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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.
ESADE Business School has moved up in each of the three bi-annual rankings published by BusinessWeek today for Custom Executive Education Programmes, Open Executive Education programmes and the Executive MBA. The rankings, which all measure client satisfaction, once again place ESADE as one of the global leaders in business education. In custom programmes ESADE placed 4th in the world (1st outside the US) only surpassed by Duke, Insead and CCL. This achievement reflects the school’s work in designing and imparting programmes for clients such as Bertelsmann, Bunge, Deutsche Bank, Ford, Pfizer, Repsol, Volkswagen and many others. In addition, ESADE’s leadership in the area of Corporate Universities exemplified
by the school’s annual Corporate Universities Forum in Madrid, attended by the Training and HR directors of multinationals such as BBVA, PriceWaterhouse, Santander, Telefonica, and Union Fenosa, many of which are also clients, is thought to have played a role in the ranking. In open programmes ESADE moved up three places to hold the 11th position in the world (5th outside the US). This result is based on the feedback gained from participants of general management programmes such as ESADE’s Programme for Leadership Development (offered in Bilbao, Madrid, San Sebastian and Seville), the Advanced Management Programme (offered Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Madrid), and Programme for Management Development (offered in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cordoba (Argentina), Curitiba (Brazil), Madrid and Montevideo (Uruguay) as well as a number of regional capitals across Spain). ESADE’s Executive MBA programme taught in Madrid or Barcelona, with international modules in the UK, the US, India and China moved up four places to number 17 in the world (4th outside the US). This part-time programme, taught every other week on Fridays and Saturdays as well as through five intensive modules, attracts participant profiles from many different sectors and includes and adaptation of ESADE’s well renowned LEAD programme. Overall BusinessWeek rates ESADE as one of the four best business schools in the world in the areas of Leadership, Strategy and General Management. While the rankings are mostly dominated by American schools ESADE is one of only six non-US schools to be consistently ranked. To see the ranking and read BusinessWeek’s analysis of it, click here.
For the second year running, prestigious Latin American business magazine, Ámerica Economía has ranked ESADE Business School number ten in the world for Executive Education in Latin America. ESADE is one of only three schools founded outside of the region to make the top ten. ESADE has shown a firm commitment to the region, with the opening of their campus in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2004 and the setting up of a Global Center in São Paulo, Brazil earlier this year. ESADE Buenos Aires offers a range of executive education programmes, encompassing both open and in-company. In this latest evaluation ESADE is ranked number one in terms of clients. This criteria particularly considers the size and importance of schools’ Latin American clients and the loyalty of these clients. At a time when competition in executive education is fierce, this result highlights the quality of ESADE’s programmes. Corporate Universities also form an important part of ESADE’s presence in Latin America. The school, whose clients include Telefónica, Santander and Repsol YPF works closely with these companies to design programmes which are perfectly integrated into their strategy and are taught around the world, particularly in Latin America. ESADE hosts an annual conference on Corporate Universities and is one of the few business schools to have fully embraced this change in direction in executive education. “In open and custom programmes we work hard to meet clients’ expectations, designing courses that fit their needs and are flexible enough to adapt to new realities as they emerge.” Comments Alejandro Bernhardt, Director of ESADE’s Buenos Aires campus. ESADE’s new range of month-long programmes, “Executive Education for Times of Crisis” is an example of this. Participants choose whether to focus on
Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources or Creativity and Innovation. Other programmes offered by ESADE in Latin America include ESADE’s well reputed Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program, run
in conjunction with Georgetown University, which holds one of its six two-week modules in Argentina and Brazil and ESADE’s Advanced Management Programme offered in Buenos Aires, Campinas, Curitiba and Montevideo. ESADE also boasts an impressive international network and has alumni chapters in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, and Venezuela. For more information on the new ranking see www.americaeconomia.com
ESADE Business School climbs the rankings yet again, this time in the Annual Executive Education ranking carried out by the Financial Times on Open and Custom programmes. Reflecting the school’s commitment to further developing their offerings in this area, ESADE has moved up 6 places in open programmes and 17 places in custom programmes.
In custom programs, ESADE broke into the top ten for the first time, ranking 8th in the world, (5th in Europe), while the school’s open programmes were ranked 26th worldwide (8th in Europe). Overall the ESADE was ranked number 20 in the world for Executive Education as a whole. ESADE’s custom programmes, which are imparted on clients’ premises or at ESADE’s Madrid, Barcelona and Buenos Aires campuses, as well at partner schools in other parts of the world, are those designed specifically to meet clients’ needs. Clients include Telefonica, Bunge, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Intermon Oxfam, IBM, Kpmg,
Wagonlit, and Deutsche Bank, among others.
Open programmes are those aimed at companies who wish to invest in specific individuals, giving them new management tools and exposing them to interaction with participants from other companies and sectors. ESADE’s Program for Management Development (PMD) (offered in Barcelona, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Cordova (Argentina) and Curativa (Brazil)), their Senior Executive Programme (SEP) (offered in Barcelona and Madrid) and their new Programme for Leadership Development (PLD) (with modules in St. Gallen, Munich, Berlin and Barcelona) are the schools key offerings in this area.
The structure of the FT Executive ranking is such that 80% for the final score depends on client satisfaction. ESADE’s Executive Education
team are particularly good at working with clients, listening to their needs and treating them as partners in the design of the programmes, it was no surprise then that our clients particularly highlighted the school’s excellence in the ‘Preparation’ criteria. This considers, “the level of interaction, the extent to which purchasers’ ideas were integrated; and the effectiveness of the business school in integrating its latest research into the programme”. ESADE’s custom programme clients also highlighted the school’s excellence in teaching materials and in offering programmes overseas.
In open programmes, clients’ were particularly impressed with ESADE’s work with partner schools (a criteria based on the quality of programmes taught with other schools). ESADE is well accustomed to working with other leading schools from across the globe, in all units of the business school (Executive Education, MBA’s, MSc’s, Undergraduate degrees…). Highlights of this year have been the launch of the Global Executive MBA (with Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and their McDonough School of Business); the Program for Leadership Development with the University of St. Gallen), CSR:
Strategic Integration and Competitiveness CSR: Stategic Integration and Competitivness (with Stanford Graduate School of Business) and Beyond Pretty with The Art Center College of Design). Clients also gave high marks to the follow-up ESADE offers after the completion of the programmes, the school’s facilities, its international location (“programmes run outside the schools’ base country and region”).
“We are delighted to be ranked as one of the top ten providers of custom programmes,” stated Jaume Hugas, ESADE’s Director of Executive Education. “The Executive Education team has worked hard at exceeding clients’ expectations, listening to their ideas, and combining them with ESADE’s experience in designing and teaching programmes, to come up with proposals that fit their needs perfectly. Our work with corporate universities, for example, has been particularly ground-breaking. Where other schools are merely dipping their toes in the water, ESADE partnering with corporate universities, creating spaces for them to share experiences and taking the lead in finding the best ways to work together.”
To read the FT article on Corporate Universities featuring comments from ESADE’s Dean, Alfons Sauquet, click here.