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Students from Stern School of Business receive course on sustainability at INCAE

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INCAE, March 13, 2012. Twenty one MBA students from the Stern School of Business, of New York, University are participating in the program Doing Business in Costa Rica: Sustainable Business in Latin America, from March 11 until March 15.Professor Francisco de Paula Gutiérrez introduced the Stern students to the economy of Costa Rica.

The program is coordinated by INCAE professor, Michael Metzger, and classes will be taught by INCAE Professors Francisco de Paula Gutiérrez, Arturo Cruz, Maria Elena Carballo, Lawrence Pratt and Ana Maria Majano, Michael Metzger and Esteban Brenes.

In addition, students will make a series of visits to companies within the electronics industry, the Ministry of Energy, and several tourist sites.

As explained by the Dean of Masters Programs, Guillermo Selva, this is the first time INCAE has received a group of students from NYU, marking an important collaboration between the two institutions.

The Director of International Programs at the Stern School, Kyle Cunningham, explained that the goal of the program is to familiarize students with sustainable business practices in emerging in Latin America markets. "We invite them to reflect on a socially responsible way of doing business and how they might make the world a better place."

Cunningham said he decided to carry out the program with INCAE because its expertise in this area.

Students at the Stern School entered the country on Sunday and visited the Costa Rican Art Museum where they received the class Introduction to Political and Cultural History of Costa Rica by Maria Elena Carballo, former Minister of Culture.

This March 12 Professors Metzger and Gutiérrez introduced them to the economy of Costa Rica, and in the afternoon they visited the Minister of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications, René Castro. They also received lectures on sustainable development in Latin America by Ana Maria Majano.

On 13, 14 and March 15 the students will visit General Microcircuits Inc in the zona franca Coyol, Jacó Beach and La Paz Waterfalls company. They also have classes on entrepreneurship and family businesses in Latin America, social enterprise, political analysis and scenarios for business as well as ecotourism and sustainable development in Costa Rica.

For more information, contact Silvia Castillo at (506) 2437-2319 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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