A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Many new Global Executive MBA programs have appeared in recent years. But as new globalization initiatives get introduced—and existing ones get refined—it’s not enough simply to provide an overview of international business in the typical classroom.

That’s why Vanderbilt took an innovative approach when developing our Global Executive MBA offering, the Americas MBA for Executives program, which launched in February of 2012. Partnering with schools in Brazil, Canada and Mexico, we wanted to give our students the opportunity to work collaboratively with cross-border, international teams comprised of students from across the four largest economies of the Americas.

By concentrating on the Americas region, we hope to give participants a far more thorough understanding of an increasingly important market than they would otherwise receive in a generalized international program. That objective reflects the needs of companies we serve, such as Nissan North America, Bridgestone Americas and Schneider Electric, as they focus operations across the Americas market.

Vast complexities remain when doing business in an area like the Americas. And that deeper level of detail—on top of differences such as language, culture and currency—will help participants who are managing cross-equator teams and business lines. Hear directly about the benefits of the program from past participants.

Partnering with FIA Business School in São Paulo, Brazil; Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, Canada; and ITAM in Mexico City, Mexico, we have worked to achieve a unique cross-border, North-South management education experience. If you or one of your employees is planning a career that knows no boundaries, we have assembled the experts to make that possible.

Juli Bennett
Executive Director,
Vanderbilt Executive Programs