Global MBA

A multicultural experience to learn about business and digital transformation in a global context

Start date
September 2024
Duration
15 months
Location
Face-to-face - Costa Rica
Mode
Full time
Summary

The Global MBA will provide you with the tools for a comprehensive understanding of various business topics from an international perspective. By the end of this degree, you will be capable of managing a global organization with a great impact on a national and international scale. As the Global MBA is also focused on digital transformation, you will gain digital skills that are increasingly necessary in the current business context.

In this program, you will share the classroom with students and professors from different countries and professions, creating a true multicultural experience. You will also have access to an international professional network and the opportunity to study abroad with our double degrees and exchange programs.

Plan of study for the Global MBA

INCAE reserves the right to make adjustments 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, who are doctorate 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, making valuable contacts with entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world.

Double degree, double the opportunities

With our Global MBA, you will have the opportunity to spend your second year studying another master's degree at one of our prestigious academic partners and obtain a double degree. You will expand your vision, develop a multidisciplinary profile and access to opportunities worldwide.

Exchange programs

During the last part of the Global MBA, you will have the chance to study abroad with our exchange programs. You will spend between one and four months at a school which offers expertise and courses in your areas of interest.

Admission requirements
Investment
Costa Rica
Registration fee$ 2,350
Tuition$ 48,848
Materials$ 4,437
Room & Board$ 6,165
Total$ 59,800

*Single shared room

Students must cover all expenses associated with exchange programs: travel, room & board, insurance, materials, local transportation, incidentals, etc.

Financial aid

We have several financing options, programs and scholarships available to help you cover the cost of your master's degree.

Rankings
1st
Global MBA of Central and South America

QS GLOBAL MBA RANKINGS 2023

Top 100
Global MBA worldwide

QS Global MBA Rankings 2022

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What do our alumni say?
Global MBA students,

"INCAE helped me to feel confident about my knowledge and my level of expertise on the topics that we discussed. I think we had a great representation and the level of participation, analysis and critical thinking that we could apply in the classes was definitely a good preparation".

Alejandro Vargas
Global MBA student
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Lorena Garzón, MBA Student
Professional impact
88%
of students found work within 3 months of finishing the program
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Professors
Juan Carlos Barahona INCAE
Juan Carlos Barahona
Ph.D. Media, Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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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".

Publications

Articles

Books

Research work

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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Silke Verena Bucher
Ph.D. in Organizational Change from the University of St. Gallen.
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Silke Verena Bucher
Ph.D. in Organizational Change from the University of St. Gallen.
Contact
silke.bucher@incae.edu
Networks
https://www.linkedin.com/in/silke-bucher-ph-d-43b56115/
Networks
Academic Background
  • Master of Science in Management; Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany.
  • Ph.D. (summa cum laude), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; topic: strategic changes; Dr.-Peter-Wehrhahn award for excellent Ph.D. in management and philosophy of science.
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Organizational Change and Development

Executive Programs

biography

A German and Swiss national, Silke Bucher is an Assistant Professor at INCAE Business School with a specialization in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. After completing her Master of Science in Business Administration at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, she obtained her Ph.D. in Organizational Change from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She completed her post-doctorate at the Chair of Strategic Management in Pluralistic Environments at HEC Montréal, Canada. She was a team leader and expert consultant for organizational culture at McKinsey & Company, Costa Rica. Her research to date has focused on organizational change and inter-group collaboration, with a particular interest in the health sector.

Work experience

Prior to joining INCAE Business School as an Assistant Professor, Silke Verena Bucher gained international experience working in different countries including Germany, France, Switzerland, Canada and Costa Rica. Post-doctoral fellow at the Chair of Strategic Management in Pluralistic Environments at HEC Montréal, Canada, and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

She worked as a team leader and expert consultant for organizational culture at McKinsey & Company, and as an internal consultant at Gardena International, Germany, with a focus on process improvement.

Until now, his research has focused on organizational change and collaboration among groups with a particular interest in the health sector. She did longitudinal studies on change initiatives in hospitals, and worked as a coach for interprofessional teams. Her motivation is to make organizations increasingly better places to work, with the ability to deliver sustainable excellence in services, products or impact for society more broadly. His work has been published, among others, in Organization Science and Organization Studies.

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María Elena Carballo
Ph.D. Brandeis University
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María Elena Carballo
Ph.D. Brandeis University
Contact
maria.carballo@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. - Brandeis University
  • M.A. - Brandeis University
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Communication
  • Leadership

Courses

  • Culture & Values
  • Management Communication and Leadership
  • Negotiation

Programs

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

Professor María Elena Carballo, a native of Costa Rica, earned a Ph.D. in Literary Studies and an M.A., both from Brandeis University in the United States. Her dissertation was on García Márquez's "The Autumn of the Patriarch" and the Spanish-American novel of the dictatorship.

