A group of MBA students from Spain toured Central Florida businesses and heard from local leaders as participants of the University of Central Florida Executive Development Center’s (EDC) International Residency Program partnership.

You can view more photos from the students’ visit at the EDC’s Facebook page.

As part of the week-long program, the students learned about Central Florida’s history and development, the challenges and economic impact of area tourism and the global economy’s effects on Orlando.

The group heard presentations given by business leaders from:

  • Consensus Communications
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • JHT Incorporated
  • Mall at Millenia
  • Orlando/Orange County ~ VISIT ORLANDO
  • UCF College of Business Administration faculty members
  • Walt Disney World executives
  • World Class Benchmarking
  • Additionally, they met executives and took a behind-the-scenes tour of EPCOT, RDV Sportsplex, Daytona International Speedway and the newly relocated National Entrepreneurship Center.

    This was the fourth time the EDC has hosted the Escuela de Organización International (EOI), which was founded by the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Education to provide engineers with management and organizations skills.

    The EDC, which is part of the UCF College of Business Administration, is rapidly gaining a reputation as a destination to host international residencies for foreign universities. The EDC provides a critical link to help create global partnerships with overseas businesses.

    “Everyone benefits from this global alliance. The students from Spain learn more about our culture and the way we do business, and we learn more their culture and business strategies,” said Tiffany Hughes, senior associate director of the EDC.

    UCF’s Executive Development Center offers a full range of executive and professional master programs, including the Executive MBA, the Professional MBA, and the Professional Master of Science in Management and Real Estate. In addition, the center offers professional development programs and can customize a highly interactive executive residency for global corporations.

    For more information about the EDC, visit the Executive Development Center.