1 Leadership + Ethics + Strategy + Innovation + Communication
2 Our MBA program meets high-quality global standards Icesi s MBA program in one of only two in Colombia accredited by AACSB and AMBA, international distinctions awarded to the best business schools in the world. AMBA (Association of MBA s), Europe's leading accrediting organization for business schools, based in London. AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business), organization founded in the U.S. in 1916, by universities like Harvard, Columbia and Yale, only accredits the best business schools in the world.
4 What we do Prepare leaders recognized for their strategic and innovative thinking, global vision, and ability to identify the ethical and social responsibility implications of their decisions. What sets our alumni apart Strategists with ability to make decisions that contribute to increase the competitiveness of their organizations. Innovators with global perspective, capable of enhancing organizational resources and identifying opportunities and challenges in the business environment. Leaders with ability to influence and motivate their team towards achieving organizational goals. Socially responsible professionals able to recognize the ethical implications of their decisions.
6 DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM Master of Management from Tulane University Magister en Administración de la Universidad Icesi Universidad Icesi, in association with the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, offers a program that combines on-campus courses and three international study-abroad experiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. This is an innovative program in Colombia, and one of the best programs of its kind in Latin America. It provides professionals with an opportunity not only to earn both Icesi's and Tulane's masters degrees, while continuing to perform their work responsibilities at their organizations, but also to acquire solid advanced knowledge of current management practices.
7 50% of the courses are taught by international faculty in English. Students attend 20% of the courses in New Orleans, Paris, and Beijing. 80% of the courses are taught by professors who hold a doctoral degree. Classes meet on Friday afternoons every two weeks, and on Saturdays. This program is offered in Cali and Bogota. On a cost-benefit basis, it is clearly your best choice for an MBA in Colombia!
8 The A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University was established in 1914 in New Orleans. It is a founding member of AACSB, the premier accrediting body for collegiate schools of business. Today, Freeman is a leading, internationally recognized business school with more than 2,000 students in programs spanning three continents. The Freeman School is consistently listed among the nation's best business schools by publications including U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Financial Times, and América Economía. In its Essential Science Indicators index, Thomson Scientific ranks the Freeman School in the top 1 percent of institutions, based on citations in business and economics between January 2000 and April Through innovative offerings such as the nationally acclaimed Burkenroad Reports equities research program, the Darwin Fenner student-managed fund, the Tulane Business Plan Competition, the Tulane Energy Trading Competition, and the Global MBA program, Freeman combines a rigorous academic grounding with practical real-world experience.
9 Universidad Icesi is a private university founded in 1979 by local business leaders, who continue to support the university. Prestigious leaders from the region are members of the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors at the University. The business school has established an extensive network of contacts with other prestigious institutions and universities from around the globe. The University is a member of the Business Association for Latin American Studies (BALAS), the International Association of Universities (NAFSA), and the Latin American Council of Administration Schools (CLADEA). The School of Business and Economic Studies is nationally recognized for its academic excellence. This is a function of our highly selective admissions process, our rigorous academic programs, faculty scholarship, modern and cutting-edge infrastructure, the success of our alumni, and the faculty and Dean s leadership locally, nationally, and internationally.
10 Design of our MBA program In order to maintain our leading position in Colombia, and to continue offering a world-class program that can remain relevant in the future, we designed our MBA. To this end, we visited the business schools at Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and other universities, and attended several international events. Through these activities, we gained first-hand insight into the most important innovations taking place among world-class business schools. Thus, in designing the MBA, we adapted current best practices from around the world to our local environment and built a uniquely innovative program for Colombian business leaders. The MBA focuses on four components: The leader, Global Environment, Organization, and Business. Such a leader should understand and use the analytical tools required to run an Organization (statistics, accounting, economics), develop the skills related to the functional areas of Business (finance, marketing, operations, and human resources), and acquire a thorough understanding of the Global Environment (economic and political environment, legal and social responsibility, international experience) where he or she works. (see figure)
11 Components The leader Ethical Strategist Communicator Innovator Accounting Statistics Economics Finance Marketing Human Resources Operations
12 An innovative curriculum Semester I Credits Hours Component Statistics Applied to Business 3 36 Organization Accounting and Costs 2 24 Organization Strategy and Competitiveness 3 36 Business Managerial Communications 2 18 The Leader Strategic Human Resources Management 2 24 The Leader Semester II Managerial Economics 2 24 Organization Marketing Management 4 48 Business Financial Strategy I 2 24 The Leader Leadership and Teamwork 3 36 Business Summer in New Orleans (Tulane University) International Business 3 36 Global Environment New Venture Creation 3 36 The Leader Global Simulation Project 1 12 The courses in the MBA curriculum are designed to provide a balance between knowing (theories and facts), doing (skills and competencies), and being (values and attitudes).
