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Government Recognition

1992 the International Post-Graduate School was founded and affiliated with accredited University of San Jose.

The Fundacion Empresarial de Costa Rica has been established in 1995

MEP-Costa-Rica-LogoUniversidad Empresarial de Costa Rica was established and approved by the Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP) of the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education, during Session number 336-97, which convened on 5 November 1997.

List of Private Universities approved by the CONESUP

IAUUNEM is since 2000 to date listed with the UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) university department International Association of Universities and their World List of Universities and International Handbook of Universities and other international directories.

International Association of Universities Listing
International Handbook of Universities (UNEM listed on page 132)


UNEM’s programs are approved by the Unites States Department of Veteran Affairs: US DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS APPROVAL


  • Member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).
    See certificate of affiliation with UNAI.UNAI membership consists of colleges and universities in some 120 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights and sustainable development.
  • Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica is a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
    See signatory listing on PRME website.The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the first organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office. The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally, based on the Principles for Responsible Management Education and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


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    UNEM Ranked 11th in Costa Rica
  • The e-Uniguide™ Distance Learning World University Rankings™ are the first ever rankings to focus solely on online universities and other distance learning institutions.
    UNEM Ranked 142nd in the World
  • 4 International Colleges & Universities is an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world. 4icu.org includes 11,307 Colleges and Universities, ranked by web popularity, in 200 countries.
    UNEM Ranked 42nd in Costa Rica