Who is the program for?
IMPM was designed for corporate managers and leaders with more than 10 years experience in their areas of expertise. It offers the best leadership practices and aims to strengthen relationships with executives from other countries. This coexistence allows students to identify opportunities and face challenges by sharing knowledge and working in partnership to find innovative business solutions.
What to expect
The International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) incorporates leadership into management practice, gathering experienced professionals from around the world to exchange experiences and share insights. The program was designed around the managerial mindsets of top executives and encompasses innovative learning methods, such as Friendly Consulting, Managerial Exchanges, Impact Teams, and Keynote Listening.
It is an exclusive and absolutely unique program with the participation of five high-level management schools:
Com mais de 70 anos de inovação e pioneirismo em ensino e pesquisa, a FGV EBAPE é a maior referência em Administração do Brasil, com diferenciais como: forte internacionalização, excelência do corpo docente e reconhecimento global. Além das maiores notas do MEC e da CAPES, a Escola possui acreditações internacionais e valiosas parcerias com instituições de todo o mundo, consolidando a sua alta qualidade e propiciando um ensino de ponta para alunos em diferentes fases da carreira. A FGV EBAPE é, também, um polo de conhecimento de ponta, com a realização de pesquisas de grande aplicabilidade, extremamente relevantes para a evolução da sociedade.
Lancaster University Management School - Renino Unido
A LUMS conta com uma comunidade intelectual de estudantes, acadêmicos e especialistas de todo o mundo. A pesquisa, que está no centro do seu sucesso, ultrapassa os limites do ensino. A instituição tem abordagem colaborativa, com acesso a conhecimento de ponta, o que a torna um verdadeiro farol para os melhores talentos. Muitos programas da Escola são altamente classificados no Reino Unido e em todo o mundo pelas principais publicações, incluindo Financial Times, Forbes, QS, The Economist e muito mais. A classificação da LUMS, o alto índice de satisfação dos alunos e a excelente reputação em pesquisa demonstram a excepcional qualidade de seu ensino e o alto retorno sobre o investimento que ela oferece aos alunos.
Desautels Faculty of Management (McGill) – Canadá
A Desautels Faculty of Management é classificada como uma das melhores escolas de negócios internacionais por BusinessWeek, Canadian Business, Forbes, The Economist e Financial Times. Os programas inovadores e a reputação histórica de excelência do corpo docente continuam a atrair os melhores alunos e os professores mais proeminentes de todo o mundo, bem como os recrutadores mais exigentes dos principais empregadores mundiais.
Yokohama National University (YNU) – Japão
O programa da Yokohama National University (YNU) está classificado entre os mais altos em satisfação do aluno e tem uma das maiores taxas de aceitação das escolas de negócios no Japão. Localizada a 30 minutos de trem de Tóquio, a YNU sempre se comprometeu a desempenhar um papel global, adotando uma perspectiva de longo prazo adequada a Yokohama, a segunda maior cidade do Japão e principal porta de entrada para o país.
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) — Índia
O Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) é uma das principais escolas de Pós-graduação em Administração da Ásia, promovendo a excelência em gestão, inovação e empreendedorismo para empresas, governo e sociedade.
Localizado na capital de alta tecnologia da Índia, o Instituto realiza a integração do conhecimento em sala de aula com a experiência prática em grandes empresas locais.
What will you achieve
IMPM develops high-performance competencies to enhance experienced executives’ leadership skills, expand and update their career perspectives, and improve their organization’s business performance.
The program inspires new ways of thinking, creating broader opportunities for transforming the senior managers’ executive trajectories and helping them to bring positive impacts to their companies.
IMPM has a total duration of 18 months over five learning modules. Throughout the program, executives are immersed in each partner business school, with headquarters in Brazil, the UK, Canada, Japan, and India. Students spend approximately 10 days in each of these institutions.