13 Semester III Credits Hours Component Innovation and Design 2 24 The Leader Economic and Political Context 3 36 Global Environment Financial Strategy II 2 24 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 2 30 Global Environment Decision Making 2 18 The Leader Final Graduation Project I 1 16 Semester IV International Negotiation 1 18 Global Environment Organizational's Legal Context 2 24 Global Environment Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 36 The Leader Final Graduation Project II 3 36 Summer in Paris and Beijing (Tulane University) Global Strategic Analysis 3 36 The Leader Global Supply Chain Management 3 36 Business TOTAL
14 Academic experience in three continents Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, United States New Orleans At the end of their first year, our students spend two weeks in New Orleans, United States, where they attend Global Strategies and Entrepreneurship courses taught by Tulane University faculty. They also visit companies and attend lectures on business trends. Studies in France and China At the end of their second year, students travel to Paris for two weeks and China for one week to attend courses on Supply Chain Management and Global Strategies taught by Tulane faculty. Besides attending these courses, students visit companies, institutions, and Colombia s diplomatic delegations.
15 Paris Beijing Students are responsible for taking care of their visa application procedures. Icesi University provides assistance with the visa application procedures, but it does not guarantee that the visa will be issued.
16 Why should you pursue an MBA Because professionals need to be prepared to face the challenges of the environment they work in. Today the world is moving faster, and has fewer barriers than ever before. There are a large number of opportunities for organizations to sell their products and services in other markets, find different supply sources, and have access to a wide range of options to establish alliances. Organizations are looking for qualified leaders with an MBA degree. There are more and more professionals with a great potential for executive development who are interested in complementing their undergraduate education with a top-notch Master in Business Administration program such as the ones being offered by Icesi and Tulane University.
17 Networking The process of selection of students to the program ensures the formation of groups with a valuable professional diversity, with a high potential of development and with whom you can develop an important "networking". Participants have a minimum of 3 years professional experience ( the average being 9 years), contributing to enrich the learning.
19 International Accreditations In 2010, the MBA program was accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs), Europe's leading accrediting organization for business schools, based in London. Worldwide, there are only 195 business schools with their MBA accredited in 80 countries. In February 2014, we obtained accreditation from the AACSB. This organization, founded in the U.S. in 1916, by universities like Harvard, Columbia and Yale, only accredits the best business schools in the world. These accreditations guarantee the student an education that meets the highest standards of quality. For the graduate, they guarantee to hold the title of a Master's program that is highly recognized by national and international employers, as well as headhunters.
20 Applied Graduation Project For the final graduation project, students can do a strategic plan or a business plan. Alternatively, they have the choice of carrying out their graduation project by joining the research team of one of the professors at Icesi. At the beginning of the third semester, students are assigned a professor who will guide them through their project. The business plan is prepared with the guidance of the CDEE (Center for the Development of Entrepreneurial Spirit), which is internationally known for providing top-quality coaching to new entrepreneurs. This Center has received numerous distinguished awards and recognitions, including The Best Educational Program in Entrepreneurship Outside of United States, awarded by The Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the USA. Through case studies, simulations, and experiential activities, students are constantly encouraged to play an active role in their learning process.
21 Courses in Cali and Bogota, Students who live in Bogotá will take classes with local professors in that city. For classes given in Colombia by professors from Tulane University and other foreign universities, they will travel to the campus of Icesi University in Cali. The cost of the airfare for traveling from Bogotá to Cali on approximately three weekends per semester is included in the tuition fee. Students must pay for their own traveling expenses. Classes in Cali: Meet every 2 weeks, on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Classes in Bogotá: Meet every 2 weeks, on Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
22 Faculty The MBA program relies on a team of Colombian and foreign professors who possess a sterling academic background and vast experience as business consultants and managers.