Prior to joining INCAE, she was a Fulbright-LASPAU scholar for three years and a Hirschfeld Fellow at Brandeis University for two consecutive years. Her book "La Casa Paterna", which she co-authored, won the 1993 national essay prize in Costa Rica.

At INCAE, in the master's degree programs, he teaches courses in the areas of humanities and communication.

Work experience

Professor María Elena Carballo, a native of Costa Rica, earned a Ph.D. in Literary Studies and an M.A., both from Brandeis University in the United States. Her dissertation was on García Márquez's "The Autumn of the Patriarch" and the Spanish-American novel of the dictatorship.

Prior to joining INCAE, she was a Fulbright-LASPAU scholar for three years and a Hirschfeld Fellow at Brandeis University for two consecutive years. Her book "La Casa Paterna", which she co-authored, won the 1993 national essay prize in Costa Rica.

As an assistant professor at INCAE in the master's degree programs, she teaches courses in the humanities and communication areas at the Costa Rica campus.

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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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Luciano Ciravegna
Ph.D. The Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics
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Luciano Ciravegna
Ph.D. The Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics
Contact
luciano.ciravegna@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • M.P.A. University of Oxford
  • B.A. Economic History, London School of Economics
  • Ph.D. The Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas:

  • Competitiveness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Policy

Courses:

  • Advanced Marketing
  • Marketing Management 2

Programs:

  • MBA
  • Executive Programs
  • ExMaster in Marketing and Sales
  • Branding and Positioning Strategies
  • Strategic Marketing for the Digital Era
biography

Luciano Ciravegna is a full professor and Director of Research at INCAE Business School, where he teaches courses in the areas of Marketing and Strategy. He is also Director of the Steve Aronson Chair of Agribusiness and Sustainability at this business school.

His teaching experience includes courses for undergraduate, graduate, MBA and executive programs in international business, corporate strategy, competitive strategy, competitiveness and development, and business risk thinking at the following institutions: INCAE, The London School of Economics, Royal Holloway College, ESCP, Los Andes Business School and University of Hong Kong. 

He has conducted research and consulting work in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, United Kingdom, Austria and Italy. He has also worked as a business risk analyst with a focus on Latin American markets.

His academic career and international experience began at the age of 16, when he was admitted to the United World College. He then obtained a degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics and published his undergraduate thesis in Italian as his first book. 

After undergraduate studies, he became a Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford University, where he graduated from a two-year research master's program, the MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in Latin American Economics and Politics. 

D. at the Institute of Development Studies of the London School of Economics, with the support of scholarships from INCAE, the Centro Studi D'Agliano, the London School of Economics and the Italian Social Science Council. 

During his doctorate, Ciravegna worked as a consultant on competitiveness, cluster and political risk in Guatemala and Costa Rica for INCAE-CLACDS; in London for the political risk consultancy Executive Analysis; in Vienna for UNIDO; and in Italy for the Province of Turin. 

He is the author of three books and his articles have been published in top-ranked journals by Financial Times and ABS: Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Global Strategy Journal and Journal of World Business..

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Luis Emilio Cuenca Botey
PhD Management Sciences, HEC PARIS
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Luis Emilio Cuenca Botey
PhD Management Sciences, HEC PARIS
Contact
luis.cuenca@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • PhD Management Sciences, HEC PARIS
  • MSc Comparative Studies of Development, EHESS
  • MSc Business Administration, NEOMA Business School
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas:

  • Management accounting
  • Management control, ethics and compliance

VIVA Chair of Sustainability Schmidheiny Idea

biography

Assistant professor in the areas of management accounting, management control, ethics and compliance at INCAE Business School. Member of the VIVA Idea Schmidheiny Sustainability Chair where he works with other colleagues in developing solutions that enable leaders to manage impact, based on an action research approach.

His research focuses on the interdisciplinary perspectives of accounting and control - specializing in the analysis and understanding of the accounting and control tools that interact in the dynamics of decision making in companies and institutions.

He began his academic career working in the teaching teams of NEOMA Business School in France. There he was an assistant in the Strategy department, as well as in the specialization in Controlling. He taught since 2005 organizational behavior and introduction to strategy. In 2008 he started working for HEC PARIS, in the Alternative Management specialization, a pedagogical project aimed at generating solutions to major social and environmental challenges from the management sciences. In this context, he worked as a project coordinator with large multinational companies, as well as NGOs, cooperatives and mutuals. In 2009 he entered the PhD program at HEC Paris, where he was in charge of the Cost Analysis Methods course.

