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It is in the love for Africa and the confidence in its talents that the founders of the ISM plant in 1992, the first seeds of what would soon become the first Subsaharian African Business School.

25 years later, ISM remains true to its mission that is not only to train a new generation of managers and African leaders , but also to strengthen its militant and citizen commitment to promote higher education quality accessible to everyone.

Today ISM have trained nearly 20,000 leaders and managers not only from some thirty countries but active in all regions of the world and in all sectors of the economy.

The MBA ISM Dakar is a program promoting exchanges, experiences and challenges and to emphasise the professional career and entrepreneurial abilities of students.


ITESO is the Jesuit University of Guadalajara. Founded in 1957, it belongs to a network of over 228 Jesuit universities around the world. They all share a 450-year-old tradition of Jesuit education, a tradition that has historically been at the center of world thought, known for educating leaders in all the fields of science and art.

ITESO is known for its academic excellence, a profound concern for both local and global contexts, and its commitment to the improvement of people’s living conditions. Its comprehensive educational project looks to develop intelligence and sensitivity, to educate free and socially responsible young men and women for life, in an environment that is ideal for discovering and growing.

Studying at ITESO means sharing a Jesuit education with one and a half million students around the world.

You can be a part of a multicultural environment and study with over 9000 students from Mexico, and from other countries such as Argentina, Brazil, the United States, France, Finland, Holland and Switzerland, who study at our university through the Academic Exchange Program.


MODUL University Vienna (MU) is an internationally-oriented organization for research and education on tourism, sustainable development, new media technology, and public governance. It was established by the Vienna Economic Chamber of Commerce and approved by the Austrian Accreditation Council in 2007. MU combines a strong academic foundation with a commitment to sustainability and innovation as the key drivers of long-term success. It aims to foster independent and original research and bring the benefits of innovation to the research community and the general public. MU builds upon an international network of partner universities, commercial enterprises and public institutions. Its faculty comprises renowned Austrian and international scholars who have a strong commitment to develop this young organization into a leading research platform in its fields.

In pursuit of its mission, the university will respond creatively to local, national and global change. It will initiate and support internationalization, lifelong learning, equity and social justice. MODUL University Vienna applies rigorous standards of scholarship and promotes the principles of freedom of scientific thought and teaching as well as equal opportunity. Following the tradition of the MODUL training center for vocational education, the university commits itself to continuous quality improvement and the extension of its educational programs. First-class education in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Sustainable Development, Public Governance, International Management, and New Media Technology empowers graduates to occupy executive positions world-wide.


“The philosophy that inspired the founding of the University of Lima is oriented toward the pursuit of scientific truth and the preparation of highly trained professionals with humanistic culture and criteria for continuous updating and improvement. One of our priorities is to train students in ethical standards and democratic principles.

The increasingly intense advance in science and technology represents a constant challenge for any university; therefore, it is necessary to give adequate responses by dedicating significant resources to teaching and research. Both, teaching and research must be supported by the most modern laboratories and equipment.

The vocation for service of the University of Lima urges the institution to build leaders with a comprehensive vision, committed to the country and willing to decisively contribute to the progress and development of Peruvian society.”


Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo is a non-profit private university located in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Founded by Dr. Carlos Ortega Maldonado, it was accredited by CONESUP, then the Ecuadorian higher education governing agency. Its modern campus is located in Samborondón (Greater Guayaquil). One distinctive program of UEES is the College of International Studies, home to the International Careers Program, the School of Translation and Interpretation, the School of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics, the Center for International Education and the Graduate School of Business where the MBA along with multiple master level programs are transforming students into world class leaders.


UNIR is a private international university from Spain founded in 2009, has over 27,000 active students and 38,900 alumni. 

UNIR is distinguished by its distance studies based on ICT, a new concept of online university, a methodology adapted to student so they can finish their degree or master successfully.

The mission is to ensure that any person who aspires to receiving a solid university education is able to access it. UNIR eliminate the barriers of distance, schedules, location, culture or any social impediment by providing high quality education through the use of the modern technologies.

In Economics and Business, the UNIR offers specialised Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in management, finance, marketing, logistics, operations and processes.

The Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the field of Economics and Business at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) have grown from the need to train excellent managers who can respond to market demands, while remaining mindful of the ethical and humanistic values that distinguish managers trained at our institution.

