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Graduate Students

Almost all our courses in the Master programs are taught in Spanish and the student’s average age is 28 (with mandatory 1 year of work experience for taking MBA courses). We do not require anybody to have a proficiency certificate in Spanish, although you should have at least a B2 level to be able to take any of these courses. You will be able to take courses from all our Master programs but your enrollment in Master courses is subject to the approval of the respective program director.

Trimester based programs:

• Full time MBA

• Part Time MBA (with specializations: entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Technology Mgt

• Executive MBA*

• Accounting

• Finance

• International Management

• Marketing

• Public Policy

• Human Rights

• Information Technology and Management

• Risk Management

Semester based programs:

• Applied Economics

• Economic Theory

• Data Science

• Computer Science

Academic requirements


Students can revise our couse list, but chosen courses must be approved by the Home Institution and the master's director in charge of each course. 

ITAM allows Exchange Students to take courses from any of our departments regardless of their area of study.

Our list of courses corresponds to the previous trimester/year. It is the Exchange Student's responsibility to verify with ITAM's International Office if chosen courses will be availble during their exchange.

List of courses available in English

List of courses available in Spanish

Number of subjects

As an Exchange student you must enroll in at least four subjects per period. Should you choose to stay for two terms at the ITAM, you must not fail more than two subjects form the first period to register for the second one.

Number of subjects

As an Exchange student you must enroll in maximum three subjects per trimester or six per semester. The number of subjects must be approved also by the student's Home University.


Grades are assigned in whole numbers only, on a scale from 0 to 10, with 6 as the minimum passing grade and 10 as the highest. All the students must present and pass their end-of-course examinations so the other evaluation criteria can be taken into account. Under no circumstances will a numerical grade under 6 be registered in the ITAM records. In order to obtain a numerical grade, it is mandatory to pass the subject. No credit can be given for partial fulfillment of the course requirements. Any grade under 6.0 will be registered as "N.A.” (Not-Accredited).


In graduate programs, 33 hours of theoretical class work per trimester represent four ITAM credits. There is no strict, absolutely certain formula for transferring workloads from one system to the next. Nonetheless, for the purposes of establishing a reasonable system of credit transfer between ITAM and partner universities using the ECTS credit system, if the topics covered in the syllabus generally fulfill the same objectives of the course in the home institution, most academic departments have generally considered that a European class granting 4 ECTS credits should be accredited at ITAM as a 4 credit class.

Students must corroborate with their home universities how the credit transfer system works with ITAM in order to avoid problems when revalidating their courses.

Academic Calendar

Trimester based programs


Trimester 1 Jan 9 - Mar 31
Trimester 2 April 3 - Jun 30
Trimester 3 July 10 - Sept 29
Trimester 4 Oct 02 - Dec 15


Trimester 1 Jan 8 - April 7
Trimester 2 April 9 - June 30
Trimester 3 July 9 – Sept 29
Trimester 4 Oct 1- Dec 21


Trimester 1 Jan 7 – March 29<
Trimester 2 April 1 – June 28
Trimester 3 July 8 – Sept 27
Trimester 4 Sept 30 – Dec 20


Semester based programs


Semester 1 Jan 16 - Jun 03
Semester 2 Aug 14 - Dec 22
Summer Jun 19 - Aug 1


Semester 1 Jan 15 - Jun 02
Semester 2 Aug 13 - Dec 22
Summer Jun 18 - July 31


Semester 1 Jan 14 - Jun 01
Semester 2 Aug 12 - Dec 21
Summer Jun 17 - July 30



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