About Us

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.

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Your bright future is our mission

UNEM offers programs Spanish language programs in Costa Rica and throughout Latin America, as well as English language programs offered through the Office of International Affairs.

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University Profile

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.

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University Profile

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

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.

Core values:

Freedom of thought, expression and discrimination Excellence in Education Encouragement of a questioning spirit Quality and depth of provision across all subjects Education which enhances the ability of students to learn throughout life A great relationship with society

Government Approval

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.

About UNEM

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.

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Our Course

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Bachelor of Business Administration

This program is curriculum based. The student must earn a minimum of 120 semester credits, including a thesis/project worth 6 semester credits.

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Bachelor of Accounting

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.

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MBA Program 1

Managerial Economics

Business Ethics

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Managerial Accounting

Strategic Human Resource Management

>Strategic Marketing Management

Strategic Operations Management

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MBA Program 2

Corporate Finance

Strategic Management

Decisions Making

Global Economy

Accounting for Business Decisions


Research Methods

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DBA Program 1

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-Qualitative

Research Methods-Quantitative Research Foundation

Analytics for Decision Making

Global Perspectives in Human Resource

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DBA Program 2

Strategic Management in Global Organizations

Management Learning Seminar

Management Teaching Practicum

Doctoral Written Comprehensive Exam

Dissertation Seminar

Directed Research

Dissertation Oral Defense

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Success Stories

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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Latest News

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  • August 28, 2020
  • By Arturo Gomez

‘Terrible twos’ not inevitable: with engaged parenting, happy babies can become happy toddlers.

Parents should not feel pressured to make their young children undertake structured learning or achieve specific tasks, particularly during lockdown. A new study of children under the age of two has found that parents who take a more flexible approach to their child’s learning can - for children who were easy babies - minimise behavioural problems during toddlerhood.

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