Americas MBA for Executives Countries

Along with Canada, the countries represented in the Americas MBA for Executives stream are Brazil, Mexico and the United States. The four countries collectively represent the largest economies in North and South America—an increasingly dynamic and interconnected region for trade and economic activity.

Brazil

Brazil is South America's most influential country, a rising economic power and one of the world's biggest democracies.

Over the past few years it has made major strides in its efforts to raise millions out of poverty, although the gap between rich and poor remains wide.

A former Portuguese colony, Brazil has a highly diverse population, including indigenous Americans and the descendants of African slaves and European settlers.

Brazil has a population of 198.3 million, it's primary language is Portuguese, and Christianity is its major religion. Brasillia is the nation's capital with Sao Paulo being the largest city.

Learn more about Brazil from Global Affairs Canada

Mexico

Mexico is a nation where affluence, poverty, natural splendour and urban blight rub shoulders.

It has the second-largest economy in Latin America and is a major oil exporter.

But prosperity remains a dream for many Mexicans, and the socio-economic gap remains wide. Rural areas are often neglected and huge shanty towns ring the cities.

Mexico has a population of 116 million with Spanish being its major language and Christianity being the major religion. Mexico City is the nation's capital. 

Learn more about Mexico from Global Affairs Canada.

United States

The USA is the world's foremost economic and military power, with global interests and an unmatched global reach.

America's gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world's total, and its military budget is estimated to be almost as much as the rest of the world's defence spending put together.

The country is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture.

The United States originated in a revolution, which separated it from the British Crown. The constitution, drafted in 1787, established a federal system with a division of powers, which has remained unchanged in form since its inception.

The population of The United States is 316 million with English being its major language and Christianity being the major religion. Washington, DC is the nation's capital.

Learn more about The United States from Global Affairs Canada

Canada

The world's second largest country by surface but relatively small in terms of population, Canada punches above its weight in economic terms.

A federation of former British colonies, Canada follows the British pattern of parliamentary democracy, and the UK monarch is head of state. Ties with the US are now vital, especially in terms of trade, but Canada often goes its own way.

Canada is one of the world's top trading nations and is one of the richest. Alongside a dominant service sector, Canada also has vast oil reserves and is a major exporter of energy, food and minerals.

The population of Canada is 34.7 million with Indigenous peoples making up around 4% of that. English and French are the official languages and Christianity is the major religion. The nation's capital is Ottawa. 

Learn more about Canada from Global Affairs Canada.

*Country profile information via the BBC News.