New Daemen Partnership Opens Doors for Colombian Students

June 6, 2014

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Pictured are Dr. Michael Brogan and Diego Mauricio Mazo CuervoPictured are Dr. Michael Brogan and Diego Mauricio Mazo Cuervo.

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Graduate-level students in Colombia will have the unique opportunity to earn a master’s degree in global business from both Daemen College and Ceipa University in Sabaneta through a new academic partnership between the two institutions.

A Memorandum of Agreement for this international collaboration, which is the first of its kind Daemen has established with a Colombian university, was formally signed June 5 by Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, who represented Daemen President Gary A. Olson, and Diego Mauricio Mazo Cuervo, dean of Ceipa University.

“We are pleased that Daemen will be working in partnership with Ceipa University and believe this is a valuable opportunity to enhancing and expanding the college’s international footprint in graduate education,” said Olson. “With this initiative, participating students will be well-prepared to pursue their professional endeavors in global business in their native country and around the world.”

Brogan noted “this relationship will allow Daemen to engage with Colombian students in a way that will broaden their perspectives and provide them with a more global, comprehensive education that will further develop their skills.”

Through the MOA, Ceipa University students will take graduate courses at their home institution as well as online courses offered by Daemen. The degree program will culminate with the Colombian students traveling to Daemen’s campus to participate in a final two-week course, giving them the chance to experience living and learning in the United States. Upon completion, students will receive a master’s degree in global business from Daemen and Ceipa, which specializes in business education.

The MOA with Ceipa University is part of Daemen’s initiatives to become more internationally connected and to develop academic partnerships with colleges and universities that will benefit students throughout the world.

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