Introduction

(Last updated in: 10/18/2019 - 5:44pm)

The Undergraduate Program in Public and Business Administration is a four-year program that offers interdisciplinary training to prepare professionals to work in public and private institutions in the areas of finance, marketing, technology management, people management, and consumer behavior.

FGV EBAPE students are qualified to work in different segments, through theoretical and practical classes that provide knowledge of Public and Business Administration. Due to this multidisciplinary nature, students that complete the program earn a bachelor’s degree in both areas, which increases their chances of employment.

In addition to a curriculum highly suited to the national and international labor market, FGV EBAPE’s undergraduate program offers other possibilities for academic and professional development, such as the Students Representative Council (DAA), the junior enterprise FGV JR, the LAB, the Atlética FGV and the FGV+.

JOB MARKET

  • Public and Private organizations in areas such as administration, logistics, people management, marketing;
  • Strategic consultancy;
  • Human resources consultancy and recruitment and selection;
  • Banks and financial institutions;
  • Startups;
  • Ministries related to economic management and financial market regulators;
  • Government (public policy formulation, financial management, auditing and expenditure control, among others);
  • Various activities involving asset and resource management.

LEARNING METHOD

RHYTHM

There are no prerequisites for the courses in the curriculum. They are offered in an intensive and full-time model within a month. The students are submitted to only one exam at the end of the course, reducing the time between evaluations.

MOBILITY

The internship may be completed in any part of the world and is carried out during a period where the student is not attending courses. This characteristic values the academic and the professional experience, associated not only with the personal desire to learn but with the critical view of the organization’s space and need, considering the socio-economic context. The professional experience starts with the Field Project, where the students work in a team to analyze and propose solutions to a real problem of a partner organization, and culminates with the full-time curricular internship in an organization in any Brazilian city or around the world. During this period the student is focused on the activities in the organization, with no classes or exams. It represents the transition from academic to professional life.

INTERNATIONALIZATION 
As a result of the appreciation for mobility, international and multicultural experiences are valued and encouraged, strengthening the students’ capacity to deal with technological, economic, and cultural diversities in complex national and global environments. The encouragement for internationalization starts by offering some compulsory courses in English (the number of courses taught in English increases throughout the program). In addition, the program counts on an international faculty bringing a global perspective to the courses offered and encourages the educational exchange with one of FGV EBAPE’s partners all over the world. Finally, the internationalization strategy of the School resulted in a vast network offering national and international internship opportunities.
PROBLEM-SOLVING TRAINING

The program stimulates the development of communication and argumentation skills, as well as critical-analytical thinking based on mathematical rationality to solve problems in complex environments. Students are stimulated through mathematical and statistical models throughout the courses.

At the same time, students are required to improve their language skills, emphasizing constant dialogue, arguments, counterarguments, knowing how to communicate and expose ideas and thoughts. In this context, students are encouraged to achieve fluency in English.

ACTIVE METHODOLOGIES
The program encourages active learning, strengthens study habits, and the ability to make decisions and assume responsibilities with autonomy. Courses explore the use of problem-based learning and soft skills workshops as tools for improving these skills.
INTERDISCIPLINARITY
Courses are connected to special topics relating theory with professional practices, formulating hypotheses and generalizations, applicable in potential solutions to problems observed in complex environments.
MODULAR CURRICULUM 
The curriculum is structured in units, according to themes.