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Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA)


Bogotá, Colombia


CESA, is a specialized higher education institution in Colombia, which offers Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Post-Graduate Certificates and Master's degrees in Finance and in Marketing, and Executive Programs for professionals and top level management. It was founded in 1975 by a group of prominent business leaders backed by the National Association of Entrepreneurs in Colombia (ANDI). CESA's primary objective is to offer a complete educational formation in business administration with a strong international focus and highly practical content, linking theory and real business issues.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

Business Administration


BCom or MBA

Available Spots:

4 semester spots/academic year

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Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: mid-July - December

Semester 2: mid January - early June

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Full-time Course Load: 18 credits/semester

Language(s) of Instruction: Spanish & English
*Assuming sufficient language skills, exchange student are able to take a mix of English & Spanish taught courses

Course Restrictions: Exchange students are not permitted to take non-business courses from other faculties


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