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New INCAE Center to Support Entrepreneurs

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Friday, 02 September 2016 00:00

thumb Urs JägerLatin America has great potential for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is seen as a good career option by 66.8% of the population, and 74.4% of Latino entrepreneurs engage in entrepreneurship to take advantage of opportunities and not out of need, according to The 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report. Based on these data, Professor Urs Jäger presented last July the new Latin American Center for Entrepreneurs of INCAE Business School in Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.

The new center aims to develop research on entrepreneurship, create an entrepreneurship major at INCAE's MBA Program starting in August 2016 in Costa Rica, locate resources for an investment fund to support student entrepreneurs at INCAE, and conduct reinforcement activities for entrepreneurs through partnerships with organizations all over the region.


INCAE Committed to Entrepreneurialism in Latin America

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Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:00

INCAE is looking for entrepreneurs willing to reach their full potential and to turn their ideas into impact companies in the region. As a result, it has launched an entrepreneurialism major for its 2018 Specialized MBA Program in Costa Rica for 20 visionary participants with the potential to help the region, which will feature a special scholarship from Cuestamoras, a Costa Rican multibusiness organization.

"Latin America needs more people able to innovate and create jobs to help the region grow and that's what we are aiming to achieve with this new major," explains Luis Umaña Timms, Executive Director of INCAE's Masters Programs. INCAE's commitment to Latin America includes strengthening the region's business framework.


INCAE Supports Corporate Sustainability

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:00

Corporate sustainability is a respected, well-researched field in developed countries, with large companies leading by example. In Latin America and the developing world the reality is quite different and the term gets lost among the many problems plaguing the region. That is what INCAE Business School and the entire system of Global Network Advanced Management (GNAM) business schools, led by Yale University, want to change.

Faculty members, researchers, and students from GNAM schools, including Yale, Berkeley, IE, and INCAE, as well as entrepreneurs from Honduras, Mexico, and Ecuador met in Connecticut on April 4 - 5 for the Latin American Corporate Sustainability Analysis Project (LACSA). The goal is to fill this gap with case studies exploring corporate sustainability efforts in Latin American companies.


INCAE Excelled in IXL 2016 Spring Innovation Olympics

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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 00:00

thumb IXL IThe high level of INCAE students was evident once again as six 2017 MBA students won first place in the Latin American race of the IXL 2016 Spring Innovation Olympics, beating renowned schools such as Erasmus University in the Netherlands, Universidad EAN in Colombia, Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela, and Hult International Business School in Massachusetts.

The event was organized by IXL, a global innovation consulting firm, and had students from different universities consult for 17 companies. In each race several teams provided consulting services to a specific company which finally chose the winner. Initially three teams from INCAE took part in the competition by consulting for different companies and one of them won.


Agreement between Prodigy Finance and INCAE will Help Foreign Students Finance up to 80% of Their MBAs

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:00

thumb INCAE ProdigyStudents interested in pursuing an MBA degree at INCAE will no longer be hindered by funding issues. INCAE, the most prestigious business school in Central and South America in line with the 2016 Financial Times MBA Ranking, has signed a new agreement with Prodigy Finance, an online platform offering financial assistance to prospective graduate students.

Thanks to this agreement all foreign students admitted to INCAE's MBA Program will be able to receive financial support for up to 80% of all expenses incurred during the MBA. This includes tuition, food, daily activities, and other living costs. Costa Rican and Nicaraguan students will only be able to use this funding when the MBA is pursued at an INCAE campus outside their own country.


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