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Retooled Global MBA in Spanish Attracting International Enrollments

National University’s online Master of Business Administration program in Spanish, which originally rolled out in 2004, was recently re-introduced with a global emphasis that is attracting international enrollments.

The Spanish language version of National’s popular executive MBA program was designed to provide leadership opportunities for professionals engaging in international business relations and global trade focused primarily among Latin America, the United States and Pacific Rim nations when it was originally offered eight years ago.

Considering the continuing trend toward globalization since then, along with National University’s increasingly global outlook and growing overseas enrollments, Ramon Corona, Ph.D., lead faculty for the Global MBA in Spanish program, said new opportunities and new demands called for retooled curricula.

“We have added classes in global finance, negotiations, e-business and strategic management, as well as a strategy simulation course in which students form groups and compete with others,” Professor Corona added. “The outcomes of their decisions can then be measured and evaluated in a manner that closely approximates international complexities and risk.”

The first cohort for the revised program started last September with 15 students. Half of them came from outside the United States, including a diverse representation from Latin America. There are students from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru and Chile, according to Professor Corona. All courses are offered in Spanish language, including content, materials, text books, online discussions and live chats, and more than 50 percent of the instructors in the Spanish MBA program possess terminal degrees in their fields.

For more information regarding the Executive Master of Business Administration program in Spanish, contact Professor Corona at rcorona@nu.edu.