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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500

Departament of International Business


Is Business Administration the same thing as International Business?
Business Administration is not the same as International Business. The Business Administration graduate has a full command of administration both in the theoretical and practical sense while the International Business graduate is able to plan and execute the internationalization of all types of organizations through analysis of the economic, political, legal, social and cultural environment in all countries and regions, combined with negotiation. The activities that an economic negotiator will be able to carry out are the following:

  • Activities related to foreign trade and international logistics.
  • International logistics.
  • Analysis of the international economic environment with relation to business.
  • International negotiation and commercial techniques.
  • International financial analysis.
  • The legal environment for international business.
  • Express him/herself with fluency in English.
  • Basic knowledge of a third language.

Why study International Business at EAFIT?
The International Business program at Universidad EAFIT was the first to be created in Colombia. Furthermore, it is accredited and reaccredited as being of high quality by the Accreditation Council of Colombia, and in 2004 received the "Luis López de Mesa” award for education granted by the government of Colombia. Students may also participate in academic and practical activities in other Colombian universities and universities abroad, participate in research study groups and enjoy all the benefits of studying at EAFIT University.

Are there exchange agreements with universities in other countries?
The International Business program participates in the agreements with other universities as well as those existing with other undergraduate courses in the university. Among those countries with which these agreements exist and where EAFIT students may attend are Germany, Australia, France, Spain, Chile, Mexico, Sweden and the United States. The university also has agreements allowing for the joint awarding of degrees with a number of foreign universities. (For more information see the International Relations office website)

Are there exchange agreements with other Colombian universities?
Yes. Universidad EAFIT forms part of the Red SIGUEME, a network of various Colombian universities which allows students to do a semester of their course in one of these institutions. It also has agreements with other universities not belonging to the aforementioned network and which seek to promote student mobility among themselves. The cities where students may attend through these agreements include Bogotá, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cartagena, Cali, and Manizales. (For more information see the International Relations Office Website.)

Can I study for two different degrees simultaneously at EAFIT?
Yes, it’s possible. Once you enter the university you may apply to do so. The heads of both programs will then evaluate your study plan and homologate the common subjects. This will allow you to not only take two professional programes at the same time but also to do so in less time than it would normally take to do two undergraduate courses.

Does the International Negotiator always work abroad?
No, the International Negotiator works in an international space but that does not necessarily mean in another country.

Is it necessary to know English to study International Business?
Yes, a high level of English is required because some subjects are taught only in this language. With regard to TOIC test, a score of 650 points is required. For further details of the English requirements for the course click here.

Are other languages, other than English, required?
Yes, while you can start the program with English alone, before you do the internship and at the end of the sixth semester; you must demonstrate knowledge of a third language (German, French, Italian, Portuguese or Japanese). The student is responsible for the incurred costs in acquiring an adequate knowledge of a third language.

How are fees paid to EAFIT?
All university course fees are calculated on the number of UMEs (EAFIT Matriculation Unit) assigned to each course. So, if each UME is priced at $100,000 and courses adding up to 24 UMEs are taken then the fee payable will be $2,400,000 COP plus administrative costs.

The cost of the UME changes every year. The majority of courses are valued at 4 UMEs for new students. The average number of subjects taken per semester is 6. For information on scholarships, please contact the Department of Human Development (+5742619500 Ext. 9529).

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Which are the requirements for studying International Business at EAFIT?
The basic requirements for studying at EAFIT are: ICFES, 35 points in Spanish and Mathematics and at least 31 points in all other areas or a total of at least 350 points in all other areas combined. Appropriate level of English. Copy of school leaving diploma and proof of grades and a properly filled out application form and all other documents that may be required by the Department of Admissions.

Can I work and study at the same time?
The International Business program at EAFIT University is a full time program, our priority is the education of our students. Nevertheless, starting from the second semester students can choose their own timetable and so will have greater possibilities of working and studying at the same time.

Can I start studying if I haven’t met the English language requirements?
No, there are courses taught wholly in English right from the first semester.

Can I do an internship abroad?
Yes, the internship can be done abroad as well as in other cities in Colombia. There is a department in the university which is specifically responsible for student internships. See DEPP Website.

What other benefits will I receive from studying at EAFIT University?
Apart from the intrinsic academic benefits offered by the course there are of cultural, sporting, health artistic and other programs and services offered to students through the universityn Student Services Department. Among these are: film seasons, symphony concerts, theatre, sports facilities, internet access, a medical service, art exhibitions, conferences and scholarships etc. For further information see the University Student Services page.


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