IPADE University


Mexico City, Mexico 


Available to MBA students only  

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    IPADE Business School was founded in 1967 by a group of prominent businessmen with the aim of developing future leaders with the ability to drive social and economic growth, rooted in personal integrity, social responsibility and global vision.

    IPADE has had an outstanding presence in different international and domestic rankings, published by Financial Times, Forbes and CNN Expansion which consider and assess the best business schools and their programs.

    There are three campuses across Mexico; Mexico City (main campus), Monterrey and Guadalajara. Most classes will be in Mexico City and are delivered in English. To maintain “cutting-edge” knowledge of their academic areas, as well as of the business world, IPADE professors run classes based on the Case Method, and also give conferences, feedback, and mentorship.

    Through quality and consistency, IPADE has achieved four of the international accreditations that are awarded to the world’s most important business schools: AACSB, AMBA, GMAC and EMBAC.

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    Mexico City is the capital city of Mexico and the most populous city in North America with a population of just under 21 million people. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus, at an altitude of 2,240m.

    Today the city's rich heritage is omnipresent and can be seen on the streets from its 13th century Aztec temples to its colonial-era churches and museums. There is plenty to do and see in this city; visit the ancient Aztec capital Templo Mayor, try a culinary tour and sample Mexico’s delicious food scene with a food blogger, and venture a short 40-minute drive out of the city to the World Heritage Site of Xochimilco for a peek into life before the arrival of the Spanish.

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    • Museo Frida Kahlo
    • Museo Mural Diego Rivera
    • Palacio de Bellas Artes
    • Templo Mayor
    • Monumento a la Revolución
    • Museo Casa de León Trotsky
    • Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
    • Arena México
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    Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern region of North America. It is bordered by the United States, Guatemala and Belize, as well as the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. At almost 200,000 square kilometers, Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas and the 13th largest independent state in the world.

    Mexico has an estimated population of over 129 million people, making it the tenth most populous country in the world, as well as the most populous Spanish-speaking country. The federal government of Mexico officially recognizes 68 linguistic groups and 364 varieties of indigenous languages, with an estimated 8.3 million speakers. You may also hear German, English, and French spoken.

    Mexico is diverse and fairly affordable for an Australian exchange student to explore! You can see unique and rare animals such as the axolotl (also known as the Mexican walking fish), swim with amazing sea life, explore ancient Mayan ruins, hike up mountains and volcanoes, visit colonial towns and old cities, and experience an incredible art culture.

    Mexico is home to many UNESCO world heritage sites, cultural and natural, and has ancient relics dating back to some of the earliest civilisations we know about. Pre-Columbian Mexico dates to about 8000 BC and is considered one of the cradles of civilization. It was home to many advanced Mesoamerican civilizations before first contact with Europeans.

    If you love vibrant culture and great nightlife, you must visit Mexico City. Not only is this the capital of Mexico, it is the most populous city in North America with everything you could imagine.

    Did you know?

    Yucatan was named after a misunderstanding! When the Spaniards arrived, they asked what the place was called, and the locals answered “Yucatan” which means “I don’t understand you” in the local language. The largest pyramid in the world isn’t in Egypt, it’s in Puebla, Mexico. The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl (which means ‘made-by-hand mountain’), is the largest pyramid in the world in terms of volume and the largest monument ever built.

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IPADE University Factsheet

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IPADE webinar

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Fall Semester (SP5)
October to December

Winter Semester (SP2)
January to April

Spring Semester (SP2)
March to June


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    Not available for exchange.


    • Business Ethics
    • Business Simulation
    • Communications Skills Workshop
    • Family Empires
    • Finance
    • Financial Management
    • Game Theory
    • General Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Managerial Control and Information
    • Marketing
    • Marketing Management
    • Markstrat (marketing simulation)
    • Mexican Politics and Society
    • Negotiation
    • Operations Management
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Sales Force Management
    • Service Management
    • Social Responsibility


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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Courses at IPADE during the program are taught in English, however there might be some sessions in Spanish, simultaneous translation will be provided if necessary.

    IPADE also offer a complementary Spanish Language Course (3 hours a week) for those who wish to improve their Spanish skills.

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Passport
    • CV
    • Digital photograph (Format .jpg / 150 dpi’s / 207 x 266 pixels /black and white / formal ware / from shoulders up)
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    Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies: 

    • 18 units = 30 ECTS 
    • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS 

    It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your Program Director if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS. 

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    UniSA students are not required to provide evidence of English proficiency.

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    Find courses at IPADE:
    MBA courses
    Executive MBA

IPADE University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Autumn/Winter: 6°c to 12°c 
Spring/Summer: 13°c to 27°c  

$ Mexican Peso (MXN) 

Local language/s

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    IPADE does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Mexico City Juarez International Airport.

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here.

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    IPADE does not offer on-campus accommodation. Students will need to make their own accommodation arrangement while on exchange at IPADE. Assistance in organising accommodation will be provided by the International Office at IPADE. Please advise IPADE your preferences in living style, budget and special needs, so that they can support you in finding the best accommodation option.

    More information will be provided by IPADE after you apply.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to IPADE, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1150
    Health Insurance $511 per semester
    Accommodation $380 to $600 per month
    Meals/Groceries $350 to $450 per month
    Transportation $25 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $450 to $550 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    You may be eligible to receive additional grants or scholarships to fund your experience. For more information please see the funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found  here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    As an exchange student at IPADE, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. More information will be provided by IPADE after you apply.

IPADE University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.

Australian Government DFAT brief on Mexico is available here.

Mexico embassy website can be found here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the  Smartraveller website. 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

IPADE University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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IPADE Summer school

Learn about Mexico and other countries that are considered as emerging markets, the role that they all play in the actual globalized world and their impact in the world´s economy.

Doing Business in Mexico
UniSA Application Deadline:

Program has now passed. Listed here for reference purposes only.

Program Dates:
11th – 15th March 2024
1 weeks


6 ECTS (see credit note below)

Program Fee:

Mode of delivery: 
Language of Instruction: 
Program Website: Doing Business in Mexico
Program Brochure: Not currently available
Credit Notes:
7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units
Please note: as 6 ECTS is not equivalent to 4.5 UniSA credits, students will also need to submit an additional piece of assessment, a reflective journal, to UniSA

Program Fee Information:
The program fee (base fee) includes:
- Ground Transport
- Company and cultural visits
- Medical coverage
- Breakfast, lunches, and appetizers at school from Monday to Friday
* See program website for further information about accommodation fee’s etc *

Funding Available:
OS-HELP loans are available for eligible students.
This program is part of student exchange agreement - students stay enrolled at, and pay normal tuition fees, to UniSA.
Eligibility Criteria:
All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
Host Institution Eligibility Criteria:
- Students need to be graduate students who are currently study a masters

Other Information:
Exchange places are dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Final credit pre-approval to be determined by your Program Director


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