The School´s academics excellence and high standards have been accredited by the most recongnized national and international accreditation agencies. The School of Management is now part of a select group of business schools in the word with the achievement of the most respected three international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA (Commonly know as the "Triple crowm")
The undergraduate program in Management seeks to develop professionals with solid and current knowledge in management that will allow them to pursue a continuous learning process and develop higher levels of managerial and entreprenurial skills. The curriculum aims at a well-rounded education for future professionals, allowing them to have a wider view of the management reality and the context in wich it develops.
The undegraduate learning goals are:
- Students will comprehend their social responsibility and the ethical implications of their decisions.
- Students will show autonomous and open-minded behaviors in order to adapt to organizational change and diverse business conditions.
- Students will have a local and international managerial perspective.
- Students will combine knowledge and quantitative tools to conceptualize a situation and to make decisions fact-based managerial decisions.
- Students will demostrate and overall understanding of organizations through a solid knowledge in the functional areas of management.
- Students will identify opportunities and determine innovative solutions to managerial situations and new ventures.
- Students will write and orally communicate in a clear, coherent and effective manner.
The undergraduate program has had the National Accreditation for 9 years (maximum time possible), granted by the National Accreditation Counsel (CNA for the Spanish). At international level, the School is accredited with the EQUIS quality seal granted by the European Foundation for Management Development.
The curriculum of the Management undergraduate program aims a well-rounded education. The undergraduate program´s structure is divided in three cycles: basic, professional basic and professional. Finally, student gain in-depth knowledge of a specific area of management by choosing between three alternatives at the end of their program: a) to write a graduation paper, b) to work as a research assistant in one research group, or c) to continue studies in a UniAndes Master program.
The study plan include areas such as: mathematics, economics, law, operations and technology, finance, marketing, organizations, management and strategy. Furthermore, students must prove their ability to communicate in Spanish, as well as second language (English, French, Italian or German).
The overall education program also integrate a course on Constitution and Democracy, 2 free electives (CLE), and 6 social humanistic education courses (Uniandes Basic Cycle - UBC).
Courses E type with a component of academic writing argumentative text production incorporated in the educational Objectives of the course, make an explicit part of its methodology and central assessment process for students to improve their communication skills and broaden and deepen their disciplinary knowledge. To select the subjects of the papers take into account the learning Objectives, content that is specific to the course and general themes.
Research or Concentration Areas
In the School of Management, research is a strategic factor for improving the quality and academic development.
The School of Management has five research groups clasified by COLCIENCIAS in the highest category, with multiple cores that serve as breeding grounds for groups of high-level research. Groups and centers are in the areas of 1) Public Management, 2) Business History, 3) Marketing, 4) Finance and 5) Organizations Studies.
Additionally, has a research center called Center for Strategy and Competitiveness, and Social Enterprise Initiative.
Teachers and students are organized around these groups and centers of research and develop projects in different thematic areas of interest. For students, joining as research assistants to fulfill their graduation option.
Undergraduate School alumni demonstrate high academic achievement and have an interest for management in any kind of organizations: publics, private and third sector. They are most also be interested in receiving a comprehensive education that include other disciplines and offers a strong quantitative emphasis.
Besides being able to lead all types of organizations, alumni have an integral vision that enables them to lead processes in different contexts, both nationally and internationally.
Similarly, the entrepreneurial spirit is reflected on the identification and use of business opportunities, which translates into the creation and development of their own companies.
Additionally, the well-rounded and flexible education offered by Uniandes instills in its students a broad sense of reality within an environment of excellence, respect, team work and tolerance.