Master's in Business Management Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration
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
- Strategic Governance
- Innovation Management
Compulsory courses that can be validated by undertaking alternative courses or experience
- Organizational Structure and Processes
- Organizational Behavior
- 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
- Action Learning
- Work, Career, and Employability
- Teaching Strategies
- Leadership: Theory and Practice
- Global Strategies
- Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
*Electives will be offered according to faculty availability and the number of students interested.
The admission process consists of written tests (math, English, and writing), curriculum analysis, and an interview with the candidate. The candidate may also present the result of the Anpad Test in substitution for the tests applied by the School, except the compulsory writing test.
To participate in the process, the applicant must pay the registration fee. They need to register on the system and complete the personal data to receive a payment slip. Registration will be formalized by uploading the documentation below on the Admission Process registration page.
For the admission process for the Intensive Program 2019, the applicant may choose to take the written test at FGV EBAPE (Rio de Janeiro) or at the FGV Brasília.
- Identification Document (ID);
- Passport (non-Brazilian applicants);
- Curriculum (format Lattes/CNPq), attaching copies of the most relevant works, if any (optional);
- Curriculum vitae;
- Form of inclusion of “Social Name” in the academic records (as opposed to complete birth name), according to the Brazilian legislation;
- Medical Report (applicants with disabilities);
- Undergraduate degree. If the degree was completed in a country other than Brazil, the document must be submitted with the consularization or apostille, according to The Hague Convention, in addition to the sworn translation of the document;
- Applicants who are about to complete an undergraduate degree may submit a statement with a completion prediction (issued within 60 days). For enrollment to take effect, it will be compulsory to present the certificate of the undergraduate degree or a declaration of the educational institution containing the date the undergraduate degree was completed.
- Classification and grade in one of the following exams (optional):
- ANPAD (validity of 2 years);
- English language proficiency certificate from one of the following tests - optional:
- Cambridge ESOL: FCE, CAE, or CPE.
This research track seeks to analyze processes and interventions that change the organizations' relationship with the market and society. The studies explore forming and managing strategic alliances, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, and internationalization processes. Also, research contemplates the analysis of the impact of strategies and marketing phenomena on the performance of organizations. This research track covers the process of formulation and implementation of managerial and technological innovations and involves areas such as entrepreneurship, innovation, governance, marketing, information systems, internationalization, business processes, strategy, and decision-making.
Behavior and Strategic People Management
The research track investigates the dynamics of individual behavior and the relationships and interactions among individuals in organizations. It includes the study of the impacts of people management policies and practices in organizations and their alignment with the organizational strategy. Research works include the management of organizational intangibles such as culture, leadership, and trust as a strategic competency and competitive advantage. It seeks to analyze the relations between the areas of labor relations and people management, as well as their connection with corporate social responsibility. This research track involves the areas of people, structure, processes, and organizational behavior.
Corporate Finance and Accounting
The studies in this research track focus on conceptual and empirical aspects related to the elaboration, dissemination, and use of economic and financial information indecision-making about resource allocation. Also, the studies emphasize teaching and developing competencies necessary to perform these activities. It unfolds in: Audit; Corporate accounting; Corporate finance; Valuation; Risk management; Judgment and Decision-making in Finance and Accounting; Quantitative Methods Applied to Finance and Accounting; Regulation, Fraud, and Manipulation of Information.
The objective of this program is to contribute to professional development through new knowledge that increases management skills, the ability to innovate and to analyze and solve complex problems offers the possibility of teaching or developing consulting projects. Solid education aims to expand the career possibilities of students who earn a master’s degree from the program.
Higher-level professionals who work or want to work in the field of management and want to be prepared to make their own career choices. Having more than four years’ professional experience is desirable.