Executive Master in Business Analytics

Essential training to learn how to make decisions in the era of Big Data

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Master's Degree / Postgraduate:
July 2024
Duration
12 months (master's degree)
8 months (postgraduate)
Location
Semipresential -
Costa Rica/Panama
Modality
Part time
Summary

This specialization is designed to deepen your understanding of Big Data, the only tool that allows you to discover, interpret and communicate relevant patterns in data to turn them into a competitive advantage for your company. In addition, you will gain knowledge about Artificial Intelligence (AI), its applications, ethical considerations and future trends.

In the Executive Master in Business Analytics (EMA) you will develop technical, analytical and business skills that will enable you to make data-driven decisions with great results.

Postgraduate or master's degree, you decide

Our executive master's degrees have a modular and flexible format that adapts to your needs. You can choose to obtain a postgraduate degree by taking 8 months of the Business Analytics specialization or obtain a master's degree by adding 4 more months of General Management, before or after the specialization. In addition, the contents are taught in a hybrid format, combining 50% face-to-face and 50% online.

Contents of the EMA

*The pre-program is taken only once, either at the beginning of the master's or graduate program.
**The General Management modules must be completed at the end of the specialization if you wish to obtain the master's degree.
***Postgraduate modules are those that must be completed for the postgraduate degree only.
INCAE reserves the right to make changes to its programs.

Why INCAE?

INCAE is recognized by international rankings as the most prestigious business school in Latin America. We have international professors with extensive experience, with doctorates from the best universities. Our programs follow a comprehensive learning model for executives based on practical methodologies such as case analysis and business simulations. In addition, they allow students to network, expanding their network of contacts with entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world.

Admission requirements
Investment
Costa Rica / Panama
Total postgraduate investment$ 16,500
Total master's degree investment$ 24,500

The investment includes tuition, teaching materials and meals during all on-site modules at the Costa Rica campus and the executive center in Panama. It does not include lodging or transportation. For accommodation options, please contact our Admissions Manager directly.
Ask about special benefits for companies whose executives are enrolled in this master's program.

Financial assistance

We offer you different financing options, programs and scholarships to help you cover the cost of the master's degree.

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Juan Carlos Barahona INCAE
Juan Carlos Barahona
Ph.D. Media, Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Juan Carlos Barahona INCAE
Juan Carlos Barahona
Ph.D. Media, Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contact
juan.barahona@incae.edu
Networks
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barahona
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Academic Background
  • Ph.D. Media, Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.A.E. Business Administration, INCAE Business School
  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration with Emphasis in Computer Science, Universidad Internacional de las Américas
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Technology and Innovation

Courses

  • Technology and Information Systems Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Social Networking
  • Introduction to Consulting
  • Management Consulting Practice
  • Innovation
  • ANEC (Critical Thinking and Decision Making)

Programs

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA
  • Young Leadership Program - YLP

Executive Programs

biography

He is Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at INCAE Business School, has directed the Executive Masters in Marketing and Digital Transformation, and currently directs the Specialization in Artificial Intelligence for Digital Business.

He is the author of more than 200 management and academic papers related to the adoption of technological innovations and business intelligence. He is also a pioneer in the incorporation and adoption of Generative Artificial Intelligence tools in the teaching of the case method and critical thinking.

Dr. Barahona has extensive experience advising and training business and government leaders in more than 20 countries. Through the corporate programs of INCAE and the firm Sociométrika, he has contributed with local and global companies in the identification and solution of complex problems, based on a design approach, data analysis and "People Analytics".

He earned an MBA with an emphasis in Banking and Finance from INCAE and a PhD Media, Arts, and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. His thesis "Diffusion of ideas, practices, and artifacts: network effects on collective outcomes" was guided by Alex (Sandy) Pentland, declared by FORBES as one of the "7 most powerful data scientists in the world".

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Work experience

Juan Carlos Barahona is an associate professor at INCAE Business School. His general academic interest is on the role of digital technologies and social structures in the diffusion of ideas, behaviors and artifacts.

He was a member of the Human Dynamics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab. The scientific research group led by Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland, one of the most cited computer scientists and considered by Newsweek magazine as one of the 100 most influential people on the planet.

Before joining MIT, he was Deputy Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development at INCAE, and consultant to the World Bank for the development of the strategy and business plan for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, and on issues related to education.

In the late 1990s, he led the research team that developed the conceptual model and facilitated the reform process of the five Central American customs offices, as part of a joint action-research initiative on trade logistics by the Harvard Center for International Development, Harvard Business School's Center for Strategy and Competition and INCAE.

Prof. Barahona has served as a consultant to companies and governments in several Latin American countries in the fields of strategy and organization. He is co-author of Costa Rica's education policy and one of the pioneers in digital government in Costa Rica. He is the author of business case studies, articles, books and book chapters on sustainable development, customs reform, trade logistics, information technologies for development and social network analysis. Before opting for an academic career, he was an entrepreneur and founder of a software company and a business consulting firm.

He currently complements his academic work by advising companies as a consultant or as a member of their board of directors.

