Courses and Course Description

COURSES

1st TERM
Business Communication 30h
Organizational Behavior 30h
State, Government & Society 30h
Descriptive Statistics 30h
Organizational Structures and Processes 30h
Fundamentals of Administration 30h
Introduction to Data Science and Programming 30h
Math 1 30h
Math 2  30h
Financial Mathematics 30h
Mathematical Modeling 30h
Critical Thinking 30h
Applied programming 1  30h
Psychology 30h
Special Topics 1 30h
2nd TERM
Entrepreneurship 30h
Fundamentals of Marketing 30h
Operational Management 30h
People Management 30h
Business Intelligence 30h
Introduction to Law and Ethics 30h
Math 3  30h
Math 4  30h
Competitive Markets 30h
Probability and Inference 30h
Applied Programming 2  30h
Regression 30h
Decision Theory 30h
Special Topics 2 30h
3rd TERM
Public Administration 30h
Data Science 1  30h
Data Science 2 30h
Financial Accounting 30h
Multivariate Statistics 30h
Corporate Finance 30h
Communication and Promotion Management 30h
Logistics and Supply Chain  30h
Industrial Organization 30h
Marketing Research 30h
Operational Research 30h
Macroeconomic Policy 30h
Corporate Social Responsibility  30h
Special Topics 3 30h
4th TERM
Investment Analysis 30h
Management Accounting 30h
Direito Empresarial e Tributário 30h
Business and Government 30h
Strategy 30h
Project Management 30h
Corporate Governance 30h
Digital Marketing 30h
International Business 30h
Information Systems 30h
Special Topics 4 30h
Vivências Organizacionais 1 30h
Vivências Organizacionais 2 30h
Vivências Organizacionais 3 30h
Vivências Organizacionais 4 30h
5th TERM
Multicultural Experience 1 30h
Multicultural Experience 2 30h
Multicultural Experience 3 30h
Multicultural Experience 4 30h
Multicultural Experience 5 30h
Multicultural Experience 6 30h
Multicultural Experience 7 30h
Multicultural Experience 8 30h
Multicultural Experience 9 30h
Multicultural Experience 10 30h
6th TERM
Elective 1 30h
Elective 2 30h
Elective 3 30h
Elective 4 30h
Internship 1 30h
Internship 2 30h
Internship 3 30h
Internship 4 30h
7th TERM
Elective 5 30h
Elective 6 30h
Elective 7 30h
Elective 8 30h
Internship 5 30h
Internship 6 30h
Internship 7 30h
Internship 8 30h
8th TERM
Elective 9 30h
Elective 10 30h
Internship 9 30h
Internship 10 30h
TCC 1 30h
TCC 2 30h
Special Topics 5 30h
Special Topics 6 30h
COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES

The Complementary Activities consist of mandatory extracurricular activities, as recommended in Resolution No. 4 of July 13, 2005, which instituted the National Curriculum Guidelines for the Undergraduate Course in Administration.

Complementary Activities 240h

 

