Deusto Business School has 100 years experience in Bilbao Campus and 60 years experience in San Sebastian Campus being a referent in the leaders comprehensive education.
History of Deusto Business School
1916: Inauguration of the first courses at the University Comercial of Deusto (Bilbao)
1922: Founding of the Association of Economics Graduates of the University of Deusto, an initiative of the first graduates on this course in Spain
1956: ESTE, the Escuela Superior de Técnicos de Empresas is established in San Sebastian
1963: Creation of INSIDE (Instituto Internacional de Dirección de Empresas), linked to La Comercial, and dedicated to executive postgraduate training
1967: Founding of INSIDE Graduate Association.
La Comercial becomes the Deusto University’s Department of Economics and Business Science.
The degree of Business Management and Administration is taught for the first time at ESTE, making it the third oldest MBA degree in Spain.
The Ministry of Education and Science officially recognises the degree awarded by La Comercial
The first private university in Spain to obtain this accreditation.
1979: ESTE is integrated into the University of Deusto as a Department of Economics and Business Science.
1982: ESTE initiates the International Student Exchange Programme with foreign universities.
1984: The Fundación Bernaola is constituted to provide scholarships to improve the training of teachers and students via seminars, programmes and training projects.
The Ministry of Education and Science officially recognises the degrees awarded by ESTE.
Inauguration of the PhD programme in Economics and Business Science offered at ESTE.
ESTE is awarded the Erasmus Prize for European Union Inter-university Cooperation.
Creation of the Master’s in Human Resource Management and the European Management Programme at La Comercial.
1996: Founding of the Alumni Association by a group of ESTE graduates.
1999: Initiation of the Fundación ALCE, associated with ESTE.
2005: ESTE and the Department of Engineering set up a joint degree programme in Business Management and Technical Computer Engineering Management.
2008: Founding of the Deusto Business School dedicated to Executive Training.
La Comercial and ESTE merge into a single department of Economics and Business Science with campuses in Bilbao and San Sebastian.
New degrees and joint degrees in compliance with the norms of the European Higher Education Area.
2010: The Deusto Business School extends its brief to cover all teaching activities of the new department (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral) as well as MBAs, Executive Master’s and Executive Training.
2011: Opening of the new headquarters of Deusto Business School in Madrid and San Sebastian for Executive Training, MBAs, In-Company and postgraduate programmes.
2021: Deusto Business School obtains AACSB international accreditation.
2021: Deusto Business School obtains AMBA international accreditation.