23 ALAIN DUMONT ALEX SLEPTOV ALFREDO RINCÓN ÁLVARO SIERRA HEC Paris Graduate School of Management. Master of Arts at Paris Sorbonne. Professor of HEC of Strategy and Business Policy. Ph.D. in Business Administration (Strategy), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; MBA University of Northern IOWA, Master of Science in Physics and Technology, Moscow Engineering Institute and Dresden Technical University. Magister en Administración, Universidad de Los Andes, Especialista en Mercados, Universidad Javeriana. Ingeniero Civil, Universidad del Los Andes. Maestría en Economía Aplicada, Western Michigan University. Especialista en Sistemas de Información, Universidad del Valle. Especialista en Finanzas Privadas, Universidad del Rosario. Economista, Universidad de los Andes. ANA LUCÍA PAZ ANDRÉS NARANJO ARUP VARMA EDUARDO PABLO Ph.D. en Educación, Universidad de Deusto. Magister en Sociología, Universidad del Valle. Especialista en Teoría y Métodos de Investigación en Sociología, Universidad del Valle. Socióloga, Universidad del Valle. Maestría en Diseño (énfasis en Innovación y Creatividad para la Industrial), Cranfield UK. Diseñador Industrial, Universidad Icesi. Ph.D. in Industrial Relations & Human Resources Rutgers University. NJ. M.S. in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations Xavier Labor Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, India. B.S. in Economics Calcutta University, India. Ph.D of Finance - Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business - Master of Arts, Economics, Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business. ENRIQUE RAMÍREZ R. Ph.D. in Business (Organizational Behavior), Tulane University. Master in International Business, University of North London. Master en Estudios Políticos, Universidad Javeriana. Economista, Universidad Javeriana. GERMÁN CASTELLANOS Ph.D. in Business (Consumer Behavior), Tulane University. Master in Business Administration, Syracuse University. Ingeniero Mecánico, Universidad de los Andes. GONZALO ULLOA Ph.D. en Ciencias Técnicas de la Escuela Politécnica Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) Suiza. Espec. Ciclo de Informática Técnica, Escuela Politécnica Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) Suiza. Ingeniería Eléctrica de la Universidad del Valle. GUILLERMO BUENAVENTURA Ph.D. en Administración y Dirección de Empresas, Universidad de Salamanca, USAL, España. Magíster en Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad del Valle. Maestría en Administración de Empresas, Universidad EAFIT. Especialista en Finanzas, Universidad del Valle. Ingeniero Químico, Universidad del Valle.
24 HÉCTOR OCHOA Ph.D. in Economics, Syracuse University. MBA Finanzas y Contabilidad, Syracuse University. Economía, Universidad de Antioquia. JERÓNIMO BOTERO Ph.D. en Filosofía (en curso) Universidad de Barcelona. Magíster en Filosofía, Universidad del Valle. Especialista en Ética y Derechos Humanos, Universidad del Valle. Licenciado en Filosofía, Universidad del Valle. JORGE ARIZA Maestría en Administración, Universidad Icesi. Especialización en administración con concentración en gerencia organizacional, Universidad Icesi. Ingeniero Industrial, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. JOSÉ ROBERTO CONCHA Ph.D. in Business (Marketing) y Master in Management Science, Tulane University. Ingeniero Químico, Universidad del Valle. Jefe del Departamento de Mercadeo y Negocios Internacionales, Universidad Icesi. JUAN FELIPE HENAO Ph.D. en Investigación de Operaciones, Universidad de Warwick. Maestría en Ingeniería de Sistemas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Ingeniero Civil, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. JUAN MANUEL GONZÁLEZ Ph.D. (in course) in Business, Tulane University. Master in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship & Family Business), Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya EAE Barcelona. Especialista en Mercados, Universidad Icesi. Administrador de Empresas, Universidad Icesi. JUAN MANUEL SALAMANCA Ph.D. en Diseño (área de énfasis: Diseño de Interacciones), Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Design, Chicago, USA. Maestría de Artes en Dirección de Diseño, Domus Academy, Milán, Italy. Diseño Industrial, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá. JUAN PABLO MILANESE Ph.D. en Ciencias Políticas y Sociales. Magister en Relaciones Internacionales: Europa-América Latina, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italia. Licenciado en Ciencia Política. Universidad de Buenos Aires. JUANITA CAJIAO Ph.D. in Business (Organizational Behavior), Tulane University. Magister en Administración, Universidad Icesi. Especialista en Administración del Talento Humano, Universidad del Valle. Psicóloga, Universidad del Valle. JULIÁN BENAVIDES Ph.D. in Business (Finance). Master in Management Science, Tulane University. Especialización en Administración, Universidad Icesi. Especialización en Finanzas, Universidad Icesi. Ingeniero Eléctrico, Universidad de Los Andes. JULIO CÉSAR ALONSO Ph.D. in Economics, Iowa State University, ISU, USA. M.Sc in Statistics, ISU. M.Sc. in Economics, ISU. Economía, Universidad del Valle. LARRY CRUMP Ph.D. Griffith University, School of Law. Master of Social Work. University of Utah, School of Social Work. Bachelor of Science, Sociology and Psychology.
