MBA in Sao Paulo


LP
I'd like to learn about the MBA programs in Brazil, and particularly Sao Paulo. I've read that Getulio Vargas and Ibmec are well reputed. I would like to know if these are really the best programs. Are there other good MBAs. And also, are there differences between those programs? Thank you!
I'd like to learn about the MBA programs in Brazil, and particularly Sao Paulo. I've read that Getulio Vargas and Ibmec are well reputed. I would like to know if these are really the best programs. Are there other good MBAs. And also, are there differences between those programs? Thank you!
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LP
No one answered my question :(
Does anybody know about MBAs in Brazil?
No one answered my question :(
Does anybody know about MBAs in Brazil?
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Yes, Fundacao Getulio Vargas is the ones Ive heard, but probably most of the Brazilians consider that an MBA in a well reputed US or European school is a better investment.

Also ,there is another school, but I think that is more for Executive Education.
Yes, Fundacao Getulio Vargas is the ones Ive heard, but probably most of the Brazilians consider that an MBA in a well reputed US or European school is a better investment.

Also ,there is another school, but I think that is more for Executive Education.
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I would see it that way too, Brazilians, as most Latin Americans, if prefer to do their MBA abroad, the US is their favortite if they can afford.

That does not mean that there are no good schools.
Coppead is an excellent school, but be aware that the English language MBA is a program where you'll study at several partner schools around the world, which means that the stay in Brazil is quite limited, some months. Besides that MBA you can only do an EMBA in Protuguese at Coppead.

Fundação Getulio Vargas offers an EMBA only, and instruction language is Portuguese.

The EMBA at Universidade de Sao Paolo is good I have heard. But only their EMBA is in English.
Their MBA on the other hand is only in Protuguese, and attendance is VERY local, plus there are almost no students from outside Latin America. To give you an idea: Last year only 5% of students came from abroad, and of those 98% were Latin American countries, only 1% from Europe.

A very Brazilian experience!
I would see it that way too, Brazilians, as most Latin Americans, if prefer to do their MBA abroad, the US is their favortite if they can afford.

That does not mean that there are no good schools.
Coppead is an excellent school, but be aware that the English language MBA is a program where you'll study at several partner schools around the world, which means that the stay in Brazil is quite limited, some months. Besides that MBA you can only do an EMBA in Protuguese at Coppead.

Fundação Getulio Vargas offers an EMBA only, and instruction language is Portuguese.

The EMBA at Universidade de Sao Paolo is good I have heard. But only their EMBA is in English.
Their MBA on the other hand is only in Protuguese, and attendance is VERY local, plus there are almost no students from outside Latin America. To give you an idea: Last year only 5% of students came from abroad, and of those 98% were Latin American countries, only 1% from Europe.

A very Brazilian experience!
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ispahir
Hello!!

I am an engineering student at bachelors level here in India and I am keenly interested in doing my MBA(2 years full time) from Brazil preferably in Sao Paulo.
I need some information regarding the admission procedures like

whether I am eligible to study there or not?
Is there any entrance exam that I'll have to clear, and if so can I give it from India or not?
and also if all the classes are in Portuguese then does the university provide any preparatory course for it?
What is the fees structure and all sort of other information is also welcome

here's my brief resume
* 3 years full time diploma in computer engineering from from Asia's 3rd top polytechnic .
* Bachelor's degree in computer engineering (not finished yet).
* Few industrial trainings.
* Some experience in software development.

I will be highly obliged if anyone of you can provide me any kind of information.
regards
Hello!!

I am an engineering student at bachelors level here in India and I am keenly interested in doing my MBA(2 years full time) from Brazil preferably in Sao Paulo.
I need some information regarding the admission procedures like

whether I am eligible to study there or not?
Is there any entrance exam that I'll have to clear, and if so can I give it from India or not?
and also if all the classes are in Portuguese then does the university provide any preparatory course for it?
What is the fees structure and all sort of other information is also welcome

here's my brief resume
* 3 years full time diploma in computer engineering from from Asia's 3rd top polytechnic .
* Bachelor's degree in computer engineering (not finished yet).
* Few industrial trainings.
* Some experience in software development.

I will be highly obliged if anyone of you can provide me any kind of information.
regards
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Hello Ispahir,

There is a new one year Full Time MBA offered by FIA (Fundação Instituto de Administração), totally spoken in English. This International MBA Full Time is specially designed for a multicultural group of students from Europe, Asia and Latin America.

FIA is an internationally accredited institution and this course offers an immersion in a business-oriented environment in Brazil (São Paulo), providing an excellent qualification for an international career.

Take a look on the website http://www.fia.com.br/portalfia/Default.aspx?idPagina=11784 .


Regards
Daniel
Hello Ispahir,

There is a new one year Full Time MBA offered by FIA (Fundação Instituto de Administração), totally spoken in English. This International MBA Full Time is specially designed for a multicultural group of students from Europe, Asia and Latin America.

