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EGADE Business School

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: December 5, 2019.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $52,000

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $52,000

Acceptance Rate: 90%

Full-Time Enrollment: 10

Average GPA: 8.7

Median GMAT: 550

International: 20%

Female: 47%

Male: 53%

Application Deadlines: August 2020

From The School:

Minds Igniting Change

EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey has built a globally recognized reputation as the leading Latin American business education institution, committed to empowering omnipreneurial leaders who create shared value and transform society.

EGADE Business School is the postgraduate business school of Tecnológico de Monterrey, a remarkable university renowned for driving professionals with relevant leadership throughout Mexico and Latin America. The business school itself offers a broad portfolio of postgraduate education in multiple locations in Latin America. With locations in Mexico City (Santa Fe), Monterrey and Guadalajara, as well as a fly-in executive MBA program in Queretaro. In South America, EGADE Business School is present in Lima (Peru).

The school’s innovation-led academic model and learning culture, world-recognized programs, distinguished world-class faculty, outstanding global alumni community, and rigorous focus on applying knowledge for impact, have contributed to its standing as the top-ranked Latin American business school by several international rankings organizations, including QS, Eduniversal, Financial Times, and The Economist. EGADE graduate degree programs include the full-time, one-year MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, MBA for Professionals, MBA in Global Business & Strategy, Global OneMBA, Executive MBA, the EGADE MBA Online, as well as a Master in Finance, a specialist degree in Energy Management, and PhD programs in Financial Science and Business Management.

EGADE Business School offers an innovative portfolio of lifelong learning open enrollment and customized programs for senior business and organizational leadership. EGADE Business School is a member of an elite group of just 1% of business schools worldwide to hold the acclaimed “triple crown” of global accreditation that recognizes business education excellence: the American Association of Colleges and Schools (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The School is a member of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a leading network of 30 leading business schools from diverse regions, countries, cultures, and economies in different phases of development, committed to contributing, through business education, to the solutions for major challenges that are typically complex and global.

What we see in our leaders

At EGADE Business School, we believe that the future of business relies on visionary leaders who dare to challenge and transform their industries through powerful ideas. Thus, it is with this philosophy that we design and execute our globally renowned postgraduate programs. We are a community of accomplished innovators comprised of a gifted faculty, talented students, successful alumni, distinguished business leaders, and international academic partners, who are devoted to a powerful idea: MINDS IGNITE CHANGE.

World-Class Recognition in Prestigious Rankings 

#1 Business School in research Latin America
QS Global 250 Business Schools Ranking 2017
#1 EGADE MBA in Latin America
QS Global MBA Ranking Latin America 2018-2019
#1 Full-Time MBA in Mexico and Latin America
QS Global MBA Rankings 2020
#1 Master in Finance in Mexico and Latin America
QS Global MBA Rankings 2020

#1 Business School in Latin America
Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking 2008-2018, “5 Palmes of Excellence” category
#1 EGADE MBA in Latin America
Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking General Management 2016-2019
#1 Master in Finance in Latin America
Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Corporate Finance 2011-2019
#1 Graduate Degree Certificate in Energy Management in Latin America
Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Energy and Natural Resources 2018-2019

#1 Global OneMBA in Latin America and #36 worldwide
Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2017-2018

Triple Crown of Global Accreditation

EGADE Business School has received the triple crown of international accreditation on behalf of the three most influential organizations in global business education: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Only 1% of business schools across the world, like EGADE, have received the triple crown of international accreditation by the AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.

Outstanding Global Reach

EGADE Business Schools owes more than 50 international academic partnerships with leading universities and business schools for dual and joint-degree programs, representing various opportunities for acquiring international certifications, as well as the possibility of studying on different continents. These partnerships are also essential to our faculty development programs and help in the promotion of international academic projects and research.

What Sets EGADE Apart?

  • An active entrepreneurial mindset

One of EGADE’s core values is to encourage innovative leaders within a culture of entrepreneurship, which has become a distinct trade of its outstanding students and graduates.

  • Our global vision and experience

A key differentiator at EGADE is its renowned global focus and reach. Due to its partnerships with the most prestigious universities and business schools worldwide, EGADE provides its leaders, students, and executives with a unique approach and experience regarding the future of global businesses.

  • A distinguished international faculty

A major feature of the EGADE academic experience is the presence of globally-renowned faculty members who are current and former directors, consultants, published authors, and researchers. This faculty brings its wide-ranging expertise to the classroom which transforms our teaching, research, and mindset into a meaningful and influential education.

  • An innovative academic model

The expertise of outstanding teachers alongside senior business leaders in our academic programs prompts an ideal balance between theoretical and practical knowledge. We prepare our students for a successful career by pairing what they learn in the classroom with real business experiences where theory is immediately put into practice.

  • A balanced and flexible format

Our executive programs and part-time master’s degrees, which were designed for students who work full-time, provide the proper balance between study, work, and personal commitments. Our goal is for our students to achieve both personal and professional success.

  • A noteworthy academic leadership

When it comes to leading business education, EGADE is the #1 business school in Latin America for multiple reasons. The relevance and innovation of our academic programs are backed not only by globally renowned rankings but by the world’s leading accrediting associations.

