Who is the program for?
The Executive Master in Business Administration (MEX) was designed for executives and leaders with relevant professional backgrounds in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who wish to establish a professional trajectory of excellence.
With cutting-edge knowledge immediately applicable in their organizations, MEX students can lead the most complex business challenges. The program’s graduates can also carry out consulting and teaching activities, being able to teach at important higher education institutions and acquiring global prominence in their areas of expertise.
What to expect?
MEX’s curricular structure combines theory and practice, balancing scientific knowledge with solving real problems. The program develops entrepreneurial skills, deepens critical thinking, and expands students’ business vision, providing tools for them to take on leadership positions in various segments.
The program is carried out part-time and does not require exclusive dedication. Therefore, students can combine academic activities and a professional career.
What will you achieve?
Students will undergo major transformations in their professional careers, expanding their business vision and increasing their ability to take on complex challenges. In addition to expanding their business vision in the corporate world, graduates can act as entrepreneurs, consultants, professors, and researchers.
The Master is completed in 22 months, with the approval and defense of the Final Paper.
Frequency and hours
With face-to-face classes at the headquarters of FGV EBAPE, in Botafogo, the program starts in February with classes taking place between 6:30 pm and 9:45 pm.
All students must take two courses per academic quarter, so they attend classes at least twice a week.
Head of the Executive Master in Business Administration
Prof. Augusto Sales
Master’s Degree in Administration
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).
FGV EBAPE is the best choice for anyone wanting an excellent education and a rich international experience in a single program.
Students are privileged to be part of an institution that seeks to consolidate its position in the global environment as an internationally renowned center of excellence in high-quality teaching and research in administration.
The Executive Master in Public Administration allows students to take equivalent courses in partner institutions abroad, which is a rich learning opportunity that can be pursued in two ways:
MEX’s curriculum includes an international module that counts as an elective course. Students can have a short-term experience (one week) at one of FGV EBAPE’s partner schools worldwide. These partners offer programs aligned with MEX’s educational proposition, allowing an experience that complements the students’ training and builds a global vision of business management.
International Exchange Programs
FGV EBAPE provides longer international experiences, lasting more than three months, in its International Exchange Program.
Students pay the regular tuition fees in Brazil and can study abroad without additional fees or extra expenses related to tuition.
FGV EBAPE is committed to promoting the internationalization of its activities, establishing partnerships with the best business and administration schools worldwide, and building the best opportunities for students, professors, and institutions.
MEX professors stand out for their academic quality and are among the best in the country. They all hold PhDs obtained in prestigious institutions, actively participate in internationally recognized conferences and research projects, and publish technical and scientific research in leading journals worldwide.
Student Research Incentive
Research is a fundamental and challenging part of the master’s degree. Therefore, MEX stimulates students to be critical thinkers, motivating them to engage in collaboration activities with partner teaching and research institutions, publish their research, and participate in congresses worldwide.
FGV EBAPE offers complete and up-to-date databases. It is an outstanding collection in Brazil, and students can access extensive databases and indexes at the school’s premises or online.
Students and professors can access content and case studies from the Harvard Business School (HBS). They have the right to a digital subscription to the Financial Times (FT) platform, with access to the research area and complete content on business, careers, news, and sustainability.
MEX is a stricto sensu graduate program, subject to periodic evaluation by CAPES. The program offers students the opportunity to pursue an academic career in the field of administration, preparing them to teach at major universities around the world and at FGV itself.
Course preparing for a teaching career
The course “Teaching Strategy” offers complete and rich training. It enables students to teach by analyzing concepts, theories, case studies, practices, and reflections on their professional experience.
Tutoring: integration between MEX and FGV EBAPE’s BSc in Adminsitration Integrated undergraduate Tutoring
In this initiative, MEX students act as tutors for undergraduate students in the General Theory of Administration course and have the opportunity to consolidate their practical teaching skills.
FGV EBAPE: Outstanding graduate degrees
“My participation in the Executive Master’s Program in Business Management was crucial in my professional training, not only due to the high quality of its theoretical content but also because of the boldness of FGV EBAPE in proposing an academic program with a practical bias, prioritizing debates and providing spaces for the exchange of experiences to add real value. FGV EBAPE values and consolidates the effort, dedication, and energy essential for the success of a master’s program, awakening in the participants the concern about their beliefs and the passion for the search and generation of new knowledge.”
“The master’s program was excellent for me in several aspects due to its multidisciplinary nature, allowing me to develop my analytical and critical capacity. I was able to deepen my understanding of key issues in each area of the company and expand my network, meeting and interacting with people from different companies and organizational levels, which greatly expanded my vision in the business world. In short, this experience made me a more qualified professional to perform my role as a leader and manager.”
“The format of the executive master’s program at FGV EBAPE was perfect for me to study with the academic rigor of the best business school in the country without having to interrupt my professional activities. One of the aspects that made a difference was to develop an even more holistic and broad view of the issues we deal with professionally. This makes the difference between being able to create best practices or adapting them to the context, as opposed to simply using pre-made recipes.”
Joao Henrique Saravia
“The executive master’s program at FGV EBAPE provided a deep reading of economic, political, social, and corporate scenarios to improve the competitiveness of companies and decision-making as a leader. The courses complemented my knowledge, adding value to my career.”