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Esteban R. Brenes
Ph.D. University of Florida
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Esteban R. Brenes
Esteban R. Brenes
Ph.D. University of Florida
Contact
esteban.brenes@incae.edu
Networks
https://cr.linkedin.com/in/esteban-r-brenes-b932a04
Networks
Academic Background
  • MBA - INCAE Business School
  • Engineering - Industrial Engineer, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Ph.D. - Agricultural Economics and International Trade and Marketing, University of Florida (Gainesville)
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Strategy

Courses

  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy

Programs

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

He specializes in the areas of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and was Dean of INCAE Business School from 2001 to 2007. He is currently Academic Director of the Executive MBA (EMBA) and the Senior Management Program. He was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, USA for 10 years, at Cotrugli Business School, Europe for 8 years and led the Steve Aronson Research Chair in Strategy and Agribusiness at INCAE for 12 years. He has taught in executive programs at the Business Schools of the Universities of Michigan, Chicago and Duke and In Company programs for Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Oracle, CEMEX, Citibank, Chiquita, among others.

He has more than 30 international academic publications, 60 case studies and four books, namely: The Future of Entrepreneurship in Latin America with J. Haar, Understanding Entrepreneurial Family Businesses in Uncertain Environments: Opportunities and Resources in Latin America with M. Nordqvist et.al., Desafíos Presentes y Futuros del Medio Ambiente y La Productividad en la Agroempresa Centroamericana and Evaluación de Proyectos en Impacto Ambiental.

President and founder of Brenes, Artavia Consultores y Asociados S.A.(www.bacyasociados.com). Among other companies he has consulted in business and corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and family businesses in: Kraft CA, Holcim CR, Tetra Pak C&C, Panama Canal Authority, Grupo Britt NV, Grupo Monge, Interbank Peru, Bantrab Guatemala, Fertica Panama, Hospital Clinica Biblica, Televisora de Costa Rica S.A., MercaSid, Grupo Rica, Distribuidora Pedro Oller, Grupo De Sola, among others. Former Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of the Government of Costa Rica.

Work experience

He is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Master's programs and former Dean of the Faculty and Master's programs at INCAE. For 10 years he was Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurial Strategy and International Business at the University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, has been Director of Doctoral Dissertations at HEC, Business School, Paris and has lectured in residential and executive programs at the Business Schools of the Universities of Michigan, Chicago and Duke.

For the past eight years he has been a visiting professor at Cotrugli Business School, Europe. He has taught "In Company" programs, among other companies, for Alstom Group, Roche, Carlsberg, Coca Cola, BASF, Oracle, Novartis, CEMEX, COFIA-AFP - Citibank, Sanofi, Millicom (TIGO) and Chiquita.

Professor Brenes is currently the Director of the Executive MBA (EMBA), Director of the Senior Management Program (PAG) at INCAE and holder of the Steve Aronson Chair in Strategy and Agribusiness. The Chair was created thanks to a significant donation from Mr. Steve Aronson, founder of the Britt Group N.V.

Professor Brenes has a number of international publications including the edition of two books, "The Future of Entrepreneurship in Latin America" with J. Haar and "Understanding Entrepreneurial Family Businesses in Uncertain Environments: Opportunities and Resources in Latin America" with M. Nordqvist et al, the first in second edition 2016 and the second from 2012. Other recent publications include "Learning to become a high reliability organization in the food retail business", "Assesing agri-business firms' performances: Organizational and marketing business models of high/low sales and ROE outcomes", Strategy and innovation in emerging economies after the end of the commodity boom-insights from Latin America" and "Hospital Clinica Biblica in 2013" published in the Journal of Business Research, 2016. Additionally, Professor Brenes has 12 articles published in internationally prestigious academic journals, more than 50 case studies and two other books entitled "Desafíos Presentes y Futuros del Medio Ambiente y la Productividad en la Agroempresa Centroamericana" (Present and Future Challenges of the Environment and Productivity in Central American Agribusiness) and "Evaluación de Proyectos en Impacto Ambiental" (Project Evaluation in Environmental Impact).

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Brenes is founder of the consulting firm bac&asociados S.A. His work in the area of consulting is focused on business and corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and the management of family businesses. Some of the organizations for which he has collaborated include: Banco Davivienda, Kraft CA, Holcim CR, Tetrapak CA&C, Chiquita CA, Panama Canal Authority, Grupo Britt NV, Grupo Monge, Grupo Cuesta de Moras, Hospital Clínica Bíblica, Televisora de Costa Rica S.A., Distribuidora Pedro Oller, Grupo De Sola, Alimentos Pro Salud (Sardimar), Industrias Borja, Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal (CR), Banco de Costa Rica, Interbank Perú, Banco Salvadoreño, Banco del Pacífico, POPS, Cemento Panamá and Bolsa de Valores de Guayaquil. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors of different companies in the fields of health, services to oil companies, construction, retail and agribusiness.

During the period from May 1998 to June 2000, he served as Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of the Government of Costa Rica and, as such, was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of public companies in the areas of production, irrigation and drainage and marketing of agricultural, agro-industrial and fishing products.

