FIA’s international MBA accelerated is a general management MBA program, but with a particular emphasis on a multicultural experience, and with a strong basis on strategic management. The International MBA Accelerated and the regular part-time group will be held jointly, which increases the opportunities for networking with experienced Brazilian professionals.
Distinguishing features of the 14-month Accelerated program includes:
For the safety of all, students can choose to take the course in person (when authorized by health agencies, following safety protocols) or remote (class transmitted live, maintaining the same level of interaction between participants).
As part of our pedagogic and didactic proposal, the student is the center of the learning process. Through active learning methods, class sessions integrate concepts, theory, and practical aspects, based on a strategic view of Brazil and abroad. The student-centered learning environment allows a perfect combination between students needs and knowledge building process.
Also, our participation in the Harvard Latin American Case Consortium ensures the use of relevant and current cases, articles, simulators and online courses for international management available on the Harvard Business Education platform. The Harvard course packs, readings, and simulations are included in the course tuition, and research by the EMBA Council shows that the “payback” of FIA courses is twice as fast as the average American executive MBA course.
Our students are on average 30 years old, with 7 years of professional experience, and are striving to develop their management knowledge and skills to enhance international career prospects. A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience is required.
On average, 95% of the international MBA accelerated students are foreigners coming to Brazil to study with us and learn about Brazil’s dynamic economy and multicultural society.
AVERAGE OF THE LAST 3 YEARS – ACCELERATED COHORT
Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (North and South), Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, United United Kingdom.
Study trips expand networking and experience exchange opportunities with senior executives.
The International MBA students have a one-week international immersion, with Innovation and creativity classes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University (two of the best universities in the USA, locatedin California) and company visits at Silicon Valley (San José, California).
Futhermore, the International MBA Accelerated students can make additional study trips with Executive MBA’s in case of vacancies in its international study trips, applying for these remaining spots, with additional tuition fees included.
Adam Strott from USA
Dennis Thiele from Germany
Yijin Lee from China
Viola Fabbrini from Italy
Profuturo FIA International MBA offers for selected students the singular opportunity to take double certification with Porto Business School.
The Program Overview
A year and a half dual degree international programme. Participants get two MBA Diplomas awarded by Porto Business School and FIA.
Delivered by 2 leading business schools – Porto Business School (U.Porto) and Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA). State-of-the-art contents with a global perspective.
Graduate students with the ambition to accelerate their career in management as a leader in an existing organization or starting and growing a new business, with a minimum of three years of work experience.
Eligible candidates must: Hold a Bachelors degree ( or equivalent) from an accredited university, be fluent in English (IELTS, TOEFL,…) and have at least 3 years of work experience.
Admission: Applicants will be jointly selected by FIA and Porto Business School, following review of submitted application and an interview process.
Fundação Instituto de Administração is a center of excellence for executive development, through business education, research and consulting. Since 1980 it has been building a history of success in the national and international economic scenario, by interacting with professionals, executives and organizations of various sectors and sizes, proving to be a leader in training and management in the country.
Internationally recognized as a Business School and having trained great leaders and executives in Brazil and abroad, FIA’s partnerships and agreements with leading overseas educational and research institutions, open great possibilities for student exchange, provides for quality standards maintenance and allows the institution to keep a leadership in business administration knowledge. All knowledge generated in its various institutional programmes is structured to enhance the education and training in undergraduate, graduate, MBA and post-MBA programmes and in executive education courses, as well as in the development of companies, both in private and in public organizations.
University of Porto
The University of Porto is over 100 years old and is among the largest and best education and research institutions in Portugal. Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems. The U.Porto combines high quality education focused on individual vocations and talents as well as market needs with the claim to being the greatest birthplace of science in Portugal. It is committed to converting into social assets the talent and innovation from its 14 faculties, one business school and over 50 research centres.
The U.Porto has the richest academic community in Portugal and brings together the country’s highest ranked students, a highly qualified scientific and teaching staff and a growing number of international students, teachers and researchers. Its fully equipped campus embedded within the city guarantees an optimal academic, scientific, and also social and cultural experience. Over 30,000 students, 2,300 faculty and researchers along with 1,600 administrative staff are part of its 15 schools and 69 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto.
Porto Business School
Porto Business School is the business school of U.Porto. Its unique governance structure involves top business leaders and 38 large organizations, ensuring also a practical approach to management education.
The school is currently listed In the Financial Times Executive Education worldwide ranking and in the European Business Schools ranking, and its MBA programmes are internationally accredited by AMBA and EFMD/EPAS.
Porto Business School receives around 3000 students annualy and offers a wide array of executive education programs. This includes 18 annual postgraduate programs and shorter courses on all areas of Management, as well as applied research services and customized training programs for companies.
The program runs for 2 semesters at the FIA campus, and 6 months at the Porto Business School campus
FIA offers to the students of the International MBA the exchange program with the following universities:
In the new episode of the Profuturo podcast series, Adam Strott, our alumni and american citizen, tell us about his first time in Brazil, his first impressions about the country and culture and also about the famous brazilian stereotypes.
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL MBA & AMERICAS MBA
Prof. Samantha Mazzero is a mathematician by University of São Paulo (USP), holds an MBA in Marketing, MBA in economic & financial management, and MSc and Ph.D. in Business from USP in Corporate Foresight & Strategy area. Her professional experience includes more than 18 years in multinational pharmaceutical companies in Business Intelligence and marketing. She has been a professor for postgraduate students since 2008 for research & market analysis, segmentation and targeting. She joined FIA in 2013 teaching International Management for the International MBA.
GENERAL DIRECTOR OF PROFUTURO AND INTERNATIONAL MBAS
Professor Renata Giovinazzo Spers is an Economist, with a Master and PhD from FEA-USP. She had a Doctorate internship at University of Cambridge and her postdoctorate research was from Vanderbilt University. Her fields of study are Corporate Foresight and Strategy.
Associate Professor at the Business Administration department at FEA-USP. She has been working at the Future Studies Program (Profuturo) since 1996, having developed in this period more than 30 consultancy projects, advisories and technical reports.
She is also the Director of Profuturo, a program at Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) that has been offering, since 1993, MBA courses such as the International Executive MBA, the International MBA and the Americas MBA; in company courses and trainings. Professor Spers is the creator and co-founder of the Future Studies Research Journal, scientific magazine maintained by Profuturo.
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