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Giacomo Bertaina

B: Giacomo Bertaina

MBA 1998, INCAE Business School
Regional Digital & CRM Strategy Director, Latin America & Caribbean at McCann Worldgroup
“My professional goal was to gain international exposure, so before choosing where to get my MBA I did a thorough assessment of top business schools to get the most out of an investment in an MBA. INCAE’s exceptional faculty, relationship with Harvard, case methodology, knowledge-intensive program, multinational group of students, recruiting companies, and brand prestige were the key factors in my decision.”
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A: If our faculty can teach the world, then they can teach you

Our international roster actively consults in more than 26 countries. These dedicated thinkers and researchers hail from the US, Canada, Italy, Germany and 9 Latin American countries.

US, Canada, Italy, Germany and 9 Latin American countries

A: How much more do you want to earn after you graduate?

153%

In 2014, hired graduates were paid on average, 153% more than what they used to earn before earning a degree.

* Reported by INCAE, Career Services, November 2014.
* This percentage is directly related to previous work experience of the graduate

Alejandro Castro

B: Alejandro Castro

MBA 2012, INCAE Business School
“I would dare say INCAE is your best MBA choice in the world, because you get more for your money. Quality is extremely high and price is rather reasonable, considering it covers room and board, and tuition. Being here has made me realize how graduates leave with such a good training.”
Fabián Fernández

B: Fabián Fernández

MBA 2011, INCAE Business School
“INCAE’s faculty is truly excellent, with Ph.D. professors from the top universities in the world who have a broad knowledge of Latin America reality. One receives a sophisticated and unbeatable education.”

C: What other business school has faculty who actively consults in more than 26 countries?

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Countries where our faculty actively consults

Country Number of
counselings
Colombia 7
Ecuador 3
Costa Rica 23
El Salvador 4
Nicaragua 17
Brazil 1
Uruguay 1
Albania 4
Israel 1
Spain 4
Panama 13
Perú 2
Honduras 7
Guatemala 8
Central America 16
USA 8
France 1
Switzerland 1
Sweden 1
Other thematic projects 55
Total 177

Faculty consultancy productivity by area

Strategy and Competitiveness Finance and Economy Sustainable Development Others Total Production
Consultancies (26+ countries) 45 36 32 64 177

Source: “Study of Competion”, INCAE, Management Consulting Practice. Sample: 6.334 Latin american MBA applicants. December, 2010.

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A: Are the other business schools you are considering in the top 25 on the latest financial times ranking?

INCAE excels in the TOP 25 Financial Times Ranking of 2011, not on one but on two categories: International Experience Rank and Career Progress Rank after graduation.

A: INCAE guides Colombia on how to compete sustainable.

colombia

In the region of Cundinamarca-Bogotá, a plan designed by INCAE’s CLACDS (Latin American Center of Competitive Sustainability) boosted a fashion clister that has become a model, which integrates virtuosly the environment and the social factor to achieve productivity.

A: Central America: Where Colombia is happening.

More and more Colombian enterprises are trading and establishing their business in Central America and vice-versa. For it's location and history, INCAE has the best insight on the region, making us the business school which leads colombians to expand their professional territories.

A: Our programs

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MBA: Master in Business Administration
MBA Professional: Master in Business Administration
SIM: Master in Strategy and International Management

A: More than a school,
we're a factory of knowledge

Our faculty has published and developed:

  • 303 cases
  • 456 articles
  • 147 papers
  • 177 consultancies
  • 90 research studies
  • 58 books

A: You are as good as
who teaches you

96%

of our faculty are PhDs who have graduates from the most prestigious universities in the world (43% of our professors come from HARVARD, WARTON and MIT).

A: The new land of opportunity

INCAE experience and Latin American savvy is well remunerated in positions that run the region’s divisions for U.S. and European companies: After all, Latin America is the new land of opportunity.

Juan Rodríguez

B: Juan Rodríguez

MBA 2012, INCAE Business School
“Professor quality and vast professional experience turn the faculty into an unrivaled knowledge-building tool. Professors demand the most from students, and we give our best when pushed to the limit. It is not every day you have the chance to discuss some issue with a Harvard Ph.D., or with a former minister from a Latin American country.”

