Through the Dual Degree program offered by the Chapman Graduate School, students obtain an MBA from their home universities and a Master of International Business (MIB) from Florida International University in considerably less time than it would take if they pursued the two degrees sequentially. The Global Dual Degree Network includes 24 institutional members from all over the world—from China to Europe to Latin América—with the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) being the most recent to make its participation official. The signing ceremony took place January 17, 2007, in the office of UPR’s president, Gladys Escalona de Motta.
“The creation of the Global Dual Degree Network is one of the most impressive accomplishments of the college’s Chapman Graduate School of Business in the last five years,” said Chapman Dean José de la Torre, who has recruited schools worldwide. “Those who complete the program have experiences in two different business and economic environments, acquire two networks of friends and colleagues, have access to a second set of employers, and learn what it takes to do business around the world.”
De la Torre and Anna Pietraszek (EMBA ’06), associate director of admissions for the Chapman School, attended the signing at UPR, along with Escalona de Motta; Paul Latortue, dean of the College of Business Administration at UPR; and Emilio Pantojas, UPR’s director of the MBA program.
College will host next partner network meeting and CLADEA.
Members of the network gather annually. Last year’s meeting took place in Montpellier, France, in September. This year’s meeting will take place on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in October. The network’s meeting will coincide with the 42nd annual meeting of the Latin Américan Council of Management Schools (CLADEA), which the college also is hosting.
The theme of the CLADEA meeting is “’Human Capital and Latin América’s Competitiveness,’” said Jerry Haar, professor, Department of Management and International Business, and associate director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management. He is serving as the academic committee chair. Papers have been solicited globally and international experts have been invited to present panels during the event, which will run from October 28th through October 30th.
CLADEA has more than 150 affiliated institutions, both private and public, from Latin América, North America, and Europe.