IPADE Business School Mexico

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. 


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.

Graduate Program

Program Information

Doing Business in Mexico One Week Program

The Doing in Business in Mexico Program gives MBA International Students the opportunity to live the Mexican Business Culture in a short period of time, plus the possibility of an enriching interaction with other international and Mexican MBA Students. It allows them to explore issues that affect Mexico and the relationship with other countries in the world. 

Application Material

Fall Semester Application Deadline: April 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1


Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (Building 10, Suite 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Online application form (to be completed online after nomination)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume
  • 2 passport-sized photos

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information


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.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from early October to mid-December; the spring semester runs from early January to late March. View IPADE's semester dates here (page 4). 

Spanish Language Courses

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.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center ( Building 58E , Room 2300).

Additional Information


Sandra Guerra

International Office Manager

IPADE Business School

Floresta 20. Col. Claveria

Mexico D.F. 02080