INCAE MBA Oath Club Goes Global
Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:55
- Club debuts on new global web site and makes its first presentation in Europe
INCAE, March 1, 2012. The international footprint of the student-led INCAE MBA Oath Club increased last weekend with two different events--one taking place in the virtual world of the internet and the other at a conference in Barcelona, Spain.
On Feb. 26th, the Club debuted as a Featured Program on the web site of the Oath Project, which is the lead non-profit organization promoting the MBA Oath as a global movement. INCAE shares the distinction of being an Oath Project Featured Program with three other business schools—Harvard Business School, Thunderbird Global School of Management, and Babson.
Genevieve Horvilleur, the Co-President of the MBA Oath Club for the Nicaragua campus, said: "We are very honored to be showcased by a prestigious global organization like the Oath Project. In particular, we are proud that we are the only non-U.S. school on the Featured Programs list, and that the first non-U.S. school is from Latin America, instead of Europe or Asia. President Condo [INCAE Business School] told us from the beginning, that he wants our Club to help demonstrate that Latin America institutions can take a leadership role on the subject of business ethics. In this regard, being a Featured Program is an important step forward for our young Club. We are not even a year old yet."
The Oath Project web site is located at www.oathproject.org. Once on the web site, clicking on the INCAE business school logo under "Featured Programs" will take the user to an overview of the INCAE MBA Oath Club. .
Also on Feb. 26, Alejandro Castro, the Oath Club's Co-President for the Costa Rica campus, marked the Club's first ever appearance in Europe by serving as a panelist at the 9th Doing Good Doing Well Conference in Barcelona, Spain. This annual event is hosted by IESE Business School (which is currently ranked number nine in the world in the annual business school rankings given by the Financial Times.)
The Conference is organized by the MBA alumni of IESE of the University of Navarra, and brings together more than 500 participants. Presenters, businessmen, alumni, students, and institutions debated the demands of new economic and business models based on ethics, transparency, and sustainability. Castro was the only university student presenting on his panel which was entitled: "Responsible Leadership: More Than Just Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?" The INCAE MBA Oath Club was one of the few student organizations invited to present at the Conference.
"Our Club was proud to represent INCAE at such an important international activity." Castro said. "Our core message that MBAs must turn away from an exclusive emphasis on short-time profit maximization and instead emphasize long term value maximization was well received. Shared value maximization is what sustainable business and a sustainable planet is all about." Castro added.
Asked about next steps for the MBA Oath Club, Castro mentioned that the Club was looking forward to debuting its own web site sometime in April and to increasing its connections with the Oath Project. "The Oath Project is a global leader and we want to help make an even larger Latin American contribution to their work", he noted.
The INCAE MBA OATH Club currently has 56 Student Members, and is planning several student events in the April-May time frame.
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