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Information Session with Schwarzman Scholars: Applications Open Until September!

The Luksic Foundation invites interested candidates to participate in a virtual information session about the international Schwarzman Scholars program. This session will feature a representative from the admissions team who will provide details about the opportunities and benefits of pursuing a Master’s in Global Affairs in Beijing, China. Applications are open until September 12, 2024.

The Schwarzman Scholars program offers a well-rounded educational experience each year at Schwarzman College, located at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, one of the most renowned academic institutions in the country. The Luksic Foundation provides annual financial support for a selected Chilean candidate to participate in this program, known as the “Luksic Scholarship in Schwarzman Scholars.”

Participants pursue a Master’s in Global Affairs, and in addition to classes, workshops, and mentorships, students also get the opportunity to interact with global leaders, cultural experts, and entrepreneurs. Schwarzman Scholars also provides Mandarin classes to allow candidates to better immerse themselves in Chinese culture and have a meaningful experience during their stay.

The Luksic Foundation, in collaboration with the Schwarzman Scholars team, has organized a virtual information session to provide firsthand details about the program, including application requirements, the selection process, and the benefits, which include full funding and living expense coverage.

The virtual event is an opportunity for interested candidates to learn more about the application process and answer any doubts.

Information Session Details:

Date: Tuesday, June 4th at 5:00 pm CLT

Platform: Zoom

Language: The session will be conducted in English.

Interested participants can register here.

A recording of the session will be available on the Luksic Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Program Applications:

Applications for the Schwarzman Scholars program are open until September 12, 2024, for the 2025-2026 academic year.

To apply, Schwarzman Scholars requires certain qualifications, such as having a university degree, being between 18 and 28 years old, being proficient in English, and demonstrating leadership skills and an interest in global affairs. More information about the requirements can be found on the Schwarzman Scholars page, and interested candidates can apply here.

To discover what life is like as a current student, read Natalia Méndez’s story. Natalia is the first Chilean woman who has been selected for this program.

More information about the program and the application process can be found on our website.

The admission, selection, and funding allocation processes are carried out exclusively by the universities, without any participation from the Luksic Foundation.

Announcing the new Luksic Scholarship at the Edinburgh Futures Institute of the University of Edinburgh

The Luksic Scholarship at the Edinburgh Futures Institute of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland offers a unique opportunity for Chilean students interested in deepening their knowledge in Circular Economy or in Data and Artificial Intelligence Ethics. Applications are open until April 4th.

Apply here for: MSc in Circular Economy
Apply here for: MSc in Data and Artificial Intelligence Ethics

Training professionals and leaders prepared to address current challenges in two key areas for society is one of the main objectives of “The Luksic Scholarship at the Futures Institute, University of Edinburgh,” a new academic opportunity that has been developed in collaboration between Luksic Scholars and the Edinburgh Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

This full funding opportunity is aimed at Chilean professionals who are interested in deepening their knowledge and leading change in critical areas such as the Circular Economy or Data and Artificial Intelligence Ethics, specializing through a Master of Science (MSc) at a leading university such as the University of Edinburgh, located in Scotland, United Kingdom.

Each year, a total of three scholarships will be available for candidates who are admitted to the MSc in Circular Economy or the MSc in Data and Artificial Intelligence Ethics programs.

“We are very excited to be launching these opportunities together with an exceptional partner like the University of Edinburgh, through the Edinburgh Futures Institute. We know that participants will greatly benefit from the innovative vision and interdisciplinary approach that characterize this Institute’s academic programs, which are aimed at seeking solutions for current and future challenges through collaboration and creativity,” highlighted Trinidad García from the Luksic Scholars team.

Those interested in applying must follow the regular admission processes and requirements established by the University of Edinburgh. The application deadline for the 2024-2025 academic year for international students is April 4, 2024.

The Luksic Scholarship covers the entirety of tuition fees and provides a stipend aimed at covering living expenses associated during the duration of the program. Additionally, it offers a one-time payment to cover initial arrival costs in Edinburgh, such as airfare and accommodation.

For more information about admission requirements and the application process, you can contact the admissions team of the Edinburgh Futures Institute at EFI.education@ed.ac.uk.

It is important to note that all admission, selection, and funding allocation processes are carried out exclusively by the Edinburgh Futures Institute of the University of Edinburgh.

