Participants on the second edition of the ESADE-Georgetown Global Executive MBA are currently grappling with the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Latin America in their intensive module in Buenos Aires and São Paulo. Over the two weeks, the cohort of 29 executives of 13 different nationalities, living in 11 different countries will focus on the strategy and structure of the multi-national
firm while also getting to know more about Latin American business first hand. At ESADE’s campus in Buenos Aires, apart from following classes on Marketing for Global Executives, Global Operations and Supply Chains, Structuring and Managing the Global Firm and Designing the Global Firm, the group will also take part in three CEO forums, giving them a chance to network with business leaders from the Mercosur region. While in São Paulo they will visit three leading Brazilian companies: Natura, Petrobras and Inside Brazil, as well as following classes on Field Marketing. Over the course of the module, participants will also have a chance to get to know the cities, sample the local cuisine, go to a football match and a watch a tango show, among other activities. Given that the average
age of the class is 39, the module is taught by leading professors from ESADE and Georgetown, who are experts in training experienced managers. The programme’s international curriculum and focus on team work, combined with the diversity of the class in terms of nationalities, sectors worked in and academic and business backgrounds, enriches the classroom experience to such an extent
that participants gain a truly global perspective. Through its modules in Bangalore, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Moscow, New York, São Paulo and Washington D.C. the 15-month modular-based GEMBA programme, allows participants to witness the financial recovery from many different perspectives while also getting an MBA from three great schools: Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and ESADE Business School. ESADE has close ties with both Argentina and Brazil, with a campus in Buenos Aires (opened in 2004) and a Global Center in São Paulo (opened in May 2009). ESADE currently runs Executive Education programmes in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and has alumni chapters in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Peru and Venezuela.