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MBA Mexico City students tour Valley businesses

November 13, 2007

Twenty Mexican students from the W. P. Carey MBA Mexico City program recently visited companies and sites throughout the Valley while taking a supply chain management course at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

The W. P. Carey MBA Mexico City program is a partnership between the W. P. Carey School of Business and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). The executive MBA program was recently ranked No. 1 among MBA programs in Latin America by AméricaEconomía, a leading Latin-American magazine for top executives in business and government.

Some of the group’s activities included:

• Edward Prescott, 2004 Nobel Laureate, addressed the students in a talk titled “Mexico’s Path to Riches.”

• Students visited the Herberger Theatre and Phoenix Art Museum, and they also participated in a discussion with ITAM student Roxana Velasquez, director of the Museum of Art, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

• The students visited a selection of Arizona business sites, including Avnet Inc. and Bashas’ distribution warehouse.

• The students also engaged in case study activities, team presentations and lecture-discussions led by W. P. Carey faculty members.

The visiting group comprises the third cohort of students to participate in the two-degree program offered by the W. P. Carey School of Business and ITAM. The students will complete the program in August.

Erin Concors,
(480) 965-9271
W. P. Carey School of Business