This paper provides Latin American Executive MBA students' approaches to studying, achieving profile, preferences and perceptions of instructional methods used in teaching marketing courses and educational marketing segments based on their preference ranking of instructional methods and approaches to studying. Results indicate that, in general, these students have a strong need for excellence, and for gaining status with experts. Their approach to studying is directed first at understanding what they learn, and then at doing well in their courses. Results also indicate that such students strongly prefer courses using participative instructional methods, such as case studies, to the instructor-dominated lecture method. Thus, there appears to be a gap between the types of instructional methods now being emphasized in MBA classrooms and the methods preferred by the students. These students can be placed into four distinct segments, namely Technology Sophisticated Learners, Academic Success Seekers, Degree Seekers and Instructor-Oriented Learners. Managerial implications from the results are drawn both for the administrators and for the faculty members teaching in an EMBA program.

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Keywords Achieving profiles, Approaches to studying, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Executive MBA, Instructional methods, México, Teaching techniques
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Journal Latin American Business Review
Rojas-Mendez, J, & Ahmed, S.A. (Sadrudin A.). (2005). Educational marketing in the latin American context: An executive MBA case. Latin American Business Review, 5(4), 21–43. doi:10.1300/J140v05n04_02