INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

country rank  5
world rank  5016

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University Overview

Established in 1964, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Alajuela (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Managua. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), INCAE Business School, Costa Rica (INCAE) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational higher education institution. INCAE Business School, Costa Rica (INCAE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 56 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Costa Rican higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym INCAE
Founded 1964

University Location

Address 2 Km Oeste de Vivero Procesa N°1, La Garita
Alajuela (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
Costa Rica
T +506 2437 2305
F +506 2433 9983
Other locations Managua

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office
Costa Rica
+506 2437 2305
2437 2100

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 250-499
Academic Staff under-50
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to INCAE Business School, Costa Rica's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools SACS
  • European Foundation for Management Development EFMD-EQUIS
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration NASPAA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS)
  • Consejo Latinoaméricano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA)
  • Executive MBA Council

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 10 February 2020