AESE is dedicated to the training and development in  business management in line with the Christian perspective of Man and Society.

AESE is dedicated to the training and development in  business management in line with the Christian perspective of Man and Society.

AESE - A single school
The international recognition of AESE's activity in the business world is due to 4 essential principles that make AESE a single Business School:

• teaching with the Case Method
• the culture of participative learning
• the Alumni Network
• and social and corporate responsibility.

AESE was modelled on the IESE Business School academic model . IESE is the post-graduate management school of the Universidad de Navarra.

The AESE's faculty is comprised of academics and business leader. The mis of academic and management background provides executives choosing AESE as their partner with management tools and techniques, as well as a set of values focused on ethics and humanism.


Associate schools network
IESE - Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, Barcelona, Espanha. Founded in 1957.
IPADE - Universidad Pan-Americana, Mexico City, México. Founded in 1967.
Tayasal Escuela de Negocios - Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala. Founded in 1977.
IAE - Escuela de Dirección y Negocios, Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded in 1978. 
- Escuela de Dirección de la Universidad de Piura, Peru. Founded in 1979. 
- Instituto de Alta Dirección Empresarial, Universidad de la Sabana, Bogotá, Colômbia. Founded in 1986.
LBS - Lagos Business School, Pan-African University, Lagos, Nigéria. Founded in 1992. 
- Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial, Guayaquil, Equador. Founded in 1993. 
- Instituto de Estudios Empresariales de Montevideo, Universidad de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguai. Founded in 1994. 
School of Business Administration, University of Asia and the Pacific
- Manila, Filipinas. Fundada em 1995.
ISE - Instituto Superior da Empresa, Brasil. Founded in 1997. 
- Escuela de Negocios. Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago do Chile, Chile. Founded in 1999. 
- Sthathmore Business School, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Quénia.
ASM – Angola School of Management, Angola. Founded in 2010.

Other Partners

AESE established in 2009 an academic collaboration agreement with the IIMA - Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad the number one business school in India. Thanks to this agreement teachers and students of both institutions conduct training activities and joint research . AESE also enjoys an excellent academic collaborative relationship with the Ross School of Business in Michigan, USA  and with the Warwick Business School in England. IIM Ahmedabad, the Ross School of Buisness and Warwick Business School are part of the Top 25 ranking of the Financial Times MBA 2011.

General Council of AESE In 2010, it constituted the General Council of AESE, an advisory body composed of prominent figures from academia and industry in Portugal and abroad. Mostly Alumni AESE, the General Council is composed of: Adelino Santos (30 PADE) | Ana Paula Carvalho (6 PADIS) | Ana Paula Moutela (33 PADE) | António Pita de Abreu (1 PDE) | Fernando Fragueiro (IAE) | Jon Velasco (26 PADE) | Jorge Jardim Gonçalves (1 PADE) | José Maria Wanassi (PDE 39 and ASM) | José Silva Rodrigues (6 PADE) | Juan Toribio (IESE) | Luís Cabral (NYU and EASA) | Paulo Ferreira (ISE) | Rui Semedo (27 PADE) | Suzana Toscano (31 PADE)

Other partnership
AESE is grateful for the partnership of its Sponsor Companies:

Accenture | Colt | Credite EGS | CTT | EDP | Galp | Grupo Luís SimõesMillenniumbcp | MSD | Pfizer | Popular | Soja Portugal| Sovena

Deans of AESE

1980 to 1997 - Prof. Eugénio Viassa Monteiro
1997 to 2000 - Prof. Raul Diniz 
2000 to 2014 - Prof. José Ramalho Fontes
Since 2014 - Prof. Maria de Fátima Carioca

Awards and Accreditations

  • In 2006, the then President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio, awarded AESE the Order of Merit for meritorious service and acts in the service of society.
  • In 2007, AESE was the first Portuguese Business School to join the Global Compact, a UN initiative, whose aim is to enforce the 10 Universal Principles of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
  • Since 2008, the Executive MBA program has the EPAS accreditation - European Programme Accreditation System, the EFMD - European Foundation for Management Development.
  • AESE is accredited by DGERT - Directorate-General for Employment and Labour Relations. The year 2010 is marked by the founding of the ASM - Angola School of Management project in which AESE collaborates in teaching and academics.
  • In 2015, the then President of the Republic Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, gave the Order of Public Instruction Prof. Raul Diniz, President Emeritus of AESE. 
  • And in 2016 the President still in office awarded the Commendation of the Order of Public Instruction to the founder of AESE, Dr. José Luiz Carvalho Cardoso.