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Master of Science in Management of Educational Institutions

The Master’s in Management of Educational Institutions will expose students to current practices that are being used within the field of management of educational institutions and how they are successfully applied in business practice.

The intensive program includes courses specific to the focus on Management and Leadership of educational institutions and the development of a comprehensive business management strategy for an educational organization.

  • 30 credits hours GRADUATE LEVEL SEMESTER
  • 12 months ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME
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Admission Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in the language of study
  3. Admission interview

Program Objective:

The objective of the Master’s in Management of Educational Institutions is to prepare individuals to perform successfully in the business world with ethical and social perspectives with expertise in the effective management and leadership of educational institutions. To this end, the program is oriented towards the development of the following competencies:

  1. Understand the principles of business management within the context of an educational institution.
  2. Develop and execute an integrated management and leadership strategy within educational institutions:
    • To understand the business dynamics of an educational institution
    • To effectively lead staff using current best practices in talent management and organizational development
    • To develop a coherent business strategy for the educational institution’s goals.

 

Course Descriptions

Strategic Management of Educational Institutions

Strategic management as a key management tool for competitive organizations. The strategic process. The analysis of the education sector and the competitive environment. Definition of the institutional vision. Internal Diagnostics. Evaluation of capabilities. The virtual pyramid and the value chain. Definition of the institutional mission. Determination of objectives. The selection of basic strategies for making effective management.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Positioning and Institutional Communication

Tools for the construction of value in complex environments. Identification of public academic entities. Strategies of institutional positioning for each audience. Branding and institutional identity. Tactics of differentiation in saturated environments. Neuro-marketing. Lateral and non-conventional thinking applied to the education sector.
Institutional communication as a strategic management tool. Importance of the corporate image. The visual identity as a reflection of institutional values. The communication keys. Coherence as key factor of success in internal and external communication. Identification of media and building content applied to different audiences. Communication strategy. Internal communication as a tool to develop a sense of belonging.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Organizational Behavior and Institutional Identity

Alignment of structure to strategy. The dynamics of human behavior in the field of education. The organizational culture as a sign of institutional identity. Work environment and its influence on the results of the company. The factors that influence morale. How to identify them and operate on them. Management as a key factor of the organizational culture and morale.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Planning and Management of Educational Institutions

Knowing the basic tools to translate the strategy into management tools. Financial reporting with focus on value generation students. The ratios of profitability as a financial tool of control. The alignment of the budget strategy. Development of control systems. Preparation of reports for decision-making in the senior management of the educational institution. Establishment of a Board of control depending on the model.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Management of Educational Projects

Effective tools for the design and implementation of the IEP (institutional educational project). The triple constraint applied to educational projects and their impact on the scope. Identification of key factors for the success of the institutional project. The generation of metrics for the monitoring and control of educational management. Determining the success of the IEP beyond the profitability of the investment.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Management of Human Capital

The challenge of implementing actions to enforce the institutional strategy through human capital performance. The strategic human resources management model
competency-based management. Enhance skills for leadership of the people who make tangible promise of inherent educational value. Effective tools for attracting, developing and retaining human talent in the organizational framework.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

The Quality of Education Management

Adopting a philosophy of quality management of the educational institution. The ISO 9001 standards and its reach around the educational service. Continuous improvement and the management of knowledge as central pillars of the institutional traceability.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Knowledge Management

Of hands minds: the evolution of the role of people in organizational value aggregation. People as human capital. Human capital as a competitive advantage. Intellectual capital.
Learning how to learn. Learning experience-linked (produce + reflect). Learning that generates personal effectiveness. THE knowledge that adds value. Recognizing the knowledge that adds value. Central themes for the design of a knowledge management system. The role of human resources in the Organization of the future.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Prospective Analysis: The Challenges of the Future of Education

Global trends and their impact on the field of education. The generational issue and their modes of learning. The technological resources and potential teaching to optimize times and spaces for development and training. Technology applied to the classroom, distance education, flipped education, mediation, gamification.

3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Integrative Master’s Project and Simulation

This experiential course requires students to think critically and develop a comprehensive strategy, analyze research, allocate resources, and implement all elements of a coherent management of educational institutions strategy with an integrative project and business simulation.

3 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all other required MS in Management of Educational Institutions coursework and Departmental approval.

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