Why CEIPA?2019-02-08T14:21:27+00:00

WHY CEIPA

OUR HISTORY

THIS IS OUR HISTORY

DEVELOPMENT PLAN
2018 – 2025

AND… FOR WHERE WE ARE GOING:

OUR DISTINCTIVE FEATURES:

  • More than 165.000 students in Corporate Training between 2005 and 2016.
  • More than 14.000 graduated students, recognized as being among the 10 best salary averages in Colombia, according to the Observatorio Laboral del Egresado del MEN (Graduated Students Work Observatory of the Ministry of National Education of Colombia).
  • 50.000 students yearly in Corporate Training.
  • We are pioneers in innovation to the curriculum design, implementing thematic cores, a methodology which allows obtaining a professional degree in only four years.
  • Virtual Platform with the latest technology, which promotes adaptive learning.
  • 6 Undergraduate programs, 7 Specializations (both on-site and virtual modalities).
  • On-site MBA that educates Ambidextrous Managers.
  • Financial Laboratory: Our financial laboratory is open to the general public. It provides training and access to permanent information on the stock exchange and how to apply it to the decision making process in investment and finances. It is divided into two spaces: BVC Point, academic training in: Fixed Income, Variable Income, Currencies, Derivatives, and Portfolios; CBT Money Desk, theoretical and practical training for Traders on the Stock Exchanges.
  • We educate you to create your own company:
    Being a Manager today makes us redefine our capability to manage any organization, providing value and competitiveness, learning to read the context and identify local, regional, and global tendencies to transform them into business opportunities for human, economic, and social growth.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

This strategy allows to do an integral and continuous follow-up of each student as individual and performer. Our intention is to recognize the individual characteristics of every undergraduate student since the moment they begin their program. We invite you to check the courses we offer as part of the Personal Development Plan.

CEIPA PEDAGOGICAL MODEL

Our Pedagogical Model is constructivist, which means that each member of our academic community lives a different learning experience. Students transform emotionally and intellectually by means of education, as if they were constructing themselves through learning. Such learning is also considered constructivist since there is interaction with objects and people.

The constructivist theory mentions a Zone of Proximal Development, which implies autonomous learning, however, when the student is guided by the teacher, learning is much faster. Our task in relation to curriculum, teachers, staff, among others, is to build bridges for the student to move forward, which is a fundamental characteristic of the pedagogical model. Methodologies like virtuality, Learning by Doing, Lego Serious Play, and simulator creation, constitute key elements for the student’s learning and future projection.

Our educational model can be described as Reality – Theory – Reality. This combination is performed through Core Problem Areas. The idea behind this Core Problem Areas is that corporate reality is not fragmented, companies experience interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary problems.
The cores are based on real corporate problems, which allows our students to identify a situation, a corporate case, a reality, and begin learning from there. Through the theory, students are able to identify tools, techniques or methods for solving the problems observed.

Thanks to virtuality, 60% of our students can live anywhere in the world. With asynchronous virtuality, CEIPA students are not limited to take classes at designated times, they can establish their own study pace and choose their teacher at anytime and place.
Our on-site students also make use of virtuality, not only as a complement, but as a way to go beyond the walls of the classroom and into the cyberspace. The classroom becomes an extended space without boundaries of time, allowing the students to access their teachers and programs 24-7.
The virtual campus is fundamental for virtuality, offering pertinent and high quality education. It allows students to put into practice what they learn in the classroom in a virtual environment, as close as possible to a corporate practice.

From a multidisciplinary perspective, it is an experiential activity that strengthens the formative processes of both undergraduate and graduate students, corporate training, and the acquisition of a second language in virtual modality.

THE ANSWER IS MEDELLÍN

Medellin is a city that knew how to reinvent itself. Its transformation process has led it to be a model of reference for social innovation with projects like the escalators on the Comuna Trece neighborhood, Casa de la Memoria Museum, and the Integrated Public Transportation System. In 2014, it was elected by the Rockefeller foundation as one of the 33 most resilient cities of the world. And in 2012 it was awarded by the Urban Land Institute as the most innovative city in the world. These are some places in the city for education, art and innovation: Explora Park, Modern Art Museum, Botanical Garden.