Enlightening Minds: Supporting the Faculty
A principal reason INCAE has ascended to the top tier of international business schools in such a relatively short time is its faculty. Leaders and innovators in their fields, INCAE professors hail from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including Harvard, Yale, MIT and Oxford. More than 95% hold doctoral degrees.
Attracting and retaining this caliber of faculty is crucial if INCAE is to maintain its standing as the top business school in Latin America. To draw this faculty, INCAE must be able to offer competitive salaries and research funding. Currently, INCAE faculty salaries are significantly lower than the average at U.S. business schools.
It is imperative for this campaign to establish endowed professorships and research funds that will provide INCAE professors the time and funding to conduct research that will translate into strategic policy initiatives for the Region and new curricula for students.
INCAE’s primary income sources–tuition and executive training–cannot continue to adequately sustain the needs of the school and the Region. It is only through the support of our friends, partners and alumni that we can build a stronger financial foundation that will allow is to attract and retain the level of faculty we need. Additional resources, especially endowed ones have the power to fund the kind of long-term, cutting-edge research programs that are important not only to academics’ professional development but also for the generation of new knowledge and tools for our students and leaders of the Region.
The Steve Aronson Chair of Strategy and Agribusiness was created with the generous donation from Mr. Steve Aronson, founder of The Britt Group. This professorship allows the study of strategies for agribusinesses in developing economies, particularly of Latin America’s tropical region, stretching from Southern Mexico to the center of Peru/Brazil. Its main objective is to help businesses in this sector achieve growth by moving from basic agriculture to creating added value.
The Melvyn Copen Research Fund was recently created in memory of INCAE’s former president, who held the position for a four-year period (1987-1991). Dr. Melvyn R. Copen spent most of his life in academics. He was a Professor, Dean, Vice-president and President of various academic institutions, personally helping with the foundation of several business schools worldwide. He was a firm believer that high-quality education could only be achieved with high-quality faculty.
|Opportunities for support||Minimum gift amount|
|Named Distinguished Professorship endows the teaching and research efforts of a Distinguished Professor.||$5.000.000|
|Named INCAE Professorships endows professors' teaching and research efforts, allowing INCAE to attract and retain the very best faculty members.||$2.500.000|
|Named INCAE Professorships endows professors' teaching and research efforts, allowing INCAE to attract and retain the very best faculty members.||$1.000.000|
|Named INCAE Research Awards endows a fund that will enable INCAE professors to pursue innovative research and participate in leading academic cofnferences.||$500.000|
|Named Doctoral Fellowships will attract Ph.D. candidates and other professionals to teach and conduct research in the Region for a predetermined amount of time.||$250.000|
|Named Faculty Development Awards endows specific research and teaching efforts, allowing INCAE faculty to identify and study critical issues and lead the Region in offering cutting- edge solutions.||100.000|
|50th Anniversary Teaching Excellence Fund receives contributions from all alumni and friends. Gifts will be pooled into a single, large endowment, the income from which will support INCAE's annual efforts related to faculty recruitment, research, programs, travel, and equipment procurement.||$25,000-$100,00|
For more information on the Illuminate Campaign and how to make a donation, please contact the Development Team.