Universidad Empresarial (UNEM) is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution of higher learning which does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, race, religion, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, gender or sexual orientation. In accordance with Costa Rican Ministry of Education regulations, UNEM is operated by a registered Foundation, Fundación Empresarial de Costa Rica.Apply now
UNEM offers domestic programs in Spanish in Costa Rica and non-domestic título propio programs throughout Latin America and internationally as well as university-specific English language programs in cooperation with tertiary institutions through the Office of International Affairs.Apply now
UNEM began its operation in 1992 as the International Post-Graduate School in affiliation with the University of San Jose. In 1997 the International Post-Graduate School began operation as an independent institution and became Universidad Empresarial.Apply now
We, at Universidad Empresarial, are pleased that you are interested in learning about us. Within these pages we hope to acquaint you with our institution and the opportunities that can enable you to continue with your higher education at both the undergraduate and or graduate level
Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, provision of continuous training programs, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence.
Freedom of thought, expression and discrimination. Excellence in Education through encouragement of an inquisitive mind. Quality and depth of Education provided through international cooperation in the tertiary field. Openness through university-specific-programs that enhance the ability of students to participate in lifelong learning and to have a great place in society.
Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica received approval of its charter from the Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP) of the Costa Rican Ministry of Education, during Session number 336-97 which met on 5 November 1997.
UNEM is listed with the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) International Association of Universities' World List of Universities and International Handbook of Universities and other international directories.
The Fundacion Empresarial de Costa Rica was founded in 1995.Learn more
Undergraduate: High School Diploma or Vocational Education (UNESCO ISCED levels 4-5 Masters: previous bachelor degree (UNESCO ISCED level 6) or at least 120 Credit hours on tertiary level- Vocational Doctorates: previous master degree (UNESCO ISCED level 7) or at least 180 Credit hours on tertiary level- Research Doctorates: previous master degree (UNESCO ISCED level 7) or at least 180 Credit hours on tertiary level with a good GPA-plus dissertation exposé
All programs are university-specific and in cooperation with tertiary institutions internationally. The studies are therefore adjusted to lifelong learning and aspire to be practical in their approach to the requirements of academia and industry alike.Learn more
This is a serious program for independent minded students who possess the determination and self discipline to work at their own pace. Our students are goal oriented and have the theoretical knowledge and work experience in their fields, but lack the credentials necessary for promotional opportunities, academic advancement, self satisfaction, etc.Apply now
Doctoral Success Lab: Resources, Processes, and Support
Global Leadership and Ethics
Organizational Behavior and Social Responsibility
Management of Financial Resources
Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Research Methods-Quantitative Research Foundation
Analytics for Decision Making
Global Perspectives in Human ResourceApply now
Felipe Fernandez Prieto
I grew up in a family where education was just a dream, especially furthering my education to obtain a University degree. I never believed I would end up where am I today. English was a problem for me because I was taught in my home language at school and I felt demoralized because this would be a barrier for good communication. I didn't have a place to stay during my first semester so I had to travel every day from Puriscal and had to stand in a bus which was always full. When I got to University, I would be tired already.
Walberto Pajes Bolaños
“It was hard,” recalls Walberto, who is in his 40s. “You’re competing with people who are fresh out of school or younger than you. There’s a lot of competition.”
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