Sunday, August 19, 2012

Last August, 19th The Americas MBA from FIA Business School initiated its first International Module in Vancouver together with their colleagues from Canada (Beddie School of Business – Simon Fraser University), USA (Vanderbilt University) and Mexico (ITAM).
The Americas MBA prepares executives for leadership positions in international companies with a special focus on the Americas management, economy and culture.
In this occasion, hosted by Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, the global class participated in lectures and debates regarding cross-cultural communications, global business strategy and international human relations management.
Jock Finlayson, Executive VP and CPO at the Business Council of British Columbia, gave an overview lecture on the Canadian and BC economies at this complicated economic moment. Another interesting insight was the panel formed by three business professionals: Amir Sasrabadi, General Manager of Pixar Canada, Fernando Alvarez-Garcia, Head of the Business & Economic Affairs office at the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver and Andre Nudelman, President at the Canadian Education Services Latin America. All currently working in Canada but coming from USA, Mexico and Brazil, shared their own experience and views on the business practice differences between the countries.
“The experience in Vancouver at Simon Fraser University through the Americas MBA Program provided a challenging environment and certainly highly different than what we usually find in traditional MBA programs. Beyond networking with international colleagues from Canada, Mexico and the U.S., we had the opportunity to start a consulting project for a real company as part of our final project. I recommend to all who really want a truly international teamwork experience in an International MBA program” says TibĂ©rio Maia, Americas MBA, PROFUTURO – FIA.