INCAE receives with great joy 80 students of the I-2020 Latin American Leadership MBA Program

05 de April 2019

The first class of the Latin American Leadership MBA Program began on March 2019 with 80 students from 11 Latin American countries including Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Bolivia, among others. They have different backgrounds such as engineering, administration law, architecture, economics, advertising, and tourism, which will undoubtedly contribute to enrich class discussion. They will be on campus for the next 15 months and will be graduating in May 2020.

"I am very pleased to have 80 future agents of change from our countries to trust us with their training. I am sure they will be facing challenges in this new stage but certainly they will also find satisfaction when they begin to create change in their countries after graduating and to show the leadership skills they will acquire in our classrooms," said INCAE Rector Enrique Bolaños.

The Latin American Leadership MBA Program (MBA LL) is taught in Spanish and it has two cohorts, starting in March and September. It allows students to choose among five major including Finance and Banking, Innovation and Technology, Sustainability, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. They also have a chance to take part in regional exchanges to learn about other countries, thus expanding their worldview and giving them the opportunity to establish global contacts.

Upon concluding their MBA courses, the students will gather in groups of individuals from different nationalities to conduct a Management Consulting Project aimed to solve a complex problem within a Latin American company under the guidance of a Faculty member. Last year they worked with Walmart, Corporación Multi Inversiones and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Within its portfolio of full-time MBA programs, in addition to the LL MBA Program INCAE offers the 15-month Global Perspective MBA Program, taught in English. It starts every year in September and offers the option of pursuing a double degree at renowned universities such as Yale, Michigan, St. Gallen, and UC San Diego. Every year students will participate in the Global Network Week, when they can take courses on key issues for the progress of our countries in one of the 29 schools of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). In addition, they have a chance to participate in the Immersion Week, a study trip to visit successful international companies and a renowned foreign university. They must also perform the Management Consulting Project.

In addition to these Programs, INCAE offers Executive Master’s Programs as well as Open and Corporate Executive Programs and Online Executive Education.