English-taught courses in Uruguay
Study in Uruguay

English-taught courses

To facilitate the integration of international students, Universidad ORT Uruguay offers some courses which are taught entirely in English. Other university courses are offered as dual-language courses, meaning that lectures are given in Spanish with course materials and assessments available in English.

All courses are subject to confirmation 

  • Global Management

    (48 contact hours, 6 ECTS credits) 

    Course description: The objective of this course is for each student to be able to know, understand and apply the basic fundamentals of managing organizations in global contexts. Students will complete an array of specific activities, related to each of the key managerial concepts as well as immerse themselves in practical applications related to today’s complex business world. By the end of the semester students will: Understand the global framework and environment in which contemporary organizations must thrive. Be able to assess how firms manage on the global stage. Be able to critically analyze organizational case situations in each of the four functions of management (Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling); Grasp the main competences managers must develop to succeed and have a thorough understanding of the skills, abilities, and tools needed in today’s competitive and global world; and be able to identify and use appropriate management techniques and tools for managing organizations in global contexts. 

  • Strategy and Competition

    (64 contact hours, 7 ECTS credits)

    Course description: In this capstone course, students use and integrate the management knowledge, tools, and skills they have acquired throughout their studies formulating business strategies that consider industry structure and a company’s resources and capabilities, placing particular emphasis on the practical feasibility of the proposals they formulate. This is achieved through the extensive use of Harvard Business School-style case studies. Field work on a specific company –usually in an industry undergoing some sort of transition– is required. 

  • Business Finance

    (64 contact hours, 7 ECTS credits)

    Course description: The course’s objective is for participants to understand and apply fundamental concepts and tools of financial management with special consideration to the specific economic conditions in which business activities are developed. Special emphasis is placed on on financial tools for planning and analysis, investment analysis, cost of capital, value creation, working capital management, business restructuring processes and design of financial structure.

     

  • South America in Turmoil

    (48 contact hours, 6 ECTS credits, spring and fall term)

    Course Description: This seminar will attempt to highlight the social and institutional challenges that the region faces. Firstly, we will briefly discuss the evolving political and ideological landscape of the last thirty years. Secondly, and because it´s essential to understand political behavior and partisan support and the cross-national differences, we will highlight in an introductory manner the relevant theories explaining the attitudes and preferences of voters and how representation and demands are structured by political actors. Thirdly, we will focus on the underpinnings of democratic consolidation and the risks of authoritarian temptations. Finally, we will center on social evolution, new forms of political participation and the conflicts that may arise from competing views, discrimination or unfulfilled representation. Throughout the seminar, important emphasis will be placed on the recent wave of social unrest and protests that have spread across the continent.

  • Global Civil Society

    (48 contact hours, 6 ECTS credits)

    Course Description: This course aims at providing students with both a conceptual and empirical framework so they can form an opinion about the existence, functions, transformative potential and challenges faced by civil society activism in an increasingly globalized world. In a disciplinary field dominated by the study of relations between nation-states in an environment that is defined as either fully anarchic or tempered by the action of intergovernmental organizations, we intend to focus on a set of non-governmental actors: domestic and international civil society organizations, social movements and networks of transnational activism. Our reflection is triggered by a few, deceptively simple questions: Is there such thing as a global civil society? How global is global civil society? What are its sources of power and legitimacy? What impact does it have on an international stage that has not assigned it a leading role?

  • Brand and Product Management

    (48 contact hours, 6 ECTS credits)

    Course Description: What is the impact of brands in business strategy? This course probes into the concepts of brand identity and brand equity, and analyzes several approaches in building strong brands. Organizational, financial and legal aspects related to brand management are studied. Participants will be able to: 1. Understand the concept of brand equity, how it is measured and managed, and why it is important for business strategy; 2. Design brands with strong identity and personality, as well as understand the principles of their graphic expression; 3. Create brand names; 4. Develop marketing programs to deploy brand identity; 5. Develop a branding plan.

  • Media Lab

    (48 contact hours, 6 ECTS credits)

    Course Description: Media Lab is a project-based course where innovation and entrepreneurship are encouraged in a co-creative workshop environment. Design Thinking is used throughout the course and provide students with tools to create potential solutions to complex problems that affect our world today. The course focuses on building robust concepts from extensive research, frame challenges, collaborate through brainstorm sessions and ideation sprints to finally present a prototype. Innovation and creativity are key elements of the Media Lab, where ideas are put together with the potential to create a business plan. The course provides the students with the opportunity to develop soft skills and critical thinking, thus help prepare for real-world work challenges.

  • Business Communication

    (48 contact hours, 6 ECTS credits)

    Course Description: In today's rapidly changing environment, organizations must be ready to adapt to new trends, magnify their brand, and cultivate strong relationships with stakeholders, and communication has become one of the most relevant skills in business to get the message across effectively, both to people within and outside the workplace. 

    This subject combines knowledge about marketing, advertising and PR to build relationships that matter, and ensure a better development of the ongoing projects, keep the employees engaged and allow them to understand their tasks, delivering significant messages in a variety of media, including oral presentations, writing, spreadsheets, slideshows and graphic design.

  • Human Rights and Armed Conflicts

    (48 contact hours, 6 ECTS credits)

    Course description: This course provides a basic introduction to international human rights, their conceptual and historical foundations and institutions aimed at protecting them. It also focuses on the international legal regulation of armed conflict – including humanitarian law, human rights law and international criminal law. The purpose of the course is to offer an understanding of the legal challenges of current and future armed conflicts, by analyzing and evaluating concrete contemporary cases around the world.