Since his return to Costa Rica he has held different positions in the civil service being vice minister of Labor from 2016 to 2018 and member of different boards of directors and other high-level collegiate bodies. Today he is a member of the board of directors of one of the main banks in the Costa Rican market, as well as of several of its subsidiaries. In addition, he chairs the compliance committee of the conglomerate. From these positions he has been able to develop extensive experience in the fight and prevention of fraud and corruption.

D. in Management Sciences with a specialization in Controlling from HEC Paris. He also holds an M.Sc. in Comparative Development Studies from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris (EHESS). Professor Cuenca has taught at HEC Paris and has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne University (PARIS I, Panthéon Sorbonne).

Work experience

Professor Cuenca holds an MsC in Management from NEOMA Business School, an MsC in Comparative Development Studies from EHESS and a PhD in Management Sciences from HEC PARIS.

He began his academic career working in the teaching teams of NEOMA Business School in France. There he was an assistant in the Strategy department as well as in the specialization in Controlling. She taught since 2005 organizational behavior and introduction to strategy. In 2008, he started working for HEC PARIS, in the Alternative Management specialization, a pedagogical project aimed at finding solutions to environmental and social challenges from the management sciences. In this context, he worked as a project coordinator with large multinational companies as well as NGOs, cooperatives and mutuals. In 2009 he entered the PhD program at HEC Paris, where he was in charge of the Cost Analysis Methods course.

His research focuses on the interdisciplinary perspectives of accounting and control. He specializes in the analysis and understanding of accounting and control tools that interact in the dynamics of decision making in companies and institutions. Within this framework, he has focused on research on hybrid organizations.

Since his return to Costa Rica, he has held different positions in the public service being Vice Minister of Labor from 2016 to 2018 and member of different boards of directors and other high-level collegiate bodies. He has extensive experience in combating and preventing fraud and corruption. He has been able to put this experience into practice both in the public positions he has held and in his academic work. He is currently a member of the board of directors of one of the main banks in the Costa Rican market as well as of several of its subsidiaries. In addition, he chairs the compliance committee of the conglomerate.

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Conrado Sebastian Cuevas
D. in Economics, University of Warwick
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Conrado Sebastian Cuevas
D. in Economics, University of Warwick
Contact
conrado.cuevas@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Universidad de Chile
  • Master in Economics, Universidad de Chile
  • D. in Economics, University of Warwick
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Economics
  • Finance

Programs

  • MBA
biography

Conrado is an Assistant Professor at INCAE and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick. His research focuses on economic theory and financial economics. Conrado teaches Industrial Organization and International Finance.

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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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Margaret Rose Grigsby
Postgraduate degree in Leadership Coaching at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
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Margaret Rose Grigsby
Postgraduate degree in Leadership Coaching at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
Contact
margaret.grigsby@incae.edu
Networks
https://cr.linkedin.com/in/margaretrosegrigsby
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Teaching in INCAE

Executive Programs

biography

Margaret Rose Grigsby is a Professor of Leadership and Marketing. She chairs her company Brainpower Latin America, from which she is Executive Coach of Senior Leaders, speaker on Leadership and Women's Leadership and consultant in brand strategy and expert in personal branding.

She has extensive management experience throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, due to a professional career of nearly 25 years with multinational companies. He has held positions as CEO in Argentina, COO in Colombia, President and General Manager in Costa Rica, VP Latin America in Mexico and VP Director in the Caribbean, among others. During her career she has had the opportunity to work with all Latin American markets, which has allowed her to have a very broad vision of the cultural differences and similarities throughout the region.

She holds a graduate degree in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, Washington DC, an MBA from INCAE Business School and a double major in Social and Organizational Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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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
Networks
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)

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Mauricio Jenkins
Ph.D. with a major in International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University
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Mauricio Jenkins
Ph.D. with a major in International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University
Contact
mauricio.jenkins@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • D. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.
  • Master's degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration with Distinction from INCAE Business School.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Finance
  • International Business

Courses

  • Financial Analysis
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Finance 2
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Management

Programs

  • CAPSTONE
  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

Professor Mauricio Jenkins is a Full Professor at INCAE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. He also holds an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, an M.B.A. with Distinction from INCAE Business School, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. In 1994 the United States Government awarded him the prestigious Fulbright scholarship to pursue his doctoral studies.

