#EGADE2021: A year full of transformation, impact and purpose


Dear EGADE Business School Community,

We are immersed in an environment of many challenges characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Yet, in a world that continues to be conditioned by the impact of COVID-19, we have learned to adapt to unexpected events and demonstrate resilience, agility of response and innovation, and exercise our leadership with responsibility, solidarity, and empathy.

During this time, adaptation has been one of the most important lessons. As organizations and individuals, we must adapt by redefining our vision and strategy to meet the challenges and take advantage of this juncture's opportunities.

As the year draws to a close, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for your unwavering commitment and enthusiastic participation in the various projects and initiatives we have promoted over the past year. In the 2021 Report that we have prepared, you can learn about the highlights of EGADE during the year.

We know that the coming year will bring us new challenges to face and opportunities to capitalize on, but with all the lessons we have learned throughout these months, I am convinced that we are better prepared.

I can only wish you happy holidays and may the year 2022 be full of health, well-being, peace, harmony and prosperity for you and your loved ones.

Osmar Zavaleta
Interim Dean of EGADE Business School
Associate Dean of Research of EGADE Business School and Undergraduate Business School
Tecnológico de Monterrey


Over the past year, at EGADE Business School, we have been able to continue leading the transformation of our institution towards our purpose of empowering omni-entrepreneurial leaders who create shared value and transform society.

Our students have acquired the knowledge, skills, vision, and experience to transcend in a complex world and positively impact business and society. Our professors have strengthened their commitment to educational innovation, inspiring students to imagine and create opportunities in the challenging times we live in. And our graduates have excelled as innovative business leaders, helping redefine the future of their industries in an environment of constant change and disruption in business.

In 2021, we have adapted our portfolio of academic programs in an agile and flexible manner; incorporated new and innovative learning formats, methodologies, and tools; promoted applied and highly relevant research; and strengthened our ties with strategic, business, and academic partners at the international level. This enormous effort has been achieved through projects and initiatives linked to the school's four pillars.

  • Leadership with Purpose
  • Conscious Enterprise Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Impact
  • Digital Transformation of Organizations


In the last year marked by a conscious return to a new reality, we have strengthened our leadership as a global business school based on our flexible, innovative, and cutting-edge educational model, the impact of our centers of excellence, the quality and prestige of our academic programs, and the careers of our graduates. This transformation effort has been recognized once again by the most important international rankings, which place EGADE Business School as the leading school in Latin America, topping the rankings of prestigious rankings such as QS and Eduniversal.

Conscious Return

  • In January 2021, the gradual reopening of facilities began.
  • The return to face-to-face classes began in a controlled and voluntary manner at all EGADE sites starting in the summer period, the August semester, and the September quarter with the implementation of the hybrid format of the HyFlex+Tec model, with part of the students present in the classroom and the other part, connected remotely.
  • Likewise, in September, 25 international students from 13 business schools were welcomed to the Monterrey campus for exchange studies in a hybrid format.
  • EGADE held its first on-site graduation ceremonies in Monterrey, Mexico City, and Guadalajara between June and July since the beginning of the COVID-19 contingency.
  • Counting these and the face-to-face graduation ceremonies in December, more than 690 purposeful and conscious women and men leaders graduated from EGADE Business School's graduate programs in 2021.

Centers of Excellence

  • The research strategy of EGADE Business School and the Tecnológico de Monterrey Business School is deployed through a network of Centers of Excellence and Research Groups with a Strategic Focus, whose objective is to contribute solutions to the most pressing challenges facing organizations and society. As part of the global scientific community, we continue to co-create applied knowledge and build a robust ecosystem of relevant research that helps catalyze solutions to critical societal challenges.
  • In 2021, we launched the Center for Financial Access, Inclusion and Research (FAIR), in alliance with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth (CIG), which is part of the ecosystem of Centers of Excellence of EGADE Business School and the School of Business, to promote the development of a fairer and more inclusive financial system and a sustainable economy, which contribute to improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable people in Mexico and Latin America.
  • The institution also launched the Center for Conscious Enterprise (CEC), which also lives within EGADE Business School and the Tec Business School, and will promote the principles of conscious capitalism in a cross-cutting manner. To provide further impetus to these efforts, Raj Sisodia, co-founder and global leader of the conscious capitalism movement, joined the Center as Distinguished University Professor of Conscious Enterprise.


The accelerated process of digital transformation that we experienced this year and last year has undoubtedly allowed us to be more innovative and ambitious in our project to train our students to transform their organizations and communities. Therefore, in 2021, we have strengthened our portfolio of EGADE programs for the challenges and opportunities of a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment.

