FGV EBAPE has strengthened its internationalization strategy in order to adhere to international standards of academic excellence in business and public administration. To this end, the School offers an international learning environment on different levels whose aim is to prepare students to become leaders in both the public and private sectors in their countries of origin and elsewhere in the globalized world.

FGV EBAPE’S key international initiatives


Since 2016, the School’s International Advisory Board has helped FGV EBAPE further advance its international strategy to include other major international higher education institutions.


FGV EBAPE has an international faculty body, with professors from different nationalities and with wide-ranging international experience. The School’s faculty also has relevant international recognition through its important editorial standing in internationally recognized journals, as well as through its many international publications and growing citation counts.


FGV EBAPE has also increased the number of Visiting Professors, offering lectures in the graduate programs and providing post-doctoral research opportunities.


With a view to preparing its students for greater international exposure, FGV EBAPE has set up partnerships with leading universities in several countries, thus offering exchange opportunities to its students, as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with visiting exchange students from all over the world. 

In addition to traditional student exchange programs, FGV EBAPE has signed agreements with renowned international business schools to offer special exchange programs to Professional Master’s students.


  • Undergraduate level:

The BSc in Administration offers double-degrees with ESSEC Business School and ESCP Europe Business School.

  • Graduate level:

The MiM offers a double-degree with the Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics.


The School offers the following programs fully-taught in English: the MSc & PhD, the Master in Management (MiM), and the IMPM. In addition, the School also offers the IMM Global Executive MBA for top-performing corporate executives, managers and entrepreneurs from around the world.


Furthermore, FGV EBAPE is heading up projects with a view to attracting Higher Education Institutions from outside Brazil to conduct research and publish papers, thereby encouraging the formation of a network of researchers focused on the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge.


The high level of FGV EBAPE’s internationalization is also attested to by major international accreditation bodies in the fields of Public and Business Administration. FGV EBAPE currently holds the accreditation seals of AACSB International (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS-EFMD) and the International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education (ICAPA).

These important accreditations awarded to FGV EBAPE reflect the international acknowledgement of the quality of the School. The strategy of pursuing accreditations reinforces the School’s commitment to innovation and the continuous improvement of its bachelor's, masters and doctoral programs, as well as its highly qualified faculty. Being part of international networks of excellence and providing the exchange of ideas and experiences to students are therefore FGV EBAPE’s central priorities. For further information on FGV EBAPE’s accreditations, view the Accreditations webpage.


In addition to the afore-mentioned double-degrees, FGV EBAPE is part of a number of renowned education alliances, including:

  • The IBEA Program, which provides a unique opportunity for students to meet and study alongside other undergraduate students from all over the world, developing a springboard for future professional networks. It is an alliance formed by four top international business Schools: University of Mannheim Business School (Germany), University of South Carolina-Darla Moore School of Business (United States), ESSEC Business School (Singapore campus) and FGV EBAPE (Brazil).
  • The IMM Program, which is run in partnership with: Purdue University, Krannert School of Management (U.S.), Tilburg University, TIAS School for Business and Society (The Netherlands), Tianjin University, The College of Management and Economics (China), Politecnico di Milano, MIP Graduate School of Business (Italy), and ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania). The program is ranked among the 50 best Executive MBA’s in The Economist’s third-ranking of executive MBA (EMBA) programs.
  • The IMPM is a work-connected program that develops participants’ practice of worldly and engaged managing. The program is based on learning from experience – students own experiences, with fellow participants, and with academic faculty. The Schools in the program are: FGV EBAPE, Brazil, Lancaster University, England; McGill University, Canada; Yokohama National University, Japan; and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.
  • FGV EBAPE is a member of The SIGMA Alliance, a network of top international universities in management and business. The scope of SIGMA is to support interdisciplinary and inter-university co-operation in research and teaching. Other members of SIGMA are: Copenhagen Business School, ESADE Business School, Hitotsubashi University, Renmin University of China, and Singapore Management University.

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