Master's in Business Administration (MBA)

College of Administration and Economics
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Degree
Master in Business Administration
Academic School
Duration

1 year and a half ( 3 semesters and 1 summer session)

Classes: 16

Total credits: 47

Academic hours: 2125

Teaching Mode
In-person classes.
Class sessions 3 days a week.
Schedule

Track 1: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6.30 p.m. to 9.45 p.m.
Track 2 *: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

*Track 2 will only open when Track 1 is completed.

Start of Classes
August 2021
Approval

Approved on December 10, 2014

Resolution RPC-SO-44 No. 518-2014

Total Cost

$21,069
Enrollment fee: $1,916
Tuition: $19,153

Application Examination Dates

September 19th,

October 17th,

November 14th,

and December 12, 2020

Description

The USFQ MBA trains managers with a broad vision of their role; creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial professionals, free and fearless; capable of making the leap towards the creation of their own company, or towards professional growth, occupying positions of regional relevance in large multinationals.

 

Applicant's Profile

The applicant must demonstrate full-time professional experience in administration, business, sales, marketing, human resources, finance, or commercial activities for a minimum period of three years after graduating from university. They must have directed or actively participated in projects of strategic relevance, led original initiatives that have generated a positive impact for themseves, for society, or for the organization that employs them.

Professional field

The USFQ MBA graduate has the managerial skills necessary to work in large multinationals in Ecuador or abroad, in large Ecuadorian companies, in family companies, or their own business.

Advantages

Access to USFQ facilities:

  • Neuromarketing laboratories
  • Bloomberg platform
  • Libraries
  • Recreational areas
  • Parking at Paseo San Francisco shopping center
  • Sport areas

Access to USFQ's electronic resources:

Wifi, network, emails, academic platforms.

AMBA accreditation:

  • The USFQ MBA obtained the AMBA accreditation (Association of MBAs) in 2018. AMBA, based in London, accredits MBA programs in more than 49 countries, and has been doing so since the early 1980s. This Association, along with the MBAs, values ​​the quality of the school in terms of its strategy, mission, faculty, students, curricular programs, and evaluation system.
  • According to AMBA standards, admitted students must have at least three years of work experience to be an accredited master.
  • Three-quarters of the business school teaching team must be in possession of a master's or doctorate in a relevant subject.

International Memberships:

USFQ Business School is a member of BALAS (Business Association of Latin American Studies) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Networking:

Being part of a network of contacts where professionals, academia, and companies come together in search of developing business opportunities, sharing information, and looking for potential clients.

International Weeks:

USFQ MBA participants have access, during their two years of study, to international weeks at the following universities and countries:

  • Kelley School of Business, USA
  • Babson College, USA
  • Mahidol University, Thailand
  • MIT, United States *
  • EADA Business School, Spain **

** Academic conditions and extra cost.

More information on International Week

Requirements

Basic requirements:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in any area of ​​knowledge, issued by an accredited university in the country and registered with SENESCYT. In the case of a Bachelor's degree obtained abroad, they must be apostilled or legalized by Consular means. The University will verify that the degree corresponds to the third level, in accordance with the current Academic Regime Regulations.
  • Copy of the identity card or passport.
  • Degree certificate with grade average.
  • Official transcript with grades.
  • A printed copy of degree from SENESCYT, and
  • Pass the USFQ graduate admission exam. To do so, refer to the admissions process at: http://www.usfq.edu.ec/admisiones/admisiones_posgrado

Specific program requirements:

The applicant must demonstrate full-time professional experience in administration, business, sales, marketing, human resources, finance, or commercial activities for a minimum period of three years after graduating from university. They must have directed or actively participated in projects of strategic relevance, led original initiatives that have generated a positive impact for themselves, for society or for the organization in which they work.

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Fill personal data sheet.
  • Prepare an essay; within the Selection process, the applicant will be asked to write an essay on a subject to be determined. The essay will be evaluated as part of the admission process.
  • Interview.

After the exam, the applicant will be asked for a personal interview. This interview takes place approximately two weeks after taking the Admission Exam.

Funding

Total investment: $21,230 (Tuition + Enrollment fee)

Registration: $1,930 (a single payment that can be deferred to 3 months no interest with the following credit cards: Diners Club, Banco de Pichincha, and Banco de Guayaquil)

Tuition: $19,300 (two payments that can be deferred up to 24 months no interest with the following credit cards: Diners, Pichincha, and Guayaquil)

*Payments with other cards according to the conditions that apply.

Includes:

Tuition, access to electronic resources and USFQ facilities, academic cost and accommodation during the international week at Babson College (Boston) or Kelley School of Business (Indiana).

Does not include:

Airline tickets and participation in a second international week.

Financial assistance:

The student, if required, can access financing for a percentage of the value of the graduate program. This value may begin to be paid upon graduation. More information at: https://www.usfq.edu.ec/programas_academicos/posgrado/Paginas/asistenciafinanciera.aspx

Testimonials

"The USFQ MBA provided me with the knowledge and tools necessary to structure and develop my own business and thus apply the acquired management skills in the future."

- Juan Pablo Gómez, MBA 2014-2016, Regional Sales Manager, BIC Ecuador -
 

"I value the comprehensive training received in the USFQ MBA, it has allowed me to have a more complete vision about the financial intermediation sector, as well as participate in projects related to optimizations in the organizational structure of a company."
- Rita Delgado, MBA 2012-2014, Manager Business Partner, PRODUBANCO -
 

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