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2022 Courses

The International Summer School is a two-month program that offers students and participants the opportunity to attend innovative Management courses delivered at the Universidad de los Andes School of Management. It is a great scenario to learn from professors that work in top level universities from around the world and who bring with them a vast experience and knowledge in their fields of expertise. The program offers a wide variety of two-week courses, taught during June and July, and opened to undergraduate and graduate students. With over 12 courses and a bootcamp in different areas, this program offers students the opportunity to interact with world-class faculty, advance their academic learning and broaden their international perspective.

* All courses in the International Summer School are delivered in English.


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link-campus-university
Professor
Elena
Borin
University:
Università degli Studi
Link Campus University
Schedule:
June 6 - June 17
Monday – Friday (6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Course Information:

The role of culture for sustainable development has increasingly entered the debate on sustainability, bringing attention to the contribution of CCIs - Cultural and Creative Industries to reaching sustainable development goals but also questioning if cultural and creative industries are implementing practices that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. The course “Managing cultural and creative industries for sustainable development” stems from the global discussion (both among academics and professionals) and aims to help the students develop their critical perspective on the topic and use their knowledge in their managerial practice in the cultural and creative industries. By means of international case-studies in Africa, America, Asia and Europe the course, students will develop their knowledge and skills in a highly interactive class which includes debates, presentations from experts, and group works.

About Professor Elena Borin

Elena Borin is Associate Professor for Link Campus University (Rome, Italy). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Ferrara (Ferrara, Italy). She has extensive research and teaching experience in cultural management and governance, with specific focus on financial sustainability of cultural and creative industries. Previously to her current position, she was Director of the MSc in Arts and Cultural Management and Coordinator of the Research team in Arts and Cultural Management at the Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France). Her main intellectual contributions are on entrepreneurship, public-private partnership in the cultural and creative sector and cultural leadership in transition tourism.

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university-of-colorado
Professor
Ramiro
Montealegre
University:
University of
Colorado
Schedule:
June 6 - June 17
Monday – Friday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Course Information:

The use and proliferation of digital technologies have created drastic shifts in the way in which organizations buy and sell goods and services, and integrate their supply chain and delivery systems. Today, information technology and networks represent the critical infrastructure on which corporations and the economy depend not only for the execution of operations, but also increasingly for the formulation of strategy and for competitive differentiation. Although some companies are very successful in discovering and cultivating innovative technology-enable business strategies, many fail in the process. Managers must learn to manage enterprises in a net-centric environment, exploit the enabling role of digital technologies in transforming business and work group and individual processes, and extract the maximum strategic and tactical advantage based on the use of information. Making fashionable investments without systematically analyzing needs and without understanding how to adopt these new technologies in accordance with their company’s situation is irresponsible.

About Professor Ramiro Montealegre

Ramiro Montealegre is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (management information systems) from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree in computer science from Carleton University in Canada. Professor Montealegre’s research focuses on the interplay between new digital technologies and organization transformation in highly uncertain environments. He has been involved in studying projects of organizational change in the United States, China, India, Canada, Spain, Mexico, and the Central and South American regions. He has received the MCB University Press' Award for the "Most Outstanding" paper published in the Journal of Information Technology & People; and the "Best Paper" Award of the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division of the Academy of Management.

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schulich-school-of-business-york-university
Professor
Alexander
Coutts
University:
Schulich School of Business,
York University
Schedule:
June 6 - June 17
Monday – Friday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Course Information

Many business textbooks assume that consumers and businesses make rational decisions: making optimal purchases, and maximizing profit. Instead, in this course we use insights from behavioral economics and finance to examine the biases that individuals hold to better understand decision-making. We study phenomena such as the link between overconfidence and financial markets, why we pay for gym memberships we rarely use, and how companies use decoys and loss-aversion to increase sales. The primary objectives of this course are to introduce to students the concepts in behavioral economics and finance that are most relevant to business and financial markets, and to study applications of these concepts in the actual business world.

About Professor Alexander Coutts

Alexander Coutts has been an Assistant Professor of Economics at Schulich School of Business, York University, since 2021. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (2015) from New York University, USA. During his studies he was a researcher at New York University’s Center for Technology and Economic Development, based in Abu Dhabi. His research fields are Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, and Experimental Economics. His interests center on applying insights from behavioral economics to questions in development economics. He uses laboratory and field experiments to understand the interaction between information, beliefs, and behavior.

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esade
Professor
Claude
Chailan
University:
Em Strasbourg
Business School
Schedule:
June 6 - June 17
Monday – Friday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Course Information:

The course Strategic Dynamic Pricing for Long-term Shared Value focuses on how a firm should set and update pricing decisions in order to better fit customers’ willingness-to-pay and thus maximize the value created both for the customers and the company itself. The adoption of dynamic pricing has transformed the transportation and hospitality industries, and is increasingly important in retail, telecommunications, entertainment, financial services, health care and manufacturing.

