Greetings from the Dean

More than thirty years ago, a group of visionary professors at the Universidad Externado de Colombia decided to create a revolutionary program that was introduced a few years before the political, economic, social and international transformations which today still characterize our world.

We endeavored toward a combination of studies from diverse areas—with special emphasis placed on finance and government–, the study of international relations and in the need for students to be proficient in various languages and to do academic and cultural student exchanges abroad. These curricular innovations became reality: broadening the work possibilities of the professionals with an understanding of the world, a desire to act in it and transform it. Our professionals have the capability to analyze and make decisions on a diverse set of the issues and in a diverse set of sectors that are directly tied to the national and international realities.

These curricular innovations became reality: broadening the work possibilities of the professionals with an understanding of the world, a desire to act in it and transform it.

The Faculty of Finance, Government and International Relations is a school of solid studies with undergraduate programs that have high quality accreditation with 35 student exchange agreements for students and with 300 professors and researchers with top tier academic qualifications. Furthermore, we have around 200 agreements for the carrying out of internships, a program of public affairs consulting and business and social start-up units. All the foregoing in addition to the institutional services provided to Externadista students by the University.

For the foregoing reasons, it is with great honor that I can affirm that the Faculty of Finance, Government and International Relations of the Universidad Externado de Colombia is one of the most important schools of interdisciplinary and international studies in the country.

Roberto Hinestrosa

Dean of the Faculty of Finance, Government and International Relations