Peru Student Information
Students throughout Peru have an opportunity to earn an American business degree, in Lima, from the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business. The degree, a Bachelor's in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and international business, is the same degree students earn at the university's Tampa campus. Fully accredited by SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University of South Florida is one of just 169 institutions worldwide with a business school that has earned dual accreditation from the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation signals that the program is one of the world's best business schools.
Courses are taught in English at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. USF faculty travel to South America to teach in the two-year cohort program, which includes courses in finance, marketing, international business, and information systems. The program also includes a one semester marketing internship course, where students spend 100 hours as an intern at a Peruvian business. The marketing internship gives students the opportunity to apply what they are learning in class to a real-world business and make connections in the business community. The internship course includes an academic component and placements are guaranteed.
To apply, students must meet the same Muma College of Business admissions criteria as U.S.-based students, which includes:
- the equivalent of 60 transferrable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution such as Broward College.
- a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all college-level coursework.
- completed (and earned a C or better) in the equivalent of seven pre-requisite courses (financial accounting, managerial accounting, microeconomics, macroeconomics, business calculus or an introductory calculus course, statistics, and a business computers course (using Microsoft Office applications).
For deadlines, application, and tuition information, contact Jorge A Bentin at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola.
For advising services contact Amy Russo at USF.