Structures and Courses

(Last updated in: 06/23/2017 - 5:48pm)

Curriculum Structure

The Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration is conducted through lectures, seminars and group projects, supported by multimedia and audiovisual resources. Due to its emphasis on the practical application of knowledge, much of the work springs from discussions and exchanges of experiences among the participants. This methodology is grounded on the assumption that students are active agents in their own learning processes, each with their own goals and jointly responsible for end-product quality.

Classes are held at least twice a week at night, allowing students to dovetail their studies with the professional activities. Divided into trimesters, its Curriculum Structure is based on twelve courses, (four Required and eight elective), equivalent to two credits each; research project approval (three credits) and approval of Final Coursework (seven credits), totaling 34 credits at the end of the course. Students must sign up for at least two courses each trimester.

Public Defense of Final Coursework

In order to complete the program, students must prepare their Final Coursework projects, under the academic guidance of a tenured professor at EBAPE, which may consist of a dissertation resulting from fieldwork conducted by the student. This must be defended within no more than 22 months after the start of the program, presented to a public panel consisting of three professors with PhDs, one from outside the FGV/EBAPE.

In order to present a defense and complete the course, projects must be approved (three credits) and students must have earned the 24 credits required from the courses, with average final grades of 7.0 (seven) for the full set of courses studied (required and elective).

After completing these procedures, students may request their Master’s Degree diplomas.

Required Courses:

  • Behavior in Organizations

  • Corporate Strategy

  • Organizational Structures and Processes

  • Research Methodology

Elective Courses*

Some of the Courses offered:

* Elective courses will be offered, depending on the availability of Faculty and the number of students interested in each of them.