International Academic Program Universidad Autónoma de Madrid David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies - Harvard University

Past Projects

Harvard Business School professors Srikant Datar and David Garvin, and researcher Patrick Cullen, started a research project in 2007 to identify the challenges facing the future of management education. They focused primarily on U.S. and European educational institutions, employers and alumni. Their work led to the publication of a book titled "Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads". The book has had a major impact in academia and business worldwide.

Following the symposium Management Research in a Global and Changing Environment organized by the International Academic Program (IAP) in July 2011, Professor Datar decided to conduct similar research on the future of graduate management education in Latin America. Autonomous University of Madrid and leading Latin American business schools were invited to partner in the research. Twenty- eight institutions came together to work on the project.

Through IAP, the course Design Thinking and Innovation, taught by Srikant Datar is made available online to faculty members from the Externado University of Colombia.
• Workshop Design Thinking and Innovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
• Workshop Design Thinking and Innovation in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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At the Externado University of Colombia, the conference opened with a lecture by Dr. Lori Breslow, IAP Academic Advisor, and continued with a conference by Dr. John Belcher, MIT professor of Physics.
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The objective of the research seminar was twofold. Substantively, the seminar invited students to examine strategic thinking, organizational change, alignment of capacity with mission, performance management, leadership and culture. Methodologically, the seminar gave students experience in the use of the case discussion method and small-group problem solving, and participatory practices in graduate professional education. Students were asked to be active participants in their own learning by developing and examining alternative courses of action to respond to complex management challenges faced by public, nonprofit and private managers in contemporary settings.

1. Measurement and interpretation concepts of epidemiological data
2. Major epidemiological designs
3. Formulation of a research protocol

How does one develop a case? How does one teach a case? What are the challenges in applying the case method of teaching in your school?



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