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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. 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: 

Fully taught in Spanish

Some courses take place online

• Full time MBA

• Part Time MBA (with specializations: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Technology Management

• Executive MBA* (not available for exchange studetns)

• Finance

• Data Sciences

• Public Policy

• Human Rights (not available for excahnge students)

• Risk Sciences

Semester based programs

• Applied Economics

• Economic Theory

• Computer Science

• Ph.D. in Economics

Academic requirements


Students can revise our course list, but chosen courses must be approved by their 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.

Graduate List of courses available in Spanish

ITAM Graduate Trimester courses October-December 2023 taught in Spanish

ITAM Gradaute Triemster courses January-March 2023 taught in Spanish

ITAM Graduate Trimester courses Apirl-June 2022 taught in Spanish

ITAM Graduate Trimester courses  July-September 2022 taught in Spanish

ITAM Graduate Semester courses Fall 2022

ITAM Graduate Semester courses Spring 2021


Number of Courses

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



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 (fully taught in Spanish)

Graduate Trimester Calendar


Trimester 1

Jan 8  - April 6

Trimester 2

April 8 - June 29

Trimester 3

July 8 - Sep 28

Trimester 4

Sep 30 - Dec 21



Trimester 1

Jan 6  - March 29

Trimester 2

March 31  - June 28

Trimester 3

July 7 - Sep 27
Trimester 4

Sep 29- Dec 20


Semester Graduate Programs

Applied Economics, Economic Theory, Computer Science and Data Sciences:


Semester 1 Jan 15  - May 31
Semester 2 August 9 - Dec 21
Orientation Semester 1 January 3 Orientation Semester 2 August 9



Semester 1 Jan 15  - May 31
Semester 2 August 11- Dec 20
Orientation Semester 1 January 10 Orientation Semester 2 August 8