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FGV EBAPE - Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration

FGV EBAPE - Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration

FGV EBAPE - Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration


The School

The first public administration school in Latin America, the Brazilian School of Public Administration at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EBAP) was established in Rio de Janeiro on April 15, 1952, through a partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the FGV, in order to respond to demands for qualified professionals in this field.

In 2002, it was renamed the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), reflecting its activities in the private sector that had in fact been in place since it was founded. During these decades, it has firmed up its credibility and legitimacy through its astounding ability to provide top-tier knowledge to its students, ushering them into a production process ranked as excellent.

Pioneering Spirit

  • The first school in Latin America to offer a Master’s in Administration;
  • Brazil’s first books on Administration work were published by this School;
  • The first institution in Brazil to use the course enrollment and credits system;
  • The First Presidency and Headquarters of the National Association for Graduate Studies and Research in Administration (ANPAD)
  • In 1961, former Federal Congressman and EBAPE Professor Alberto Guerreiro Ramos drew up the Draft Regulations for the administrator profession, confirmed by Law Nº 4.769 promulgated on September 9, 1965.
  • The first school in Brazil recognized by the four leading international accreditation institutions for its outstanding programs, faculty and curriculum in Administration: AACSB, EQUIS-EFMD, ICAPA and NASPAA.


To build and disseminate knowledge in management while strengthening the synergy between the public and the private sectors, by training professionals to influence with conceptual and methodological rigor, ideas, and actions relevant to the development of Brazil.

Campus Features

The technology structure offered to students by the FGV EBAPE is compatible with his academic excellence. Its IT laboratories are equipped with scientific software, complete with LCD displays, DVD reader/recorders, and a printout pool, all available for use during the opening hours of the premises, except when the laboratories are being used for practical courses.

This Business School also offers Wi-Fi Internet access and a well-qualified helpdesk staff providing support and clearing up computer-related difficulties for students and faculty.

Its air-conditioned classrooms can each seat around fifty students, while the Getulio Vargas Foundation also offers five auditoriums that can host events, seminars, workshops and classes.


City: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s most famous city, Rio de Janeiro is famed worldwide for its strong and promising economy. With a population of over fifteen million forming the second-largest market in Brazil, it offers advantageous conditions for corporate newcomers and appreciates fresh investments. But none of these benefits can outweigh its tourism potential: every year, it welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world, drawn to its beautiful beaches and other natural attractions, including Carnival, and above all the vivacious hospitality of its people.


The modern building is comprised of three floors and a basement with a total area of five thousand four hundred square meters (equal to almost sixty thousand square feet). The space can accommodate 616 students and offers 120 study areas. The building offers a modern large student lounge at the entry-level; two Harvard–style lecture theatres seating up to 70 people, and five large classrooms – each accommodating 48 students – with fixed seating and desks that are arranged in a traditional row layout.

FGV main building

Located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, the FGV overlooks one of the world’s most famous and breathtaking views: the Sugarloaf. Inaugurated on December 20, 1968, its headquarters were designed by one of the most influential names in modern international architecture: Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer.

The main FGV building faces the Enseada de Botafogo cove with a shorefront bicycle path and green areas that are ideal for walks and other outdoor activities.

Close to long-established neighborhoods such as Copacabana, Flamengo, Humaitá, Jardim Botânico, Urca, Catete and Gloria, as well as the downtown CBD, it is surrounded by hostels and hotels, bars, malls and stores, subway stations and bus lines, as well as office buildings housing the head offices of major Brazilian and multinational corporations.

Research centers


The Center for Behavioral Research (CBR) relies on interdisciplinary behavioral research to better understand how economic, environmental and social forces influence decision-making in areas of interest to businesses, governmental and non-governmental entities, and policymakers.

CBR’s mission is to enhance social welfare through behavioral research.

Using insights from the behavioral sciences, we identify, design, and test the effectiveness of interventions aiming to address a significant social problem.


The Center for Banking and Finance Research in Rio (CBFR) promotes cutting-edge international research in the areas of banking and finance and serves as a forum for knowledge transfer and collaboration between academics and practitioners. The CBFR aims at achieving these goals by cooperating with internationally leading researchers in the areas of banking and finance from schools in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US.

The research questions that are investigated by the researchers of the CBFR cover broad areas of banking and finance such as the functioning of credit markets, the importance of banking for economic development or the interplay between financial and banking regulation, and the quality of financial and banking services. To discuss these research questions and disseminate the results of the research projects, the CBFR publishes a newsletter and a working paper series, offers fellowships and a visitor program, and organizes research seminars, workshops, international conferences, and policy events.


The ARC-A&A – Applied Research Center in Accounting and Analytics has the mission to develop and disseminate knowledge in accounting and data analysis.

In this sense, we develop applied research seeking to solve real problems in the areas of planning, budgeting, accounting, auditing and data analysis; we work in cooperation with similar internationally recognized research centers; we prepare research reports to be published in the main academic journals in the area; and we prepare white papers to influence policymakers, standard-setters and regulators.


The Center for Competitiveness and Innovation Studies (CECIN) is an initiative of the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EBAPE). It develops applied research on competitiveness and innovation, fostering cooperation of projects with researchers and public and private organizations nationally and internationally.

The general objective of the Center for Competitiveness and Innovation Studies is to become a Brazilian and Latina American reference in applied research in the fields of competitiveness, efficient public management, economic studies, public and business innovation, creative industries, and the experience economy.


    National consolidation

    CAPES - Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education
    Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel

    • Maximum grade for academic programs.
      • MSc & PhD;
    • Maximum grade for professional masters programs.
      • Executive Master in Business Administration (MEX);
      • Master in Business Management – Intensive (MEXi);
      • Master in Management (MIM).

    Grade 4
    Recommended in 2011 by CAPES, the Professional Master’s Degree in Public Administration started up its activities with a score of 4.

    • Professional Master in Public Administration - MAP.

    Source: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), 2017 . CAPES is responsible for evaluating all graduate programmes in Brazil.

    ENADE - National Exam of Student's Performance

    • Best undegraduate program

    The Undergraduate Business Administration course at FGV EBAPE obtained the maximum score in the quality indicators released by the Ministry of Education in 2019. The course obtained a score of 5 in the National Student Performance Examination (ENADE) and Preliminary Course Concept (CPC) .

    Source: National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Anisio Teixeira (INEP), 2019.

    IGC - General Index of Instituted Courses

    • Maximum Grade 5

    FGV EBAPE is classified as one of the best higher education institutions in Brazil, according to the Índice Geral de Cursos (IGC) published on December 12, 2019 by the Ministry of Education (MEC). The School is one of the few top-rate higher education institutions, according to the IGC. Only 2,03% of higher education institutions are rated 5 in this index.

    Source: National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Anisio Teixeira (INEP), 2019

    Guia Abril

    Student Guide

    • Maximum Grade for Undergraduate Program - BSc in Administration

    For the 8th consecutive year, 5-stars degree in Business Administration. Guia do Estudante is a student guide to choose undergraduate programs.

    Source: according to the Guia do Estudante, Abril Publishing - 2018.

    International consolidation

    The school is one of the best business schools in the world. 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. In 2018, FGV EBAPE was awarded the AACSB seal by the most important accreditation body for business schools in the US. 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. Recently, FGV EBAPE become the first school in Brazil to be accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).


    EFMD Equis AccreditedAACSB Accredited

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