IPADE is a private business school within the Universidad Panamericana it was founded in 1967 by a group of eminent business leaders who saw a need to improve the management and leadership skills of senior management in Mexico, but wanted to do this within a context of social and ethical responsibility. To ensure the coverage and delivery of management education, IPADE offers Senior Management Programs, Focus Programs, In-Company Programs and two degree programs; Full time MBA and Executive MBA. In accordance with its mission, strategic academic development and research strategy, IPADE has established five research centres: 1. Centre for Studies on Family Business (CIFEM). 2. Centre for Studies on Institutional Governance (CEGI). 3. Centre for Studies on Women in Senior Management positions (CIMAD). 4. Centre for Philosophy and Management (CIFE). 5. Centre for Business Entrepreneurial Initiative (CIIE). IPADE promotes international dialogue, and has signed agreements with renowned, equivalent academic institutions in other countries. IPADE is also accredited by AACSB and AMBA and is a participating member in several international organisms. Fifty years after its foundation, the School has over 40,000 graduates from its different programs, which are offered in the permanent campuses, as well as in temporary site locations, national and international, and is classified as one of the best business schools in the world, according to the most important rankings such as Financial Times, Forbes and CNN Expansion.