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10 maio 2021

A Partnership between FIA and Universidad de Palermo, two #1 Business Schools in Latin America

The #1 MBA in Brazil and in Argentina got together to develop joint courses, research and international exchange programs.

We are very proud to announce the partnership between Profuturo FIA and Universidad de Palermo, two #1 MBA, in Brazil and in Argentina. This partnership will develop joint courses, research and exchange programs, providing students and faculty the opportunity to increase their knowledge and global business view.

“We are very excited about this new partnership with FIA, one of the top business schools in Brazil. We keep growing the opportunities to our students and faculty by establishing relations with prestigious schools around the globe. We will jointly develop executive education programs, student and faculty exchange, research projects, among other initiatives” said Gabriel Foglia, dean of the Facultad de Negocios at Universidad de Palermo.

“This partnership brings opportunities for executives from both schools to develop a business view between Argentina and Brazil, as well as expand their perspectives about competitiveness in the Southern Cone region. With the post-covid economic recovery, we will have great business opportunities between these countries.” Said Samantha Mazzero, Academic Director of International & Americas MBA at Profuturo FIA Business School.

Profuturo – FIA’s hub for Future Studies – is part of the FIA Business School (Fundação Instituto de Administração), a private, non-profit entity, created in 1980.

In its more than 40 years of existence, over 3,000 companies have been served and nearly 5,000 projects have been developed in the three basic lines of activity of FIA Business School: education, consultancy and research. Due to the quality of its courses and its faculty, FIA is a constant presence in the most important rankings and publications.

Profuturo FIA develops FIA’s International MBAs and also has extensive experience in the research area and numerous consultancy projects, using prospective methodologies.

Since its birth in 1980, Profuturo strives to identify and develop themes and curriculums to prepare companies and leaders to be icons of success – today, and in the future. In 1993, it was the first Brazilian institution to create an international Executive MBA, focusing on globalization. Since then, the institution has expanded its portfolio of courses to address the needs of the modern executive with its International and Americas MBAs – all taught in English and with cohorts composed of Brazilian and foreign students.

PROFUTURO’s MBA is the Best Executive MBA in Brazil, according to QS Ranking 2020. The only Brazilian between the top 100

Universidad de Palermo (UP) is a world class, global, private university located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, considered as one of the most innovative universities in Latin America. It is internationally renowned for its in academic rigor and its commitment to innovation and research.

UP MBA Program is #1 in Argentina and #4 in Latin America in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2021. Its Facultad de Negocios has been awarded 5 Stars in the QS Stars Rating System, and it has been recognized as the best Business School in Argentina for MBA students interested in a career in: Finance, Technology and Marketing in the QS MBA by Career Specialization Rankings 2021. Its student population comes from 51 different countries, with more than 30% international students

Students, faculty and alumni are part of a unique, global academic community characterized by its creativity and entrepreneurship spirit.

This alliance will allow students to experience excellence among the MBA programs that are in 1st place in Brazil and Argentina, according to the International Ranking – QS 2020.

Recognized worldwide for the quality of both programs, Profuturo FIA Business School and UP are encouraging our students to become business leaders and entrepreneurs who will be able to experience education without borders, with our common vision for the next frontier of executive education.

About FIA Business School:

Always looking to the future, FIA develops and disseminates knowledge of theories and methods of Business Administration, improving the performance of institutions through three basic lines of activity: Executive Education, Research and Consulting.


Best Executive MBA in Brazil, according to QS Ranking 2020; accredited by AMBA, as “Master of Business Administration” (MBA); International Executive MBA elected 3 times the best MBA in Brazil by Você / SA, the main career publication in the country. In 2010, it received the “Global Business Education Award” as the most innovative school in Latin America according to the readers of the European CEO Publication. Best Executive MBA in Brazil, according to QS Ranking 2020.

About Universidad de Palermo

La Universidad de Palermo is #1 in Latin America among Universities under 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking 2021);  #1 in the International students indicator for 6th year in a row (QS World University Rankings 2015-2021): #1 MBA in Argentina and #4 MBA in Latin America (QS Global MBA Rankings 2021), #1 in Design in Argentina (*shared) (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, Art and Design). Also, UP received the Gold Winner 2020 Latin America “QS Wharton Reimagine Education Awards”. More info :


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