In 1984 Maria initiated her career at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey as a Professor at the Research Center in Informatics, where she performed several activities such as consulting, research and teaching.
In 1996 Maria joined the Virtual University where she was appointed Director of the Graduate Program of Engineering and Technology.
In 2003 she was appointed Associate Director at the Graduate Program of Engineering in Campus Monterrey. In 2007 she returns to the Vice-rectory for On-Line Programs (Virtual University) where she was appointed as Academic Director.
Maria del Socorro holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Technology, an MBA, and a PhD in Business with major in Technology Management granted by Tecnológico de Monterrey. Part of her doctoral studies where at Glasgow University.