The prestigious international publication, The Financial Times published their "Global MBA Ranking 2016" today classifying INCAE's MBA as the best in Central and South America. In the Salary Increase category INCAE's program was positioned 6th in the world, with an increase of 145% after the MBA. The school was also rated in the top 15 in the world in three other categories: Value for Money, International Course Experience and Career Progression.
In Value for Money, INCAE was rated number 11 in the world, one place behind INSEAD, this year's overall winner. This criteria calculated the return on investment of the program; measuring the average salary 3 years after graduation less the tuition cost and other expenses, and takes into consideration the length of the program. The great opportunities available to students after graduation, means that an investment in the INCAE MBA, makes sense.
María Pacheco and Ricardo Sagrera, INCAE graduates, have been recognized as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders. Maria's and Ricardo's work exemplifies the innovative mindset and meaningful contributions to society that INCAE graduates display around the world and every day—whether they operate within large corporations, small businesses, or the nonprofit sector.
Guatemalan María Pacheco has worked hard on the development of rural areas through Kiej de los Bosques, a social enterprise she founded, dedicated to exporting jewelry made by local artists, under the brand name, Wakami. Her company exports the products made by Guatemalan artists from 17 rural communities to 14 countries. "INCAE nominated María because she is really an example of how a good idea along with the right tools and dedication, can help poorer areas move to a better more prosperous future" explained Enrique Bolaños, Rector of INCAE.