Frequency and hours
Each module is held in a different country, lasting 10 calendar days, without breaks at weekends. Check below the next dates in each institution:
Module 1: The reflective mindset: self control
Location: University of Lancaster, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Date: Sunday, September 10 to Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Module 2: The Analytical Mindset: Managing Organizations
Location: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Date: Sunday, November 19 to Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Module 3: Global Mindset: Managing the context
Location: Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, India
Date: Sunday, January 21 to Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Module 4: Collaborative mindset: relationship management
Location: Yokohama National University, Japan
Date: Sunday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Module 5: Action Mindset: Change Management
Location: FGV EBAPE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Sunday, September 8 to Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Declaration of participation
Head of the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM)
Professor Alexandre Faria (Head of the IMPM in Brazil)
IMPM promotes a rich knowledge exchange among executives from various continents – leaders of large companies from different sectors. Classes are conducted through innovative pedagogical tools and personalized support, which enriches learning and promotes behavioral changes.
The modular format means the executive will not be absent from their work for long. In addition, the fees are extremely competitive, with an excellent return.
A new curriculum built around management challenges
Diversity is the basis of IMPM, a feature that should be part of a truly exceptional manager. As an authentically international program, it offers experienced managers and entrepreneurs worldwide a unique opportunity to reflect and learn from each other’s perspectives and experiences. Learning and exchange take place in five leading business schools in five countries.
The classes are composed of entrepreneurs, family business managers, professionals, and senior managers who work in major global corporations and public sector institutions based on five continents, such as UnitedHealth Group, Astrazeneca, IBM, HP, Boeing, Bayer, and Fairmont Hotels.
IMPM offers numerous educational innovations to help leaders reach all their potentials.
The program is structured around five management mindsets:
- Reflective - learning by action;
- Friendly consulting;
- Close learning, with mini-modules between the five modules;
- Management exchanges.
In addition to a state-of-the-art team, students have the support of:
- a personal tutor who provides permanent guidance and bridges the theory and practical application in the workplace;
- Two academic directors who support and guide the studies of IMPM;
- a cycle director who accompanies the group and helps integrate learning into all modules;
- More than 75 experienced faculty advisors, always able to perform administrative or academic support.
Time dedicated to reflections and insights
Reflection is the basis for impactful learning. Thus, the beginning of each class is reserved for a moment of careful analysis, with debates on issues that bring contributions from the faculty, insights from other participants, and their own experiences. Students are encouraged to register all exchanges performed with the group and share their views to generate critical thinking and stimulate behavioral changes.
Friendly consulting is a process of sharing skills that focuses on the types of challenges and opportunities that senior managers face in their business environments. Students ask questions related to issues they are addressing at work within the group and benefit from the exchange of ideas and perceptions of other program participants, expanding their vision for strategic decision-making.
Throughout the program, students gather to exchange experiences and act as a host in their company or as a visitor in the workplace of other participants: it is a unique and extremely enriching opportunity during which other managers can observe their peers in action and provide extremely constructive and powerful feedback.
IMPM changes people so that they can change organizations. Impact teams consist of forming teams between colleagues who discuss corporation issues and propose constructive changes. It is a practical experience that develops teamwork and assists in developing leaders. Thus, the student, the company, and society win.
At the end of each module, students write a reflection paper, which contains the main concepts learned. Students have the support of a tutor and a team of colleagues, and it is an excellent strategy for assimilating all the knowledge acquired in that module.
Acquiring Skills and Building Careers
- Greater ability to make complex and important strategic decisions;
- Greater ability to lead changes within organizations;
- Opportunity to continue working while studying and developing management practice;
- Leadership capabilities that allow career progression;
- Access to counseling and training for small groups throughout the program;
- Exposure to 75 leading professors in the five best business schools in the world;
- Visits to more than 15 local companies and organizations, which allow contact with different cultures and forms of management;
- Continuous support between modules, favoring the sharing of ideas with team and colleagues;
- Opportunity to be a member of an international network of alumni of senior leaders and executives;
- curriculum built around management challenges;
Strong learning environment built through experience exchanges with a diverse cohort.
Intensive Learning Journey
- Today, business is more global than at any time in human history. Organizations collaborate and compete on all continents, and labor forces are increasingly diverse.
- Thus, the multicultural character of IMPM reflects these realities, leading participants to a learning journey on four continents.
- Over 18 months, participants complete five modules, lasting 10 days each, in the world’s leading business schools: in Lancaster, UK; Montreal, Canada; Yokohama, Japan; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Bangalore, India.
