We close the year with great joys that confirm our leadership in Executive Education

November 27 2019
Randall Corella V.

November was a month of great news in Executive Education: we started a new executive master's degree, the Francisco de Sola campus reopened its classrooms, we graduated hundreds of new Incaists and, once again, our Executive MBA it was ratified as the best in Latin America.

After several months without receiving students, on November 17, the Francisco de Sola Campus returned to operations with the start of Executive Master in Management. A group of 40 professionals from Nicaragua, Venezuela and Costa Rica began to live the experience of this new executive master's degree, taught in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

The EMIM group is made up of 14 women and 26 men, all professionals from the private sector, including CEOs, Directors, Managers, entrepreneurs, coordinators and analysts. Under the Academic Direction of Professor Eduardo Luis Montiel, EMIM is designed to provide the tools necessary to face periods of change and lead teams towards extraordinary results.

At the end of October and beginning of November we welcomed a new generation of the Executive Master in Operations and Technology. A group of 20 leaders from different countries began to live their INCAE Experience, which will extend over 10 months of face-to-face and online classes, taught in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management

The new students of the EMOT and the Executive MBA 2020-II -Who had their fourth module in Costa Rica- were received by the rector of INCAE, Eng. Enrique Bolaños, who presided over a welcome luncheon in their honor on October 29. 

On November 14, the Inca family dressed up with the Graduation Ceremony of our Executive MBA, Executive Master in Operations & Technology and Executive Master in Finance, held at the Walter Kissling Gam Campus. 

Together with the students of the Master in Business Administration, a total of 218 new Incaists, of 14 nationalities, received their degree from our Institute, in a ceremony in which the degree was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa to Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank-IDB.

This graduation marked the closing of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of INCAE's MBA program, as well as the 55 years of the first graduation of this institute, during which 45 students of the Senior Management Program-PAG.

Another great news was added to the party for the graduation of the new Incaists. On November 18, Financial Times released the annual global ranking of the hundred best Executive MBA programs, assigning to INCAE EMBA the No. 1 position in Latin America and No. 62 in the world.

Among the most significant achievements made by INCAE's EMBA in this new publication of the Financial Times Ranking are: position No. 15 in the world in International Experience, No. 43 in the world in Sustainability and No. 58 in the world in a three-year average.

Like 55 years ago

In another great celebration, on November 21, the 55 participants of our renowned Senior Management Program -Panama and Colombia editions- their INCAE experience culminated in a graduation ceremony presided over by Dr. Esteban Brenes, Academic Director of the program.

During their second module, from November 11 to 21 in Costa Rica, the participants received master classes, business simulations, integration activities and a gala dinner with Carlos Alberto Montaner. Finally, they received the reward for all their effort, in a ceremony attended by their family and friends.

In November, a new edition of our renowned program was held in Costa Rica Leadership Management. First, from October 28 to November 2, the module Organizational Change Strategies, with the participation of 31 managers from different Latin American countries. 

Two weeks later, from November 11 to 16, the module Personal and Team Leadership. A total of 70 participants received master classes, case studies, business simulations and an integration activity at Doka Costa Rica.

And we closed the month in style, with a record participation in our programs for the development of women: Women's Executive Leadership Program - WELP y Women's Entrepreneurship Program - WEP. A total of 110 women leaders from different countries met in Miami, the traditional headquarters of both programs. 

In its sixth edition, the WELP gathered 80 participants, who under the direction of our dean Camellia Ilie-Cardoza and a select group of professors, such as Margaret Grigsby, Susana Sala, María Elena Carballo, Francisco Loscos and Julián Reyes, shared about personal brand management, communication and leadership strategies, among other topics.

In parallel, it took place the third edition of WEP, which brought together 30 businesswomen who want to develop successful businesses throughout their professional careers. With these groups, the network of women leaders grows even more, who, through INCAE, share their personal visions and support each other.

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