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Challenges for business schools in the next 50 years

November 14th, 2014
mauren.esquivel@incae.edu (Mauren Esquivel)

This was the topic of discussion that 16 Rectors and Deans developed during their visit to INCAE.

INCAE, November 15, 2014—The Annual Meeting of Rectors and Deans of the INCAE Network took place November 13th-14th at the Francisco Sola Campus in Managua, Nicaragua. The topic for this important event was the "Quality of Education: Challenges for business schools in the next 50 years.”

The objectives of the event were to strengthen partnerships between member universities of the INCAE network and set an agenda for the future, strengthening participants in research topics, accreditation, strategy and innovation as key elements in quality education. Participating in this meeting were Rectors, Deans and Directors of Latin American schools like ESPAE/ESPOL, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Universidad Latina de Panamá, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Universidad de Talca, Universidad Latinoamericana de Puebla, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, ULACIT, and Universidad Tecnológica del El Salvador. Included was a workshop on accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a discussion on research with the INCAE Director of Research Center, Dr. Niels Ketelhöhn and sessions on curriculum innovation with Dr. Camelia Ilie, Dr. Guillermo Cardoza and Dr. Eduardo Montiel.

The Executive Director of Degree Programs, Luis Umaña-Timms and the Director of International Programs, Alexandra Esquivel chaired the meeting. This event was also part of closing celebrations for the 50th anniversary of INCAE. With 50 years of experience in Latin America, INCAE Business School has offered 60 full-time MBA programs, more than 20 Executive MBA programs and over 100 executive training programs around the region. INCAE has been consistently ranked in recent years as the best business school in Latin America and has been recognized as one of the top 10 business schools in the world in Corporate Strategy and Economics.