47 students from Universidad del Valle de México celebrated their successful completion of the UVM / Walden University dual degree program. The graduation ceremony took place at Campus Coyoacán, which was also the site of the Third Walden Academic Congress. In addition to receiving their degrees from UVM, the students earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Walden University.
To earn the BSBA, students completed ten courses delivered in English via the Internet, which means students do not have to take extra semesters to complete their program. Even though the courses that students take from Walden University are delivered via the Internet, students in the program receive ongoing academic and technical support from Walden and from UVM. Students also attend academic seminars in the United States once a year. Additionally, Walden University professors periodically visit the UVM Campuses that deliver the dual degree program to meet with students.
The students who participated in the dual degree program with Walden University were simultaneously enrolled in Business Administration, Marketing, International Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Hospitality Management, and International Relations and International Trade at the Universidad del Valle de México.
The Dual Degree Program is one of several initiatives that UVM has launched to help internationalize students.
The Third Walden Academic Congress is an event that brings together current and potential students in the dual degree programs with those who have completed the program. The purpose of Congress is to provide an opportunity for students and graduates to share their experiences. The Congress included lectures from Cristina Espinosa, Director of Dual Degree Program from Walden University, and Raghu Korrapati and Jesus Borrego who are Walden University professors. Additionally José Ortega Martinez and Dr. Cesar Morales Hernandez, from UVM, spoke at the Congress, highlighting the role of this program in promoting internationality at UVM.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.