ESAN University or Universidad ESAN in Spanish (acronym: UE) is a private University located in the Santiago de Surco district in Lima, Peru. ESAN University is a leading business academic institution that was founded in 1963 as the first Graduate School of Business in Latin America. Throughout these years ESAN has achieved a relevant role in Peru, based on the quality of its MBA, specialized masters, executive programs, etc. Currently ESAN University offers undergraduate programs divided in three schools: the School of Economics and Management, the School of Engineering and the School of Law, fields of specialization at the Bachelor level are: Management and Marketing, Management and Finance, Economics and International Business, Information Technology and Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Management Engineering, Organizational Psychology, Consumer Psychology, Corporate Law, etc.
|Established||July 25, 1963|
Silverio Bustos Diaz, PhD
Martin Santana Ormeño, PhD
|Rector||Jorge Talavera Traverso, PhD|
|Dean||Graduate School of Business:|
Peter Yamakawa Tsuja, PhD
Economy and Business Administration:
Jorge Cortez Cumpa, MSc
Javier del Carpio Gallegos, PhD
Alonso de Molina 1652, Monterrico,
In 1962, the U.S. Agency for International Development, established by the US president John F. Kennedy, summons the main business schools to study the possibility of developing management and businesses programs in Latin America. This Project was trusted to Ernst Arbuckle, Dean of the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University, he assumed the challenge and grouped up a team of professors led by Gail M. Oxley and Alan B. Coleman to evaluate in site the feasibility of undertaking this ambitious project. This is how on July 25 of 1963 the Peruvian and American governments founded the “Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados, ESAN” or “ESAN, Graduate School of Business” as known in English. Its organization was trusted to the Stanford Graduate School of Business and professor Alan B. Coleman. Shortly after, a seminar on international high management was taught. A few months later, ESAN opened its doors and professionals from all Latin America applied for studying in the first full-time MBA in the Spanish-speaking world. The following year, on April 1 of 1964, the 1st promotion of the Magister program started classes. More than 54 years have gone by since then, but the tone, style and spirit of the American teachers who forged ESAN remain valid even these days in ESAN University.
ESAN received AMBA (Association of MBAs) accreditation in 2002, being the first Peruvian MBA program and institution of higher education to be internationally credited by this association. In 2013 ESAN University received international accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for 10 of their programs: 7 postgraduate masters and 3 bachelor's degrees.