One of IPADE’s basic principles is that a person never stops learning and improving. The complex and changing business environment requires entrepreneurs and managers to constantly develop their abilities and to stay up to date on the latest management trends.
As a result, the IPADE Liaisons Department has developed several Permanent Education Programs, including the Continuing and Updating Management Program, the International Continuing and Updating Management Course, and the IPADE Alumni Sessions, among others. These Programs offer graduates the knowledge, tools, and vision necessary for effective decision-making in a dynamic and complex international environment.
The contents of the different Programs are decided upon through proposals from students and graduates, as well as the research findings from Faculty and the main entrepreneurial and business trends.
Additionally, these programs offer a unique forum for local and international businesspeople and managers to exchange ideas and experiences from diverse sectors, areas, and activities.
IPADE offers this program that combines the business person’s perspective, pioneering faculty research, the expertise of guest lecturers, and real-life consulting experiences. The content of this program is fully updated every year to ensure its relevance for alumni and promote genuine professional development through consistent participation.
This nine-month long program offers alumni a forum in which to meet with a rotating agenda focusing on the latest research on national and international social, economic and political changes and trends, as well as trending business management topics. The C&A program has a flexible format that allows around 1,300 managers at the Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey campuses to keep in touch through monthly meetings. Not only do managers benefit from the connections they make and topics they learn about, but they also form an influential community business network that has a positive impact in Mexico.
Continuing and Updating Management Program
45 Sessions distributed throughout 9 modules of 5 sessions each
From September to June
During one intensive week at the Mexico City campus, the CICA program brings together businesspeople and managers from Mexico and other parts from Latin America. The objectives of the CICA Program are (1) to deliver a series of academic sessions that highlights the most important topics of the regular C&A program as well as trending topics in senior management in Latin America, serving as an intensive version of the C&A; and (2) foster networking between alumni communities and business schools that are part of the network.
Today’s managers face the daunting challenge of staying up-to- date on the knowledge and skills necessary for the business and management world. In a globalized world, ongoing training and skill updates are indispensable, no matter where you are.
With three campuses in Mexico, IPADE has over 37,000 graduates across the country. IPADE seeks to serve its graduates independent of their physical location, conducting cutting-edge sessions for graduates in different cities all over Mexico.
At IPADE, we believe that the best opportunities for learning come from experience. The CEO Lecture Series is a networking lecture in which prominent international and national CEOs are invited to speak, share their experiences, discuss their views on current issues, and interact with IPADE’s community. Since the kick-off of this program in 2014, IPADE has been honored with the participation of relevant personalities including Anthony Smurfit, COO of Smurfit Kappa Group, Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, and Siobhan Talbot, Group Managing Director of Glanbia in 2015. During 2016 and 2017 the institution hosted other important executives such as: John Rice, Vicepresident of GE, Jean Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer, Alejandro Ramírez, CEO of Cinepolis, Rogelio Velasco, President of CISCO Mexico, and Rodrigo Puga, CEO of Pfizer Mexico.
These meetings allow alumni to meet every five years after their graduation to share experiences, discuss business perspectives, and remember the IPADE experience. Guest professors deliver academic sessions with the objective of achieving a new dimension that surpasses the informal social and networking experience of these gatherings. The reunions take place at IPADE facilities in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, and about 1,200 alumni participate annually.
IPADE’s alumni community consists of the graduates of the following Programs from the primary and satellite campuses: AD-2, AD, D-1, MEDE, MEDEX, and ADIT. Its purpose is to facilitate the continuous improvement of IPADE graduates through different programs and services.
Each Program, class, and group votes to choose the students that will represent them as part of the Governing Board. This Board is in charge of maintaining the relationship and the connection between their alumni class and IPADE.
IPADE also maintains relationships with business schools around the world, whose alumni living in Mexico can also benefit from the Programs and services offered.