A half-dozen years ago the University of Chile sent a handful of its executive MBA students to the GW School of Business for a week-long, intensive certificate program organized by GWSB’s Center for Latin American issues (CLAI). By last year, some 30 students were taking part in what had become an annual event. The program has become so popular, however, that this year the University of Chile decided to send two groups, back-to-back, totaling 67 students.
Both groups received lectures by GWSB professors on business topics of interest. As part of the learning experience, the participants visited leading business organizations and firms in the Washington, D.C., metro area, where they were able to discuss with business leaders how those organizations manage real-world problems. “Both the students and the administrators of the University of Chile’s MBA program seem very impressed with the caliber of the lectures they received as well as with the opportunities to engage leaders of top organizations in the Washington metro area, including one-of-a-kind organizations such as the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank,” said CLAI director James Ferrer.
The first group of 2011 participants completed its program on Sept. 23. The second group concluded its program on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Posted by gwsb on October 11, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.