Professor Profiles: Lourdes S. Casanova, Cornell Johnson

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a business school. However, the educational experience you will have is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Today, we focus on Lourdes S. Casanova from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Now a senior lecturer at Cornell Johnson, Lourdes S. Casanova joined the school in 2012 after a lengthy international career. Casanova taught at INSEAD in France for nearly 25 years and served as a visiting professor at such schools as ESADE, the University of Oxford, and the University of Zurich. At Johnson, she is also the director of the school’s Emerging Markets Institute.

Casanova teaches such courses as “Leaders in Emerging Markets,” which brings executives from companies in emerging markets to speak on campus, and “Current Global Issues for Business: China, India, Latin America, Europe and Beyond.” Other recent courses that Casanova has taught include “Disruptive Innovative Companies from China and Other Emerging Markets” and “Entrepreneurship and Alternative Finance in Emerging Economies.” She has been chosen as one of the most influential Ibero-American women by Esglobal three times.

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