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ESAN University

1652 Alonso de Molina Monterrico Lima,


Founded in 1963, the Perú-based ESAN University is a leading Latin American institution renowned for the quality if its teaching and research, and is responsible for setting up the first business school in the Spanish-speaking world.

Today, ESAN University offers a mix of courses fully taught in Spanish or English, including bachelor’s degrees in management, engineering, law and the social sciences and master’s programs in business areas such as agribusiness, finance, business administration, and marketing. ESAN University also offers executive development programs and services for professionals looking to gain new skills and expertise while they work.

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ESAN University boasts one of the most well-stocked libraries and information centers in Latin America, with approximately 50,000 volumes, journals, reference collections and audio visual materials stacked on its shelves. ESAN University also has agreements with over 40 libraries and information centers around the world giving students access to national and international databases, and interlibrary loans. 

All students have access to two fully-equipped computing classrooms which are open 24 hours a day, while WiFi is also available everywhere on campus. All students, including exchange students, are assigned a student e-mail account to communication with staff and students and the outside world.

An international office on campus helps new recruits settle in and secure accommodation, access public services and adjust to life in Lima, Perú.

For students seeking to improve their Spanish, ESAN university offers a free 10-session Spanish language course immediately after their arrival to Perú. Other language courses are available for a small fee, including:

  • English for business
  • Test of English International Communication (TOEIC)
  • English for business communication

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The city of Lima, where ESAN University is based, is one of the most stunning Latin American capital cities.

Perched in the Chillón valleys, the former Spanish colony overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is home to an eclectic melting pot of cultures and influences, past and present, including Native Americans, Afro-Peruvians, and early civilizations such as the Inca, Moche and Nazca.

ESAN University itself is situated on the coast in the leafy suburbs of Lima, within a 15 minute drive to the beach and an hour’s drive from the peaks of the Andes mountains.

The ‘City of the Kings’, as it is known in Perú, is comparatively safe and affordable. Two cinema tickets would set you back an average of US$10, while a monthly bus pass would cost around US$30, according to Expatistan.

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Most courses are fully or partially taught in Spanish, with the exception of ESAN’s full-time International MBA, which is entirely taught in English and comprises of 11 double-degree options and over 60 exchange opportunities.

To be eligible, you need:

  • Three years of corporate experience (not internships)
  • Proficiency in English and a second language
  • A bachelor’s degree

To apply, submit a recent CV, with transcripts, a passport size photo, the admissions form, and a fee of PEN 200 (approximately US$61). You will be interviewed by an admissions committee and asked to take a standardized numerical and verbal test in English, unless you have a GMAT score of at least 580.

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Students enrolled on undergraduate, postgraduate or executive courses at ESAN University have excellent job prospects and access to high-quality career counseling and student services, including:

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