25 LORENZO REVUELTO Ph.D. en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universitat de València. Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Vicedecano de Organización Académica y Posgrado de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universitat de València. MAURICIO GONZÁLEZ Ph.D. in Business, Tulane University. Master of International Management from Thunderbird and Bachelor of Marketing from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. MAURICIO LENIS Ph.D. en Sociología Jurídica de la Universidad Externado de Colombia. Especialista en Derecho Empresarial, Universidad de Bucaramanga. Abogado, Universidad de Medellín. MERCEDES FAJARDO Ph.D. (en curso) en Dirección de Empresas: Estrategia y Organización, Universidad de Valencia - España. Master en Finanzas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. D.U. en Ciencias de la Gestión, Universidad de Rouen. Contadora Pública, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali. Administradora de Empresas, Universidad Santiago de Cali. OSCAR LEÓN GARCÍA RALPH E. MAURER RAQUEL PUENTE SILVIO BORRERO MBA Arthur D. Little, School of Managem ent, Cambridge, USA. Especialista en Finanzas, Universidad Eafit. Administrador Empresas, Universidad Eafit. Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University. M.B.A. Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. B.S. in Communication Studies, Northwestern University. PhD., Marketing Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business. Master of Management, Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business. MBA, IESA, Caracas. Especialización de Mercadeo, IESA, Caracas. Ingeniero Civil, Universidad Central de Venezuela. Ph.D. in Business (Organizational Behavior), Tulane University. Magister en Administración, Universidad Icesi. Especialización en Sistemas Gerenciales de Ingeniería, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Ingeniero Industrial, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. WILLIAM A. REESE Ph.D. Finance and Economics, University of Arizona. MBA, Finance, Virginia Tech. B.A. Chemistry, the College of Wooster. Associate Professor A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.
26 For admission What do you need? A 3-year minimum professional experience in any area. Satisfying results in the PAEP admission test (Minimum score of 500). A good level of English. How to apply? Registration: Duly completed online application form. It is also available at Icesi's Registration Office. Undergraduate degree: Applicants must submit a copy of their diploma or certificate of graduation from an undergraduate program. They must also provide copies of their diplomas or certificates of graduation from any other graduate programs, if available. Transcripts of undergraduate studies: If applicants have completed graduate studies, they must also submit copies of their graduate transcripts. If applicants are Icesi alumni, they do not need to submit their transcripts. Current CV. Three (3) color ID size photos. A copy of the applicant's personal identity card or identification document. Essay written in English addressing the following question: How are you going to make use of your master studies in your professional career? (300 words)
27 How are the tests? PAEP admission test. A description of the test, including practice exercises, can be found at the following website address: The english language proficiency exam is administered by Icesi University. If applicants have the recent results of an internationally recognized English language proficiency exam (taken within the last three years), such as the TOEFL or the Michigan test, they can submit their test results. According to the European Union standards, the minimum level of English proficiency required for admission to a program is B2 (Higher Intermediate Level). The scale ranges from A1 to C2. Dual degree After successful completion of all requirements at Icesi University, students are awarded the degree of Magister en Administración. At the same time, Tulane University will grant the degree of Master of Management to those students who have successfully met the requirements of Icesi University and earned the required number of credits at Tulane University. Other requirements for graduation in this dual-degree program are completion of the research project and participation in the international experience abroad.
28 Universidad Icesi Mission: We learn to know and take actions to build a better world. Core values: Acknowledgement of the dignity of all individuals Passion for learning Commitment to the wellbeing of society Vision of the future: By the year 2022, the University will be recognized, by the Colombian society, national organizations, and international and national academic peers, for being a model of excellence in teaching, for the increasing visibility of its research results, and for the positive impact of its social intervention with the region and the country.
30 Oficina de Comunicaciones, Universidad Icesi SNIES-2004 Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas y Económicas Teléfono: Ext.: 8247, 8221,
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