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Oct. 12, 2022

Executive MBA student unpacks his global perspective as a Latino in business

Michigan State University and the Broad College of Business are home to students who come from all around the world and bring their unique backgrounds along with them — but they don’t all make the trip with the same frequency. Passionate about being a Spartan, Frank Cano Aristondo travels from Peru to East Lansing every month to be part of the Executive MBA program.

Cano has over a decade of experience in supply chain management and project management under his belt. He completed his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering and master’s degrees in supply chain management in Peru and abroad, in Spain. Working in 10 countries across Latin America, his long-term professional goal is to be regional manager at a top multinational company whose competitive advantage is supply chain.

Previously, he focused on enhancing his technical knowledge, but he recognized that an EMBA would set him on the path toward becoming a regional manager, giving him the skills to shift his career from supply chain to general management. Cano was confident that MSU would be the place for him to make this transformation and has become the first student from Peru to be part of the EMBA program, attending through the Flex option.

Cano discusses his passion for MSU and the value of having diverse experiences and a global perspective in business at

MSU recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month, and our community is coming together to strengthen resources, programs, research centers and scholarships serving Hispanic and Latinx students at MSU. Learn more at