Studying For Your Emerging Markets MBA at Regis

Regis University’s MBA in Emerging Markets specialization is a bilingual MBA degree offered jointly through Regis University and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. *Note: As of July 2015 new students are no longer being accepted into this program, while continuing students are encouraged to consult with their Academic Advisor.
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MBA in Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets

This unique MBA in Emerging Markets specialization is conducted online. The MBA program is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours). Six classes are delivered in English and six in Spanish; therefore, students are expected to be fully bilingual. All online emerging markets courses are offered in an 8-week format. Additionally, a summer intensive is offered as part of this degree program, where courses are taken one summer on Regis University's North Denver (Lowell) campus and the following year on ITESO University's campus in Guadalajara. Upon this MBA degree completion, you are awarded a joint degree featuring a seal from both universities.

Develop Your Leadership Skills in the Global Arena:

  • Apply the knowledge you gain in finance, management, international commerce and marketing to the analysis of emerging markets
  • Evaluate what the risks are in international markets and where business opportunities exist
  • Create business strategies and plans for organizational change that correspond to the global economy
  • Learn from a multicultural faculty who can bring real-world experience into the classroom
  • Network with other professionals and career-oriented graduate students from both the U.S. and Latin America

ITESO University is recognized as "Universidad de Excelencia" and ranked among the best MBA programs of Mexico and Latin America by the reputable business magazines Expansión (Mexico) and América Economia (Chile).

Contact us to learn more about the MBA in Emerging Markets degree program.

Program Requirements

This is a specialization in Emerging Markets with a particular focus on Latin America. It is offered jointly with ITESO University and a degree for students completing this specialization is awarded jointly by ITESO and Regis University. Students must be proficient in both Spanish and English to enroll in this program. The admission policy is the same as for other MBA specializations with the addition of a Spanish or English language test.

Required Courses (6 credit hours)
MBAE 600 Emergent Modern Business Firms
MBAE 601 Emerging Markets
MBAE 602 Strategy in Emergent Economies
MBAE 610 Financial Strategy
MBAE 611 Marketing in Emergent Economies
MBAE 612 Emergent Economy Operations
MBAE 620 Strategic Human Resources
MBAE 622  Firm Growth Strategies 
MBAE 630  Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
MBAE 631  Leadership and Change Management 
MBAE 632 Corporate Social Responsibility 
MBAE 695  New Business Environments 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking an MBA in Emerging Markets from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
    Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Admissions essay approximately 500 words or official GMAT score which includes a minimum 3.5 official score on the Analytical Writing portion of the exam.
  • Current resume
  • Two online recommendations from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential. The application system will automatically send an email with a link and instructions on how to submit recommendations directly to Regis.
  • Pass language test to demonstrate bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish.
  • Students without a business undergraduate degree will have two options to complete the accounting and finance prerequisites. Learn more about the MBA prerequisites here
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • The course work of returning students (whose degree plans have expired) and/or transfer students must have been completed less than 10 years prior to the current admission into the degree program in order to be applied toward degree requirements.
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Students who are otherwise accepted into the MBA program but who earned a GPA of less than 2.5 from the institution granting their bachelor's degree will be accepted provisionally and must complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes. This requirement can be waived at the time of the student's interview only if the student has demonstrated professional experience that has clearly provided ample opportunity for the student to improve in her or his written communication skills.

Students who earned a GPA of 2.5 or greater from the institution granting their bachelor's degree but whose essay demonstrates less than graduate level writing, may also be accepted provisionally and be required to complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W1 2015 May 4, 2015 April 20, 2015
Summer 8W2 2015 June 29, 2015 June 15, 2014
Fall 8W1 2015 August 24, 2015 August 10, 2015
Fall 8W2 2015 October 19, 2015 October 5, 2015
Spring 8W1 2016 January 11, 2016 December 28, 2015
Spring 8W2 2016 March 7, 2016 February 22, 2016
Summer 8W1 2016 May 2, 2016 April 18, 2016

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Online $14,882 36 $412 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.