This post-graduate program is an association between the School of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration of the University of São Paulo and the Center for Brazilian Studies. It allows a group of twenty five executive MBA students from USP to participate in an intensive one-week series of lectures given by Columbia professors. The lectures are complemented by visits to major retail, finance, and media companies in the NY area as well as to the United Nations. This program was successfully launched in the fall 2005 and the Center is preparing to receive another group in the fall 2008. The coordinators of the program are Professor Thomas Trebat and his USP counterpart Professor Almir Ferreira da Sousa.