FIA is an internationally accredited institution and this course offers an immersion in a business-oriented environment in Brazil (São Paulo), providing an excellent qualification for an international career.

Take a look on the website http://www.fia.com.br/portalfia/Default.aspx?idPagina=11784 .


Regards
Daniel
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juanito
Dear Daniel,

that sounds interesting! When did the program start?

Do you have more information about the admission requirements?
Dear Daniel,

that sounds interesting! When did the program start?

Do you have more information about the admission requirements?
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york
It's on the website: http://www.fia.com.br/portalfia/Default.aspx?idPagina=11807
It's on the website: http://www.fia.com.br/portalfia/Default.aspx?idPagina=11807
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Hello Juanito,

I got this from the website. Take a look

SELECTION:
Enrollment selection for September 2008

Phases of the selection process:
Phase 1
Application analysis

Personal information, references, GMAT and TOEFL scores
From Oct,2007 to April 30th,

2008 GMAT and TOEFL scores can be sent separately by May 30 th

Phase 2
Personal or video conference interviews
May-June /2008

Phase 3
Final approval and enrollment
June-July /2008

Contact us: phone 55-11-3732-3520 / 3519
_______
Regards
Daniel
Hello Juanito,

I got this from the website. Take a look

SELECTION:
Enrollment selection for September 2008

Phases of the selection process:
Phase 1
Application analysis

Personal information, references, GMAT and TOEFL scores
From Oct,2007 to April 30th,

2008 GMAT and TOEFL scores can be sent separately by May 30 th

Phase 2
Personal or video conference interviews
May-June /2008

Phase 3
Final approval and enrollment
June-July /2008

Contact us: phone 55-11-3732-3520 / 3519
_______
Regards
Daniel

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juanito
Thank you, but I was more referring to the conditions to be fulfilled when applying - work experience requirement? What is the GMAT/GPA score?
Also can you tell me about tuition?

Besides, if you can tell me what the accreditations are.
Thank you, but I was more referring to the conditions to be fulfilled when applying - work experience requirement? What is the GMAT/GPA score?
Also can you tell me about tuition?

Besides, if you can tell me what the accreditations are.

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The minimum score for the GMAT is 550 points and they require at least 3 years of work experience.
The fee is US$ 22,000 (twenty and two a thousand dollars).

http://www.fia.com.br/portalfia/Default.aspx?idPagina=11784
The minimum score for the GMAT is 550 points and they require at least 3 years of work experience.
The fee is US$ 22,000 (twenty and two a thousand dollars).

http://www.fia.com.br/portalfia/Default.aspx?idPagina=11784


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juanito
Thanks for that info Daniel!
Thanks for that info Daniel!
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Hello LP,
Here is a brief explanation on Brazilian MBAs (not only SP):
The top 5 schools are EAESP-FGV, FIA-USP and Insper-Ibmec in São Paulo, Coppead in Rio de Janeiro and FDC in Belo Horizonte.

They are all top shools, on par with international ones but still a bit local. But as Brazil is becoming more and more in fashion around the world, all these 5 are starting to appear in international rankings such as the FT. As per Brazilian rankings, they are rated as:

(1) EAESP-FGV, (2) FDC, (3) FIA-USP, (4 and 5 tie) Coppead-UFRJ and Insper-Ibmec.

Attention to FGV. While the EAESP-FGV is very reputable and the best B-School in the country, they have created a franchise called FGC-Management. These MBAs are ok, but not top as the courses given at the EAESP (Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo).

Which one of them? It will depend on your own interest as they are all at the same level: location (SP vs RJ vs BH), focus (finance at FGV and Insper, Management at Coppead and FIA, strong market relationship at FDC, etc...)

Hope to have cleared out some questions you might have on B-Schools in Brazil.
Hello LP,
Here is a brief explanation on Brazilian MBAs (not only SP):
The top 5 schools are EAESP-FGV, FIA-USP and Insper-Ibmec in São Paulo, Coppead in Rio de Janeiro and FDC in Belo Horizonte.

They are all top shools, on par with international ones but still a bit local. But as Brazil is becoming more and more in fashion around the world, all these 5 are starting to appear in international rankings such as the FT. As per Brazilian rankings, they are rated as:

(1) EAESP-FGV, (2) FDC, (3) FIA-USP, (4 and 5 tie) Coppead-UFRJ and Insper-Ibmec.

Attention to FGV. While the EAESP-FGV is very reputable and the best B-School in the country, they have created a franchise called FGC-Management. These MBAs are ok, but not top as the courses given at the EAESP (Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo).

Which one of them? It will depend on your own interest as they are all at the same level: location (SP vs RJ vs BH), focus (finance at FGV and Insper, Management at Coppead and FIA, strong market relationship at FDC, etc...)

Hope to have cleared out some questions you might have on B-Schools in Brazil.


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