Second USFQ Sustainable Business Program in Ecuador

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In March 2024, the second edition of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) Sustainable Business Program in Ecuador will take you on an educational journey like no other, immersing you in the vibrant city of Quito and the pristine Galapagos Islands.

This programme, offered by the Universidad San Franciso de Quito’s Graduate Business School, Escuela de Empresas, and the Office of International Programs (OPI), is designed to equip Master’s students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the world of sustainable business.

Programme Description

During this immersive experience, you will have the chance to explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Quito and the Galapagos Islands. These remarkable locations will serve as your classroom and inspiration for building a culture of sustainability and developing sustainable business models.

The primary aim of the USFQ Sustainable Business Program is to provide a space for deep analysis of the challenges and opportunities faced by Ecuadorian companies in the context of global sustainability trends. Throughout the programme, you will learn about financial, environmental, and social sustainability practices applied in local businesses, the Ecuadorian environment, and the relationships between them.

Student Experience and Highlights

Here’s what you can look forward to during the programme:

  1. Lectures by Leading Professors and Entrepreneurs: Gain insights from experts in the field, including both academics and entrepreneurs who have made a substantial impact in Ecuador’s sustainable business landscape.
  2. Company Visits & Interactive Workshops: Get out of the classroom and into real-world settings by visiting local companies and participating in interactive workshops. This hands-on experience will provide valuable practical insights into sustainable business practices.
  3. Field Trips to Unique Locations: Explore iconic Ecuadorian destinations, including the Middle of the World and the renowned Galapagos Islands. These excursions will not only expand your cultural knowledge but also connect you with the natural wonders of this extraordinary region.
  4. Social & Hands-On Activities: Immerse yourself in the local culture and community through social and hands-on activities. This aspect of the programme will provide a well-rounded and holistic perspective on sustainability.

Student Profile and Participation

The programme is tailored for MBA and MSc students with a strong interest in developing sustainable business management skills. Whether you’re passionate about value creation, corporate social responsibility, or social innovation, this programme is designed to nurture your talents and expand your horizons.

Programme Details

  • Programme Dates: 3 March to 12 March 2024
  • Nomination Deadline: 30 November 2023
  • Price per Student: USD $3,150 (single room accommodation) / USD $3,020 (shared room accommodation)
  • For more information or to register, contact: Carlos Vivero 

Student Impact

Past students had a first-hand look into the business challenges and practices that Ecuador faces, learned directly from entrepreneurs, and got involved with the local community to understand the different perspectives that surround Sustainability, gaining valuable knowledge, experiences and connections for their future careers.

The USFQ Sustainable Business Program in Ecuador is a remarkable opportunity for Master’s students to dive into the world of sustainability, sustainable business practices, and cultural enrichment in one of the most beautiful and diverse places on Earth.

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