Due to its initial relationship with Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, Universidad ESAN has from its early days cultivated a strong international course. The result of such orientation has been the large number of cooperative agreements with universities and school from all over the world covering faculty and student exchanges, cooperative research work and memberships with international academic networks. Among the latter: AACSB, CLADEA, EFMD, NIBES and PIM.
PIM (Partnership in International Management)
PIM is a cooperative program that enables the international exchange of Management students between the institutions members of the consortium. These institutions are regarded as first class in their region. Currently the consortium has 58 members, all of them educational institutions highly regarded worldwide.
Only institutions with a high quality MBA are invited to apply for PIM membership. These schools are the best ranked within their region, have a wide range of courses in English and actively participate in international student exchanges with different business schools or universities in different regions of the world.
The selection is rigorous and the consortium accepts only one school or university a year, which must meet certain requirements for PIM membership.
ESAN was welcomed as a member of PIM at the annual meeting held in Mexico City in late 2003, thus becoming the first and only member of PIM in Peru. A key criterion taken into account for this designation was the high level of student exchanges during the previous 6 years in MBA and doctoral programs. During that period, 66 students were received from prestigious MBA programs worldwide and 83 Peruvian students were sent abroad.
Other criteria taken into account were the amount and quality of the local teaching staff, the diverse origins of its international faculty, the emphasis on English language education, the prestige of its MBA program by various foreign rankings and accreditations and the excellence in student services. The list of consortium members is detailed at the PIM website.