As a member of the faculty of INCAE for over 25 years, Professor Jenkins has taught corporate finance, international finance and international business courses for MBA students in several countries in Latin America, Europe and the United States, as well as dozens of executive seminars on company valuation, portfolio management, treasury management, investment projects, international finance and financing structuring in more than a dozen countries.

Professor Jenkins is the Academic Director of the Executive MBA in Finance at INCAE, and was Director of the Institute's Senior Management Program for 10 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the European Business School, Rotterdam School of Management and Brandeis University, teaching courses in corporate finance and international finance at both universities.

Professor Jenkins has also served as a consultant to the Harvard Institute for International Development. Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, the Government of Costa Rica, the Panama Canal Authority, the National Bank of Costa Rica, as well as several business groups in the region. Professor Jenkins has also served on more than half a dozen Boards of Directors of leading companies and institutions in the region. His consulting activities have been mainly focused on the valuation of companies and the evaluation of investment projects, as well as the development of financial strategies for several companies and entities.

Publications

Articles

Research work

Work experience

Mauricio Jenkins holds a Ph.D. degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. He also holds an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, an M.B.A. with distinction from Incae, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

In 1994 the United States government awarded him the prestigious Fulbright scholarship for his doctoral studies. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Central American Institute of Business Administration (INCAE).

As a member of the Institute's faculty, Professor Jenkins has taught finance and international business courses for MBA students, as well as numerous executive seminars on business valuation, portfolio management, treasury management, investment projects and financing structuring in countries such as Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.

In 2004, he was appointed Academic Director of the Senior Management Program, the longest running program at INCAE, and was also Academic Director of the Master of Medical Management Program, a master's program taught jointly by INCAE and Tulane University.

Professor Jenkins has also served as a consultant to the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), the Government of Costa Rica, and major business groups in the region.

His consulting activities have been mainly focused on business valuation and evaluation of investment projects, as well as the development of the financial strategies of several companies.

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of two important Costa Rican business groups.

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Niels Ketelhöhn
D.B.A. - Harvard Business School
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Niels Ketelhöhn
D.B.A. - Harvard Business School
Contact
niels.ketelhohn@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • D.B.A. - Harvard Business School
  • M.Sc - Virginia Tech
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Strategy

Courses

  • The Competitive Advantage of Nations
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Introduction to Business

Programs

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

He is Professor of Strategy and Competitiveness at INCAE. D. from Harvard, where his research was supervised by Prof. Michael E. Porter. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

He is a research associate at Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, and has been an adjunct professor at Tufts University in Boston. He was dean of the master's programs at INCAE and was director of the Research Center at INCAE. He is currently the lead professor of the Health Care Group. He has published in Harvard Business Review Latin America, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and Journal of Economic Geography.

He has been a consultant to companies and governments, and has served on several boards of directors of corporate groups in the region. He has been a member of the Presidential Commission on Competitiveness in Nicaragua.

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Dr. Ketelhöhn is Professor of Strategy and Competitiveness at INCAE Business School.

D. from Harvard Business School, where his doctoral research was supervised by Prof. Michael E. Porter.

He also holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

He is a research associate at Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (directed by Michael Porter) and has been an adjunct professor at Tufts University in Boston.

He was dean of the master's programs at INCAE (2006-2009) and director of the Research Center at INCAE.

He is the lead professor of the Health Care Group, an interdisciplinary faculty group that seeks to improve efficiency in the health sector in the region through the application of management techniques. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Burned Children's Association of Nicaragua.

Prof. Ketelhöhn has been a consultant to companies and governments. He is a member of the board of directors of Grupo Corporativo Perez in Panama and of Café Soluble in Nicaragua.

He has been a member of the Presidential Commission on Competitiveness in Nicaragua.

Among his publications are: Who is Innovating in Mexico (Harvard Business Review Latin America, 2009), The Hospitals of Central America (INCAE Business Review, 2012), Geographic Concentration, Knowledge Spillovers, and Growth in the Evolution of the U.S. Advertising Industry (Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2002) and Knowledge Spillovers in the US Semiconductor Industry (Journal of Economic Geography, 2007).

His research focuses on the effect of clusters on firm performance and innovation, and hospital management in Central America.

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Bernard Kilian
PhD in Agricultural Economics, University Hohenheim, Germany
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Bernard Kilian
PhD in Agricultural Economics, University Hohenheim, Germany
Contact
bernard.kilian@incae.edu
Networks
https://cr.linkedin.com/in/bernard-kilian-phd-92195766
Networks
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. - Agricultural Economics, University Hohenheim, Germany
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Agribusiness
  • Economy
  • Operations

Courses

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supervisor Management Consulting Project

Programs

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

Bernard Kilian is Dean of Faculty and Research at INCAE Business School, where he also teaches courses in the areas of Microeconomics and Operations Management as a full professor. A native of Germany, he holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Resource Economics and an M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences with emphasis in Economics, both from the University of Hohenheim, Germany.

