University of the Pacific (Peru)
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|Universidad del Pacífico|
|Location||Jesus Maria, Lima, Peru|
|Affiliations||SEKN, Laurin, AACSB, AAMBA, Consorcio de Universidades|
University of the Pacific (Spanish: Universidad del Pacífico) (UP) is a small private university in the Jesús María District of Lima, Peru. It was established in 1962 by a group of Peruvian entrepreneurs supported by the Society of Jesus. In the past three decades, Universidad del Pacifico has been ranked as one of the most esteemed universities in fields of economics, law, finance, accounting, and business administration in Peru and among the leading institutions of its kind in the Latin American region.
At the undergraduate level, UP offers Bachelor's degrees in Economics, Business Administration and Accounting. In 2008, it became the first university in Peru to offer a Business Engineering degree. That same year, Law was added to its degree programs. In 2011 two new careers were opened: International Business and Marketing. At the graduate level, it offers a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Finance and a Master of Economics.
In August 2011, The University as well as its Post-Graduate school received the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business) accreditation, which is one of the most important awards for universities and business schools around the world.
It has approximately 3,200 students enrolled at the undergraduate level and 500 students enrolled in graduate programs.
The academic year at the Universidad del Pacífico at the undergraduate level consists of two semesters. The first semester begins in late-March and ends in July; the second semester begins in mid-August and ends in mid-December. A break of approximately 3 to 4 weeks occurs between semesters. At the graduate level, the academic year consists of three terms: January–April, May–August, and September–December.
The university, through the Research Center of the University of the Pacific (Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico) conducts large-scale research projects within Peru and at the Latin American level, in matters of economic theory and trade, public policy, fiscal policy, environmental issues, human development, civil society, philanthropy, and SMEs development. Some of these are funded by the Kellogg Foundation, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and other regional development agencies.
- Mercedes Aráoz - Former Peruvian minister of finance.
- Susana de la Puente - Vice Chairman for JP Morgan, Latin America.
- Walter Bayly - COO of Credicorp Ltd. and CEO of Banco de Crédito del Perú
- Jorge González Izquierdo - Former Peruvian minister of Foreign Relations.
- Hernán Garrido Lecca - Peruvian economist and politician.
- Carlos Boloña Behr - Politician and president of the Free Trade Institute (IELM).
- Fernando Olivera Vega - Politician, ex-ambassador to Spain and former congressman.
- Eduardo Ferreyros Küppers - Politician, ex-minister of external commerce and tourism.
- Raúl Diez Canseco Terry - Peruvian politician and economist.
- Martín Pérez Monteverde - Peruvian politician.
- Javier Edmundo Reátegui Rosselló - Representative for Peru in the Andean Community of Nations.
- Julio Velarde Flores - President of the BCRP, or Central Reserve Bank of Peru.
- Renzo Rossini - General manager of the BCRP, or Central Reserve Bank of Peru.
- Adrian Armas - Central manager of economic studies of the BCRP, or Central Reserve Bank of Peru.
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