Universidad ESAN

Year of foundation: 1963
Approx. number of students:
Period of study: Mid March-Mid July; Mid August-Mid December
MCI Partner since: 2016

The City

Lima /ˈliːmə/ is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. With a population of almost 10 million, Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru and the second-largest city in the Americas (as defined by "city proper"), behind São Paulo and before Mexico City.

Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes. It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Around one-third of the national population lives in the metropolitan area.

The University

ESAN University or Universidad ESAN in Spanish (acronym: UE) is a private University located in Lima, Perú on Santiago de Surco district. ESAN University is a leading academic institution that was founded in 1963 as the first Graduate School of Business in Latin America. Throughout these years ESAN has achieved a relevant role in Peru, based on the quality of its MBA, specialized masters, executive programs, etc.
ESAN received AMBA (Association of MBAs) accreditation in 2002, being the first Peruvian MBA program and institution of higher education to be internationally credited by this association. In 2013 ESAN University received international accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for 10 of their programs: 7 postgraduate masters and 3 bachelor's degrees.