University description (as per official university website)
Adolfo Ibáñez University has its origins in deValparaíso Business School, founded in 1953. Born under the inspiration of Don Adolfo Ibáñez Boggiano, businessman and public figure who envisioned early on the need to train people capable of managing companies in a professional manner and whose performance boost development.
In the late 80's, the business school became part of the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, who joined the Industrial Civil Engineering programs and law. Subsequently established faculties of Humanities, Journalism, Psychology and Government.
After 57 years of existence, the University has established itself among the leaders of the university system. It currently has more than 8 thousand students in undergraduate and graduate, with offices in Santiago, Viña del Mar and Miami.
His undergraduate students have a PSU score that is among the top three in the country (Indices of the Higher Education Council, 2007) and first among private universities.
Adolfo Ibáñez University is accredited by the Accreditation ComisiónNacional (CNA) for a period of 6 years (2009-2015), the largest number of years given to a private university.
The IAU is the first and only Latin American university that has an accredited graduate program in the U.S. and that is taught since 2007 at our headquarters in Miami.
On the basis of the thought of Adolfo Ibanez and values arising from it, the mission of the IAU was defined as follows:
"Training young people through knowledge of various sciences, enabling them to exercise their freedom in different areas of society."
A mid-century, Adolfo Ibáñez had the intellectual virtue of warning that business, or private enterprise, would form an essential part of future development of nations. Despite this, noted that in Chile at that time, trade was seen as a minor activity relegated to the less able.
Against this, a need to create a school of "high dealers", directed the senior leadership training business. This school would be based on university studies, but also in what later became known as the "practical approach", ie concerned to make connections with the real business world in order to instill the "Entrepreneurship", which would seal formation.
Adolfo Ibáñez died, his heirs agreed to honor his memory by carrying out such an educational project, thus creating the foundation Adolfo Ibáñez. Then in 1953 he founded Business School of Valparaiso, the wing of the Catholic University of Valparaiso and then to the Technical University Federico Santa María.
In 1988, establishing the University Adolfo Ibáñez. The aim of this was twofold:
"Achieving autonomy as an institution of higher education.
-Expand education to other areas related to the world of high leadership. We therefore decided to give racing law and Industrial Engineering. Over time, the expanded range of careers in Education, Journalism and Psychology.
University's vision is inspired by the formation of an intellectual elite in the areas of training involving the top leadership. This view is supported by the following principles:
Find a solid academic background, which draw on the knowledge of each profession, allow continued and sustained understanding of the discipline of its own, but also the reality of the world we must develop.
Creating distinctive personal qualities developed based on prudence, fortitude, honesty, authority, discipline, sobriety, elegance and style.
Culture of Responsibility
Educate leaders for reliable and able to assume the highest responsibilities in the political and social.