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Master in Business Administration - MBA

August 19, 2024


Title: Master in Business Administration
Approval: RPC-SO-44-No.518-2014, december 10, 2014
Updated Approval CES: RPC-SO-16-No.335-2020, july 20, 2020
Duration of the program: Periods: 3
Summers: 1
Subjects: 15
Credits: 41
Addressed to: Escuela de Empresas programs are aimed at professionals who seek to create business value, wish to improve their professional performance, have the potential to occupy management positions, lead teams or processes, and manage new businesses (innovative projects or their own ventures) in Ecuador and the world.
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. *Every Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during the extraordinary period and eventually during the ordinary periods.
Language of classes: Spanish
Investment: Registration: $1,952
Tariff: $19,525
Total: $21,477



Academic Mesh

The MBA lasts a year and a half (3 semesters plus 1 summer) and you can start your studies in August or January. The master's degree is composed of courses in business management classified in the areas of: strategy, finance, operations and, innovation and, marketing and; it is complemented with courses in liberal arts, leadership and degree.

Semester 1 - Strategy

Topic Subject Credits
Business management Business economics 3
Strategic direction 3
Human talent management 3
Sustainable business 1
Liberal arts and leadership Liberal arts workshop 1
Qualification Preparation of final project I 2

Semester 2 - Finance

Topic Subject Credits
Business management Management accounting 5
Financial Management 4
Liberal arts and leadership Self-growth workshop 2
Qualification Preparation of final project II 2

Summer - Operations and innovation

Topic Subject Credits
Business management Entrepreneurship and innovation 3
Supply chain 4
Global spirit Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Boston-USA* -
Leadership at EADA in Barcelona-Spain** -

*Complementary international week included in the value of the master's degree, with no option for reimbursement in case of non-attendance.

**Optional international master's degree exclusively for MBA students and Alumni. Value not included in the master's degree.

Semester 3 - Marketing

Topic Subject Credits
Business management Marketing Management 4
Digital transformation 2
Liberal arts and leadership Leadership workshop 1
Qualification Development of final project 3



Payment for the application package

  • Make the payment of $80.00 USD for the "Postgraduate Application Process" through the following link and send a screenshot of the payment confirmation to Santiago Tapia, Admissions Counseling Director, at stapia@usfq.edu.ec.

Application form

  • Send an email addressed to Santiago Tapia, director of admissions advisor (stapia@usfq.edu.ec), and to Karolina Báez, commercial coordinator (kbaez@usfq.edu.ec), which includes the following documentation: copy of the payment receipt, application form in digital format and a passport-sized photograph. In addition to this, attach the following data:
  • Full name
  • Email
  • Identification card
  • Graduate program of interest
  • Indicate the third level degree obtained

Entrance evaluation

  • Take your Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment of natural talents and strengths


Delivery and validation of basic documentation to the Admissions Office

  • Higher education degree
  • Registration of the degree at SENESCYT
  • Grade transcript with grade
  • Official score record
  • Citizenship card or passport
  • Certificate of English proficiency from the Department of Foreign Languages USFQ - DLE.

Delivery and validation of specific documentation to Escuela de Empresas

  • Updated resume
  • Personal data form
  • Two letters of professional recommendation, in sealed envelopes, to be sent by the sender.
  • Personal essay

Personal interview

  • Once you have submitted all the documentation, you will be called for an interview with one or more of the assigned professors.


The Admissions Office will notify you via e-mail of the results of your application and selection process.

The Master in Business Administration includes an international week at one of our partner universities.

Babson College, a leading entrepreneurship university located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States. Since its inception in 1919, it prepares and empowers business leaders who create, cultivate and manage sustainable economic and social value with global reach.

Develop your leadership skills in an international context! For an additional cost, students who meet the requirements requested by EADA Business School, a private university dedicated to training, applied research and knowledge transfer to the business world and society, they will be able to obtain an International Master in Leadership.


More information

Karolina Báez
Coordinadora Comercial

Edificio Hayek H-100E
02-297-1700 ext.1582

Why study at USFQ?

Our MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), an impartial authority on graduate management education, based in London.

Its accreditation service is the standard for all MBA, DBA and master’s degrees. It currently accredits more than 260 business schools in over 75 countries.

Its rigorous accreditation and evaluation criteria ensure that only those programs that demonstrate the highest standards of quality in teaching, learning, curriculum design, professional development and employability, student, alumni and employer interaction achieve AMBA accreditation.

Institutional educational model

USFQ’s educational model promotes an education based on the liberal arts, the Socratic method and entrepreneurship:

  • Liberal arts:
    consists of the development of skills in various fields of knowledge to promote the freedom to think and decide independently.
  • Socratic method:
    alternative to encourage dialogue, questioning, reasoning and the development of critical thinking and creativity.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit:
    is the development of competencies to actively seek achievement and take action.

Liberal arts university

The liberal arts, an educational philosophy in which all disciplines of knowledge have equal importance, allows us to train free individuals, aware of their surroundings, entrepreneurs, self-confident, creative and without conditioning.

“Autonomy properly understood is the beginning of freedom. Freedom with responsibility is the law of the university.”

Santiago Gangotena

Leading with integrity and freedom to create value in society.

Learning objectives:

Propose creative and innovative initiatives to create value in the organization and in society.

Determine comprehensive management practices with a focus on corporate integrity.

Review business management alternatives with a strategic, global and sustainable vision.

Plan strategies to lead teams, processes or projects aligned with business goals.

Test critical thinking habits to continually improve managerial decision making.

Evaluate leadership competencies focused on business results, team relationships and self-management.

Formulate plans that enhance the complementarity of management and leadership.

Our graduates will be able to:

Managing companies with a focus on strategy and people.

Develop intellectual habits of critical thinking to make strategic, agile and ethical decisions.

Improve leadership skills to consolidate vision, collaboration and personal development.

Managing change with integrity and freedom.

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