• Introductory Cycle

    Subject Lecture Hours Credits
    Management and leadership in the global context 5
    Global Geopolitics 5
    Colombia's Trade Integration Agreements 4
    New Realities in International Marketing 4
    Total 18
  • Cycle I Basic

    Subject Lecture Hours Credits
    Financial Accounting 18 2
    Managerial Accounting 18 2
    Statistics for Managers 18 2
    Business Ethics 18 2
    Fundamentals of IT Service Management 18 2
    Modeling Business Decisions 18 2
    Total 108 12
  • Cycle II Management

    Subject Lecture Hours Credits
    Financial Management 18 2
    Corporate Finance 18 2
    Managerial Economics 18 2
    Operations Management 18 2
    Managing People and Organizations 36 4
    Marketing Strategy 36 4
    International Business 18 2
    Corporate and Business Strategy 36 4
    Total 198 22
  • Cycle III International Business focus

    Subject Lecture Hours Credits
    Valuation 18 2
    Mergers and Acquisitions 18 2
    Supply Chain Management 18 2
    Managing Diversity 18 2
    Knowledge Management 18 2
    Regional and Global Business Strategies 18 2
    International Marketing and Trade 18 2
    Business and Government in Emerging Economies 18 2
    Multilateralism in International Business 18 2
    Doing Business in the United States and Canada 18 2
    Doing Business in Latin America and the Caribbean 18 2
    Doing Business in Europe and the Mediterranean region 18 2
    Doing Business in Asia, Middle East and the Pacific basin 18 2
    Total 234 26
  • International Internship

    Subject Lecture Hours Credits
    International Internship I (Canada, Sprott School of Business) 80 2
    International Internship II (EE. UU., Asia, Europe or Latin America) 80 0
    Total 160 2
  • Research Cycle

    Subject Lecture Hours Credits
    Research Cycle I 9 1
    Research Cycle II 9 1
    Total 18 2
  • International MBA

    Subject Lecture Hours Credits
    Four Cicle Total 558 62
    International Internship 80 2
    Grand Total 638 64
Course Descriptions
  • Management and leadership in the global context

    Basic concepts and definitions. The evolution of organizations and management systems. Exploration of the concepts ties to the higher management of organizations, change, leadership, motivation and personal development, communication skills and decision-making in a global context.

  • Global Geopolitics

    Updating knowledge about the latest international changes in the aspects of economics, geopolitics, financial crisis, flexible models of production, latest technology, new power centers and emerging nations.

  • Colombia's Trade Integration Agreements

    New access conditions to world markets based in the establishment of expanding markets due to the creation and negotiation of integration processes like free trade agreements and the most advanced stages of common markets and economic unions.

  • New Realities in International Marketing

    Market fundamentals, exploration of client - provider structures, market’s variables, competition analysis, and value chains. Establishment of the "attractiveness" of international markets. Marketing plans in the international context.

  • Financial Accounting

    Fundamentals of financial accounting. Principles of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles), the process and the accounting cycle, financial statements preparation and analysis, annual report analysis, use of financial and accounting information.

  • Managerial Accounting

    Fundamentals of managerial accounting and control. Techniques for management decision - making, planning, and control including cost - volume - profit analysis, product costing, variance analysis, relevant costing, transfer pricing and the balanced scorecard. Management responsibility in information systems.

  • Statistics for Managers

    Techniques for using data to make an informed use of statistics. Applications, interpretation and limitations of results. Sampling, descriptive statistics, probability concepts, estimation and testing of hypotheses and regression, using practical business situations.

  • Business Ethics

    Introduction to the current concept of ethics. Models and standards of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Sustainability and corporate governance, sustainability, national and international pressures on CSR.

  • Fundamentals of IT Service Management

    Key aspects that higher management faces when making decisions about IT sevices in organizations, structure and management of ITSM services, functions and processes, standards and platforms relates with ITSM, the value of investing in ITSM.

  • Modeling Business Decisions

    Introduction to management models: fundamentals, graphic solutions, Instruction Level Parallelism (ILP), decision analysis, multi - criteria decisions, introduction to simulation.

  • Financial Management

    Overview of finance and accounting. Time value of money, valuation and yields of financial securities, capital budgeting, the trade-off between risk and return, present net value and other criteria for investment, opportunity cost and capital budgets, capital value.

  • Corporate Finance

    Aspects of corporate finance, capital structure, dividends policy, management of work and financial capital, short term finance, cash and inventory management.