Over 100 people participate in academic programs carried out by Harvard and Oxford in Chile

In early January, over 100 participants completed the “Case Method for Public Policy Workshop” taught by the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and “Negotiating Across Differences: Concepts, Strategies, and Tools” carried out by the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. Amongst the participants, a total of 56 organizations were represented, such as universities, non-profit organizations, as well as institutions in both the public and private sectors. All participants will now be part of the Luksic Scholars Community, a network that unites over 1,900 professionals, academics, and researchers.

​​Enhancing public service education and training, acquiring new skills, and creating professional networks were the main goals of two academic programs held in January in Chile, through a collaboration between Luksic Scholars, an initiative of the Luksic Foundation, the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, and the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University.

A total of 103 individuals, including academics, professionals, leaders, and researchers, took part in the courses held over two days in Santiago. Participants represented 56 organizations from different regions of the country, primarily universities, non-profit organizations, and various public and private sector institutions.

The “Case Method for Public Policy Workshop” taught by the Blavatnik School of Government was for undergraduate and postgraduate university teachers seeking to strengthen their practical skills in case method teaching to enrich public policy education.

The “Negotiating Across Differences: Concepts, Strategies, and Tools” carried out by the Harvard Kennedy School explored negotiation methods to equip organizational leaders with the strategic, analytical, and communication skills necessary for effective communication and communication strategy.

“At Luksic Scholars, our approach is to bring international expertise to Chilean academics and professionals without the need for them to travel abroad. This allows us to reach larger groups of people, break down language barriers, and achieve a greater representation of the local ecosystem,” commented Isabella Luksic, CEO of the Luksic Foundation.

The academic programs were part of “Global Paths: Seeking Points of Encounter,” a conference organized by Luksic Scholars of which 400 people attended to discuss consensus-building in today’s polarized world and the role of academia in finding collaborative solutions.

Reflections:

Alejandra Sepúlveda, CEO of Comunidad Mujer and participant in the “Negotiating Across Differences” program, said that “the program was not only good for the way in which it taught its methodology and teachings but also because it comes at a time when our country faces many challenges on how we can reach agreements. 

Alejandra Sepúlveda, CEO of Comunidad Mujer and participant in Harvard’s “Negotiating Across Differences” program, appreciated the program not just for its methods and teachings but also for its relevance in Chile’s current context of seeking consensus. She noted that “the model we saw is based on the idea that not thinking alike does not prevent one from bridging positions and working together. The winner is not the one who takes the whole ball; it is the opposite. When one ensures that all parties feel represented and heard, exponential value is generated.”

Emilio Moya, director of the Public Policy Center at the Catholic University of Temuco, participated in the “Case Method for Public Policy Workshop” program. He highlighted its significant value, particularly for those working in regional contexts. “Bringing methodological tools and pedagogical innovations to regional universities is crucial,” he said, referring to the unique challenges in regions like La Araucanía. Moya believes this program will enhance students’ understanding of how to develop studies for the effective implementation of public policies and social programs.

Much like others who have previously completed any of the academic programs supported by Luksic Scholars, the 103 participants will now be part of the Luksic Scholars Community, a network of over 1,900 individuals that aims to support them in their professional journeys by offering various growth and development opportunities.

University of Notre Dame and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile celebrate 10 years of relations through the Faculty Exchange Luksic Grants program.

Over the past decade, more than 170 academics, students, and administrative staff have been part of the Faculty Exchange Luksic Grants program, enabling them to connect, collaborate and share in diverse fields such as philosophy, engineering, mathematics, arts and humanities. 

“New beginnings,” “openness,” “friendship” and “opportunities.” With these words, Faculty Exchange Luksic Grants participants define their experience in the program that for the past 10 years has strengthened relations between Chile and the United States, fostering exchange between the communities of two renowned academic institutions: the University of Notre Dame du Lac and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. 

In total, 176 academics, students and administrative staff from both universities collaborated by doing joint research, participating in exchanges, and attending conferences organized by the universities in both countries. This collaboration fostered a virtuous connection in one of the spheres with the greatest transformative potential in society: higher education.

