IBEA - International Business Education Alliance

International Programs

IBEA - International Business Education Alliance

Students must enrol in the BSc in Administration to enter the IBEA.

About the program

The International Business Education Alliance – IBEA is a unique program carried out by four internationally recognized business schools working in partnership. After completing the first two years of the BSc in Administration at FGV EBAPE, students can study each of the remaining semesters in a different continent, experiencing the theory and practice of management learning in different countries and cultures. Each international cohort is made up of 10 students from four partner schools, which makes up a class of 40 global students. 

Each host institution offers specific courses, cultural courses, and professional immersion. 

In addition to strong local and regional exposure, students gain hands-on experience in global management by working closely with each school’s partner organizations. Thus, participating students can build a strong global network that will contribute to their professional future. 

Program structure

FGV EBAPE students normally study the first two years of their graduation here in Brazil and, after this period, can apply to join the IBEA program, according to the following structure:

  • Four first semesters necessarily attended at FGV EBAPE.
  • During the fifth, sixth and seventh semesters IBEA students attend classes at the other three institutions participating in IBEA, forming a single cohort with students selected from each school.

  • The last semester is concluded in Brazil and has the participation of students in a project of organizational experience in relevant companies in their segments. During this same period, students celebrate the completion of the course.

  • At the end of the period of stay in each of the destination institutions, the student will receive a record containing all the subjects studied, workload and the number of credits completed.

  • If the student fails any of the disciplines studied abroad, upon returning to FGV EBAPE, he/she must comply with it in order to complete the grade and obtain the diploma.

  • If approved in all the specific disciplines of each institution, the student will earn a certificate of participation signed by each of the schools and, upon completing the entire mandatory curriculum, will obtain the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from FGV EBAPE.



Requirements to participate in the IBEA

  • The participant must be a Business Administration Bachelor student at FGV EBAPE.
  • The participant must be regularly enrolled during the entire selection process and also during the entire period of the program.

  • Enroll in an exchange program, lasting 18 months, in three countries.

  • Be over 18 years old, or, if underage, present permission from a responsible.

  • A coefficient of performance (CR) of minimum 7.0 is required.
  • A good level of English language (B2), na English proficiency exam is required.  

  • Submit a letter of motivation in English.  

  • Submit resume in English.

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at FGV EBAPE, in Portuguese.

  • Submit complete documentation by the established deadline.


There is no additional investment!

Students will pay regular tuition fees to their home institution and no extra fees or tuition will be charged by the host institution. Each student will be responsible for obtaining the necessary visas, as well as the costs of accommodation, travel, insurance and any other personal expenses during the period of study at the host institution.

Four International Accreditations

A celebrated and renowned School such as FGV EBAPE enjoys wide recognition from international academic assessment institutions. The programs, courses, faculty, and syllabus have been recognized by various accreditation institutes, including:


Modernity and comfort in two privileged locations

A high-level education deserves a compatible structure. For this reason, the Botafogo and Barra da Tijuca units have all the technological and physical apparatus for a great learning experience. There are study rooms, laboratories, auditoriums, interactive rooms, common areas, and PBL (Problem-Based Learning) rooms. 

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