Economics and Business is structured as the learning network within the University that specialises in training future professionals and directors who can manage, lead, take decisions, solve problems, develop projects, etc. within the environment and needs faced by today’s firms, both national and international, to adapt to changes, productivity and competitiveness.

To provide this approach to the business world, our teaching faculty is composed of PhDs and prestigious academics and managers connected to the business world.

We also have many collaboration agreements with important national and multinational companies that permit our students to supplement their educational itineraries with internship programmes.


The history of UBT is one of courage and vision, one that sought to fill the need for specialized and quality business education that would be of benefit to the labor market in Saudi Arabia. Over a short period of 12 years, UBT expanded tremendously by implementing the key factors of effective and courageous leadership while prioritizing a high value for quality education.

UBT began as a simple junior college in the year 2000, offering classes to both genders that granted business-related diplomas, and quickly progressed by 2003 into a full-fledged four-year college (CBA) offering six programs. In 2008, the College of Engineering and Information Technology was established, offering five programs, followed by the College of Advertising in 2011.

By the year 2015, the Research and Consultation Centre was in place, adding even more advantage to those who sought Higher Education. Currently, UBT is successfully operated under its governing body which consists of The Board of Trustees (BOT), The University Council (Senate), The Scientific Council, The College Council/s, The Departmental Council/s, all of which are approved by the Supreme Council of Higher Education.


Woxsen School of Business was established with a vision to be a premier B-school fostering innovative & entrepreneurial mindsets. The faculty is drawn from top B-schools of the world covering academia & industry. The students are selected based on their performance in GMAT/other tests. The one-year program is for those with work experience. The two-year program is for those with nil/less work experience. An unique feature of Woxsen, the Trade Tower – an incubation cell and an entrepreneurial ‘lab’ where entrepreneurial ideas are nurtured into reality. Woxsen also encourages an international outlook with immersion programs at Nanyang and Mannheim business school.


Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB )is the flagship B-school of Xavier University and was established out of a unique ‘social contract’  between the Government of the State of Odisha and the Odisha Jesuit Society in 1987. The first of its kind in the Eastern region, XIMB, was born out of the willingness to provide service to people and society and functions in the Jesuit spirit of ‘Magis’ which means ‘more’ or ‘better’. It is acknowledged as a premier business school which provides quality management programs and endeavours to develop ‘thought leaders’ as futuristic managers with strong ethics and values. It has been rated A* (the best in class) by CRISIL a reputed rating agency of India.

The Management of the Institute is in the hands of a Board of Governors, consisting of representatives of the Jesuit Society, the Government of India, the Government of Odisha , eminent industrialists and educationists. XIMB has a distinction of consistently being rated on the criteria of intellectual capital, amongst the top business schools in the country and its faculty and research scholars have published their papers in reputed journals and authored monographs and books published by reputed publishers. XIMB also publishes, two reputed international journals, Vilakshan and IJDSR (International Journal of Development and Social Research) .The institute has 42 permanent and 4 adjunct faculty members. More than ninety five percent (95%) of the faculty hold Ph.Ds.

The institute offers an MBA in Business Management (MBA-BM),an Executive MBA(EMBA and a doctoral program(Ph.D.).It enrolls three hundred and sixty students for the MBA-BM program and about thirty executives for the EMBA program, every year. XIMB as part of its international relations also offers student exchange programs with the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland and IESEG Institute of Management in France. The institute provides excellent placement opportunities through the CAS (Career Advisory Services) and successfully manages to place all its students in meaningful careers.

XIMB not only imparts management education but also extends service to the region, state and nation by implementing socio-economic development projects in collaboration with international agencies and the Government . Collaborative studies and cooperation between the institute and state agencies and the Legislature are both a special responsibility and a unique opportunity which positions XIMB as a driver for creating opportunities for the growth and development of local businesses and entrepreneurs.

In May 2013, the Government of Odisha passed the Xavier University Act and the Xavier University was established. The twenty seven year old Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) then became a constituent unit of the university but retains its position as the flagship school of the university.


The Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) at Zayed University is a general management program firmly grounded in the functional areas of the business enterprise. Courses are designed to introduce managers to developments significantly impacting business including technological advances, globalization and the internet economy.

The faculty delivering this program are specialists in their respective fields of study who bring a depth of knowledge and an emphasis on practical application, both of which are essential to creating a business-relevant master’s degree program.