ESAN was the first academic institution specialized in business administration for graduate students to be created in the spanish speaking world. It was founded on July 25th, 1963, under an agreement between the governments of Peru and the United States of America. Its organization and implementation was entrusted to the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University, California.
Transformed into Universidad ESAN on 12 July 2003 (by Law No. 28,021), now offers master's degrees in Business Administration, specialized masters (in Organization and People Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Health Services Management, Management and Development of Real Estate , Information Technology Management, Finance and Corporate Law, Finance), five undergraduate programs, executive education programs in various formats, corporate programs and other academic and professional services.
ESAN is a private nonprofit Peruvian institution, international in its scope, with academic and managerial autonomy.