MBA Curriculum | Master in Business Administration Degree Program | INCAE Business School

Curriculum

The MBA Latin American Leadership is a program for a world-class MBA degree. It is mainly taught in Spanish with some electives in English. It has a 14 month duration; the first five modules on the Nicaraguan campus and the rest on the Costa Rican campus, plus 2 months conducting a Management Consulting Project.

The first part focuses on facilitating the development of managerial skills, as well as knowledge in the functional areas of administration. In the second semester, the students can take elective courses towards the chosen specialty (Sustainability, Marketing, Operations & Technology, Finance & Economics or Entrepreneurship). In the Entrepreneurial track specialization courses will be selected by the program directors according to the specific needs of each student.

The project (MCP) is a fundamental requirement of the program. It deals with an important strategic issue that the management of an organization wants to solve and develop in any country in Latin America, the United States or Europe. The MCP is considered one of the most enriching experiences of the program and becomes a valuable networking opportunity between the students and potential employers.

Structure

PRE PROGRAM

Introduction to Business Administration

PROGRAM CORE

Through the program

  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Business Ethics
  • Career Services

 

Modular

 

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Financial Accounting
  • Digital Transformation 1
  • Finance 1
  • Marketing 1
  • Operations 1
  • HHRR 1
  • Finance 2
  • Marketing 2
  • Operations 2
  • Industrial Organization
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship / Negotiation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Women and Leadership**
  • Management Control
  • Digital Transformation 2
  • Human Resources 2
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Global Economy
  • Business Strategy
  • Political Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Sustainability

MCP

Management Consulting Project

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In the Entrepreneurial track, specialization courses will be selected by the program directors according to the specific needs of each student.

ELECTIVES*

Operations & Technology

  • Supply Chain Management**
  • System Dynamics
  • Service Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Quality Management
  • Project Management**
  • Technology-enabled Innovative Business Models

Finance & Economics

  • International Finance
  • Portfolio Management**
  • Money and Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions and Capital Markets**
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Access to Capital in Emerging Markets

Sustainability

  • Sustainability Management 1
  • Sustainability Management 2

Marketing

  • Market Research**
  • Digital Marketing**
  • Data Mining
  • Brand Management**
  • Advanced Marketing**
  • Social Networks

Entrepreneurship

  • Family Business
  • Garage 1
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Recognition of Opportunities and Entrepreneurship in Latin America
  • Creation of New Ideas, Companies and Teams
  • Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Other Areas

  • Culture and Values
  • Human Resources**
  • International Strategy
  • Competitiveness of the Nations
  • Risk Management**
  • E-Business

POST-ELECTIVES

Career Services

*Example of electives that have been offered in the past. The offer and language may change without notice.

**Courses that have been taught in English in the past. The language in which they are taught may change without prior notice.

- INCAE reserves the right to change the course offering -

Statistics

96%
of our faculty have a Ph.D.
20%
of the Top 50 Latin American companies are led by incaístas
70%
of our students are international participants
624
job offers in more than 50 countries in 2012

Rankings

#1
Best Business School in Latin America
by América Economía Magazine 2013
#5
worldwide in Corporate Strategy
by Financial Times 2013
#6
worldwide in International Clients
by Financial Times 2013
#8
worldwide in International Participants
by Financial Times 2013
Top 100
Best MBAs in the world
by CNN Expansion 2015