COURSES DESCRIPTION

MANDATORY

APPLIED PROGRAMMING 1
Architecture Patterns for the web. MVC Model. MVC Framework for Python. HTTP Server. Node.Js. Development support tools. Editors and IDEs, Git, Scrum, Framework for Unit Test, Acceptance Tests, Build and Deployment.
APPLIED PROGRAMMING 2
Introduction to Mobile Programming. Android platform. Fundamental Concepts of Object Orientation. The Dart 2.0 language and Introduction to Reactive Programming. Widgets, Futures and Stream Objects concepts. Collections, Lists and Maps. Plugins. Modules. Packages. Asynchronous calls. Interface with native code and resources. Flutter for iOS.
BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT
Aplicações de Data Science nas organizações. Modelos de regressão não-lineares. Modelos de regressão logística. Árvores. Random Forests. O trade-off entre viés e variância. Overfitting. Previsão fora da amostra. Validação cruzada. Boostrapping. Boosting. Bagging. 
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Public sector competitiveness. Brazil on the world stage. Negotiating transaction costs with the public sector and the strategic bargaining game. The various faces of the Brazilian Public Administration. Direct and indirect administration. The new state-owned regime. Notions of public service and privatization. Notions of public finance and public procurement. New forms of public procurement. Conflict resolution with the public sector. Arbitration. Structured operations with the public sector. Internal and external control. Corruption and Compliance.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Definition and fundamentals of BI. BI project steps. The analytical cycle of data intelligence. Types of BI solution. Dashboards (introduction, data visualization, categories, design, common construction errors, good construction practices). Business Intelligence architecture and solutions. Implementation of a BI project: motivation, justification, costs and risks. Design Thinking. Contemporary techniques for implementing and evolving solutions. Business Model Generation.
COMMUNICATION AND PROMOTION MANAGEMENT
The concepts of brand management and brand equity. Building and managing brand equity. Developing a brand strategy: customer-based brand equity and elements of brand positioning. Managing Integrated Marketing Communication. Managing Mass Communications Marketing Systems.
COMPETITIVE MARKETS
General Balance with Production: First and Second Social Welfare Theorems; Market Failures: Externalities and Public Goods; General Balance Under Uncertainty: Arrow Prices, Asset Pricing and CCAPM.
CORPORATE FINANCE
This course offers an introduction into the theory and practice of corporate finance. Understanding the theory and practice of corporate finance is paramount for financial managers and students of finance, for whom corporate finance is often the first detailed look at the world of finance. The course covers topics such as criteria for investments, offers a first look at the relationship between risk and return and discusses the capital structure puzzle and long-term financial management. It will also offer an overview of the importance and functioning of the credit ratings market for corporate financing decisions. In the last part of the course, the going public process is presented and the course discusses the theory and practice of mergers and acquisitions.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Modern enterprise and the separation of ownership and management; The agency problem; Governing the organization; The origins of corporate governance; Main models of corporate governance; Corporate governance structures and external and internal control systems; Risk and information management; Empirical results of good governance practices; Ownership structure and business strategy; Corporate governance in Brazil; Structure and functioning of financial and capital markets; The role of investors and other stakeholders; Boards’ organization and dynamics; Regulatory environment; Theoretical models associated with governance; Mergers and acquisitions as governance mechanisms; Corporate culture, accountability, ethics, and socio-environmental responsibility; Role of corporate governance in the family business.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The social role of corporations in the world and the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility. Organizational practices and policies resulting from the corporate social responsibility discourse. CSR reports.
CRITICAL THINKING
Introduction to Critical Thinking. Definition of Formal and Informal Logic. Components and Skills of Critical Thinking. Introduction to the analysis and critical evaluation of arguments. Deductive and Inductive Reasoning. Importance of scientific tools for logical and critical thinking. Critical-reflective thinking in decision-making.
DATA SCIENCE 1
Data Science Applications in Organizations. Nonlinear regression models. Logistic regression models. Trees. Random Forests. The trade-off between bias and variance. Overfitting. Prediction outside the sample. Cross validation. Boostrapping. Boosting. Bagging.
DATA SCIENCE 2
Supervised and unsupervised learning. Cluster analysis. Bayesian Networks. Notions on Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning. Web Scraping.
DECISION THEORY
Preferences and utility function; consumer theory; demand and types of goods; choice under uncertainty; theory of the firm; social choice.
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
Scope and perspective of the course - Types of variables: qualitative/quantitative. Population and sample. Measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion. Contingency Tables. Univariate and bivariate graphical analysis. Standardization. Covariance and correlation.
DIGITAL MARKETING
Digital marketing; Marketing strategies; Multi-level marketing; Digital Marketing Economics and Planning including digital platforms; Digital tools; e-Commerce; Social networks; Google, SEO and Adwords, to build integration content between companies and companies, people and people, and people and companies.
DIREITO EMPRESARIAL E TRIBUTÁRIO 
Tax law and economic aspects of taxation. Power to tax and tax jurisdiction. Constitutional limitations on the power to tax. Constitutional tax principles. Legal-economic concept of tax. Tributary species. The legal-economic-tax relationship, taxable event, obligation and tax credit. Passive liability and tax liability. General notions of release, suspension, extinction and exclusion of tax credit. General aspects of interpretation, application and integration of tax rules. Prevention of tax liabilities. Tax planning. Social Function of the Company. Enterprise Theory. Elements of the Articles of Association. Classification of Companies. Business name. Consideration and Disregard of Legal Personality.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Entrepreneurship concepts focused on startups; debates on real cases of successful entrepreneurs and their relationship with the theory underlying the discipline; application of core concepts of the discipline in structuring a business.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Concept and structure of General Purpose Financial Reports: statement of financial position, statement of financial performance, comprehensive income statement, statement of the change in owners’ equity, statement of cash flows, notes, and statement of value added. Introduction to the analysis of those financial reports: common-sized financial statements, trend analysis, and ratios. Preparation of such financial reports based on the accounting for typical transactions: revenue from contracts with customers, basic financial assets, inventory, property, plant and equipment, debt, lease. 
FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS
Value of money over time. Simple interest. Compound interest. Present value of a cash flow. Particular cases: annuity and perpetuity. Investment Analysis: Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Simple Payback and Composite Payback. Amortization: SAC and PRICE systems. Discount of trade-bills.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ADMINISTRATION
Fundamentals of Management: Introduction to management and organizations; The evolution of thinking in management; The organizational environment; Decision-making in administration; Management Functions: Planning and strategy; Organization and structures; Direction and people; Performance control; Functional Areas of Administration: Operations Management; Marketing administration; Human resource Management; Financial management.
FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING
Defining marketing: importance and scope; the concept of value, core marketing concepts and marketing orientations; marketing information system and analysis of the macro-environment; differences between consumer markets and business markets; identifying market segments and targets; the concept of brand equity; the concept of service; product strategy and product life-cycle; pricing programs and developing integrated marketing channels; managing logistics and integrated marketing communications.
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
Monopoly; market power; natural monopoly; economic regulation; monopsony; static oligopoly models; dynamic models of oligopoly; collusion in oligopoly models; vertical integration; information asymmetry; principal-agent; moral hazard.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Basic concepts of systems and information technology (IT); information strategies; business process redesign via IT; IT strategic alignment; IT corporate governance; ERP; CRM; E-Commerce (B2C and B2B); information security; data warehouse and data mining; organization and IT resources.
GOVERNANÇA CORPORATIVA
A empresa moderna e a separação entre propriedade e gestão; O problema de agência; O governo da organização; As origens da governança corporativa; Principais modelos de governança corporativa; Estruturas de governança corporativa e sistemas de controle externo e interno; Risco e gestão da informação; Resultados empíricos das boas práticas de governança; Estrutura de propriedade e estratégia empresarial; Governança corporativa no Brasil; Estrutura e funcionamento dos mercados financeiros e de capitais; O papel dos investidores e demais stakeholders; Organização e dinâmica dos Conselhos; Ambiente regulatório; Modelos teóricos associados à governança; Fusões e aquisições como mecanismos de governança; Cultura empresarial, accountability, ética e responsabilidade sócio-ambiental; Papel da governança corporativa na empresa familiar.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Theoretical approaches to international business; contemporary perspectives on international political economy; globalization, structural changes and governability; national systems of political economy; regional integration: NAFTA, European Union and Mercosur; businesses in emerging markets; internationalization strategies: direct investments; government-business relationship: bargaining models; cultural, environmental and social aspects of international business.
INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE AND PROGRAMMING
Types of data (integers, floats, booleans and strings). Functions. Conditionals. Installation and use of third-party packages. Docstrings. Loops. Python native data structures (lists, tuples, sets and dictionaries). Pandas (Series and DataFrames). Numpy (Arrays, vectorization and linear algebra elements).
INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND ETHICS
Law, justice and law; Ethics; normativity; legal norm; legal relationship; objective and subjective law; juridical system; validity, valid term, effectiveness; principles and proportionality; personality rights; State, constitution, and citizenship; Federal state; ethics in public and private administration; principles of public administration and administrative probity; crime and misconduct in public and business administration.
INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
Asset types and financial instruments; Investment funds; Portfolio theory; Diversification and risk; CAPM; Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT); Fixed income (valuation and risk); Investment performance evaluation.
LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN
Business logistics and its role in the globalized economy; analysis of the logistics function based on supply chain, logistics infrastructure, technology, and people involved; main activities of business logistics and their applicability in organizations through specific techniques and procedures.
MACROECONOMIC POLICY
Social Accounting: Circular Flow of Income, Economic Aggregates (Product, Income, and Expense), Public Deficit, Balance of Payments. Neoclassical Macroeconomic Model; IS-LM-BP; Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
Managerial Accounting in the Information Age; Production Order Costing for Industrial Companies and Service Providers; Costing by Process; Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis; Variable Costing; Cost Allocation and Activity Based Costing; Use of Cost Information in Management Decision-Making; Pricing Decisions, Customer Profitability Analysis and Activity Based Pricing; Investment Budget and Other Long Term Decisions; Budget Planning and Control; Standard Costs and Variation Analysis; Decentralization and Performance Evaluation; Financial Statement Analysis – A Management Perspective; Cash Flow Statement.
MARKETING RESEARCH
Introduction to Marketing Research (role of research in supporting managerial decision making, research as part of the marketing information system and the types and methods of research and their applications). Research planning (marketing research process and definition of objectives and planning of the research) and marketing research tools (scales and techniques for measurement, questionnaires and data collection, sampling, data sources and analysis of results).
MATH 1
Function Review, Limit Concept, Limit Calculation, Limits at infinity, Number “e” as Limit, Derivative as a rate of variation, Derivative as a slope of the tangent line to the curve of a function at a point, Derivatives of elementary functions, Derivative rules, Higher order derivatives, Derivative applications.
MATH 2
