LABA Receives Chilean MBA Students On Campus

October 28, 2019

At the beginning of October, the Latin America Business Association (LABA) of Columbia Business School received 22 MBA students and faculty from Chile’s Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

"For our MBA students, being able to visit Columbia University and its amazing campus and have a conversation with Columbia MBA students from Latin America, was a great opportunity to learn first-hand about the career opportunities that are open in the US for young professionals,” said UAI program director Gonzalo Islas. The professor lauded LABA for its “outstanding job in receiving us and taking great care to provide a welcoming experience for our students."

Besides touring campus, the LABA and UAI students had the opportunity to talk about current issues such as the business context in the US, vision of the world economy, world leadership and other entrepreneur and MBA-related issues.

Joined by Professors Islas (economics) and Jaime Lavín (management), the students that traveled to New York came from Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Uruguay.

“It was a remarkable experience. The university does things well, it is well positioned, and the companies and the institutions that we visited were impressive. We’re learning, making contacts, immersed in different cultures,” said UAI MBA student Juan David León.