MSC in Administration

PRESENTATION

The 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 main goal of this academic master’s course is to prepare students to do a doctorate – whether at EBAPE or another prestigious domestic or international institution – or for the job market. The program has an interdisciplinary approach so it is aimed at people who have degrees in a wide range of areas. People with a degree in economics, engineering, computing, psychology, neuroscience, politics, sociology, statistics and applied mathematics, among other areas, participate in the selection processes alongside administration graduates.

The academic master’s lasts 21 months, full time. Throughout the duration of the program, students are expected to be present daily at the school, participating in research activities, seminars and discussions, thereby strengthening the program’s academic culture. The program is taught entirely in English, so students must be proficient in this language.

RESEARCH AREAS

THE ACADEMIC MASTER’S HAS FOUR RESEARCH AREAS:

a) Behavioral and Decision-Making Sciences: Focus on individual decision-making processes;

b) Strategy, Management and Organizations: Focus on processes at the organizational level;

c) Finance: This area includes a series of subjects that provide an in-depth look at fundamental issues in Corporate Finance, Asset Valuation, the Banking System, Accounting and Financial Decision Making. Focus on asset pricing, corporate finance, banks and financial decision making;

d) Institutions, Policy and Government: Focus on the institutional level and the policy-making process.

 

LANGUAGE

The academic master’s program is taught entirely in English, so students must have good reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in this language.

TOP SCORE IN CAPES EVALUATION

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.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL accreditation

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 Brazil, only four institutions have this accreditation, as well as FGV EBAPE. 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

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.

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

 

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

Selection for the Academic Master’s in Administration 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.

CHOICE OF RESEARCH AREAS

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.

PHASE 1 – analysis OF DOCUMENTS

List of documents needed to participate in the selection process.

  • Photo ID;
  • Taxpayer ID (CPF);
  • Passport (foreign candidates);
  • Up-to-date Lattes/CNPq resume (http://lattes.cnpq.br);
  • 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;
    • TOEFL IBT;
    • 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;
  • 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.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:

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.

PHASE 2 – interview

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.

OPEN DAY – COURSE PRESENTATION LECTURE

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.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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 and their exclusive dedication to the program.

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

FACULTY
SUBJECTS

SUBJECTS by research area

Method Subjects (Master’s and Doctorate)

Subject
. 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

Area SUBJECTS

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.

Subject
. 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)

Subject
. 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)

Subject
. 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)

Subject
. 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

CONTACT

Academic Supervisor

Daniele Santos
21 3083 2754 and 3083 2784