Professional Master’s Economics & Finance

PRESENTATION

The Professional Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance (MFEE) offered by FGV EPGE is a high qualification stricto sensu post-graduation program intended to provide a solid and deep graduation, with application of the most modern economic and finance theories and current issues involving the financial market, corporate organization, economic policies and similar areas.

Destined to professionals from different areas that seek technical and practical understanding of main concepts in Economics and Finance, the Master’s Degree counts on four research lines: Finance, Business Economics, Regulation and Assessment of Public Policies and Economics of Infrastructure.

Recommended by Capes with concept five, maximum score for professional master’s degrees, the program was created in 2001, in an association between FGV´s EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) and FGV´s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP).

Structure

The Professional Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance (MFEE) covers two school years and is divided in quarters with two subjects each. The program is available in evening modality, with classes in three to four evenings a week, and monitoring, with three-hour classes. To obtain the Master’s Degree title, the student must fulfill all requirements of the program in 24 months at the most.

EXCELLENCE IN KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

“MFEE is offered by a school that seeks excellence at international level since its creation. Its professors are ruled by a seniority system similar to that adopted by American and European schools, and are assessed according to the visibility of their research in publications and quotations in mainstream Finance and Economics journals.  Moreover, international seminars are organized regularly, counting on the participation of professors awarded with Nobel Prize or that are editors in important journals. EPGE annually recruits assistant professors in the international job market  to keep its staff’s vitality, also seeking to involve students from its professional and academic programs in international exchanges with Government and Regulation schools, as well as Finance and Economics departments”, state the program’s coordinators Joísa Campanher Dutra and Ricardo de Oliveira Cavalcanti.

Considered for the fourth year in a row as one of the best teaching institutions worldwide that train professionals qualified for the market (*) by the Global Employability University Ranking, Fundação Getulio Vargas is also the best think tank in Latin America. According to Global Go To Think Tanks Ranking 2014, disclosed in January 2015, FGV occupies the 18th position among the best in the world.

FGV’s work in the study, analysis and preparation of researches and public policies, makes of it a renowned think tank, contributing to Brazil’s insertion in the international scenario. Think tanks are chiefly intended to produce research to analyze public policies, solve deadlocks, find innovative solutions, in addition to promoting knowledge progress and debates with the society, and, due to that, are becoming increasingly more important in the global scenario.

(*)Source: The New York Times, 2014.

DIFFERENTIALS

The only Brazilian post-graduation program in Economics with four maximum grades (Five) accumulated in the four last assessments by Capes (2001-2003, 2007-2009, 2010-2012 and 2013-2016).

Professional skills by the end of the course:

  • Analyze, in a sophisticated way, economic and financial problems;
  • Apply econometric and computational modeling tools to essential issues in financial areas;
  • Propose and execute practical solutions based on quantitative methods, in Finance and Economics areas.
  • Risk management in companies’ assessment processes.

STUDENT EXCHANGE

In the Exchange Program, during the master’s degree course, the student will have the opportunity to study abroad and use the credits.

RESEARCH LINES

  • Finance
    This specialization area aims at training professionals for the financial market and companies’ financial area.
  • Business Economics
    Focused on micro-economic aspects, in the ambit of the theory of the firm and contracts, this line also analyzes macro-economic aspects with relevant impacts on companies.
  • Regulation and Assessment of Public Policies
    This research line aims at training public sector professionals with solid knowledge on Regulation Economics and Design Economics and Assessment of Public Policies. The program’s target audience consists of professionals working in public administration, in regulated sectors, and those in charge of formulating and/or implanting public policies.

NEW RESEARCH LINE

Pioneer in Brazil, FGV launches research line in Economics of Infrastructure. This innovative program is based on the platform of the traditional Professional Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance of the FGV EPGE´s Post-Graduation in Economics (FGV EPGE).

Investment attraction and maintenance of an appropriate provision of services in infrastructure are among the top challenges to retake a sustained growth path in Brazil. In this context, themes like regulation, long-term financing and risk allocation are important vectors to achieve these objectives. To develop solid and advanced economic knowledge is essential to produce efficient solutions and generate value in Energy, Transport, Logistics and Sanitation industries. 

Strongly impacted by technological innovations and climate policies, these industries face today, in global ambit, transformations that affect their business models. In the electricity sector and urban mobility, digitalization and electrification produce new ways for agents to extract value from activities. These new formats demand new regulatory arrangements, market designs, pricing mechanisms and monitoring of service quality for end consumers. In this context, for an appropriate comprehension of the new reality of these industries, it´s essential to understand the digitalization’s impacts, the use of big data and more active participation of consumers.

Thus, aiming at preparing the student to understand the challenges – current and future – faced by infrastructure industries, this new research line offers a multidisciplinary view, and discussion of practices adopted internationally.

