Austral University (Argentina)

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Universidad Austral
Motto Studiorum australis universitas
Established 1992
Type Private university, Catholic
Location Buenos Aires, Rosario, and Pilar, Argentina.

Austral University (in Spanish, Universidad Austral) is a private university in Argentina, based in Buenos Aires and with seats in Pilar (Buenos Aires Province) and Rosario (Santa Fe). [1] Since 2011, the university has begun a consolidation process where the Pilar Campus has become the primary seat. This project seeks to create and foster the local community by adding value to the city of Pilar and offering a unique learning environment for its students. Some postgraduate courses will still be offered in downtown Buenos Aires at the CAI.

Academic Offer

Austral University offers 15 full-time degrees through the following academic schools:

  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Business Studies
  • School of Communications
  • Law School
  • School of Engineering

Other advanced studies are offered through the Philosophy Institute, School of Education and Family Sciences Institute. Austral University's academic offer is topped by the IAE Business School, ranked 4th in the QS World University Rankings (see below).

IAE Business School

IAE Business School offers rigurous post-graduate academic programs that are tailored for today’s needs. This includes PhD in Business Management, MBA or EMBA (Executive MBA), Executive Programs, Young Professionals and SMB Management. Its alumni network is one of Latinamerica’s greatest with over 12,000 graduates in 50 countries.[2]

According to the Financial Times, IAE Business School has ranked 26th in its Executive Education list. Establishing its position within the 30 best for 13th year in a row, and Argentina’s only school to make the cut. Alongside Insper and Fudação Dom Cabral from Brazil and IPADE in Mexico, sole representatives of Latinamerica.[3]

The School has triple accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) from USA, AMBA (Association of MBAs) from London, UK and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) from Brussels, Belgium. All of these recognize the quality of its education and the academic offer on an international standard.


According to the QS World University Rankings, Austral University is one of the top 10 universities in Latin America. As of 2011,[4] its business college ranks fourth.[5]


  1. Universidad Austral, Institutional website.
  2. "IAE Business School".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>, IAE Alumni Network
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  4. QS World University Rankings Latin America's universities ranking,
  5. QS World University Rankings, Latin America's business programs ranking.