“Throughout these years, we have seen how the strategic collaboration between these institutions has positively transformed the educational and professional trajectories of hundreds of people. But we have also been able to observe how the collaboration has promoted knowledge, research and cultural exchange between the two countries”, said Isabella Luksic, Executive Director of the Luksic Scholars Foundation. 

To celebrate the achievements and results of the program, academics and executives from the University of Notre Dame visited Chile to participate in a meeting with Luksic Scholars who were part of this educational experience, as well as with representatives from the Catholic University, the Notre Dame Santiago Global Center office, and the Foundation’s team. 

“We are very pleased with what has been achieved with this program. Thanks to the Luksic Scholars Foundation for planting this seed, which has meant that today we are very close strategic partners with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. We really feel that in the future this bond can only grow stronger, since the relationship with Chile is an exchange that is very important to us”, stated Michael Pippenger, Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization at the University of Notre Dame. 

President of Universidad Católica, Ignacio Sánchez, stressed the importance of continuing to promote internationalization in higher education. “As a university we are committed to continuing to establish strong relationships with universities and research centers around the world. This program marked the beginning of a very fruitful collaboration that has benefited academics, administrators, and mainly our students. We believe that we need to foster global skills for global challenges, and internationalization opens opportunities in that path”. 

Camila Varela, a professor and coordinator of international affairs at the UC School of Nursing, was one of the participants in the program and went to the United States in early 2022. She commented, “I was able to find a very interesting path that had to do with my role in promoting the internationalization of our students and academics at the school. I had meetings, learned about best practices and was able to explore the experiences they had developed to promote collaborative work with other countries, allowing me to bring that learning and propose new challenges in favor of internationalization”. 

The meeting was moderated by Lilian Ferrer, Vice Rector for International Affairs at Universidad Católica. At the event, different Luksic Scholars shared their testimonies and experiences which included research and collaborations in diverse fields such as art, history, physics, biology, architecture and philosophy.

As part of the celebration of the program’s 10th anniversary, a seminar titled “Internationalization in Higher Education: Reflections on the Effects and Impact of the Strategic Collaboration of Institutions” was held. The event was open to the public and featured panelists including Lilian Ferrer (UC); Michael Pippenger (ND); Domingo Mery (UC), Rob Nerenberg (ND), Cristian Diaz Castro (UC), Hong Zhu (ND) and Steve Reifenberg (ND). 

The seminar addressed topics such as the challenges and achievements in establishing a vice-rectorate for international affairs; the path of dual certification; and the impact of promoting an inclusive and sustainable student exchange.

“100 Women Leaders 2023”: three Luksic Scholars recognized for their talent and leadership

Luksic Scholars, Loreto Cox, Alejandra Loyola, and Susana Sierra were selected from more than 32,000 nominations received in the 22nd edition of this annual accolade. The initiative, organized by El Mercurio along with Mujeres Empresarias, seeks to recognize the work and trajectory of women who contribute to society from their various fields. 

The recent “100 Women Leaders 2023” awards, organized by El Mercurio and Mujeres Empresarias, celebrated the achievements of Luksic Scholars, Loreto Cox, Alejandra Loyola, and Susana Sierra. They were selected from over 32,000 nominations in the 22nd edition of the contest, which honors women contributing significantly to various societal sectors.

This annual accolade, that has now become a tradition, highlights the talent and leadership of Chilean women across multiple fields and rtoles, acknowledging their contributions to the nation’s social and economic progress.

The awards spanned five categories this year: Businesswomen and Entrepreneurs; Social Service; Executives; Public Service; Professionals, Academics, and Researchers. With over 32,000 nominations translating to 1,386 distinct applicants, a diverse jury of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and representatives from academia and various sectors selected the top 100, including three Luksic Scholars (people who have participated in an academic program supported by Luksic Scholars, an initiative promoted by the Luksic Foundation). 

Loreto Cox, a professor and researcher at the UC School of Government, was recognized in the “Professionals, Academics, and Researchers” category. Her research delves into political behavior, employing surveys and experiments. Cox, an economist and sociologist, pursued her Ph.D. in political science at MIT, supported by the Luksic Fellowship from 2014-2019.