The course establishes robust foundations for effective pricing decisions by teaching key analytical and behavioural concepts associated with costs, customer behaviour and competition. It introduces students to advanced pricing techniques that aim to create long-term shared value, including dynamic pricing, low-cost pricing, customized prices, platforms pricing; and highlights the practical applications of these approaches within a wide array of business contexts.

About Professor Claude Chailan

>Dr Chailan is Professor and Programme Director at EM Strasbourg Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Nice, France. Dr. Chailan teaches in the areas of Business Models, International Business, Pricing, Corporate Strategy, Luxury Strategy, and Strategic Decision-Making. He has a great amount of international experience. Prior to joining the academia, Dr. Chailan held high-level positions in international management, including senior positions at Danone, Sara Lee and L’Oréal.

>Dr Chailan’s research focuses on the links between corporate strategy and international business. His research has been disseminated in international conferences, and published in leading journals, including: the Journal of Marketing Management, the Journal of Product and Brand Management, Euromed Journal of Business, the International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, the Journal of Competitiveness and Strategy, Critical Perspectives on International Business, the Journal of Business Research and the International Business Review to name a few.

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Professor
Entrepreneurship
Center
University:
Universidad
de los Andes
Schedule:
June 6 - June 17
TBC
Course Information:

The Uniandes Impact Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is an intensive course for the development of entrepreneurial skills and the creation of high-impact entrepreneurship projects. The course is structured around two different types of methodologies: (i) Problem Based Learning (PBL) methodology, where participants will face challenges associated with the different stages of the entrepreneurial process and will be guided by international experts; and (ii) the construction of an individual entrepreneurship project that will be presented to an external evaluating panel that will award the winner a seed capital prize for its development. The course requires high participant interaction both in group and individual work in order to develop their entrepreneurial skills. It will feature the participation of prominent Latin American entrepreneurs who have created new milestones in entrepreneurship in the region in last years and will be able to share their experience and knowledge with the participants.

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aston-university
Professor
Lauren
Traczykowski
University:
Aston
University
Schedule:
June 21 - July 2
Tuesday – Friday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Course Information:

There is a difference between knowing the practicalities of crisis management/response and knowing what should be done, ethically speaking. This course will provide students with the following: an appreciation of ethical theory/principles; the skills to apply ethics in a crisis and make justifiable decisions; an ability to critically analyse/advise professionals on the application of ethics in crisis scenarios. Sessions will cover a range of disaster/crisis ethics topics. Many of the topics covered under the umbrella of disaster ethics are distinct disciplines in themselves – climate justice, environmental ethics, humanitarian response, normative ethics – and will serve as an interdisciplinary bridge for students coming from different disciplines or backgrounds.

About Professor Lauren Traczykowski

Before moving (semi-)permanently to the United Kingdom, Dr Lauren Traczykowski worked for the US Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Office of International Affairs. She moved to the UK to pursue an MA and then later a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK) on the moral imperative to intervene post-natural hazard. She is now a Senior Lecturer at Aston University teaching various modules on applied ethics including Business Ethics and Ethics in a Crisis. Lauren currently serves as Director of External Engagement for the Aston Centre for Crisis Management and is an active member of the Decolonizing the Curriculum Working Group (DCWG). She is also a Board Director of the Birmingham Food Council CIC. Lauren’s research broadly focuses on two areas: disaster ethics and pedagogy, particularly playful learning, and has several publications related to both as separate and overlapping topics. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now AdvanceHE).

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cornell-university
Professor
Miguel
Gómez
University:
Cornell
University
Schedule:
June 21 - July 2
Tuesday – Friday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Course Information:

The Food Industry has undergone dramatic changes in recent years worldwide. The emergence of giant businesses in food retail and food service, the increased use of information technology in food marketing and distribution, the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and to climate change, and the increased importance of sustainability, are examples of the forces that are affecting food supply chains from farm to table. The primary objective of this course is to reflect on the fundamental principles of marketing and their application to private and public problems typical of the food supply chain, and to train students in the identification of successful marketing strategies in the food industry. The course uses a combination of lectures, case study discussion and simulations to addresses a variety of topics including: recent key food industry trends, successful strategies in food retail and foodservice; the role of digital strategies to enhance performance; the challenges and opportunities for improving sustainability performance; the increasing need of coordination in food supply chains; and policies affecting the food industry, among others.

