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the Vanderbilt Americas MBA for Executives

Conquer Doing business in the americas Today’s top multinational companies—and the people who lead them—understand the important role that the Americas plays in today’s global economy. So does Vanderbilt. We are delivering value to businesses and their leadership teams through our innovative Americas MBA for Executives program. Developed in alliance with Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and leading business schools in Brazil, Canada and Mexico, this unique program provides a training ground where your entire organization, including you and your team, benefits from knowing the essentials that apply to doing highlevel business…not only in this hemisphere but around the globe.

BRAZIL: Fundacao Instituto de Administracao (FIA) Management Institute Foundation

FIA has been named “the most innovative business school in South America” by European CEO magazine and is the only fully Brazilian Executive MBA ranked among the best in the world by The Financial Times.

Four dynamic economies. One unrivaled MBA. Understanding the nuances and necessities of global business

The Americas MBA for Executives offers a deep dive into global business practices: n Foundation: During

the first year, students’ alternating Saturday class schedule and curriculum gives them a foundation with Vanderbilt’s internationally respected 60-credit hour Executive MBA program focusing on strategic thinking and leadership.

n Immersion:

During the second year, seasoned professionals in our program experience four ten-day intensive residencies, immersed in the cultures of Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the US.

CANADA: Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business

Beedie is home to Canada’s first Executive MBA program and is a Canadian leader in global business teaching and research. Simon Fraser has been ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university.

n Perspective:

Faculty are from elite business schools in each county—people who intimately understand how business gets done there—and classmates gain invaluable insights from their international peers.

n Results:

Program participants collaborate with classmates in intentionally diverse teams with expertise in various functional areas and industries to complete a year-long strategy project focused on solving a specific, cross-border challenge for a multinational company.

Benefits to the Organization

Dividends from Day One Students return from classwork on alternating Saturdays and immediately apply classroom and project learning to real-time issues and opportunities. Bottom line benefits The Americas MBA experience prompts students to question “business as usual,” often leading to million-dollar benefits to the bottom line. Greater bench strength Building a more robust cross-border mindset brings new ideas, perspectives and talents to functional areas…and to the organization as a whole.

MEXICO: Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)

ITAM is one of Mexico’s pre-eminent institutions of higher learning. It was also named best business school in Latin America by America Economia.

UNITED STATES: Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management

Globally recognized as one of the top Executive MBA programs, Vanderbilt is renowned for its strategy and leadership curriculum.

Benefits to the Student Gain organizational credibility

Build the knowledge, skills and international experience you need to contribute in new, meaningful ways. Grow your career Get the management recognition that leads to “stretch” assignments, promotions and salary growth. Build self-confidence Attain the capabilities and knowledge needed to tackle—and achieve—aggressive personal and organizational goals.

Multinational companies across the Americas recognize the value of this program for their employees. Students has come from these and other leading organizations: American Express

Merck Sharp Dohme

Bridgestone Americas

Savcor Consulting


Schneider Electric




Tennessee Valley Authority

HP Johnson & Johnson KPMG Mars Petcare

“This program is excellent for someone interested in an expatriate assignment or those with global responsibilities. It immerses you in multi-cultural interaction, where you gain invaluable exposure to different perspectives from different parts of the world.” — Jon Haworth, Vice President, Product Innovation & Plant Operations | Des-Case Corporation Vanderbilt Americas MBA, Class of 2013

Not just learning international business. Living it. Executives in this program are delivering real-world value through their strategy projects. The year-long project students complete on their culturally diverse teams builds on the foundational curriculum to create an integrated strategic plan for an international company, delivering immediate ROI to the organization and the program participants. Some recent examples: n An

energy market study in Brazil to find new opportunities for a multinational giant

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strategic study to evaluate production and supply chain decisions for a fuel cell technology company in Canada, the US, Mexico and Brazil

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to expand opportunities in Latin America for a company specializing in technology for learning processes, training and collaboration

It is a meaningful education that prepares today’s executives for handling high-level business anywhere in the world.

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