Brandeis International Business School announces partnership to enroll Colombian business school students
The Brandeis International Business School (IBS) announced today that it has formalized a partnership with Universidad EAFIT, a private university in Medellin, Colombia, that will allow their finance students to study at Brandeis IBS and earn a dual-degree from EAFIT and Brandeis University.
After meeting certain academic requirements, students enrolled in the Masters of Financial Administration program at EAFIT can matriculate into Brandeis IBS’ Master’s of Science in Finance program for two semesters. Upon graduation, students will receive their respective degrees from both institutions.
The partnership is a part of Brandeis IBS’ Latin America initiative, which is focused on creating avenues of global cooperation and exchange to benefit students and faculty in both countries.
"Colombia is among the most dynamic and fastest growing countries in Latin America, and we are pleased that this partnership will bring their outstanding finance professionals to Brandeis," said Brandeis IBS Dean Bruce Magid. "Both EAFIT and Brandeis share the same mission of helping our students make an impact across continents and across cultures, and this opportunity for them to study and work together will empower them to do just that."
“In line with EAFIT’s slogan ‘abierta al mundo’ or ‘open to the world,’ we are very pleased for these avenues of collaboration that have been built with Brandeis IBS,” said Juan Felipe Mejía, dean for the School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT. “This will be a very attractive partnership for many of our students, not just because of the academic possibilities, but also because of the opportunity to meet other cultures and people. Besides the exchange of students, we look forward to starting a strong and enriching bilateral relation in terms of faculty and research exchange.”
"The economic partnership between Massachusetts and Colombia continues to grow stronger, in part because of our shared commitment to using education as an engine for growth,” said Monica Pinzon Bueno, Colombian Consul General to Boston. “This relationship between the Brandeis International Business School and EAFIT is yet another example of the ways in which Massachusetts and Colombia can work together to prepare our young leaders for the jobs of tomorrow."
Brandeis IBS, which sent representatives to Colombia last October to coordinate the partnership, will accept students from EAFIT each academic year. At the invitation of Universidad EAFIT and Dean Juan Felipe Mejía, Magid will travel to Colombia this March to host information sessions and meet with interested students.
As part of the agreement, the two schools are considering the establishment of a faculty exchange, in which visiting professors will prepare and lead an intensive 15-day finance-based course that is not currently offered at the host university.
The two schools are now accepting applicants for the 2014-15 academic year.