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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

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:

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 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. View IPADE's semester dates here on page 5 of IPADE's Fact Sheet.


  • IPADE Course List (see page 9 &10)
  • IPADE offers a Spanish Language Course (free of charge) for those foreign students that wish to improve their Spanish skills. 4 hours per week at IPADE.

Credit & Grade Conversions

  • IPADE Grade Conversion Scale (coming soon)
  • IPADE Credit Conversion Scale (coming soon)

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.). To see an estimated cost for one semester at IPADE, please see the estimated cost documents below.

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.

IPADE International Week

The Doing Business in Mexico seminar is a week-long program that gives participants the opportunity to learn about Mexico as an emerging market while interacting with colleagues from Mexico and other visiting countries.


2019 Program Dates: October 8-12th

     -Deadline to apply: July 1st

International Week gives International MBA students the opportunity to:

  • Bring together professors and MBA students from different companies, industries, and cultures to discuss international case studies and business issues around the topic of the week: Social Responsibility: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Poverty
  • Learn about Mexican business and culture through visiting companies, historical/cultural sites and social events
  • Strengthen international networking skills through participating in the networking workshop
  • Acknowledge their responsibilities as business leaders (or future business leaders) beyond maximizing profit and providing a good service to debate on the social worth of business decision making and action taking in their respective contexts


  • 8 business/academic sessions
  • 5 conferences given by invited business professionals
  • 2 visits to leading companies in Mexico
  • 1 assigned team project
  • Intercultural and social activities


Doing Business in Mexico flyer 

Doing Business in Mexico information