In the “Businesswomen and Entrepreneurs” category, Alejandra Loyola and Susana Sierra were recognized. Alejandra Loyola is the founder of TheHouse Advisory, an organization dedicated to advising boards of directors and managers of local and international companies to increase their effectiveness and enhance their results strategically, providing more than just financial support. A commercial engineer from the Catholic University, Alejandra Loyola is also a member of the boards of Mapfre Seguros, Fundación Tacal and participates in the presidency of the board of directors of the Foundation of Graduates of the UC School of Economics and Administration. She participated in the 2013 Luksic Scholars Conducting Business in China (CMIX program), fostering business plan development between MBA students at Tsinghua University and the Catholic University of Chile.

Susana Sierra, CEO of BH Compliance is a company that guides organizations to protect themselves against business malpractice and helps them to act sustainably. Her extensive experience in transparency and organizational culture has earned her multiple accolades. Sierra participated in the 2007 Luksic Scholars-supported Babson Chilean Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE), a symposium for entrepreneurship educators in Chile. 

Congratulations to all the women who have been recognized this year!

Announcing the Luksic Scholarship for Sustainability at Columbia University

Columbia University School of Professional Studies is proud to announce the Luksic Scholarship for Sustainability at Columbia University for students in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program. The scholarship, supported by the Luksic Scholars Foundation, will cover the full cost of attendance, including tuition and living expenses. Students who have lived or worked in Chile and who are committed to working on sustainability efforts in the region will be eligible for the scholarship.

“We are grateful to partner with the Luksic Scholars Foundation to give more students access to Columbia University and all the resources it offers,” said Troy Eggers, dean of the School of Professional Studies (SPS). “Our courses will equip these students with the skills and knowledge to implement change in the Chilean region and in communities that have been on the front lines of climate change.”

“At the Luksic Scholars Foundation, we are committed to supporting the development of skilled leaders in sustainability, equipping professionals with the resources to be able to create change within their communities and professional environments,” said Isabella Luksic, executive director of the Luksic Scholars Foundation. “Working with the School of Professional Studies’ M.S. in Sustainability Management program is a vital component in achieving this goal.”

Bolstered by the cutting-edge research from Columbia Climate School’s Earth Institute and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the M.S. in Sustainability Management program offered at SPS combines innovative instruction in leading climate change science research with practical strategies to implement that knowledge in sustainable industries. The instructors in the program are both Columbia full-time professors and practitioners in the field of sustainability from organizations and companies including the New York City Mayor’s Office, ConEdison, Morgan Stanley, Etsy, Coach, and Cerberus Capital Management.

“The M.S. in Sustainability Management program at SPS provides our students with an education that will help them change the world for the better,” said Steve Cohen, senior vice dean of SPS and director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. “This scholarship will help us reach more students from a region that is at the forefront of global sustainability efforts, and we enthusiastically look forward to the ideas and experience these students will add to classroom discussions.”

One recent graduate, Valentina Muñoz Venezian (’23SPS, SUMA), a former student president of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program and a Chilean national, is excited that more students from her region will have the opportunity to study at Columbia. “I look forward to seeing what the next generations of students will do with the skills they learn at Columbia. And I’m sure that one day our paths will connect while developing high-impact sustainability projects in Chile and Latin America.”

 Application for fall 2024 enrollment is open. The deadline for international applicants is March 15, 2024. Further information regarding application requirements can be found here

Interested candidates are encouraged to attend a virtual session on November 30, 2023, at 12:00 pm CLST to learn more about the scholarship, the program, and application requirements and deadlines. 

Upcoming Information Sessions for the Luksic Scholarships in Public Service

In collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE), the University of Oxford, MIT, and Sciences Po, the Luksic Scholars Foundation is offering information sessions that will feature representatives from each university, as well as Luksic Scholars, allowing prospective candidates to learn more about the programs and Scholarship opportunities available.

The Luksic Scholarships in Public Service have been developed by the Luksic Scholars Foundation to enable Chilean professionals to pursue an international master’s or doctorate degree with a special emphasis in this field. These full scholarships have been created in association with globally renowned institutions: LSE, the University of Oxford, MIT, and Sciences Po.

How to access the Luksic Scholarships? Apply directly to the respective university and adhere to their admissions and financial aid guidelines.

JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATION SESSION:

Engage with representatives from each university, get insights on admissions and financial aid processes and requirements, and hear firsthand experiences from Luksic Scholars. Sign up below for the information sessions of your choice:

London School of Economics (LSE) – London, UK / Sign up here.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm CLST

  • 4 Scholarships offered each year for the Public Policy (MPP) and Public Administration (MPA) programs (2 for MPP and 2 for MPA)
  • Application period: October 2023-January 2024 for program applications / February 2024 for Scholarship applications

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford – Oxford, UK / Sign up here

Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 10:00 am CLST

  • 3 Scholarships offered each year for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program.
  • Application period: September 2023-January 2024

Department of Political Science, MIT – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA / Sign up here

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm CLST

  • 1 Scholarship offered each year for the Doctorate in Political Science program.
  • Application period: October 2023-December 2023

Sciences Po – Paris, France / Sign up here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 9:00 am CLST

  • 3 scholarships offered each year for programs at the School of Public Affairs and the Paris School of International Affairs.
  • Application period: October 2023-December 2023

Stay connected: For regular program updates, you can follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.

For questions related to admissions or financial aid, please reach out directly to the university you are interested in applying to, as they oversee the admissions, selection, and funding processes.

If you need more program-based information, please visit the following pages: LSE – MPP, LSE – MPA, MIT Political Science, Sciences Po, and the University of Oxford.

International Academic Opportunities: Introducing the Luksic Scholarships for a Master’s in Public Service with applications opening soon

The London School of Economics (LSE), the University of Oxford, and Sciences Po, are set to begin their admission processes for various academic programs later this year. In collaboration with these institutions, the Luksic Scholars Foundation is offering full scholarships to enable Chileans to embark on these international academic experiences. 

Public service, and all of those dedicated to it, play a crucial role in shaping a better society. It is within this sector that a myriad of social challenges are tackled, leading to transformations that a country needs in order to enhance the quality of life for its citizens. With the rapidly changing landscape of today’s social and global challenges, there is an ever-growing emphasis on strengthening the training of professionals and leaders within this realm. 

In light of this, and as a response to these challenges, the Luksic Scholars Foundation has developed the Luksic Scholarships in Public Service, allowing Chilean professionals to pursue an international master’s degree with a special emphasis in this field. These opportunities are created in collaboration with globally recognized universities such as LSE, the University of Oxford, and Sciences Po.

“Training dedicated professionals committed to public service is vital for our society. We facilitate access to academic opportunities in this field because we believe it contributes to the development of leaders and experts ready to address the challenges of the 21st century,” stated Isabella Luksic, Executive Director of the Luksic Scholars Foundation.

Similarly, Trinidad García, Program Development Lead at the Luksic Scholars Foundation, emphasized that the design of Luksic Scholarships in Public Service aims to broaden access so more Chileans can tap into this life-changing experience.  “Pursuing a master’s degree abroad is a transformative opportunity that broadens horizons and fosters professional growth. Participants can immerse themselves in a new academic and social culture, expand their knowledge, build networks, and learn to tackle challenges in their respective fields from fresh and innovative perspectives,” Trinidad noted.

In addition, all Luksic Scholarship recipients have to the opportunity to join the Luksic Scholars Community, a global network of over 1,000 Scholars who have participated in various programs supported by the Foundation since 2000. This Community offers exclusive benefits and opportunities.

In the upcoming months, these three academic institutions offering master’s degrees in Public Service will begin their admission processes. It is important to note that applications for the programs and the Luksic Scholarships are managed and allocated exsluviely by each academic institution.

To learn more, we invite you to visit each program’s webpage for specific details:

The Luksic Scholarships in Public Service:

Luksic Scholarship at LSE

Location: London, UK.

Vacancies: 4.

Aimed at: Chilean candidates accepted into the Public Policy (MPP) and Public Administration (MPA) programs at the School of Public Policy.

Program Page:

Master of Public Administration

Master in Public Policy


Luksic Scholarship at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, UK.

Vacancies: 3.

Aimed at: Chilean candidates accepted into the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Program Page:

Master of Public Policy


Luksic Scholarship at Sciences Po

Location: Paris, France.

Vacancies: 3.

Aimed at: Chilean candidates accepted into any of the master’s programs offered by the School of Public Affairs and the Paris School of International Affairs.

