Executive MBA, Florida Vs Europe?


Josegp

I want to do an Executive MBA.

Objective:
I want to work in Latin America, (Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Peru or Chile) either as an employee or as an entrepreneur.

I am 40 years old and have a background as a teacher, consultant, project manager, and entrepreneur.

However, my career has not been everything I wanted it to be, that's why I want the EMBA.

I am looking for brand power, internationalization, networking and above all a powerful career service

Options until now:

Plan A: IE and I have no doubts. its mixed methodology is perfect for me, but the price is high for my context of life.

Plan B: EADA and Chapman from FIU (Miami)

What do you think and what do you advise me?
Do you consider other schools?

I want to do an Executive MBA.

Objective:
I want to work in Latin America, (Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Peru or Chile) either as an employee or as an entrepreneur.

I am 40 years old and have a background as a teacher, consultant, project manager, and entrepreneur.

However, my career has not been everything I wanted it to be, that's why I want the EMBA.

I am looking for brand power, internationalization, networking and above all a powerful career service

Options until now:

Plan A: IE and I have no doubts. its mixed methodology is perfect for me, but the price is high for my context of life.

Plan B: EADA and Chapman from FIU (Miami)

What do you think and what do you advise me?
Do you consider other schools?
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Duncan

I assume that you are able to write and speak Spanish at a high professional level. 

Few organisations will hire for Latin America in Spain or Miami. You should research these different countries and pick the leading school in that country. For example, that would mean Egade in Mexico, Incae in central America, UAI in Chile, etc. 

I assume that you are able to write and speak Spanish at a high professional level.&nbsp;<br><br>Few organisations will hire for Latin America in Spain or Miami. You should research these different countries and pick the leading school in that country. For example, that would mean Egade in Mexico, Incae in central America, UAI in Chile, etc.&nbsp;
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Duncan

In practice, your criteria are counterpoised: you need to choose between a school that is highly internationalised (the alumni network is spread thinly over many countries) or able to support career placement extensively in whichever country you come to focus on. The only partial exceptions are the Cornell America's MBA which is a viable option of you are in Colombia, and the IESE partner school in Brazil. 

In practice, your criteria are counterpoised: you need to choose between a school that is highly internationalised (the alumni network is spread thinly over many countries) or able to support career placement extensively in whichever country you come to focus on. The only partial exceptions are the Cornell America's MBA which is a viable option of you are in Colombia, and the IESE partner school in Brazil.&nbsp;
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Josegp

Thank you Duncan, 
I like your style and I was waiting for your opinion.

My native language is Spanish, and my wife and kids are colombo-germans....and no, I don´t speak german.


That is why I thought of IE, since perhaps it opens the doors of several countries .... Latin America, Europe and perhaps Florida

In Latin America, business schools are only strong in their own country, except perhaps for Tec de Monterrey (EGADE)

Besides IE and EGADE do you consider any other school? maybe tier 2

By the way IESE is great
but I think its program is not blended (50% online 50%in situ).....
I need a blended program or with few face-to-face sessions due to my business 
Cornell is great too, but is too expensive and 

it is not profitable for the salaries of the region 




In Latin America, international education is highly valued, especially the USA, Spain, France and UK. If a powerful career service is added to this, I would think that a professional would have a great asset


I already had conversations with IE and they have invited me to participate in their admission process, because they like my CV, but as a plan b I would like to know what opinion they have about EADA and about Chapman FIU









Thank you Duncan,&nbsp;
I like your style and I was waiting for your opinion.<br><br><div>My native language is Spanish, and my wife and kids are colombo-germans....and no, I don´t speak german.</div><br><div></div><div></div><div>

That is why I thought of IE, since perhaps it opens the doors of several countries .... Latin America, Europe and perhaps Florida
</div><div></div>
<div>In Latin America, business schools are only strong in their own country, except perhaps for Tec de Monterrey (EGADE)
</div><br><div>Besides IE and EGADE do you consider any other school? maybe tier 2
</div><br><div>By the way IESE is great
but I think its program is not blended (50% online 50%in situ).....
I need a blended program or with few face-to-face sessions due to my business&nbsp;</div><div>
</div><div>Cornell is great too, but is too expensive and&nbsp;

it is not profitable for the salaries of the region&nbsp;<br></div><br><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>


In Latin America, international education is highly valued, especially the USA, Spain, France and UK. If a powerful career service is added to this, I would think that a professional would have a great asset</div><br><div></div><div></div><div>

I already had conversations with IE and they have invited me to participate in their admission process, because they like my CV, but as a plan b I would like to know what opinion they have about EADA and about Chapman FIU
</div><div></div><div>

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Duncan

I think targeting one school across the whole region is suboptimal. Focus on one country. 

I think targeting one school across the whole region is suboptimal. Focus on one country.&nbsp;
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maury

I agree. Even though IE might have a decent network outside of Spain, your best bet will be to study with a school that's located where you want to work.

To some degree, you're right - an international education is valued in many places around the world, including Latin America. But does this value actually translate into jobs / networking opportunities? Search LinkedIn and see how many people (proportionally) who graduated from international business schools have the kinds of MBA-level jobs you would be looking for. What schools are better represented? Those should be on your shortlist. 

I agree. Even though IE might have a decent network outside of Spain, your best bet will be to study with a school that's located where you want to work.<br><br>To some degree, you're right - an international education is valued in many places around the world, including Latin America. But does this value actually translate into jobs / networking opportunities? Search LinkedIn and see how many people (proportionally) who graduated from international business schools have the kinds of MBA-level jobs you would be looking for. What schools are better represented? Those should be on your shortlist.&nbsp;
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