D. in Agricultural Economics with a major in International Trade and Marketing from the University of Florida (Gainesville) with the support of a Fulbright scholarship from the U.S. Government, and an MBA with honors in Business Administration from INCAE. Previously, he obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

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Carla Fernández Corrales
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Carla Fernández Corrales
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contact
carla.fernandez@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017.
  • M.Sc., Computer Science and Informatics, University of Costa Rica, 2012.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2004.
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas:

  • Technology and Innovation

Courses:

  • Digital Transformation II
  • Project Management

Programs:

  • MBA
  • Global MBA

Executive Programs:

  • Executive Master in Business Analytics
  • Executive Master in Marketing
  • Board of Directors Program: Succeeding and Creating Value as a Board Member
  • Business Intelligence: Building a data-driven enterprise
  • Business Strategy
  • Agile Organizations: Adapting in Times of Uncertainty
  • Senior Management Program for Human Resources
  • Senior Management Program - PAG
biography

Professor Carla Fernández Corrales obtained her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, she completed undergraduate studies in Industrial Engineering and obtained with honors an Academic Master's Degree in Computer Science, both from the University of Costa Rica. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.

Dr. Fernández Corrales' research focuses on the study of technology management and innovation using machine learning methods. Her teaching and consulting interests focus on the strategic use of information technologies, data science and agile methodologies.

As a consultant, lecturer and TEDx speaker, Professor Fernández Corrales stands out for her ability to communicate highly specialized knowledge about technology to non-technical audiences, establishing connections with the value proposition, strategy and risk analysis in organizations.

Passionate about innovation and the digital transformation of higher education, she has also served in various academic leadership positions, including Director of Educational Technologies (METICS) at the University of Costa Rica, Director of Learning Innovation at INCAE Executive Education and Academic Director of the MBA programs at INCAE Business School.

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Florian M. Federspiel
Ph.D. IE Business School
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Florian M. Federspiel
Ph.D. IE Business School
Contact
florian.federspiel@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • B.A. - Psychology and Management (Honors) - Bradford University
  • M.Sc - International Management - IE Business School
  • Ph.D. - Management - IE Business School
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Management Decisions
  • Quantitative Methods

Executive Programs

biography

D. in Management Decision Sciences from IE Business School and an MSc. in International Management from the same school. He is an Assistant Professor at INCAE Business School and focuses on Management Decision Sciences.

He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Operations and Technology area at IE Business School, and a member of the Decision Analysis Society (INFORMS), as well as co-editor of the Ask Das column in Decision Analysis Today.

His research focuses on the intersection of theoretical knowledge of decision making (related to mathematical models), and how it is actually done in practice (related to cognitive and social psychology), for application in managerial decisions.

Work experience

Florian Federspiel is Assistant Professor at INCAE Business School and focuses on Management Decision Sciences.

Prior to joining INCAE Business School, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Operations and Information Management Group at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in the USA and an Adjunct Professor in the area of Operations and Technology at IE Business School in Spain.

His research focuses on the intersection of theoretical knowledge of decision making (related to mathematical models), and how decisions are actually made in practice (related to cognitive and social psychology), always with the aim of identifying possible failures and interventions to combat such failures in managerial decisions.

He is a member of the Decision Analysis Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), as well as editor of the Ask DAS column of Decision Analysis Today.

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Camellia Ilie
Ph. D. Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
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Camellia Ilie
Ph. D. Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
Contact
camelia.ilie@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. - Business Administration. Summa Cum Laude. Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE, Madrid, Spain.
  • Degree - Engineer. Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Diploma - Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma, Financial Times
  • Diploma - Senior Executive Program. ESADE Business School, Madrid, Spain & Babson College, Boston, USA.
  • Certificate - Corporate Governance: Essentials for a New Business Era. The Wharton School.
  • Certificate - Preparing to be a Corporate Director, Harvard Business School.
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • CEO and Board of Directors
  • Change and Business Transformation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Leadership Development
  • Talent Development
  • Women Leadership

Executive Programs:

  • Executive MBA
  • ExMaster in Business Analytics
  • ExMaster in Finance
  • ExMaster in Marketing and Sales
  • Board of Directors Program: Succeeding and Creating Value as a Board Member
  • President's Club
  • Management with Leadership: Personal and Team Leadership
  • Leading People & Change Management
  • Women Lead: Strategies for Women Development
  • Women's Executive Leadership Program
biography

Camelia Ilie is an entrepreneurial leader, advisor and professor with more than 25 years of experience in value creation, strategy, innovation and P&L management in organizations in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. She is Dean of Strategy and Institutional Affairs, Chair of the Leadership Center and Professor at INCAE, a leading business school in Latin America. During the last decade, together with an excellent team of leaders, they transformed the business model of Executive Education to position it in the Top 25 of the Financial Times world ranking. In addition, they created an online education start-up, in alliance with Emeritus, a world leader in educational technology. Up to 6,500 participants from more than 15 countries studied annually in the areas he has led.

