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With main campus and satellite extensions in Nicaragua, Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN, is a fully autonomous recognised university enjoying the entitlements and degree awarding powers of an autonomous university and recognised body (recognised awarding institution). UCN was approved by CNU, the National Council of Universities, the accreditation body in charge of institutional authorisation of a new university prior to award of autonomy status by Act of Parliament; additionally UCN is subject to participation in the quality assurance programme in accordance with the Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in collaboration with the CNEA the National Council of Evaluation and Accreditation in Nicaragua. In 2011 UCN has been awarded “Exemplary Central American University 2010” by the Central American Association in the USA. Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN can issue academic and professional qualifications, enjoys academic autonomy understood as follows: Teaching or academic autonomy implies that a universities alone can appoint and dismiss teachers and academic staff, through the procedures and requirements of the laws themselves, select their students, by evidence and necessary conditions to develop and approve plans and programmes of study and research, etc. (means “self-accrediting university”). Autonomy gives also the power to issue certificates of study, graduate letters, certificates, diplomas, academic degrees and titles and equivalency of studies conducted in other universities and higher education institutions, domestic or foreign; authorise professional practice except advocacy and notary, which by law is the responsibility of the Supreme Court. Universities will maintain and develop relationships with academic, scientific and cultural entities based inside or outside the country. Academic freedom is a fundamental principle of higher education in Nicaragua. All legally recognised degrees awarded by Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN constitute authentic public documents.

Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN is listed in the IAU-WHED International Handbook of Universities and an approved member of the International Association of Universities IAU.

Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN is a member of ODAEE ORGANIZACIÓN DE LAS AMÉRICAS PARA LA EXCELENCIA EDUCATIVA.

Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN is internationally accredited by ASIC Accreditation Service for International Colleges and Universities, with “Premier University” status.

ASIC, Accreditation Service for International Colleges and Universities, based in the UK, is a UK Visa and Immigration Agency recognised Accreditation Body, a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), is listed in the international registry for the UK of CHEA, the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and is a national UK Affiliate of ENQA, the European Network of Quality Assurance for Higher Education, which recognises ASIC as a bona fide quality assurance agency. ASIC inspections include an examination of the content and standard of the curriculum as well as the quality of its delivery to learners. ASIC also pays close attention to the consistency and reliability of assessment. However, it should be noted that ASIC neither confers nor validates degree-awarding powers. ASIC inspectors conducted thorough audits at the university in Nicaragua, including domestic and international programmes, and on their criteria based evaluation report the ASIC commission has accredited Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN, in the best ASIC category with Premier University status.

The UCN Deanship of European and International Programmes is based in Austria, where all programmes provided in Austria are duly approved and registered by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research as comparable with Austrian university programmes and degrees complying with the requirements of the Austrian Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN offers a variety of international programmes to global students in English study language and offers some of these programmes also as dual-degree inter-university programmes.

 

Programmes for global students:

Universidad Central de Nicaragua offers a range of degree programmes to international students as stand alone or as inter-university dual degree programmes:

 

Validation programmes:

Validation of postgraduate foreign degrees earned at Master and Doctor level acc. to Nicaraguan law. Validation is the award of the equivalent degree based on validation of the foreign award.

 

Taught online programmes (study language is English):

MBA Master of Business Administration (executive or regular options)

The MBA programme is also available in combination with Universidad Azteca (Mexico) Master of Business Administration and/or with Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia UCAM (Spain) Magister in Business Administration (Mag.) inter-university dual degree options.

DBA Doctor of Business Administration (executive or regular options)

The MBA and DBA programmes are also available as consecutive combined degree options in one single enrolment.

The MBA and DBA programmes are also available as inter-university dual degree programmes with Universidad Azteca (Mexico).

 

Research Master (top-up by thesis only option, study language is English):

Master of Science (MSc) in one of the following study areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Social Sciences
  • Education Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Business Informatics
  • Law
  • International Relations

The Research Master programmes are optionally available as inter-university dual degree programmes (MSc) with Universidad Azteca.

 

Research Doctorates:

Universidad Azteca offers joint inter-university dual degree programmes with Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN for Research (PhD) Doctorates by thesis in the following study areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Social Sciences
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Business Informatics
  • Law
  • International Relations

Admission requirements are an MPhil level masters qualification and the transfer of credits to the period of instruction from coursework in order to be admitted directly to the research phase of the doctorate to be completed by dissertation thesis.

 

Contact Us:

Tel:  +43 – 664 – 342 9717

Contact: Dean Gerhard Berchtold

Email: internationaladmissions@ucn.edu.ni  |  gerhard@businessschooldirect.info

Address: Universidad Central de Nicaragua UCN – European Programmes
Central Campus
Semáforos del Zumen 03 Cuadras al Oeste,
1 cuadra al Norte,
Managua,
Nicaragua

Websites: http://ucn.edu.ni  |  http://businessschooldirect.info  (European Programmes)

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