PhD IN ADMINISTRATION

PRESENTATION

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 main goal of the MSc in Administration is to prepare students to enter the PhD (at FGV EBAPE or another nationally or internationally renowned institution) or in the labor market.
The main purpose of the PhD is to prepare students for the academic life of a research professor at a university or academic institution in Brazil or abroad.
The Academic Graduate Program offers methodological and conceptual training equivalent to that offered by its international peers, as well as unique knowledge and access to the different contexts of the Brazilian reality. The program emphasizes the generation and dissemination of research through publications in top-level journals in the field of administration and related fields.

PROFILE, DURATION and COMMITMENT
The program is proud to take an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, students with an undergraduate or Master’s degree in administration or related fields such as economics, engineering, computing, psychology, neuroscience, political science, sociology, statistics and applied mathematics are welcome.
The MsC program has a duration of 21 months while the PhD lasts 48 months.
Both courses are offered on a full-time basis. Throughout the program, the daily presence of these students in the School is expected, as they will be participating in class activities, research, seminars, and discussions, thereby strengthening the academic culture of the program. MSc and PhD students have an exclusive working environment.

LANGUAGE
The Academic Master’s and PhDs program is offered in English. Therefore, students should be proficient in the English language. Subjects are offered in English. The Master’s thesis, the conceptual paper of the PhD, and the Doctoral project and thesis should be drafted in English, unless there is an agreement between the advisor and the student.

CAPES EVALUATION: GRADE 7
The evaluation of the Graduate Programs of the Coordination for Improvement of Higher-Education Personnel (CAPES) includes the annual monitoring and the four-year evaluation of the performance of all the programs and courses that make up the National Graduate Studies System (SNPG). This evaluation system serves as an instrument for the university community in the search for a standard of academic excellence for national Master’s degrees and PhDs.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Selection Process of the PhD will consist of the documental analysis and an interview in English with the applicant.

To participate in the selection process, the applicants must make their registration in the system, within the deadline established in the public notice, and submit their personal data to generate the bank payment slip and registration form. The registration should be completed by uploading the complete documentation on the registration page of the Selection Process.

RESEARCH TRACK INDICATION

The applicant must indicate, at the time of registration, up to two (2) research tracks, in order of preference. The MSc & PhD Program offers four (4) research tracks, namely: Behavioral Sciences and Decision Making; Strategy, Management and Organizations; Finance and Institutions, and Policies and Government. Click here for more information on the research tracks.

PUBLIC NOTICE 

REGULATION

PHASE 1 – DOCUMENT ANALYSIS

LIST OF DOCUMENTS:

  • Identity document;
  • CPF;
  • Passport (foreign applicants);
  • Lattes CV/CNPq updated (http://lattes.cnpq.br);
  • Graduate Diploma*. For courses taken abroad, the document must be presented including consularization or apostille, according to the Hague Convention, in addition to the sworn translation of the document.
  • Applicants in the final phase of an Undergraduate course may submit, for registration to the Selective Process, a statement with the estimated date of completion of the course (issued less than 60 days). For the registration to take place, it will be mandatory to present the Diploma or statement containing the graduation date;
  • Rating and grade in one of the following exams:
  • GMAT (minimum score: 600, validity: 3 years);
  • GRE (minimum score: 155 in Verbal Reasoning, 155 in Quantitative Reasoning, valid for 3 years);
  • ANPAD (minimum percentile: 90%, valid for 2 years);
  • ANPEC (minimum percentile: 90%, valid for 2 years).
  • Certificate of proficiency in English in one of the following tests:
  • IELTS ACADEMIC (minimum score: 6.5);
  • TOEFL IBT (minimum score: 90);
  • Cambridge CEFR (minimum score: C1).
  • The applicants´ cover letter, explaining the reasons why they wish to attend the program at FGV EBAPE, their research interests and other aspects that the applicant finds relevant (maximum of two pages);
  • Two recommendation letters, in English, from academically active research professors;
  • Social Name form inclusion (if applicable);
  • Medical Report (applicants with disabilities).

 

Guidelines:

The documents must be scanned, saved in PDF format and attached to the Registration Form;

  • The maximum upload size allowed for each document is 1.5 MB;
  • Photos of documents will not be accepted;
  • Documents that are double-sided or longer than one (1) page must be scanned in a single file (e.g. ID, passport, Diploma, etc.);
  • Documents that are illegible, incomplete or outside the above standards will invalidate the applicant’s application;
  • Applicants should consult the status of the documentation submitted through the website www.fgv.br/processoseletivo, on the “Visão Geral” menu, “Acompanhe sua inscrição” link. The documents will be verified within three (3) business days.

