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2017- I EMBA students took part in developing Centrolac strategy during live case

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:08

casoThe Strachan Chair for Philanthropy and Social Investment held its first live case of the year last Thursday, April 20 focused on Centrolac, a Nicaraguan dairy producing and marketing goods all over Central America. Founding Partner and Executive Director of Centrolac Alfredo Lacayo and INCAE Faculty Member Andrea Prado managed to attract attention and encourage discussion with a group of 2017- I EMBA students. Lacayo shared with the audience his inclusive business idea of promoting transfer of technical knowledge to small Nicaraguan milk producers to improve productivity and enhance competitiveness.

The discussion addressed three challenges Centrolac faced by early 2016. First, it analyzed Centrolac's strategy to meet competition from LALA, a Mexican company starting operations in Nicaragua by late 2015,


Professional MBA starts in Nicaragua with much excitement and an increase in the average age of students

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:59

mba2018Seventy-eight male and female students with different professional backgrounds and hailing from various countries of Latin America (51% from Central America and 49% from South America) started the 2018 Professional MBA Program at Francisco de Sola Campus in Nicaragua last March 21. Interestingly, 24% of the class is made up of women.

They are about to start a long journey to graduation including a life-long bond between students and Faculty and also among themselves.

They will learn how to develop critical thinking and will acquire skills in finance and operations, as well as leadership tools and teamwork skills, Also, they will apply their learning in developing case studies, simulations and a final consultancy for a Latin American company.


First CAMEXNIC- INCAE Talent Fair successfully held

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:54

CAMEXNIC- INCAEForty-seven students from INCAE's MBA Program at Campus Francisco de Sola took part in the first CAMEXNIC-INCAE Talent Fair at the Argüello Arellano Forum on March 7th. They applied for jobs at renowned companies including Abaco, Agricorp, Banpro, BATCA, Soluble Coffee, CEMEX, Claro, Ernst & Young, Ficohsa, Coen Group, Grupo, Lala, HMVP, INCAE, Lafise, Manpower, Omnilife, Search Jobs, Sinsa, Sukarne, Walmart.

This fair was jointly organized with CAMEXNIC, the Mexican-Nicaraguan Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and resulted from a collaboration agreement between both entities signed last year. In spite of being a local fair, 20 regional companies from different countries including Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica, among others, also took part with students' profiles considered at both local and regional level. All participating companies interviewed 31 candidates at their stands.


Emerald Group Publishing recognizes INCAE Faculty members

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:45

image001"Introduction: Innovation in Latin America", an article by INCAE faculty members Niels Ketelhöhn and Enrique Ogliastri, was selected for the 50th anniversary commemorative issue of Emerald Group Publishing. Originally published in Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración in 2013, the article was selected among tens of thousands of articles from 300 different magazines run by Emerald. Emerald Group operates worldwide with offices in Australia, Brazil,  China, Dubai, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and the United States.

"It is a great honor," said Professor Ogliastri, "because they had to choose only 50 articles, from 300 magazines over 50 years of publishing.


Leading companies seek graduates to fill key positions at INCAE’s 2017 Professional Talent Fair

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:33

fairOver 200 INCAE MBA candidates interacted intensively for two days with renowned leading companies at the 2017 Professional Talent Fair held at Walter Kissling Gam Campus on February 22 - 23. Forty companies from Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia and Mexico, some of which recruit regionally, took part in the Fair. These included Amazon, Microsoft, L'Oréal, Pepsico, Walmart, CITI, Amway, and Grupo SER, among others, and twelve of them joined on a virtual basis. In all, 112 interviews took place. This is the main recruitment event organized by INCAE and designed exclusively for MBA students to connect graduates with leading companies in the region.

"We are very proud that such well-known companies come to INCAE looking for talent and that they recognize the quality of INCAE students. This time, as in previous occasions, employers looked for leaders to fill senior management positions. We are sure they will find excellent options among our future graduates," said Vinnitsa Leytón, Associate Career Services Director.


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