Year of foundation: 1954
Approx. number of students:
MCI partner since: 2011

The City

Sao Paolo is the largest city in Brazil with over 11 million inhabitants. São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, which is the most populous Brazilian state, and exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as arts and entertainment.
São Paulo has the second largest economy, by GDP, among Latin American and Brazilian cities. The metropolis has significant cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally. It houses several important monuments, parks and museums such as the Latin American Memorial, the Museum of the Portuguese Language, São Paulo Museum of Art, Museum of Ipiranga and the Ibirapuera Park. The Paulista Avenue is the most important financial center of São Paulo. The city holds many high profile events, like the São Paulo Art Biennial, the Brazil Grand Prix Formula 1 Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Fashion Week, ATP Brasil Open, and the São Paulo Indy 300. Sao Paulo hosts the world's largest gay pride parade according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

The University

The Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (EAESP, São Paulo Business School) is a Brazilian private higher education institution, founded in 1954 and linked to the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. The school was established with the help of Michigan State University professors in the assembly of its academic system. In partnerships with some Brazilians companies and governmental bodies, EAESP maintains 20 studies and research center.
In 2000, EAESP's undergraduate and graduate Administration programs were accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). One year later, in 2001, its learning activities were again accredited with another international accreditation: European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In 2004, two of EAESP's courses were accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA). EAESP is the only South American university with this three accreditations.