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An exchange with us is more than just regular courses that can be validated at your home university.

In addition to classes designed especially for you as an international student, such as Spanish, Mexican Culture and Doing Business in Mexico, you will also find other programs that will enhance your international learning experience such as internships, certificate programs or community service projects, all of which can be revalidated at your home university.

Classes and Evaluation System

The average class size is of 30 students. Teamwork, projects in small groups and student participation are all highly encouraged by your lecturers at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Homework is assigned regularly and, in order for you to eligible to take your final exam, your class attendance must be at least 80% (additional exams may be given throughout the semester).

Grading Scale

The grading system used by the Tecnológico de Monterrey is from 1 to 100, with 70 being the minimum passing grade.

Our courses are evaluated in units. Units are understood to be the hours per week a student is expected to work in order to complete the course. They include both classroom (3 hours) and homework time (5 hours).

In accordance with this information, we COULD SAY that an 8-unit course is equivalent to 3 US credits or 5 European ECTS credits. Nevertheless, the correspondent equivalency should be determined by the student’s home university.

Study in English or Spanish


As an international student, you can take courses given in Spanish or in English from any of the available academic areas, earning credits that count towards your degree program at your home university.

Here at the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Monterrey Campus, you have the option to choose from a list of 60 regular university courses all taught in English or from the more than 3,000 regular university courses taught in Spanish. As an international student, you have the option to select courses from the different study areas that we have in order to fulfill your academic needs.

For further information about the courses available during the semester you are interested in, please check the course catalog.

Improve your language skills and Learn about another Culture


With our culturally-oriented courses, you will not only learn to speak Spanish (the third most widely spoken language in the world), but you will also gain an invaluable insight into Mexico’s way of thinking and doing business that will give you a competitive edge in your career. The courses are offered in both English and Spanish.

Improve your Spanish speaking skills with courses designed especially for non-native speakers. The Center for Spanish as a Foreign Language at the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Monterrey Campus has been recognized as a partner of the Instituto Cervantes in Spain.

     
Spanish as a Second Language

Improve your Spanish speaking skills with courses designed to teach non – native speakers. The Center of Spanish as a Foreign Language at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus has been recognized as an Associated Center by the Instituto Cervantes in Spain.

HI1003 Communicative Skills1

HI1007 Spanish as a Foreign Language

HI1008 Spanish as a Foreign Language 1B

HI2013 Communicative Skills 2

HI2017 Spanish as a Foreign Language
HI2018 Spanish as a Foreign Language 2B
HI3008 Communicative Skills 3
HI3013 Spanish as a Foreign Language 3A
HI3014 Spanish as a Foreign Language 3B
Mexican Culture

From pre-colonial times to the modernization of Mexico, discover Mexico’s fascinating history and culture through different courses as you explore its ancient civilizations and how different waves of European immigration have affected it.

H1011 Introduction to Mexican Culture

H2028 Mexican Culture

RI2019 Cultural and Social History of Latin America

H2023 History of Latin American Art

A2005 Mexican Popular Arts

Business in Mexico

Mexico plays a vital role in the global business community. Courses in this area will help you understand the way in which business is conducted in Mexico and the different customs and values that are appreciated by Mexican managers and business people that are an essential component for successful negotiating in the international business world.

HI006 Spanish for Business 1

HI2014 Spanish for Business 2

HI3012 Spanish for Business 3

NI3007 International Trade Agreements of Mexico

And Research Programs


Experience the business world first-hand with one of the many jobs opportunities offered by the Tecnológico de Monterrey at different partner companies in Monterrey. Take the opportunity to maximize your learning and develop a know-how by putting your academic skills into practice in real-life projects.

Some of the projects may require individual participation while others are undertaken by groups of students divided into a multidisciplinary team.

Internships are available in the following areas:
- International Business
- International Relations
- Industrial Engineering
- Marketing
- Media and Communication
- Architecture
- Industrial Design and more

You can combine your internship with other courses at the Tec de Monterrey; however, they will be limited considering that you will be working with a company most of the time.

You can combine your internship with other courses at Tec de Monterrey; however, they will be limited considering that you will be working with a company most of the time. The following is the academic load recommended for each type of internship.

If you prefer to do research instead of work for a company, the Tecnológico de Monterrey offers you the possibility to take part in a research project at any one of our 23 research centers. Obtain valuable experience while being advised by research specialists in the area of your interest.

Become an Agent of Change


Take the challenge and get involved as a student volunteer in one of our many different community projects. Through your experiences with the community, you will learn about leadership, personal advancement, and event planning.

Study for a certificate


The Monterrey Campus offers undergraduate certificates in a variety of fields. A certificate is an academic specialization in a certain area of study. There are currently 6 certificates available to international students.

The courses offered under the certificate programs are classes that Mexican students also take as part of their specialization, so as an international student you will be interacting with these and other international students in the classroom.