  • Managerial Economics

    Fundamentals of supply and demand, different dimensions of the competition, market structure and its imperfections, management strategies and incentives, importance of information and the value of risks and return of investing.

  • Operations Management

    Functions vs. processes, transformation processes, balance analysis, push/pull systems, lean manufacturing, supply chains, demand management, delivery times, forecast and other processes tied to the effective performance of operations in organizations.

  • Managing People and Organizations

    The psychological contract, theories on managing people / perception and recognition, learning curves and personalities, motivation, communication, theory and organizational design, team and group dynamics / problem solving, negotiation and conflict / power, leadership, culture and the decision making process.

  • Marketing Strategy

    Marketing’s strategic role, development of marketing plans, markets and marketing environment, creating value for consumers, creating strategies and pricing, design and management of social media and value channels, management of retail, wholesale and logistics, design and management of marketing communications, personal communication and maximization of social media.

  • International Business

    Globalization and business, global strategies, the cultural and political environment of business, the legal and ethical environment of international business, management in global environments, management skills in global context organizations.

  • Corporate and Business Strategy

    The concept of strategy, deliberate and emerging strategies, strategic planning: external analysis, macro environment in the industry, opportunities and threats; strategic planning; internal analysis, (core competencies), strengths and weaknesses, basic strategic projects.

  • Valuation

    Valuation techniques needed for enterprise valuation. The identification of value drivers, the valuation of investments (CAPEX), impact in discount rates, valuation of risk, identification of value generators and elements to consider for the valuation of companies.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Theory and practice of mergers and acquisitions. Skills needed to be effective in mergers and acquisitions. Best practices in deal origination, design, implementation and post merger integration.

  • Supply Chain Management

    Organizational, strategic and operational aspects of supply chain management from national or domestic and international perspectives.

  • Managing Diversity

    Study of the elements pertinent to the management of diversity in organizations including cultural differences in motivation, communication, types of conflict and leadership and the identification of practices that facilitate the effective management of people in an intercultural environment.

  • Knowledge Management

    Perspectives about organizational knowledge, learning organizations, creation and management of knowledge in organizations, innovation and creativity, organizational knowledge barriers and creation of knowledge, strategic management of learning and organizational knowledge.

  • Regional and Global Business Strategies

    The study of business strategies in a national and international frames through case studies. Case study: P&G Japan, The SK-11 Globalization Project; Case study: Southwest Airlines; Case study: Wang’s Fortune Tea from China (A) an (B) - Asia Case Research Centre, the University of Hong Kong.

  • International Marketing and Trade

    Models to understand factors that influence decisions of purchase in different markets, adaptation of products and services, nets of distribution, promotion systems, global pricing strategies, regulations and other elements, the effects of macro and micro-cultures.

  • Business and Government in Emerging Economies

    Collaboration between businesses, local governments and external agents in emerging economies, new forms of cooperation, institutions and institutional holes focused on poverty, infrastructure and education, the role of international businesses in the processes of economic transition.

  • Multilateralism in International Business

    Universal frame of access to worldwide markets and compatibility between mandatory multilateral agreements and regional commerce agreements. Analysis of WTO agreements and their impact in international business. Solution mechanisms of differences and commercial policy examination.

  • Doing Business in the United States and Canada

    Geoeconomic and geopolitical environment and the main possibilities of business in the agreements subscribed by Colombia with Canada and the United States, through the evaluation of the principal mechanisms and conditions negotiated in the respective free trade agreements.

  • Doing Business in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Geoeconomic and geopolitical environment of latin american and caribbean markets and the main possibilities of business in the commercial agreements of integration (CAN, MERCOSUR, SICA, CARICOM and the Pacific alliance with Chile, Mexico and Panamá).

  • Doing Business in Europe and the Mediterranean region

    Geoeconomic and geopolitical environment of the European Union markets, the EFTA and the mediterranean ragion and the main possibilities of business in the bilateral agreements subscribed by Colombia with the European Union and ETFA.

  • Doing Business in Asia, Middle East and the Pacific basin

    Geoeconomic and geopolitical environment of the Asian, Middle Eastern and pacific basin markets. Possibilities offered by commercial agreements negotiated or in negotiation by Colombia with countries or organizations like APEC, ASEAN, ASEAN + 3, TPP. Value chains and joint actions in the Pacific Alliance.

  • Research Cycle I

    Corresponding guidelines for the elaboration of the graduation project draft, framed by the research lines proposed in the MBA.

  • Research Cycle II

    Advances in the development of the graduation projects based in the draft’s feedback.