Prior to joining INCAE, he was in charge of the economic project within a national macro project in Germany called precision agriculture. He also taught at the graduate level at the University of Hohenheim, and was a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota. He has led numerous market investigations for sustainable products in international markets.

As a full professor of INCAE in the master's degree programs, he has a vast experience, backed by several years of professional practice. Professor Kilian teaches courses in the areas of Microeconomics and Operations Management.

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Work experience

Full Professor in Operations Management and Microeconomics, INCAE Business School.

Sustainable Market Intelligence Center CIMS, Costa Rica. Former Production and Research Manager.

Since May 2005, part-time. University of Hohenheim, Department of Agricultural Economics. Project Manager

March 1999 - July 2002 Economic Project part of the National Research and Development Project Administration and Management System for Precision Agriculture to increase the efficiency of agricultural activity and promote its compatibility with the environment. Promoted and directed by the German Ministry of Education and Science.

  • Responsible for applying methodology and managing the finances of the economic project.
  • Consultancy to farmers to improve the management of their activities and management of farmers' meetings in different regions of Germany.
  • Lecturer on the Economic Aspects of Precision in Agriculture before national and international forums. Professor of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies

1999-2000.

Courses given:

  • Applied Natural Resource Economics and Operations Research.
  • Departments of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Policy and Markets.
  • Research Assistant

1993-1994.

Emphasis:

  • Analysis of empirical data from market research and Linear Programming.

Consulting:

  • BASF Ludwigshafen 1998 - 2000 (Contact: Dr Zerulla)
  • Economic evaluation of optimized input management in the long term. John Deere, Mannheim 2002 (Contact: Dr Neuhaus)
  • Economic Consulting in Precision Agriculture. Industrieverband Agrar (IVA), Frankfurt am Main 2001 (Contact: Dr. Prath.)
  • Farm Administration and Management and Sustainability Presentations. International Experience University of Minnesota
  • Department of Applied Economics Exchange Professor November 2000 - April 2001

Concentration: Econometrics -The objective of the visit was to exchange metrological concepts for testing improvements in precision profitability in agriculture. Timirjasew-Akademie. Moscow, Russia, May 20-28, 2000 Tiblise State University. Tiblise, Georgia,

19 -26 October 2001 TEMPUS Project: Restructuring of the economic program in universities in Eastern European countries. Promoted by the European Union. -The purpose of the exchange was to support Eastern European Universities to develop in them Economics departments, and I also offered courses in Natural Resources Economics. Workshops promoted by the European Union: Joint Action: Policies to Control the Environmental Impacts of Agriculture.

  • German representative and presenter of national reports at the following venues: Thessalonica, Greece Workshop on Nutrient Management Legislation in European Countries,

17-19 May 2000 Oslo, Norway Workshop on Mineral Emissions from Agriculture,

January 25-28, 1996 European Commission (EU), Directorate for Agriculture, Brussels, Belgium.

November 25-27, 2001. -Representative of Germany to inform and consult to the European Commission the point of view of Applied Economics about the introduction of Precision Agriculture in the different countries. INCAE. Alajuela, Costa Rica. Carlson School of Management Seminar-INCAE.

January 7-18, 2001. The seminar covered the following topics: Management, resource economics, environment and sustainable development and their management in Latin America (local cases). Languages: German, English, Spanish and French.

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Luis Eduardo Lopez
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Luis Eduardo Lopez
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contact
luis.lopez@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MBA INCAE
  • Electrical Engineer, University of Costa Rica
  • B. S. Marine Engineering, U. S. Merchant Marine Academy
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Operations
  • Technology and Innovation

Courses

  • Operations Management
  • Service Management
  • System Dynamics
  • Operations Management 2
  • Strategic Operations

Programs

  • CAPSTONE
  • Executive MBA
  • MBA
  • Young Leadership Program - YLP

Executive Programs

biography

Luis López is a Full Professor at INCAE Business School and a specialist in the area of Operations Management and Technology. He has taught courses in the master's degree programs of INCAE, both in the residential and executive programs, and in executive seminars in different countries.

He has experience as a consultant to companies in several Latin American countries, especially in: Technology Management, Manufacturing Strategy and Strategic Simulation. Recently he has explored possible uses of continuous simulation in environments that combine continuous flows with discrete flows in the production, transportation and storage of goods.

