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Dean Alavi and the EMBA Global Business Class of 2017 traveled to Panama
Dean Alavi and the EMBA Global Business Class of 2017 traveled to Panama

From Meeting the President to a Private Tour of the Locks, Scheller College of Business’ Executive MBAs are Buzzing about Panama

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business's Global Business Executive MBA continues to succeed in expanding students' global leadership knowledge and expertise. Among the many factors contributing to this success are the powerful curriculum; the capstone project (in which students apply their knowledge and work directly with a company on a real-time business problem); and, of course, international experiences.

EMBA Class of 2017 and Dean Maryam Alavi headed to Panama in September 2017 to visit the Panama Canal and Georgia Tech's Logistics Innovation and Research Center. They also met with alumni and business leaders, including President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela BSIE 1985; Pedro Heilbron, Chief Executive Officer of Copa Airlines; Roberto Roy BSIE 1985, Minister of Canal Affairs and Director General of Panama Metro; and José Manuel Bern BCE 1995, Executive VP of Empresas Bern.

Dean Alavi also enjoyed the opportunity to interact with the EMBA class in Panama. She was impressed with the level of student engagement with the likes of President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela, Roberto Roy, Pedro Heilbron, José Manuel Bern, and other key presenters and alumni as they discussed major challenges and opportunities facing the global business community. International business is complex both because of technology and the challenges of doing business around the world. Dean Alavi stated that "Scheller College is proud to help prepare 2017's Global Business EMBA class with the knowledge and skills needed for leaders to excel in a technology driven business environment."

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