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ESPAE-Graduate School of Management

ESPAE is Ecuador's premier business school, accredited by AACSB International, AMBA and the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) del Project Management Institute PMI®, and ranked among the top business schools in Latin America for the quality of its education and research. Founded in 1983, ESPAE is the first business school in the country and is part of ESPOL (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral), a public university ranked among the top universities in Latin America, reaching 13th in 2020 (top school out of 5 Ecuadorian business schools that participated in the America Economía magazine ranking). ESPAE’s major activities include a highly regarded MBA program and graduate programs in business administration; as well as, an expanding portfolio of programs for executives. All our programs have a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability.

ESPAE is located in Guayaquil, the largest city and main port of Ecuador,  at ESPOL´s downtown Campus Las Peñas.


  • Management


  • Private

  • Public


  • Part-time

Student Enrollments

Full-Time Masters:


Part-Time Masters:


* Tuition and fees are displayed in US dollars for ease of comparison, and are accurate as of July 1, 2016. A currency converter is available here, if you wish to see the rates in a different currency.

This profile was updated on September 01, 2021.