Program Portfolio

Global Reach

  • In 2021, EGADE Business School received the distinction of membership in the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
  • It also renewed its membership for the next three years in the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), the most influential global network of business schools worldwide.
  • As part of GNAM, EGADE delivered 5 courses within the Global Network Week program in the online editions of March, June, and October 2021.
  • In conjunction with Centrum PUCP (Peru), COPPEAD/UFRJ (Brazil) and IESA (Venezuela), EGADE Business School organized the Latin America Study Week 2021 of the Latin American Alliance of Business Schools (ALADEN), which in its tenth edition was held in virtual format and had as its theme "Innovation and Digital Transformation".
  • Two EGADE Business School initiatives were named finalists in the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022: the innovative learning platform Alternative Learning and the SWIT research project, in the Best Lifelong Learning Initiative and BGA Business School Impact categories, respectively.

EGADE's Performance in Global Rankings

  • EGADE was distinguished as the best business school in Mexico and Latin America for the fourteenth consecutive year, according to the 2021 results of the Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking.
  • The school also reaffirmed the leadership of its graduate programs in Mexico and Latin America in the 2021 edition of the Eduniversal Best Masters & MBAs Rankings.
  • In the QS Global MBA & Business Masters Rankings 2022, EGADE was once again positioned with the number 1 full-time MBA and the best graduate programs in Finance and Management in Mexico and Latin America, highlighting employability, entrepreneurship and trajectory of its graduates worldwide.


Professors and researchers are the backbones of our transformation project. For this reason, we have continued to invest in their development and innovate in pedagogical practices to continue inspiring thousands of students. In 2021, we have also promoted applied and highly relevant research, adapting our links with strategic business and academic partners to solve the most pressing challenges facing organizations and society.

Appointments, Additions, and Distinctions

High-impact Research

Dissemination of Ideas and Opinion 

  • Faculty participation in EGADE IDEAS and the media: More than 1,300 media impacts (national, local and international), of which 65% in Tier 1 media, impacting an audience of 190,627,378 people.
  • This year, Territorio Negocios podcast published more than 1,100 minutes of content in 40 episodes, reached second place in the Business category of Apple Podcasts, was positioned within the Top 50 Business on Spotify and was consolidated in Google Podcasts and Amazon Music, adding more than 28,200 plays and 5,800 listeners.
  • The EGADE Future Forum webinar series, launched in April 2020 to provide knowledge and respond to contingency by COVID.19, continued in 2021 with 13 new high-impact webinars with national and global leaders. The series reached an audience of more than 34,100 unique viewers. These sessions, moderated by and with EGADE professors and business and institutional leaders, discussed multiple topics, including agile organization, exponential technologies, customer experience, corporate responsibility, adaptability to change, economic policy, retail innovation and artificial intelligence ethics, among others. Guests included Oriol Bonaclocha, president of Mondelez Mexico; Loreanne Garcia, co-founder and Chief People Officer of Kavak; Isaias Martinez, senior vice president of Sales at PepsiCo; and Adriano Silva, senior vice president of Salesforce, to name a few.


We want to ensure that our students and alumni live in an enriching environment to update their knowledge and skills, strengthen their networking, and generate impactful interactions with global experts. Moreover, they inspire and motivate us to continuously improve and innovate to create more value for them every day. In 2021, our graduates and students have been recognized by various national and international organizations, highlighting their achievements in entrepreneurship for their successful trajectory and their great potential as transformational leaders.

Alumni Awards

  • A team of Master in Business Management students, made up of Mariaelisa Garza Ramírez, Patricia Priscilla Elizondo D Stefano, Miguel Ángel Romuroso Vargas and Homero Luis Malagón Cartas, and a team of Full-Time MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship students, made up of Michelle Martín Lara, Beatriz Adriana Meave Rodríguez, Stephany Lisbeth Henriquez Morán and Luis David Martínez Ortega, won three awards in the 2021 edition of the Deloitte MBA Case Competition in Mexico.
  • Antonio Favela, Miguel Recio and Maximilian Gelse, students of the Master's in Finance, won first place in the Postgraduate category of the Inter-University Investment Competition 2021 of the Mexican Stock Exchange and the Peeptrade platform.
  • Two teams of students from EGADE's Master's in Finance, formed by Ana Sofía González, Fátima Lewis Batres, Manuel Medina, María Fernanda Castorena Elizondo, Víctor Campo Aguirre, Erick Rubén Calahorra Mejía, Alan Castillo and Adriana Aranda, were awarded two Flourish 2021 Awards for documenting innovations with a positive impact.
  • Andrea Cantú Garza and Bernardo Bello Castañeda, students of the Doctorate in Administrative Sciences, were part of a team that qualified to the semifinals of the Wege Prize 2021.

Distinctions to the EXATEC-EGADE

Students and Alumni Publications

Experience and Networking

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