MSC in Administration

PRESENTATION

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 administration and related fields.
The main goal of the MSc in Administration is to prepare students to a PhD – at FGV EBAPE or another nationally or internationally renowned institution – or in the labor market. The program has an interdisciplinary approach, being intended for those who have a bachelor degree in a wide variety of areas. Students graduated in economics, engineering, computing, psychology, neuroscience, political science, sociology, statistics, and applied mathematics, among other areas, can participate in the selection processes along with those with degrees in administration.
The MSc in Administration has a duration of 21 months and is offered on a full-time basis. Throughout the program, the daily presence of the students in the school is expected, as they will be participating in research activities, seminars, and discussions, thereby strengthening the academic culture of the program. The program is taught entirely in English. Therefore, students should be proficient in the English language.

RESEARCH TRACKS

THE MSC IN ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH TRACKS
a)    Behavioral & Decision Sciences :  Focus on individual decision-making processes;
b)    Strategy, Management and Organizations: Focus on processes at the organizational level;
c)    Finance: Focus on asset pricing, corporate finance, banking, and financial decision making;
d)    Institutions, Policy and Government: Focus on the institutional level and the policy-making process.

Each student must follow one of the tracks and can also take, as elective, the core subjects of the other tracks

LANGUAGE
The MSc in Administration is fullt taught in English. Therefore, students should be able to read, write, understand and speak the language.

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.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION
In 2014, FGV EBAPE was awarded by  the international accreditation of the European Quality Improvement System (EQUI) of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), which is the international body that evaluates administration education institutions. One of the most important certifications in the academic world, the EQUIS accreditation represents an important international recognition of the quality of the school, awarding only to institutions that meet the most demanding international standards of quality in teaching and research. In Brazil, only four institutions have this seal besides FGV EBAPE. EQUIS is valid for universities and schools that demonstrate a high degree of internationalization.
In 2018 FGV EBAPEwas awarderd by  AACSB International (AACSB) , representing the largest U.S. accreditation entity for business schools. In Brazil, only three Brazilian business schools have this seal. The international recognition of AACSB’s specialized accreditation for business programs at the Bachelor's, Master’s and PhD levels enhances the excellence of the faculty and the state-of-the-art education and its commitment to continuous improvement in all programs.

 

FGV with top ratings
Nine FGV courses the obtained the top rating in the CAPES evaluation: grade 7 in the MSc and PhD in Administration and grade 5 in the Professional Master’s degrees.
These results reaffirm our commitment to academic excellence and our contribution to the Brazil’s development. THE ACADEMIC MASTER’S AND PhDs OF FGV EBAPE, FGV EAESP, FGV EPGE AND FGV EESP HAVE ACHIEVED THE TOP RATING: 7

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Graduate Program Name

Grade
FGV/RJ ADMINISTRATION 7
FGV/RJ ECONOMICS 7
FGV/SP BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 7
FGV/SP BUSINESS ECONOMICS 7

 

Source: CCS/CAPES

THE PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S OF FGV EBAPE, FGV EAESP, FGV EPGE, FGV EESP AND HAVE ACHIEVED THE TOP RATING: 5

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Graduate Program Name

Grade
FGV/RJ ADMINISTRATION 5
FGV/RJ ECONOMICS 5
FGV/RJ HISTORY, POLITICS AND CULTURAL ASSETS 5
FGV/SP BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 5
FGV/SP ECONOMICS 5

 

Source: CCS/CAPES

Read the news: FGV’s graduate programs awarded the top rating in CAPES evaluation.

SELECTION PROCESS

SELECTION PROCESS CALENDAR

FOLLOW UP YOUR REGISTRATION
Selection process registration fee: Fifty reais (R$50.00). The fee can be paid at any bank branch, by credit card or via the Internet.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE PUBLIC NOTICE

ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS
To participate in the selection process, the applicant must pay the registration fee. To do this, they must register online in the system, within the deadline established in the public notice, and submit their personal data to generate the bank slip and the registration form.
The registration should be completed by uploading the complete documentation described in the Public Notice.

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 Policy and Government. Click here for more information about on the research tracks.

