Business Studies is a very popular discipline in Latin America. Latin America is actually home to several high-impact and widely acclaimed universities that run some of the best business schools in the world. These schools are responsible for creating a more progressive and visionary class of business graduates who occupy influential positions in regional and global society. Today we are going to talk about those schools that every business studies enthusiast should know about.
All the business schools mentioned in the list have achieved outstanding results in international rankings. They have outperformed many business schools around the world on a number of metrics such as teacher-student ratio, course curriculum, international collaborations, alumni network, etc. So, if you make it to any of these schools, you will be doing your future a favor.
Here are the best Latin American business schools you should know about:
- EGADE Business School, Mexico
EGADE Business School, short for Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas, is a graduate school of the prestigious Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) which is among the largest private universities in the region. The school was established in 1995 but was instead a group of several business schools which were later unified to become what it is today in 2010. Duly accredited by the European Quality Improvement System and the association for the advancement of college schools of business, it offers a range of academic programs, from MBAs to dual degrees.
- Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile
The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile has a faculty that offers a myriad of academic programs in business administration. The prestige of these programs comes from the fact that the university is among the oldest and most highly regarded universities in the country. It administers the School of Business Administration and the Institute of Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The faculty offers a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs which are complemented by numerous certification programs.
- Business School Sao Paulo, Brazil
When it comes to providing world-class executive education in business, Business School São Paulo is the place to look. An offshoot of Anhembi Morumbi University, or Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, BSP is actively involved in training individuals and organizations to participate in a better business world. There are several programs that can be used here, such as a certificate course in branding, a postgraduate course that covers multiple aspects of marketing, and a certificate in international trade and foreign trade, another postgraduate course that teaches skills related to contract management and international intelligence.
- Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
Founded in 1944, the Fundação Getulio Vargas, or FGV, is a higher education institution with a high reputation in the region as a think tank that promotes the socio-economic development of the country. It aims to train qualified people for the administration of the country. Many organizations around the world consider the Fundação Getulio Vargas to be the most influential think tank in all of Latin America that has raised an army of highly skilled professionals. Currently, FGV offers many educational programs including MBA and PhD programs in Business Administration, Public Administration, and Economics. Powered by no less than 90 research centres, the think tank is able to harness the potential of its students through an intensive research-driven framework.
- Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico
Finally, last on the list is the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Simply called the Autonomous Institute of Technology of Mexico, it is considered a leading institution in the country that runs some of the most popular programs in business studies. To date, there are 38 university programs administered by it. These programs have been grouped under various academic divisions of which the Academic Division of Management and Accounting, also known as the Business School, oversees the governance of degree programs relating to business studies.
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