Innovation at Business Schools

Changes in the world are happening more and more quickly, and business schools should adapt their programs at the same speed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Among other issues, there exists the generalized opinion that ethics should be integrated across all disciplines. In an article in Americaeconomia com, it is noted that "it is not about a specialist talking about ethics, but rather that a professor of finance provides a vision for ethics in finance."

Without neglecting the specific teaching of the necessary practical skills for business management, the issue is to add emphasis on the social and human aspects of business activity.

"Beyond the classroom, many overlook the serious research regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (RSE). 'We have to endeavor to establish a positive empirical relationship between RSE and creation of value,' says Raphael Bergoeing, graduate director of the Economics and Business faculty at the University of Chile."

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Universities and the Economy

June 2012

State universities should be accountable for the money they spend and how this investment supports national productivity.

Protected by their academic autonomy, educational institutions at tertiary level in Costa Rica are slow and inflexible in adapting to the demands of the Costa Rican economy.

The Best Business Schools

June 2010

América Economía published its 2010 ranking of the best business schools in Latin America and the world.

Worldwide, the list is topped by Harvard Business School, followed by London Business School and Spain’s IE Business School.

In Latin America, the leader is Mexico’s “Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo”, followed by INCAE Business School and Chile’s Adolfo Ibáñez University.

INCAE First in MBA Ranking

June 2009

AméricaEconomía Intelligence stresses a combination of INCAE’s BS strengths in its special on the best business schools in Latin America.

The report published in said that first place “was recovered by INCAE this year. INCAE is the Central American School that was founded with Harvard support, and the one that achieved the best balance of academic strengths, production and dissemination of knowledge, internationalization and network power; the four large dimensions we introduced in our methodology."

INCAE is in 46 Place in World Rankings

May 2009

The International Classification of the Financial Times Executive Education ratifies that INCAE is within the top 50 business schools in executive education.

According to the study only 4 Latin American schools were able to get into the ranking. IPADE (Mexico), Fundação Dom Cabral and IBMEC São Paulo (Brazil) are among a total of more than 6 thousand that are currently active throughout the world.

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