One-hundred and forty-seven graduates from the specialization, master’s and doctoral programs of EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey took the pledge and obtained their graduate degrees on December 8 during the December 2017 EGADE Business School Monterrey Graduation Ceremony.
Thirty-three specialization, 112 master’s and two doctoral students comprise the class of December 2017 of EGADE Business School Monterrey. The guest speaker at the graduation ceremony was César Augusto Montemayor Zambrano, Member of the Board and Honorary Chairman of InverCap.
On this occasion, there were 33 Graduate Degree Certificate in Energy Management, 63 Master of Business Administration (MBA), 30 MBA in Global Business and Strategy, 17 Master in Finance, 2 Master of Marketing and 2 Ph.D. in Business Administration graduates from across Mexico, as well as from Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua y Uruguay.
The ceremony was presided over by Juan Pablo Murra, Dean of the School of Business of Tecnológico de Monterrey, who took the graduates’ pledge; Ignacio de la Vega, Dean of EGADE Business School, who handed over the certificates and delivered a message; Raquel Castaño, Director of EGADE Business School Monterrey; and guest speaker, César Augusto Montemayor Zambrano, Member of the Board and Honorary Chairman of InverCap.
In his message, the entrepreneur asked the graduates how social and political structures could be changed to solve the rapidly approaching social dislocation, resulting from the adoption of so many technological advancements.
“It is precisely up to you, as individuals who are highly prepared academically, to address these challenges. There is a sector of the population that is even now completely outside the economy. Why? Because they have been displaced by technology, have not been retrained and have not been reincorporated. The future I am describing is already here. I would like to invite you to ask yourselves how you can address current and future challenges,” said Montemayor Zambrano.
In addition, Alejandro Montemayor Maldonado, a summa cum laude student from the MBA program, spoke on behalf of all the graduates.
They say a company is as big as the size of the problems it faces; and it is precisely in the face of adversity that we can prove our capacity to turn difficulties into opportunities, that we can become leaders. Thank you to everyone who is here for helping us to develop this ability,” expressed Montemayor Maldonado to his fellow graduates.
For his part, De la Vega invited the graduates to adopt a mindset of lifelong learning, which will help them to continue to grow and stand out in professional settings, where competition is fierce.
“As you well know, because you participate in it, change is really the only permanent thing out there; the speed, complexity, depth of the same demands that every single day you make an effort to achieve understanding and updating, so that you won’t have to predict the future, but rather be capable of designing, creating and implementing it,” declared the dean.
During the ceremony, there was a minute’s applause in memory of the five students from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México, who died in the September 19 earthquake, as well as for the victims of other natural disasters in our country.
With this new generation, EGADE Business School has awarded a total of 6,752 academic degrees, thus fulfilling its steadfast objective of contributing to the development of the men and women who are leaders in their communities, with an entrepreneurial spirit, a humanistic outlook and who are internationally competitive.
If you missed the livestream of the graduation ceremony, you can watch the recording here:
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