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San Andrés Summer School

San Andrés Summer School: LATAM Graduate Business Program

About SASS

 

San Andrés Summer School: LATAM Graduate Business Program is designed for graduate students in business who want to deeply understand Latin American markets, network with business students from Argentina and beyond and enjoy culturally rich Buenos Aires during the South American summer.

Taught in English, the program approaches business in emerging markets from various perspectives in management, finance and marketing. Cases examined are primarily from Argentina and other LATAM countries.  It includes corporate visits and talks with local business leaders. 

The program also offers an optional cultural activities package as well as opportunities to get to know local San Andrés students through courses and networking events.

The format is intensive, offered in two modules of 4 weeks each. Classes are taught 4 days a week. Each module has a different academic focus.  Students may choose to take one module or both. 

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About Universidad de San Andrés

 

Internationally recognized as a premier institution of higher learning and research, San Andrés is one of the top universities in Argentina and throughout Latin America. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in multiple disciplines. San Andrés faculty are leading local experts in their fields, most of whom hold PhD degrees from top universities in US, Europe and Argentina.

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Authorities

 

Rector:

Roberto Bouzas.
 

School of Business Director:

Gabriel Berger.
 

Master in Business Administration Director:

Pedro Frías.
 

Master in Finance Director:

Gabriel Basaluzzo.
 

Master in Marketing Director:

Mary Teahan.

 

Academics

Module 1 (January)

"Management and Marketing Strategy in LATAM"

Courses (Subject to Change):
- MGMT | International Business Strategy: Expansion Into and Out of Emerging Markets
- FINANCE | Corporate Valuation: Developed and Emerging Markets
- MKTG | Consumer Behavior: Glocalization in Latin America
- MKTG | Marketing in Latin America: Analyzing Success Cases with Company Leaders  

Module 2 (February)

"Applying Innovative Business Tools in Emerging Markets"

Courses (Subject to Change):
- MGMT | Stakeholder Management in Emerging Markets
- MGMT | Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: An Argentine Boot Camp for Startups
- FINANCE | Success and Survival in Changing Business Environments
- MKTG | (The Evolution of) Branding: Focus in LatAm  

Course Information

  • 35 contact-hours per course
  • Maximum 3 courses per course
  • Official transcript emitted through San Andrés to student's home institution
  • Consult home university regarding credit transfer

Learning Expectations

Attendance to each class is mandatory. Students must attend to at least 75% of the classes for each course. More than 3 missing classes will be considered as a “Fail”.
 

Grading System

To pass each course, students must obtain a minimum of 4 in a 0-10 scale in the final mark, composed of assignments, a mid-term exam and a final exam.

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Transcripts

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CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Students may choose to take the January Module, February Module or both. These may also be combined with one of our Spanish language learning opportunities.*

*Those students who choose to take the Feb Intensive Spanish Program, may take a maximum of one Feb. SASS course.
 

IMPROVE YOUR SPANISH

Students have various options to start learning Spanish or to take their Spanish to a new level. Courses are carefully tailored by a team of native instructors with vast experience in dynamic, experiential teaching methods, taking advantage of the proximity to Buenos Aires cultural sites.

For Beginners:Basic conversation course (Jan). Not credit bearing. Meets for an hour twice a week.
For Intermediate: Intensive Spanish Program (Feb). Credit bearing. 10am-2:30pm Mon-Fri. Minimum requirement is one year of university level Spanish or equivalent.
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OPTIONAL CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

 

  • Bus and walking tours throught the most vibrant and interesting areas of downtown Buenos Aires.
  • Day excursion to historic San Isidro and the Tigre Delta (bus, boat and canoeing tour).
  • Vist to an estancia, Argentinean ranch, with traditional activities like horse-back riding, gaucho show and an asado, the famous argentine barbeque.
  • Tango lessons at a milonga and Tango orchestra show.
  • Guided tour of contemporary Buenos Aires street art and graffiti.

 

Apply

 

Students participate in SASS through exchange collaborations and/or special arrangements with partner universities. If you are interested in joining the SASS program through direct enrollment, please contact studyabroad@udesa.edu.ar for more information.


Deadline: October 15th

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Please note that students from certain countries do not require a Visa if the length of the stay in Argentina is less than 90 days.

Useful Information

 

Fact Sheet SASS 2018
Buenos Aires has a temperate climate. SASS is held in the warm summer months of January and February, far from the cold of the Northern Hemisphere. Look for accommodations with air conditioning and a pool!

Housing

 

Universidad de San Andrés is happy to assist you in your housing search. If you prefer a short term rental, we will provide recommendations and resources. For those interested in maximizing their cultural immersion, UdeSA offers the option of carefully selected local host family. The cost includes breakfast and dinner every day (exact dinner on Saturdays).

 

Exploring Argentina

 

Take advantage of your three-day weekends to explore the country’s landscapes, cultural sites and business opportunities.

  • Argentine Northwest:This area is known for its awe inspiring geological formations, Quechua and Aymara indigenous cultures and fertile agricultural valleys.
  • Mendoza:With a successful wine industry, plentiful natural resources and strong work ethic, the Argentine province of Mendoza has a bright future and is great for a weekend getaway.
  • Iguazu Falls:Voted as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, it is also home to the “wild west” tri-country market region of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.
  • Patagonia:Patagonia boosts some of the most dramatic, unspoiled and mesmerizing landscapes on earth including colossal glacial fields and alpine meadows. It is a must-see for backpackers, upscale travelers and those interested in Argentina’s tourism industry.
  • Buenos Aires:Buenos Aires is the cultural capital of Argentina and home to major Latin American companies. The city’s wide boulevards, incredible food and raucous nightlife will remind you of Europe, but with an edgy Latin American twist.
    Buenos Aires has been ranked as the best student city in Latin America by QS Top Universities for both its academic excellence and great student life.

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