Admission process for IESA's Masters
This brochure contains important information about all the stages of IESA´s admissions process. we recommend that you read it carefully and do the necessary preparation to complete each part of the process.
1. Licentiate degree, B.A. or equivalent degree
Aspiring candidates to any of IESA´s Master´s must hold academic university degrees from Venezuela or equivalent in other education systems from abroad. To complete the admission process, the candidate must present their original degree in paper and hand in a copy of the degree for their individual file.
In the case of part-time, weekend and full-time Master´s in Corporate Administration (MAE) programs, the aspiring candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience (postgraduate). In the case of the Master´s in Corporate Administration for Executives (MAEE), we require that the aspiring candidates have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience (postgraduate) and six (6) years of proven managerial experience.
2. Online application
All persons interested in participating in the admissions process for a Master´s at IESA must fill in an online application at our web site http://www.iesa.edu.ve/admision.
At that web address, the interested party can:
a. Register as an aspiring candidate
The first time you enter the “online application” section in our web page, you will be asked to register as a user, uploading your personal data and creating a user name and password, which will enable you to enter our online application system in order to completely fill out the necessary data for your admission process. If you encounter any problem with the online application, you can contact our e-mail systems coordination department at firstname.lastname@example.org stating Re: Error in application, giving a brief description of the problem in the body of the e-mail and a screen shot, showing the error the system sent.
b. Fill out the data form
The form must be viewed as a tool, which shall furnish all the necessary information for your evaluation by IESA´s Admissions Committee.
The admission form contains the following information of the aspiring candidate:
c. Register for the admission test
The candidate must register for the admissions test on any of the dates published in the schedule of activities of the program they are opting for, through our web page, in the section entitled “Online application”. In order to be formally registered for the test, they must have paid the admission process fee; if they have not, they will not be allowed to take the test.
If the test is taken under different (so-called ¨special¨) circumstances, the folder with the required documents must be handed in two days after the test has been taken.
The right-to-admission fee in Venezuela is:
Test dates--> Saturday, February 22, 2014.
Right-to-admission fee--> Bs. 1500 (the full amount)
Reception of folder with the required documents--> Friday, February 28, 2014 until 4:30 p.m.
d. Upload documents
In order to complete your application, the following documents must be uploaded simultaneously :
Image format jpg or png. Image size must be 160 x 160 px. Make sure the file is no larger than 15.5 KB – 15,876 bytes.
Additionally, you must bring us two (2) carnet size photos with your name and surname written on the back.
If you encounter any problems with the online application, please send us an e-mail to email@example.com stating Re: Error in application, giving a brief description of the problem in the body of the e-mail and a screen shot, showing the error the system sent.
Essays must be sent in a Microsoft Word document, to be uploaded onto the online application (simultaneously with the other documents) in order for the system to enable you to continue forward.
The essays shall contain three questions, the answers to which you must expand on: What are your professional aspirations and how can a IESA postgraduate degree help you in attaining them? (maximum 400 words); Describe an experience in which you participated in a work group. What was your role in the group? What did you learn from that experience? (maximum 400 words), and Write a two-part essay (maximum 200 words each) on the smoking ban in public spaces from the following viewpoints: the smoker´s viewpoint and the non-smoker´s viewpoint.
These questions are designed to give you a chance to showcase who you are to the Admissions Committee, in a more open and informal manner. This committee shall carefully consider all your responses when evaluating your acceptance to the program. The three documents must be uploaded in the “Online application” section by following the corresponding instructions.
3. Admission test
IESA uses an admissions test administered by LASPAU, which permits the comparison of quantitative results of the admission process to other universities in Latin America which use the same test. The PAEP (in Spanish, Prueba de Admisión a Estudios de Postgrado and in English, Postgraduate Studies Admission Test), is a standardized test in Spanish which evaluates the academic aptitude, cognitive skills and academic performance of the persons interested in studying a postgraduate program. The PAEP, which includes multiple choice questions and a brief written composition, was designed by the Tecnológico de Monterrey with initial consultancy from the College Board of Puerto Rico. The tests are sent to LASPAU for correction thereof.
The test is designed to evaluate the following cognitive areas and skills:
• Verbal skills (antonyms, termination of sentences, analogies and text comprehension through traditional analysis and critical analysis).
• Mathematics and science (arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus, probabilities, physics, chemistry and biology).
• Cognitive abilities (sequences and relations, transformations and logical considerations).
• Writing skills (sentence and paragraph structuring, handling of lexicon, syntactic maturity and composition).
• English as a working tool (structure, functional vocabulary level and comprehension of texts).
4. Folder with the required documents
The folder with the required documents can be handed in for preliminary review on the day of the test. Final submittal thereof can be done within one week from having taken the admissions test. If the test is taken under different (so-called ¨special¨) circumstances, you must consign the required documents two days after the test has been taken.
It is important to highlight that the Admissions Committee does not evaluate incomplete folders so a complete folder with all the required documentation must be handed in so as to avoid being removed from the process.
5. Confidential evaluations
The three evaluations must be conducted by professors and persons who have supervised you during your professional performance. Two professional and one academic evaluations or one professional and two academic evaluations are required. If you present three evaluations of the same type, you must include an explanatory letter in your folder.
All the evaluations must be brought in a special format, as published on this web site
NO OTHER EVALUATION FORMAT SHALL BE ACCEPTED, AND NEITHER THOSE DRAFTED BY FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, WORK COMPANIONS, SPOUSES OR LIFE PARTNERS, COLLEAGUES, SUBORDINATES OR STUDENTS.
The aspiring candidate must make the abovementioned format available to each one of their evaluators, who must fill them out and send as per one (1) of the following modalities:
• Directly from the evaluator´s e-mail address to our e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Through a messenger or courier service in a sealed envelope addressed to: Marketing and Admissions Department, IESA.
• Hand it over to the candidate so that they include it in the folder with the required documents, keeping them in their sealed envelopes.
Under no circumstances shall explanations be given as to the decisions. The decisions made by the Admissions Committee cannot be appealed. The Institute shall not return the documents submitted by the candidate.
The decisions shall be published in IESA´s web page or sent directly to the Admissions e-mail. The acceptance of a candidate is valid for 2 years from the date of acceptance. During that period, the accepted aspiring candidate may register in the program requested by presenting the acceptance letter. Once this period has passed, if the student has not stated his interest in writing of registering in the program, the folder shall be disincorporated.