He leads programs for presidents, CEOs and boards of directors to help them improve their governance systems, focusing on competitiveness, strategy, change management, succession planning, digital transformation and innovation. She has also worked with leading corporations such as Banco Santander, Gas Natural, Iberdrola, PWC, Inter-American Development Bank, Bankinter, Telefónica, Iberia, Maersk, Copa Airlines, on leadership and change programs following M&A, procurement or strategic business transformation transactions. He is a member and Chair Emeritus of the External Advisory Board of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Miami. He has been a member of the Advisory Council for Latin America of the American Association of Colleges and Schools of Business (AACSB), of the Board of Trustees of LASPAU and of the Excellence in Practice Awards of the European Foundation for Management Development, among others.

Through the opportunity to work with many industries and countries, she has developed the ability to work in multicultural groups and have a global perspective. Her strengths are developing high-performance teams and managing complexity, strategy, innovation, and trend analysis to identify opportunities and anticipate change. Trained as an engineer with a doctorate in business administration, she was a research fellow at the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. In LaRevista, Harvard Review for Latin America, she writes in the column "Perspective in time of change". Dr. Ilie also researches and writes on higher education, business school models, MBA programs, women's entrepreneurship and leadership. In recognition of her work, she received the Women's Economic Forum's Woman of the Decade Award in Education and Leadership in Latin America and is listed in Forbes magazine's list of the 100 most powerful women in Central America and the Caribbean.

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Urs P. Jäger INCAE
Urs P. Jäger
PhD in Strategic Change Management, University of St. Gallen (HSG)
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Urs P. Jäger
PhD in Strategic Change Management, University of St. Gallen (HSG)
Contact
urs.jager@incae.edu
Networks
https://cr.linkedin.com/in/urs-j%C3%A4ger-b8311143
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Academic Background
  • PhD - Strategic Change Management (Habilitation / tenured) - University of St.Gallen (HSG)
  • Ph.D. - Leadership and Business Ethics - University of St.Gallen (HSG)
  • Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration - University of St.Gallen (HSG)
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Entrepreneurship in emerging countries
  • Negotiation
  • Sustainability in emerging countries as risk and opportunity 

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Sustainability II
  • Sustainability in emergent economies
  • Negotiation
  • Fundamentals of Sustainability II
  • Sustainable Strategy
  • Negotiation
  • Fundamentals of Sustainability II
  • Entrepreneurship in emerging countries
biography

Urs Jäger is a strategist, researcher and teacher, specialist in strategic change management, leadership, business ethics, entrepreneurship and impact management with extensive experience in Europe and Latin America.

He is an associate professor at INCAE Business School and executive director of VIVA Idea. He guides his work from approaches of action-research methodology, sustainability, entrepreneurship and social innovation, with a focus on the inclusion of formal and informal markets, working in emerging countries.

He holds the VIVA Idea Schmidheiny Chair in Sustainability at INCAE Business School, in joint leadership with other colleagues. The Chair focuses on developing solutions that enable leaders to manage their impact and develops solutions based on an action research approach.

As executive director of VIVA Idea, an organization that is part of the VIVA Trust ecosystem of organizations that supports sustainable development throughout Latin America, he executes processes of action, accompaniment and training for leaders of companies, foundations, governments, non-governmental organizations and communities in managing impact. Impact management means the way in which leaders can make decisions and act to promote social progress. In this process, VIVA Idea collaborates with the Chair at INCAE Business School.

Urs Jäger's research focuses on collaborations between actors in unequal situations (such as indigenous peoples and multinational corporations), drivers of informal market development and governance practices that strengthen informal market development with a focus on social and economic progress. Together with his teams, he has developed action-research studies in Europe, Indonesia and more than ten countries in Latin America.

Work experience

2013 to date: Associate Professor. INCAE Business School (Costa Rica)

2013 to date: Research Director. VIVA, in collaboration with INCAE Business School (Costa Rica).

2007 to date: Associate Professor (Privatdozent). University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

2011 to 2012: Visiting Research Professor. INCAE Business School (Costa Rica)

2006 to 2011: Founding Co-Director. Center for Leadership and Values in Society (CLVS-HSG), University of St. Gallen. 2006: Visiting Scholar. Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Los Angeles (USA).

2003 to 2006: Assistant Professor. Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen.

2000 to 2003: Management Accountant/Financial Services Project Manager and Human Resource Consultant. Lufthansa Group (aviation company) (Frankfurt, Germany)

1999 to 2000: Research Associate. Institute for Leadership and Human Resources Management, University of St. Gallen.

1998 to 1999 : Portfolio Management Analyst. Investment banking firm (Zurich, Switzerland).

1998: Junior Consultant. Management Centre of St. Gallen (MZSG). (St.Gallen)

1997 to 1998: Project Member. Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen.

1997: Consultant. Consulting Group for Nonprofit-Organizations (BSU). (Stuttgart, Germany)

1996: Researcher. Institute of Work Psychology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) (Zürich, Switzerland).

