History of the School
Ismael Sánchez Bella
In 1952, the first President of the University of Navarre, Don Ismael Sánchez Bella arrived in Pamplona with only his small suitcase and the illusion of making a dream of the founder of Opus Dei, Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, come true: the University of Navarre.
With the same enthusiasm, in 1987, the Malaga-born researcher , Miguel Alfonso Martínez-Echevarría, laid the foundations of the School of Economics and Business Studies as the first Dean. With the goal aim of creating an academic centre of international reference. Martínez-Echeverría established as pillars the excellence professor and research, and as goal the personal and professional development of the students, so that they would be true agents transforming the economic and business reality.
In 1993, Luis Ravina, professor at School since 1990, was appointed Dean, to continue the successful work of Martínez-Echevarría. During the 15 years that he was Dean the School grew significantly: bilingual programmes began, international exchanges, the Master in Economics and Finance was launched, the semester programme in Madrid was started in collaboration with IESE Business School, international congresses were held and the best economists of the time visited the School .
In 1998, the 1st Forum of Students and Entrepreneurs was held, with great repercussions. This forum led to the creation of the Finance Club of School.
New Master in Economics and Finance
This master's degree trains high-level specialists in both economic and financial theory, equips student with the appropriate and necessary mathematical and economic techniques, familiarises student with the fields of research and the most relevant literature in economic and financial theory, develops student 's ability to review economic and financial phenomena and provides student with the basic theoretical instructions to start doctoral studies in economics or finance.
Expansion of the range of bachelor's degrees on offer
The School assumes the challenge to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of today's world. This is why it has increased the number of degree programmes on offer to six: LADE, Economics, Bilingual LADE, Bilingual Economics, LADE+Law and Eco+Law.
Volkswagen-University of Navarra Quality Chair
The Chair of business has as its main goal to develop projects that are of interest both for research groups of the University of Navarra and for Departments and areas of Volkswagen Navarra. The multidisciplinarity, and the coordination and integration of the working groups of both organisations represent the factor core topic in the successful development of these projects.
First meeting of graduates
In 201, the first meeting of graduates of the School of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Navarra took place. It was held in London, at the 1st International Forum.
New degree pathways
In addition to the knowledge acquired at Degree, our students specialise in order to obtain a more complete training and thus meet the needs demanded by the market. For this reason, 4 itineraries are created: Marketing, Finance, New Technologies and International Economics.
The exchange programme is growing
The School is strongly committed to the internationalisation of its students through which students gain an unforgettable experience, as well as broadening their range of employment opportunities. I International Day began with 40 exchange agreements with foreign universities. Each year the number increases.
I IESE Programme
Only School of economics in Spain with the IESE Business School Programme, which aims to bring students closer to a demanding and excellent environment that is usually only accessible to postgraduate students.
Reyes Calderón is appointed as the first dean of the School, a position she will hold until 2014. During this period she will be responsible for the implementation of the Bologna process, the construction of a new and modern building, the start of the Master in Banking and Financial Regulation and the Master in Managing People in Organisations, among other projects.
Adaptation to Bologna
After a major effort to adapt the academic offer to Bologna, School of Economic and Business Sciences begins its academic year 2009/2010, which will go down in history as the first of the Bologna era.
Centre for Banking Studies
The Centre for Banking Studies of the School of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Navarra has as goal the development of research studies in the field of Finance of interest to the world of Banking and sectors related to the Economy from an ethical perspective.
Master's Degree in Banking and Financial Regulation
This master's degree aims to provide advanced knowledge of the new economic, financial and regulatory environment in which the banking business is immersed, train al student to develop in the international and innovative environments of banking in the future, to train students in the different financial and banking products and their relevance, to provide students with the appropriate techniques to quantify and evaluate the different risks inherent in the banking business and to develop an awareness of creating and maintaining corporate responsibility and ethical behaviour in the banking business.
Construction begins on Amigos Building: the new Economics, Law and Masters building. It is a sustainable building, with efficient lighting that saves up to 50% and designed by the School of Architecture professor Juan Miguel Otxotorena.
Master's Degree in People Management in Organisations
The Master's degree aims to train professionals who place people at the centre of the organisation. Throughout this programme, student develops the global perspective of business, which is necessary for the people management area to contribute effectively to reinforcing corporate objectives.
The School celebrates its 25th anniversary with great guests.
Chair business Volkswagen
The commitment and ties established in 1998 between the two entities are being strengthened even further and new branches of collaboration are being sought with the intention that both Volkswagen Navarra and the University of Navarra will improve day by day and continue to be organisations of reference in their respective fields and contribute to the improvement of Navarrese society.
The Marketing and Sales Club is born
contact The Marketing and Sales Club of the University of Navarra arose in response to the need of student to get in touch with the world of business and to obtain internships and employment, especially in the business marketing and sales sectors.
First edition of the University of Navarra International Case Competition (UNICC)
It is an annual international case competition. It brings together university students from different countries to compete in challenging and fast-paced business case studies. The judges of the competition are experienced professionals from the national and regional business community.
First old Dean student of the School
Ignacio Ferrero becomes the first former Dean student of the School (1st promotion). During his first term of office, the strategic lines of School were consolidated: to serve society and improve the world of business and the economy through excellent education and research, both supported by the values of Christian humanism.
The Investment Society of School of Economics has been created.
It is an initiative of students for students that was created with the aim of spreading the culture of finance and financial investments within the university community. goal . Through this society we want to create a space for networking between students who share the same interest in the stock market and financial markets.
25th anniversary of the first graduating class
During the event, the alumni were able to reconnect with former teachers and classmates and enjoy the presentation '25 years: yesterday and today of the School' given by the Dean of the School, Ignacio Ferrero.
The first School of Economics in Spain to receive EQUIS accreditation.
The School of Economics is positioned in the rankings and obtains the EQUIS accreditation, demonstrating that its organisation and teaching programmes comply with quality standards that are a guarantee for its students.
6 new specialisation diplomas
In its constant adaptation to the reality in which its graduates live and will live, School is developing 6 new specialisation diplomas: Leadership & Governance, International Economics, Finance & Accounting, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Data Analytics and General Management.