Today, many business students are turning to Brazil as they seek a business degree from an emergent economy. Yet, getting a business degree in Brazil brings some significant challenges. Those considering a master's in business from Brazil need to understand these challenges.
Most universities offer MBA programs on a part-time basis, not a full-time basis. High interest rates on student loans make it difficult for national students to pursue a full time degree in this field, so most students are working students. This means it's difficult to say how long, specifically, the program will take. Most programs are offered in Portuguese, so a knowledge of the native language of Brazil is necessary for success in this field.
Brazil has many universities, but only a handful are open to international students and only a handful have MBA programs. Finding a university that does both is the challenge for those who wish to study business in Brazil.
The Law of Directives and the Bases of Brazilian Education requires all academic years, including universities, to have 200 days. Most universities begin their school year the first week of February, then end the first week of December, with a two-week break in July for winter. In the northern areas of Brazil, however, the school year may follow that of northern countries, starting in September and ending in June. Academic terms are called either periods or semesters in Brazil.
The cost for an MBA in Brazil is going to vary depending on the university chosen. Scholarships are available. Upon graduation with an MBA degree in Brazil, you can expect to find better employment opportunities in businesses throughout South America.