The Universidad de Chile, founded in 1842, is one of the oldest and highly reputed universities in the country. It is the only national institution (among seven Latin American universities of high recognition), to be included in the ranking of the 350 best universities in the World by the European Union. Besides, it is the only South American member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), an association of some of the World's premier universities, seeking to harness inter-institutional synergies and to kindle cross-fertilization between academia and enterprise (studying topics of specific significance to research universities).
The Faculty of Economics and Business of the Universidad de Chile was founded in 1933, being the first school in the area of economy and business administration in the country. In this Faculty, teaching is organized through the Undergraduate School and the Graduate School of Business and Economics.
The mission of the Graduate School of Business and Economics is to deliver programmes leading to master or doctorate academic degrees in the areas of administration and economics, training executives to work not only in Chile but globally.
The Graduate School has been accreditated by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Executive MBA Council (EMBA). Besides, its MBA for the Americas programme is the only MBA programme in Chile that offers a double degree to its students, being jointly delivered with Tulane University (USA) since 1997. This programme has been ranked among the best MBA programmes in the World by Financial Times and it has been the only Chilean MBA programme included in this ranking and for two years in a row.
Today, the Graduate School has more then 450 students in its Master in Economics, Master in Finance, Executive Master in Finance, Master in Public Policy, Master in Taxation, Master in Management Control, Executive MBA and MBA for the Americas. The School also has a Doctorate in Economics jointly with the Department of Industrial Engineer of the Universidad de Chile, the ITAM in Mexico and the University Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina. There are also regional MBA programmes in the cities of Antofagasta and Concepción. Additionally, the School has presence in Mexico with its Executive Master in Finance and coming soon in other countries in Latin America.