Participants in the TEC Business Administration degree program study organization, strategies, action plans and decision making in the various functional areas of administration, such as accounting, marketing, human resources and finance, while respecting ethics, social responsibility and business visions.

The bachelor’s degree program is taught during daytime hours at the Cartago campus and the regional facilities in San Carlos. The night-time plan is taught at the central facilities and at the San José Academic Center. The curriculum has eight semesters and a total of 137 credits.


The Bachelor's degree in Business Administration is accredited by the National System of Accreditation of Higher Education (Sinaes). It has been accredited and re-accredited with the highest level of distinction granted by this body, for a period of six years (2011-2017).

Perfil profesional

Graduates of the School of Business Administration have strong knowledge that enables them to formulate strategies and action plans, and to carry out decision making in functional areas of administration.

The nature of the competence is defined by the following aspects:

  • Comprehensive learning resulting from formal and non-formal educational experiences.
  • Characteristics that a community considers as valuable qualities of human beings.
  • Capacities gradually and cumulatively developed during the course of the educational process.
  • General capabilities developed as part of the process of maturation and facing life’s challenges.
  • Characteristics manifested in multiple situations and varied scenarios as part of their behavior
  • Capabilities to carry out different tasks in an efficient and appropriate manner.


  • Carry out studies about the structuring, operation and evaluation of a company or market.
  • Analyze the financial situation of a company.
  • Conduct studies on market programs and their implementation.
  • Design and apply cost systems.
  • Carry out audits.
  • Apply appropriate techniques for recruitment, selection, induction and evaluation of human resources.
  • Establish training and staff development programs.
  • Structure personnel units, establishing the technical functions of those units.
  • Design and maintain human resources information systems for decision-making at the managerial level.
  • Formulate and evaluate investment projects, measuring risks, assessing methodologies and alternatives.
  • Select the most appropriate means of dissemination of a company's products.
  • Develop strategic plans that meet a company's objectives.


  • Educators with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in business administration.
  • Audiovisual, computer equipment and other technological tools, such as TEC Digital.
  • Use of actual or simulated cases in companies.
  • Development of projects in companies.

Those who graduate with a bachelor’s or licentiate’s degree have the possibility of continuing their postgraduate studies in national or foreign universities to obtain specializations in particular administrative areas.