Each of the four schools that make up the Americas Alliance are leading business schools in their regions. By partnering together, this unique alliance of schools gives you opportunities to work collaboratively on international teams across the four largest economies of the Americas. During each of the four residencies, you will immerse yourself in global business at each of these schools. Read more about this unique alliance in a Letter from the Director. At the conclusion of the program, you will earn a Vanderbilt MBA as well an Americas MBA Alliance Certificate, jointly issued by the four schools of the alliance, giving you credentials from four world-class business schools.


Global Executive MBA Americas partner school, FIA.

FIA Business School, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, created the first Executive MBA in Brazil in 1993, and has the only fully Brazilian Executive MBA ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times. Accredited by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA), FIA was chosen in December 2010 as “the Most Innovative Business School in South America,” by European CEO magazine. For more information, see


Global Executive MBA Americas partner school, ITAM.

ITAM, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, located in Mexico City, Mexico, was the first Latin American business school accredited by AASCB, and is one of fewer than 50 schools also to have accreditation from EQUIS and AMBA. With a world-class research institute in finance and economics, it is among the top business schools in Latin America as ranked by America Economia. and has been a leading player in Mexico’s executive education space for more than three decades. To learn more, see


Global Executive MBA Americas partner school, SFU.

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is home to Canada’s first Executive MBA program, founded in 1968. Accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, the school is a global leader in international business teaching and research. Visit

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Global Executive MBA Americas class at Owen Graduate School of Management.

The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, located in Nashville, TN, is ranked as a top business school by Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and Forbes. Accredited by AACSB and SACS, Vanderbilt’s 60-credit, EMBA Program started in 1978.


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