1991 to 1992: Corporal. Swiss Military Service (Switzerland)

Felipe Pérez Pineda
Ph.D. - Purdue University
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Felipe Pérez Pineda
Ph.D. - Purdue University
Contact
felipe.perez@incae.edu
Networks
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Academic Background
  • Ph.D. - Purdue University
  • M.A.E. - INCAE Business School
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Mathematics

Courses:

  • Mathematics Propaedeutic
  • Management Consulting Practice
  • Sustainability Management
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMP
  • Financial Mathematics

Programs:

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA
  • MAB
  • MAIT
  • Young Leadership Program - YLP

Executive Programs:

  • Executive Master in Business Analytics
  • Executive MBA
  • Digital Transformation of Agribusiness

 

biography

He is a full Professor at INCAE Business School and actively participates in the executive and regular and executive master's programs. He has a long experience as a member of the faculty of INCAE, supported by several years of professional practice in different countries. He is the academic director of the Master program in Agribusiness Management and the MBA-Online (Master's Program in Business Administration on-line). Member of the Academic Policies Committee of INCAE and Director of the Qualifications Committee.

He currently teaches courses on Sustainability Management, Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics. He also participates in the consulting work of the Management Consulting project of the MAB and MAIT master's programs.

He does consulting work in several Latin American countries and has been a member of international professional associations such as the IAAE (International Association of Agricultural Economists) and IAMA (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association). He represented the PMA (Produce Marketing Association) of the United States in the region and is currently a director of several companies in Central America. He is a member of the College of Agricultural Engineers of Costa Rica.

He has participated intensively in the teaching of open executive programs and in the In Company modality in diverse areas such as Investment Risk Management and Evaluation, Project Formulation and Evaluation, Professional Project Management and Negotiation. He is the author and supervisor of numerous cases and teaching notes on different topics. Professor Perez has participated in several international congresses and conferences in various countries around the world and has presented the results of his research. His areas of interest are in the areas of competitiveness, sustainability and inclusiveness and Digital Transformation of Agribusiness.

He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, specializing in Natural Resource Economics and Business Strategy. He also obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration (MAE) at INCAE, specializing in Banking and Development Finance, and completed a postgraduate degree in Functional Administration (PAF) with emphasis in Agribusiness Management at the same institution, graduating with distinction. Professor Pérez is also an agronomist engineer with a major in Irrigation from the National School of Agriculture-Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Mexico, where he achieved honor roll throughout his career.

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Felipe Pérez Pineda holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, with specialization in Natural Resource Economics and Agribusiness Strategy. He graduated with a Master's degree in Business Administration from INCAE with a concentration in Banking and Development Finance, and a Postgraduate degree in Functional Administration with emphasis in Agribusiness Management from the same institution, graduating with distinction.

Professor Perez is also an Agricultural Engineer with a major in Irrigation from the Universidad Autonoma de Chapingo, Mexico where he achieved honor roll throughout his career. A member of the faculty of INCAE with the rank of Full Professor, he headed the Agroindustry Program of the institute for several years.

His experience as a professor at INCAE in the executive and master's programs has been supported by several years of professional practice in different countries. He has done consulting work in several Latin American countries and has been a member of international professional associations such as the IAAE (International Association of Agricultural Economists) and IAMA (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association).

He represented the PMA (Produce Marketing Association) of the United States in the region and is currently a director of several companies in Central America. Professor Perez currently teaches courses on Sustainability Management, Quantitative Methods and Introduction to Financial Simulation and Entrepreneurship in the Master's Programs in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

He also participates in executive education in events on Project Management, Assertive Communication and Decision Making and Presentation. He has also been a professor in these programs, in the courses of Quantitative Methods, Decision Making and Presentation, and Environmental Impact Project Evaluation.

He has participated intensively in the teaching of open executive programs and in the In-Company modality in diverse areas such as Investment Risk Management and Evaluation, Project Formulation and Evaluation, Project Management, Agro-industrial Project Evaluation and Negotiation.

He is the author and supervisor of numerous cases and teaching notes on different topics. Professor Pérez has participated in several international congresses and conferences in various countries around the world and has presented the results of his research. His areas of interest are Competitiveness, Sustainability and Inclusiveness; Innovation and Inclusive Business at the Base of the Pyramid.

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Carlos Quintanilla
Ph.D. - University of Michigan
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Carlos Quintanilla
Ph.D. - University of Michigan
Contact
carlos.quintanilla@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. - University of Michigan
  • M.S. - University of Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree - Iowa State University
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Economy
  • Quantitative Methods

Courses

  • Mathematics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Data Mining
  • Financial Mathematics

Programs

  • CAPSTONE
  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in August 2000. He also holds a Master's degree in Statistics (May 1998) and a Master's degree in Economics (December 1997) from the same university. His areas of specialization are: Macroeconomics, International Trade, Econometrics and Statistics.

Professor Quintanilla has been an Instructor at the University of Michigan in the following subjects: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

He has written numerous case studies and has published in the Journal of Business Research, and INCAE Business Review.

