The main purpose of the MSc program is to prepare students for PhDs (at FGV EBAPE or some other distinguished institution in Brazil or elsewhere in the world) or for the job market.
The main purpose of the PhD program is to prepare students for academic careers as research professors at universities or other academic institutions in Brazil or abroad.
The MSc & the PhD programs offer methodological and conceptual training equivalent to those provided by its international peers, as well as knowledge and access tailored to the many different contexts of the reality in Brazil. Strong emphasis is given to the generation and dissemination of high quality research through publication papers in leading journals in the field of administration and related areas.
PROFILE, DURATION AND COMMITMENT
The program is proud of adopting an interdisciplinary approach, welcoming students with undergraduate or Master’s Degrees in Administration or related areas such as economics, engineering, computer science, psychology, neuroscience, political science, sociology, accounting, statistics and applied mathematics, among others.
The Academic MSc program is 21 months long and the PhD progam is 48 months long.
Both programs are full time (Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, with occasional classes on Saturday, from 9am to 12pm, if necessary). Students are expected to spend time at the school every day throughout the duration of the program, participating in classroom activities, research projects, seminars and discussions, which shapes and strengthens the academic culture of the program. The MSc and PhD Students have an exclusive work environment.
All students are granted a tuition fee waiver. However, students with full-time commitment to the program, with no employment, will be granted a Scholarship. Students’ academic performance and compliance to the rules and deadlines, as determined by the Program regulations, are fundamental for students to remain in the Program. These aspects will also be taken into account for scholarship renewal.
The MSc and PhD programs are taught in English. Consequently, students must be able to read, write, understand and speak English. The MSc dissertation must also be written in English, as well as the conceptual paper, the PhD dissertation proposal and the final document, unless otherwise agreed between advisors and students.