He has an important trajectory and experience as a consultant for companies and organizations in different Latin American countries, especially in Operations Management, Technology and Innovation Management and Strategic Simulation. He participates in Boards of Directors of several companies.

He has publications in several specialized journals, such as Journal of International Business Studies, British Journal of Management, Management Decision, Journal of Product Innovation Management, among others. He has also developed a large number of teaching materials, cases and simulators.

Work experience

He completed his doctoral studies at the Sloan School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He holds a Master in Business Administration (INCAE, graduated with distinction), Electrical Engineer, Universidad de Costa Rica, B. S. Marine Engineering (U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, graduated with distinction).

He is a full professor of INCAE in the area of Operations Management, Technology and System Dynamics. He has taught in the master's degree courses of INCAE, both in the residential and executive programs, and in the executive seminars of INCAE in different countries.

He has several years of experience as a consultant to companies in several Latin American countries, especially in Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management and Strategic Simulation.

He uses simulation models for strategic scenario planning and analysis of complex situations. He has developed simulation models to evaluate capacity requirements in processing plants, to assess behaviors of multi-store and multi-product supply chains in various industries, to estimate behaviors in hospital care networks, to determine the impact of contracting modalities in logistics processes, to study supply chains in service operations and to explore the dynamics of judicial supply chains.

He has done work related to the interaction between traditional strategic planning and the determination of resource requirements and needs over time. Recently he has explored possible uses of simulation in environments that combine continuous flows with discrete flows in the production, transportation and storage of goods.

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Mahsa Memarian
Ph.D. in Financial Management. IESE Business School - University of Navarra, Spain.
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Mahsa Memarian
Ph.D. in Financial Management. IESE Business School - University of Navarra, Spain.
Contact
mahsa.memarian@incae.edu
Networks
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahsamemarian/
Networks
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. in Financial Management. IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain (2015-2018).
  • Focused Short Program, International Real Estate. IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain (2015).
  • Master in Management Research (MIG), Financial Management. IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain (2013-2015).
  • Master of Science, Socioeconomic Systems Engineering, Economics and Finance. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2009-2011)
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering. University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (2004-2008)
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas:

  • Finance
  • Management Consulting

Courses:

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Management
  • Finance I
  • Finance II
  • Corporate Finance & Fintech
  • Management Consulting Project
  • Advanced Finance

Programs:

  • Master in Analytics, Innovation and Technology
  • Global MBA
  • MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • ExEd INCAE
  • Online MBA
biography

Mahsa Memarian is a Professor of Finance at INCAE Business School. Her research interests lie at the intersection of Urban / Real Estate Economics, Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. In particular, she analyzes the effect of urban characteristics of cities and their management system on firms' performance and financial performance.

Professor Mahsa is a supervisor for the Journal of Business Research (JOBR), and is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal INCAE Business Review, the Academic Finance Committee for Women (AFFECT) of the American Finance Association, the Latin American and Caribbean Women Economists Committee (WELAC), and the Latin American and Caribbean Urban Economics Network Economic Association (LACEA). Before starting her academic career, she worked as a mechanical engineer and market research specialist in different industrial sectors where she was involved in several projects in production and corporate finance.

He holds a Ph.D. in Financial Management from IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain). He holds a Master of Science degree in Management Research from IESE Business School and a Master of Science degree in Socioeconomic Systems Engineering specializing in Economics and Finance from Sharif University of Technology (Iran). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran. Mahsa has Persian and Spanish citizenship and International Mission Status from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica.

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Andrea Prado
Ph.D NewYork University and Strachan Chair in Philanthropy and Social Investment.
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Andrea Prado
Ph.D NewYork University and Strachan Chair in Philanthropy and Social Investment.
Contact
andrea.prado@incae.edu
Networks
https://cr.linkedin.com/in/andrea-prado-483b9835
Networks
Academic Background
  • B.A. - Economics, University of Costa Rica, 1997.
  • M.S. - International Economics, University of Essex
  • Ph.D. - Business Administration, Stern School of Business, New York University
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

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

Courses

  • Creating Value from Values
  • Sustainable Development & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Organizational Change and HR

Programs

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

Andrea M. Prado is an associate professor of management and organizations at INCAE Business School. She is director of the Strachan Chair in Philanthropy and Social Investment. Her research explores the role of companies in promoting sustainable development in the countries where they operate, particularly through their corporate social responsibility strategies and the delivery of products and services to low-income populations.

