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December 18, 2017

Developing Business Leaders from Colombia through PROCAGE

The David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration hosted a group of MBA students from the Universidad Del Rosario in Colombia for a management training program geared toward marketing and sales in September 2017.

The program was offered through PROCAGE, an educational initiative that provides opportunities for professionals from Latin America to receive business education in a short-term, highly intensive format on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The students are able to learn from the world-class professors at Pitt.

During the program, Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration Ray Jones delivered a lecture on promoting agility and innovation. The skills help sales and marketing professionals to adapt to changing economic landscapes and emerging trends.

Students worked on a project throughout the give days that they were in Pittsburgh, and were also exposed to the cultural side of the United States through cultural and entertainment activities offered in the City of Pittsburgh.

“All business is global. The exchange of intercultural understanding is as much a benefit of this innovative program as is the foundational knowledge of business principles and management training offered through the faculty instruction,” says Audrey J. Murrell, director of the Berg Center and associate dean of the university’s College of Business Administration.

Established in 1999, the mission of the Berg Center is to engage in activities of research, education, and impact. The PROCAGE initiative complements its diverse portfolio of educational initiatives for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

At the conclusion of the PROCAGE program with the Berg Center, the students presented their final project at the University Club. Students were presented with certificates of completion by Murrell and the program directors, Enrique Mu and Guillermo Baena Lopez.

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Students from Colombia celebrate completion of the Procage program at the University of Pittsburgh