About Professor Miguel Gómez

Miguel is the Robert G. Tobin Professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. He is director of the Food Industry Management Program, which is globally recognized as the premier food industry education, research, and outreach program. His research concentrates broadly on the study of food marketing and distribution issues. Specifically, his research focuses on how to improve the economic and sustainability performance of food value chains; and on the economics of food markets to enhance benefits for value chains participants (including growers, packers/shippers, manufacturers, retailers, consumers, etc.)

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Professor
Mark
Samuel
University:
Audencia Business
School
Schedule:
June 21 - July 2
Monday – Friday (6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)
Course Information:

Offer students the capacity to examine digital change affecting organizational behavior due to influencing factors, namely, culture, structure, resistance, motivation, technology disruption, and the role of the leader, and equipping them with the needed tools and techniques to tackle business contingencies amid such change in their own organizations. The course focuses on pragmatically explaining organizational change and its practical applications and implications in the workplace, on the individuals, teams, and organizational systems so that students can develop and/or adjust contemporary models that tackle motivation, engagement, behavioral modification, governance, and be able to build and quantitatively measure their own operational plans and competence development plans.

About Professor Mark Samuel

Mark Samuel is an assistant professor at Audencia Business School, and management consultant with Big 4 consulting firms preceded by leadership positions with multinationals like Ericsson, Siemens AG, and Nokia in addition to PPPs, and NGO’s. Throughout his career, Mark has primarily served public and private sector clients on digital economic development, competitive and functional strategies, organizational transformations and development, human capital capacity building, competence framework development, and learning, practicing as a corporate director and adjunct professor in organizational behavior. Mark’s experience was geographically earned in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, while he later focused on the Gulf region, and primarily on Saudi Arabia.

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stellenbosch-university
Professor
Ashenafi
Fanta
University:
Stellenbosch
University
Schedule:
June 21 - July 2
Monday – Friday (6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)
Course Information:

Under the right conditions, infrastructure development can play a major role in promoting growth. Infrastructure development, thus, is viewed as a key ingredient for economic growth and a prerequisite for poverty alleviation and employment creation. Infrastructure is considered an integral element of sustainable economic development and thus the need to develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure is highlighted in SDG. Moreover, provision of social and economic infrastructure is critical for achieving inclusive growth, expanding education, and providing job opportunities. Developing countries such as Colombia face a persistent infrastructure deficit and the need for infrastructure improvements is critical. Huge infrastructure deficit in most developing countries is mainly caused by seemingly insurmountable financing gap.

In this course we put into context the relationship between infrastructure and economic growth and interrogate the depth of the infrastructure gap facing developing countries, with a focus on four (4) sectors: Energy, water, telecommunications, and transportation. We subsequently examine the financing models used by infrastructure organisations as a precursor to the forms infrastructure provision takes.

About Professor Ashenafi Fanta

Infrastructure development is viewed as a key ingredient for economic growth and a prerequisite for poverty alleviation and employment creation. Infrastructure is considered an integral element of sustainable economic development and thus the need to develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure is highlighted in SDG. Moreover, provision of social and economic infrastructure is critical for achieving inclusive growth, expanding education, and providing job opportunities. Developing countries such as Colombia face a persistent infrastructure deficit and the need for infrastructure improvements is critical. Huge infrastructure deficit in most developing countries is mainly caused by seemingly insurmountable financing gap.

In this course we put into context the relationship between infrastructure and economic growth and interrogate the depth of the infrastructure gap facing developing countries, with a focus on four (4) sectors: Energy, water, telecommunications, and transportation. We subsequently examine the financing models used by infrastructure organisations as a precursor to the forms infrastructure provision takes.

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neoma-business-school
Professor
Nathalie
Janson
University:
NEOMA B
Business School
Schedule:
July 5 - July 15
Monday – Friday (6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)
Course Information:

The design of cryptocurrencies challenges the existing banking system and traditional financial system. Cryptocurrencies built on the blockchain works as on a decentralized scheme disrupting the existence hierarchical system. Central banks are concerned by their development, in particular stablecoins, since the proposal of the Diem (Libra) project affects their monopoly power over money creation. There is a strong debate over the nature of cryptocurrencies and their ability to compete with official currencies. Cryptocurrencies - the Bitcoin in particular - were born as an alternative to the existing system judged corrupted and biased by human action. 2021 is a major turning point for cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance and Fintech as their market capitalization soared since January. Regulators have accelerated their discussion over the regulatory design to be implemented meanwhile the major central banks are seriously working on the development of their own CBDC with China ahead of them. After an overview of the Fintech and cryptocurrencies landscape, the course examines the challenges arising from Fintech and cryptocurrencies innovations and how financial regulators intend to address their regulatory response

About Professor Nathalie Janson

Nathalie Janson is an associate professor of economics in the Department of Finance at NEOMA Business School. She earned a PhD in Economics at the Université Paris I-La Sorbonne in collaboration with the ESSEC PhD programme. She teaches Economics in initial training, Money and Banking and Fintech Regulation in Graduate programs to English Track students. Nathalie’s research specializes in monetary policy, banking regulation and cryptocurrencies. The results of her research have appreared in academic publications such as World Economy, Quaterly Review of Economics and Finance, Géoéconomie and Banque et Stratégie/Revue Banque. Her commentary has been noted in the media since the Greek crisis of 2015, and particularly on the question of cryptocurrencies since 2019.

