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Universidad Del Pacífico – Ecuador

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Established  1997
Academic staff  387
Founded  1997
Chancellor  Sonia Roca
Phone  +593 4-287-3387
Former names  Escuela de Negocios del Pacífico (ESNEPA)
Motto in English  Forming Entrepreneurs with an International Vision
Type  Private Non Profit University
Address  Km 7 2, Via a la Costa MZ520 SL.1, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Motto  Formando Empresarios con Visión Internacional (Forming Entrepreneurs with an International Vision, in Spanish)
Subsidiaries  Universidad Del Pacifico – Ecuador, Guayaquil
Similar  Universidad Internacional SEK, Universidad de Especiali, Uide, Universidad Agraria del Ecuador, Politecnica Javeriana

The Universidad Del Pacífico – Ecuador : Escuela de Negocios (UPACIFICO) is an Ecuadorian non-profit private university.


It focuses on its students ability to undertake business, to turn initiatives into economic realities, to organize activities, to assure development and stability of business, to locate resources and employ effective methods of production, development of risk-management capabilities and a working knowledge of the economic and political environment are some of the areas of instruction offered to students.

Mission statement

"To contribute to the economic and social development of the country by preparing men and women in business to enter an ever-changing world where they will use their skills to develop their own entrepreneurial ideas within an ethical context, led by mentors committed to academic excellence in order to develop coming generations as agents of change and as shapers of sustainable development."


In 1992, the idea of creating an institution to rescue the business culture in Ecuador, to form professional business leaders which strengthen this sector, was the inspiration for founding an academic institution. In June 1994, after a long preparation, research and curriculum development, Universidad Del Pacífico and the Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Cultura Empresarial started to work.

In 1997, after the favorable acceptance of the National Council of Universities and Polytechnic Schools (CONUEP), today the National Council of Superior Education (CONESUP), the Ecuadorian National Congress passed Law # 43, creating Universidad Del Pacífico – Escuela de Negocios, a non-profit private institution, specialized in developing entrepreneurs and professionals, with an international model of higher education and authorized to grant degrees at an undergraduate, and postgraduate level including continuous education, Masters and PhD levels.

Years of experience, the academic commitment of the founding business professionals of the university and its faculty resulted in the national and international recognition of the institution.

The university has three campuses at strategic development areas of the country – Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca – with the purpose of reaching a national synergy and a contribution to the country's integration.


Guayaquil 2°10′57″S 79°56′53″W

Quito 0°9′0″S 78°29′55″W

College of Business and Economy

Commercial Engineer (BSBA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)
Major and minor in:

  • Finance
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Business Economist (BScE Bachelor of Science in Economics)
    Major and minor in:

  • International Trade
  • Agribusiness Economics
  • Small and Medium Size Industry
  • College of Science, Technology and Environmental Administration

    Engineer In Technology Management
    Major in :

  • Management of Information Systems
  • Environmental Management
  • Operations, Services and Quality
  • College of Law - Ramiro Borja y Borja

    Attorney at Law
    Major and minor in:

  • Private Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Political and International Science (BA Bachelor of Arts) Major and minor in:

  • Politics and Government
  • Environmental Policy
  • Local Development
  • International Relations
  • Public Administration
  • College of Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) Major:

  • Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Management of Culinary Arts
  • College of the Sea

    Bachelor of Science (BSc)

  • Port Administration and Development
  • Foreign Trade and Maritime Transport
  • School of Applied Languages

    English Department
    Spanish Department
    European Languages Department
    Asian Languages Department

    Master in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Finance
  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Development
  • International Double Degree Programs • MBA / MA International Business o ESC - Rennes (France)
    • MBA / MA International Business o Sup de Co Montpellier (France)
    • MBA/ MA International Business o Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
    • MBA International Management o HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany)

    Certificate of Advanced Studies

  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Development
  • Stock Market Administration
  • Customs Management
  • Insurance Management
  • International Programs

    As of June 2009, the university had various international connections with different programs including:


    Aoyama Gakuin
    Keio University
    Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies
    Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

    National Chengchi University


    EM Lyon
    ESC Rennes
    Groupe ESLSCA
    Sup de Co Montpellier
    ISC Paris
    ESC Toulouse

    HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
    Hochschule Pforzheim
    University of Bamberg
    University of Mannheim

    Hogeschool van Amsterdam

    Foro Europeo - Escuela de Negocios de Navarra
    BES La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull
    Nebrija Universidad
    Universidad de Cádiz
    Universidad de Salamanca

    European University

    North America

    Barry University
    Cal State Fullerton
    East Carolina University
    Florida International University
    New Mexico State University
    San Diego State University
    Tarleton State University
    Texas International Education Consortium
    Walt Disney World International Program
    The Washington Center

    South America

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    Universidad Del Pacífico (Chile)

    Universidad Del Rosario
    Universidad EAN


    Notable alumni

  • Claudia Schiess, Beauty Pagent Title Holder Miss Ecuador 2011
  • Xavier Enderica, Minister of Sports 2016 - Present
  • References

    Universidad Del Pacífico – Ecuador Wikipedia

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