A Texas MBA for Latin America
The Executive MBA at Mexico City is an innovative, dynamic and challenging program that is taught in the English language at the Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Santa Fe. The University of Texas at Austin and Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Santa Fe are proud to offer this dual-degree graduate program that awards a Master's in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master's of Administration from Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Santa Fe. In August 2007, 44 students entered the program with an average age of 31 and seven years of work experience.
With a focus on real-world examples and practical solutions to varied problems encountered by businesses, the program also gives special emphasis to the Mexican and Latin American business environments and provides participants the opportunity to network with other fast-track, high-potential executives. This program demonstrates the commitment of The University of Texas at Austin and the Tecnológico de Monterrey -Campus Santa Fe to deliver the highest quality business education in a format that is fully accessible to mid-career executives. The Executive MBA at Mexico City gives you the tools and skills you need to excel and succeed in your business and profession to enhance your contribution to society.
The primary objective of the program is to prepare students for strategic leadership roles in an organization while enhancing competencies in functional business areas. Students learn how the global environment impacts business operations, as well as specific strategies for dealing with new business concerns. Special emphasis is given to the effect that global business climate has on Latin American businesses in the northern hemisphere. Specific program objectives are to:
- Prepare participants to assume strategic leadership roles within their organizations
- Enhance competencies in functional business areas
- Understand political, economic, and social responsibilities in a global environment
- Develop skills for improving individual and group performance
The Executive MBA at Mexico City is a two-year MBA program. It is designed for mid-career managers who are at general management levels or who will soon assume those responsibilities. The alternating cycle—Friday and Saturday classes every two weeks at the Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Santa Fe—permits continued full-time employment while providing time for work, study and family commitments. Students examine new paradigms for analyzing business situations and learn how to apply innovative leadership skills that enhance communication and interpersonal relationships within their organizations.
A highlight of the Executive MBA at Mexico City program is the set of two week-long Austin Intensives that are an integral part of this powerful educational experience. The two Intensives are held in Austin during August at the beginning of each academic year. Their focus is to prepare students to excel in the fall curriculum by providing a framework for intensive study of the core business functions. In addition to introductory lectures for the fall semester courses, participants are given specialized instruction on group dynamics, communication skills and familiarization with university resources. The Austin Intensive classes are held at the McCombs School, with students residing at The Driskill Hotel in Austin.
The third week-long experience is held at an international location in May of Year Two. The emphasis of this international seminar is on emerging issues in global management. Lectures and discussion on a variety of topics serve to synthesize the entire curriculum and provide closure for the program. This past year students traveled to Vienna and Budapest on their International Study Tour.
Participants follow a cohort system in which they take all of their coursework at the same time and in the same sequence. Following a cohort system allows the program to enhance teamwork, promote peer interaction and simulate real-world work environments.