PHASE 2 – INTERVIEWS

Following an initial selection based on the information contained in the submitted documents, the applicants successful in Phase 1 will be contacted for an interview in English at the FGV EBAPE headquarters. Exceptionally, the interview may be conducted via Skype (e.g. with applicants residing in other states or abroad). The successful applicants will be contacted by phone/email and must register within the deadline set in the Selection Process public notice.

Important: Enrollment of applicants successful in the selection process will only carried out upon submission of all original documentation (or certified copies, as listed under “Phase 1”).

Note: The entry of people wearing shorts or slippers is not allowed on FGV premises.

SUBJECTS AND RESEARCH LINES

Classes start in the second semester and the course has a duration of 48 months. In the first 8 academic quarters, students must earn 36 credits (the equivalent of 18 subjects with 30 hours/2 credits each). Subsequently, the student must obtain Conceptual Paper approval (by the end of the 8th academic quarter), submit and present a thesis proposal (by the end of the 12th academic quarter), and finally, submit and defend the thesis (by the end of 16th quarter). Students should also be involved in research projects with the School professors to enhance their skills and curriculum.

PhD students should take the following subjects:

  • Methods Subjects: Statistics IIA, Statistics IIB, and another 4 Method subjects (student’s choice).
  • Research Line Subjects: 7 research track subjects (student’s choice).
  • Elective Subjects: 4 elective subjects (which may belong to other research fields).
  • Graduate Seminar: I, II, III, and IV (equivalent to a 30-hour subject).

RESEARCH TRACKS

The Academic Master’s and PhD in Administration includes four research tracks:

  1. Behavioral & Decision Sciences: Focusing on individual decision-making processes, this research line consists of an interdisciplinary group of teachers whose main objective is to understand how individuals make decisions in relevant contexts for companies and governments. Topics discussed in this line include, for example, consumer behavior, financial behavior, and the behavior of managers and workers in organizations.
  2. Strategy, Management and Organizations: Focusing on processes at the organizational level, this research line seeks to understand management phenomena in organizations both at the public level and in corporate management. Topics discussed in this line include organization theory, competitive strategy, internationalization, governance and control, organizational culture, and management processes.
  3. Finance: This track encompasses a range of disciplines that provide an in-depth study of key issues in Corporate Finance, Asset Valuation, Banking, Accounting, and Financial Decision Making.
  4. Institutions, Policy and Government: Focusing on the institutional level and the policymaking process, this track encompasses the study of political institutions, public policy, and government from a comparative perspective. The key question addressed by this line is: “How and when do political institutions affect government outcomes, policymaking, and public policy?” Theoretical and methodological tools of comparative political economy are used to investigate the operation of political institutions, political systems and the policy-making process, as well as their effect on public policies and economic performance.

Each student must follow one of the tracks and is able to study subjects of the other tracks  offered as electives.

SUBJECTS BY RESEARCH TRACK

COMPULSORY METHOD SUBJECTS (MASTER’S AND PHD)

SUBJECT

HOURS

PROFESSOR

Statistics IA

30h

Rafael Goldszmidt

Statistics IB

30h

Cesar Zucco Jr.

Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

30h

Greg Michener

Comparative and Historical Methods

30h

Octavio Amorim

Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

30h

Alketa Peci

Qualitative Methods

30h

Gil Riella

Introduction to Efficiency Analysis in R

30h

Peter Wanke

Compulsory Method Subjects (PhD)

SUBJECT

HOURS

PROFESSOR

Statistics IIA

30h

Lars Norden

Statistics IIB

30h

José Fajardo

Advanced Survey Methods

30h

Rafael Goldszmidt

 

SUBJECT

HOURS

PROFESSOR

Experimental Design & Analysis

30h

Rafael Goldszmidt

TRACK SUBJECTS

BEHAVIORAL & decision sciences (Msc AND PHD)

The Behaviorial & Decision Sciences track consists of an interdisciplinary group of professors whose main goal is to understand how individuals make decisions in relevant contexts for companies and governments.

Track Coordinator (Ishani Aggarwal)

SUBJECT

HOURS

PROFESSOR

Consumer Behavior

30h

Eduardo Andrade

Organizational Behavior

30h

Ishani Aggarwal

Financial Decision Making

30h

Patrick Behr

Advanced Theories of Leadership

30h

Filipe Sobral

Drug Policies & Behavior

30h

Eduardo Andrade

Teams in Organizations

30h

Ishani Aggarwal

Political Psychology and Behavioral Public Policy

30h

Daniela Campello

Contemporary Issues in Accounting

30h

Ricardo Lopes

Individuals in Organizations

30h

Ishani Aggarwal

STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS (MSC AND PhD)

The Strategy, Management and Organizations research track seeks to understand management phenomena in organizations in the public and business spheres. Topics discussed in this research line include organization theory, competitive strategy, internationalization, governance and control, organizational culture, and management processes.

