UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES, SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (UASM)
Universidad de Los Andes is a private, non-profit institution of recognized academic excellence in Latin America, located in Bogota, Colombia. Since its foundation in 1948, the University has committed to offering a well-rounded education, providing its students an interdisciplinary environment that integrates arts, sciences, and humanities. This promise, coupled with the highest international academic standards, has allowed the Universidad de Los Andes to educate the intellectual, technical, business and humanist leaders that have played an active role in the production of thought, science, and progress in Latin America.
The University is comprised of nine schools strategically located in downtown Bogota, at a beautiful historical campus that integrates colonial buildings with modern state-of-the-art constructions. The campus offers our community the latest technological resources, an integrated library system, specialized classrooms and recreational and sports facilities.
The School of Management
UniAndes’ School of Management (UASM), founded in 1972, is widely recognized as one of the top business schools in Latin America. UASM is internationally and nationally accredited by the most prestigious institutions in business academic standards such as AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. These three accreditations are globally known as Triple Crown, and only 1% of the Business Schools in the entire world have this recognition.
Other organizations and publications have also recognized UASM´s commitment to business education:
- The Aspen Institute ranked UASM among the top 100 global business schools concerned with social and environmental issues.
- America Economia Magazine ranked UASM’s MBA among the best MBA programs in Latin America ( 4th position).
- The EdUniversal selection recognized UASM as the only academic institution in Colombia to be a top business school internationally known.
UASM’s Mission is:
To contribute towards the well-rounded education and development of socially responsible citizens, embracing an international perspective, committed to their country and capable of creating, understanding and developing organizations.
To contribute, as an academic community interacting with organizations, to the construction, embodiment, teaching, and dissemination of management knowledge for society’s development.
Research has been a feature of UASM since its creation and has been nationally recognized. Between 1965 and 1998, it registered the greatest number of studies in the field of Management in Colombia (15% of total research output identified). Beyond these results, it is important to highlight two distinguishing features of the nature of UASM’s research: the diversity of its topics and its relevance to the context.
Currently, UASM has five research groups: Marketing; Finance; and Organizational Studies, Public Management, and Business History. Since 2002, approximately 300 publications have been produced by UASM faculty which includes national and international books, Chapters in books, academic articles, monographs and working papers in different areas of management.
Our Research Center
UASM has a Strategy and Competitiveness Center which concentrates research and consulting projects in areas such as competitiveness, clusters, sustainability, regional economy and regulation, innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy for private and public organizations and corporate social responsibility.
Our Alliances and Projects
UASM believes the highest standard in international business education is only achieved through the development of close, collaborative relations with other institutions. Today the School holds several international alliances and projects that include:
SUMAQ Alliance: Composed of seven leading schools of management in Latin-America and Instituto de Empresa in Spain, this alliance aims to offer managerial executive education to multidomestic and multinational companies.
Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN) with Harvard: Invaluable source to support UASM’s Social Responsibility Initiative and has been very productive in teaching, research, and service.
Babson-UASM alliance: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship (STEP) research projects. In addition, UASM is trying to develop consultancy projects for students from both schools, as well as other executive education activities together.
World Resources Institute (WRI): UASM and WRI signed an agreement to develop the New Ventures Programme in Colombia.
Moore Foundation: UASM received a US$600.000 grant for training environmental managers and policymakers.
Cornell, Hospitality/BoP: An alliance is being built with Cornell University to develop a joint programme in hospitality and explore the possibility to participate in Cornell’s consortium Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Learning Lab.
International exchange programme on the regulation of water services and sustainability: This initiative aims at fostering new advances in the regulation of the water and sewerage sector, with a view of benefiting the users and promoting sector improvements.
ALADEN Alliance: In August 2008, a MoU was signed between CENTRUM (Peru), COPPEAD (Brazil),
EGADE (México) IESA, (Venezuela) and UASM with the purpose of collaborating in academic activities such as research and publications, students and faculty exchanges, among others.
Wharton´s Global Consortium Practicum: Joint consulting projects of MBA students from UASM and Wharton