She also studies the impact and dynamics of industry self-regulation (i.e., the adoption of voluntary certification programs) to promote environmental and labor practices in emerging economies. She has published her research in prestigious academic journals, books and book chapters and has received multiple international awards.

Prof. Prado has led multiple executive programs in Health Management and Global Health at INCAE. She was the Academic Director of the Central America Healthcare Initiative (CAHI) from its inception in 2012 to 2019. CAHI seeks to catalyze access to quality healthcare services for low-income populations through innovative solutions and improved management capabilities in the region through a scholarship program delivered by INCAE.

Prado received a Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Stern School of Business, New York University, an M.A. in International Economics from the University of Essex, UK and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Costa Rica. He received a Fulbright scholarship for his doctoral studies and a Chevening scholarship for his master's studies.

More information at: https://www.andreamprado.com/

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Lawrence Pratt
M.P.P.M. at Yale University, USA.
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Lawrence Pratt
M.P.P.M. at Yale University, USA.
Contact
lawrence.pratt@incae.edu
Networks
https://cr.linkedin.com/in/lawrence-pratt-09aa831
Networks
Academic Background
  • M.P.P.M - Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.
  • A.B. - College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Sustainable Development
  • Policy
  • Tourism

Courses

  • Sustainable Development & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Development
  • Ethics and Society 1
  • Leadership for Sustainable Development

Programs

  • CAPSTONE
  • MBA
biography

Professor Lawrence Pratt, from the United States, holds a Master's degree in Public and Private Administration from the Yale School of Management. He graduated from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia, 1987), with an AB in Economics.

He is a full professor at INCAE, where he teaches courses on sustainable development and sound business strategy, both environmental and social, in the Master's Programs of INCAE as well as in the Executive Education Programs. From 2009 to 2015 he was Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE, having served as Associate Director of the Center since its founding in 1996.

Prior to joining INCAE, he worked at the Environmental Law Institute where he worked with governments and the private sector in Latin America and the U.S. to find ways to strengthen the business sector's commitment to improving environmental and social development through the formulation of national and state policies, as well as increasing awareness of opportunities to strengthen competitiveness. Previously, he worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - designing and implementing non-regulatory strategies to improve the environment and public health.

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Work experience

Professor Lawrence Pratt, from the United States, holds a Master's degree in Public and Private Administration from the Yale School of Management. He graduated from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia, 1987), with an AB in Economics.

He is a full professor at INCAE, where he teaches courses on sustainable development and sound business strategy, both environmental and social, in the Master's Programs of INCAE as well as in the Executive Education Programs. From 2009 to 2015 he was Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE, having served as Associate Director of the Center since its founding in 1996.

Prior to joining INCAE, he worked at the Environmental Law Institute where he worked with governments and the private sector in Latin America and the U.S. to find ways to strengthen the commitment of the business sector to improve environmental and social development through the formulation of national and state policies, as well as increasing awareness of opportunities to strengthen competitiveness. Previously, he worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designing and implementing non-regulatory strategies to improve the environment and public health.

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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
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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
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.

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Carlos Rodriguez
Ph.D. - Doctor in Business Administration McGill University
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Carlos Rodriguez
Ph.D. - Doctor in Business Administration McGill University
Contact
carlos.rodriguez@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. - Doctor in Business Administration McGill University
  • Master's Degree - Graduate with Distinction in Business Administration from Incae.
  • Bachelor's Degree - Economics - University of Costa Rica
  • Bachelor's Degree - Economics from the University of Costa Rica
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas:

  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Human Resources

Courses:

  • Organizational Change and HR
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy

Programs:

  • MBA
  • Global MBA
  • Executive Programs
  • Business Strategy
  • Agile Organizations: Adapting in Times of Uncertainty

 

biography

Associate Professor at INCAE Business School, specializing in competitive strategy, corporate strategy and organizational change. His academic career distinguishes two lines of research: one related to the evolution and reconfiguration of global value chains and the other that seeks to understand how differences in organizational configuration, structure and management systems in Latin American environments affect firm performance. His teaching areas include: business strategy, corporate strategy, change management and organizational transformation. 

His academic research has received several international awards, such as the Gunnar Hedlund Prize (2016), awarded by the Stockholm School of Economics for the Best Doctoral Thesis in International Business, the Global Strategy Research Award (2020) by the European International Business Academy, recognizing his work in global strategy and the IM Douglas Nigh Award (2020), awarded by the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. He has published his research in renowned academic journals such as: the Global Strategy Journal, the Journal of Business Research, Corporate Governance, among others.