TrackLine Coordinator (Olivier Bertrand)

TRACK SUBJECT (MSC AND PHD)

SUBJECT

HOURS

PROFESSOR

Machine Learning in Business Research

30h

Fabio Caldieraro

Individuals in Organizations

30h

Ishani Aggarwal

Innovation Management

30h

Paulo Figueiredo

Global Strategy & International Management

30h

Ronaldo Parente

Information and Organization

30h

Luiz Antonio Joia

Teams in Organizations

30h

Ishani Aggarwal

Organizational Theory

30h

Alexandre Faria

Strategic Management

30h

Olivier Bertrand

Organizational Behavior

30h

Ishani Aggarwal

Advanced Theories of Leadership

30h

Filipe Sobral

Business Economics

30h

Fabio Caldieraro

Social Networks

30h

Francisco Polidoro

 

FINANCE (MSC AND PHD)

The Finance track encompasses a range of disciplines that provide in-depth study of key issues in Business Economics, Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Banking, and Financial Decision Making. There are also disciplines related to the main econometric methods used in finance, as well as specialized workshops and Research seminars.

Track Coordinator (Lars Norden)

TRACK SUBJECT (MSC AND PhD)

SUBJECT

HOURS

PROFESSOR

Machine Learning in Business Research

30h

Fabio Caldieraro

Corporate Finance

30h

Lars Norden

Asset Pricing

30h

José Fajardo

Advanced Corporate Finance

30h

Murillo Campello

Financial Decision Making

30h

Patrick Behr

Financial Accounting & Analysis

30h

Ricardo Cardoso

Financial Institutions Management

30h

Patrick Behr

Business Economics

30h

Fabio Caldieraro

Contemporary Issues in Accounting

30h

Ricardo Cardoso

INSTITUTIONS, POLICY AND GOVERNMENT (MSC AND PhD)

The Institutions, Policy and Government line encompasses the study of political institutions, public policy and government in a comparative perspective. The key question addressed by this track is: how and when do political institutions affect government outcomes, policymaking, and public policy? Theoretical and methodological tools of comparative political economy are used to investigate the operation of political institutions, political systems and the policy-making process, as well as their effect on public policies and economic performance.

Track Coordinator (Carlos Pereira)

TRACK SUBJECT (MSC AND PhD)

SUBJECT

HOURS

PROFESSOR

Political Economy of Development

30h

José Antonio Puppim

Checks & Balances and Regulatory Policy

30h

Carlos Pereira

Comparative Political Institutions

30h

Cesar Zucco

Political Psychology and Behavioral Public Policy

30h

Daniela Campello

Sustainable Development: Concepts and Practice

30h

José Antonio Puppim

Transparency, Good Governance and Policy Evaluation

30h

Greg Michener

Drug Policies & Behavior

30h

Eduardo Andrade

Public Management

30h

Alketa Peci

GRADUATE SEMINARS

All Master’s and first-year PhD students must attend Graduate Seminars I, II, III, and IV. For the schedule of the seminars, researchers are invited to present and discuss their recent research. Graduate Seminars occur throughout the academic year according to the availability of guest researchers.

WORKSHOPS

In addition to these electives, the program offers workshops – intensive 15-hour courses taught by renowned professors from national and international institutions.

COSTS

SCHOLARSHIPS
The Program offers student maintenance scholarships, which may be provided by the Coordination for Improvement of Higher-Education Personnel (CAPEs), the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), or the Foundation itself. The criteria for awarding these scholarships will consider the applicant’s good performance in the selection process. Scholarships are renewed on an annual basis based on the students’ progress, performance, and full dedication to the Program.

Additional information will be made available to those approved in the selection process.

OPEN DAY

During the selection process, the Academic PhD Coordination will promote the Open Day, an informative session in which applicants interested in the course will have the opportunity to learn more about School facilities, the professors, and the research programs, as well as obtaining more detailed information about the program and exchange experiences with students and alumni.

Date: September 3rd, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: FGV EBAPE: Rua Jornalista Orlando Dantas, 30 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro.

FACULTY

NDP
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
COLLABORATORS
Diego de Faveri Pereira Lima
Fátima Bayma
Flávio Vasconcelos
Paulo Roberto de Mendonça Motta

 

CONTACT

COORDINATOR
Head of the Center for Academic Training and Research
Prof. Roberto da Costa Pimenta

Coordinator of the Academic Master's and PhD
Prof. Ricardo Lopes Cardoso

CONTACT
MSC & PHD
Tel: +55 21 3083-2754 / 2752 / 2726
R. Jornalista Orlando Dantas, 30 – 2º floor
Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro