Andrea Prado | INCAE Master Programs


Andrea M. Prado is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at INCAE Business School.  She holds the Strachan Chair for Philanthropy and Social Investment.  Prado’s research explores the role of companies in promoting sustainable development in the countries where they operate, particularly through their corporate social responsibility strategies and delivery of products and services to low-income populations.  She also studies the impact and dynamics of industry self-regulation (i.e. adoption of voluntary certification programs) to promote environmental and labor practices in emerging economies.  Prado has published her research in prestigious academic journals, books, and book chapters and has received multiple international awards.

Prado has lead multiple executive programs on Healthcare Management and Global Health at INCAE. She was the Academic Director of the Central American Healthcare Initiative since its inception in 2012 to 2019.  CAHI seeks to catalyze access to quality health services for low-income populations through innovative solutions and enhanced management capabilities in the region, through a Fellowship program delivered by INCAE. 

Prado received a PhD in Management and Organizations from Stern School of Business, New York University, a Msc. in International Economics from the University of Essex, UK and a Bsc. in Economics from the Universidad de Costa Rica.  She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for her PhD studies and a Chevening scholarship for her Master studies. 


Personal Information

Associate Professor
Country of Origin:
Costa Rica
Country of Residence:
Costa Rica
Office Phone:
+506 2437-2273

Academic Degrees

  • B.A. - Economics, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • M.S. - International Economics, University of Essex
  • Ph.D. - Business Administration, Stern School of Business, New York University

Teaching areas

  • Organizational Change and Developement
  • Sustainable Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


  • Creating Value from Values
  • Desarrollo Sostenible & Responsabilidad Social Empresarial
  • Cambio Organizacional y RRHH