MBA Summer Camp
The MBA Summer Camp is a month-long program, fully taught in English, for UTDT and incoming MBA students. Its flexible structure allows students to take 1, 2 or 3 courses.
Each course is taught over 7 classes, each lasting 3.15 hours and entails a total of 23 contact hours. Students need to do at least 1 hour of work on their own per hour of class. A complimentary city tour is offered for incoming students on Sunday, June 2nd.
Program dates and course abstracts
"International Business Strategies: Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets"
Dates: June 3, 10, 13, 17, 24, 27 & July 1
Class time: 7 to 10.15 pm
Prof. Sebastián Auguste, Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan.bio
"Strategic Knowledge Management"
Dates: June 4, 6, 11, 18, 21, 25 & July 2.
Class time: 7 to 10.15 pm
Prof. Liza Kharoubi Echenique, Ph.D. in Human Sciences, Oxford University.bio
"Modern Econometrics for Business "
Dates: June 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29.
Class time: Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm & Wednesday from 7 to 10.15 pm
Prof. Jonah Rockoff, Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University.bio
Only MBA and EMBA students will be accepted to this program. To apply please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Application form
- All of the following documents in one single .pdf file:
- Transcript of records
- CV (resume)
- Scan of a recent passport picture
- Scan of identification page of passport
- Signed Acknowledgement of Risks and Release of Responsibility form (download)
- Application deadline: April 15, 2019
- The acceptance decision will be communicated via email within three weeks of the application deadline.
Travel arrangements and housing
Each participant must arrange and cover the costs of international and local transportation, accommodation, meals, health insurance, travel documents and personal expenses.
A list of suggested accommodations will be sent to accepted students.
Tuition per module: USD 2000 (waived for PIM partners).
When will know if I have been accepted?
Within three weeks of the application deadline, you will receive an acceptance letter.
How many students will be attending each module?
A minimum of 10 students is required to open each module. The maximum enrollment per module is 60 students.
Is the program only for international students?
No. UTDT MBA students will also be joining this program.
Will the University issue a transcript for participants?
Yes, a transcript will be issued and sent to the home institution within a month of program completion.
Who should I contact for further information about this program?
Please contact Alex Markman at email@example.com.
About Prof. Sebastián Auguste
Sebastián has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan and is Director of the MBA and Executive MBA programs at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, where he also serves as professor. He was Associate Economist at FIEL, Research Economist at the Inter American Development Bank and Consultant for the World Bank and other multilateral organizations.
He also worked as advisor for several Latin American governments and companies. His research has been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics among other renowned publications.
About Prof. Liza Kharoubi Echenique
Liza holds a Ph.D. in Human Sciences from Oxford University (United Kingdom) and and MBA from HEC Paris (France). She is a lecturer at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, HEC Paris and Université d´ Avignon. Liza has an extensive international experience as consultant in Strategic Knowledge Management, Innovation and Digital Transformation.
About Prof. Jonah Rockoff
Jonah E. Rockoff is a Professor of Business at the Columbia Graduate School of Business and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Rockoff’s interests center on the finance and management of public schools. His most recent research focuses on systems for hiring new teachers, the effects of No Child Left Behind on students and schools, the impact of removing school desegregation orders, and how primary school teachers affect students’ outcomes in early adulthood. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.
International Business Strategies: Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets
This course is focused on learning and developing talent management and self-knowledge skills for successfully working in diverse cultural environments. Special focus is placed on Argentinian and Latin American specific traits and particular challenges.
- Learning how to do business in Latin America:
- Etiquette: what to do and what to avoid when dealing with business people in LatAm countries
- Intra-regional cultural and business differences
- Social issues across LatAm
- Country risks
- Gender and class differences
- Political differences
- Religious beliefs
- Cultural sensitivity
- Cultural tools: comparison of countries
- Understanding and using conceptual models to manage organizational and personal change. Application of models to compare LatAm with the USA
- Acquiring expertise and tools for efficiently leading people, focus in LatAm
- Obtaining leadership skills: The leader as coach
- Developing cross-cultural experience: Four Steps to Integration
- Discussing cultural diversity: countries, generations, gender (crystal ceiling), sexual (LGBTQ), etc. How to approach diversity in LatAm vs. USA approach. Multinational corporations influence
- Understanding how to manage uncertainty
- Acquiring and practicing communication: Five pillars of coaching
- Gaining confidence to work in foreign countries and cultures
- Learning about blockers and facilitators of the creativity process: IDEA test
- Team working and understanding how to become a high performance team
Strategic Knowledge Management
Is there such a thing as “organizational capital”, that could be grown and improved through certain processes, behavioral changes or even a fully-fledged strategy? Some recent research seems to be positive about it but the notion remains fuzzy and hard to demonstrate factually. Beyond "intellectual and social capital", "human resources", "human capital", one might wonder what makes an organization’s value and how to financially account for the brainpower behind such cultures as GAFAs’ or high-profitability consulting services firms.
Collaborative and Knowledge economies still have to find their ecological cultural balance based on values that Generation Z have so much appetite for. Shouldn’t we reconsider knowledge management processes more strategically to better accommodate younger knowledge workers’ needs and for the new technological and human challenges ahead?
Modern Econometrics for Business
Data analysis in economics, or “econometrics” as it is called by practitioners, has moved away from mathematical complexity and towards simpler tools that are accessible to businesses and can be applied easily to big data. This course will provide students with an understanding of three widely used techniques in modern econometrics: randomized control trials, regression discontinuity, and differences-in-differences. After learning how these tools provide superior analytic results than traditional regression techniques in making inferences about the real world, students will gain the practical knowledge to wield them successfully and make better decisions with data.