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francisco
Professor
Felipe
Symmes
University:
EGADE Business
School
Schedule:
July 5 - July 15
Monday – Friday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Course Information:

This course introduces a market approach that social entrepreneurs use to scale their impact. The students will be introduced to the formula of "exchanging impact for resources" as a practice that social entrepreneurs are already using to create new markets and scale their impact.The knowledge in this course is based on seven years of research, including more than one hundred cases of social enterprises in the Latin American region that have successfully scaled their impact through a market approach. To show how this approach play out in the real world, examples are used in the form of illustrative, real-world cases. Some entrepreneurs that are the protagonists of cases will be visiting the course in order for students to experience the cases In vivo.

About Professor Felipe Symmes

Ph.D Organizational Studies and Theory of Culture University of St. Gallen. Master Études du développement at the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. Business Economics five-year major from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a one-year exchange in areas of MBA and social sciences at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). His work focuses on sustainable development, entrepreneurship, informal markets, creative industries, technology, and innovation and creativity. He is currently Research Professor at EGADE Business School and Research Director at VIVA Idea. He co-authored the book "Scaling Strategies for Social Entrepreneurs: A Market Approach," recently published worldwide by Palgrave McMillan. In addition, he is a literature writer publishing his first book in 2016 called “Escritos de un hombre perdido” (Writings of a lost man) for which he was selected by Penguin Random House in Spain among the most promising young writers.

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nova-chool-of-business-and-economics
Professor
Utku
Serhatli
University:
NOVA School of
Business and Economics
Schedule:
July 5 - July 15
Monday – Friday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Course Information:

The social and environmental impact of businesses has become a central issue in modern society. Communities are demanding higher standards of air, water, and soil quality. Climate change is constantly on the news. Social welfare inequality has been rising. Consumers are becoming more aware and conscious of the social impact of business practices. Even though the technology and products to address many of today’s global environmental and social challenges already exist, many communities lack access to them. This course is aimed at analyzing and designing operations processes and strategies to deliver these solutions to those who need them the most. Throughout this class, we will also examine and discuss global issues related to climate change, energy, waste, labor, and poverty.

About Professor Utku Serhatli

Utku Serhatli is an Assistant Professor at NOVA School of Business and Economics. He is primarily interested in sustainable operations with a focus on the operational and social impacts of economic and environmental issues.

His research utilizes data analysis and mathematical modeling such as optimization, dynamic programming, stochastic processes, and game theory. His teaching experience includes the core course of Operations Management at INSEAD, Operations Management, Operations Strategy, and Sustainable Operations at NOVA SBE.

He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from INSEAD, prior to joining NOVA SBE. He also holds a Master of Science from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science from Bilkent University. He previously worked as a financial consultant at TATA Consultancy Group.

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bootcamp
Professor
Brian
Till
University:
Marquette
University
Schedule:
July 5 - July 15
Monday – Friday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Course Information:

Building strong brands has become increasingly challenging, particularly as consumers are exposed to an abundance of branding communications across a variety of channels, both digital and traditional. This course gives students the contemporary skills, training, and insight for building strong brands against the backdrop of this challenging environment. Students will understand the strategic foundation of strong brands and how brands are brought to life across a variety of digital and traditional platforms. The student will become a more effective manager of the branding process. The course has a particular emphasis on practical application and skill development.

About Professor Brian Till

Dr. Till holds a Ph.D. in Business (Marketing) from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Professor of Marketing at Marquette University. He joined Marquette in July 2015 as the James Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration, a position he has held until June 2019. Prior to his academic career, he worked at Purina as a brand manager. He has served as a marketing strategy, branding and advertising consultant for a variety of organizations including Monsanto, Energizer, Medicine Shoppe International, Growmark and AT&T. He is co-author of the book The Truth About Creating Brands People Love.

He has published in international journals such as Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Marketing Research, among others. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence and was named one of the Top Ten Marketing Teachers in the U.S.

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NOTE: Given the uncertainty related to Covid-19, the time schedule and delivery mode of the courses can be subject to changes according to government and institutional regulations.