International Leadership Business Program
PLEI is a student program that focuses on organizing international academic-commercial missions throughout the world as a way to encourage the professional and personal development of the students. This program, which originated 22 years ago, is highly prestigious due to the selective nature of the application process. Also, PLEI is strongly supported not only by the ITESM authorities, but by the Mexican government and business companies as well. During the summer time, we engage in 4 missions in different geographical regions, each with a group of approximately 15 participants, including 2 coordinators and 1 accompanying professor. The regions we visit are the following: North America, Asia, South East Asia and Southern Hemisphere.During the missions, each participant is sponsored by a company and in return, completes a business project for their sponsor. Previous project objectives have included: market research, search for potential clients, suppliers, technology procurement, among others. During the mornings, the groups have appointments to the Mexican Embassies and Consulates, Trade Institutions, and important Enterprises. This gives the participants a valuable insight of the commercial, social and economic context of the region.Apart from this, each student is responsible for developing their own project during the 5 weeks stated. This year PLEI has managed to adapt to the new tendencies of the world, by implementing the innovation route. We are looking forward to visiting and doing an immersion in the Hubs during our time in the cities. By engaging in the hubs, the students will understand the startup ecosystems and communities by working in collaboration with them.