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Students from renowned US universities learned in depth about sustainable development at INCAE

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:06

US-StudentsTwenty-six students from the University of New York, five from Duke, three from Rollins and one from Rice University visited INCAE facilities in Costa Rica for the first two weeks of January to learn more about one of INCAE's key topics, "Sustainable Development", taught by INCAE experts in the field.

Students from New York attended "Doing Business in Latin America", a course exclusively designed for them offered on January 2 - 6. In addition, they visited several companies including Eco Solutions (alternative energy), Florex (cleaning products), and Coopedota (coffee cooperative), as well as some tourist attractions such as the Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls. During the weekend they visited Monteverde with Rollings Professor Keith Whittingham for a bit of rural ecotourism and sustainable practices through a personal project he showed them.


INCAE continues to innovate with new executive masters programs specialized in subjects with high business impact

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 13:59

innovateProfound demographic changes combined with technological progress can result in the loss of up to seven million jobs in the next five years. The World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report mentions that most of those disappearing are administrative and office jobs.

Alternatively, crises or transformation bring about new opportunities. In the future, employers will require professionals with higher degrees of specialization, new knowledge, skills and competences. Technical and problem solving skills as well as critical thinking are increasingly valued.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms this trend, adding that logistics and operations jobs will increase up to 26% in the next five years, as will audit, accounting and finance jobs.


Using data to create high-impact health projects

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 13:40

CAHI"We believe in developing evidence-based public policies showing that resources devoted to health, education, jobs, and similar endeavors are actually impacting the lives of those most in need," said CAHI's Executive Director Andy Valenciano at the Central American Healthcare Initiative (CAHI) of INCAE's CLACDS held its annual "Evidence-Based Decision Making: New Trends in Public Health" event on February 9th at the Crowne Plaza Corobicí, attended by international experts from the United States and Mexico who shared information on the latest evidence-based trends from public health systems.

In the words of Andrea Prado, CAHI's Academic Director and INCAE Faculty member, "We explicitly focus on diversity; both as countries and as sectors. Among other things, we aim to enhance the management and innovation skills of healthcare professionals and develop a new generation of leaders at the Central American health sector."


GNAM Deans and Directors: Global business education is the best antidote against economic nationalism

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 13:16

global networkThe Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of 29 leading international business schools dedicated to driving innovation and creating value through exchange and engagement, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in April. Today, the principles on which the Network was founded are more important than ever.

The world is currently experiencing an upsurge in populism, economic nationalism, and anti-globalization rhetoric. Despite such sentiment, we recognize that the global economy is more interconnected than ever before. Business operations are increasingly global, with ideas, products, capital, and teams moving across borders. At the same time, big challenges — from climate change to financial stability and the fight against debilitating diseases — are global in nature and cannot be addressed without the private sector. Business cannot deliver for all its stakeholders if borders are closed or certain groups are prevented from crossing them because of their country of origin or religious beliefs. Ongoing global engagement and exchange are paramount.


INCAE and Vital Voices hold forum aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs in order to foster development and wealth

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:09

thumb vital voice"In 83 economies around the world, 200 million women are starting a new venture," said Babson College Vice-Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership, Candida Brush, who called for participation of women in enterprises to be seen as a key factor of value creation in society.

Professor Brush was one of the speakers at the III Euro-American Conference of Women Leaders 2017: Women Entrepreneurs as Development and Wealth Generators (CEAML 2017), held by INCAE´s Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership (CLCM) and Vital Voices Costa Rica on February 2nd in San José. The event brought together more than 300 men and women from public and private organizations, allowing them to exchange experiences and ideas on women entrepreneurs.


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