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IPADE Business School

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico's capital is one of the liveliest and largest cities in the world and one of the most important political, cultural, educational and financial centres in North America. Settling on an altitude of more than 2,000 metres, tourists are instantly enamoured by the city's glamour, cultural heritage and contemporary development. Every corner of the city is sprinkled with stories to tell of famous personalities and ancient tribes. While the Aztecs discovered and gave the city its culture and heritage, the Spanish revamped and added their touch. Today, the cultural amalgamation is mirrored in every landmark of Mexico City, be it the Templo Mayor, El Zócalo square, Catedral Metropolitana or Frida Kahlo museum. 


About IPADE Business School

IPADE Business School is the Universidad Panamericana (UP) Business School. It was founded in 1967 by a group of prominent entrepreneurs, with the purpose of educating Top Management leaders. IPADE promotes international dialogue, and has signed agreements with renowned, equivalent academic institutions in other countries. IPADE is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Forty eight years after its foundation, IPADE has over 32,000 graduates from its different Programs, which are offered in our permanent campuses in Mexico, Guadalajara and Monterrey, as well as in itinerant campuses, national and international, and is classified as one of the best business schools in the world.


IPADE Business School

Floresta 20. Col. Clavería

Mexico D.F. 02080


Sophia Martin

Incoming Students Manager

Tel: (5255) 53.54.1800 ext. 1023

International Week: Doing Business in Mexico

March 13-17, 2023

IPADE has an integral perspective in practical learning. It is the only Business School founded from the Enterprise for the Enterprise, having faculty expertise that combines a full time dedication to IPADE and a strong interaction with the business place. This, along with selective acceptance rates, results in students achieving the highest academic standards. This week-long program focuses on a case study method, integrating individual study, teamwork and plenary sessions.  Learn more by watching IPADE's video from this program in 2022.


  • Analyze the Business opportunities that Mexico has to offer as an emerging economy
  • Having greater awareness of Mexico’s economic, political, and social context, as well as different features that comprise and permeate the country’s culture
  • Providing International MBA students with the opportunity and the possibility of experience the Mexican business culture enriching interaction with other international and Mexican MBA students 

Key Features

  • International Program open to MBA students from around the world 
  • Biggest alumni network and top Business connections in Mexico and Latin America 
  • Emphasizes case method discussions, and integration via individual study, teamwork and plenary sessions 
  • Explore issues that affect Mexico and the relationship with other countries in the world

Practical Details

  • Dates: March 13-17, 2023
  • Credits: Earn three 6000 level MAN elective credits toward the MBA (or other graduate program)
  • Cost
    • Three hours of spring semester graduate-level tuition/fees paid to UNF
    • TBD for 6 nights' accommodations, breakfast, lunch, cultural activities and transportation, all paid to IPADE
    • Students pay for flights, international health insurance, and dinner on their own
  • Contact: Director of Study Abroad Kate Mattingly Learch 

IPADE Academics

Academic Calendar

IPADE's academic calendar is divided up into three terms; the fall term runs from October to December, the winter term runs from January to March and the spring term runs from April to June.


  • IPADE offers a Spanish Language Course (free of charge) for those foreign students who wish to improve their Spanish skills. 4 hours per week at IPADE.

Credit & Grade Conversions

For details on grade conversions, see your study abroad advisor.  Credit conversions can be found on our Credit Conversion page. 

 Graduate students are expected to take the equivalent of 9-12 UNF credits during the term abroad.

IPADE Application Process

Step 1:

Submit the following items directly to the Coggin Study Abroad Office (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Coggin Semester Study Abroad Application
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume

DEADLINE: January 15 for fall semester and July 15 for spring semester

Step 2:

Your study abroad advisor will sent your nomination to IPADE. Soon after, IPADE will send an email with instructions to apply online. Students must submit the following documents to their online application for IPADE:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Passport sized photo

DEADLINE: February 8 for fall semester and July 30 for spring semester


IPADE Housing & Cost


On-campus housing is not available, but the International Office helps arrange off-campus housing for students. There are different options in their database, from shared apartments to family rooms, please let them know what your preferences in living style, budget and special needs are, so they can support you with these arrangements. Rent costs goes from $500 US to $650 USD per month.


UNF students participating in a Coggin semester exchange program will pay UNF tuition. Students will be responsible for all other expenses (i.e. flight, meals, housing, etc.).  See your study abroad advisor for an estimated cost for one semester at IPADE.

Note: We recommend using Oanda as a currency converter when determining your budget.


Please view our Study Abroad Funding webpage for information about scholarships other funding opportunities.