Study by the América Economía magazine

Chilean Business School is the second best in Latin America

The MBA offered at Universidad Católica de Chile distinguished itself in the indicator on academic strength. The Adolfo Ibáñez University and the University of Chile ranked sixth and 10th place, respectively.

Monday, August 24, 2009  

The Catholic University of Chile (UC) ranked second in the ranking on “The best Latin American Business Schools - 2009,” created by the regional magazine América Economía. Incae, the Nicaraguan school founded with support from Harvard, took first place.

The study included 48 Latin American schools and two other Chilean institutions aside from Universidad Católica ranked in the top 10: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (6) and Universidad de Chile (10). The ranking measured the schools’ networking power, academic strength, production and dissemination of knowledge, accreditation, and business environment, among others.

The magazine affirmed that the UC business school is “one of the most powerful academic faculties in Latin America, fulfilling the complicated challenge of balancing a group of professors with excellent academic credentials with professionals from the business community”.

The study also highlighted the infrastructure at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and its research team. Meanwhile, in the case of Universidad de Chile, it affirmed that it has allocated “its research resources to the development of generalist hypotheses that can be proven using the scientific method. The efforts of its academics on this point are unparalleled; they have 202 publications in ISI, more than any other school in the region".