Facts and Rankings

(Last updated in: 12/03/2018 - 5:18pm)

International Accreditation

AACSB International (AACSB)

In 2018, FGV EBAPE was awarded the AACSB seal by the most important accreditation body for business schools in the US. In Brazil, only three Brazilian business schools have this seal. Through its accreditation process, the AACSB seeks to promote engagement, accelerate innovation and increase the impact on executive education. This international recognition of AACSB's specialized accreditation for business programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels reinforces the excellence of FGV EBAPE's faculty body and its state-of-the-art teaching, as well as its commitment to the continuous improvement of all programs. Being an AACSB-accredited business school therefore means being part of a select group of schools with the highest standards of business education and management in the world and with a network of highly qualified students.

European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS-EFMD)

European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS EFMD) of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) – an international business school rating agency – that is awarded only to institutions compliant with the most stringent international teaching and research quality standards.

In 2014, FGV EBAPE was awarded EQUIS international accreditation under the European Quality Improvement System, which is one of the most important certifications in the academic world. Granted only to institutions that comply with stringent international teaching and research quality standards by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), which is an international business school assessment body, this accreditation reflects widespread international acknowledgement of the quality of the School. In Brazil, only four other institutions have been awarded this EQUIS-EFMD seal, which is only granted to universities, colleges and schools with proven high internationalization levels.

International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education and Training (ICAPA)

In March 2015, the Professional Master’s in Public Administration (MAP) offered by FGV EBAPE was awarded accreditation by the International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education and Training (ICAPA), which is the institution in charge of accrediting public administration education and training programs, compliant with the rules and standards established by the Board of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), granted only to institutions with extremely high standards of excellence in Public Administration education and Training. 

In addition to maintaining its EQUIS and ICAPA accreditations, the School is also working towards accreditation by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel  (CAPES) Rating

  • MSc & PhD Program: Grade 7. Highest score for MSc & PhD Programs.
  • Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA): Grade 5. | Highest score for Professional Programs.
  • Professional Master’s in Public Administration (MPA): Grade 4. | Highest score reached by a stricto sensu program in its first assessment.

Source: University Level Staff Higher Education Coordinator.

Top Score in the National Student Performance Test (ENADE): 5

Rated as the best Business School for the second year running, the FGV/EBAPE ranks among Brazil’s top three Institutions of Higher Education, according to the General Program Ranking (IGC) disclosed on December 18, 2014 by the Ministry of Education (MEC).

Source: Ministry of Education (MEC).

Top Score for the Undergraduate Business Studies Program

Student Guide published by the Editora Abril publishing house – 2016