July 17th 2015
Based on the article originally published in Sprott School of Business.
This week Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business welcomes 21 students who belong to CESA - Sprott’s first MBA cohort in Bogota. The students are in Ottawa for a two-week study tour to learn about business in Canada.
“We’re very proud to welcome our Colombian MBA students to the Carleton campus here in the Canada’s capital,” says Jerry Tomberlin, dean of the Sprott School of Business. “This study visit offers MBA students studying in Bogota the opportunity to learn about business in Canada firsthand and connect with students in our domestic program for a truly international educational experience.”
The students arrived on campus on Monday. This week, they are spending their mornings attending classes for an MBA course on Doing Business in Canada and the US, which they are taking together with students in the domestic program. In the afternoons, the students are visiting organizations with a focus on international business.
On Monday, they visited the headquarters of Shopify, Canada’s flagship e-commerce company serving merchants in 150 countries. On Tuesday, they met with Colombia’s Ambassador to Canada Nicolás Llareda and representatives from the Embassy. Visits are planned to the offices of Export Development Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint.
In April 2014, Carleton’s Sprott School of Business launched its MBA in Bogota, Colombia, in partnership with CESA - School of Business. In addition to the Sprott MBA curriculum, the students also take courses developed by CESA, making them eligible for an additional CESA qualification. The program is delivered in an executive weekend format over 24 months. Content is delivered two-thirds in English, one-third in Spanish.