The Master in Business Management – Intensive Program is designed to serve high-level students from Brazil and abroad, who work or intend to work in the field of management or teaching. The program enables students to develop critical-analytical capacity using a strong methodological base, knowledge of innovation, and new technologies used in problem-solving in the context of management. This knowledge, combined with a solid theoretical base, offers students vast possibilities for a professional career, such as working in organizations of all sizes, starting a business, developing consulting projects, and being able to work in teaching activities.
Flexibility to unite professional and academic life
The intensive program is structured in concentrated meetings and complimentary online activities for students who reside and work outside the city of Rio de Janeiro to take the course with as few trips as possible. To this end, the program has a fixed calendar so students can organize their professional and personal agendas.
The subjects are taught in 12 concentrated cycles lasting 3 days and intervals of approximately 5 weeks. Classes start in August of each year and the program is completed in 22 months.
The Master in Business Management – Intensive Program – offers lectures, seminars, and group activities, supported by audiovisual and multimedia resources. Given the emphasis on the practical application of knowledge, much of the work arises from the debate and the exchange of experiences between participants. This method assumes that students are active agents in their learning process; they have their individual goals in the program and are co-responsible for the quality of the learning process.
The curriculum structure is based on two elective and eight compulsory courses, as well as two courses in the form of research seminars.
12 cycles (total); from Thursday to Saturday at FGV Rio de Janeiro with classroom classes complemented by compulsory extra-class activities.
Interval between face-to-face meetings
About 4 to 5 weeks.
Total program duration
Qualification obtained at the end of the program
Master’s Degree in Administration.
Public defense of thesis/final work
To complete the program, students must prepare final research advised by a Professor member of FGV EBAPE’s Permanent Faculty Center (NDP) related to the Master in Business Management. The work may be a thesis based on the student’s field research. Students must publicly defend the final work, evaluated by a panel of three Ph.D. Professors, one of them invited from another institution.
The defense will take place after the student approves their project (corresponding to three credits), has completed the twenty-four required course credits, and obtained a minimum score of 7.0 (seven) as their final grade, considering the complete set of courses attended (compulsory and elective).
After completing the above steps, the student will be entitled to claim a master’s degree in Administration.
Courses required for all students
New technologies for decision making
Compulsory courses that can be validated by undertaking alternative courses or experience
Organizational Structure and Processes
Analysis and Financial Statements
Methodology 1 - Research Project (With standard structural model)
Methodology 2 - Quantitative Methods Applied to Business
Research Seminars 1
Research Seminars 2
Work, Career, and Employability
Leadership: Theory and Practice
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
*Electives will be offered according to faculty availability and the number of students interested.