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This research had the objective to establish the key elements of a student´s experience in a Colombian MBA program. Through narrative analysis and grounded theory, both qualitatitive methods, key categories were found for service experience. Professor’s interaction, couch’s interaction, organization’s context, interaction with other students, and participant centric program design, were key drivers in this experience. Besides, case method was found as an important mediator in delivering a practical experience. Finally, the consequences of the experience were: skill development and integral personal transformation. The humanistic focus embedded in each category was a connector among them, and confirming its importance for an oriented performance education. The participants appreciate this humanistic approach.

Ernesto Barrera Duque

Ph.D. en Administración Universidad EAFIT. MBA, Master en Dirección de Empresas, IESE Business School. Especialista en Economía Internacional y Abogado Universidad Externado. Profesor de Marketing, INALDE Business School, Universidad de La Sabana. Vinculado al grupo de investigación “Marketing Estratégico” de INALDE
Barrera Duque, E. (2011). The service model of a MBA with humanistic approach. Cuadernos De Administración, 27(45), 123–138.