Universidad Americana was founded in October 1991 with the Instituto Superior de Capacitación y Desarrollo Empresarial [Advanced Institute for Entrepreneurial Training and Development] (known in Spanish by the acronym INCADE). The institute’s purpose was to promote the creation of a university, and that university opened its doors with an innovative degree program in business engineering—the country’s first. Universidad Americana is of particular importance in South America, given its strategic location in Paraguay, which allows it to serve as a bridge between Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. As a result, the university’s expansion was essential.
Today, Universidad Americana has three campuses of its own: the main campus in the capital, Asuncion, plus Ciudad del Este and Encarnacion.
The university has four departments: Economics and Management Sciences, Law and Political and Social Sciences, Communication, Arts, and Science of Technology and Health Sciences. Together, these departments offer 19 in-person degree programs and 8 distance learning degree programs. The university also has a Graduate Studies Department that offers 15 doctoral and master’s degree programs and key specializations, including an MBA program.