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D. in economics from the University of Michigan in August 2000. He also holds from the same university a Master's degree in Statistics (May 1998) and a Master's degree in Economics (December 1997.) His areas of specialization are: Macroeconomics, International Trade, Econometrics and Statistics. Professor Quintanilla has been an Instructor at the University of Michigan in the following subjects: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

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Pedro Raventós
Ph.D. Finance and International Business, Harvard University
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Pedro Raventós
Ph.D. Finance and International Business, Harvard University
Contact
pedro.raventos@incae.edu
Networks
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedro-raventos-1186214/
Networks
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. Finance and International Business, Harvard University
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Economy
  • Finance

Courses

  • Portfolio Management
  • E-Business
  • Industrial Dynamics
  • Industrial Dynamics
  • International Finance
  • Microeconomics and Industrial Organization

Programs

  • CAPSTONE
  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

He is a Full Professor at INCAE Business School, where he teaches Industrial Organization, eBusiness and International Finance. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate from Harvard University.

He has conducted research on capital flows to emerging economies, sovereign debt renegotiation processes, particularly those of Ecuador and Argentina, privatization processes in Central America, company valuation methodologies and more recently on global investment strategies.

His article "La Deuda Externa del Ecuador" appeared in Cuadernos de Economía. His articles "Deregulating Telecommunications in Central America" and "Building Electricity Markets in Central America" were published in Larrain, F (2001): Economic Development in Central America, Harvard University Press. In the last issue of the Journal Incae he published "The consistent use of flows and rates in the valuation of companies and projects".

He has advised companies and organizations on risk management, regulation and investment strategies. He has also researched restructuring processes in the electricity and telecommunications industries in Central America, focusing on regulatory and financial aspects.

Publications

Articles

Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2020). Negative oil price?
Barbosa, F.; Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2017). Muon Capital Management (D): Convertible Arbitrage.
Barbosa, F.; Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2017). Muon Capital Management (A): An Analytical Outlook on Hedge Funds.
Barbosa, F.; Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2017). Muon Capital Management (C): Merger Arbitrage.
Barbosa, F.; Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2017). Muon Capital Management (B): The Carry Trade.
Raventós, P. (Pedro); Zolezzi, S. (2016). Cement in Central America: Global Players in a Local Industry: Teaching Guide.
Raventós, P. (Pedro); Zolezzi, S. (2015). Electronic tendering of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Chile.
Raventós, P. (Pedro); Sauma, M. (2014). Capital Market Assumptions at ARPM.
Raventós, P. (Pedro); Ospina, J.M. (2013). Strategic management in Latin America: Introduction to a special section.
Raventós, P. (Pedro); Zolezzi, S. (2011). Sportsbooks and politicians: Place your bet: Teaching Note.
Raventós, P. (Pedro); Zolezzi, S. (2011). Sportsbooks and politicians: Place your bet!.
Raventós, P. (Pedro); Zolezzi, S. (2009). Electronic Procurement of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices in Chile: An Initial Empirical Investigation.
Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2007). Rate Flows for Valuation.
Raventós, P. (Pedro); Zolezzi, S. (2006). Sportsbooks Y Politicos: A Quien Le Apuesta? / Sportsbooks And Politicians: Make Your Bet!.
Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2006). Price Limits to Discourage Entry.
Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2006). The Internet Strategy of the Costa Rican Tourism Board.
Raventós, P. (Pedro) (2000). Ecuador's External Debt.
Raventós, P. (Pedro) (1992). Ecuador's External Debt.
Raventós, P. (Pedro) (1987). Special Tariff Regimes.
Raventós, P. (Pedro) (1987). Concepts Of National Accounting.
Raventós, P. (Pedro) (1987). Effective Protection: Questions For Discussion (R).

 

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Research work

Work experience

In the area of Finance, he has researched the dynamics of capital flows to emerging economies and sovereign debt renegotiation processes, particularly in Ecuador and Argentina. He has also researched restructuring processes in the electricity and telecommunications industries in Central America, focusing on regulatory and financial aspects. Professor Raventós has advised companies and governments on regulatory and strategic issues.

 

 

Arnoldo Rodriguez
Arnoldo Rodriguez
Ph.D Carlson School of Minnesota
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Arnoldo Rodriguez
Arnoldo Rodriguez
Ph.D Carlson School of Minnesota
Contact
arnoldo.rodriguez@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • D. - Accounting, Carlson School of Management, Minnesota University.
  • M.A.E. - INCAE
  • B.A. - Universidad Autónoma de Centro América
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Accounting

Programs

  • Executive MBA

Executive Programs

biography

Dr. Arnoldo Rodriguez is an associate professor at INCAE in the areas of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Controlling. He earned his Ph.D. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He is also a graduate of INCAE. Professor Rodriguez is the Director of the Master in Analytics, Innovation and Technology (MAIT) program at INCAE.

He also serves as a consultant to companies in Latin America and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Webster University in St. Louis, and has lectured and taught at universities throughout Latin America. His main academic interests focus on the topics of Value Creation, Risk Management and Accounting Systems Analysis and how companies structure and manage these topics in the age of analytics.

