Situated in a coastal valley between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Lima is the fifth largest city in South America.
Lima is the industrial and financial center of Peru, and one of the most important financial centers in Latin America. Lima’s economy has seen tremendous success over the past few years, with the Lima Stock Exchange being one of the fastest growing stock exchanges in the world. Lima is a melting pot for culture, which is evident in the local cuisine and dialect. Strong indigenous, Asian, and European influences have shaped the modern culture of Lima.
Peru has emerged as one of the fastest developing economies in the world, with Lima at the forefront. After decades of economic decline, Peru has enjoyed more than a decade of GDP growth and has recently outpaced neighboring countries while becoming one of Latin America's most attractive FDI markets. Peru’s recent economic success is particularly interesting given the country’s significant indigenous population and traditions. Peru’s struggle for sustainable growth provides for countless, high-value learning opportunities for visiting global MBA programs and their students. Lima’s cultural and culinary attractions, in addition to its proximity to Machu Picchu, are an exciting compliment to business-related program visits.