C: Which other Business School has more than a 96% PhD Faculty?

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C: Which other Business School produces more than 60 new case studies per year in Latin America?

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INCAE's Faculty

INCAE's Faculty

Faculty consultancy productivity by area

INCAE's Faculty Nationality

Faculty and internationalization characteristics among MBA program competitors

INCAE's Faculty Nationality

Source: “Study of Competion”, INCAE, Management Consulting Practice. Sample: 6.334 Latin american MBA applicants. December, 2010.

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Faculty productivity

Area Strategy and Competitiveness Finance and Economy Sustainable Development Other Academic Areas Total Production
Professors in charge 8 10 9 20 47
Papers 30 41 20 56 147
Books 12 3 26 17 58
Participation in other books 3 7 29 12 51
Cases

(60 new per year)

47 81 68 107 303
Articles 93 54 82 227 456
Consultancies

(in more than 26 countries)

45 36 32 64 177
Researches

(in more than 11 countries)

46 17 14 13 90

Case studies focused on latin america

INCAE is superior INCAE is similar INCAE is inferior Not available

School Programs Cases related to Latin America
U. de Chile (Chile) MBA, EMBA
PUC (Chile) MBA, EMBA
UAI (Chile) MBA, EMBA
UAI (Chile) EMBA
EGADE (Mexico) MBA, EMBA
IE (España) MBA
ESADE (España) MBA, EMBA
IESE (España) EMBA
UFM (Guatemala) EMBA
ADEN (Argentina) EMBA
U. de los Andes (Colombia) MBA, EMBA
INALDE (Colombia) EMBA
IDE (Ecuador) EMBA
PAD (Perú) EMBA

INCAE case base

Number of cases by procedence:

  • INCAE: 18,770
  • Harvard: 2,185
  • IESE: 114
  • Darden: 94
  • Total: 24,163

Source: “Study of Competion”, INCAE, Management Consulting Practice. Sample: 6.334 Latin american MBA applicants. December, 2010.

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For every 4 of you

A: For every 4 of you, there is 1 of them

Real face time with experienced professors is what you get at INCAE

A: Harvard taught us, we mastered it, you'll take advantage of it

Since our inception, more than 50 years ago, Harvard professors brought their knowledge on case methodology. Now we've mastered it. We lead the region in the elaboration and implementation of real and actual Latin American cases.

B: María José Fonseca

MBA 2011, INCAE Business School
María Jose Fonseca
“INCAE faculty members are of a very high level, and during the MBA I gained several insights that made me value them even more. One of these insights was my exchange trip to BEM (Bordeaux École de Management) in 2010. Coming back to INCAE after a good exchange, and being able to compare and value the faculty, the classes, and the tenacity in case method development at INCAE was very enriching and gratifying to me.”

B: Ligia Olvera

Executive Coach and Founder Ligia Olvera & Asociados
MBA 1994, INCAE Business School
Business Graduate Studies, Harvard Business School
ICF Certified Coach, Georgetown University
Ligia Olvera
“INCAE uses the case method, which it learned from the best, Harvard Business School. I was a student at both INCAE and Harvard, and I can tell you INCAE develops cases and manages the case method very well. Learning through cases is a complex proposition; you have to read a lot, prioritize, synthesize, and learn to manage complexity. It can feel overwhelming at first, but once you manage it, it can be much fun and quite dramatic in terms of learning.”

A: Our programs

Program characteristics MBA: Master in Business Administration MBA Professional: Master in Business Administration SIM: Master in Strategy and International Management
Modality Residential, full time Residential, full time Full time residential program. Dual degree.
Location INCAE campus in Costa Rica INCAE campus in Nicaragua INCAE campus in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Duration 21 months 14 months 21 months
Average experience * 4.5 years 4.5 years 5.5 years
Average Student Age * 26.5 years 26.5 years 26.5 years
% of men/women * 64 / 36 64 / 36 0 / 100
Top 3 hiring industries* Banks, Food & Staples retailing, and Materials Banks, Food & Staples retailing, and Materials Banks, Food & Staples retailing, and Materials

* 2011 data

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A: Top companies will be knocking at your door

Regarding job opportunities, 20% of the Top 50 Latin American companies are led by our graduates.