For such, the Program includes:

 i) Risk assessment and allocation in infrastructure projects;

ii) Modeling of partnerships [PPPs (professional profile for social security purposes) and concessions];

iii) Auctions and bidding;

iv) Structuring and use of financial products;

v) Insurances and warranties;

vi) Market design; and

vii) Corporate and regulatory governance.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications only on the internet.

  • Applications: 07/29/2019 to 11/29/2019
  • Internal admission test: 12/03/2019 – 7pm to 10pm
  • Interview: 12/04/2019 to 12/10/2019
  • Final result: 12/11/2019
  • Enrollment: 01/02/2020 to 01/06/2020
  • Beginning of classes: 01/06/2020

For further information, access the PUBLIC NOTICE (only portuguese).

SUBJECTS

The Professional Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance (MFEE) lasts two school years and is divided in quarters with two subjects each. The program is available in evening modality, with classes in three to four evenings a week, and also monitoring, with three-hour classes. To obtain the Master’s Degree title, the student must fulfill all requirements of the program in 24 months at the most.

ACCESS HERE  the curriculum grid.

OPEN DAY – COURSE PRESENTATION LECTURE

During the selection process, the Professional Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance coordination promotes the Open Day, and informative session, where applicants interested in the program will have the opportunity to get to know the school’s facilities, professors, research lines, in addition to obtaining more detailed information on the program and exchanging experiences with students and alumni.

Further information soon. 

COSTS

Monthly installments – Annual correction by IPC-RJ

  • One lump sum R$ 84.672,00
  • 2 installments R$ 44.688,00
  • 24 installments R$ 3.920,00
  • 30 installments R$ 3.320,00
PREVIOUS TESTS

The admission test comprises two exams, one analytical and the other quantitative. Tests from previous years can be consulted below. 

 

YEAR

EXAMS

2003

Analytical

Quantitative

2004

Analytical

Quantitative

2005

Analytical

Quantitative

2006

Analytical

Quantitative

2007

Analytical

Quantitative

2008

Analytical

Quantitative

2009

Analytical

Quantitative

2010

Analytical

Quantitative

2011

Analytical

Quantitative

2012

Analytical

Quantitative

2013

Analytical

Quantitative

2014

Analytical

Quantitative

2015

Analytical

Quantitative

2016

Analytical

Quantitative

2017

Analytical

Quantitative

2018

Analytical

Quantitative

2019

Analytical

Quantitative

FACULTY

•    André de Castro Silva (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago)
•    Carlos E. da Costa (Ph. D. in Economics, University of Chicago)
•    Cecilia Machado (Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University)
•    Cézar Santos ( Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania)
•    Edson Daniel Lopes Gonçalves (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)
•    Eduardo Lima Campos (Doctor in Electric Engineering, PUC-Rio)
•    Felipe S. Iachan (Ph.D. in Economics, MIT)
•    Fernando Augusto Adeodato Veloso (Doctor in Economics, University of Chicago)
•    Fernando de Holanda Barbosa (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago)
•    Fernando de Holanda Barbosa Filho (Doctor in Economics, New York University)
•    Francisco J.M. Costa (Ph.D. in Economics, London School of Economics)
•    Joísa Campanher Dutra (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)
•    José Gustavo Feres (Doctor in Economics - Université de Toulouse I Sciences Sociales)
•    Luis H. B. Braido (Ph. D. in Economics, University of Chicago)
•    Maria Teresa Marins Duclos (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota)
•    Paulo Klinger Monteiro (Doctor in Mathematical Economics, IMPA)
•    Rafael Chaves Santos (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)
•    Ricardo Cavalcanti (Ph. D. in Economics, University of Minnesota)
•    Silvia Maria Matos Pessoa (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)

visiting PROFESSORS

•    Caio Augusto Colnago Teles (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)
•    Daniela Kubudi Glasman (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)
•    Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
•    Fernando Tavares Camacho (PhD in Economics from The University of Queensland - Australia)
•    Gustavo Silva de Araujo (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)
•    Joaquim José Miranda Sarmento (Ph.D in Finance, Tilburg University)
•    Pedro Henrique Engel Guimaraes (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)
•    Tiago Carvalho Machado de Souza (Doctor in Economics, FGV/EPGE)

BOARD

FGV EPGE Dean
Rubens Penha Cysne

FGV EPGE Vice-Dean
Aloisio Araujo

Program coordination
Joísa Campanher Dutra
Ricardo de Oliveira Cavalcanti

CONTACT

Address: Praia de Botafogo, 190, 11º andar
Zip code: 22250-900 | Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
E-mail: mfee@fgv.br.
Phone: +55 (21) 3799-5400 and +55 (21) 3799-5817

More information

552137995400 mfee@fgv.br