Mount Saint Mary College offers training programs for
college-level business students from emerging countries. With a
focus on health management, the goal is to empower participants
with current management tools and provide an international
This program, geared to college students and recent
graduates, includes intensive three-week sessions with full-time
classes and activities. The program will take place in the January
Interim Session at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.
To provide access for students from emerging countries,
students are supported by scholarships that can cover 70% of their
course expenditures. This program, active in Latin America since
2003, has already welcomed more than 700 students from prestigious
educational institutions, both public and private.
We invite everyone to learn about and to participate in
Prof. Ricardo de Britto Pitelli
Doctor of Business
Administration from FEA / USP
Representative of State University of New York
and Mount Saint Mary College
The courses are aimed at undergraduates and recent graduates in
healthcare and other fields with an interest in pursuing studies in
specific areas (see course listings below), as well as developing
English language proficiency.
The goal is to add business education to its formation,
providing the students with an advanced vision of contemporary
topics on the chosen theme and a vital international experience.
Classes are taught entirely in English.
The courses are three weeks long. To ensure close contact
between teacher and students, classes include from 15 to 30
participants. In January, classes will be taught at Mount Saint
Mary College, except of course for Health Care Management that
happens both in January and in July at MSMC.
tailored to your needs
The courses allow students to leverage their expertise in
an international program without having to disconnect from their
universities or internship in their country or countries of origin.
The programs, equivalent to a postgraduate extension, were
structured for January, leaving free three weekends in one of the
most sought- after tourist regions of the world.
Students earn certificates (see below details on the
certification issued to participants) at the end of these classes,
with weekly assignments and seminars. The goal is to structure a
program quite participatory and concrete, in which students engage
in the development of practical activities.
Management – HCM
Hospital management with a focus on quality management in
health care and managing health care services. Topics include
health law and bioethics, health financing, the relationship
between health care and public sector vs. private sector
and Value Management – MVM
Identifying marketing opportunities; developing marketing
plans, building competitive marketing mix. Company visits and
business case studies.
Competitive Project Management – CPM
Foundations of project management; special topics and new
trends in project management. Company visits and business case
Corporate Financial Management – CFM
Introduction to corporate financial management, financial
strategy, and budgets, plus special topics in financial management.
Company visits and business case studies.
Strategic Thinking - ST
Introduction to strategic thinking, environmental and
internal analysis building competitive strategies. Company visits
and business case studies.
Previous readings: students will receive a set
of articles to read four months in advance of the courses, allowing
them to prepare for the coursework.
*Subject to change according to the coordination.
The HCM program provides two visits to healthcare organizations
in New York, providing a direct contact with a manager and the
chace for on-site observation of the company. Students will also
hear suggestions for visits to organizations and events that they
can pursue in their free time.
Organization of Program
Mount Saint Mary College is a private, nonprofit, liberal
arts college, founded in 1959 by the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh.
The campus is located in the city of Newburgh, New Yorlk,
overlooking the Hudson River, about one hour from Manhattan.
Under the coordination of Professor Ricardo Pitelli de Britto,
the program will help students achieve a grounding in business
Our goal is to offer international education with a focus on the
realities of day-to-day business issues. With the international
student in mind, we provide documents and information to the
students, facilitating the process of organizing the trip. In
short, you will receive:
- Texts from prior reading in order to complete their preparation
for classes, with several weeks in advance;
- Invitations to participate in meetings with the group, sharing
information; and meeting the people who will take the course;
- Documents and guidelines for obtaining your visa to enter the
- Suggestions for tours, sightseeing, shopping, and visits on
your free weekends.
Mount Saint Mary College in Latin America is represented by
IBS-SP who are responsible for managing the program.
January 2014:Business Management and
Health Care Management.
Classes start in 01/06/2014 (boarding in Brazil 01/02/2014) and
end of classes on 01/23 (return to Brazil 01/26/2014).
You are responsible for your own transportation to and from
Mount Saint Mary College from your arrival airport. For information
on nearby Stewart Airport, Metro North trains (Hudson Line from
Grand Central Station in NYC to Beacon station), and on local taxi
service, Visit our Transportation page.
Shuttles available from JFK to Grand Central Terminal:
Shuttles available from Newark to Grand Central Terminal:
There will be a shuttle available from the Beacon Train Station
to campus for several hours on January 4 and 5, 2014.
Check in with Security at the Dominican Center. Security is
Contact name and numbers for check in
Emily Marmo, Director of International Programs
What you will receive at check in
- Orientation Package with maps, itinerary, and relevant
- Room Keys
Breakfast and lunch are served Monday through Thursday in
our dining hall. Limited kitchen space will be available for the
duration of your program.
Arrival: January 4.
January 5: campus tour, orientation, and welcome
January 6 through 23: Academic program.
January 23: Closing ceremonies and awarding of
certificates of completion.
You will have either business classes in the morning and ESL in
the afternoon, or ESL in the morning and business in the
afternoon. Classes run Monday through Thursday.
Business Courses and Health Care Management:
three hours a day, four days a week. Total of 36 hours of
class. Textbook and course description TBD.
ESL: two and a half hours a day, three days a
week. Total of 22.5 hours of class. Textbook and course
There will be two contacts with executives on Thursday
afternoons, including company visits or a presentation from a
business manager in the classroom.