Professor Rodriguez has been recognized for his teaching excellence and has won the award for the best teacher in the full-time MBA program in 2019 and 2020. As a consultant, he has worked with firms from Mexico to Panama in areas of strategic planning, corporate strategy, cultural change management, organizational design and transformation. 

D. from McGill University, Canada. A graduate with distinction in Business Administration from INCAE Business School, prior to his academic career, he worked as a project manager at Procter and Gamble for five years.

He was a visiting scholar at Duke University. During high school he won a gold medal in the Costa Rican Mathematics Olympiad (1994) and took first place in the team competition in the Iberoamerican Mathematics Olympiad (Brazil, 1995).

Publications

Articles

Research work

Work experience

As an academic, he has two lines of research, one related to the evolution and reconfiguration of global value chains and another that seeks to understand how differences in organizational configuration, structure and management systems in Latin American environments affect firm performance.

As a consultant, he has worked with firms from Mexico to Panama in the areas of strategic planning, corporate strategy, culture change and organizational design. Before returning to INCAE, he was a visiting scholar at Duke University. Prior to his academic career, he was a project manager at Procter and Gamble for five years.

During high school he won a gold medal in the Costa Rican Mathematics Olympiad (1994) and first place in the team competition in the Ibero-American Mathematics Olympiad (Brazil, 1995).

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Guillermo D. Selva
Professor Emeritus of INCAE
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Guillermo D. Selva
Professor Emeritus of INCAE
Contact
guillermo.selva@incae.edu
Academic Background
  • Ph.D. - (Cand.) University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • M.Sc - University of Southern Carolina
Teaching in INCAE

Teaching areas

  • Operations

Courses

  • Operations Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management

Programs

  • Executive MBA
  • MBA

Executive Programs

biography

Guillermo Selva Tapia, professor emeritus of INCAE, holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds two degrees from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, a Master's degree in Electromechanical Engineering (MScEE) and a Master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MScISE). He is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, where he earned his electrical engineering degree, and is a member of the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honorary Society.

At the Institution, as a professor he taught classes in the area of Operations, he also served as a researcher, instructor and Associate Dean of the Master's programs. During his career at INCAE , Professor Selva wrote more than 80 case studies and technical notes on energy management, operations management, service management, operational improvement and operations strategy.

Work experience

Professor Emeritus Selva joined INCAE Business School in Nicaragua in the 1980s after 12 years of professional life in the country's electricity and industrial sector where he reached senior management positions. Professor Selva served at the Nicaraguan Institute of Energy, the organization then responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of energy throughout the country, as Engineering Manager, Deputy General Director of Operations and Engineering and General Director of Engineering and Constructions.

He also served for two years as Vice General Manager of Industrial Cervecera, S.A. (Cervecería Toña), one of the largest industrial companies in the country. Professor Selva is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, where he obtained his degree in electrical engineering, and of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he obtained his master's degree in electrical engineering (MScEE) and his master's degree in industrial and systems engineering (MScISE). He completed his doctoral studies in business administration specializing in operations management at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He is a member of the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honorary Society. At INCAE he has served as a researcher, instructor, professor in the Operations Management area and Associate Dean of the Masters programs. During his career at INCAE Professor Selva has written more than 80 case studies and technical notes on energy management, operations management, service management, operational improvement and operations strategy, teaching these topics in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. He is the author of the book Energy Management, which served as the basis for the structuring of the master's course of the same name.

He also conducted research on the logistics services industry, 3PL, in Central America, the first of its kind, to learn about the characteristics of this industry in the region. The results have been disseminated in different documents of the school, including the Journal INCAE. His areas of interest are related to operations management and strategy, service management, change for operational improvement, supply chain management and logistics, areas in which he has advised numerous companies in the Central American region, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

When he was Associate Dean of Master's Degrees for eight years, Professor Selva supervised and improved the administrative and academic processes of the master's degree programs at INCAE. He also strongly promoted the internationalization of the school and strengthened and expanded relationships with INCAE 's partner schools in the US and Europe. He represented INCAE before EFMD, the European Foundation for Management Development, the EMBAC, the Executive MBA Council, and the Latin American Council of Management Schools, CLADEA, having made several presentations at the annual conferences of these organizations on trends in business school education.

In mid-2008, he was elected by the representatives of the top 400 business schools in the world that make up the Executive MBA Council as a member of its Board of Directors. In June 2008, he served as co-chair of the annual international conference held in Costa Rica with the support of INCAE of the Pan Pacific Business Association, an organization of academics interested in integration issues of the Pacific Rim countries. He is a member of the following academic and management societies: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Production and Operations Manag.

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
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https://cr.linkedin.com/in/alberto-trejos-006166243
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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.

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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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