Costa Rica the second week of the third module, led by professors María Elena Carballo and Gabriel Silva, as well as several invited speakers.

On August 19, we welcomed a new generation of our renowned Executive MBA. That day, the students of the EMBA 2020-II began to live the transformative experience of the executive master's degree N ° 1 in Latin America. The Walter Kissling Gam campus received 40 future Incaists from 12 countries for a week.

“Just the 4th at INCAE and I cannot be more clear that I have made the right decision. I can't imagine everything that is coming this year and a half, but welcome to it ”. The phrase that the Costa Rican Francisco Rodríguez Beita wrote on his social networks summarizes very well this first module of the master's degree taught in collaboration with ESADE, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and Babson College.

Precisely that week, the students of the EMBA 2019-II lived the module on the Babson campus, in Boston (United States). There, accompanied by professors from this world-renowned business school, they immersed themselves in one of the cradle cities of innovation. 

And we close the month celebrating the success of the students of our Executive Master in Operations and Technology, who completed the last module of the master's degree in Costa Rica. On August 25, after a week of hard work and supported by professors Luis López, Carla Fernández and Guillermo Selva, the 23 students of 7 nationalities took the final step to say with pride that they are Incaists.

Short programs

The short executive training programs had an intense start to the month. On August 5, in Panama, 32 executives from 9 countries began the first module of the Senior Management Program-PAG. For 11 days, and under the Academic Direction of Professor Esteban Brenes, they strengthened their managerial capacity to face their professional challenges. 

The module included classes with teachers María Elena Carballo, Arturo Cruz, Arnoldo Camacho, David Millán, Eduardo Luis Montiel, Guillermo Selva and Juan Carlos Barahona, as well as a ropes workshop led by coach Elías Manacho.

As of August 5, in Costa Rica, the participants of the program Business intelligence They lived a week of great learning to make better decisions and lead the great transformations of their companies.

Three of our corporate programs also took place that same week. From August 5 to 6, in Honduras, the "Ficohsa: Relationship management"; From August 6 to 7, in Costa Rica, it was the turn of the program "Sigma: Leadership and Innovation"; and from August 9 to 10, the Walter Kissling Gam Campus received the 40 participants of the Effie Camp 2019.

To close, in the last week of the month, the participants of our Project Management Specializations y Construction Management they lived the international module of their programs in the United States, on the campus of the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin.

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