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Want to learn how business is carried out in Latin America? Join our one semester, Business Studies in Latin America Programme in Buenos Aires at our partner - Fundación UADE.

Programme Benefits

Participants have the opportunity to acquire knowledge enabling a strong set of skills for effectively doing business in Latin America through:

  • A combination of multiple learning perspectives: Business Spanish Skills, Latin American Economic Issues and Hands-On Latin Business Operational Strategies.
  • On-Site Learning in Buenos Aires: The city´s elegance, business orientation and blend of genuine Latin and European tradition make it the best option for foreign students.
  • Highly qualified professors at UADE
  • Cooperation with companies, entrepreneurs and trade associations for visits, case studies, industry speakers and practical situations. 
  • International Student Body
  • Extracurricular activities (e.g. trips to neighbouring countries)

Content Highlights

  • Leadership and Negotiation in Latin Emerging Markets
  • HRM in Latin America
  • Strategic Management in Latin America
  • Global Marketing and Sales 
  • Spanish Language and Communication Skills
  • Latin American Design
  • Foreign Trade in MERCOSUR
  • Company visits
See programme 2020! Doing Business in Latin America Download here (pdf)

To whom?

Our programme suits perfectly for Bachelor's and Master's level students who are interested in enhancing their business competences in Latin America. Subject to the applicant's home university, the programme can be accredited as a Minor.

Costs for students 2020

  • Tuition fee at UADE Business School:  450€/month. Invoicing by JAMK in four instalments: December-March.
  • JAMK administration fee: 300€ to cover administrative and planning costs. Invoicing in December. JAMK Degree students are except from this administration fee. For JAMK's partner university students - check this payment with your home institution.
  • Flights & Accommodation: Every participant is responsible to book and pay the flights and arrange accommodation personally.

Housing suggestions

To be able to participate you will have to apply by 30 October.

Apply by 30 October

Cancellation policy

By submitting this application, you commit to participate in the programme in Buenos Aires in the spring of 2020 and to pay for all the mentioned costs. The charge for cancellation between 15.11. -15.12.2019 is 300€. If the cancellation is made between 16.12.2019 – 17.1.2020, the charge for cancellation is the total UADE tuition fee.

Application Procedure (1st Stage)

The application is split in two stages:

Follow the registration link and fill it by latest October 30th, 2019. You will need to attach the following documents:

  • Latest Transcript of Records from your home university
  • Motivation letter (max 500 words) with your photo
  • Proof of English Proficiency if not a native speaker (minimum B2 level)
  • Copy of your passport

Application Procedure (2nd Stage)

After the registration deadline, you will receive emails from both JAMK & UADE, which will include detailed instructions for filling an online form on UADE's registration portal. Be prepared to upload the following documents to the portal:

  • Latest transcript of records
  • Passport Copy
  • UADE’s application form (to be sent to you via email)
  • Proof of English certificate
  • Insurance certificate
  • Photo
  • CV

In addition, you must immediately begin your VISA process. See instructions below (!)

Visa Process Instructions

We recommend the students to begin the visa process immediately once they receive their acceptance email in early November. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Complete the Visa form (to be sent via email)
  2. Have your acceptance letter from UADE, your student number at UADE, and the course's programme (all of of them will be sent in the email by UADE)
  3. Have a colored passport photograph: dimensions 4x4
  4. Have a passport that is valid for six months after your trip ends
  5. Have your airline tickets booked at the time (we advise you to book your tickets with flexible return dates)
  6. Have a summary of your bank account proving your financial solvency for the trip (note that there is no specific amount that you need to show)
  7. Prepare 150, which corresponds to the Visa processing fee

Once you have prepared the documents, you should contact Ms. Ksenia Sormunen from the Embassy of Argentina in Helsinki to book an appointment and pay the processing fee. You can do it either via phone (+358-9-4242-8702) or email (consular_efinl@mrecic.gov.ar). NOTE: If you're not travelling from Finland, contact the local Embassy of Argentina in your country (!)

If you follow the above described procedure, you will most likely obtain your student Visa on the same day when you visit the embassy.

The market potential of the Southern Cone is growing

"Argentina and its two smaller neighbours, Uruguay and Paraguay, form a promising market and investment ground for European companies. The vast natural resources in energy and mining of the three countries are yet to be fully commercialized. With the growing global demand for food and animal feed, there is also plenty of room for expansion of the agricultural sector. I am convinced that we haven´t seen the best of these countries yet. 

The local business environment is sometimes particular and might be challenging to Europeans, so there is a clear need for local knowledge and expertise for new companies entering these markets. These countries are working hard to attract foreign investments and facilitate commercial relations between MERCOSUR and the European Union countries. If the EU and MERCOSUR manage to agree and sign the association agreement in the near future, there will even more commercial and other opportunities.
The overall trend is overtly promising. During the next ten years, these three countries will grow in importance. In order to plan and carry out successful operations in this part of the world, companies from Finland and other European countries will need trained advisers and employees who are familiar with the local ways of doing business and who are able to master the Spanish language.”
Teemu Turunen – Ambassador of Finland to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

Contact person

Korkia-Aho Risto

Korkia-Aho Risto

Kansainvälisten asioiden koordinaattori, International Coordinator
LIKE Hallinto, Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358405215687

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