Eller College of Management strengthens global exposure
New Eller MBA programs provide cross-disciplinary study opportunities in Mexico
TUCSON, Ariz. – MARCH 13, 2007 – As emerging markets become increasingly important in the global economy, business schools are seeking ways to expose students to international commerce and its challenges. Building on its list of international study opportunities, the Eller College of Management’s MBA program has inaugurated another option — this one involving four major scientific institutions in Mexico.
Eller MBA students, along with UA science and engineering students, will have the opportunity to participate in a collaboration between The University of Arizona and four major scientific organizations in Mexico – Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (CIO), Leon; Centro de Investigación Cientifica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Ensenada; Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT), México City; and Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Puebla. Cross-disciplinary teams of science and engineering students and first-year MBA students will evaluate various technologies, and then prepare market analyses, financial plan, and business models for each institution.
“Given our geographic proximity to Mexico, it makes sense to develop collaborations that will benefit both the U.S. and Mexican economies,” said Bob Rieger, Eller MBA director of career development. “The purpose of this cooperative venture is to foster relationships between The University of Arizona and these prestigious Mexican institutions in the areas of optics, physics, design, and electronics. In doing so, our students are gaining tremendous global exposure.”
Participation in these and other international study opportunities offered as part of the Eller MBA program gives business students a first-hand understanding of the role of technology and innovation in today’s emerging markets. These specific programs are highly technical in scope, challenging students to expand their skills in both technology and business management.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #14 among public business schools and three of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship, MIS, and Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #44 in the U.S. and #21 among public business schools. The College leads the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers an Evening MBA program and the Eller Executive MBA. The Eller College of Management supports approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 700 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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