Even though the innate value of traditional MBA (Master in Business Administration) programs have been questioned, it is still considered a great way to gain valuable networking and business skills to compete in the evermore global market.
If you are willing to invest time and money in your career, what should you look for in a top-notch MBA in Brazil?
Two words: Practical and international
Globalization has intensified greatly from 2020-2022. In-person business trips are no longer sought, and now virtually anyone knows how to work out a video web-meeting. Heck, did you know what “Zoom” was before 2020? I didn't!
Thus, greater globalization calls evermore for professionals who are able to connect with people from other parts of the world. So if you are seeking post-graduate business education, there is no way around it. You need a global and truly international business education.
Classes in English are a must. Also MBAs which offer practical experience with C-level market professionals, and the possibility of networking with people from different parts of the world are the best options for you in 2022. This is because they prepare students with methodologies aligned to world standards, facilitating entry into the global market and career advancement.
Here is a list of top-notch 10 MBAs based in Brazil in 2022...
|Hayek Global MBA
|International Executive MBA – Insper
|Executive MBA – Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC)
|MBA in Business Management - FGV
|MBA in Business Management – Ibmec
|International MBA – FIA
|Executive MBA – COPPEAD/UFRJ
|International Executive MBA - Saint Paul and ESMT
|MBE - Link Business School
|MBA in Strategic Management - Mackenzie
Aimed at professionals with five or more years of work experience, the objective is to train leaders with strategic vision to make decisions at an international level.
Classes are in person, held in São Paulo, with two mandatory international trips, and fluency in English is required. For R$114,000, students have a digital library and develop their own projects.
Aimed at training transformation agents, the course is hybrid with online classes and in person in São Paulo and Nova Lima (MG), covering management, strategy and innovation.
With an investment of R$132,000, it is necessary to read and interpret in English to follow five in person modules, with the option of international trips and two immersions in Nova Lima.
Offered in three modalities (in person, live online and asynchronous online), the course addresses behavioral, analytical and communication skills.
Classes are in Portuguese and it is possible to take the international extension course in Portugal, Hong Kong or the USA. Prices vary between R$15,000 and R$45,000, depending on the modality.
The MBA has a systematic approach to business training, going through managerial and behavioral competencies, and areas such as human resources, finance and marketing.
Offered in the in person or online modalities, the value may vary between R$20,000 and R$50,000.
Created for professionals who want to develop their career abroad, FIA offers classes in negotiation, governance, sustainability, etc., focused on the international sphere.
The course is in person in São Paulo, at a cost of around R$70,000. All classes are in English and there is a compulsory residency in Silicon Valley, USA.
Executive MBA – COPPEAD/UFRJ
The course is divided into four modules, the second of which focuses on choosing one of the following areas of emphasis: Valuation; Strategy; Healthcare Management; Innovation and Design Thinking; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
The MBA is hybrid, with one week of compulsory international immersion at a partner institution. For this, the investment is R$75,000.
This program is administered in partnership with the European School of Management and Technology and brings emphasis on: dynamics of the new economy, digital transformation, marketing and branding, and leadership. All classes are in English with simultaneous translation. Some of the modules taught by professors from ESMT in Brazil, and others in Germany without translation.
The program is offered in person and lasts between 18-20 months, at an investment of R$70,000.
This recently innaugurated program is geared towared professionals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and wish to earn entrepreneurship skills to take companies to the next level. Its offered in Portuguese, and offers a good network of local contacts in the city of São Paulo.
It is a 9 month program and costs R$ 87.840.
Offered in Portuguese, this course is aimed at developing technical abilities in entrepreneurship, strategic decision making, and high performance business games. It is geared toward professionals who wish to deepen their competencies and tecnquies related to the coporate world.
The program is offered live online at a total cost of R$ 39,600.
Hayek Global MBA – Hayek Global College
Hayek Global MBA welomes the new era of higher education with a fully online, 18 month program, all in English, with plenty of interaction and networking with people from all over the world. It's also truly practical, in the sense that there are no grades or exams at Hayek, and instead all classes count with real-business projects with international professors with C-level experience.
The program costs a total of R$34,800, or R$1934 monthly in 18x.
The MBA also has a transparent certification process, in which the portfolio of student projects are included in their profiles. It is administered in partnership with Uniceplac, and also grants international certifications with professional institutions such as IDDO.
Do you qualify for a Global MBA?