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This research analyzes the Saber Pro tests of the Business Administration programs in Colombia through a descriptive study with a quantitative approach based on secondary data. The results of the generic and specific competencies evaluated in the Saber Pro tests in the years 2016 to 2020 exposed by the ICFES were considered. As population and sample, 184 Business Administration programs were taken for the years 2016, 181 (2017), 177 (2018), 185 (2019) and 174 (2020). The findings show that in generic competencies the lowest results were associated with citizenship competencies, written communication, and quantitative reasoning. Regarding specific competencies, the lowest performance results were financial and organizational management. This panorama casts doubt on the quality of business administration programs and calls upon Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to seek the development of competencies in their students that will guarantee them the adequate exercise of their profession.

Yeiny Liset Sierra Umaña, Fundación Universitaria de San Gil

Director of the Scientia Karayurú research group, Fundación Universitaria de San Gil, Yopal, Colombia, economist from Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Master in Development Studies and Management from Universidad de La Salle. E-mail:, ORCID 0000-0002-7676-5590

Diana Marcela Gómez Ramírez, Fundación Universitaria de San Gil

Research professor, Fundación Universitaria de San Gil, Yopal, Business Administrator, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, Master's degree in Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales,, ORCID 0000-0001-7127-0014

Johana Alexandra Bayona Albarracín, Fundación Universitaria de San Gil

Research professor, Fundación Universitaria de San Gil, Yopal, Public Accountant, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Master in Law with emphasis in Taxation, Universidad Externado de Colombia,, ORCID 0000-0002-3549-2821

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