MBA in Mexico
Considering Mexico as your study destination?
More and more people are choosing to study an MBA in Mexico; a regional powerhouse that is starting to emerge as a global political, cultural and economic force. It can boast the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of any country in Latin America, with one of those, Chichén Itzá, also classed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Yet Mexico is perhaps most famous for its cuisine. Avocado, tomato, zucchini, chocolate and jalapeños are all native to Mexico, whilst you’re likely to find Mexican restaurants serving tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas all over the world. A country with such a rich cultural output certainly makes for an amazing place to live and study.
The Mexican government elected in 2018 made huge commitments to invest in higher education, promising 100 new universities and almost 2m extra university places throughout its term in office. It is symbolic of Mexico’s growing status as a highly-developed, 21st century country. With some of the highest-ranked universities in Latin America, a totally unique way of life and much cheaper living costs than the rest of North America, it’s easy to see why so many international students are now choosing to study in Mexico.
- Between 1940 and 2015 the population of Mexico grew from 19m to over 120m.
- Despite the huge population growth there is also a massive Mexican global diaspora – there are estimated to be some 13m Mexicans living abroad.
- The world’s smallest active volcano is located in Puebla, Mexico. It is just 43ft / 13m tall.
- Much like the city itself, which is literally sinking by an estimated 1 meter every year, Mexico City’s population numbers are also sinking down the rankings. It was the second biggest city in the world in 2000, but it’s now sitting in 12th.
- Alongside Spanish over 50 native languages are spoken in Mexico.
Graduate Schools in Mexico
Top MBA Programs in Mexico
5 things you need to know
What do I need to know if I want to study in Mexico?
How much will it cost to live and study in Mexico?
In terms of the cost of a Master in Business Administration in Mexico, the average is around €30,000. You’re probably looking at paying €400 a month for an apartment in Mexico City, whilst other cities in Mexico are likely to cost less.
Do I need to get a VISA to live and study in Mexico?
EU/EEA citizens who intend to stay in Denmark for more than three months will need to apply for a residence permit by taking a passport, two passport photos and your letter of acceptance to
You will need your letter of acceptance from the university, proof that you can support yourself financially in Mexico as well as identity documents to obtain a student visa in Mexico. You can find the full details on the Mexican government website (in Spanish).
How reputable are Mexican universities?
The country’s top universities, including Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), have been rising the rankings in recent years to sit on the fringes of the top 100 globally. IPADE Business School, meanwhile, is seen as one of the best schools in the world outside of the USA.
What is the job market like for graduates here?
There’s no getting away from the fact that graduates in Mexico will enter a tough job market and developing economy. However, it should be noted that less than 20% of the adult population hold a university degree of any kind, so entering the job market with a master’s or MBA will put you at a huge advantage.
Are there a lot of international students in Mexico?
The majority of international students in Mexico are from its neighboring countries and make up around 1% of the total student population. However, with very affordable living costs, an amazing quality of life and some of the best universities in Latin America, international student numbers in Mexico are on the rise.