Institutions

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

  • SHARE

Accreditation

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez is a private institution of higher education recognized by the Chilean Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution of higher learning. The school holds accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Founded in 1953 as the Escuela de Negocios de Valparaiso, the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) was the first business school in Chile and Latin America.  Today it is a top Business School in Latin America and is the first Chilean university to obtain triple accreditation from AACSB, AMA and EQUIS.

UAI is home to schools of Business, Engineering, Law, Journalism, Psychology, Government, Liberal Arts and Design and enrolls more than 6,300 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across its campuses. International students will study at the Viña del Mar Campus, which was designed by José Cruz, winner of the National Architecture Prize in 2012. The campus features first-class infrastructure including libraries with study rooms, fitness facilities, and the best audiovisual resources and network connections.

The UAI Campus in Viña del Mar is located atop a hill at Altos del Sporting with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding city.

Classroom and Information

  • Chilean or other Latin American faculty teach Spanish language courses and Business electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Class attendance is generally mandatory and monitored by professors.
  • Teaching styles in Chile may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 5 and 15 students for Spanish language and Business/Elective courses.
  • You may attend class with other CEA students and other international students.

Grading

The Chilean grading system is based on a scale of 7, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system; however, it would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Chilean grade by 7 to find its U.S. equivalent. Grading varies from subject to subject. For example, a student may receive a 7 for completing all the problems correctly on a math exam, whereas in the humanities, a 5 on an essay is an acceptable grade. Grading in Chile is rather severe; depending on the subject, 6 may be considered an excellent grade. In yet other circumstances, a 5 is considered exceptional. Grades of 6 and above are quite rare, although grading in Spanish language courses may be a bit less stringent.

Chilean Number Grade

US Percentage

US Letter Grade

6.7 - 7.0

97-100%

A+

6.0-6.6

94-96%

A

5.6-5.9

90-93%

A-

5.3-5.5

87-89%

B+

5.0-5.2

84-86%

B

4.6-4.9

80-83%

B-

4.4-4.5

77-79%

C+

4.2-4.3

74-76%

C

4.0-4.1

70-73%

C-

3.7-3.9

67-69%

F

Below 3.7

-

F


Please note that this grading scale is recommended by CEA and UAI, but that final credit and grade evaluation is ultimately determined by a student’s home university.

AVAILABLE AMENITIES AND SERVICES

CEA Staff

Our dedicated on-site staff works to ensure your well-being. CEA staff will assist you with any questions that may arise during your program, help you transition into local culture, monitor your academic progress, and organize cultural and social activities.

Lilian Trigo

Program Director
Viña del Mar, Chile
Lilian attends to student issues including academics, housing, excursions, and social activities with our partner universities. Before joining CEA, Lilian taught for more than 20 years at various levels of elementary school, high school, and higher education. She has also participated in international programs for students from Germany and the U.S., including student exchange programs and volunteer work in Chile.
...
READ MORE
Read More
Featured Program

New

International Business

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Experience why Chile is considered one of the most stable economies and prosperous nations in South America. You’ll delve into topics like economic development in South America and how to create and conduct sustainable business through your courses taught in English.  You’ll also improve your Spanish language skills by taking language courses, offered for all levels of ability, to boost your fluency. This program offers the perfect blend of language and culture alongside business courses for anyone seeking insight into Latin American and Chilean culture, history, and society.

SEE DETAILS
  • ST
  • SU
  • SE
  • YR
  • STARTING AT $11,495
More

Compare Programs (1)

Want to save your favorites?
Log in to Your CEA Passbook

Sign up for an account.
Why? It's simple! You can:

  • View your fav locations, programs and courses
  • Fill out an application or track your application status
  • Apply for CEA scholarships
  • Keep up with the latest updates and opportunities
Log in

*By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive recurring text messages from CEA Study Abroad notifying you of important program deadlines. Message and data rates may apply.

Privacy Policy | Mobile Terms

Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password.

Error message here!

Back to log-in

Plan Your Journey

In order to help you plan your program abroad, we need a little info. Choose the destination you're most interested in. If you're not sure, just check 'I don't know yet'.

 

    Close