FOUR TOP-TIER SCHOOLS, IN FOUR DYNAMIC ECONOMIES. ONE GREAT MBA.
The Americas MBA is a joint program between four distinguished business schools – FIA, ITAM, Simon Fraser University, and Vanderbilt University. They offer a unique MBA in international management with an emphasis on the four major economies of the Americas, integrating students from Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. Four dynamic economies of the Americas – One unique MBA program.
The program focuses on improving strategic leadership for professionals in international companies, by providing a challenging academic environment to discuss and practice in-depth management concepts on real-life cases within the economic, cultural, and managerial models of the Americas and the international arena as well. With all classes in English, the program is developed in the first year with Friday and Saturday classes every two weeks in Brazil.
In the second year, the program goes through the core concepts with four additional intensive modules in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and the USA. These modules consist of joint immersions with students from the above mentioned universities, which are leading universities in their countries, held every two months. The integration of the students includes academic, professional, cultural, and personal interactions that support a dynamic and broad perspective to become a true leader in the international arena.
For the safety of all, students can choose to take the course in person (when authorized by health agencies, following safety protocols) or remote (class transmitted live, maintaining the same level of interaction between participants).
Our Brazilian students are 35 years old on average, with 12 years of professional experience. The complete Americas MBA cohort has a multicultural profile, as around 75% of students come from foreign universities. The program applicants are from different academic and professional backgrounds. Potential of deepening in-class discussions, exchanging experiences between students and professors, and enriching the application of the concepts increases from the diversity.
Carlos Mendes – Brazilian and FIA’s Alumni
Brent Hooks – American and Vanderbilt University’s Alumni
Diane Hong – Canandian and SFU’s Alumni
IMario Rosales – Mexican and ITAM’s Alumni
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL MBA & AMERICAS MBA
Prof. Samantha Mazzero is a mathematician by University of São Paulo (USP), holds an MBA in Marketing, MBA in economic & financial management, and MSc and Ph.D. in Business from USP in Corporate Foresight & Strategy area. Her professional experience includes more than 18 years in multinational pharmaceutical companies in Business Intelligence and marketing. She has been a professor for postgraduate students since 2008 for research & market analysis, segmentation and targeting. She joined FIA in 2013 teaching International Management for the International MBA.
GENERAL DIRECTOR OF PROFUTURO AND INTERNATIONAL MBAS
Professor Renata Giovinazzo Spers is an Economist, with a Master and PhD from FEA-USP. She had a Doctorate internship at University of Cambridge and her postdoctorate research was from Vanderbilt University. Her fields of study are Corporate Foresight and Strategy.
Associate Professor at the Business Administration department at FEA-USP. She has been working at the Future Studies Program (Profuturo) since 1996, having developed in this period more than 30 consultancy projects, advisories and technical reports.
She is also the Director of Profuturo, a program at Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) that has been offering, since 1993, MBA courses such as the International Executive MBA, the International MBA and the Americas MBA; in company courses and trainings. Professor Spers is the creator and co-founder of the Future Studies Research Journal, scientific magazine maintained by Profuturo.