Program Page:

Master’s at Sciences Po

Luksic Scholars Foundation launches new Luksic Scholarship for a Master’s in Business Analytics + Data Analytics Certificate taught by the University of Chile and MIT

  • This Master’s program is focused on professionals who are looking to deepen their knowledge in data analysis for strategic decision-making within organizations. Classes begin on September 8, 2023.
  • As part of the academic experience, students will visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, USA for two weeks to complete the international module that the Master’s degree includes.

“Data revolution” has become a widespread term used in recent years and responds to a growing global trend: the explosion of the volume of data that is available, the increase in speed at which data is created and disseminated, and the increasingly greater ability to store and process data to extract their value. In this context, it has become essential for organizations, both public and private, to have professionals and executives who have the knowledge and experience to meet this challenge.

The new program “Luksic Scholarship at the University of Chile — MIT – Master’s in Business Analytics” was created in response to this phenomenon and aims to provide the necessary resources and tools for four Chilean professionals (or individuals with permanent residence in Chile) to deepen their knowledge for strategic decision-making based on data and at the same time live an international experience through a two-week visit to the MIT campus in Cambridge.

The Master’s in Business Analytics is taught by the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (FCFM) and the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEN) of the University of Chile, and the Data Analytics Certificate is taught by both faculties in collaboration with MIT’s Sloan School of Management (MSLAO).

“We are extremely pleased to offer scholarships to our students so that they can access two innovative programs in which the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile come together, namely the Master’s in Business Analytics and the Data Analytics Certificate, which includes an international module carried out on MIT’s campus in the USA.

These scholarships allow us to promote more equitable access to knowledge and enhance the use of analytics in strategic decision-making in both the public and private sectors. We are committed to bringing these opportunities closer to our students so that they can contribute to the development and progress of our society,” says Rodrigo Uribe, Director of the Postgraduate School at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile.

The four scholarships provided by the Luksic Scholars Foundation cover the entire tuition fee for both the Master’s and the Data Analytics Certificate, which is carried out as an international module on MIT’s campus. Those who are granted the Luksic Scholarship must commit to carrying out their thesis on a topic that has a public impact in Chile and give a lecture or master class on Data Analytics to one of the member universities of the Consortium of Chilean State Universities (CUECH).

“We are very pleased to announce the launch of this new program developed in collaboration with two institutions with which we have formed a relationship for over a decade: the University of Chile and MIT. This program responds to the challenges posed by the ‘data age’ in which we currently live and we trust that it will be a rewarding experience for the participants,” comments Trinidad García, the Program Development Lead for the Luksic Scholars Foundation.

To apply to the Master’s program and to the Luksic Scholarship, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional degree either granted in Chile or abroad with a minimum duration of eight semesters. In addition, candidates must have at least two years of work experience. Applications to both the Master’s program and the four Luksic Scholarships are open until August 6 at 11:59 pm CLT.

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEN) of the University of Chile has arranged three scholarships for those candidates who are admitted into the Master’s programs in Business Analytics and Data Analytics Certificate each year. These scholarships cover a percentage of the tuition and fees of both programs, as well as the international module that is carried out at MIT.

The application to the Master’s in Business Analytics is carried out by the FEN Graduate Application System of the University of Chile. Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarships provided by the Luksic Scholars Foundation and FEN must also complete the form available at this link (information available in Spanish only).

Program details

Program type: Master’s in Business Analytics + Data Analytics Certificate with an international module at MIT

Dates and duration: 14 months (7 bimonthly) / September 2023 – November 2024.

Modality and format: Classes start on September 8, 2023, and are hybrid (50% mandatory in-person) from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, twice a month (Av. Diagonal Paraguay 257 in Santiago, Chile).

International module: Participants spend two weeks on the MIT campus in Boston, USA, carrying out a 60-hour module. The scholarship does not cover the cost of flights and accommodation for the visit.

Would you like to learn more? We invite you to participate in one of the following information sessions (in Spanish only):

> In-person and online – Wednesday, July 26. 6:00 pm. Room P-307, FEN UCHILE. Diagonal Paraguay 205, Santiago. Sign up here.

