CESA was founded in 1975 as a private and non-profit Higher Education Institution exclusively dedicated to Business Administration. The founders, a group of leading entrepreneurs headed by former President Carlos Lleras Restrepo and Dr. Hernán Echavarría Olózaga, decided to promote this enterprise to meet the needs of a new generation of highly qualified professionals with strong leadership abilities and creativity in the field of Business Administration, for the public and private sectors of Colombia.
This effort has proved very successful. Today, CESA is known to have one of the best undergraduate programs of Business Administration in the country; its two specializations have had tremendous acceptance in the labor market and the three master’s programs are highly recognized because they address the training needs of companies worldwide.
After 39 years, CESA’s differential hallmarks are unchanged: personalized education, familiarity between teachers and students, emphasis on knowledge learned through practice, the development of strong ethical values, the quality of our faculty, and our social commitment to the country.