New Latin American Summit

This year, characterized by social distancing and immobility, which affected the development of academic activities, did not stop educational institutions from doing their best to provide quality education to their students by continuing their training activities remotely.

In this new scenario, ACBSP held the Annual Congress in virtual mode with an impressive number of universities and professionals from all over the world in attendance, with broad participation of representatives from Latin America. For their part, the different ACBSP regions also developed activities to benefit their member institutions. Particularly Region 9 ensured its training activities and collaborative projects continued.

Training in the new accreditation standards was held in April, with more than 260 representatives from educational institutions in Latin America participating. In June we had the Region 9 meeting in which progress of the following projects was presented, and also the new management team was elected for 2020-21.


Scholarship Program: Institutions that already have Webinars or open virtual activities planned, invite students from other Region 9 institutions.

Doctoral Program: Through a cooperation agreement between USMP of Peru and the UANL of Mexico, a doctorate with a double degree is being carried out in Peru and will subsequently be carried out in other countries in the region.

Regional Academic Committee for International Business: Through a collaborative model, this program will be strengthened at the regional level.

Regional Collaborative Research Project: Research on how Centennials see the future of work, led by ISIL, USMP, Universidad Católica San Pablo and Universidad Aguascalientes, is in a field work stage with the participation of 29 educational institutions in Latin America.

Application of the NPS System for Measuring Satisfaction: This project seeks to identify good practices and experiences in measuring satisfaction and establish a methodology for the most efficient and effective use of the NPS.

Learning Assessment Benchmarking (TORNEO): This is the second version of benchmarking learning outcomes, using business simulators, in which more than 400 students from 30 universities will participate.


Students: Winning the Good Practices of Inpulsa Turismo Student Group project of the San Marcos National University.

Teachers: Winning the project, “Be happy: Implementing the PERMA Model at EAN University.”

Teaching Excellence: Obtained by Il Sung Park of the Autonomous University of Asunción.

Visibility of Academic Excellence: This program seeks to reward the institutions that increase visibility and best promote international accreditation through their various communication media. The finalist universities were: UNAB of Colombia, which obtained first place; Escuela Bancaria y Comercial of Mexico; and UT P – Postgraduate of Peru.


The following universities obtained accreditation for their business programs:

  • Universidad de Piura – Campus Piura – Perú
  • Universidad Tecnológica del Perú – Escuela de Posgrado– Perú
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos- Facultad de Ciencias Contables – Perú
  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California – Facultad de Contaduría y Administración – México
  • Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga – Colombia
  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California – Facultad de Economía y Relaciones Internacionales- México


The management team that will lead Region 9 was made up of the following representatives:

President: Sonia Arciniegas Betancourt of the Business University Foundation of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce – Uniempresarial

Vice President: Virginia Guzmán from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes

Secretary: Ricardo Ernesto Buitrago Rubiano, from the Universidad de la Salle


At the recent congress of the Colombian Administration Faculties Association, ACBSP was present at a round table jointly with other international accreditation agencies to share experiences and good practices in Latin America. During this event in which there were more than 500 participants, an exhibition of the services provided by ACBSP was presented in a virtual booth.

The virtual lobby at ASCOLFA 2020
The ACBSP booth at ASCOLFA 2020

Finally, we want to invite you to the Congress for Deans and Directors of Latin America, September 21-25, in which experiences from nine business schools from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Peru and Mexico will be presented, together with seven businessmen from different sectors, who will reflect on the central theme, “Developing Business Leaders for a Better Tomorrow.” This congress, hosted by Universidad del Rosario, will constitute a new meeting of educational institutions in Latin America that has as a common objective to improve the learning results of its students every day.

Registration is open to all. We hope to see you there.

Dr. Wilfredo Giraldo is Director of Latin American Operations for ACBSP. See his executive bio for more information.

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