IPADE (PanAmerican Institute for High Business Direction) is the business school of Universidad Panamericana, or Pan-American University, a private university in Mexico. The institute, from which the university came out later, was founded in 1967 by a notable group of Mexican businessmen.
More than 22,000 graduates, many of them CEOs of Mexican and international companies, have passed through the institute, which features primarily in the learning experience the use of cases. There is a strong philosophical insight for business people's chores and duties in the organization. IPADE has a Christian orientation, entrusted to the Opus Dei prelature.
Besides its campus in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Aguascalientes IPADE organizes alternate and itinerant MBA courses throughout the republic.
The building where IPADE holds its Mexico City campus is the 17th century Hacienda de San Antonio Clavería.