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EAN University is a Colombian high education institution located in Bogotá’s Metropolitan area. At EAN, students experience diverse activities for their professional development. All our undergraduate and graduate programs in Business Administration, Economics and Finance, Engineering and Languages, provide all the skills to be successful in this challenging business environment. Students will also find the necessary support and guidance to achieve their academic goals. At EAN, a wide range of opportunities are available for you!
History of the University
The founding of Universidad EAN had its genesis in the late 1960s when Dr. Hildebrando Perico Afanador invited a group of professionals to formalize the establishment of the School of Business Administration, inspired by his conviction that the development and progress of the country depended on the stimulation of the entrepreneurial spirit among its citizens and the need to create businesses.
As the main proponent of this idea, Dr. Perico began academic activities on August 10, 1967 with 14 students in the Techniques of Business Administration program which was a significant achievement considering that up to that point administration had never been taught nor were there any tertiary level institutions that was dedicated to the education of business administrator and business people.
Having completed the necessary feasibility studies, the founders (who had been working as teachers in the first program while additionally assuming responsibility for administrative activities) decided to formalize the creation of the Escuela de Administración de Negocios EAN (now Universidad EAN) as a civil, non-profit organization.
In the school’s Founding Charter which was signed on October 11, 1968 by HILDEBRANDO PERICO AFANADOR, CECILIA CRISSIEN DE PERICO, CARLOS RAMÍREZ CARDONA, ALVARO RUBIO SALAS and CARLOS ALFONSO CRISSIEN ALDANA, the founders stated their intention to devote their time, experience, abilities and lives to the development and progress of this new educational project, offering the
creation of new academic and humanistic programs within the framework of the administrative and technical sciences, with emphasis on the development of entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial spirit so that graduates mat contribute to the social and economic development of the countries in which they act.
With the permanent leadership of its founders and the contributions of a large number of teachers, administrators and staff who have worked in partnership with the institution since its inception, its programs and activities have extended both nationally and internationally as it establishes important links overseas. All these factors play an integral role in creating the prestigious institution is which now known as Universidad EAN.
Source: Carlos Ramírez Cardona: Historical Overview EAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios) 1992. Universidad EAN - Library
Source: Martha Cecilia Cortés Henao: EAN 35 years 1967 - 2002. Offprint from the Revista de la EAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios) July-December 2002.