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Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración

The Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (Institute of Advanced Studies in Administration, IESA) is a private non-profit Venezuelan business school with campuses in Caracas, Maracaibo and Valencia.[1] It was founded in 1965.[2] It has its own publisher, Ediciones IESA.

IESA is considered Venezuela's leading business school, and it played a key role in the neoliberal economic policy of the second administration of Carlos Andrés Pérez (1989 - 1993). A number of academics from it (including Moisés Naím and Ricardo Hausmann) were appointed ministers, and the group became known as the "IESA Boys," in analogy to Chile's Chicago Boys.[3]

IESA is triple accredited by the three leading global business school accreditation associations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. In the 2009 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report[4] the school was ranked 9th in South America.

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  1. ^ IESA, IESA
  2. ^ IESA, Historia
  3. ^ DiJohn, Johnathan (2009), From windfall to curse?: oil and industrialization in Venezuela, 1920 to the present, Penn State Press. p113
  4. ^ "QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2009 North America".

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