The Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México - ITAM (Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology) is a private research university located in Mexico City, Mexico. It is one of the nation's preeminent institutions of higher learning, the best undergraduate business and economics school in Mexico according to Mexican Newspaper Reforma and one of the best graduate business school in Latin America.
ITAM was founded as the Instituto Tecnológico de México (ITM), on March 29, 1946 under the aegis of the Mexican Association of Culture. A group of wealthy individuals with interests in banking, industry and commerce created the institution with the goal of using higher education as a promoter of economic and industrial change in Mexico.
All the programs taught at ITAM are registered with and accredited by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP) [Ministry of Public Education].
In order to renew its accreditation as a member of FIMPES, ITAM thoroughly complied with all the requirements established by its Sistema para el Ingreso y Permanencia en la FIMPES, a través del Fortalecimiento y Desarrollo Institucional [System of Enrollment and Permanence through the Institutional Growth and Development].
On April 19, 2007, ITAM was recognized as a Simply and Solely Accredited Institution by the Permanent Resolution Commission. This means ITAM thoroughly met the 169 accrediting standards established by the System. No further recommendations must be taken. This resolution will expire in April 2014, and the next self-evaluating study process is due to begin in Fall 2012.
Furthermore, all Business Administration and Accounting Academic Division programs are accredited by the AACSB ( American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business ).
ITAM is a member of PIM (Partnership in International Management), of FIMPES ( Federation of Mexican Institutions of Higher Education ), and of ANUIES ( National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education ).
The Masters programs in Economics, Information Technologies and Management are both recognized by the CONACYT Padrón de Excelencia ( National Science and Technology Council's Register of Excellence ).
Academic Divisions and Departments
ITAM has five academic divisions and 14 Academic Departments.
ITAM has the support of a faculty of 239 professors and researchers; 204 are full-time and 35 are part-time.
90% of our 239 professors have Master's degrees and 68% have Ph.D.'s from the most prestigious universities in the world. Moreover, about 20% of professors are members of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI) [National System of Researchers].
ITAM also has 298 lecturers who are well-known specialists in the fields they teach. They provide a balanced view of theoretical and practical concepts which are invaluable to our undergraduates in their professional life.
ITAM offers 12 undergraduate programs and other joint programs to approximately 4,500 students, 59% of which are men and 41%, women.
ITAM offers 13 graduate programs and one doctoral program in Economics. In January 2005, the student population registered in ITAM's graduate programs rose to 704 students.
Current President of Mexico, as well as some Ministers end other members of Mexican Government, belongs to ITAM Alumni.
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