The Academic Graduate Program in Administration of FGV EBAPE is composed of the Academic MSc and the PhD in Administration. The two courses are strongly interconnected and share the same values and principles.

The doctorate has the main goal of preparing students for academic life as a professor and researcher at a university or academic institution in Brazil or abroad.

This Academic Graduate Program offers a world-class methodological and conceptual education, as well as special knowledge and access to the different contexts of Brazilian reality. The program emphasizes the generation and dissemination of research through publications in top-level journals in administration and related areas.

The program prides itself on its interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, students with a bachelor's or master's degree in administration or related areas such as economics, engineering, computing, psychology, neuroscience, politics, sociology, statistics and applied mathematics, among others, are welcome.

The doctorate lasts 48 months.

The course is full time. Throughout the duration of the program, students are expected to be present daily at the school, participating in classroom activities, research, seminars and discussions, thereby strengthening the program’s academic culture. Master’s and doctoral students have an exclusive work environment.

In order for scholarships to be renewed and for students to remain on the program, students need to present strong academic performance and meet the rules and deadlines established in the program’s regulations.

The Doctorate in Administration is conducted in English, so students must be proficient in this language. The subjects are taught in English. The doctoral project and dissertation must be produced in English, unless the coordinator and subject agree otherwise.

CAPES, the Brazilian Education Ministry’s graduate education support agency, monitors all graduate programs and courses that are part of the National Graduate Courses System (SNPG) annually and evaluates their performance every three years. These evaluations are a parameter used by university students when looking for academic excellence for master’s and doctorate courses in Brazil.


In 2014, FGV EBAPE received international accreditation from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which is part of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), an international organization that evaluates administration education institutions. EQUIS certification is one of the foremost types of certifications in the academic world. It represents important international recognition of a school’s quality and it is only granted to institutions that meet the strictest international standards of quality in education and research. In 2019, this accreditation was renewed, when FGV EBAPE’s quality and excellence in administration education and research was once more recognized. The school is the only education institution in Rio de Janeiro to be accredited by EQUIS-EFMD and it is one of only four schools to have this accreditation in Brazil. This is one of the world’s most important certifications for business schools. EQUIS is valid for universities that demonstrate a high degree of international engagement.


In 2018, FGV EBAPE obtained accreditation from AACSB International (AACSB), the United States’ largest business school accreditation organization. In Brazil, just three business schools have this certification. AACSB’s international and specialized recognition for business programs at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels reflects the excellence of the school’s faculty and its state-of-the-art teaching, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement in all programs.


Top score for FGV (only portuguese)
Nine FGV courses received the maximum possible score in the last evaluation by the Brazilian Education Ministry’s graduate education support agency, CAPES: a score of 7 for academic master’s and doctorates, and a score of 5 for professional master’s programs.

These results reflect our commitment to academic excellence and our contribution to Brazil’s development.



Read the news: FGV graduate programs obtain maximum score in CAPES evaluation.


Selection for the Doctoral Program consists of two eliminatory stages:
•    Analysis of Documents; and
•    Interview in English.

To participate in the selection process, candidates must sign up in the system by the deadline stated in the public notice and complete the application form to generate a bank payment slip.

Applications will be formalized by uploading the complete documentation on the selection process applications website.

Click here to see the public notice.


* 20% discount for application fees paid until September 18.

When applying, candidates must indicate up to 2 (two) research areas, in order of preference. The MSc & PhD program offers the following 4 (four) research areas: Behavioral and Decision-Making Sciences; Strategy, Management and Organizations; Finance; and Institutions, Policy and Government. For more information about the research areas, click here.


List of documents needed to participate in the selection process: 
•    Photo ID;
•    Taxpayer ID (CPF);
•    Passport (foreign candidates);
•    Up-to-date Lattes/CNPq resume (;
•    Undergraduate degree diploma (for master’s and doctoral candidates);
•    Master’s degree diploma, if applicable (for doctorate candidates).
•    Ranking and score in one of the following exams:
•    GMAT (validity: 3 years);
•    GRE (validity: 3 years);
•    ANPAD (validity: 2 years);
•    ANPEC (validity: 2 years).
•    English language proficiency certificate, based on one of the following tests, within the period of validity:
•    IELTS Academic;
•    Cambridge CEFR;
•    APTIS British Council – Skills: Writing, Listening, Speaking and Reading.
•    Letter of introduction from the candidate, in English, explaining why they want to do FGV EBAPE’s Academic Master’s or Doctorate, their research interests and other details they consider relevant (two pages maximum);

•    Two letters of recommendation, in English, from academically active research professors;
•    Initial dissertation plan, in English, in no more than 2,000 (two thousand) words, including references (only applicable to doctoral program candidates). The initial dissertation plan will only be used by the Selection Commission to support the interview with the respective candidate. The Selection Commission will not provide any feedback to candidates on their initial dissertation plan.
•    Form to request use of a name other than your legal name (if applicable);
•    Medical report (for candidates with disabilities).

For more details about documentation, please see the public notice here.

As part of the Analysis of Documents (PHASE 1), candidates must present 2 (two) letters of recommendation, in English.
When signing up for the selection process, in the “Letter of Recommendation” item, candidates must state the email addresses of 2 (two) individuals who can vouch for them.
These individuals will be emailed a form to be filled out and sent back directly to the selection process, according to the instructions given in the message.

