New dual degree opens up Latin-American vistas

UDLAP, Mexico

05 December 2014

Starting next October, a new dual degree offers students an unrivalled opportunity to spend two years studying and working in Mexico as part of their Lancaster undergraduate degree.

Part of Lancaster’s highly successful European BBA suite of programmes and following the same model, the BBA European-Latin American Management (Mexico) enables students to study for two years at Lancaster, followed by two years at one of Mexico’s top universities, the Universidad de las Americas Puebla – or UDLAP for short.

Included within the two years abroad is a six-month's work experience, where students apply their management skills directly in an organisational setting.

“This is a hugely exciting development for us,” says Dr Bogdan Costea, Director of the European BBA suite. “Through our partnership with the School of Business and Economics at UDLAP we are able to offer some truly unique experiences at undergraduate level – something that no other UK school can match.

“Spanish is very much the up and coming language of the developing world, and having first-hand exposure to the Latin American business context, combined with the chance to hone your language skills and experience all the cultural opportunities that Mexico offers, is an amazing opportunity if you are serious about a career in international business and management.

“At the end of the process, you emerge with two degrees: one from a top UK school, and one from a top school in Latin America.”

Those wanting to apply will need excellent Spanish language skills on entry, as the programme in Mexico is taught entirely in Spanish. However, to ensure students are fully prepared for the linguistic demands of studying and working abroad, the first two years at Lancaster also include compulsory Spanish language modules.

Like Lancaster, UDLAP is a campus university, and is located only a few kilometres from the historic city of Puebla, in central Mexico.

Puebla has been an important political, religious and cultural centre for many centuries, and part of the city has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overlooking the city is Mexico’s second largest peak, the active volcano of Popocatépetl.

In common with its sister programmes at Lancaster, this new BBA is part of the International Partnership of Business Schools, so students taking this degree will be able to participate in social and career activities with their peers from the various member schools and programmes. 

To find out more about the new degree and how to apply, see the programme website