Publications

Articles

Research work

Work experience

He currently serves as an assistant professor at INCAE in the following courses: Financial and Managerial Accounting, Control and Budgeting and Applied Research.

He also conducts refresher seminars in the area of Executive Training, and is Director of the Research Center at INCAE.

Among his other activities, Prof. Rodriguez is a consultant to companies in the Central American region, a member of the American Accounting Association and an advisor to the Costa Rican Government in the areas of fraud and manipulation of accounting figures.

Alberto Trejos INCAE
Alberto Trejos
Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
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Alberto Trejos INCAE
Alberto Trejos
Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Contact
alberto.trejos@incae.edu
Networks
https://cr.linkedin.com/in/alberto-trejos-006166243
Networks
Academic Background
  • M.A. - University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Economy

Courses

  • International Trade
  • Global Macroeconomic Trends
  • Macroeconomic
  • The Manager in Global Trade
  • Public Sector Strategy

Programs

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

Alberto Trejos received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. As an academic, he has been a faculty member at Northwestern University and INCAE, where he also served as Dean and as director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, the Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica de Barcelona, the University of California and the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States. He has published extensively in both academic journals and practitioner media, especially in monetary theory, macroeconomics, international trade and development.

He is currently the president of Grupo Cuestamoras, and for two decades has been part of the governance (in Costa Rica and regionally) of the financial group BAC-Credomatic. He is a partner of the consulting firms CEFSA and DRP, and has provided his services to governments, international organizations and companies in 60 countries, mainly in the Americas, Europe and Africa.

In Costa Rica he was minister of foreign trade, a position from which he led the negotiation of CAFTA. He was one of the original members of the Financial System Supervisory Council and, for almost a decade, president of CINDE, the agency for attracting foreign direct investment. He participated in the design and negotiation of the Worker Protection Law, which constituted the integral reform of the pension system.

He has been a founding director of the Brenthurst Foundation in South Africa, the Democracy Lab and the advisory board of the New York University School of Public Health. He also chaired the Arias Foundation for Peace and Democracy. He has been a judge in international disputes before the World Trade Organization.

Publications

Articles

Research work

Work experience

Alberto Trejos received his Ph.D. in economics with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He has been a faculty member at Northwestern University, and a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and the Institut d Analisi Economica de Barcelona.

At INCAE he has served as dean and director of his think-tank, the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development. His academic work focuses on monetary economics, macroeconomics, international economics and development.

In public policy, he served as Costa Rica's Minister of Foreign Trade, during which time he led the negotiation of CAFTA. He has also been president of CINDE, the investment attraction office, and a member of the National Council of Supervision of the Financial System. He participated in the design and negotiation of the pension system reform.

In private practice, he is a partner at CEFSA, the leading macroeconomic consulting firm in his country. He is a member of the board of directors of several important companies in Costa Rica, including the bank BAC San José, Corporación Cuestamoras, the newspaper El Financiero and the distributor DIPO.

Internationally, he has been a consultant and expert for governments, international organizations and companies in 50 countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa. He is a director of the Brenthurst Foundation in South Africa. He directs the International Council on the Economy for the President of Malawi, and is a member of the Board of International Advisors for the President of Mozambique.

Roy Zúñiga
Roy Gerardo Zúñiga
M.Phil. - Master of Philosophy in Simulation and Organizational Learning, Manchester School of Management
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Roy Zúñiga
Roy Gerardo Zúñiga
M.Phil. - Master of Philosophy in Simulation and Organizational Learning, Manchester School of Management
Contact
roy.zuniga@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • D. - Industrial Engineering, emphasis on Operations Strategy and System Dynamics, from the University of Valladolid, Spain.
  • D. - C Business Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
  • M.Phil. - Master of Philosophy in Simulation and Organizational Learning, Manchester School of Management.
  • M.Sc - Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Environmental Management, University of Oregon, USA.
  • MBA - Master in Business Administration and Postgraduate in Functional Management from INCAE, graduated with High Distinction.
  • Bachelor's Degree - Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Costa Rica and graduated as ISO 9000 quality auditor.
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas:

  • Management Decisions
  • Executive Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Managerial Decisions
  • Business Analytics
  • Operations
  • Systems Thinking
  • Digital Transformation

Courses:

  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Advanced Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics

Programs:

  • CAPSTONE
  • Executive MBA
  • Master in Analytics, Innovation and Technology
  • MBA
  • Global MBA
  • Young Leadership Program - YLP

Executive Programs:

  • Executive Master in Business Analytics
  • Executive Master in Supply Chain and Operations
  • Executive MBA
  • Business Intelligence: Building a data-driven enterprise
  • Specialization in Construction Management
  • Senior Management Program for Human Resources
  • Senior Management Program - PAG
  • Specialization in Supply Chain Management
biography

Roy Gerardo Zúñiga is a full professor at INCAE Business School, where he teaches the courses Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Digitalization of Operations, Industry 4.0, Operations and Supply Chain Analytics. He is the academic director of the Artificial Intelligence for Organizations Program, the Master in Business Analytics, the Master in Data Analytics, the Young Executives Program, the Leadership for High Potentials Program and the Entrepreneurship Development and Acceleration Program. He teaches in Executive Education and Public Management Programs.

