Formation that transforms lives


Tecnológico de Monterrey’s goal is to produce information capable of transforming lives.

We use educational experiences to shape individuals into agents of change willing to work for the benefit of all—individuals who take responsibility for their own lives and are aware that their actions can transform others—capable, talented, upright, committed, involved visionaries with a global perspective and entrepreneurial spirit, not only at the university, but in all spheres of their lives.

Our students’ education is a vital component of our ability to excel. Students are encouraged to transform their economic, political, environmental, and social realities on a social, professional, and personal level.


The principles underlying the vision, educational philosophy, identity, and unity of all campuses and academic units pertaining to Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, or Tecnológico de Monterrey, are based on the ideals of our founders and serve as an ethical reference point for the rules that directly govern our institutional and academic decisions and behaviors.




Core Values

Principle 1

Tecnológico de Monterrey is committed to core values and promotes ethical behavior. The members of our university community are committed to honesty, respect for personal dignity, justice, equality, responsibility, trust, solidarity, hard work, fulfillment of duty, and self-realization.


Freedom of expression

Principle 2

Tecnológico de Monterrey respects freedom of expression, which means the right of our students, employees, professors, and executives to express their thoughts on any issue, provided they do so on behalf of themselves and not the university as a whole.


Freedom of association

Principle 3

Tecnológico de Monterrey respects the right of individuals to freely associate, provided their activities and goals do not conflict with our principles, vision, or operations.


Respect for intellectual property

Principle 4

Tecnológico de Monterrey respects intellectual property rights. Therefore, we recognize the right of ownership necessary for stimulating creative activity, avoiding plagiarism, and fostering economic development grounded in knowledge.


Diversity of thought and academic freedom

Principle 5

Tecnológico de Monterrey is committed to diversity of thought and cultural diversity. We respect the academic freedom of our professors, provided their activities and goals do not conflict with our principles, vision, or operations. Academic freedom includes a professor’s responsibility to respect his or her students’ intellectual freedom and values and involves refraining from proselytizing on behalf of any one political, religious, or ideological group.


Equal opportunity

Principle 6

Tecnológico de Monterrey operates under the principle of equal opportunity. For this reason, we do not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, medical condition, religion, political affiliation, or disability status.


Sustainable development

Principle 7

Tecnológico de Monterrey is committed to sustainable development. This can be seen in the research, teaching, and operations we carry out. For Tecnológico de Monterrey, sustainability means thinking about a future where environmental, social, and economic considerations are balanced in the search for a better quality of life.


Creating and developing socially responsible companies

Principle 8

Tecnológico de Monterrey is committed to creating and developing socially responsible companies in a market economy. We promote innovation, creativity, the use of technology, and an entrepreneurial spirit in all our community members.


Civic engagement

Principle 9

Tecnológico de Monterrey promotes civic engagement in the university community through student and academic activities.


Enduring professor and employee development

Principle 10

Tecnológico de Monterrey is committed to the long-lasting development of its employees and provides them with a range of resources for this purpose.


Desarrollo permanente de profesores y colaboradores

Estamos comprometidos con el desarrollo permanente de quienes laboran en la institución, poniendo a su disposición diversos recursos para ese fin. Es responsabilidad de profesores y colaboradores aprovecharlos para actualizarse permanentemente y fortalecer así su vocación académica, su desarrollo profesional y su crecimiento personal.


Apertura al debate de los grandes temas

Propiciamos la apertura a la discusión de los grandes temas del entorno político, económico, social y cultural tanto nacional como global. Para tal propósito promovemos la presencia en la institución de científicos, intelectuales, políticos y otros líderes de opinión para exponer y debatir sus puntos de vista, con el fin de contribuir a la formación de los integrantes de la comunidad educativa como personas, ciudadanos y profesionales.


The principles in which our Vision, our educational philosophy, our identity and all of our Campus and academic entities unity, are based in the Tecnológico de Monterrey founders´ ideals. Also, they are an ethical reference for the group of norms and reglaments that determine, in a direct way, institutional and academic decisions and their behavior.



Innovation: We are passionate about the disruption that generates value.

  • We break paradigms creating new opportunities for our public.
  • We are entrepreneurs, we generate ideas oriented to the public we serve and make them a reality.
  • We support and recognize people, so they can generate changes, take risks and learn from their mistakes.

Integrity: We exert freedom with responsibility.

  • We are congruent, we lead with the truth and reject non-ethical behavior.
  • We are responsible of our behavior and our decisions are consistent with our principles and values.
  • We use the Institution´s resources in an austere and honest manner.

Collaboration: We achieve the vision together.

  • We encourage and recognize collaborative and multidisciplinary work.
  • We act with high standards, we empower people and remove barriers that prevent us from collaborating.
  • We place collective success before individual achievements.

Empathy and Inclusion: We always put people in first place.

  • We take time to listen, understand, support and develop our community members.
  • We respect the dignity of people and value the diversity of our community.
  • We encourage compassion and learn to live in harmony with our differences.

Global Citizenship: We work for a sustainable world.

  • We are conscious citizens with a global vision.
  • We work together to solve the problems of the world and those of the most vulnerable communities.
  • We promote sustainable development for the benefit of future generations and the planet.


"Leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship for human flourish".


Cutting-edge educational model, focused on the development of leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Human sense formation.
Institutional Prestige built through the actions of our alumni.
Correlation with alumni, enterprises and institutions.