Full-Time MBA in Innovation Entrepreneurship: Create, Innovate & Lead

#1 program in Mexico & Latin America for Employability, and #39 at a global scale (QS Global Full-
Time MBA Ranking 2020)

The Full-Time MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a one-year program designed to foster high-
impact venture creation and corporate intrapreneurship for a diverse and talented group of
individuals who bring to the program their distinct perspectives to enrich the learning experience in a
multidisciplinary environment. Our dynamic methodology features collaborative learning, challenge-
based learning, design thinking, faculty developed case studies, business simulations, and corporate
consulting in favor of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Your Transformative Year at EGADE Business School

Throughout the year, either through the Innovation Lab, specialized workshops or in the travel learning
experiences, the program is designed to permanently reinforce each innovation and
entrepreneurship competence in such a way that facilitates either your incorporation to a company or
your abilities to create and grow an enterprise in an accelerated way.
As a student, you will learn to grow and inspire successful teams, achieve proficient communication with
your stakeholders and advance your business through innovation. The best part is that you are not alone.
During this year you will be surrounded by an accomplished group of peers with the same drive to
succeed as yours, making this program a thorough learning experience within a multidisciplinary and
multicultural environment.

Survival Skills for Entrepreneurs

While this program teaches in-depth courses on Business Analytics and Corporate Governance it also
focuses on strengthening entrepreneurs with powerful soft skills, such as critical/integrative thinking and
problem-solving abilities, to help them survive and succeed within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Take your next step
Whether you plan to start or grow a business or become a catalyst for innovation in your organization, this
program is designed to support your professional and personal goals:

  • Executives and corporate intrapreneurs who focus on innovation & transformation
    Learn to use cutting-edge resources to design new business models, market opportunities, and
    strategies, as well as an entrepreneurship culture that will help create significant value in your
  • Start-up entrepreneurs who want to create groundbreaking ventures
    Make sure your ideas come to life. This program will provide you with practical knowledge on how to
    create, evaluate, develop and launch your business venture. Work on improving your business model
    until you succeed.
  • Entrepreneurs who need to scale their business
    Thrive with a distinctive mindset that will broaden your view on how to explore new markets, business
    models and strategies that will usher sustainable and rapid growth in your company.

One Year Transforms Everything

  • A well-rounded curriculum

Being in this program implies a comprehensive learning experience featuring skills such as leadership
assessment, executive coaching, and career planning. It also means that you will get a chance to attend
relevant events, such as INCmty (Latin America's leading entrepreneurship festival), and take a study tour
to Guadalajara’s Creative Digital City, which has a renowned high-tech cluster and vibrant start-up

  • A powerful global network

You have a chance to grow your international network by connecting with accomplished peers at the
Full-Time MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and connecting with the remarkable EXATEC-EGADE
alumni. You will also be able to strengthen your global network with MBA students and alumni from 30
prestigious international business schools due to EGADE Business School's membership at the Global
Network for Advanced Management.

  • A one of a kind innovation lab

The Innovation Lab is a one of a kind program in which students participate in challenges where they
have to apply their new skill set to solve real issues for a renowned company. Throughout this process,
students receive mentorship from the company’s top executives.

  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem @EGADE Business School

Stay on top of your game and keep updating your knowledge with keynote conferences,
entrepreneurship and innovation workshops, and networking activities, while participating in programs
such as our Entrepreneurs Club, New Venture Challenge, I-Corps program, Innovation Challenge,
Venture Capital Pitch sessions, and Global Launchpad.

  • Global residencies in the ultimate startup hubs

Get the most out of this program by gaining international perspectives, insights, and experience through
its global residencies:

  • Silicon Valley, USA
  • Israel (commonly known as the start-up nation)
  • China

Find out more about EGADE programs here and connect with the school on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Contact Information

Av Carlos Lazo 100
Mexico City, Mexico 01389
Admissions Office:
9177 8000 ext. 7664
School Social Media:

When it comes to Latin American business schools, Mexico’s triple-accredited EGADE, the postgraduate business school of Tecnológico de Monterrey, is always one of the first to be mentioned. Indeed, it is one of the few to appear on the big, well-respected ranking lists and is usually ranked as Latin America’s top school.

EGADE’s flagship program is its 12-month, full-time MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which takes place in Mexico City. This aims to produce “visionary leaders” who can “challenge and transform their industries through powerful ideas” and is designed to foster what the school calls “high-impact venture creation and corporate intrapreneurship,” and to teach  “survival skills” for modern business — skills such as “critical and integrative thinking and problem-solving,” perseverance, curiosity, and imagination, as well as instilling the values of equality, diversity, and environmental consciousness.

It is an intimate program, with just over 20 participants in an average year, mostly from Mexico — just 20% of each cohort is international. However, EGADE is one of the few schools that comes close to having a 50-50 gender split.

As a member of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), which consists of over 30 business schools from around the world, EGADE offers students the ability to spend time in partner schools to increase their international exposure. The innovation theme lends itself to overseas trips, and students can take residencies to experience and study the startup scenes in tech hotspots such as Silicon Valley, Israel, and China. Closer to home, students also get to spend time in Mexico’s very own tech hub in Guadalajara.

MBA candidates participate in the Innovation Lab, spending time in businesses working on real-world problems, where they are promised face time with executives. The focus on innovation also extends to an “entrepreneurial ecosystem,” involving conferences, workshops, and networking, as well as programs, venture pitch sessions, and an innovation challenge.

The program is pretty intense. It covers all the topics you would expect to see on a cutting-edge MBA, including three courses on business analytics. EGADE has also embraced blended learning, offering short online courses to supplement...

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