Academic aspects

Academic aspects

Objectives

This is a graduate program which provides:

  • A regional focus on managing business throughout the Americas;
  • A global perspective through travel and selected real business cases focused on strategy in the major business regions of the world;
  • An international leadership and team building challenge through teamwork in a unique international cohort, and;
  • A dual degree MBA (Latin America)/ Master of Global Management (U.S.).

Program Curriculum

The global module will be taught by Tulane faculty and faculty of partner schools. The following courses will comprise the international module:

Courses

Faculty

International Leadership & Teambuilding Chris McCusker
Global Environment of Business Mauricio González
Global Strategy & Competition Alain Dumont
International Entrepreneurship Ralph Maurer
International Finance Eduardo Pablo
Global Supply Chains James MacFarland

 

Calendar of Activities

The program activities will begin with a local orientation program at each participating school. Students will be invited to their local campus for a briefing on the curriculum, travel, calendar, finances, etc.

Activities 2017

Date

Location

International Leadership & Teambuilding July 31- August 5, 2017 India
Global Environment of Business December 11-16,2017 México

 

Activities 2018

Date

Location

Global Strategy & Competition May 21-25, 2018 Paris
International Entrepreneurship May 28-June 2, 2018 Shanghái
International Finance August 13-18, 2018 Bogotá

 

Activities 2019

Date

Location

Global Supply Chains January 11-16, 2019 New Orleans

 

Professors

 

Alain Dumont (Global Strategy)
Holds the diploma of HEC Paris Graduate School of Management, and a Master of Arts at Paris Sorbonne. The first part of his career has been with Eurequip, a consultancy in which he developed an expertise in international business and corporate strategy. He later joined HEC as a professor of Strategy and Business Policy. His field of research and teaching has been in international strategy and in innovation management. He is the author of three books in these domains : “ The technical challenges and opportunities of a United Europe ” (Pinter Press. 1990), “ Histoire(s) d’innover ” (Interéditions. 1992) and “Innover dans les services” (Village Mondial. 2001) Alain Dumont is a visiting professor at Tulane University (New Orleans. USA) where he teaches a course of “Global Strategy”. He has also been a faculty Vice-President with Gemini Consulting and Cap Gemini Ernst &Young. He is currently serving as chairman and/or board member in small and medium size innovative companies and in a hi-tech investment fund.

Mauricio G. González (International Business Seminar)
Received a Bachelor of Marketing from Tecnológico de Monterrey in México, a Master of International Management fro Thunderbird and a PhD in Business from Tulane University. Mauricio González has over 17 years of experience teaching marketing and international business at Tecnológico de Monterrey, in México where he also served as director of the international business program and chair of the marketing department. He has participated in executive training programs in Latin America and for the past four years in Tulane’s executive MBA programs. His consulting experience covers more than 15 years in the fields of marketing strategy and sales. His current research interest is related to internal marketing and internal and external brand equity in organizations. Mauricio González is a full-time member of the faculty of Tulane University.

Dr. Chris McCusker (Leadership and Teambuilding)
Received a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he won a “Dissertation Research Award” from the American Psychological Association for his research on cultural differences in negotiation. Prior to coming to Tulane, Dr. McCusker served on the faculties of Columbia Business School and Yale School of Management. His courses include leadership, negotiation, business ethics, organizational behavior, power and politics, and human resource management. His coaching specializes in leadership development for technical leaders and those who are facing cross-cultural management issues. Dr. McCusker is a clinical professor of organizational behavior at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, a position he has held for 3 years.

James W. McFarland (Global Operations Management)
Holds a Lee Seinsheimer Chair in Business of the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and is the executive director of the Entergy-Tulane energy institute. Dr McFarland served as the Dean for over17 years until 2005. Previously, Dr. McFarland was the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Houston. McFarland has also served on the faculties of Texas A&M University, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of New Mexico. Dr McFarland received a bachelor of arts degree in economics and mathematics in 1967 and a doctorate degree in statistics and economics in 1971 from Texas A&M University. He has served on boards and as consultant of numerous private and public organizations. His research findings have been published in books, research monographs, and leading professional journals, including the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Operations Research. Dr. McFarland has worked on research and educational programs throughout the world, including projects in the African Republic of Sudan, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, The People's Republic of China, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan ROC, and Venezuela.

Eduardo Pablo (International Finance)
Professor Pablo is Associate Professor of finance at IESA, Caracas, Venezuela and Visiting Associate Professor of finance at Tulane University. He earned degrees in civil engineering from Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Master of Business Administration from IESA, and Master of Arts in Economics and PhD in Finance from Tulane University. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, corporate valuation, corporate governance, and emerging markets. His serves as director of the Master of Finance program at IESA and as the coordinator of the Burkenroad Reports for Latin America investment research program. Professor Pablo has served on the faculty of ITESM and has extensive teaching experience in executive, undergraduate, and graduate programs. His research recent research focuses on cross-border M&A transactions in Latin America.