Local and global extremes points. Identification of local extreme points from the derivative: first and second order conditions. Primitive of a function. Integrals of elementary functions. Integration by substitution and by parts. Integral defined as Riemann sum. Calculation of the area under a curve.
MATH 3
Matrix operations. Determinants. Scheduling. Invertibility of a matrix. Linear combination of vectors. Linearly independent and linearly dependent vectors. Bases in Rn. Linear transformations. Matrix of a linear transformation. Change of base. Rotation. Projection. Linear transformations. Matrix of a linear transformation. Change of base. Rotation. Projection. Eigenvalues ​​and eigenvectors. Diagonalization. Orthogonality. Orthogonal arrays. Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization method. Applications.
MATH 4
Concept of ℝ→ℝ functions. Partial derivation. Gradient vector. Geometric interpretation of the gradient vector. Directional derivative. Unrestricted optimization on internal points. Optimization with constraints in inequality sign. Lagrangian and Lagrangian multipliers. Double integrals over rectangular regions and arbitrary regions.
MATHEMATICAL MODELING
Excel formulas. Filter out. Classifying. Tables. PivotTables. Graphics. Reach goal. Solver. Applications to mathematical modeling (e.g., constrained optimization, Markov chains, and Queue Theory)
MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS
Time series decomposition: Trend + Seasonality + Noise. Moving averages. Linear, quadratic, exponential trends. Additive and multiplicative models. Box & Jenkins models. Detecting Stationary and Seasonality. AR, MA, ARMA, ARIMA, SARIMA. ARCH and GARCH models.
OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Production strategy: the various ways of organizing production to meet demand and be competitive; product and service design: creation and improvement of products and services; production systems: physical arrangement and productive flows; productive arrangements: artisanal production, mass production, and lean production; ergonomics; study of times and movements; production planning: capacity planning, aggregate, plan, master of production and sequencing; project planning and control; Logistics and Operations management.
OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
Decision support tools; Linear Programming and the Simplex method: applications, graphic resolution, analytical and through electronic spreadsheets; managerial interpretation of the dual problem and the complementary slack theorems; Entire programming and network problems; Nonlinear Programming and its applications.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Fundamentals of group behavior in organizations. Dynamics of work teams. Leadership and communication. Power and politics in organizations. Conflict resolution and negotiation. Organizational culture. Organizational change.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES
Organizational processes. Process mapping: instruments and techniques for obtaining organizational data and information. Process modeling: notations and approaches. Process analysis: evaluation and indicators. Redesign, improvements and transformations. Process management: macroprocesses, processes, subprocesses, activities and tasks. Decision making. Digitization and process automation. PDCA cycle. Layout. Organizational culture. Organizational chart and organizational structures. Formal and informal structure. Graphic Representations of the Structure. Organizational models.
PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
Historical evolution of HR management: from tactical to strategic approach; HR strategic management; the roles of the human resources professional; human resources planning and functions; recruitment and selection; training and development; performance management; remuneration and reward; high performance work systems.
PROBABILITY AND INFERENCE 
Definition of probabilities. Types of events. Conditional probability. Random Variables. Types of random variables. Probability function. Probability density function. Cumulative distribution function. Expected value. Variance and standard deviation. Discrete random variables (Uniform, Bernoulli, Binomial and Poisson). Continuous random variables (Uniform, Normal, Exponential). Parameters, estimators, and estimates. Population and sample. Distribution of estimators. Distribution of the sample mean estimator. Central Limit Theorem. Confidence Interval. Hypothesis Test for the mean of a sample.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The concept of project; project-based organizations (PBOs); Project management best practice guides; The project life cycle; Project scope management; project time management; Project cost management; project risk management; Project stakeholder management; Fundamentals of the Microsoft Project software; Project manager behavioral and technical competencies.
PSYCHOLOGY
Main concepts of General Psychology for the field of administration, especially the field of Organizational Behavior. Understanding of interpersonal relationships and behavior of individuals within organizations. Intrapsychic processes and central variables for a micro approach of Organizational Behavior. Individual characteristics and mechanisms of the worker: biographical characteristics, skills, personality and values, emotions and feelings, attitudes, perception and individual decision-making, motivation (theories and application).
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Public administration and business administration: what is the difference? Public administration / public management / public governance: the meanings of terms. Formulation and analysis of public policies. Planning in the public sector; strategic management in government organizations. The budgeting process. The management of the workforce. Control in public administration; performance measurement and evaluation. Public management reforms.
REGRESSION
Correlation and Causality. Relationship between ANOVA and Regression. Simple and multiple linear regression model. Chi-square test. Logistic regression.
TCC
EMENTA
TEORIA DA DECISÃO
Preferências e função de utilidade; teoria do consumidor; demanda e tipos de bens; escolha sob incerteza; teoria da firma; escolha social.
PENSAMENTO CRÍTICO
Introdução ao Pensamento Crítico. Definição de Lógica Formal e Informal. Componentes e Habilidades do Pensamento Crítico. Introdução à análise e avaliação crítica de argumentos. Raciocínio Dedutivo e Indutivo. Importância de ferramentas científicas para o pensamento lógico e crítico. O pensamento crítico-reflexivo na tomada de decisão.
STATE, GOVERNMENT & SOCIETY
State formation, political power and domination; The trajectory of the Brazilian state: elites and bureaucracy; The concept of democracy and the unfulfilled promises; Democracy in Brazil: vices and virtues of the Brazilian system; Federalism; Public administration, bureaucracy and public policy; Participation and civil society.
STRATEGY
Concept of strategy; process of formulation and implementation of strategies in organizations; macro-environment and sector analysis; analysis of organizational resources and competencies; value chains and networks; strategic positioning and generic strategies; introduction to corporate strategies; strategy tools.

 

OTHER ACADEMICS COMPONENTS

ELECTIVE
Course chosen by the student and approved by the coordination that can be taken at EBAPE, another FGV school or in partner schools.
FIELD PROJECT
The course is guided by the student's immersion in the organizational environment – ​​in a public, private or non-governmental organization – through the development of a project related to the functional area of ​​administration and focused on solving management problems. It includes debates and guided actions on issues that are relevant to organizations, whether public or private. Theory and practice converging for the resolution of real and effective problems in the daily life of organizations.
INTERNSHIP
Professional experience as an intern, without employment bonds, in organizations in Brazil or abroad as a complement to the student's education under the guidance and supervision of the Internship and Career Development Center at FGV. 
MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE
The objective of the Multicultural Experience  is to provide the student body with an experience based on cultural diversity, in order to improve the basic and professional training of the student in Administration, preparing them for global citizenship. International exchange in partner schools or participation in subjects offered by Fundação Getulio Vargas are part of the Multicultural Experience.
SPECIAL TOPICS
This course deals with the State of the Art and contemporary issues in the area of ​​Administration. It includes lectures, debates and other activities on issues relevant to organizations, whether public or private. Theory and practice converge to explain everyday problems in organizations.
TCC
Guidance for defining the theme, choosing the academic supervisor, producing and defending the final paper according to TCC rules and regulations. The course final paper may be a business plan or monograph on a topic related to the areas of knowledge of Administration studied in the course.

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