Aware of the challenges that the companies and public and private institutions must face in the coming years, Instituto Internacional San Telmo decided to develop educational activities, some of them unique in Europe, that would help Top Management executives make increasingly fair and effective decisions, as well as govern with respect towards their collaborators. The Institute has as fundamental objective the development of managerial skills of the participants in its programs.
In July 1990, the Institute became a full right member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Institution in which the main Business Schools of Europe are represented. In October 1992, it entered the Latin-American Council of Business Administration Schools (CLADEA1).
Since April 2000, Instituto Internacional San Telmo is incorporated to the Spanish Association of Business Management Schools (AEEDE2).
Instituto Internacional San Telmo has a faculty of its own; its main activities include teaching, research and consultancy to companies and institutions. This faculty is complemented by visiting professors of several Business Schools such as IESE in Barcelona (with a special collaboration) and other centres like IPADE in Mexico, IAE in Argentina, MIT and Harvard Business School in USA and INSEAD in France.
There has always been kept close and deep contact with business reality through research, consultancy and teaching. Therefore, the education is oriented to the real needs of working professionals and executives.
Since 1982, year in which the first Top Management program was accomplished, more than six thousand business owners and top executives of companies and private and public institutions have done an Executive Education program in San Telmo.
Nowadays, the Institute teaches its Programs at its two permanent campuses in Malaga and Seville, as well as in other places of Spain.
 For its acronym in Spanish: Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración de Empresas.
 For its acronym in Spanish: Asociación Española de Escuelas de Dirección de Empresas.