> Online – Thursday, July 27 at 5 pm CLT. Sign up here

Babson College has trained more than 800 Chilean academics over the past decade to strengthen entrepreneurship education in Chile

Since 2006, the Luksic Scholars Foundation has supported 18 versions of Babson College’s Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) program in Chile: 13 editions of Babson SEE Chile held in various parts of the country and 5 editions of Babson SEE Antofagasta which has been carried out in collaboration with the Technology Licensing Office of the University of Antofagasta (OTL-UA). Throughout these years, these programs have had participants from all over Chile, and have ended up promoting the development of knowledge, as well as international collaboration and networking.

The importance of teaching by connecting theory with practice, the value of learning from failure, and the art of delivering a good pitch were part of the main themes taught throughout the 18 versions of the Babson SEE Chile & Antofagasta programs. Over the past decade, more than 800 academics from across the country were part of this international collaboration between the Luksic Scholars Foundation and Babson College, a renowned university in the US.

Via lectures given by expert entrepreneurship professors, Andrew Corbett and Matthew Allen, as well as through dynamic classroom activities and the opportunity to network, Babson SEE participants were able to learn innovative teaching methodologies to implement in their classrooms and promote entrepreneurship in Chile.

Isabella Luksic, Executive Director of the Luksic Scholars Foundation, noted that “at the Luksic Scholars Foundation, we want to create more and better opportunities that continue contributing to the development of knowledge in our country. That is why we are dedicated to connecting Chile with internationally renowned academic organizations such as Babson College, with whom we share the vision that entrepreneurs are the driving force of their countries and play a leading role in changing the world.” 

One of Babson College’s goals in developing these Symposia in Chile and other countries around the world is to create an increasingly larger international network of innovative entrepreneurship educators who understand the importance of bridging theory and practice in teaching. 

“The goal of the Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) has always been to support Chilean academics so they can empower and promote entrepreneurs throughout the country. We hope that over the years, thousands of people in Chile have been able to benefit from this collaboration with the Luksic Scholars Foundation,” emphasized Andrew Corbett, Paul T. Babson Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, during the closing ceremony of the program held on Friday, June 16th in Santiago, Chile. Over 80 people participated in the event, both in person and virtually.

The latest version of the SEE Antofagasta program took place between May 15th and May 19th with over 40 participants from the northern region of Chile, and the most recent version of the SEE Chile program took place in Viña del Mar from June 12th to June 15th in which more than 40 academics from the Valparaíso, Metropolitan, O’Higgins, and Biobío regions participated. 

Gustavo Callejas, partner and Founder of Mantahua OTEC, was one of the participants of the SEE Chile program in Viña del Mar. “I connected a lot with everything we did and learned this week. I take away concepts that are very powerful for me, for example: understanding entrepreneurship as a tool for social mobility, and also the value of integrating intergenerational aspects as a tool that allows us to showcase what we do better.” 

Through the Babson SEE program, the Luksic Scholars Foundation has been able to contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in Chile from an educational point of view. This work has also been complemented by the various initiatives carried out by the Luksic Foundation which supports entrepreneurs throughout Chile with funding, mentorship, and training.

The Luksic Scholars Foundation’s vision is that through a Chile better connected with international academia, it will be possible to respond to the global challenges of the 21st century, and as such, the Foundation promotes networks and opportunities in collaboration with institutions from around the world to strengthen the development of people and knowledge.

By visiting www.luksicscholars.org, you can find more information about the Foundation’s current scholarship, institutional strengthening, and research programs.

In addition to the programs mentioned above, the Luksic Scholars Foundation and Babson College have also carried out the following opportunities:

  • Babson Luksic Fellows (2011 -2024) – Each year, individuals who participate in the Babson Symposia in Chile can apply to the Babson Luksic Fellows program. This is an on-campus opportunity at Babson College in Massachusetts, USA. In its first iteration, from 2011 to 2015, a maximum of two participants spent a full semester immersed in life at Babson. From 2016 onwards, in order to allow more people to take part, 10 spaces have been offered for a week-long agenda. To date, there have been 12 versions (1 remaining for the year 2024), and 69 participants.
  • Babson Case Writing Workshop (2009, 2010) – From April 2009 to March 2010, a year-long workshop was carried out to provide an opportunity for Chilean university professors to develop pedagogical skills and resources in Entrepreneurship and the Case Teaching methodology. 28 individuals took part during which time they worked in groups with Chilean entrepreneurs to develop a series of case studies that were later published as a teaching asset.