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INCAE Business School

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: December 3, 2013.

Contact Information

Walter Kissling Gam
La Garita
Alajuela, Coasta Rica
Admissions Office:

School Data

INCAE is among Latin America’s top business schools. The institution offers a two-year MBA in Costa Rica and an intensive 15-month MBA in Nicaragua. The curriculum pulls heavily from the school’s historical ties to Harvard (former Havard Dean George P. Baker helped to establish the school in the 1960s) by blending case studies with hands-on experience.

In their first year of the 21-month program, MBAs learn broad leadership and management techniques. During their second year, students participate in a Management Consulting Practice; this immersive course allows students to select a company or industry in Latin America, the U.S., or Europe for an intensive consulting project.

MBAs can delve deeper into their preferred study paths through three majors: Finance, Sustainable Development, and Technology. They also have the option of earning of a Bilingual or Spanish MBA.

For students interested in global or specialized experiences, UNCAE also offers a Master’s in Global Real Estate, a Master’s in Strategy and International Management, and an Executive Global MBA.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2013): NR

BusinessWeek (2012): NR

Forbes (2013): NR

Financial Times (2013): 90 (Global)

The Economist (2013): NR

Tuition & Fees: $64,900 (Non-Latin American) $54,600 (Latin American)

Admissions Requirements: 

  • Resume, showing at least two years of relevant experience
  • Three letters of recommendation (in pdf format).
  • Four passport-size photographs
  • A copy of passport or citizen’s identification card
  • Certified copy of college diploma
  • Certified college transcript together with relevant evaluation scale
  • Medical Certificate

Full-Time Enrollment: 148

International: 69%

Female: 43%

Mean Age: 26.5

Work Experience: 4.5 years

Class of 2013: 

Median Base Salary: $41,527

Median Signing Bonus: $9,116

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: N/A

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 18.25%

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Six Months Later: 39.85%

Where The Class of 2013 Went To Work:

Industry Financial Services/Investment Banking: 28%

Consumer Products & Services: 12%

Industrial Products & Services: 6%

Construction: 4%

Non Profit: 4%

Real Estate: 4%

Travel & Transportation: 4%

Computer/Technology/Internet/Dot.com: 3%

Government: 3%

Management Consulting: 3%

Retail: 3%