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School Helps Prepare Top Latin American Executives for “Doing Business in the U.S.”

June 29, 2012
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Joseph Ganitsky (left), research professor of management, participated in a panel discussion with Colombian CEOs German Leiva of MFZ Management (center) and Gabriel Becerra of Golden Flowers.
 

The School of Business hosted 21 Latin American executives in June for a one-week executive education certificate program on “Doing Business in the U.S.” The executives, who work in Colombia, are earning MBA degrees at CENTRUM Cátolica, a Peruvian university that partnered with UM School of Business in 2009.  The five-day program in Miami serves as the international component of the Global MBA program in which the executives are enrolled.  

The module offered in Miami provided executives with practical and interactive lessons taught by the School’s professors on a variety of pressing topics in today’s market such as strategic planning, ethics and law, globalization versus localization, intellectual property, and innovation in technology. The program also included a visit to the Miami offices of Chilean airline LAN Cargo.

“This is a collaboration between two premier schools and a perfect example of the School’s strategic goals of strengthening our ties with Latin America and bringing the region’s professionals into our classrooms,” said David Lecón, director of the School’s executive education programs

The program also included a panel discussion featuring Colombian CEOs who are based in Miami. The CEOs included Gabriel Becerra of Golden Flowers and German Leiva of MFZ Management. The panel was moderated by Joseph Ganitsky, a research professor of management and the director of UM’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), which is housed at the School.

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