PHASE 1 – Document Analysis
List of documents required for participation in the selection process for the Academic Master’s program:
•    Identity document;
•    CPF;
•    Passport (foreign applicants);
•    Lattes CV/CNPq updated (http://lattes.cnpq.br);
•    Undergraduate 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:
o    GMAT (minimum score: 600, validity: 3 years);
o    GRE (minimum score: 155 in Verbal Reasoning, 155 in Quantitative Reasoning, valid for 3 years);
o    ANPAD (minimum percentile: 90%, valid for 2 years);
o    ANPEC (minimum percentile: 90%, valid for 2 years).
•    Certificate of proficiency in English in one of the following tests:
o    IELTS ACADEMIC (minimum score: 6.5);
o    TOEFL IBT (minimum score: 90);
o    Cambridge CEFR (minimum score: C1).
•    The applicant’s 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).

DOCUMENT UPLOAD
•    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 – INTERVIEW
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”).
In the case of foreign students, the student visa must also be presented at the time of enrollment. FGV reserves the right to unsubscribe students who fail to meet the above requirement by the beginning of the 2nd academic semester.

OPEN DAY – COURSE PRESENTATION LECTURE

During the selection process, the Academic Master’s 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 – Jornalista Orlando Dantas,  30 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro. 
Sign up

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Program offers student maintenance scholarships, which may be provided by theCoordination for Improvement of Higher-Education Personnel (CAPES), the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), or the FGV itself. The criteria for awarding these scholarships will consider the applicant’s good performance in the selection process and their exclusive dedication to the program.

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

FACULTY

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

SUBJECTS

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS BY RESEARCH TRACK
In the first 4 academic quarters, students must earn 26 credits (the equivalent of 13 subjects with 30 hours/2 credits each). After obtaining the required credits, students must defend the Master’s thesis. In addition to fulfilling the credits above, students are expected to be involved in research projects with the School professors.
Master’s degree students should take the following subjects:
•    Methods Subjects: Statistics IA, Statistics IB, and Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis or Comparative and Historical Methods.
•    Research Line Subjects: 4 research line subjects (student’s choice).
•    Elective Subjects: 5 elective subjects (which may belong to other research fields).
•    Graduate Seminar I, II, lll and lV (equivalent to a 30-hour subject / 2 credits).

RESEARCH TRACKS: 
The MSc in Administration has four research tracks:
a)    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.
b)    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.
c)    Finance: This track encompasses a range of disciplines that provide in-depth study of key issues in Business Economics, Asset Pricing, Corporate Banking, and Financial Decision Making.
d)    Institutions, Policy and Government: Focusing on the institutional level and the policymaking process, this line encompasses the study of political institutions, public policy, and government from 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.

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

SUBJECTS BY RESEARCH TRACK:

METHOD SUBJECTS
•    Statistics IA
•    Statistics IB
•    Statistics IlA
•    Statistics IlB
•    Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
•    Comparative and Historical Methods
•    Advanced Survey Methods
•    Experimental Design & Analysis
•    Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
•    Quantitative Methods
•    Introduction to Efficiency Analysis in R

BEHAVIORAL & DECISION SCIENCES
•    Consumer Behavior
•    Organizational Behavior
•    Financial Decision Making
•    Advanced Theories of Leadership
•    Drug Policies & Behavior
•    Teams in Organizations
•    Political Psychology and Behavioral Public Policy
•    Individuals in Organizations
•    Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Track coordinator (Ishani Aggarwal)

STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS
•    Machine Learning in Business Research
•    Innovation Management
•    Global Strategy & International Management
•    Information and Organization
•    Teams in Organizations
•    Organizational Theory
•    Organizational Behavior
•    Strategic Management
•    Business Economics
•    Advanced Theories of Leadership
•    Individuals in Organizations
•    Social Networks
Track Coordinator (Olivier Bertrand)

FINANCE
•    Machine Learning in Business Research
•    Corporate Finance
•    Asset Pricing
•    Advanced Corporate Finance
•    Financial Decision Making
•    Financial Accounting & Analysis
•    Financial Institutions Management
•    Business Economics
•    Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Track Coordinator (Lars Norden)

INSTITUTIONS, POLICY AND GOVERNMENT
•    Political Economy of Development
•    Checks & Balances and Regulatory Policy
•    Comparative Political Institutions
•    Political Psychology and Behavioral Public Policy
•    Sustainable Development: Concepts and Practice
•    Transparency, Good Governance and Policy Evaluation
•    Drug Policies & Behavior
•    Public Management
Track Coordinator (Carlos Pereira)

GRADUATE SEMINARS
All MSC and PhD students (1st year) 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.

CONTACT

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

MORE INFORMATION
+55 21 3083-2754
admissions_ebape@fgv.br