Certificate in International Business
  • Explore different ways of thinking and doing business in various countries.
  • Obtain an international insight into world of business.
  • Use different tools and analytical procedures to recognize business opportunities.
  • Develop strategies for marketing products and services abroad.
  • MANDATORY COURSES
    (Choose three)

    NI2001 International Negotiations
    NI2002 Enterprises and Business in the World
    NI3008 International Markets Intelligence I
    INI3014 International Logistics I

    ELECTIVE COURSES
    (Choose Two)

    NI2014 Business Ethics
    NI3010 International Strategic Management
    NI3017 International Business and Human Resources
    NI3022

    International Business Leadership

    NI3031 International Business Project I
    NI3032 International Business Project II

     

    Certificate in Latin American Business
  • Learn about the business environment in Latin America with an emphasis on business management, negotiation and business agreements.
  • Explore the competition and development strategies of Latin American countries.
  • Explore the impact of the Latin American country agreements on import and export operations
  • MANDATORY COURSES
    (Choose three)
    NI3007 International Trade Agreements of Mexico
    NI3027 International Competitiveness and Development in Mexico and Latin-American
    NI3029 Doing Business in Latin America
    ELECTIVE COURSES
    (Choose Two)
    NI2008 Importing and Exporting Operations in Mexico
    NI3014 International Logistics I
    NI3031 International Business Project I
    NI3032 International Business Project II

     

    Certificate in Latin-American Art

  • Gain skills and knowledge to allow you to express art through the proper use of theoretical –practical techniques.
  • Develop a personal artistic language in order to generate proposals that show the vision of the society in which you live.
  • MANDATORY COURSES
    (Choose three)
    AT1001 Artistic Drawing
    AR1013 Drawing
    H2003 Contemporary Art and Society
    H2023 History of Latin-American Art
    ELECTIVE COURSES
    (Choose Two)
    A2004 Paint
    A2005 Mexican Popular Arts
    A2007 Mexican Mural Movement
    H1037 Film, Literature and Culture

     

    Certificate in Audiovisual Media Production

  • Develop your skills in film, radio, television or video production.
  • Focus on creating high-quality content targeted at multicultural audiences.
  • MANDATORY COURSES
    (Choose three)
    AV1000 Photography and Digital Imaging
    AV1004 Audiovisual Language and Narrative
    AV2004 Scriptwriting
    AV2006 Media Narrative Design and Production
    ELECTIVE COURSES
    (Choose Two)
    AV1008 Advanced Photography
    AV2008 Multi-Platform Audio Production
    AV2012 Mexican Cinema
    AV2014 Television Commercials Production
    AV3008 Realización documental
    AV3009 Multi-Platform Television Production
    AV3010 Film Production
    CO3007 Advertising and Integrated Marketing

     

    Certificate in Tourism

  • Learn the fundamentals of the tourism and hospitality business.
    • Co-creation of the "product".;
    • The significance of human resource management
    • The impact of seasonality
    • The unique nature of hospitality product distribution
  • Explore the philosophical and theoretical understanding of the hospitality industry
  • MANDATORY COURSES
    (Choose three)
    AD2021 Hospitality Operations Management
    MT1008 Promotion and Distribution Management for Tourism
    NI3029 Doing Business in Latin America
    RH2010 Administration of Human Talent in Companies of Services
    ELECTIVE COURSES
    (Choose Two)
    AD1010 Tourism Project I
    AD2022 Tourism Project II
    H1011 Introduction to Mexican Culture
    H2028 Mexican Culture
    HI2014 Business Spanish II
    HI2017 Spanish as a Foreign Language ll A
    HI3012 Business Spanish
    HI3013 Spanish as a Foreign Language lll A
    RI2019 Cultural and Social History of Latin America

     

    Certificate In Environmental And Sustainable Development

  • Examine and determine how to make decisions based on environmental, social and economic concerns and discover how to integrate these into your field of study.
  • Become an agent of change.
  • Explore the characteristics of ecosystems within the three eco-regions of Northeast Mexico.
  • MANDATORY COURSES
    (Choose three)
    AM95001 Foundations and Implications of Sustainable Development
    AM95002 Assessment and Conservation of Natural Resources
    AM95003 Sustainable Products and Services
    AM95004 Conservation and Restoration Workshop
    AM95005 Leadership for Environment Workshop
    ELECTIVE COURSES
    (Choose Two)
    AM95007 Environment and Sustainable Development Project
    RN1000 Environmental Impact
    IQ00891/IQ3029 Environmental Management
    AM95006 Workshop on Environmental Design of Products and Services

    In an effort to meet everyone’s needs, we offer special programs which offer you a tailor-made experience.

    The program adapts to the number of attendees, their academic level, the number of class hours and the number of weeks you want the program to last. The program can also include cultural or business visits, conferences, etc.

    Together with our Special Groups Coordinator, we will design the specific program you want. For further information or to request a special program, please contact: jose.sandoval@itesm.mx

    NB: This program must be requested by a teacher or member of the Office of International Programs at the University concerned..