He previously served as dean of the Walter Kissling Gam Campus at INCAE, dean of faculty, director of CLACDS (Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development), dean of executive education, associate dean of marketing and as executive director of INCAE.

He has been a consultant for the World Bank, founder and board member of several companies and advisor to the Industrial Reconversion Program of Costa Rica in the leather and footwear, textile, apparel, food and plastics sectors; general manager of a restaurant chain; as well as process engineer, assistant materials manager and plant manager of Sony Music's Columbia Broadcasting System.

He was nominated by his students at INCAE for the Best Business Professor Award by The Economist, obtaining the number 4 position in the world and the number 1 position in Latin America. His professional, academic and life experience, in more than 50 countries in 4 continents, make him a citizen of the world, with a solid multicultural vision based on countless experiences and learning.

Work experience

He was nominated by his students at INCAE for the Best Business Professor Award by The Economist, obtaining the No. 4 position in the world and the No. 1 position in Latin America. His professional, academic and life experience in more than 50 countries in 4 continents makes him a citizen of the world, with a solid multicultural vision based on countless experiences and learning.

Those who have worked with him describe him as both an Expert and a Visionary who always looks ahead, in a framework of passion, respect and enthusiasm for everything he does. He is known for refining or adapting existing topics to deliver new solutions and looking at situations from different perspectives. He is an atypical academic, who worked for many years in various organizations before obtaining his PhD, which allows him not only to recognize the underlying problems and complexity, but also to seek sustainable solutions to problems relevant to organizations.

He has held General Management and Functional Management positions in both Service and Manufacturing organizations, developing several works for the Public Sector and NGOs, being able to easily understand different organizational schemes. He is an entrepreneur, consultant, Academically Qualified professor according to the international standards of INCAE Business School, being his research published in academic journals such as Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Sciences, Journal of Business Research, International Journal for Court Administration, Informing Science: The International Journal, Higher Education for the Future, Proceedings System Dynamics, among others.

Member of Boards of Directors for both Private and Civil Society organizations. Founder of a regional consulting group specialized in Complexity Management, Results, Excellence in Strategy Execution, Operations, Metrics and Innovation. He has worked for organizations of different sizes and economic activities, such as: ADELCA, African Court of Human and Peoples Rights, Panama City Hall, Autoridad Reguladora Servicios Públicos, Avícola Salvadoreña, BASF, Banco Agromercantil de Guatemala, Banco General de Panamá, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, Banco Nacional, BANESCO, Banco Mundial, Banco Popular, Banco Popular, Bonice de México, Boston Scientific, Café Soluble de Nicaragua, CBC, CCSS, Cervecería Centroamericana S.A. of Guatemala, Cervecería Costa Rica, Cervecería Nacional de Panamá, Coca Cola FEMSA, Coca Cola Interamerican, Columbia Broadcasting System of Sony Music, COMASA of Nicaragua, Compañía Avícola de Centro América, Compañía Nacional de Chocolates of Colombia, CuestaMoras, Fundación Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho of Venezuela, Grupo Hugger, Grupo Kineret, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, Instituto de Previsión Social de Paraguay, Kellogg's, Koramsa, Master Card-LEADS, Millicom-TIGO, ILO, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Poder Judicial de Costa Rica, Pfizer, SAB Miller, SigmaQ and Advisor to the Industrial Reconversion Program of Costa Rica in the Leather and Footwear, Textiles, Apparel, Food and Plastics sectors.

He previously served as Dean of the Walter Kissling Gam Campus at INCAE, Dean of Faculty, Director of CLACDS, Dean of Executive Education and as Executive Director of INCAE. He is the Academic Director of the Masters in Business Analytics and Data Analytics. He teaches courses in Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Digitalization of Operations, Industry 4.0, Logistics and Quality and Process Management. He is the Academic Director of the Artificial Intelligence for Organizations Program, the Young Executives Leadership Program and the Leadership for High Potentials Program, and Co-Academic Director of the Middle Management Program. He teaches in Senior Management, Senior Public Management and Service Management Programs.

Leader of several projects of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS): Competitiveness of the Information Technology Cluster in Venezuela and Agrotechnology in Ecuador, carried out by a joint effort between INCAE, Harvard University and the Andean Development Corporation, the study of the creation of a Medical Devices Cluster in Costa Rica, Coffee Cluster in El Salvador, Banana Cluster in Costa Rica, Business Climate in the Central American Textile and Apparel Industry, Strategic Action Guide for the Costa Rican Dairy Sector, Strategic Action Guide for the Honduran Textile Maquila, and Non-Tariff Tariff Tariffs for obtaining sanitary registrations in Central America.

Member of System Dynamics Society, Production and Operations Management Society, Global Innovation Management Institute, Informing Science Institute and American Society for Quality. Master Level Certified. Founding member of INTECO and the College of Operational Excellence of the Production and Operations Management Society.

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