- On this journey of discovery, students exploit and develop the necessary mindset for global organizations, generate immediate impact, and build up their careers.
FGV EBAPE has more than 70 years of innovative and pioneering teaching and research. It is the main reference in administration in Brazil and is known for its strong orientation toward internationalization, faculty excellence, and global recognition. The school achieved the highest scores in the quality assessment from the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel of the Ministry of Education (CAPES/MEC), obtained international accreditations, and established valuable partnerships with distinguished international institutions, consolidating its high quality and providing cutting-edge education for students at different stages of their careers. FGV EBAPE provides state-of-the-art knowledge with great applicability, extremely relevant to the evolution of society.
Lancaster University Management School – UK
LUMS has an intellectual community of students, academics, and experts from around the globe. The research, which is at the center of its success, goes beyond the limits of teaching. The institution’s collaborative approach and access to cutting-edge knowledge make it a beacon for the best talents. Many of the school’s programs are highly classified in the UK and globally by major publications, including Financial Times, Forbes, QS, The Economist. The LUMS classification, the high student satisfaction rate, and the excellent reputation in research demonstrate the exceptional quality of education.
Desautels Faculty of Management (McGill) – Canada
Desautels Faculty of Management was considered one of the best international business schools by BusinessWeek, Canadian Business, Forbes, The Economist, and Financial Times. Innovative programs and the historical reputation of excellence of the faculty continue to attract the best students, the most prominent professors worldwide, and the most demanding recruiters of the world’s leading employers.
Yokohama National University (YNU) – Japan
The Yokohama National University (YNU) program is classified among the highest in student satisfaction and has one of the highest acceptance rates of business schools in Japan. Located 30 minutes by train from Tokyo, YNU has always pledged to play a global role, adopting a long-term perspective suitable for Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city and the country’s main gateway.
Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIMB) – India
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIB) is a major graduate school in Asia promoting excellence in management, innovation, and entrepreneurship for companies, government, and society.
Located in the high-tech capital of India, the institute integrates knowledge in the classroom with practical experience in large local companies.
Opportunity of obtaining a master’s degree from FGV EBAPE
IMPM participants can choose to register in the FGV EBAPE’s Executive Master in Business Administration (MEX).
There will be a special rate to cover the cost of registration, continuous evaluation and supervision of final paper:
Master’s degree from FGV EBAPE: USD 5,000
The commitment starts at enrollment, and the payment must be made as soon as the lessons begin.
For more details about the enrollment and admission process:
FGV EBAPE is a well-known and reputed school, recognized by leading international accreditation institutions for its outstanding programs, faculty, and syllabus:
AACSB International (AACSB) – the most recognized American accreditor for business schools.
EQUIS international accreditation of the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS-EFMD) – one of the most important certifications in the academic world.
ICAPA (International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education) – the commission is responsible for the accreditation of education and training programs according to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).
“The IMPM is a very different program from what most schools offer. With an innovative format focused on the mindset that managers develop over the cycles, it continuously encourages us to apply concepts and practices through deep reflection and classes with the best professors from five of the best business schools in the world.
The integration and exchange of professional and life experiences with people from all continents and at the highest executive level make the program unique. The opportunity to participate in countries with different cultures, in well-prepared environments, makes IMPM a powerful journey of personal and professional development.”
In September 2019, I was fortunate to participate in the Action Mindset module directed by Professor Alexandre Faria of the Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas. This experience has had a significant impact on me both professionally and personally. Importantly, our mindsets around diversity and difference have changed. I thank Professor Faria for his continued support and encouragement and would like to end this testimonial with a quote from Alex, which I believe conveys the spirit of the Action Mindset module: ‘Because we are equal, we have the right to difference and coexistence. Our secret is to respect and recognize those who are different in an innovative and generous way.’
“During the Analytical Mindset module, we were exposed to different approaches to strategy and planning. This had a big impact on our company. We did a complete overhaul of the strategic planning process. This new process allowed us to be more agile, encouraged flexibility, and enabled strategies to emerge outside normal business planning cycles. Toward the end of the program, visiting one of my LG colleagues in Korea, I realized that our company is vulnerable to disruptive technology. As a result, we launched a company in partnership with one of the best IT universities in Brazil. We believe this will save our business.”