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Masters of the University in Professional Studies

Master of the University in Professional Studies

Máster Universitario en Estudios Profesionales

Professional Certification

Degree requirements for the Master of Professional Studies: At least a professional qualification at level 5 or 6 of the European Qualifications Framework as entry requirement, plus professional training, certification and expert experience equal to 60 ECTS credits or a qualification at level 7.

At Universidad Azteca, applicants may earn up to 100% of the credits required for the Master of Professional Studies degree through Certification of Chartered, Certified, Statutory or Licensed Professionals in regulated or guilded professions, whereby, the profession must be listed in an applicable National Vocational Qualifications framework at the corresponding level of comparable higher education; or is a regulated profession in the country of residence and professional practice of the applicant.

Examples of professionals include Chartered or Certified Managers, Marketing, Management Consultants (CMC), Accountants, Financial Services, Paramedics, to name but a few.

The degree programmes qualified for this award are in the Professional Studies area. The process of validation of professional certification assesses learning as a large body of knowledge with breadth and depth and advanced learning in a single discipline.

Applicants must submit their complete educational and professional portfolio, demonstrating the acquired skills and knowledge.

An evaluation report by an independent Professional, Statutory, Regulatory or Supporting Body or a credential evaluator service will support the application. We consult students on such independent service providers.

Universidad Azteca conducts an evaluation and issues a ruling on admission or rejection, or admission on conditions to successfully complete certain coursework.

Candidates who are admitted will be invited to a diagnostic online-examination of the degree requirements.

These ad eundem degrees are earned degrees, not honorary, because they recognise formal and professional learning and qualification.

Earn credit by Licenses and Certificates

If you have already attained certain licenses or certificates within your chosen profession or areas of interest, you may be well on your way to completing a degree at Universidad Azteca. Universidad Azteca will grant credit for current professional licenses or certificates that have been evaluated and approved for credit by the University´s Academic Council.

Students who have earned one of the licenses or certificates listed must submit notarized copies of the license or certificate and current renewal card (if appropriate) in order to receive credit. In addition, for health-related certifications and licenses, a transcript of the course completed must be issued by the hospital or agency through which they were completed.

Earn credit through workplace learning and Corporate and Business Training Courses

Credit for Courses You’ve Taken at Work

Universidad Azteca recognizes that many adults have acquired knowledge through their everyday work activities and from courses, classes, and seminars completed in the workplace. As a result, you may be eligible for college credit for courses you have taken at work. Universidad Azteca awards credit for employer, union, or professional association courses. Students may be able to earn credit for courses taken at their workplace or through union or professional associations.

Earn credit through credit recommendation

The purpose of Credit Recommendation is to help people obtain academic credit for learning acquired outside the sponsorship of colleges and universities by evaluation and credit recommendations for formal educational programmes and courses sponsored by non-collegiate organizations who are non degree granting and who offer courses to their employees, members, or customers. These non-collegiate organizations include business and industry, labour unions, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. The credit recommendations are intended to awarding credit to persons who have successfully completed non-collegiate sponsored instruction. In this way, students will be assisted in receiving academic credit for learning gained through such instruction.

The recommendation is based on the proposition that it is sound educational practice for colleges and universities to grant academic credit for quality educational programmes conducted by non-collegiate organizations, provided that the courses are appropriate to an individual’s educational programme.

Legal basis, fields of study and scope of studies

Type: University course according to Art. 59 Ley General de Educación, Mexico.

State Recognition (RVOE) of the Universidad Azteca in Mexico by the General Directorate for Higher and University Education of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) for studies in the fields of study Humanidades (Educación, Pedagogía), Ciencias Administrativas y Sociales, Ciencias de Salud y Psicología, Derecho , Informatíca, Arquitectura et.al. is available.

Universidad Azteca offers courses at all three levels (Licenciatura, Maestría, Doctorado), with RVOE and university-owned. The Universidad Azteca is entitled to award doctorates.

Scope: 90 ECTS credits. In Mexico, after the Licenciatura (at least 240 ECTS), a minimum of 60 ECTS (75 créditos SACA) is required for the Master’s.

Type and target group

Implementing and awarding university: Universidad Azteca, Chalco, Mexico.

University department in Austria: Universidad Azteca European Programs.

Target group: Master’s students who transfer their academic achievements to the Universidad Azteca and complete the master’s program with exams or a thesis.

Focus: application-specific.

Fields of study:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Health and Nursing Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Technology

Study languages: German, English, Spanish

Admission: Diploma course, which entitles to postgraduate studies and ECTS credit points from postgraduate studies and comparable professional training and further education (EQF and national qualification levels) e.g. at research institutes.

Modality and direction

Modality: Distance learning with face-to-face events and exams in Austria.

In the modality of “blended learning” with face-to-face events, courses with an examination character are held.

Scientific director: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Berchtold, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Luhan, Prof. Dr. Ricardo Saavedra Hidalgo, Prof. Dr. Felipe Fernández Rivadulla, Prof. Dr. Endler.

Study Plan

Transfer credits – Free electives Test mode ECTS
Transfer from a master’s degree / EQF level 7 Credits Transfer Up to 60
Optional subjects from a master’s degree at the Universidad Azteca Exam Difference to 60
Scholar module compulsory subject Test mode ECTS
Research project Presentation 12
Thesis / research project / examination / Final thesis Test mode ECTS
Written work in the specialization area Written work, presentation, and examination 18
Master’s requirements Test mode ECTS
total ECTS Defence / Master’s examination 90

Qualification level: Level 7 of the Mexican Qualifications Framework MMC

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