Founded in 1983, is the first business school in Ecuador. ESPAE has graduated 2600 students. It offers the following masters programs: 2 MBAs (part time and executive), project management, healthcare management, and sustainable agribusiness. In addition, it also offers executive education programs such as: in-companies, top management programs, and diverse courses for professional updating. Since August 2014 ESPAE has been certified AACSB international, being the first business school in Ecuador with such certification. Moreover, ESPAE has an ISO 9001 certification for its education processes; is PMI certified as Registered Education Provider; and it is PRME-signatory.