The candidates selected in PHASE 1 will be contacted to have an interview in English with the program’s Selection Commission. If necessary, these interviews may be conducted remotely.


SUBJECTS by research area

Method Subjects (Master’s and Doctorate)

. Statistics IA    
. Statistics IB    
. Machine Learning in Business Research    
. Panel Data Analysis    
. Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis    
. Comparative-Historical Methods         
. Advanced Survey Methods    
. Experimental Design & Analysis    
. Advanced Qualitative Research Methods    
. Quantitative Methods
. Introduction to Efficiency Analysis in R   


Behavioral and Decision-Making Sciences (Master’s and Doctorate)
Area coordinator: Professor Ishani Aggarwal

The Behavioral and Decision-Making Sciences area consists of an interdisciplinary group of professors whose main goal is to understand how individuals make decisions in contexts of relevance to companies and governments.

. Consumer Behavior     
. Organizational Behavior
. Advanced Theories of Leadership    
. Drug Policies & Behavior    
. Teams in Organizations    
. Political Psychology and Behavioral Public Policy    
. Contemporary Issues in Accounting
. Individuals in Organizations  
. Social Networks    

Strategy, Management and Organizations (Master’s and Doctorate)
Area coordinator: Professor Olivier Bertrand

The Strategy, Management and Organizations research area seeks to understand management phenomena at organizations in the public and private sectors. The topics discussed in this research area include organizational theory, competitive strategy, international links, governance and control, organizational culture and management processes.

Area Subjects (Master’s and Doctorate)

. Innovation Management    
. Global Strategy & International Management    
. Information, Organizations & Society    
. Teams in Organizations    
. Organizational Theory    
. Organizational Behavior    
. Strategic Management         
. Business Economics         
. Advanced Theories of Leadership      
. Individuals in Organizations    
. Social Networks    
. Financial Institutions Management’    
. Corporate Finance    
. Financial Accounting and Analysis    
. Sustainable development: Concepts and Practice    
. Public Management    
. Military Organizations: Culture, Strategy, and Innovation    

Finance (Master’s and Doctorate)
Area coordinator: Professor Lars Norden

The Finance area encompasses a series of subjects that explore fundamental issues in Corporate Finance, Asset Valuation, the Banking System, Accounting and Financial Decision Making. There are also subjects related to the main econometric methods used in finance, specialized workshops, seminars and research events organized by the Center for Banking and Finance Research in Rio (CBFR).

Area Subject (Master’s and Doctorate)

. Transparency and Good Governance
. Corporate Finance
. Asset Pricing    
. Advanced Corporate Finance
. Financial Accounting & Analysis
. Financial Institutions Management
. Business Economics    
. Contemporary Issues in Accounting    

Institutions, Policy and Government (Master’s and Doctorate)
Area coordinator: Professor Carlos Pereira

The Institutions, Policy and Government area studies political institutions, public policy and government from a comparative perspective. The fundamental issue addressed by this research area is how and when political institutions affect results in terms of government, politics and public policy. Theoretical and methodological tools of comparative political economy are used to investigate the functioning of political institutions, political systems and the policymaking process, as well as their effects on public policies and economic performance.

Area Subject (Master’s and Doctorate)

. Political Economy of Development                
. Checks & Balances and Regulatory Policy    
. Comparative Political Institutions    
. Political Psychology and Behavioral Public Policy    
. Sustainable Development: Concepts and Practice
. Transparency and Good Governance    
. Drug Policies & Behavior    
. Public Management    
. Information, Organizations & Society    
. Military Organizations: Culture, Strategy, and Innovation    
. Innovation Management     




The program offers scholarships to support students’ living costs, which may be supplied by the Brazilian Education Ministry’s graduate education support agency, CAPES, the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) or FGV itself. The criteria for granting these scholarships take into account the strong performance of candidates in the selection process. The scholarships are renewed every year, based on students’ progress, performance and exclusive dedication to the program.

Additional information will be provided to the candidates who pass the selection process.

All students accepted into the Academic Doctorate Program will be exempt from monthly fees and charges, provided that they comply with the program’s rules.


Our webinar is an online informative session conducted by the course coordinator, giving potential applicants the opportunity to learn about the program’s structure and ask questions. 

Click here to watch the last webinar.


Alexandre de Almeida Faria
Alketa Peci
Carlos Pereira
Cesar Zucco Jr.
Daniela Campello
Eduardo B. Andrade
Fabio Caldieraro
Filipe Sobral
Gil Riella
Ishani Aggarwal
José Antônio Puppim
José Santiago Fajardo
Lars Norden
Luiz Antonio Joia
Octavio Amorim Neto
Olivier Bertrand
Patrick Behr
Paulo N. Figueiredo
Peter Wanke
Rafael G. B. Goldszmidt
Ricardo Lopes
Robert Gregory Michener
Ronaldo Couto Parente
Diego de Faveri Pereira Lima
Fátima Bayma
Flávio Vasconcelos
Paulo Roberto de Mendonça Motta



Academic Supervisor
Daniele Santos
21 3083 2754 and 3083 2784