A Message from the Dean

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am immensely proud of my time to date at the helm of this prestigious School.  Over the past six years, together with the rest of the leadership team, we have worked hard to craft the important achievements featured here on our website.

Since its creation in 1934, our School has built up a historic tradition and prestige as the alma mater of great professionals who have forged Chile’s history in the public and private spheres, down the ages, and under a range of governments. It is always a challenge to live up to this proud tradition, but we have taken on the challenge with relish and conviction, and met it, thanks to the leadership of our outstanding faculty, students, and alumni.

We are a School which encompasses diverse visions and points of view, and our contributions to the economic and commercial development of the country are enriched and informed by debates over ideas, and a global perspective.  The common thread is our passion for excellence, making us a unique place to develop or refine world views, address urgent problems, and forge possible solutions.

The School is also concerned with creating unparalleled opportunities for social mobility, through programs allowing every talent, whatever its origin, a chance to shine. We are proud to be leading the way at University level in encouraging equality of opportunity, via academic merit scholarships (Becas de Excelencia Académica) and our Priority Admissions System for Educational Equality (Sistema de Ingreso Prioritario de Equidad Educativa).

Finally, I want to highlight the quality of our leadership team, past and present.  Teamwork has been key to the success that has brought us international and national recognition and accolades, including our international AACSB accreditation, to name but one. Our leadership in the rankings of AméricaEconomía and the magazine QuéPasa is another well-deserved badge of merit.

I invite you to browse these pages and find out more about these and our many other activities, too numerous to mention here. 


Manuel Agosin
School of Economics and Business
Universidad de Chile