Director of International Relations
IPADE Business School
Bea Guzman is currently the International Office Director at IPADE Business School, with a trajectory in the institution that goes back for more than 19 years. She has a bachelor degree in Pedagogy from Universidad Panamericana; she continued her post-graduate education with IPADE´s Management Development Program, Graduate course in Human Development also at Universidad Panamericana and today she is studying a second degree on Psychology by Universidad Latinoamericana.
Professionally Bea has developed IPADE´s International Office from the ground starting it at the Full-time MBA and continued it with all Executive Programs across the institution, where she successfully negotiated more than 100 partnerships, agreements, and relationships with business schools around the world since 1999.
At the Full-time MBA, she helped design, develop and strengthen the international experience in the program by incorporating components like the mandatory Exchange Program, International Weeks, Case Competitions and International Study Trips. For Executive Education Programs she has designed various International Immersions to more than 14 destinations in the world.
A particular focus on growing the office´s scope to all the institution has happened since 2009, making sure all programs –degree and non-degree- at IPADE have at least one international academic component and help develop an international perspective in each of the programs and participants in them.
In 2013 she was also trusted to handle all the International aspects of the institution managing the international agenda of the Dean, Accreditations, and Rankings. Since then she has achieved the AMBA Accreditation process (in 2014), AACSB re-accreditation process (in 2018), has been an active member of the EFMD Steering Committee of the Americas since 2016 and now part of the GBSN Academic Advisory Board.