These companies are:

  • CEMEXCEMEX
  • Coca ColaCoca Cola
  • Walmart MéxicoWalmart México
  • Banco ProvincialBanco Provincial
  • Banco ContinentalBanco Continental
  • TenarisTenaris
  • PDVSAPDVSA
  • PetrobrasPetrobras
  • América MóvilAmérica Móvil

Multinationals will also be knocking:

  • Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson
  • TigoTigo
  • AmazonAmazon
  • Copa AirlinesCopa Airlines
  • PEPSICOPEPSICO
  • HSBCHSBC
  • IntelIntel
  • NestléNestlé
  • Kimberly-ClarkKimberly-Clark
  • British American TobaccoBritish American Tobacco
  • CitiCiti
  • HenkelHenkel
  • DoleDole
  • UnileverUnilever
  • KraftKraft
  • Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
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A: It's a jungle in here, because it's a jungle out there

Most of the cases focus on real Latin American issues, which give you the training to react fast in dynamic circumstances: afterall, the uncertainty that the US and Europe face today is what Latin America has always dealt with.

A: In “competitive sustainability”, the world learns from us

Schools such as Yale, Carson, Thunderbird, Crummer, U. of Minessota, Rollins University, Rotterdam School of Management, UCLA and Cranfield incorporate our sustainability programs into their academic pensum. More than a 100 students from around the world have flown to our campus to learn from us on the matter, which has also resulted in the output of 20 papers, 26 books and 82 articles.

Juan Manuel Ortega

B: Juan Manuel Ortega

MBA 2012, INCAE Business School
“I like INCAE’s sustainable development approach and projection very much, since you can feel it in every course, regardless of whether or not it is the main topic in the class, but this is a worldwide reality and it is not shunned but brought forward as an issue.”

C: Who, in the US or Europe, understands more about competitive sustainability in dynamic economies than INCAE?

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Faculty productivity

Area Strategy and Competitiveness Finance and Economy Sustainable Development Other Academic Areas Total Production
Professors in charge 8 10 9 20 47
Papers 30 41 20 56 147
Books 12 3 26 17 58
Participation in other books 3 7 29 12 51
Cases

(60 new per year)

47 81 68 107 303
Articles 93 54 82 227 456
Consultancies

(in more than 26 countries)

45 36 32 64 177
Researches

(in more than 11 countries)

46 17 14 13 90

CLACDS* Projects

CLACDS Number of projects
Latin America 8
Central America 6
By country in Latin America 4
Total 18

* INCAE's Latinoamerican Center for Competitive Sustainability.

Through research and knowledge transmission, CLACDS is a world leading guide in the integration of sustainable practices and competitive strategy.

Source: “Study of Competion”, INCAE, Management Consulting Practice. Sample: 6.334 Latin american MBA applicants. December, 2010.

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A: Our accreditations

The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), gives by them EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development), since 2003.

AACSB, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, since 1999. INCAE was one of the first Business School outside of North America to achieve this accreditation.

SACS, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, since 1994. INCAE was the first business school outside North America with this accreditation.

A: Our programs

Program characteristics MBA: Master in Business Administration MBA Professional: Master in Business Administration SIM: Master in Strategy and International Management
Modality Residential, full time Residential, full time Full time residential program. Dual degree.
Location INCAE campus in Costa Rica INCAE campus in Nicaragua INCAE campus in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Duration 21 months 14 months 21 months
Average experience * 4.5 years 4.5 years 5.5 years
Average Student Age * 26.5 years 26.5 years 26.5 years
% of men/women * 64 / 36 64 / 36 0 / 100
Top 3 hiring industries* Banks, Food & Staples retailing, and Materials Banks, Food & Staples retailing, and Materials Banks, Food & Staples retailing, and Materials

* 2011 data

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